March 27, 2001 Minutes

CITY OF ALPINE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

MARCH 27, 2001

6:00 P.M.

 

COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:

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

 

CITY STAFF PRESENT:

CITY MANAGER BILL LEWIS; ASSISTANT KARLIN DEVOLL; DIRECTOR OF FINANCE RICKY CHAVEZ; CHIEF OF POLICE RUSSELL SCOWN; CITY SECRETARY ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN AND CITY ATTORNEY STEVE HOUSTON.

 

OTHERS PRESENT:

APPROXIMATELY 20 CITIZENS AND NEWS MEDIA WERE PRESENT.

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY MAYOR PAUL WEYERTS. THE INVOCATION WAS GIVEN BY CARGO AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS GIVEN BY VALENZUELA. MAYOR WEYERTS ASCERTAINED THAT A QUORUM WAS PRESENT ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 6252-17, VTCS THE NOTICE OF THE MEETING HAD BEEN POSTED AT 4:00 P.M., MARCH 23, 2001.

 

ITEM NO. 4.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: REGULAR MEETING: MARCH 13, 2001

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO THAT THE MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR MEETING ON MARCH 13,2001 BE APPROVED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

THE REGULAR MEETING RECESSED AT 6:30 P.M. FOR A PUBLIC HEARING.

 

ITEM NO.5.

ORDINANCE #2001-3-3 ABANDONING A PORTION OF SIXTEENTH STREET IN GILLIS ADDITION BETWEEN AVENUE E AND HOLLAND.

 

NO CITIZEN’S COMMENTS.

 

ITEM NO. 6.

ORDINANCE #2001-3-4 ADOPTING THE POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

 

NO CITIZEN’S COMMENTS.

 

ITEM NO. 7

ORDINANCE #2001-3-5 ADOPTING A STANDARD OF CARE FOR PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECREATION PROGRAMS.

 

NO CITIZEN’S COMMENTS.

 

ITEM NO. 8

REVIEW THE PERFORMANCE OF AND OBTAIN CITIZEN COMMENTS ON THE TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (TCDP) PLANNING AND CAPACITY BUILDING FUND CONTRACT NO. 719004.

 

MS. CISCO FROM GRANTWORKS, INC. AND JERRY CARVAJAL BROUGHT THE COUNCIL AND CITIZENS UP TO DATE ON THE PLANNING AND CAPACITY BUILDING FUND GRANT .

 

THE CITY OF ALPINE INITIATED THESE PLANNING STUDIES IN 1999. THE CITY RECEIVED FUNDING FOR THIS PROJECT IN OCTOBER 1999 AND HAS WORKED WITH ENGINEERING AND PLANNING CONSULTANTS TO COMPLETE THIS EFFORT. THIS PLANNING ENDEAVOR WAS FINANCED IN PART THROUGH PROVISIONS OF THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT. THE TEXT, TABLES, CHARTS, AND FIGURES CONTAINED IN THESE PLANNING STUDIES PROVIDE AN INVENTORY, DESCRIPTION, AND ANALYSIS OF ALPINE’S CURRENT PHYSICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS. GOALS, OBJECTIVES, AND ACTIONS IN THE FORM OF POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS PROVIDE THE DIRECTION ALPINE MIGHT TAKE DURING THE COMING YEARS TO BECOME THE PLACE ITS CITIZENS DESIRE. THIS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY EMPHASIZES THE CONCLUSION AND FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PLANNING EFFORTS DESCRIBED IN DETAIL IN THE BODY OF THE REPORT PRESENTED.

 

BEING NO FURTHER COMMENTS THE PUBLIC HEARINGS ADJOURNED AT 6:50 P.M. AND THE REGULAR MEETING RECONVENED.

 

ITEM NO. 9

RECEIVE AUDIT REPORT FROM J. SHAW SKINNER CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT FOR FISCAL YEAR 1999-2000.

 

MR. SHAW SKINNER PRESENTED THE AUDIT REPORT OF WHICH A COPY IS IN PERMANENT RECORDS.

 

MOTIONED BY COUNCILOR CARGO, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO THAT RESOLUTION #2001-3-34 THE AUDIT REPORT FROM J. SHAW SKINNER CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT FOR FISCAL YEAR 1999-2000 BE ACCEPTED AS PRESENTED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM NO. 10

APPROVE ENGAGEMENT LETTER FOR AUDIT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000-2001 FROM J. SHAW SKINNER.

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR CARGO, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION # 2001-3-35 TO APPROVE ENGAGEMENT LETTER FOR AUDIT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000-2001 FROM J. SHAW SKINNER. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM NO. 11

RECEIVE RECOMMENDATION S FROM ROBERT HENDERSON OF DAIN-RAUSCHER INVESTMENT BANKERS OF SAN ANTONIO AND JACK BROWN OF SAMCO FINANCIAL SERVICES WITH RESPECT TO CERTIFICATE OF OBLIGATION REFUNDING FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE

 

MR. HENDERSON AND MR. BROWN MADE SOME RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CITY COUNCIL ON SOME FINANCIAL SERVICES. THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION.

 

ITEM NO. 12

APPOINT ROBERT HENDERSON OF DAIN RAUSCHER AS FINANCIAL ADVISORY FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE.

