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Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on August 26, 2014, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call: Rob Robinson  Mayor   Hal Schiffman  Mayor Protem   Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2   Pat Christ   Councilmember Place 3   John Reider  Councilmember Place 4   Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5      David Mitchell City Manager   Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager   Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Consent Items:

1. The Council approved the minutes for the meetings held August 12, 2014. Schiffman made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

Public Hearings:

1. The Council Conducted a Public Hearing to discuss the Fiscal Year 2014 – 2015, Finance Director, Alberta Barrett, made the presentation. No action taken.

2. The Council Conducted a Public Hearing to discuss the Fiscal Year 2014 – 2015 tax rate. Finance Director, Alberta Barrett, made the presentation. No action taken.

New Business:

1. The Council received and discussed approving a resolution ratifying the appointment of Otto E. Wiederhold as City Engineer, and take the appropriate action. City Manager, David Mitchell, made the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Reider. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report. David Mitchell, City Manager, made the presentation. No action taken.

Announcements:

Councilmember Christ wanted to thank the staff for the great job they did at the Back to School Rally.

Adjournment:

There being no further business, Mayor Rob Robinson adjourned the meeting at 5:30 p.m.



                                                                                                                       Rob Robinson, Mayor



     ATTEST:

    
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager





 



Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on August 12, 2014, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:

Rob Robinson Mayor

Hal Schiffman Mayor Protem

Sam Murphey Councilmember Place 2

Pat Christ Councilmember Place 3

John Reider Councilmember Place 4

Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

David Mitchell City Manager

Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager

Burk Roberts City Attorney

Consent Items:

1. The Council approved the minutes for the meetings held July 22, 2014 and July 29, 2014. Reider made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.


Public Hearings:

1.  The Council Conducted a public hearing and considered approving an ordinance to change zoning designation from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to R-2 (Two-Family Dwelling District) on property located at 1423 Hopi Trail and 1614 Dakota Trace, described as Lots 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16, Block 8, Comanche Land, 1st Unit and take the appropriate action. Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Smith. Motion approved 5-0

Items from Council:

Councilmember Pat Christ mentioned the Harker Heights High School Community Back to School Rally on August 22, 2014, at 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.


Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report. David Mitchell, City Manager, made the presentation. No action taken.

Closed Meeting:

1. At 5:20 p.m. the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:

A) Pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code to discuss and deliberate the appointment of public officers to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

At 5:27 p.m. the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to take the appropriate action on matters discussed in the closed meeting. Murphey made the motion to appoint Jeff Petzke as a regular member to the Planning and Zoning Commission to serve an unexpired term ending 01/2015 and Kirsten Spevak as a regular member to the Planning and Zoning Commission to serve an unexpired term ending 01/2016. Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Adjournment:

There being no further business, Mayor Rob Robinson adjourned the meeting at 5:29 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                 Rob Robinson, Mayor




ATTEST:


                                                          

Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager


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Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548: 

Roll Call:                       Rob Robinson Mayor

                                     Hal Schiffman Mayor Pro Tem

                                     Sam Murphey Councilmember Place 2

                                     Pat Christ Councilmember Place 3

                                     John Reider Councilmember Place 4

                                     Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

                                     David Mitchell City Manager

                                     Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager

                                     Burk Roberts City Attorney

At 3:02 p.m. the Mayor called to Order the City of Harker Heights Employee Benefits Trust Meeting

Discuss and consider approving a resolution of the City of Harker Heights Employee Benefits Trust awarding contracts for the City of Harker Heights Employee Benefits Trust Group Medical Plan, Vision Benefits, Dental Benefits, Life Insurance, AD&D and Long Term Disability, and authorizing the City Manager to enter into such contracts on behalf of the City and the Employee Benefits Trust, and take the appropriate action. Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager, Introduced the City Consultant Bob Treacy, Life and Health Insurance Counselor at Gallagher Benefit Services made the presentation.

Schiffman made the motion to approve the following:

Medical Benefits - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas (PPO 750), Vision Benefits – Block Vision for Gold Plan 75, Dental Benefits – MetLife Dental Plan 3, Life and AD&D Benefits – Lincoln Financial, Long Term Disability (LTD) – Lincoln Financial using the Premier Plan.

Seconded by Christ. Motion approved 4-0.

Sam Murphey joined the meeting at 3:25 p.m. after the vote.

I.    At 3:25 p.m. the Mayor reconvene to City of Harker Heights Council Meeting:

II.    New Business:

Discuss and consider approving a resolution of the City of Harker Heights to pay for certain Employee related Benefits and approving any transfers necessary to fund the Trust, and take the appropriate action. Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager, Made the presentation. Reider made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. Motion approved 5-0

IIIClosed Meeting:

1)   At 3:26 p.m. the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:

A)    Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to discuss and deliberate the employment, evaluation and duties of the City Manager.

2)    At 4:29 p.m. the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to take the appropriate action on matters discussed in the closed meeting. Smith made the following motion regarding the evaluation of the City Manager, David Mitchell;

1.   A contract extension from January 01, 2015 to September 30, 2016.

2.   A salary raise of 5% on January 01, 2015.

Seconded by Schiffman. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.


IV
.   At 4:30 p.m. the Mayor adjourned to the Workshop:

                                                                                                                  ________________________________

                                                                                                                                 Rob Robinson, Mayor

ATTEST:



_____________________________

Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager





Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on July 22, 2014, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

 

Roll Call:        Rob Robinson             Mayor

                        Hal Schiffman             Mayor Protem

                        Sam Murphey              Councilmember Place 2

                        Pat Christ                   Councilmember Place 3

                        John Reider                 Councilmember Place 4

                        Spencer H. Smith        Councilmember Place 5

                       

                        David Mitchell            City Manager

                        Patricia Brunson          Assistant City Manager

                        Burk Roberts               City Attorney

 

Consent Items:

 

Schiffman made the motion to approve Consent Items #1 & #2. Seconded by Reider. All in Favor. Motion approved 5-0.

 

       1.   The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meetings held July 8, 2014.

 

      2.  Discuss and consider a request regarding a City Wide Garage Sale for the City of Harker Heights. Jerry Bark, Parks and Recreation Director, made the presentation.

 

Call to Order the City of Harker Heights Employee Benefits Trust meeting.

 

This item was delayed for 1 week and will be discussed and considered on July 29, 2014 City Council Meeting. Discuss and consider approving a resolution of the City of Harker Heights Employee Benefits Trust awarding contracts for the City of Harker Heights Employee Benefits Trust Group Medical Plan to Scott and White Health Plan, Block Vision for Vision Benefits, MetLife for Dental Benefits, Lincoln Financial for Life Insurance, AD&D, and Long Term Disability and authorize the City Manager to enter into such contracts on behalf of the City Employee Benefits Trust.

 

New Business:

 

  1. This item was delayed for 1 week and will be discussed and considered on July 29, 2014 City Council Meeting. Discuss and consider a resolution of the City of Harker Heights to pay for certain employee related benefits and approving any transfers necessary to fund the trust, and take the appropriate action.

 

Reports of Advisory Boards & Commissions:

 

      1.  Receive and discuss a presentation from Marlene DiLillo, with the Greater Killeen Free Clinic and funding requests.

     2.  Receive and discuss a presentation from Erma Medina, with the House of Mercy and funding     requests.

  

Items from Council:

 

      1.   Councilmember Hal Schiffman mentioned how wonderful of a job that the Public Works Department did during the W.C.I.D. #1 water outage.

 

      2.   Councilmember John Reider wanted to thank Chief Gentry for stopping by his office and presenting two ladies from the California Highway Patrol with a City of Harker Heights patch and coin.

 

Staff Reports:

 

     1.  The Council received and discussed the FY 2013-2014 third quarter Investment Report. Alberta Barrett, Finance Director, made the presentation. No action taken.

 

    2.  The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report. David Mitchell, City Manager, made the presentation. No action taken.

 

Closed Meeting:

 

       1.    At 5:58 p.m. the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:

 

       A)   Pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code to discuss and deliberate the employment, evaluation and duties of the City Manager.

 

            At 6:45 p.m. the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to take the appropriate action on matters discussed in the closed meeting.

 

            Schiffman made a motion to appoint Mayor Rob Robinson and Councilmember John Reider to a committee and report back on July 29, 2014. Seconded by Councilmember Pat Christ. Motion approved 5-0

Adjournment:

There being no further business, Mayor Rob Robinson adjourned the meeting at 6:48 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                    Rob Robinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

 

 

                                                           

Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager





Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on July 8, 2014, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:

Rob Robinson                                  Mayor

Hal Schiffman                                  Mayor Protem

Pat Christ                                         Councilmember Place 3

John Reider                                      Councilmember Place 4

Spencer H. Smith                             Councilmember Place 5

David Mitchell                                   City Manager

Patricia Brunson                                Assistant City Manager

Burk Roberts                                    City Attorney

Absent:

Sam Murphey                                   Councilmember Place 2


Mayoral Proclamations and Presentations:

Consent Items:

1.  The Council approved minutes of the meeting held June 24, 2014. Reider made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.


Public Hearings:

1.  The Council conducted a Public Hearing to consider approving an ordinance to change zoning designation from R-1 (One Family Dwelling District) to R-2 (Two Family Dwelling District) on property located at 1601 & 1607 Pontotoc Trace, described as Lots 1-12 and Lot 13, Block 45, Comanche Land, 4th Unit and take the appropriate action. Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation. Crist made the motion to approve. Seconded by Smith. Motion approved 4-0.

New Business:

1.  The Council discussed and considered a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an interlocal cooperation agreement for a Household Hazardous Waste event with the City of Killeen. The City of Harker Heights funding amount not to exceed $5,000.00 and take the appropriate action, Mark Hyde, Planning and Development Director made the presentation. Schiffman made the motion to approve. Seconded by Reider. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

2.  The Council discussed and considered a resolution adopting the investment policy of the City of Harker Heights, Texas; authorizing the City’s investment broker/dealer list; and approving a list of investment training sponsors and take the appropriate action. Alberta Barrett made the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Reider. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

Items from Council:

1. Councilmember Hal Schiffman mentioned that the 2013 Annual Water Quality report was a success and kudos to the Public Works Department.

2. Councilmember Spencer Smith stated that the Councilmembers that attended the Belton 4th of July parade had a good time. It was a very good opportunity to speak with Senator Cornyn and Congressman Carter to discuss some issues.


Staff Reports:

1.   The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report. David Mitchell, City Manager, made the presentation. No action taken.

Adjournment:

There being no further business, Mayor Rob Robinson adjourned the meeting at 5:20 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                      Rob Robinson, Mayor




ATTEST:



Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager




Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on June 24, 2014, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:

Rob Robinson Mayor
Hal Schiffman Mayor Protem
Sam Murphey Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ Councilmember Place 3
John Reider Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5
 
David Mitchell City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts City Attorney
 
 

Mayoral Proclamations and Presentations:

 

1. Proclaim the month of July, "National Park and Recreation Month."

 

2. Proclaim July 4, 2014, "National Bell Ringing Day."

 

Consent Items:

 

1. The Council approved minutes of the meeting held June 10, 2014. Reider made the motion to approve. Seconded by Schiffman. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

 

Public Hearings:

 

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider an ordinance of the City of Harker Heights, Texas, amending the water and sewer rates section of the FY 2013-2014 fee schedule. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Smith. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

 

New Business:

 

1. The Council discussed and considered a resolution authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and sign an architectural and engineering services contract with Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architects P.C. for the building expansion and renovation of the Parks and Recreation building. Jerry Bark, Parks and Recreation Director made the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Smith. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

 

Items from Council:

 

1. Mayor Rob Robinson mentioned he attended several functions at Ft. Hood to include one recently with III Corps. He stated that "Ft. Hood is having a lot of movement lately with the soldiers, as they are deploying all over the world not just to Iraq and Afghanistan. Please keep them in our thoughts and prayers, as they continue to do what they do for our country."

 

Staff Reports:

 

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  David Mitchell, City Manager, made the presentation.  No action taken.

 

Adjournment:

 

There being no further business, Mayor Rob Robinson adjourned the meeting at 5:20 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                     Rob Robinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

 

 

Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager

 

 

 

 

 


 

Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2014, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

 

Roll Call: 

Rob Robinson  Mayor   
Hal Schiffman  Mayor Protem   
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2   
Pat Christ   Councilmember Place 3   
John Reider  Councilmember Place 4       
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5      
 
David Mitchell  City Manager   
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager   
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

 

 

Consent Items:

 

1. The Council approved minutes of the meeting held May 27, 2014.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

 

Public Hearings:

 

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to consider approving an ordinance granting a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a professional office to operate in an R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) on property located at 103 E. FM 2410, described as Lot 7, Block 15, Forest Hills, under the conditions contained in the ordinance; and providing for an effective date.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve.   Seconded by Schiffman.  Motion approved 4-1.

 

New Business:

 

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a request for alcohol services for the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce “Central Texas Food, Wine & Brew Festival” at the 2410 Community Park.  Jerry Bark, Parks and Recreation Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

 

Reports of Advisory Boards & Commissions:

 

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Bill Perry regarding Heart of Texas Defense Alliance and funding requests.  The Heart of Texas Defense Alliance is requesting  $17,000.00 in the FY 2015 budget.  No Action Taken.

 

Items from Council:

 

1. Councilmember Pat Christ mentioned the Harker Heights Knights of the Round Table picnic that was held on Sunday, June 1, 2014 was extremely successful. Also mentioned was the American Legion Post 573 for providing the food for the event. 

 

Staff Reports:

 

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  David Mitchell, City Manager, made the presentation.  No action taken.

 

Adjournment:

 

There being no further business, Mayor Rob Robinson adjourned the meeting at 5:48 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                                      Rob Robinson, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager

 

 

 


 

Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on May 27, 2014, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call: 

Rob Robinson  Mayor   
Hal Schiffman  Mayor Protem   
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2   
Pat Christ   Councilmember Place 3       
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5     
 
David Mitchell  City Manager   
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager   
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

 

Absent: John Reider  Councilmember Place 4

Mayoral Proclamations and Presentations:    

1. The Mayor and Parks & Recreation Director Jerry Bark recognized the following students for their accomplishments as Founding Members of the City of Harker Heights Knights of the Round Table.    

a.  Chase Lalouette    

b.  Jeremy Candelas    

c.  Sheridan Reid

 The following students were not in attendance:    

d.  Jaylin Davis                           

e.  Jessica Babb

 

Consent Items:

1. The Council approved minutes of the meeting held May 13, 2014.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

Presentation by Citizens:

1. The Council received a presentation from Mike Russell with Harrell & Stoebner, P.C. located at 2106 Bird Creek Drive, Temple, Texas  76502.  Mike Russell is representing Paul Stonebrook whose property is located at 2308 Indian Trail Drive, Harker Heights, Texas  76548.  No action taken.

Public Hearings:

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to consider approving an ordinance to adopt Mobility 2030, Section I, Thoroughfare Plan.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development  Director,  made the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve.   Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered the appointment of Mayor Pro Tem.  Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager, made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to appoint Hal Schiffman for a one year term.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered a resolution of the City Council of the City of Harker Heights, Texas, denying the rate increase requested by Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Division under the Company’s 2014, annual rate review mechanism filing in all Cities exercising original jurisdiction; requiring the company to reimburse Cities’ reasonable ratemaking expenses pertaining to review of the RRM; authorizing the City’s participation with Atmos Cities Steering Committee in any appeal filed at the Railroad Commission of Texas by the Company; requiring the company to reimburse Cities’ reasonable ratemaking expenses in any such appeal to the railroad commission; determining that this Resolution was passed in accordance with the requirements of the Texas Open Meetings Act; adopting a savings clause; and requiring delivery of this resolution to the company and the Steering Committee’s legal counsel.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director,  made the presentation.  Michael Street with Atmos was also present.   Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ .  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

Reports of Advisory Boards & Commissions:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Mr. Robert Ator with Hill Country Transit Authority regarding update to the HOP and funding requests.  Hill Country Transit authority is requesting  $31,204.00 in the FY 2014/2015 budget.  No Action Taken.

2. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Mr. Robert Hoxworth regarding updates on Texas A&M Central Texas and funding requests.  Texas A&M Central Texas is requesting $50,000.00 in the FY 2014/2015 budget.  No Action Taken.

3. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Ms. Gina Pence regarding updates on the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce and funding requests.  The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce is requesting $41,000.00 (Grant) and $15,000.00 (Hotel/Motel) in the FY 2014/2015 budget. No Action Taken.

4. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Ms. Phyllis Gogue regarding updates on the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce and funding requests.  Mr. John Crutchfield was not present.  The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce is requesting $12,500.00 in the FY 2014/2015 budget.  No Action Taken.

5. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Ms. Francie Charles regarding updates on the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Texas and funding requests.  The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Texas is requesting $50,000.00in the FY 2014/2015 budget.  No Action Taken.

Items from Council:

1. Councilmember Pat Christ mentioned the Memorial Day Celebration that was held on Saturday, May 24, 2014 and wanted to thank Department Heads, The Police Department, Fire Department and Parks & Recreation Department for all their help to make this parade a success.  Mayor Rob Robinson also said thank you.

Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  David Mitchell, City Manager, made the presentation.  No action taken.

Closed Meeting:

1. At 6:30 p.m. Mayor Rob Robinson announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:

(A) Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to deliberate the appointment of an Alternate Municipal Judge. 

2. At 6:37 p.m. Mayor Rob Robinson reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting.  Murphey made the motion to reappoint Billy Ray Hall, Jr. as the Alternate Municipal Judge for an additional two year term (2014-2016) and to include a $500.00 annual pay increase.  Seconded by Smith. All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

Adjournment:

There being no further business, Mayor Rob Robinson adjourned the meeting at 6:38 p.m.

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                          Rob Robinson, Mayor

ATTEST:

                   

Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager



Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas, 76548:  

Roll Call: 
Rob Robinson   Mayor
John Reider  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
  
David Mitchell  City Manager 
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Absent:
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1 

New Business:

1. The Council canvassed the election returns.  Councilmembers Christ and Smith stepped out to tabulate the ballots.  The results are as follows:

TOTAL VOTERS – 816

MAYOR CANDIDATES 
TOTAL VOTES

Rob Robinson 630

Oscar Dominguez 164
 

COUNCIL PLACE 4
CANDIDATE TOTAL VOTES

Dave Brown 299

John Reider 488

Rob Robinson was declared the winner for Mayor and John Reider was declared the winner for Councilmember Place 4.

2. Burk Roberts, City Attorney, administered the oath of office to Rob Robinson to serve as Mayor, for a three year term ending May, 2017 and to John Reider to serve as Councilmember Place 4, for a three year term ending May, 2017.

Consent Items:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meeting held April 22, 2014. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Murphey. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

Presentations by Citizens:

1. Ed Bandas presented three plaques to the City of Harker Heights as appreciation for the planning and support of the Inaugural Army Marathon, and the Army Marathon II, that brought people from 39 different states to Texas.

Public Hearings:

1. The Council conducted a public hearing and considered approving an ordinance to amend and expand the zoning designation on a B-4 with “T-Overlay” (Secondary and Highway Business District with a Tavern Overlay) from 1,573 square feet of net floor area to 2,613 square feet of net floor area on property located at 1827 E. FM 2410, described as Lot PT 1, Block 1 (E.252.72’ of 1), 1.204 acres, Fireside Addition. Fred Morris, Planning and Zoning Director, made the presentation. Murphey made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. Motion approved 3-0.

2. The Council conducted a public hearing and considered an ordinance to change zoning designation from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to B-4 (Secondary and Highway Business District) on property generally located along the eastern frontage of Stillhouse Lake Road, generally South of FM 2410 and immediately across from Prospector Trail – also known as Property ID # 433989 (3.67 acres) and Property ID # 433990 (6.41 acres). Fred Morris, Planning and Zoning Director, made the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. Motion approved 3-0

3. The Council conducted a public hearing and considered an ordinance to change zoning designation from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to B-4 (Secondary and Highway Business District) on property generally located north of the intersection of Stillhouse Lake Road and Cedar Knob Road- also known as Property ID # 433991 (4.85 acres). Fred Morris, Planning and Zoning Director, made the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. Murphey abstained from the vote.  Motion failed due to lack of majority. 2-0, 1 abstention.

4. The Council conducted a public hearing and considered an ordinance to change zoning designation from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to R-2 (Two-Family Dwelling District) on property located at 933 Ashwood Drive, described as Lot 17, Block 9, Wildewood Acres and the 10 foot strip adjacent to the north. Fred Morris, Planning and Zoning Director, made the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Reider. Motion approved 4-0.

New Business: (continued)

1. Discuss and consider a resolution authorizing continued participation with the Steering Committee of Cities served by Oncor; and authorizing the payment of 11 cents per capita to the steering committee to fund regulatory and legal proceedings and activities related to Oncor electric delivery company, LLC. Alberta Barrett, Finance Director, made the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Reider. Motion approved 4-0.

2. Discuss and consider approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and sign an architectural engineering services contract with Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architects P.C. for the building expansion and renovation of the City Hall building. Alberta Barrett, Finance Director, made the presentation.  Reider made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ . Motion approved 4-0.

Items from the Council:

1. Pat Christ, Councilmember Place 4, advised every one of the Memorial Day Parade and invited the citizens of Harker Heights to attend.

2. Mayor Rob Robinson congratulated Belton Mayor Covington on a job well done as he leaves office.


Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report. David Mitchell, City Manager, made the presentation. No action taken.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 6:27 p.m.

 

                                                                                                          Rob Robinson, Mayor

ATTEST:


Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager




 

Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas, 76548:  

Roll Call: 
Rob Robinson   Mayor
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1 
Spencer H. Smith  Councilmember Place 5
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
  
David Mitchell  City Manager 
Patricia Brunson  Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney


Mayoral Proclamations and Presentations:

1. The Mayor proclaimed the month of May, “Older Americans Month.”

2. The Mayor proclaimed May 4, 2014, to be “Lemonade Day.”

Consent Items:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meeting held April 08, 2014. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Murphey. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

Presentations by Citizens:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from the Boys & Girls Club of Central Texas, discussing the importance of their programs and activities. Mrs. Francie Charles and Mrs. Dakieshly Dunbar gave the presentation. No action taken.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute and deliver an interlocal joint tactical response & training agreement with the City of Belton. Michael Gentry, Police Chief, gave the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and sign five “Professional Services Contracts” for Engineering Services with Walker Partners for the Cedar Knob pump station upgrade; Cedar Oaks standpipe mixing system; Verna Lee pump station liquid ammonium sulfate system; Warriors Path Lift Station Upgrade and Amy Lane street reconstruction project. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director, gave the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ.  Shiffman made a motion tabling the Amy Lane Street reconstruction project. The amended motion failed for lack of a second. All in favor of the original motion.  Motion approved 4-0.

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute and deliver an agreement to contribute Right of Way Funds, with the State of Texas, relating to improvements on FM 2410 from South Ann Boulevard to Commercial Drive. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director, gave the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

4. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution of the City of Harker Heights, Texas, declaring certain engineering firms to be pre-qualified to provide certain professional services to the City, subject to specified conditions. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director, gave the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

5. The Council discussed and considered a resolution of the City of Harker Heights, Texas, authorizing the City Manager to sign a Fuel Management Services Contract for the City of Harker Heights’ vehicles and supplemental revisions to the 2014, Fuel Management Services Contract on behalf of the City. Alberta Barrett, Finance Director, gave the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Smith. All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

6. The Council discussed and considered a resolution awarding a contract for the purchase of a 2014, six yard dump truck, to Temple Freightliner, in the amount of $77,701.00. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director, gave the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

7. The Council discussed and considered approving an Ordinance authorizing the City of Harker Heights Pet Adoption Center to conduct four (4) free pet adoption days per calendar year. Michael Gentry, Police Chief, gave the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Schiffman. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the FY 2013-2014, second quarter investment report. Alberta Barrett, Finance Director,  made the presentation. No action taken.

2. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report. David Mitchell, City Manager, made the presentation. No action taken.

Announcements:

1. The Mayor announced the Harker Heights Police Department is participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. This program provides a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Drop off location is at the Police Department.

2. The Junior Ambassadors’ of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce were present.

Presentations by Citizens:

1. JC Schoel, of 2513 Creek Drive, Harker Heights, stated that several vehicles have been spotted dumping construction debris on his business premises located at 400 Lookout Ridge.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 6:05 p.m.

 

 

                                 Rob Robinson, Mayor

ATTEST:


       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager






 

Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 08, 2014, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call: 

Rob Robinson   Mayor
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1 
Spencer H. Smith  Councilmember Place 5
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
  
David Mitchell  City Manager 
Patricia Brunson  Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Absent:  

Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3


Mayoral Proclamations and Presentations:

1. The Mayor proclaimed April 13-19, 2014, “National Library Week”.

2. The Mayor proclaimed the month of April as “811 National Safe Digging Month”.

Consent Items:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meeting held March 25, 2014. Murphey made the motion to approve. Seconded by Smith. All in favor. Motion approved 3-0.

Presentations by Citizens:

1. The Council was to receive and discuss a presentation from Ms. Paulette Nash, 6905 Aquamarine Drive, Killeen, Texas, 76542, regarding the leniency and lack of warnings for minor infractions. Ms. Paulette Nash withdrew her request to speak to the City Council and was not in attendance to make her presentation.

Public Hearings:

1. The Council conducted a public hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change the zoning designation from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to R-2 (Two-Family Dwelling District) on property located at 205 & 207 West Arlo, described as Lots 21 & 22, Block 1, Kern Acres 1st Extension. Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director, and Larry Robinson, Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission made the presentation. Louis Robinson, property owner, stated a contract is pending and the property will be sold providing that it is rezoned as requested. Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Murphey. All in favor. Motion approved 3-0.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered appointing an alternate representative to fill the vacancy to the Bell County Health District. Rob Robinson, Mayor, made the presentation. Schiffman made the motion to appoint David Mitchell, City Manager, as the Alternate representative to fill the vacancy to the Bell County Health District. Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 3-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered a request by JDJR Engineers and Consultants, Inc., agent for the Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, for Preliminary Plat approval of the Verna Lee Church Addition, a one (1) block, one (1) Lot subdivision of approximately 6.95 acres located at 2090 Verna Lee Blvd. Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 3-0.

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an advance funding agreement with Texas Department of Transportation for an on-system district discretionary program (FM 3481 left turn lane improvements) authorizing local funding share. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director, made the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 3-0.

4. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an advance funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for voluntary local government contributions to transportation improvement projects (FM 3481 at Prospector Trail traffic signal light improvements) with no required match. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director, made the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 3-0.

5. The Council discussed and considered authorizing the Mayor to sign a letter discussing the importance of state funding programs and projects that protect defense jobs and enhance the quality of life. David Mitchell, City Manager, made the presentation. Murphey made the motion to approve. Seconded by Shiffman. All in favor.  Motion approved 3-0.

Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report. David Mitchell, City Manager made the presentation. No action taken.

Adjournment:


There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 5:38 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                                                                           Rob Robinson, Mayor

ATTEST:


       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager





Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call: 

Rob Robinson   Mayor
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1 
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith  Councilmember Place 5
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
  
David Mitchell  City Manager 
Patricia Brunson  Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Mayoral Proclamations and Presentations:

1. The Mayor proclaimed March 25th, 2014, to be “Diabetes Alert Day”.

2. The Mayor proclaimed April 25th, 2014, to be “Arbor Day”.

3. The Mayor proclaimed the month of April to be, “Fair Housing Month”.

Consent Items:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meeting held March 11, 2014. Schiffman made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to approve the Harker Heights Public Library Annual Report for local fiscal year 2012-13, and sign the Accreditation in the State Library System Application. Betty Shubert, Library Clerk III, made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager and Chief of Police to execute and deliver an updated inter-local Assistance Agreement for the formation and maintenance of the Bell County Organized Crime Unit. Mike Gentry, Police Chief and Jerry Dugger, Detective Sergeant, Commander of the Organized Crime Unit, made the presentation. Schiffman made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

3. The Council discussed and considered approving the Mayor to sign a letter of opposition to Section 2014 of Senate Bill 601, granting the Army Corps of Engineers unprecedented discretion to adjust reservoir operations without Congressional Authorization or the involvement of the Non-Federal Sponsor and ask that the language be removed on behalf of the City. David Mitchell, City Manager gave the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Schiffman. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

Items from Council:

1. The Council received and discussed information on the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. Rob Robinson, Mayor gave the presentation. No action taken.

Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report. David Mitchell, City Manager made the presentation. No action taken.

Adjournment:


There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 5:35 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                                                            Rob Robinson, Mayor

ATTEST:


       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager




 

Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call: 
Rob Robinson   Mayor
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1 
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith  Councilmember Place 5
  
David Mitchell  City Manager 
Patricia Brunson  Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney


Absent:

Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2


Consent Items:
  


Christ made the motion to approve Consent Item # 1 and # 2.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 3-0.


1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meeting held February 25, 2014.


2. The Council discussed and considered approving the contract between the City of Harker Heights and the Killeen Independent School District (KISD) to conduct a joint election for the May 10, 2014, Municipal Election and the KISD Trustee Election and take the appropriate action.

Presentations by Citizens:

1. The Council was to receive and discuss a presentation from Harker Heights citizen Ms. Lisa Cato, 2006 Herald Dr., Harker Heights, Texas, 76548, regarding regulations on mobile vending. Ms. Lisa Cato was not in attendance to make her presentation.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an advance funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for a Surface Transportation Program on-system Metropolitan Mobility Project (FM 2410 left turn lane improvements at Highland Oaks Drive) and authorizing local funding share, and a related budget amendment for funding of the local share. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director, gave the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 3-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution awarding a contract for the FM 2410 Trunk Sewer, Phase 1 Project in the amount of $2,423,562.94 to Hoover Construction Company, Inc. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director, gave the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Schiffman. All in favor. Motion approved 3-0.

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution awarding a contract for the FM 2410 water line improvements project in the amount of $346,275.00 to TTG Utilities, LP. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director, gave the presentation. Schiffman made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor. Motion approved 3-0.

4. The Council discussed and considered approving the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Alberta Barrett, Finance Director, and Dane Legg of Lott Vernon and Company, made the presentation. Smith motioned to approve. Seconded by Schiffman. All in favor. Motion approved   3-0.

 Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report. David Mitchell, City Manager made the presentation. No action taken.

Announcements:

1. Mayor Rob Robinson announced that the Public Library had hosted a classical guitar event that was very well done and thanked the Library for their hard work and representing the City in such a positive manner.

Adjournment:


There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 5:44 p.m.



