JANUARY 23, 2001

CITY OF ALPINE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING AND

WORKSHOP

JANUARY 23, 2001 6:00 P.M.

 

COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:

MAYOR PAUL R. WEYERTS; COUNCILORS FRANK YAKUBANSKI; KACHOO VALENZUELA; GERALD RAUN AND JOE PORTILLO.

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CITY STAFF PRESENT:

CITY MANAGER BILL LEWIS; ASSISTANT KARLIN DEVOLL; CITY ATTORNEY STEVE HOUSTON; CITY SECRETARY ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN; ASSISTANT CHIEF BREEDING AND CHIEF RUSSELL SCOWN.

 

OTHERS PRESENT:

APPROXIMATELY 15 CITIZENS AND NEWS MEDIA WERE PRESENT.

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY MAYOR WEYERTS. MR. HENDRYX GAVE THE INVOCATION AND KACHOO VALENZUELA GAVE THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. MAYOR WEYERTS ASCERTAINED THAT A QUORUM WAS PRESENT AND ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 6252-17, VTCS THE NOTICE OF THE MEETING HAD BEEN POSTED AT 4:00 P.M., ON JANUARY 18, 2001.

 

ITEM NO. 4.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: REGULAR MEETING: JANUARY 9, 2001.

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR CARGO THAT THE MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR MEETING ON JANUARY 9, 2001 BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM NO. 5.

ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED AND CONSIDERED: (ACTION ITEMS).

1. CLAIM FORMS FROM JAMES COOK REGARDING GARBAGE FEE.

 

JAMES COOK SUBMITTED A CLAIM TO THE CITY FOR A REFUND OF SANITATION FEE FOR A COMMERCIAL DUMPSTER BILLING FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS TOTALING APPROX. $772.00.

 

THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION ON WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY TO CHANGE COMMERCIAL RATE TO HOUSEHOLD RATE.

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN TO TABLE THIS REQUEST UNTIL FURTHER

INFORMATION WAS KNOWN. THIS MOTION DIED FOR A LACK OF A SECOND.

 

CITY MANAGER LEWIS RECOMMENDED ADJUSTMENT OF APPROXIMATELY $140.00 FOR A PERIOD OF 12 MONTHS FROM OCTOBER.

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA THAT RESOLUTION #2001-1-5 MR. COOK BE GRANTED A REFUND OF APPROXIMATELY $140.00 FOR A PERIOD OF 12 MONTHS ON HIS SANITATION BILL. COUNCILOR RAUN AND PORTILLO VOTED NAY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

2.SET DATE FOR WORKSHOP MEETING WITH AIRPORT BOARD.

 

CITY MANAGER LEWIS INFORMED THE COUNCIL THAT ALMOST ALL WORK ORDERS AT THE AIRPORT HAVE BEEN SOLVED. MR. LEWIS WOULD LIKE TO SET A WORKSHOP WITH THE AIRPORT BOARD AND COUNCIL.

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA THAT RESOLUTION # 2001-1-6 THAT A WORKSHOP BE SET WITH THE AIRPORT BOARD JANUARY 30, 2001 AT 6:00 P.M. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

3.INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE #2001-2-2 CONSTRUCTION PERMITS & PERMIT FEES.

 

CITY MANAGER LEWIS RECOMMENDED APPROVAL OF THE INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE #2001-2-2 CONSTRUCTION PERMITS & PERMIT FEES.

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO THAT RESOLUTION #2001-1-7 THE INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE #2001-2-2 CONSTRUCTION PERMITS & PERMIT FEES BE APPROVED.MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM NO. 6.

 

RECESS CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO OPEN WORKSHOP

REGULAR MEETING RECESSED AT 6:25 AND RECONVENED AT 7:12 TO OPEN THE WORKSHOP.

 

1. DISCUSSION REGARDING POLICE POLICY MANUAL.

CITY MANAGER LEWIS, CHIEF OF POLICE SCOWN AND CITY ATTORNEY HOUSTON EXPLAINED THE POLICE POLICY MANUAL THAT HAS BEEN

INTRODUCED BY CHIEF OF POLICE SCOWN.

 

TOPICS DISCUSSED;

COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI ASKED ABOUT THE JURISDICTION OF OUR CITY POLICE OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS. STEVE HOUSTON RECOMMENDED THAT THE TWO GOVERNING BODIES HOLD A WORKSHOP TO DECIDE THIS MATTER.