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT THE RESOLUTION #2001-3-37 TO APPOINT DAIN RAUSCHER AS FINANCIAL ADVISORY FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE . MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM NO. 13

APPOINT JACK BROWN AS BOND UNDERWRITER FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE.

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RAUN THAT RESOLUTION # 2001-3-38 TO APPOINT SAMCO AS A BOND UNDERWRITER FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE. . MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM NO. 14

APPROVE RESOLUTION REQUESTING TXDOT REVIEW PLACEMENT OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES FOR INTERSECTION OF SUL ROSS AND 5TH STREET.

 

CITY MANAGER LEWIS RECOMMENDED TO TABLE THIS ITEM.

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RAUN THAT THIS ITEM BE TABLED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM NO. 15

DISCUSS RENAMING AVENUE “G” TO GALLEGO AVENUE.

 

COUNCILOR PORTILLO AND VALENZUELA SURVEYED THE CITIZENS LIVING ON GALLEGO AVENUE AND THEIR COMMENTS. THERE WAS NO OPPOSITION TO THIS NAME CHANGE. THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION.

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO , SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA THAT RESOLUTION # 2001-3-40 ALL OF AVENUE G BE RE-NAMED TO GALLEGO AVENUE. COUNCILOR RAUN ABSTAINED. MOTION CARRIED.

 

ITEM NO. 16

ACTION TO APPROVE/DENY THE EXTENSION OF PRESENT AIRPORT CONTRACT.

 

AIRPORT BOARD CHAIRMAN DUSTY LUSK PRESENTED THE COUNCIL WITH SOME REVISIONS TO THE CURRENT CONTRACT AND A RECOMMENDATION APPROVED BY THE AIRPORT BOARD TO EXTEND THE CURRENT CONTRACT WITH THE ROSS’S WITH SOME CHANGES TO THE CURRENT CONTRACT FOR A PERIOD OF AN ADDITIONAL THREE YEARS.

 

THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION.

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR CARGO THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-41 THE PRESENT CONTRACT WITH THE ROSS’S BE EXTENDED FOR AN ADDITIONAL THREE YEARS. COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, VALENZUELA AND PORTILLO VOTED NAY. MOTION DID NOT CARRY. IT WAS DENIED.

 

ITEM NO. 17

CONSIDER ORDINANCE #2001-3-3 ABANDONING A PORTION OF SIXTEENTH STREET IN GILLIS ADDITION BETWEEN AVENUE E AND HOLLAND.

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA THAT RESOLUTION #2001-3-42 THAT ORDINANCE #2001-3-3 ABANDONING A PORTION OF SIXTEENTH STREET IN GILLIS ADDITION BETWEEN AVENUE E AND HOLLAND BE APPROVED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM NO. 18

CONSIDER ORDINANCE #2001-3-4 ADOPTING THE POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI

THAT RESOLUTION #2001-3-43 ORDINANCE #2001-3-4 ADOPTING THE POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE POLICE DEPARTMENT BE APPROVED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

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ITEM NO. 19

CONSIDER ORDINANCE #2001-3-5 ADOPTING A STANDARD OF CARE FOR PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECREATION PROGRAMS.

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION #2001-3-44 ORDINANCE #2001-3-5 ADOPTING A STANDARD OF CARE FOR PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECREATION PROGRAMS BE APPROVED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM NO. 20

REVIEW PLANNING REPORT AND MAPS FOR TCDP PLANNING/CAPACITY BUILDING FUND CONTRACT NO. 719904 AND CONSIDER APPROVAL OF SIXTY (60)DAY EXTENSION TO CONTRACT TERMINATION DATE. DIRECT CITY MANAGER TO SET DATE FOR WORKSHOP FOR CITY COUNCIL TO REVIEW PLAN.

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION #2001-3-45 CITY MANAGER SET A DATE FOR A WORKSHOP AND APPROVE A SIXTY DAY EXTENSION TO CONTRACT TERMINATION DATE. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM NO. 21

CONSIDER ORDER TO DECLARE EACH UNOPPOSED CANDIDATE ELECTED TO OFFICE AND CANCEL WARD 3 AND WARD 5 FROM MAY 5, 2001 ELECTION.

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO THAT RESOLUTION #2001-3-46 TO DECLARE EACH UNOPPOSED CANDIDATE ELECTED TO OFFICE AND CANCEL WARD 3 AND WARD 5 FROM MAY 5, 2001 ELECTION BE APPROVED. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCILOR RAUN ABSTAINED FROM VOTING.

 

ITEM NO. 22

STREET LIGHT REQUEST AT 400 BLOCK OF WEST AVENUE F.

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA THAT RESOLUTION #2001-3-47 THAT THE STREET LIGHT REQUEST AT 400 BLOCK OF WEST AVENUE F BE APPROVED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM NO. 23

COUNCIL MEMBER’S COMMENTS.

 

COUNCILOR CARGO WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE CITY RUN THE AIRPORT.

 

ITEM NO. 24

CITIZENS COMMENTS.

 

MR. FRITSCHE ASKED ABOUT THE CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION.

 

MS. CLOUSE COMPLAINED ABOUT ALL THE EXTRA LIMBS AROUND TOWN AND WHY THEY HAVE NOT BEEN PICKED UP.

 

BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, MAYOR ADJOURNED THE MEETING AT 7:30 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 4:00 P.M., MARCH 23, 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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