                                                                                                                                         Rob Robinson, Mayor

ATTEST:


       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager






Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call: 
Rob Robinson            Mayor
Hal Schiffman           Councilmember Place 1 
Sam Murphey           Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ                  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith     Councilmember Place 5
  
David Mitchell           City Manager 
Patricia Brunson      Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts           City Attorney

Consent Items:

Christ made the motion to approve Consent Item # 1 and # 2.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meeting held February 11, 2014.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving the appointment of Patricia Darnell as election Judge and Deborah Kimbrel as Alternate Judge for the May 10, 2014, Municipal Election.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered appointment of a Mayor Protem to serve for the remaining term for Robert R. Robinson III. Spencer made the motion to appoint Schiffman as Mayor Protem for the remaining term for Robert R. Robinson III. Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered an ordinance granting an electric light, heat and power franchise to Bartlett Electric Cooperative, Inc. Alberta Barrett, Finance Director gave the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve an ordinance granting to Bartlett Electric Cooperative, Inc., its successors and assign an electric light, heat and power franchise. Seconded by Schiffman. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

3. The Council discussed and considered a resolution of the City of Harker Heights, Texas Authorizing the City Manager to sign a production agreement with Document Management Professionals Business Process Outsourcing on behalf of the City. Alberta Barrett, Finance Director gave the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Schiffman. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

4. The Council discussed and considered a resolution authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and sign a “Professional Services Contract” for engineering services with Kasberg, Patrick & Associates, LP, for the Comanche Gap Road and Pecan Drive reconstruction projects. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director gave the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

5. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute and deliver a cost sharing agreement for road improvements on FM 3481 and FM 2410 with Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director gave the presentation. Schiffman made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.


Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation regarding the Racial Profiling Report. Michael Gentry, Police Chief gave the presentation. No action taken.

2. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report. David Mitchell, City Manager made the presentation. No action taken.

Adjournment:


There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                                                                    Rob Robinson, Mayor

ATTEST:


       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager




 

Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call: 
  
Rob Robinson            Mayor
Hal Schiffman            Councilmember Place 1 
Sam Murphey            Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ                   Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith      Councilmember Place 5
  
David Mitchell            City Manager 
Patricia Brunson       Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts             City Attorney

Absent: 

Mayoral Proclamations and Presentations:

1) The Mayor proclaimed February 16, through February 22, 2014, “National Engineers Week in Harker Heights”. Otto Wiederhold, of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers was in attendance and accepted the proclamation. He gave a presentation of the history of Engineers.


Consent Items:

Christ made the motion to approve Consent Item # 1.  Seconded by Shiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

1) The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meeting held January 28, 2014.
     

Public Hearings:

1) The Council was going to conduct a public hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change a zoning designation from R-1 (One-family Dwelling District) to B-1 (Office District) or for a CUP (Conditional Use Permit) on property located at 103 E. FM 2410, described as Lot 7, Block 15, Forest Hills. The Mayor advised that the item was withdrawn by the applicant, Brad Dragoo. No action taken.


2) The Council conducted a public hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change zoning designation from R-1 (One-family Dwelling District) to B-3 (Local Business District) or for a CUP (Conditional Use Permit) on a 6.9 acre tract of land, Property ID No. 209581, and on approximately one (1) acre tract of land, Property ID No. 209583, A-0239BC, locally known as 3208 Stillhouse Lake Road. Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve subject to the following;

a) The application is amended to include a request for a CUP (Conditional Use Permit), consistent Section 155.201 of the Code of Ordinances; and,

b)  Site plan approval required prior to the issuance of any development permits, including clearing, grading and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3).  Site plans may be approved by the Director of Planning and Development upon determination that the proposal complies with the requirements of Ordinance 2013-36 and,

c)  All uses permitted by right under B-3 (Local Business District) will be permitted by this CUP (Conditional Use Permit).

Seconded by Shiffman. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.


New Business:

1) The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute and deliver a developer participation agreement with Wal-Mart real estate business trust on property located near the intersection of FM 2410 and Stillhouse Lake Drive. Jerry Bark, Parks and Recreation Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

Staff Reports:

1) The Council received and discussed the presentation regarding the 2013 Annual Summary Report of the Building and Development Activity by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Larry Robinson, Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission gave an update on the activity.

2) The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report. David Mitchell, City Manager made the presentation. No action taken.

Announcements:

The Mayor announced the Hazardous waste event Saturday, 02-15-2014, from 10a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Killeen Events Center.

Adjournment:


There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 5:39 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                          Rob Robinson, 
                                                                                                                          Mayor

ATTEST:


       
Patricia Brunson,
Assistant City Manager




 


Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  


Roll Call: 
Mike Aycock              Mayor
Rob Robinson            Mayor Pro Tem
Hal Schiffman           Councilmember Place 1 
Sam Murphey            Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ                  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith      Councilmember Place 5
  
David Mitchell           City Manager 
Patricia Brunson       Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts            City Attorney

Absent: 

Consent Items:


Christ made the motion to approve Consent Items # 1, & 2.  Seconded by Shiffman .  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

1) The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meeting held January 14, 2014.
       
2) The Council discussed and considered approving an Order for Municipal Election to be held on May 10, 2014 for the purpose of electing Mayor, for a Three Year Term (2014-2017) and Councilmember, Place 4 for a Three Year Term (2014-2017) for the City of Harker Heights. (Assistant City Manager)

Closed Meeting:

1) At 5:04 the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:
A) Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to deliberate the appointment of public officers to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

B) Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to deliberate the appointment of public officers to the Zoning Board of Adjustment.


2) At 5:25 the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to take the appropriate action on matters discussed in the closed meeting. Christ made the motion to appoint the following to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Building Standards Commission: 


A) Planning and Zoning Commission
a)  Michael A. Schulte- Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2014 – 1/2017
b)  Jody Nicholas– Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2014 – 1/2017
c)  Jim Wright – Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2014 – 1/2015
d)  Jeffrey Petzke - Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2014 – 1/2015
e)  Kirsten Spevak - Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2014 – 1/2015

Building Standards Commission
a) Michael A. Schulte- Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2014 – 1/2017
b) Jody Nicholas– Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2014 – 1/2017
c) Jim Wright – Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2014 – 1/2015 
d) Jeffrey Petzke - Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2014 – 1/2015
e) Kirsten Spevak - Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2014 – 1/2015

 
B) Zoning Board of Adjustment
a)  Jeff Orlando- Regular Member – 2 year term – 1/2014 – 1/2016
b)  Chris Diem- Regular Member – 2 year term – 1/2014 – 1/2016
c)  Brian Brannock- Regular Member – 2 year term – 1/2014 – 1/2016
d)  Dietrich H. Weiss- Alternate Member – 2 year term – 1/2014 – 1/2016

Seconded by Schiffman. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

New Business:

1) The Council discussed and considered appointments to the following boards and commissions. Schiffman made the motion to appoint the following:

A) Public Safety Commission
a) Steven L. Hoskins- Regular Member- 3 year term 2014-2017
b) Jack Palmer - Regular Member- 3 year term 2014-2017
c) John Footman- Alternate Member- 1 year term 2014-2015
d) Ben Wetzel- Alternate Member- 1 year term 2014-2015

B) Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
a) Carl Bodolus- Alternate Member- 1 year term 2014-2015
b) Eva Keagle- Alternate Member- 1 year term 2014-2015

C) Library Board
a) Jeannette Dreher- Regular Member- 3 year term 2014-2017
b) Shelley L. Huckins- Regular Member- 3 year term 2014-2017
c) Consuelo Samarripa- Regular Member- 3 year term 2014-2017

D) Animal Advisory Committee
a) Sue Wilson- Alternate Member- 1 year term 2014-2015
b) Andrea Macdonald- Alternate Member- 1 year term 2014-2015

Seconded by Christ. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0


2)  The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign a collateral agreement with First State Bank Central Texas and Trust Company of Sterne Agee on behalf of the City. Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Schiffman. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0

3)  The Council discussed and considered adoption of an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of City of Harker Heights, Texas, Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates  of Obligation Series 2014 in a maximum aggregate principal amount of $9,000,000; levying a tax in payment thereof; authorizing the execution and delivery of a purchase contract related to said certificates of obligation; authorizing the execution and delivery of a paying agent/registrar agreement; approving the official statement; finding and determining the meeting at which this ordinance is passed is open to the public as required by law; and enacting other provisions related thereto. Alberta Barrett, Finance Director introduced Garry Kimball with Specialized Public Finance who made the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Smith. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

Staff Reports:

1) The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report. David Mitchell, City Manager made the presentation. No action taken.

 
Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 6:04 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                            Mike Aycock,
                                                                                                                                            Mayor

ATTEST:


       
Patricia Brunson,
Assistant City Manager




 

Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:03 p.m. on January 14, 2014, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

  Roll Call: 
  Mike Aycock                     Mayor
  Rob Robinson                   Mayor Protem
  Hal Schiffman                   Councilmember Place 1
  Pat Christ                          Councilmember Place 3
  
  David Mitchell                   City Manager
  Patricia Brunson              Assistant City Manager
  Burk Roberts                   City Attorney

  Absent: Sam Murphey      Councilmember Place 2
  Spencer H. Smith              Councilmember Place 5

Mayoral Proclamations and Presentations was taken out of order presented after Public Hearing #1.

Consent Items:

Christ made the motion to approve Consent Items #1 & #2.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in Favor.  Motion approved 3-0.

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meetings held December 10, 2013 and January 7, 2014. 

2. The Council discussed and considered a resolution updating the names of authorized signers for all financial transactions conducted by the City. 

Public Hearings:

1. The Council conducted a Public hearing to discuss and consider an ordinance amending Chapter 74, Schedules I (A) and II (A), and Chapter 75, Schedule I of the Code of Harker Heights, to change the speed limit on Mountain Lion Road from the Killeen City limits to FM 2410, and to extend a School Zone on Skipcha Drive to reflect a 20 MPH School Zone, and to provide no parking signs on Mountain Lion Road not to exceed 100 feet spacing.  Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation.  Schiffman made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 3-0.

Mayoral Proclamations and Presentations:

1. The Mayor proclaimed the City of Harker Heights a “Purple Heart City”.  John Footman from the Military Order of the Purple Heart was in attendance and accepted the proclamation.

Closed Meeting: 

1. At 5:17 p.m. the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purpose:

A) Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to deliberate the appointment of public officers to the Planning and Zoning Commission and Building Standards Commission.

B) Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to deliberate the appointment of public officers to the Zoning Board of Adjustment.


2. At 5:25 p.m. the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting. Councilmember Robinson made the motion to appoint Councilmember Christ and Councilmember Schiffman to a committee to review all the applicants for the Boards and Commissions and report back to the Council at the January 28, 2014 meeting. Seconded by Christ. All in favor. Motion Approved 3-0.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Harker Heights, Texas, authorizing the execution and delivery of a First Amendment, Addendum No. 5 and Addendum No. 6 to amended and restated Water Supply Contract.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 3-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Harker Heights, Texas, authorizing the closure of US 190 Business from the western City limits to the intersection of FM 3219 and from FM 3219 to FM 439 for the time period beginning at 6:00 a.m., Sunday, March 02, 2014, until 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 02, 2014, for the purpose of holding the Army Marathon.  Jerry Bark, Parks and Recreation Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 3-0.

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a Resolution determining the necessity for  and authorizing the power of eminent domain to acquire a 15-foot wide wastewater line easement on, through and under a 0.596 acre tract situated in the W. B. Cross Survey, Abstract No. 223, Bell County, Texas, being out of and part of the remainder of a called “Ninth Tract”, of land conveyed to Alvin Reese Sutton by instrument recorded in Volume 1568, page 839, Deed Records of Bell County, Texas, for the placement, construction, operation, enlargement, inspection, maintenance, replacement, upgrade, rebuilding, relocation, abandonment in place, repair and removal of wastewater lines and related facilities, together with a 30-foot wide temporary construction easement; authorizing the City Manager, City Attorney, or their designees to take all steps necessary to acquire the needed property rights in compliance with all applicable laws and resolutions; and authorizing condemnation proceedings to acquire the property if purchase negotiations are not successful.  Mark Hyde made the presentation.  Christ made the following motion: I move that the City of Harker Heights authorize the use of the power of eminent domain to acquire a 15-foot wide wastewater line easement on, through and under a 0.596 acre tract situated in the W. B. Cross Survey, Abstract No. 223, Bell County, Texas, being out of and a part of the remainder of a called “Ninth Tract” of land conveyed to Alvin Reese Sutton by instrument recorded in Volume 1568, Page 839, Deed Records of Bell County, Texas, together with a 30-foot wide temporary construction easement, as more specifically described in the attached field notes, for the construction of the F.M. 2410 Trunk Sewer Phase I Permanent Line. Seconded by Schiffman.
The record vote is as follows:
Schiffman – aye
Christ – aye
Robinson – aye
All in favor.  Motion approved 3-0.

 

 Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  David Mitchell, City Manager made the presentation.  No action taken.

 

Adjournment:

There being no further business, Mayor Mike Aycock adjourned the meeting at 5:46pm.


                                                                                                              ________________
                                                                                                              Mike Aycock, 
                                                                                                              Mayor 
                                                                                                                 

ATTEST:


_______________________________
Patricia Brunson,
Assistant City Manager





Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 07, 2014, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock Mayor
Pat Christ Mayor Pro Tem

John Reider Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5
David Mitchell City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager

Consent Items:

1. The Council discussed and considered appointing one Director to the City of Harker Heights Economic Development Corporation Board to replace past City Manager, Steve Carpenter with incoming City Manager, David Mitchell. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Schiffman. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

II. New Business:


1. Discuss and consider approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to negotiate, execute and deliver an Economic Development Incentive Agreement between the City of Harker Heights and Terra Azul Developments, LLC, and also an Unimproved Property Sales Contrac t with the Harker Heights Economic Development Corporation. Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor. 5-0

Adjournment:


There being no further business, Mayor, Mike Aycock adjourned the meeting at 3:07 p.m and opened the workshop.

                                                                                                              ________________
                                                                                                              Mike Aycock, 
                                                                                                              Mayor 
                                                                                                                 

ATTEST:


_______________________________
Patricia Brunson,
Assistant City Manager




Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:05 p.m. on December 10, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:



Roll Call:

Mike Aycock Mayor
Rob Robinson Mayor Pro Tem

Hal Schiffman Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5
Steve Carpenter City Manager
Burk Roberts City Attorney
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager

Consent Items:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meetings held November 12, and November 19, 2013. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Robinson. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

Presentations by Citizens:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Judge Burrows and Sharon Long, Bell County Tax Assessor, regarding the Child Safety Fund. Judge Burrows and Sharon Long, Bell County Tax Assessor was in attendance and presented the City with a check for $31,619.87 from the Bell County Child Safety Fund. No action taken.

2. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Earl Williams, Commander, CENTEX Chapter 1876 Military Order of The Purple Heart regarding the City of Harker Heights becoming a Purple Heart City. Mr. Earl Williams was in attendance and made the presentation. No action taken.

Public Hearings:

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 2013-12, PD-M (Planned Development-Mixed Use) on an approximately 19.827 acre tract of land described as a parcel of land in Bell County, Texas part of the W.E. Hall Survey, Abstract No. 1086 and the J.M. Roberts Survey, Abstract No. 723, official public records of real property, Bell County, Texas, generally located north of Clore Road, east of Indian Trail, west of Lookout Ridge Boulevard and south of Veterans Memorial Boulevard and generally addressed as 329 Indian Trail. Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve subject to the developers amendments. Seconded by Smith. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

2. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change zoning designation from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to R-2 (Two-Family Dwelling District) on property located at 403 S. Mary Jo Drive, described as Lot 6, Block 5, Kern Acres 1st Extension & Revision. Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

3. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance for the City of Harker Heights Development District No.1 – The Knight’s Way Corridor as an overlay district to supplement the development regulation within the project area extending along FM 2410 (Knight’s Way) from US 190 to the eastern city limits. Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation. Murphey made the motion to approve the overlay as written excluding signage. Seconded by Schiffman. Murphey and Schiffman in favor. Robinson, Christ, and Smith opposed. Motion denied 3-2. Smith made the motion to approve an ordinance for the City of Harker Heights Development District No. 1 – the Knight’s Way Corridor as an overlay district to supplement the development regulation within the project area extending along FM 2410 (Knight’s Way) from US 190 to the eastern city limits. Seconded by Robinson. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

At 6:47p.m. the Mayor called for a five minute break. The meeting resumed at 6:52 p.m.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution awarding the Bank Depository Services Contract to First State Bank and authorize the City Manager to sign the contract on behalf of the City. Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation. Schiffman made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving an ordinance authorizing publication of Notice of Intention to issue City of Harker Heights, Texas, Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2014. Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Schiffman. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

3. The Council discussed and considered a request by EV Studio Civil Engineering, agent for Terra Azul Development, LLC for Preliminary Plat approval of Enclave at Harker Heights, an eighty-three (83) lot subdivision of approximately 19.827 acres. Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation. Schiffman made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

4. The Council discussed and considered appointing seven directors to the City of Harker Heights Economic Development Corporation Board. Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation. Smith made the motion to appoint Jody Nicholas, John Reider, and Randy Sutton to one year terms ending October 2014, and to appoint Hal Schiffman, Pat Christ, Mike Aycock, and the City Manager to two year terms ending October 2015. Seconded by Christ. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

5. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution re-designating the purpose of the Charles Reider Memorial Scholarship Fund as the Police Memorial Monument Fund and authorizing the use of those monies for the purchase of a Police Memorial Monument. Mike Gentry, Police Chief made the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Robinson. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the unaudited Financial Statements for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation. No action taken.

