March 31, 2001 Minutes

 

CITY OF ALPINE
 
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
 

MARCH 13, 2001
 

 

6:00 P.M.
 

COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:

MAYOR PAUL WEYERTS; MAYOR PRO-TEM FRANK CARGO , COUNCIL MEMBERS: FRANK YAKUBANSKI; GERALD RAUN; JOE PORTILLO AND JESUS (KACHOO) VALENZUELA.

CITY STAFF PRESENT:

CITY MANAGER BILL LEWIS; ASSISTANT KARLIN DEVOLL; CITY ATTORNEY STEVE HOUSTON; CITY SECRETARY ANNABEL M. HOLGUIN; MAIN STREET DAVID BUSEY; RECORDS DEBBIE GALVAN; AND RECREATION COORDINATOR DEBRA CUTTING.

OTHERS PRESENT:

APPROXIMATELY 12 CITIZENS WERE PRESENT INCLUDING KVLF, OBSERVER AND AVALANCHE.

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY MAYOR PAUL R. WEYERTS. THE INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS GIVEN BY MAYOR WEYERTS AND 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 MARCH 8, 2001.

ITEM NO. 4.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES: REGULAR MEETING: FEBRUARY 27, 2001.

MOTION BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO THAT THE MINUTES BE APPROVED AS CORRECTED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

ITEM NO. 5.

REPORT FROM RIO GRANDE COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS ON 911 ADDRESSES AND CONSIDER ANY ACTION NEEDED.

MR. COOK FROM RIO GRANDE COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS UPDATED THE COUNCIL ON THE STATUS OF 911 ADDRESSES FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE.

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN AT THIS TIME.

ITEM NO. 6.

MUTUAL AID LAW ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND COUNTY.

SHERIFF RONNIE DODSON EXPLAINED THAT ANYTIME THE COUNTY NEEDED ASSISTANCE FROM THE CITY A WRITTEN REPORT WOULD HAVE TO BE FILED AND LOGGED IN BEFORE COMPLETION.

THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION.

MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-22 THE MUTUAL AID LAW ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND COUNTY BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

ITEM NO. 7.

CONSIDER RE-ESTABLISHING A JUVENILE CURFEW ORDINANCE.

CITY ATTORNEY HOUSTON EXPLAINED THAT THE JUVENILE CURFEW ORDINANCE ADOPTED BY THE CITY HAD EXPIRED ABOUT A YEAR AGO AND THAT STATE LEGISLATURE REQUIRES CITY GOVERNMENT TO LOOK AT JUVENILE CURFEW ORDINANCES EVERY TWO YEARS.

THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION.

 

MOTION BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RAUN THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-23 CITY STAFF PROCEED WITH RE-ESTABLISHING A JUVENILE CURFEW ORDINANCE. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

ITEM NO. 8 .

CONSIDER AMENDMENT TO RESOLUTION NO. 98-7-104 DATED JULY 28, 1998 DESIGNATING AUTHORIZED SIGNATORIES FOR CONTRACTUAL DOCUMENTS RELATED TO TEXAS CAPITAL FUND CONTRACT NO. 715452.

THIS IS THE HOSPITAL GRANT DOCUMENTS NEEDING NEW STAFF SIGNATORIES FOR COMPLETION.

MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-24 THE AMENDMENT TO RESOLUTION NO. 98-7-104 DATED JULY 28, 1998 DESIGNATING AUTHORIZED SIGNATORIES FOR CONTRACTUAL DOCUMENTS RELATED TO TEXAS CAPITAL FUND CONTRACT NO. 715452 BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

ITEM NO. 9.

ALPINE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT PRIME FIXED BASE OPERATOR AGREEMENT AND ANY ACTION NEEDED.

FBO ROSS WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND THE CONTRACT FOR ANOTHER 3 YEARS AND WOULD LIKE $150.00 A DAY FOR APPROXIMATELY 28 DAYS DURING CONSTRUCTION AT THE AIRPORT THAT THE MOST USED RUNWAY WOULD BE DOWN, THIS WOULD BE LOSS OF REVENUES.

CITY MANAGER LEWIS INFORMED THE COUNCIL THAT MUNICIPALITIES COULD NOT PROVIDE FOR LOSS OF PRIVATE BUSINESS.

THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION TO WHETHER RE-BID THIS CONTRACT; EXTEND THE PRESENT CONTRACT FOR 3 MORE YEARS WITH REVISIONS TO THE CONTRACT OR TO OPERATE THE AIRPORT BY THE CITY.

MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA THAT THE PRESENT AIRPORT CONTRACT BE EXTENDED FOR ANOTHER THREE YEARS.

COUNCILOR VALENZUELA RESCINDED HIS MOTION. MOTION DIED FOR A LACK OF A SECOND.

MOTION BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-25 CITY MANAGER AND AIRPORT BOARD BE INSTRUCTED TO REVIEW THE PRESENT CONTRACT AND MAKE REVISIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. COUNCILOR RAUN AND PORTILLO VOTED NAY. MAYOR WEYERTS BROKE THE TIE BY VOTING AYE. MOTION CARRIED.