 

COUNCILOR RAUN WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER BE RE-LOCATED TO THE ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT.

 

CITY MANAGER LEWIS WOULD LIKE SEE A POLICY DIRECTING USE OF CITY VEHICLES. MR. LEWIS QUESTIONED APPROVAL OF PART-TIME WORK; ANY AND ALL PART-TIME DUTIES; FIREARM CREDENTIALS; USE OF POLICE VEHICLES NOT ON DUTY; WOULD LIKE HEPATITIS VACCINATION FOR ALL EMPLOYEES; WRITTEN REPORTS ON CALLS OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS AND HIGH SPEED PURSUITS INSIDE OF CITY LIMITS.

 

THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION ON THIS MATTER.

 

2. DISCUSSION WITH TXDOT AND ENGINEERS REGARDING AIRPORTS. MR. ROBERT JUTTON FROM GRW WILLIS, INC. AND MR. BI JAN JAMALABAD FROM TXDOT BOTH DISCUSSED THE CITY OF ALPINE AIRPORT PROJECT.

 

OVERLAY RW 1-19 (6000X75) IN THE AMOUNT OF $648,110; STRIPE & MARK RW 1-

 

OVERLAY RW 1-19 (6000X75) IN THE AMOUNT OF $648,110; STRIPE & MARK RW 1-19 (33585 SF) IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,000; REHAB RW 5-23(5016X60) IN THE AMOUNT OF 108,000; STRIPE AND MARK RW5-23 (12111 SF) IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,000; REHAB & MARK TWS (27250 SY) IN THE AMOUNT OF $102,000; RECONSTRUCT HANGAR ACCESS TWS (1570X25) IN THE AMOUNT OF $120,000; INSTALL TW CL REFLECTORS (6800 IF) IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,000; EXPAND CONCRETE APRON (1000 SY) IN THE AMOUNT OF $70,000; RECONSTRUCT APRON (1600 SY) IN THE AMOUNT OF $35,000; REHAB APRON (19300 SY) IN THE AMOUNT OF $70,000; REPLACE WINDCONE IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,000; INSTALL SUPPLEMENTAL WINDCONE RW 1 END IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,000; INSTALL EXIT & HOLD SIGNS RW 1-19 IN THE AMOUNT OF $22,000; INSTALL DEER-PROOF

 

FENCING (23350 LF) IN THE AMOUNT OF $220,000; WITH A GRAND TOTAL OF $1,443,110. THE CITY OF ALPINE’S SHARE WILL BE 10% OF THE TOTAL PROJECT COST. ONCE THE CITY HAS FILED SOME DEEDS OF OWNERSHIP AT THE AIRPORT THE PROJECT WILL BE ADVERTISED FOR 21 DAYS AND HOPEFULLY CONSTRUCTION COMMENCING IN MAY, WHICH WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 150 DAYS OF CONSTRUCTION.

 

THE WORKSHOP ADJOURNED AND THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING RECONVENED AT 7:55 P.M.

 

ITEM NO. 7.

COUNCIL MEMBER’S COMMENTS.

 

COUNCILOR PORTILLO ASKED ABOUT THE AUCTION AT THE YARD? PAPER WORK HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED FOR UPDATE.

 

COUNCILOR VALENZUELA ASKED ABOUT THE LIMBS AND TUB GRINDER; COMMENDED CITY STREET CREW.

 

COUNCILOR RAUN WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE SIGNAGE AT THE CITY PARKING LOT.

 

ITEM NO. 8.

CITIZEN’S COMMENTS.

NONE.

 

BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS MAYOR WEYERTS ADJOURNED THE MEETING AT 8:00 P.M.

 

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PAUL R. WEYERTS, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN, CITY SECRETARY

 

 

CERTIFICATE

 

I, ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN, CITY SECRETARY, DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I POSTED A TRUE AND CORRECT COPY OF THE NOTICE OF THE MEETING AT THE CITY HALL OF ALPINE, TEXAS AT A PLACE CONVENIENT AND READILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AT ALL TIMES AND SAID NOTICE WAS POSTED AT 4:30 P.M. ON JANUARY 18, 2001 AND REMAINED SO POSTED CONTINUOUSLY FOR AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRECEDING THE SCHEDULED TIME OF SAID MEETING.

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ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN, CITY SECRETARY

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