The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report. Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation. No action taken.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 7:42 p.m.



                                                                                                              _____________________
                                                                                                              Mike Aycock,
                                                                                                              Mayor



ATTEST:

________________________
Patricia Brunson,
Assistant City Manager






Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 3:00 p.m. on October 29, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Rob Robinson  Mayor Protem
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey   Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager

Absent:
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Closed Meeting:

1. At 3:01 p.m. Mayor, Mike Aycock announced a closed meeting for the following purposes.

A)   Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to discuss and deliberate the appointment and employment of the City Manager with one candidate being interviewed.

2. At 4:35 p.m. Mayor, Mike Aycock reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting.  Smith made the motion to hire David Mitchell as the City Manager.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Adjournment:

There being no further business, Mayor, Mike Aycock adjourned the meeting at 4:36 pm.

                                                                                                                                          __________________
                                                                                                                                          Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:
   
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager

_________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on October 22, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Rob Robinson  Mayor Protem
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1 – Came into the meeting at 5:17 p.m.
Sam Murphey   Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Mayoral Proclamations and Presentations:

1. The Mayor proclaimed November 4th through November 8th, 2013 as “MUNICIPAL COURT WEEK”.  The City of Harker Heights Municipal Court staff was present to accept the proclamation.

Consent Items:

1. The Council approved the minutes of the meetings held September 24, and October 01, and October 15, 2013.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

Public Hearings:

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change zoning designation on property located at 101 Stone Canyon Court from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to R-3 (Multi-Family Dwelling District) described as Lot 7, Block 12, Tanglewood North 4th Unit, 1st Section; and property located at 103, 105, and 107 Stone Canyon Court from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to R-2 (Two-Family Dwelling District) described as Lots 8-10, Block 12, Tanglewood North 4th Unit, 1st Section. Planning and Development Director, Fred Morris made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve an ordinance to change zoning designation on property located at 101 Stone Canyon Court from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to R-2 (Two-Family Dwelling District) described as Lot 7, Block 12, Tanglewood North 4th Unit, 1st Section; and property located at 103, 105, and 107 Stone Canyon Court from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to R-2 (Two-Family Dwelling District) described as Lots 8-10, Block 12, Tanglewood North 4th Unit, 1st Section.  Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

2. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change zoning designation on property located at 2312, 2314, and 2316 Verna Lee Blvd from RT-1 (Townhouse Single-Family Dwelling District) to R-2 (Two-Family Dwelling District) described as Lots 1A, 1B, and 1C, Block 11 Rocky Creek Addition II.  Planning and Development Director, Fred Morris made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving an a resolution reappointing Jared Bryan as the City of Harker Heights representative on the Board of Directors of the Tax appraisal Board of Bell County, Texas.  City Manager, Steve Carpenter made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving an ordinance of the City Council of the City of Harker Heights, Texas, approving a negotiated resolution between the ATMOS Cities Steering Committee and ATMOS Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Division regarding the Company’s 2013 annual Rate Review Mechanism filing in all cities exercising original jurisdiction; declaring existing rates to be unreasonable; adopting tariffs that reflect rate adjustments consistent with the negotiated settlement and finding the rates to be set by the attached tariffs to be just and reasonable; requiring the Company to reimburse Cities’ reasonable ratemaking expenses; repealing conflicting resolutions or ordinances; determining that this ordinance was passed in accordance with the requirements of the Texas Open Meetings Act; adopting a savings clause; declaring an effective date; providing a most favored nations clause; and requiring delivery of this ordinance to the Company and the Steering Committee’s legal counsel.  Finance Director, Alberta Barrett made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution awarding a contract for the Iron Jacket Drainage Improvements Project in the amount of $170,288.66 to Barnett Contracting, Inc.  Parks and Recreation Director, Jerry Bark made the presentation.  Robinson made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

4. The Council discussed and considered authorizing the Assistant City Manager to negotiate and sign a contract to lease election equipment from Election Systems & Software (ES&S) for the May 2014 Election.  Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

5. The Council discussed and considered a presentation regarding the City of Harker Heights City Council 2013 Holiday Meeting Schedule.  Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager made the presentation.  There will be a workshop and if necessary a meeting on December 17th.  There will not be a meeting on December 24th and there will not be a workshop on December 31st as the City is only open ½ days.  January’s meetings and workshops will be held on schedule. 

Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  City Manager, Steve Carpenter made the presentation. No action taken.

Announcements:

1. The Mayor reminded everyone of the Goode-Connell Park Grand Opening to be held Monday, October 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

2. Councilmember Christ reminded everyone of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet and Ceremony.

Closed Meeting:

1. At 5:35 p.m. Mayor, Mike Aycock announced a closed meeting for the following purposes.

A) Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to discuss and deliberate the appointment and employment of the City Manager.

2. At 6:42 p.m. Mayor, Mike Aycock reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting.  No action taken.

Adjournment:

There being no further business, Mayor, Mike Aycock adjourned the meeting at 6:43 pm.


                                                                                                                   ______________________
                                                                                                                    Mike Aycock, Mayor

ATTEST:
      
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 3:00 p.m. on October 15, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:

Mike Aycock  Mayor
Rob Robinson  Mayor Protem
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey   Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
  
Absent:
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Closed Meeting:


1. At 3:01 p.m. Mayor, Mike Aycock announced a closed meeting for the following purposes.

A) Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to discuss and deliberate the appointment and employment of the City Manager.

2. At 3:47 p.m. Mayor, Mike Aycock reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting.  Christ made the motion to approve the City Manager Job Description dated 15 October 2013 as written.  Schiffman seconded.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Adjournment:

There being no further business, Mayor, Mike Aycock adjourned the meeting at 3:48pm.

 

                                                                                                                 _____________________           
                                                                                                                 Mike Aycock, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

__________________________________     
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager

________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on October 01, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:

Mike Aycock  Mayor
Rob Robinson  Mayor Protem
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Absent:

Sam Murphey   Councilmember Place 2

Old Business:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation regarding traffic improvements along 2410 including Category 7 Funding.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  No action taken.

New Business:


1. The Council discussed and considered extending the Amnesty Program for Utility and Paving Assessments.  Finance Director, Alberta Barrett made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve extending the Amnesty Program for Utility and Paving Assessments until September 30, 2014.  Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.
 
Closed Meeting:

1. At 4:09 p.m. Mayor, Mike Aycock announced a closed meeting for the following purposes.

A) Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to discuss and deliberate the appointment and employment of the City Manager.

B) Pursuant to §551.071 of the Texas Government Code to consult with an attorney on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with the Open Meetings Act, to-wit: a new City Manager’s contract.

2. At 5:13 p.m. Mayor, Mike Aycock reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting.  Councilmember Schiffman left during the closed meeting.  Councilmember Christ made a motion to hold an executive session to discuss the hiring of a new City Manager on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 3-0.

Adjournment:


There being no further business, Mayor, Mike Aycock adjourned the meeting at 5:16 pm.

                                                                                                ___________________
                                                                                                Mike Aycock, Mayor

ATTEST:

_____________________________________     
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on September 24, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:

Mike Aycock  Mayor
Rob Robinson  Mayor Protem
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey   Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter   City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Consent Items:


1. The Council approved the minutes of the meetings held September 10, and September 17, 2013.  Murphey made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Presentations by Citizens:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Earl Williams with the Military Order of the Purple Heart saying thank you for the table sponsorship during the Military Order of Purple Hearts Banquet.  Mr. Earl Williams was in attendance and presented the Mayor with a Certificate of Appreciation.  No action taken.

Public Hearings:


1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance of the City of Harker Heights, Texas amending the Parks and Recreation Fees section of the FY 2013-2014 Fee Schedule.  Finance Director, Alberta Barrett made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving an ordinance granting to ATMOS Energy Corporation, a Texas and Virginia Corporation, Its Successors and Assigns, a Franchise to construct, maintain, and operate pipelines and equipment in the City of Harker Heights, Bell County, Texas, for the transportation, delivery, sale, and distribution of gas in, out of , and through said city for  all purposes; providing for the payment of a fee or charge for the use of the public rights-of-ways; and providing that such fee shall be in  lieu of other fees and charges, excepting Ad Valorem Taxes; providing for a term and effective date; providing for written acceptance of this Franchise; providing that the meeting at which this ordinance is passed is open to the public; providing for severability; repealing all previous gas franchise ordinances; and ordaining other provisions related to the subject matter hereof. Finance Director, Alberta Barrett made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution for the Meeting Room Policy for the Harker Heights Activity Center.  Parks and Recreation Director, Jerry Bark made the presentation.  Schiffman made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a request for alcohol services for RE/MAX Red Zone of Harker Heights at the Carl Levin City Park Pavilion.  Parks and Recreation Director, Jerry Bark made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Items from Council:


1. Councilmember Hal Schiffman spoke of his attendance at the Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce event he attended on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

Staff Reports:


1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  City Manager, Steve Carpenter made the presentation. No action taken.

Closed Meeting:


1. At 5:26 p.m. Mayor, Mike Aycock announced a closed meeting for the following purposes.

A) Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to discuss and deliberate the appointment and employment of the City Manager.

B) Pursuant to §551.071 of the Texas Government Code to consult with an attorney on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with the Open Meetings Act, to-wit: a new City Manager’s contract.

2. At 6:18 p.m. Mayor, Mike Aycock reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting.  No action taken.

Adjournment:

There being no further business, Mayor, Mike Aycock adjourned the meeting at 6:19pm.

                                                                                                                                      _____________________
                                                                                                                                      Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:
     
__________________________________
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 3:00 p.m. on September 17, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:

Mike Aycock  Mayor
Rob Robinson  Mayor Pro Tem
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey   Councilmember Place 3
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
  
Absent:
Burk Roberts      City Attorney

Closed Meeting:

1. At 3:03 p.m. the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:

A) Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to discuss and deliberate the appointment and employment of the City Manager.

2. At 4:26 p.m. the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting.  No action taken.

Adjournment:

There being no further business, Mayor Mike Aycock adjourned the meeting at 4:27 p.m.


                                                                                                                  _________________________
                                                                                                                  Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:

____________________________________     
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on September 10, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:

Rob Robinson  Mayor Protem
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey   Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Absent
:

Mike Aycock  Mayor
   
Mayoral Proclamations and Presentations:

1. Mayor Protem, Rob Robinson presented Girl Scout Troop 6114 with a Proclamation for their volunteer work placing curb markers on the City’s storm drain and drainage flumes.  Girl Scout Troop 6114 was in attendance to accept the proclamation.
    
2. Mayor Protem, Rob Robinson presented Boy Scout Troop 243 with a Proclamation for their volunteer work placing curb markers on the City’s storm drain and drainage flumes.  Boy Scout Troop 243 was in attendance to accept the proclamation.

Consent Items
:


1. The Council approved the minutes of the meetings held August 27, and September 03, 2013.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

Public Hearings:

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider an ordinance adopting and approving a budget for the City of Harker Heights, Texas for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014.  Finance Director, Alberta Barrett made the presentation.  Schiffman made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

2. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance levying a tax rate for the City of Harker Heights, Texas for the Tax Year 2013.  Finance Director, Alberta Barrett made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

3. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance prescribing and setting the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 rates and charges of the City of Harker Heights, Texas; penalties for non-payment; and providing an effective date.  Finance Director, Alberta Barrett made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for a Household Hazardous Waste Event with the City of Killeen.  The City of Harker Heights funding amount not to exceed $5,000.00. Public Works Director, Mark Hyde made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

Items from Council:


1. Councilmember Spencer H. Smith congratulated Jerry Bark and his Parks and Recreation staff for another successful Puppypalooza.

Staff Reports:


1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  No action taken.

Closed Meeting
:


1. At 5:40 p.m. Mayor Protem, Rob Robinson announced a closed meeting for the following purposes.

(A) Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to deliberate the evaluation and appointment of the Municipal Judge.

2. At 5:47 p.m. Mayor Protem, Rob Robinson reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting.  Christ made the motion to retain Antonio L. Kosta Jr. as Municipal Judge for an additional two year term (2013-2014) and to increase his salary by 3% during the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Budget.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

Adjournment:


There being no further business, Mayor Protem, Rob Robinson adjourned the meeting at 5:48pm.

                                                                                                  ____________________ 
                                                                                                  Mike Aycock, Mayor

ATTEST:
___________________________________     
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 3:03 p.m. on September 3, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Rob Robinson  Mayor Pro Tem
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey   Councilmember Place 3
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts      City Attorney

New Business:


1. The Council discussed and considered approving a request by Killeen Engineering & Surveying, LTD, agent for 2410 Real Estate LP, for concept plan approval of Hudson Heights, a thirteen (13) lot concept plan of approximately 46.849 acres.  Planning and Development Director Fred Morris made the presentation.   Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving a request by Kimley-Horn and Associates, INC., agent for Wal-Mart Stores East, LP., for preliminary plat approval of Stillhouse Lake Road Shopping Center, a two lot subdivision of approximately 9.762 acres.  Planning and Development Director Fred Morris made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.
 
Adjournment:

There being no further business, Mayor Mike Aycock adjourned the meeting at 3:25pm..


                                                                                                               _________________________
                                                                                                               Rob Robinson, Mayor Protem
ATTEST:

____________________________________
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on August 27, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:

Mike Aycock  Mayor
Rob Robinson  Mayor Protem
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey   Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney
   
Consent Items:

1. The Council approved minutes of the meetings held August 13, and August 20, 2013.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Public Hearings:

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Budget.  Finance  Director Alberta Barrett made the presentation. No action taken.   

2. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider a tax increase for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.  Finance Director Alberta Barrett made the presentation.  No action taken.

3. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to abandon (vacate) six feet of a twenty foot wide utility easement located across Lot 24, Block 1, Warriors Ridge.  Public Works Director Mark Hyde made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

4. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance amending Chapter 74, Schedule I of the Code of Harker Heights, to change the speed limit on U.S. Highway 190.  Public Works Director Mark Hyde made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

New Business:


1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute and deliver a ground lease with the Armed Services YMCA of the U.S.A. for approximately 2.097 acres at Purser Family Park. Parks and Recreation Director Jerry Bark made the presentation.   Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution to reject all bids for the 2013 Manhole Rehabilitation and Private Sector Defect Rehabilitation Project.  Public Works Director Mark Hyde made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Items from Council:


1. Councilmember Hal Schiffman read a letter from Ed Seeger from 613 Lantana, Harker Heights, Texas stating the outstanding job the Harker Heights Water Department displayed.

2. Councilmember Pat Christ mentioned the 1st Annual Community Back to School Rally that was held on Friday, August 23, 2013.

Staff Reports:


1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  No action taken.