ITEM NO. 10.

DAUGHERTY WATER WELL CONTRACT.

CITY MANAGER LEWIS INFORMED THE COUNCIL THAT THE CITY BUDGET FOR THIS YEAR WOULD BE 36,000 SHORT DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE CITY HAD INTENDED TO CANCEL THE CONTRACT WITH THIS WATER WELL BECAUSE NO WATER WAS BEING USED FROM THIS WELL, BUT A CLAUSE IN THE CONTRACT ABOUT WATER USAGE LEVELS THE CITY COULD NOT BREAK THE CONTRACT.

FOR INFORMATION ONLY, NO ACTION REQUIRED.

ITEM NO. 11.

SECTION 2.87 ARTICLE 1 – RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR CITY MANAGER.

MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR PORTILLO THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-27 THIS ITEM BE TABLED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

ITEM NO. 12.

DIRECT STAFF TO REQUEST PROPOSALS FOR SOLID WASTE/LANDFILL OPERATION SERVICE.

CITY MANAGER LEWIS EXPLAINED THAT THE SOLID WASTE/LANDFILL SERVICE CONTRACT WOULD EXPIRE SEPTEMBER 31. THE STAFF NEEDED COUNCIL INPUT ON THIS MATTER.

THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION.

MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-28 CITY MANAGER AND STAFF WORK WITH DUNCAN DISPOSAL ON DETAILS AND REVISIONS OF THE RENEWAL OF THE CONTRACT. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

ITEM NO. 13.

RECOMMENDATION FROM P & Z COMMISSION ON RE-PLAT REQUEST FROM OWNER FORREST HENDRYX AT 1002 AND 1004 NORTH 10TH STREET (NORTH ADDITION, BLOCK 20, LOTS 5 & 6).

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION DID NOT HAVE A MEETING, BUT CITY MANAGER LEWIS RECOMMENDED APPROVAL OF THIS RE-PLAT.

MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-29 THE RE-PLAT REQUEST FROM OWNER FORREST HENDRYX AT 1002 AND 1004 NORTH 10TH STREET (NORTH ADDITION, BLOCK 20, LOTS 5 & 6) BE APPROVED AS PRESENTED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

ITEM NO. 14.

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

CITY ATTORNEY HOUSTON EXPLAINED THAT THE COUNCIL HAD ALREADY APPROVED THE ABANDONMENT OF SIXTEENTH STREET AND THIS WAS THE INTRODUCTION OF THE ORDINANCE.

MOTION BY COUNCILOR VALENZUELA, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3- 30 INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE #2001-3-3 ABANDONING A PORTION OF SIXTEENTH STREET IN GILLIS ADDITION BETWEEN AVENUE E & HOLLAND BE APPROVED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

ITEM NO. 15.

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

CHIEF OF POLICE SCOWN EXPLAINED THAT THE COUNCIL HAD A WORKSHOP ON THIS MANUAL AND WAS PRESENTED WITH THOSE REVISIONS TO THE MANUAL.

THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION.

MOTION BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RAUN THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-31 INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE #2001-3-4 ADOPTING POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR THE CITY OF ALPINE POLICE DEPARTMENT. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

ITEM NO. 16.

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

MS. JEANNE KOVAKS FROM THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT EXPLAINED THAT ALL THE QUESTIONS THAT CITY ATTORNEY HOUSTON HAD ON THIS CONTRACT HAD BEEN TAKEN CARE OF.

MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-32 INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE #2001-3-5 ADOPTING A STANDARD OF CARE FOR PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECREATION PROGRAMS. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

REPORTS AND REQUESTS:

ITEM NO. 17.

COUNCIL MEMBER’S COMMENTS.

COUNCILOR VALENZUELA COMMENTED ON THE SPEEDERS ON MURPHY.

COUNCILOR PORTILLO COMMENTED ON THE ACCIDENTS AT THE INTERSECTION OF 5TH AND SUL ROSS AVENUE.

MAYOR WEYERTS THANKED EVERYONE FOR THEIR CONCERNS DURING HIS ILLNESS.

ITEM NO. 18.

CITIZEN’S COMMENTS.

MR. ANDERSON COMMENTED ABOUT THE SPEEDING ALL OVER TOWN.

DEBRA CUTTING THANKED THE ALPINE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR THE RECREATION CENTER SIGNS.

B.J. GALLEGO WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE STREETS RE-NAMED.

ITEM NO. 19.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, SUBCHAPTER D, SECTION 551.071.

A. TO DISCUSS SETTLEMENT OFFER FROM JAMIE JOHNSON REGARDING

DEATH OF HER DOG.

REGULAR MEETING RECESSED AT 7:15 P.M. AND RECONVENED AT 7:23 P.M.

NO ACTION TAKEN IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

ITEM NO. 20.

ACTION RESULTING FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.

MOTION BY COUNCILOR RAUN, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR YAKUBANSKI THAT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-3-33 TO INSTRUCT CITY ATTORNEY TO CONTINUE IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH JAMIE JOHNSON. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS MAYOR MOVED ADJOURNMENT OF 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. ON MARCH 8, 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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