Adjournment:


There being no further business, Mayor Mike Aycock adjourned the meeting at 5:40pm.


                                                                                                 ______________________________
                                                                                                 Rob Robinson, Mayor Protem
ATTEST:

____________________________________     
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 3:05 p.m. on August 20, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:

Mike Aycock  Mayor
Rob Robinson  Mayor Pro Tem
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
  
Absent:
Sam Murphey   Councilmember Place 2
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Public Hearing:

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Budget.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  No action taken.

2. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider a tax increase for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  No action taken.

New Business:


1. The Council received and discussed a presentation regarding a Concept Plan for Comanche Gap Park.  Jerry Bark, Parks and Recreation Director and Brent Luck with Luck Design Team made the presentation.  No action taken.

Adjournment:


There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 4:36 p.m.


                                                                                            ______________________________
                                                                                            Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:
  
    
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 3:05 p.m. on August 13, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:

Mike Aycock  Mayor
Rob Robinson  Mayor Pro Tem
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey   Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager

Consent Items:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meetings held July 23, and August 06, 2013.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Public Hearings
:


1. The City of Harker Heights Development District No.1 – The Knight’s Way Corridor as an Overlay District was scheduled to be discussed and considered at this meeting but has been pulled and will be rescheduled for a future meeting. No action taken.

2. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance amending Section 155.036(A)(1) and Section 155.036(A)(4) of Chapter 155 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Harker Heights, Texas regarding allowing manufactured housing within a (PD)-Planned Development District.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director and Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  Robinson made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Smith.  Robinson, Schiffman, Murphey, and Smith in favor.  Christ opposed.  Motion approved 4-1.

3. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to abandon (vacate) 0.019 acre of right-of-way along the north property line of Lot 2, Block3, Heights Commercial Subdivision, Harker Heights, Bell County, Texas.  Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

New Business
:


1. The Council discussed and considered approving a request by Mitchell & Associates, Inc. agent for Beulah Bluff Estates LC, for Concept Plan Approval of Beulah Bluff Estates a fifty-five (55) lot subdivision of approximately 41.840 acres.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving a request by Mitchell & Associates, Inc., agent for Beulah Bluff Estates LC, for Preliminary Plat approval of Beulah Bluff Estates, a fifty-four (54) lot subdivision of approximately 41.840 acres.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution accepting a dedication deed to the City of Harker Heights for a 0.90 acre tract of land located in the J. W. Rennick Survey Abstract 704, which is more fully described in the dedication of Quail Estates Phase 2 as Lot 42, Block 1 in the City of Harker Heights, Bell County, Texas and authorizing the City Manager to execute a certificate accepting such dedication deed.  Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation.  Schiffman made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.
 
4. The Council discussed and considered approving an ordinance of the City of Harker Heights, Texas amending Chapter 130 of the Harker Heights Code of Ordinance to modernize regulations of indoor shooting ranges.  Mike Gentry, Police Chief made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

5. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to exercise original jurisdiction in the matter of ONCOR refund for double-billing of electricity at the Library.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  Schiffman made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Items from Council:


1. Christ advised that the “Knights of the Round Table” have planned and scheduled a Back to School Rally to be held on Friday August 23, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Harker Heights High School Practice Field.

Staff Reports:


1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  No action taken.

Adjournment:


There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 6:08 p.m.

                                                                                                               _____________________
                                                                                                               Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:

      
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 3:04 p.m. on August 06, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Rob Robinson  Mayor Pro Tem
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey   Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager

Absent: Burk Roberts  City Attorney

New Business:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation regarding the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Budget.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  No action taken.

2. The Council discussed and considered the Ad Valorem Tax Rate, record the vote, schedule Public Hearings.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Reports of Advisory Boards & Commissions:

 
1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Mr. William Parry regarding updates on the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance and funding requests.  Mr. William Parry was in attendance and made the presentation.  No action taken.

Adjournment:


There being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 4:04 pm.

                                                                                                                        ______________________
                                                                                                                        Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:

__________________________________     
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:03 p.m. on July 23, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:

Mike Aycock  Mayor
Rob Robinson  Mayor Pro Tem
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey   Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Mayoral Proclamations and Presentations:

1. The Mayor and Councilmember Pat Christ recognized the following students for their accomplishments as Founding Members of the City of Harker Heights Knights of the Round Table.
A. Ms. Kristen Mellberg
B. Ms. Alyson Mullins
C. Mr. Zack Snider

The following students were not in attendance:
D. Ms. Merissa Martinez
E. Ms. Anna Jordan
F. Ms. Julia Garcia
   
Consent Items:

1. The Council approved minutes of the meetings held July 09, and July 16, 2013.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

New Business:


1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution awarding a contract for the purchase of a 2013 ½ ton extended cab truck to Johnson Brothers Ford in the amount of $19,769.00.  Jerry Bark, Parks and Recreation Director made the presentation.   Schiffman made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion  approved 5-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution awarding a contract for the purchase of a 2013 full size ½ ton pickup truck, Bid Number 13-552-707 in the amount of $16,978.60 to Stanley Ford. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation.   Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution awarding a contract for the purchase of a 2013 cab and chassis 1.5 ton truck, bid number 13-553-707 in the amount of $34,848.00 to Philpott Motors.  Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

4.  The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution adopting the Investment Policy of the City of Harker Heights, Texas; authorizing the City’s Investment Broker/Dealer list; and approving a list of Investment Training Sponsors. Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the FY 2012-2013 Third Quarter Investment Report.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  No action taken.

2. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  No action taken.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the Mayor adjourned the meeting at 5:35 pm.

                                                                                       ________________________
                                                                                       Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:

_____________________________________      
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 3:05 p.m. on July 16, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:

Mike Aycock  Mayor
Rob Robinson  Mayor Pro Tem
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey   Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
 
Absent:
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

At 3:06 p.m. the Mayor called to Order the City of Harker Heights Employee Benefits Trust Meeting.

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution of the City of Harker Heights Employee Benefits Trust awarding contracts for the City of Harker Heights Employee Benefits Trust Group Medical Plan to Scott and White Health Plan, Block Vision for Vision Benefits, MetLife for Dental Benefits, Lincoln Financial for Life Insurance, AD&D, and Long Term Disability and authorize the City Manager to enter into such contracts on behalf of the City Employee Benefits Trust.  Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager and Bob Tracey with Gallagher Benefits made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

At 3:20 the Mayor reconvened to City of Harker Heights Council Meeting:

New Business:


1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution of the City of Harker Heights Employee Benefits Trust to pay for the employee related benefits and to approve any transfers necessary to fund the Trust.  Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Reports of Advisory Boards & Commissions:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation regarding updates on the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce and funding requests.  Mike Miller, Chairman of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors made the presentation advising the Council that the letter in the Agenda Packet had the wrong request amount.  The amount the Chamber is requesting for 2014 is $41,000.  No action taken.

Adjourn to Workshop:


At 3:37 the Mayor adjourned the meeting to go into a workshop.


                                                                                                                   _________________________
                                                                                                                   Mike Aycock, Mayor

ATTEST:

__________________________________      
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on July 09, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

 

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Rob Robinson  Mayor Protem
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey   Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Mayoral Proclamations and Presentations
:


1. The Mayor presented Ms. Chase Ann Lalouette with a proclamation congratulating her for her accomplishments in the Bluebonnet Girls State Program.

Consent Items:

1. The Council approved minutes of the meeting held June 25, 2013.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Public Hearings:


1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance amending chapter 52 of the Code of Harker Heights regulating theft of water service and tampering with the water system.  Public Works Director Mark Hyde made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0. 

New Business:


1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution naming designated signers for the City of Harker Heights Chase Bank Accounts. Finance Director Alberta Barrett made the presentation.   Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion  approved 5-0.

Reports of Advisory Boards & Commissions:


1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Mr. Robert Ator with Hill Country Transit Authority regarding update to the HOP and funding requests for FY 2013-14.  No action taken.

2. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Mr. Robert Hoxworth regarding updates on Texas A&M Central Texas and funding requests for FY 2013-14.  No action taken.

3. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Mr. John Crutchfield regarding updates on the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce funding requests for FY 2013-14.  No action taken.

4. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Ms. Francie Charles regarding updates on the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Texas and funding requests for FY 2013-14.   No action taken.
 
Items from Council:

1. Mayor Mike Aycock announced that he along with Pat Christ and Hal Schiffman attended the Belton 4th of July Parade.

Staff Reports:


1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  No action taken.

Adjournment
:


There being no further business, Mayor Mike Aycock adjourned the meeting at 5:56pm.

                                                                                                         _____________________
                                                                                                         Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:

__________________________________      
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on June 25, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Rob Robinson  Mayor Pro Tem
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Absent:
Sam Murphey   Councilmember Place 2

Mayoral Proclamations and Presentations:

1. The Mayor proclaimed July 2013 as “National Parks and Recreation Month”.  Sarah Mylcraine, Parks and Recreation Activities Specialist was in attendance and accepted the proclamation.

Consent Items:

1. The Council approved minutes of the meeting held June 11, 2013.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution appointing seven Directors to the City of Harker Heights Economic Development Corporation Board. City Manager, Steve Carpenter made the presentation.   Schiffman made the motion to approve having Mr. Carpenter present seven names to the City Council.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion  approved 4-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered appointment of a voting member to the Central Texas Council of Governments Executive Board, to replace Councilmember Spencer H. Smith, for a one year term.  City Manager, Steve Carpenter made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to nominate Schiffman.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a Category 7 (Federal Surface Transportation Program Metropolitan Mobility) Project Nomination Form for the widening of FM 2410.  Steve Carpenter made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve a resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a Category 7 (Federal Surface Transportation Program Metropolitan Mobility) Project Nomination Form for the widening of F.M. 2410 Phase 1, from S. Ann Blvd. to Commercial Drive south of US 190 to include the turn lane at Highland Oaks.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

4. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to write a letter of support for Category 7 (Federal Surface Transportation Program Metropolitan Mobility) funding for Hill Country Transit District-the HOP.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

Reports of Advisory Boards & commissions:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from the City Director of Greater Killeen/Ft. Hood Lemonade Day.  Parks and Recreation Director, Jerry Bark and City Director of Greater Killeen/Ft. Hood Lemonade Day, Amanda Stevens made the presentation awarding Marissa Hinojos of Harker Heights a plaque for first place in the Best Stand Contest.  No action taken.

2. The Council received and discussed a presentation from the Armed Services YMCA regarding the indoor recreation facility to be located at Purser Family Park.  Parks and Recreation Director, Jerry Bark and Tony Mino, Executive Director of the Armed Services YMCA made the presentation.  No action taken.

Items from Council:

1. Councilmember Pat Christ announced that there is a free concert from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Carl Levin Park which has been organized by the Knights of the Round Table.

Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  No action taken.

Closed Meeting:

1. At 5:50 the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:
 
A) Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to deliberate the  appointment of public officers to the Zoning  Board of Adjustment.

2. At 6:03 the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting.  Schiffman made the motion to appoint Chris Diem as a regular member to the Zoning Board of Adjustment to serve an unexpired term ending 01/2014.  Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

Adjournment:

There being no further business, Mayor Mike Aycock adjourned the meeting at 6:04 pm.


                                                                                                         _____________________
                                                                                                         Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:

__________________________________      
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on June 11, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Rob Robinson  Mayor Protem
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey   Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3
Spencer H. Smith  Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
  
Absent: 
Burk Roberts  City Attorney


Consent Items:


1. The Council approved minutes of the meeting held May 28, 2013.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Presentations by Citizens:


1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Harker Heights Citizen Kyong Tipton;             205 W. Dove Lane, Harker Heights, Texas regarding having chickens less than 75 feet of the residence of any person other than the owner.  Kyong Tipton was not in attendance.  Billy Tipton made the presentation.  No action taken.

Public Hearings:


1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change zoning designation from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to R1-R (Rural One-Family Dwelling District) on property located at 2835 Comanche Gap Road, described as approximately 5.926 acres, Lot 1, Block 1, Horizon Addition. Planning & Development Director Fred Morris made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0. 

2. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance for a CUP (Conditional Use Permit) on property located at 2835 Comanche Gap Road, described as approximately 5.926 acres, Lot 1, Block 1, Horizon Addition.  Planning & Development Director Fred Morris made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

New Business:


1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution adopting a policy for post-issuance compliance for tax-exempt obligations. Finance Director Alberta Barrett made the presentation.   Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion  approved 5-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving a request for Alcohol Services for the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce ‘Central Texas Food, Wine & Brew Festival” at the 2410 Community Park.  Parks & Recreation Director Jerry Bark & Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce President Bill Kozlik made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a request regarding a City Wide Garage Sale for the City of Harker Heights.  Parks & Recreation Director Jerry Bark made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Items from Council:


1. Councilmember Rob Robinson announced that he was elected as the Chairman of the Board for the Bell County Public Health District.

Staff Reports:


1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  No action taken.

Adjournment:


There being no further business, Mayor Mike Aycock adjourned the meeting at 5:31pm.

 
                                                                                                                     ___________________
                                                                                                                     Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:

__________________________________     
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:04 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter  City Manager 
Burk Roberts  City Attorney
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager

Pledge of Allegiance:

Boy Scout Roland George lead the Council in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and the Texas Flag.

Consent Items:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meeting held May 14, 2013.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Public Hearing:

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider an ordinance amending Chapter 74, Schedule II (A) of the Code of Harker Heights, to extend a school zone on Canoe Drive to reflect a 20 MPH School Zone.  Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered the appointment of Mayor Pro Tem.  Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to appoint Rob Robinson.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered the appointment of a voting member to the Killeen Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization (KTMPO) Policy Board.  Robinson made the motion to appoint Spencer H. Smith for a term of two of two years.  Seconded by Schiffman.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0. 

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution awarding a contract for the construction of erosion control improvements for the Roy Reynolds Bridge Abutment Project at Nolan Creek.  Mark Hyde, Public Works Director and Otto E. Wiederhold, Senior Vice President, Walker Partners Engineers-Surveyors made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve a resolution awarding a contract in the amount of $312,000.00 to DCi Contracting, Inc.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  No action taken.

Adjourn to Workshop:

At 5:32 the Mayor adjourned the meeting to go into a workshop.

                                                                                                                          _________________________
                                                                                                                          Mike Aycock, Mayor

ATTEST:

____________________________________
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on May 14, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem 
Hal Schiffman  Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith  Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney
Patricia Brunson  Assistant City Manager

New Business:

1. The Council canvassed the election returns.  Councilmembers Murphey and Smith stepped out to tabulate the ballots.  The results are as follows:

TOTAL VOTERS – 716

COUNCIL PLACE 1
CANDIDATES TOTAL
VOTES

Stu McLennan - 183
Hal Schiffman - 484
D. Erik Sandlin - 40
 
COUNCIL PLACE 3
CANDIDATE TOTAL
VOTES
Pat Christ - 599
  
Hal Schiffman was declared the winner for Councilmember Place 1 and Pat Christ was declared the winner for Councilmember Place 3.

2. Burk Roberts, City Attorney, administered the oath of office to Hal Schiffman to serve as Councilmember Place 1, for a three year term ending May, 2016 and to Pat Christ to serve as Councilmember Place 3, for a three year term ending May, 2016.

3. Discuss and consider approving a resolution of the City Council of the City of Harker Heights, Texas, ordering a runoff election to be held on June 8, 2013 in the City of Harker Heights, and approving a letter of submission under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act for preclearance for the runoff election and take the appropriate action. (Assistant City Manager)  This Item was pulled from the agenda as no runoff election is needed.

Consent Items:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meetings held April 23 and April 30, 2013.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Public Hearings:

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change zoning designation on approximately 19.93 acre tract of land described as an 11.434 acre tract, a 0.258 acre tract, and a 5.709 acre tract out of the W. E. Hall Survey, Abstract No. A-1086BC; and a 3 acre tract out of the J.M. Roberts Survey, Abstract No. A-0723BC; and 4 acres from Lot 4, Block 12, Centex Waste Management Addition, Phase Two, from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District), R-2 (Two-Family Dwelling District), B-2 (Neighborhood Retail Business District), B-3 (Local Business District) and M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to PD-M (Planned Development-Mixed Use) generally located north of Clore Road, east of Indian Trail, west of Lookout Ridge Boulevard and south of Veterans Memorial Boulevard and generally addressed as 329 Indian Trail.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

New Business (continued) 

4. The Council discussed and considered approving an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of City of Harker Heights, Texas, General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2013, in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $1,500,000; levying a tax in payment thereof; authorizing the execution and delivery of a Bond Purchase Contract, a Paying Agent/Registrar Agreement, and an Escrow Agreement; calling certain prior obligations for redemption; approving the official statement; finding and determining that the meeting at which this ordinance is passed is open to the public as required by law; and enacting other provisions relating thereto.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director and Garry Kimball with Specialized Public Finance made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

5. The Council discussed and considered approving an ordinance of the City Council of the City of Harker Heights, Texas, (“City”) approving and adopting Rate Schedule “RRM – Rate Review Mechanism” for ATMOS Energy Corporation, Mid-Tex Division to be in force in the City of a period of time as specified in the rate Schedule; adopting a savings clause; determining that this ordinance was passed in accordance with the requirements of the Texas Open Meetings Act; declaring an effective date; and requiring delivery of this ordinance to the Company and ACSC Legal Counsel.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

6.  The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign an equipment lease with Chase Bank.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

7. The Council discussed and considered approving a request by Killeen Engineering and Surveying, agent for the Fitzgerald Group, for a Concept Plan approval of Fitzgerald Addition, a one (1) lot development of approximately 5.00 acres located at 1420 FM 2410.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  Smith, Robinson, Christ, and Schiffman in favor.  Murphey abstained.  Motion approved 4-0.

8. The Council discussed and considered approving a request by Killeen Engineering and Surveying, agent for the Fitzgerald Group, for Preliminary Plat approval of Fitzgerald Addition, a one (1) lot subdivision of approximately 5.00 acres located at 1420 FM 2410.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Robinson made the motion to approve on the condition of the following Planning and  Zoning Commission recommendations:
     A) The six inch (6”) sanitary sewer extension, as required by the subdivision regulations, will be shown on the plat  
         and construction plan Utility Layout Sheet. 
     B) The Developer will be required to sign a “Letter Agreement” with the City that requires the applicant to install and
         extend a minimum six inch (6”) sanitary sewer line from FM 2410 south to connect with the existing sanitary sewer
         line located on the south portion of the property within twelve (12) months of the final plat approval.  If the
         extension is not completed, the Certificates of Occupancy for buildings on the property and the Business Licenses
         for the occupants will be revoked and all existing City utilities will be disconnected.
Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

9. Discuss and consider approving a request for alcohol services at the City of Harker Heights Activities Center and take the appropriate action.  (Parks and Recreation Director)  This Item was pulled from the agenda by the requestor.  +

Reports of Advisory Boards & Commissions:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation regarding the Planning and Zoning Commission 2012 Annual Report.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director and Larry Robison, Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman made the presentation.  No action taken.

XII. Items from Council:

1. Councilmember Christ thanked the Planning and Zoning Commission for all they have done to help develop the City.

XIII. Staff Reports:

1. Receive and discuss the City Manager’s Report.  (City Manager)

Announcements:

1. The Mayor reminded everyone of the Memorial Day Parade.

2. Councilmember Christ advised every one of the second Music in the Park Concert that will be held on May 31st.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 6:43 p.m.

                                                                                                                  ___________________
                                                                                                                  Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:

__________________
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:14 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter  City Manager 
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager

Absent:
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution to reject all bids for the construction of erosion control improvement for the Roy Reynolds Bridge Abutment Project at Nolan Creek.  Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation.  Reider made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving an ordinance to amend Section 150.34 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Harker Heights, Texas regarding height and screening standards for private fences within the Residential(R) Districts of the City.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0. 

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 5:39 p.m.


                                                                                                                  _____________________
                                                                                                                  Mike Aycock, Mayor

ATTEST:

__________________________________       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith  Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter  City Manager 
Burk Roberts  City Attorney
Cherie D. Williams Administrative Assistant

Absent:
Patricia Brunson  Assistant City Manager

Consent Items:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of meeting April 09, 2013.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Presentation by Citizens:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from David Smith with Harker Heights High School recognizing thirteen students creating, planning, and initiating the daily highlight video announcements and two students that in their spare time make various types of blankets to give to needy children.  No action taken.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the use of the Power of Eminent Domain to condemn a 15-foot wide wastewater line easement and temporary construction easement on, through and under a 0.117 acre tract situated in the J.M. Cross Survey, Abstract No. 179, Bell County, Texas, being out of and a part of the remainder of a called 15 acre tract of land conveyed to Roena Mae Hankus by instrument recorded in Volume 3336, Page 126, Deed Records of Bell County, Texas, for the placement, construction, operation, enlargement, inspection, maintenance, replacement, upgrade, rebuilding, relocation, abandonment in place, repair and removal of wastewater lines and other public utilities.  Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation.  Christ made the following motion:
I move that the City of Harker Heights authorize the use of the power of eminent domain to acquire a 15-foot wide wastewater line easement and temporary construction easement on, through and under a 0.117-acre tract situated in the J. M. Cross Survey, Abstract No. 179, Bell County, Texas, being out of and a part of the remainder of a called 15-acre tract of land conveyed to Roena Mae Hankus by instrument recorded in Volume 3336, Page 126, Deed Records of Bell County, Texas, for the placement, construction, operation, enlargement, inspection, maintenance, replacement, upgrade, rebuilding, relocation, abandonment in place, repair and removal of wastewater lines and other public utilities.
Seconded by Reider.
The roll call vote is as follows:
Reider – aye
Murphey – aye
Robinson – aye
Smith – aye
Christ – aye
All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.  

2. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution awarding a contract for the uniform procurement and laundry services to Zip Cleaners for one year with the City having two successive options to renew for one year each upon the same terms and conditions as the original contract and authorize the City Manager to enter into such contract on behalf of the City.  Jerry Bark, Parks and Recreation Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing continued participation with the Steering Committee of Cities served by Oncor; and authorizing the payment of 10 cents per capita to the Steering Committee to fund regulatory and related activities related to Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Items from the Council:

1. Councilmember Smith commended Lisa Youngblood, Library Director and the Friends of the Library on their book sale. 

2. Councilmember Smith commended Jerry Bark, Parks and Recreation Director, and Heather Cox, Activities Coordinator, the Fire Department and Police Department for their outstanding assistance with the Army Marathon.

Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the FY 2012-2013 Second Quarter Investment Report.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  No action taken.

2. The Council received and discussed a presentation regarding an update on the Healthy Homes Program.  Mike Gentry, Police Chief and Kerry Ann Barronette, Social Worker made the presentation.  No action taken.

3. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  No action taken.

Closed Meeting:

1. At 5:55 p.m. the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:
 
A) Pursuant to Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code to consult with the City Attorney under Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with the Open Meetings Act, to-wit: enforcement of municipal court judgments.

B) Pursuant to §551.072 of the Texas Government Code to discuss the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property located at 101 and 401 Amy Lane, Harker Heights, Texas where deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City Council.

2. At 6:35 p.m. the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting.  No action taken.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 6:36 p.m.

                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                       __________________________________ 
                                                                                                                       Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:

___________________________________       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:03 p.m. on Tuesday, April 09, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter  City Manager 
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Absent:
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1

Consent Items:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of meetings held March 26, and April 02, 2013.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

Presentation by Citizens:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from David Smith with Harker Heights High School recognizing two students that planned and presented a Fairy Tale Land Program for 3rd graders at Harker Heights Mountain View Elementary School.  Mr. David Smith was in attendance and made his presentation recognizing Geanna Luna and Yanira Durant.  No action taken.

Public Hearings:

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider an ordinance approving the Agreement dated April 09, 2013, between the State of Texas and the City of Harker Heights, for the maintenance, control, supervision and regulation of certain State Highways and or portions of State Highways in the City of Harker Heights and providing for the execution of said agreement.  Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign the Harker Heights Public Library Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 and system Membership Application form for the Texas State Library System.  Lisa Youngblood, Library Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Murphey. All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0. 

Items from the Council:

1. Councilmember Murphey advised every one of the band that Joe Hines, Utilities Superintendent, is in and that they play every Sunday at the Crescent Lounge in Killeen. 

2. Mayor Aycock advised every one of the farewell dinner for Brigadier-General Milner he attended last Friday and how wonderful it went.

Staff Reports was taken out of order.

Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  No action taken.

Closed Meeting:

1. At 5:35 p.m. the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:
 
A) Pursuant to §551.087 of Texas Government Code to deliberate regarding commercial or financial information that the City Council has received from a business prospect that the governmental body seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the governmental body and with which the governmental body is conducting economic development negotiations on property located in the general area of between Indian Trail and Lookout Ridge north of Clore Road; and to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to the said business prospect and authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and sign an Economic Development (380) Agreement.

2.     At 6:00 p.m. the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting.  Christ made the motion to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and sign a 380 Agreement with Chris Doose of Flintrock Custom Homes on property located in the general area of between Indian Trail and Lookout Ridge north of Clore Road.  Seconded by Smith.  All in far.  Motion approved 4-0.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 6:01 p.m.


                                                                                                                _______________________
                                                                                                                Mike Aycock, Mayor

ATTEST:

__________________________________
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday, April 02, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1 
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter City Manager 
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager 

Absent:
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4

Closed Meeting:

1. At 3:40 p.m. the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:

A) Pursuant to §551.087 of Texas Government Code: to deliberate regarding commercial or financial information that the City Council has received from a business prospect that the governmental body seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the governmental body and with which the governmental body is conducting economic development negotiations on property located in the general area of between Indian Trail and Lookout Ridge north of Clore Road; and to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to the said business prospect.

2. At 5:15 p.m. the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting.  No action taken.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p.m.                                        


                                                                                                                ________________________
                                                                                                                Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:


____________________________________
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:04 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter  City Manager 
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Consent Items:

Christ made the motion to approve Consent Items # 1and 2.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of meeting held March 12, 2013.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving the appointment of Patricia Darnell as Election Judge and Deborah Kimbrel as Alternate Judge for the May 11, 2013 Municipal Election

John Reider, Councilmember Place 1 came into the meeting at 5:15 p.m. 

Presentation by Citizens:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Harker Heights Citizen, Ms. Pam Calloway, 1006 Windy Hill Rd., Harker Heights, Texas regarding hiring someone to do yard maintenance and being able to take debris to city dump site as long as proper ID is presented.  Ms. Calloway was in attendance and made her presentation.  No action taken.

Public Hearings:

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance on the need to continue Sections 130.20 through 130.25 of the Harker Heights Code of Ordinances defining a curfew for minors in the City of Harker Heights, and whether such subchapter will be continued, abolished or modified.  Lt. Loretta Fox of the Harker Heights Police Department made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered a resolution authorizing continued participation with the ATMOS Cities Steering Committee; and authorizing the payment of five cents per capita to the ATMOS Cities Steering Committee to fund regulatory and related activities related to ATMOS Energy Corporation.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  Robinson made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0. 

2. The Council discussed and considered approval of the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  Reider made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0. 

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and sign a contract with Bell County Water Control & Improvement District No. 1 (WCID #1) to purchase an additional 2.0 MGD of treated water.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Smith. All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0. 

4. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution awarding a contract for a Concession Agreement to Mama’s Soul LLC, for one year, with the City having two successive one-year options to renew for a maximum combined term of three years, and authorizing the City Manager to enter into such contract on behalf of the City.  Jerry Bark, Parks and Recreation Director made the presentation.  Reider made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0. 

Items from the Council:

1. Councilmember Christ discussed the meeting with the Harker Heights High School Students as they would like to have music in the park, a “Last Hurrah” for the seniors, and a cleanup day at Comanche Gap Park.

Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  No action taken.

Announcements:

1. Mr. Carpenter reminded everyone of the Easter Sunrise Service at Carl Levin Park.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 5:50 p.m.

                                                              
                                                                                                                ____________________
                                                                                                                Mike Aycock, Mayor

ATTEST:

_____________________________________       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:02 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1 
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter City Manager 
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Absent:
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2

Consent Items:

Christ made the motion to approve Consent Items # 1, 2.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of meeting held February 26, 2013.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving a contract between the City of Harker Heights and the Killeen Independent School District  (KISD) to conduct a joint election for the May 11, 2013 Municipal Election and the KISD Trustee Election

Public Hearings:

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance amending Chapter 74, Schedules V and VI, and Chapter 74 Schedule II (A) of the Code of Harker Heights, to modify the traffic control devices at the intersections of Canoe Drive and East Great Plains Trail, Buckskin Trail and East Great Plains Trail, and to extend a school zone on Canoe Drive to reflect a 20 mph school zone. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution awarding a contract for the annual supply of water meters in the amount of $ 79,975.94 to HydroPro Solutions.  Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation.  Robinson made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0. 

Items from the Council:

1. The Mayor advised everyone that he attended the Veterans Foster Home, on Stillhouse Lake Road, grand opening and it was nice.

2. Councilmember Smith congratulated Jerry Bark, Parks and Recreation Director on how well Purser Park is doing.

3. City Manager, Mr. Carpenter advised everyone that the City of Harker Heights Human Resource Director, is in this month’s TML Magazine regarding Level III Municipal Court Clerk Certification.

Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  No action taken.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 5:20 p.m.


                                                                                                         ___________________          
                                                                                                         Mike Aycock, Mayor

ATTEST:

_____________________________________       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:03 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1 
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith  Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter  City Manager 
Patricia Brunson  Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Consent Items:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of meetings held February 12, 2013.
Councilmember Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0. 

Councilmember Smith explained his vote at the February 12, 2013 meeting on New Business Item #1.  He advised all in attendance that his vote against the motion was because the original resolution was to name the Library and Activity Center the Stewart C. Meyer Library/Activity Center which is how he wanted it and that by no means did he not want the Library named the Stewart C. Meyer Library.

Presentations by Citizens:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Mr. Billy Heckathorn, first retiree of the City of Harker Heights Police Department thanking the Mayor and Council for the cost of living raise he received in his TMRS retirement check.  Mr. Heckathorn was in attendance and made his presentation.  No action taken.

Public Hearings:

Reports of Advisory Boards & Commissions:

Reports of Advisory Boards & Commissions were taken out of order.

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Mr. Robert Hoxworth regarding updates on Texas A&M Central Texas and funding requests.  Mr. Robert Hoxworth and Dr. Nigliazzo were in attendance and made the presentation.  No action taken.

2. The Council received and discuss a presentation from Ms. Charles regarding updates on the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Texas and funding requests.  Ms. Charles was in attendance and made the presentation with Harker Heights High School student Jimmy Scoggins.  No action taken.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a request for alcohol services at the City of Harker Heights Activities Center. Jerry Bark, Parks and Recreation Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0. 

2. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution for the closure of US 190 Business from the City of Harker Heights City Limits to the intersection of FM 3219 and from FM 3219 to FM 439 for the time period beginning at 6:00 a.m., Sunday, April 21, 2013 until 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 21, 2013 for the purpose of holding the Army Marathon.  Jerry Bark, Parks and Recreation Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Items from the Council:

1. Pat Christ discussed a meeting that Mr. Carpenter, Joseph Molis, Lisa Youngblood, and he had with eleven (11) Harker Heights High School students regarding what they would like to see in the City and their volunteering.

Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation regarding the unaudited Financial Statements for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2012-2013.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  No action taken.

2. The Council received and discussed a presentation regarding the Police Department Racial Profiling Data Report for Calendar Year 2012.  Mike Gentry, Police Chief made the presentation.  No action taken.

3.     The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  No action taken.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 6:06 p.m.

                                                                                                                  Mike Aycock, Mayor

ATTEST:
 

Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager

_________________________________________________________________________________________________
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1 
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith  Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter  City Manager 
Cherie D Williams Administrative Assistant
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Absent:
Patricia Brunson  Assistant City Manager

Consent Items:

Christ made the motion to approve Consent Items # 1, 2, & 2.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of meetings held January 22, and January 29, 2013.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving an Order for Municipal Election to be held on May 11, 2013 for the purpose of electing Councilmember, Place 1 for a Three Year Term (2013-2016) and Councilmember, Place 3 for a Three Year Term (2013-2016) for the City of Harker Heights. 

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a contract with Bell County authorizing the City to use their election equipment for the May 11, 2013 Municipal Election. 

Presentations by Citizens:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Harker Heights Citizen Alberta D. Britt; 2010 Rain Dance Loop; Harker Heights, TX regarding no code that stops homeowners from parking their boats in the driveway and on lawns.  Ms. Britt was in attendance and made her presentation.   No action taken.

New Business:

New Business Item # 1 was taken out of order.

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution of the City Council of the City of Harker Heights, Texas naming the Library/Activity Center the Stewart C. Meyer Library/Activity Center.  Jerry Bark, Parks and Recreation Director made the presentation. Robinson made the motion to approve a resolution of the City Council of the City of Harker Heights, Texas naming the Library the Stewart C. Meyer Library.  Seconded by Reider. Robinson, Reider, Murphey, and Christ in favor.  Smith opposed.  Motion approved 4-1. 

Public Hearings:

At 5:15 p.m. John Reider, Councilmember Place 1, gave Cherie D. Williams a Council Affidavit for Public Hearings Items #1 and #2 and left the meeting.

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change the zoning designation from R-1(M) (One-Family Manufactured Home Dwelling District) to R-2 (Two-Family Dwelling District) on property located at 925 Ramblewood Drive, described as Lot 13, Block 1, Wildewood Acres and the forty (40) foot adjacent strip to the north.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

2. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change the zoning designation from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to R-2 (Two-Family Dwelling District) on property located at 919 Ramblewood Drive, described as Lot 10-A, Block 1, Wildewood Acres and the forty (40) foot adjacent strip to the north.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

At 5:23 p.m. John Reider, Councilmember Place 1 returned to the meeting.

3. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change the zoning designation from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to R-2 (Two-Family Dwelling District) on property located at 933 Maplewood Drive, described as Lot 17-A, Block 7 Wildewood Acres and the ten (10) foot adjacent strip to the north.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Reider made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

4. The Council conduct a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change the zoning designation from R-1(M) (One-Family Manufactured Home Dwelling District) and R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to RT-1(Townhouse Single-Family Dwelling District) on approximately .173 acre tract, Abstract No. A-0413BC located adjacent to Verna Lee Blvd.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

5. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change the zoning designation from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to R1-R (Rural One-Family Dwelling District) on property located at 4280 High Oak Drive, described as approximately 5.03 acres, Lot Tract 33, Property Identification No. 16989, Lakeside Hills Section Two.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Robinson made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

6. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change the zoning designation from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to B-4 (Secondary and Highway Business District) on property located at 12411 FM 2410, described as approximately 1.918 acre tract out of the W.H. Webb Survey, 1, Abstract No. A-1016BC and out of the J.M. Cross Survey, Abstract No. A-0179.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

New Business Continued:

New Business Items #1 was taken out of order.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution for a request by Ferman and Geneva Weedon, 203 Redwood Circle, to expand their airport shuttle business, ANS, LLC from their residence, and in accordance with the requirements of Section155.084 (E) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Harker Heights, seek a formal review of the Home Occupation ordinance.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Robinson made the motion to approve a resolution confirming the validity of vehicle parking and storage requirements of Section 155.084 (A) (2) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Harker Heights.  Seconded by Reider.  Robinson, Reider, Christ, and Smith in favor.  Murphey opposed.  Motion approved 4-1.

At 6:17 p.m. Councilmember Murphey left the meeting.

Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the FY 2012-2013 First Quarter Investment Report.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  No action taken.

2. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  No action taken.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 6:27 p.m.

                                         
                                                                                                     Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:
  
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager

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Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1 
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith  Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter  City Manager 
Patricia Brunson  Assistant City Manager 
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Closed Meeting:


1. At 4:50 p.m. the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:

A) Pursuant §551.071, to consult with an attorney about pending litigation, and/or a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with the Open Meetings Act, to-wit:  Substandard buildings owned by Harker Heights Condominiums, LLC on 4.216 acres of land, more or less, out of the V.L. Evans Survey, Abstract No. 288, located at Lynn Drive, Harker Heights, Bell County, Texas.

2. At 5:21 p.m. the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting.  No action taken.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 5:21 p.m.

 
                                                                                       Mike Aycock, Mayor

ATTEST:
       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager

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Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1 
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith  Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter  City Manager 
Patricia Brunson  Assistant City Manager 
   
Absent:
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Consent Items:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of meeting held January 08, 2013.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.
 
Closed Meeting:

1. At 5:06 p.m. the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:
A) Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to deliberate the appointment of public officers to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

B) Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to deliberate the appointment of public officers to the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

2. At 5:20 p.m. the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting.  Councilmember Smith made the motion to appoint the following to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Building Standards Commission:

A) Planning and Zoning Commission
a) Michael T. Johnson – Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2016
b) Roger Segal – Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2016
c) Larry Robison – Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2016
d) Thomas Sinkey – Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2013  - 1/2016
e)  Jody Nicholas– Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2014
f) Steven Rinehart – Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2014
g) Jim Wright – Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2014
h) Jeffrey Petzke - Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2014
i) Kirsten Spevak - Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2014

B)Building Standards Commission
a) Michael T. Johnson – Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2016
b) Roger Segal – Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2016
c) Larry Robison – Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2016
d) Thomas Sinkey – Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2013  - 1/2016
e)  Jody Nicholas– Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2014
f) Steven Rinehart – Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2014
g) Jim Wright – Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2014
h) Jeffrey Petzke - Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2014
i) Kirsten Spevak - Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2014

Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Councilmember Smith made the motion to appoint the following to the Zoning Board of Adjustment:

B) Zoning Board of Adjustment
a) Patricia Krenek – Regular Member – 2 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2015
b) Carl Ford – Regular Member – 2 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2015
c) No Alternate Members were selected.

Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered appointments to the following boards and commissions.  Smith made the motion to appoint the following:

A) Public Safety Commission
a) James Endicott Jr. – Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2016
b) Ben Wetzel – Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2014
c)  Jack Palmer – Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2014

C) Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
a)   Ursula Pirtle – Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2013 - 1/2016
b) Heather K. Bounds – Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2016
b) Lynda A. Nash – Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2014

C) Library Board
a) Julianna Greene – Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2016
b) Peggy L. Murphey – Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2016
c) Dietrich H. Weiss – Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2016

D) Animal Advisory Committee
a) George N. Grammas – Regular Member – 3 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2016
b) Sue Wilson – Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2014
c) Andrea Macdonald – Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2014
d) Earnest “Marty” Martinez – Alternate Member – 1 year term – 1/2013 – 1/2014

Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0. 

2.    The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution updating the Meeting Room Policy for the Harker Heights Activity Center.  Jerry Bark, Parks and Recreation Director made the presentation.  Reider made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Staff Reports:

1.     The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  No action taken.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 5:36 p.m.


                                                                                       Mike Aycock, Mayor

ATTEST:
   
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager


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Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 08, 2013, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1 
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith  Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter  City Manager 
Patricia Brunson  Assistant City Manager 
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Consent Items:


1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of meetings held December 11, and December 18, 2012.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.
 
Presentations by Citizens:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Harker Heights Citizen Stuart McLennan III of 106 East Woodlawn Drive, Harker Heights, Texas regarding tree trimming conducted by Oncor along residential property lines.  Mr. McLennan III was in attendance and made his presentation.  Bruce Lumpkins from ONCOR was present.  No action taken.

The Closed Meeting was taken out of order.


New Business:


1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Greg Schannep regarding a Special Congressional Certificate signed by Congressman Carter congratulating Chief Gentry for his selection to lead the Texas Police Chiefs Association.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager introduced Mr. Greg Schannep.  Mr. Schannep made the presentation to Chief Gentry. No action taken.

2. The Council received and discussed a presentation regarding the Harker Heights Police Department receiving “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” from the Texas Law Enforcement Recognition Program.  Mike Gentry, Police Chief introduced Mr. Price with the Texas Law Enforcement Recognition Program.  Mr. Price presented a plaque to Chief Gentry. No action taken.

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution extending the Bank Depository Services contract with JP Morgan Chase Bank and authorize the City Manager to sign the Extension Agreement on behalf of the City.  Ayesha Lealiiee, Assistant Finance Director made the presentation.  Reider made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

4. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Mr. Bob Treacy with Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. regarding the Affordable Healthcare Act changes that will affect the City of Harker Heights healthcare benefits starting in 2014. Leona Clay, Human Resource Director introduced Mr. Bob Treacy who made the presentation.  No action taken.

5. New Business Item # 5 was taken out of order.

6.     The Council discussed and considered approving a request by Killeen Engineering & Surveying, Ltd., agent for RSBP Developers, Inc., for preliminary plat approval of The Grove at Whitten Place, a 267 lot subdivision of approximately 100.185 acres.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve a request as submitted by Killeen Engineering and Surveying, Ltd., agent for RSBP Developers, Inc., for preliminary plat approval of the Grove at Whitten Place, a 267 lot subdivision of approximately 100.185 acres, not to include staff’s recommendation of the Tejas Trail extension being provided.  .  Seconded by Murphey.  Smith, Murphey, and Reider in favor.  Christ and Robinson opposed.  Motion approved 3-2.

7.     The Council discussed and considered approving an ordinance authorizing the abandonment and termination of a drainage and utility easement on Lots 80 and 81, Block 10, the Ridge Phase Three Addition.  Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation.  Reider made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Closed Meeting:


1. At 6:35 p.m. the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:

A) Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to deliberate the appointment of public officers to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

B) Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to deliberate the appointment of public officers to the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

2. At 6:57 p.m. the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting.  Councilmember Murphey and Councilmember Smith were appointed to a committee to review all of the applicants for the Boards and Commissions and to report back to the Council at the January 22, 2013 Council Meeting.

New Business Continued:

5. No action was taken on the appointments to the following boards and commissions. 
A) Public Safety Commission
B) Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
C) Library Board
D) Animal Advisory Committee

Staff Reports:

1.     The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  No action taken.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

                                                                                                                      _______________________
                                                                                                                         Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:
___________________________________      
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager
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Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:

Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1 
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager

Presentations by Citizens was taken out of order:

1. The Council received a presentation from Judge Burrows and Sharon Long, Bell County Tax Assessor-Collector regarding presenting the City with a check for $31,803.14 from the Child Safety Fund.  No action taken.

Consent Items:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meeting held Tuesday, November 27, 2012.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0. 

Presentations by Citizens was taken out of order:


Public Hearings:


1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance of the City of Harker Heights, Texas amending the examinations, licenses, permits, special inspections & administrative fees section of the FY 2012-2013 fee schedule.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Old Business:


1. The Council discussed and considered approving a revised resolution of the City of Harker Heights, Texas to certify local funding and support of the Comanche Gap Pedestrian and Bicycle Trail Project to the Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program for funding competition in the Texas Department of Transportation 2012 Program call for projects.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and sign a consultant contract with Luck Design Team, LLC for master plan design services of the Comanche Gap Park.  Jerry Bark, Parks and Recreation Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

2.  The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution approving the purchase of thirty-two radios and three control stations from Dailey-Wells Communication, a sole source provider, in the amount of $130,775.45.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approve

Items from Council:

1. Councilmember Christ commented that the Frost Fest was excellent and that it is always good to see all of the City’s Departments being a part of it.

2. Mr. Carpenter commented that Casey and his crew always do a great job, not only with Frost Fest but with all of the City’s functions.

Staff Reports:

1. Receive and discuss the unaudited Financial Statements for the fourth quarter of FY 2011-2012.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  No action taken.

2. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  No action taken.

Adjournment:


There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m.
    
                             
                                                                                                       ___________________________
                                                                                                       Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:

__________________________________       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager                               


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Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 3:02 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1 
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
 
Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Cherie D. Williams Administrative Assistant

Absent:
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5
Burk Roberts  City Attorney
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution awarding a contract to Centex Scrap & Metal in the amount of up to $37,275.00 for the demolition of up to twenty-one (21) unsafe, substandard and dangerous structures per the order of the Building Standards Commission located at 220, 230, 240, 300, 301, 311, 320, 321, 331, 341, 350, 360, 361, 400, 401, 431, 441, 460, 461, 470, and 471 Lynn Drive in Harker Heights, Texas.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 3:09 p.m.
  
                                                                                                                 _____________________
                                                                                                                 Mike Aycock, Mayor

ATTEST:


___________________________________     
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager                               


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Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, in the Kitty Young Council 
Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:

Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith  Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney
Patricia Brunson  Assistant City Manager

Absent:
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1 

Consent Items:


1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meeting held Tuesday, November 20, 2012.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0. 

The Reports of Advisory Boards & Commissions was taken out of order.

Reports of Advisory Boards & Commissions:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Dr. William Harper, Chief of Staff and Deb Mayer, Public Affairs of the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System regarding the City’s partnership in helping host this year’s Welcome Home Celebration at Carl Levin Park.  No action taken.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution requesting the members of the 83rd Legislative Session of the State of Texas to support legislation that increases funding for the Texas Recreation & Parks Account and Larger County and Municipality Recreation and Parks Account Local Park Grant Programs.  Jerry Bark, Parks and Recreation Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving a request for alcohol services for the Chamber of Commerce “Women in Business”.  The request is for approval for a 12 month period as the “Women in Business” meet the last Friday of every month.  Jerry Bark, Parks and Recreation Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve the request for a two date period, November 30, 2012 and December 28, 2012.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution awarding a contract for the 2012 Street Improvement Project in the amount of $926,914.55 to TTG Utilities, LP.  Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation.  Murphey made the motion to approve a resolution awarding a contract for the 2012 Street Improvement Project in the amount of $926,915.00 to TTG Utilities, LP.  Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0.

The Reports of Advisory Boards & Commissions was taken out of order.

Items from Council:

1. Mayor Aycock announced that he attended Lt. General Campbell’s Farewell.

Staff Reports:

Mr. Carpenter announced that Judge Kosta’s mom passed away and that the funeral visitation would be held at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home on Ft. Hood Street on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. and the service at 2:00 p.m.

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  No action taken.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 5:35 p.m.
    
                                                                                   
                                                                                                             ___________________________
                                                                                                             Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:

__________________________________       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager                               

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Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 06, 2012, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

 

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor – Joined the meeting at 3:30 p.m.
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1 
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager

Absent:

Burk Roberts  City Attorney

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution of the City of Harker Heights, Texas to certify local funding and support of the Comanche Gap Pedestrian and Bicycle Trail Project to the Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program for funding competition in the Texas Department of Transportation 2012 Program Call for Projects.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Reider made the motion to approve a resolution pledging a 30% local matching funds in the amount of $413,862.00 to support the Comanche Gap Pedestrian and Bicycle Trail Project.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution awarding a contract for the Clarifier Drain Valve and Drive Rehabilitation Project in the amount of $ 457,200.00 to Archer Western Construction, LLC.  Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation.  Murphey made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.
 
Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned to go into a Workshop at 3:35 p.m.
  
                                                                                     ________________________
                                                                                     Mike Aycock, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

_____________________________________       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager                               

 

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Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

 

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5
 
Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager

Absent:
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1 


Mayoral Proclamations and Presentations:


1. The Mayor proclaimed November 5th through 9th, 2012 as “Municipal Court Week”.  The Municipal Court Judge, Marshal, and the Court Department were present to accept the proclamation

Consent Items:


1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meeting held Tuesday, October 09, 2012.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 4-0. 

Staff Reports:


1. The Council discussed and considered a presentation regarding the City of Harker Heights City Council 2012 Holiday Meeting and Workshop Schedule.  Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager, made the presentation.  There will be no Meetings or Workshops on November 13th, December 25th, 2012 and January 1st, 2013.  There will not be a meeting on December 18, 2012 unless necessary.

2. There was no City Manager’s Report. 

Adjournment:


There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned to go into a Workshop at 3:36 p.m.
  
                                                                                           ____________________________  
                                                                                           Mike Aycock, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

____________________________________       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager                               

 



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Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:02 p.m. on Tuesday, October 09, 2012, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1 
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith  Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney
Cherie D. Williams Administrative Assistant

In Audience: Patricia Brunson  Assistant City Manager

Pledge of Allegiance:

1. Boy Scout Troop 271 led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America and Texas Flag.

Consent Items:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meeting held Tuesday, September 25, 2012.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0. 

Presentations by Citizens:

1. Receive and discuss a presentation from Harker Heights Citizen Stormie Gordon, 125 E. Stacie Road, Harker Heights, Texas regarding current ordinances that appear to be unenforceable regarding junk, unused vehicles, how close they can be parked to the property line, and how many a person can have.  Creating a new ordinance limiting vehicles parked in the front yard.  Ms. Stormie Gordon was in attendance and made her presentation.  No action taken.

Public Hearings:

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change zoning designation from R-1 (One-family Dwelling District) to R1-R (Rural One-Family Dwelling District) on property located at 11130 Rummel Road, described as approximately 5.27 acres, Lot tract 9, Property Identification No. 74678, Lakeside Hills Section One.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

2. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change zoning designation from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to R-1(M) (One-Family Manufactured Home Dwelling District) on property located at 107 E. Ball Road, described as approximately .337 acres, Lot 9, Block 5, Valley View First Extension.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Robinson made the motion to deny.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

3. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change zoning designation from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to R-2 (Two-Family Dwelling District) on property located at 900 Lemonwood Drive, described as Lot 1, Block 4, Wildewood Acres and the ten (10) foot adjacent strip to the south.  Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Reider made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

 4. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance regarding proposed amendments and supplements to Sections of Chapter 154 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Harker Heights, Texas, requiring submittal and approval of a Concept Plan for development within the City.   Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing Compass Bank to be added to the City’s Investment Broker/Dealer List.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

2.  The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute an agreement for the terms of a proposed donation of approximately 0.20 acres of real property, being Lot One (1), Block Three (3), Comanche Land First Unit, an addition to the City of Harker Heights according to the Plat of Record at Cabinet A, Slide 183-D in the Plat Records of Bell County, Texas.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered implementing an Amnesty Program for Utility and Paving Assessments.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  Reider made the motion to approve an amnesty program to run from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  No action taken.

Announcements:

1. Steve Carpenter, City Manager reminded everyone of the Emergency Management Exercise to take place on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Central Fire Station.

2. Councilmember Christ reminded everyone of the Harker Heights Chamber Banquet on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 6:06 p.m.

                                                                                                                         ___________________ 
                                                                                                                         Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:

 __________________________________      
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager                               






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Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1 
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith  Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney
Patricia Brunson  Assistant City Manager

Pledge of Allegiance:

1. Boy Scout Troop 232 led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America and Texas Flag.

Consent Items:

1.   The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meetings held September 11 and September 18, 2012.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0. 

New Business:


1.   The Council discussed and considered approving an ordinance amending §150.02(E) of the Code of Harker Heights, Texas regarding requirements for fire lane markings.  Jack Collier, Fire Chief made the presentation.  Reider made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

2.   The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and sign a “Professional Services Contract” for Construction Inspection Services with Walker Partners for the FY2011-12 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Items from Council:

1.   Councilmember Christ congratulated the Parks and Recreation and Police Departments for doing an excellent job on the Welcome Home Celebration held in Carl Levin Park.  About 4,000 soldiers and their families attended.

Staff Reports:

1.  The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  No action taken.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p.m.
    
                                                                                                           
                                                                                                       ________________________________  
                                                                                                       Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:

__________________________________       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager                               




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Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 4:18 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  


Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager

Absent:
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1 
Burk Roberts  City Attorney
 

Closed Meeting:

1. At 4:18 p.m. the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:

A) Pursuant to §551.072 of the Texas Government Code to discuss the purchase or value of real property where deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City Council in negotiation with a third person, to-wit: the real property (“Property”) owned by Salimali Karediya located on Man O’ War Drive, being more particularly described as Lot 46, Block 1, Thoroughbred Estates, in the City of Harker Heights, Bell County, Texas, according to the plat of record in Cabinet B, Slide 253-B, Plat Records of Bell County, Texas.

2. At 4:36 p.m. the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting:  No action taken.
 
Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 4:37 p.m.

                                                                                                           ______________________
                                                                                                           Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:

_______________________________________       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager

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Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1 
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith  Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney
Cherie D. Williams Administrative Assistant

Absent:
Patricia Brunson  Assistant City Manager

Pledge of Allegiance:

1.   Boy Scout Troop 255 led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America and Texas Flag.

Consent Items:

1.  The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meetings held August 28, 2012 and September 04, 2012.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by  Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0. 

Presentations by Citizens:

1.   The Council received and discussed a presentation from Harker Heights Citizen Ms. Deborah A. Jamieson, 2409 Nickelback Drive, Harker Heights, TX regarding the removal of the Purser Park Disc Golf Course.  Ms. Jamieson was in attendance to make her presentation.  No action taken.

Public Hearings:

1.  The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider an ordinance amending §156.98(C)(2) of the code of Harker Heights regarding non-emergency abatement procedures.  Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

2. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance regarding proposed amendments and supplements to sections of Chapter 154 of the code of ordinances of the City of Harker Heights, Texas requiring submittal and approval of a concept plan for development within the city.  Fred Morris, Planning & Zoning Director made the presentation.  Reider made the motion to table this item and to have it discussed further during a workshop.  Seconded by Murphey.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

New Business:

1.  The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute and deliver an interlocal cooperation contract with the Texas Department of Public Safety relating to the Failure to Appear Program. Leona Clay, Human Resource Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

2.  The Council discussed and considered approving a request for alcohol services for the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce “Military Leadership Dinner” at the Activities Center. Jerry Bark, Parks & Recreation Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

3. The Council discussed and considered  approving a resolution of the City of Harker Heights, Texas designating certain officials as being responsible for, acting for, and on behalf of the City of Harker Heights in dealing with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC); certifying that the City of Harker Heights is eligible to receive grant funding for the dedicated use of the adaptive sports program.  Jerry Bark, Parks & Recreation Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Smith.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

4.  The Council discussed and considered an ordinance of the City of Harker Heights, Texas repealing Chapter 73 of the Harker Heights code f ordinances regarding bicycles.  Mike Gentry, Chief of Police made the presentation. Reider made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

5.  The Council Discussed and considered a resolution of the City of Harker Heights, Texas to establish a fund balance policy.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.
 
Items from Council:

1.   Councilmember Smith congratulated the Parks and Recreation Department on a successful 3rd Annual Puppypalooza. 

2.   Councilmember Christ advised everyone that the Harker Heights High School Meet & Great with the new principal, David Manley that they were invited to has been changed to September 20, 2012.

Staff Reports:

1.  The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  No action taken.

Councilmember Murphey left the meeting at 6:10 p.m.

Adjournment:


There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 6:13 p.m.


                                                                                                        _________________________
                                                                                                        Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:

_______________________________________       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 04, 2012, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock  Mayor
Pat Christ  Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1 
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter  City Manager
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager

Absent:
Burk Roberts  City Attorney

Public Hearing:

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider an ordinance adopting and approving a budget for the City of Harker Heights, Texas for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

2. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance levying a tax rate for the City of Harker Heights, Texas for the Tax Year 2012.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

3. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance prescribing and setting the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 rates and charges of the City of Harker Heights, Texas; penalties for non-payment; and providing an effective date.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Closed Meeting:


1. At 3:12p.m. the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:

A) Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to discuss and consider extending and modifying the City Manager’s contract, and take the appropriate action.

2.  At 3:40p.m. the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting:

Councilmember Christ made the following motion regarding the evaluation of the City Manager, Steve Carpenter;
1. A contract extension from October 01, 2012 to September 30, 2014.
2. That all benefits remain the same.
3. A salary adjustment being the same as all employees as of 01 October, 2012 and 2013, and that he receive a raise of 2% each year.
Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0. 

Adjournment:


There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 3:41p.m.

                                                                                            ___________________________  
                                                                                            Mike Aycock, Mayor
ATTEST:

______________________________________       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager


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Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock         Mayor
Pat Christ             Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider          Councilmember Place 1 
Sam Murphey       Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson       Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith  Councilmember Place 5
  
Steve Carpenter   City Manager
Burk Roberts        City Attorney
Patricia Brunson    Assistant City Manager

Consent Items:

1.  The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meeting held August 14, and August 21, 2012.    Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by  Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.  

Presentations by Citizens:


1.  The Council received and discussed a presentation from Harker Heights Citizen Ms. Belinda Walker, 1607 Man-O-War, Harker Heights, Texas regarding the speed limit on Man O’ War.  No action taken.

Public Hearings:


1.  The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider review of the program performance of the activities completed under the 2010 Texas Community Development block Grant #710309 from the Texas Department of Agriculture to include an explanation of the actual use of the Texas Community Development Program Funds.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  No action taken.

2.  The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider the submission of an application to the Texas Department of Agriculture for a Texas Community Development Block Grant Program.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Old Business:


New Business:

1.   The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution awarding a contract for the purchase of one minivan passenger vehicle to Philpott Motors in the amount of $21,398.00.  Mike Gentry, Police Chief made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Reider.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

2.    The Council discussed and considered approving an ordinance electing for the City of Harker Heights to make current service and prior service contributions to the City’s account in the Benefit Accumulation Fund of the Texas Municipal Retirement System at the actuarially determined rate of total employee compensation.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Robinson.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

3.   The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution of the City Council of Harker Heights, Texas, authorizing the submission of a Texas Community Development Block Grant Program application to the Texas Department of Agriculture for the Community Development Fund; and authorizing the City Manager to act as the City’s Executive Officer and authorized representative in all matters pertaining to the City’s participation in the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program.  Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.  Smith made the motion to approve.  Seconded by Christ.  All in favor.  Motion approved 5-0.

Reports of Advisory Boards & Commissions:

    
Items from Council:

Staff Reports:

1.   The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report.  Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.  No action taken.

Announcements:

Closed Meeting:


1.   At 5:27p.m. the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:

     A)   Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to discuss the evaluation of the City Manager.

2.  At 5:37p.m. the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting:

Mayor Aycock made the motion to establish a subcommittee for the evaluation of the City Manager consisting of Mayor Pro Tem Christ and Councilmember Robinson.

Adjournment:


There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 5:38 p.m.


 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                 ________________________
                                                                                                                 Mike Aycock, Mayor

ATTEST:

___________________________________       
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager

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Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:


Roll Call:
Mike Aycock                Mayor
Pat Christ                    Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider                 Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey              Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson              Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith         Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter          City Manager
Patricia Brunson           Assistant City Manager

Absent:
Burk Roberts               City Attorney

Councilmember Smith came into the meeting at 3:05 p.m.

Public Hearings:

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Budget. Alberta Barrett, Finance   Director made the presentation. No action taken.

Presentations by Citizens:

1. Receive and discuss a presentation from Anita Corbin with Top Ladies of Distinction regarding the Fee Schedule in the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Budget. This Item was withdrawn by Ms. Anita Corbin prior to the meeting.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned to a Workshop at 3:24 p.m.



                                                        ___________________________
                                                        Mike Aycock, Mayor

ATTEST:

________________________________________
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager




Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:02 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:

Roll Call:
Mike Aycock             Mayor
Pat Christ                 Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider              Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey           Councilmember Place 2
Spencer H. Smith      Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter City Manager
Burk Roberts City Attorney
Patricia Brunson Assistant City Manager

Absent: Rob Robinson Councilmember Place 4

Consent Items:

Christ made the motion to approve Consent Items # 1, 2, and 3. Seconded by Reider. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meeting held July 24, 2012.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving a request for alcohol services for the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce
   “Central Texas Food, Wine, & Brew Festival” function at the 2410 Community Park.

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a request for alcohol services for the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce
   “Women in Business” function at the Activities Center.

At 5:04 p.m. the Mayor called to Order the City of Harker Heights Employee Benefits Trust meeting.

1. The Trustees discussed and considered approving a resolution of the City of Harker Heights Employee Benefits Trust awarding
   contracts for the City of Harker Heights Employee Benefits Trust Group Medical Plan, Vision Benefits, Dental Benefits, Life
   Insurance, AD&D, and Long Term Disability; authorizing the City Manager to enter into such contracts on behalf of the City
   and the Employee Benefits Trust. Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager and Bob Treacy with City County Benefits made
   the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Reider. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

At 5:10 p.m. the Mayor reconvened to City of Harker Heights Council Meeting:

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution of the City of Harker Heights to pay for certain employee related
    benefits and approving any transfers necessary to fund the Trust. Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager made the
    presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Smith. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

2. The Council discussed and considered approving a request by Mitchell & Associates, Inc., agent for Helms Way
    Development, LLC, for preliminary/final plat approval of Helms Way Addition Phase Five, a two (2) lot subdivision
    of approximately 4.876 acres, being a replat of part of Lot 1, Block 1, Helms Way Addition Phase Two. Fred Morris,
    Planning and Development Director made the presentation. Reider made the motion to approve. Seconded by
    Smith. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution awarding a contract for the FY 2011-12 Sanitary Sewer
    Rehabilitation Project in the amount of $261,661.00 to Horseshoe Construction, Inc. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director
    made the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

New Business Item # 5 was taken out of order:

5. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and sign a
    “Professional Services Contract” for engineering services with the RJN Group for the 2011-12 Roy Reynolds Drive
    Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Study. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation. Christ made the
    motion to approve. Seconded by Reider. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

4. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution awarding a contract for the Comanche Gap Road
    Pavement Repair Project in the amount of $91,620.00 to APAC TX-Wheeler Companies. Mark Hyde, Public Works
    Director made the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Murphey. All in favor.
    Motion approved 4-0.

6. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution of the City Council of the City of Harker Heights, Texas
    to authorize the City Manager to sign a Professional Management Contract with Langford Community Management
    Services for the Texas Community Development Block Grant. Alberta Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation.
    Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Reider. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

7. Discuss and consider approving a resolution awarding a contract for the purchase of one minivan passenger vehicle to
    Dodge Country in the amount of $21,998.75. This Item was postponed until the August 28, 2012 Council Meeting.

Public Hearings:

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change the zoning
    designation from R-1 (One-Family Dwelling District) to R-2 (Two-Family Dwelling District) on property located
    at 931 Ashwood Drive, described as Lot 16, Block 9, Wildewood Acres and the ten (10) foot adjacent strip to
    the north. Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation. Smith made the motion to
    approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

2. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance to change the zoning
    designation from R-1(M) (One-Family Manufactured Home Dwelling District) to R-2 (Two-Family Dwelling District)
    on property located at 938 & 940 Pinewood Drive, described as Lots 20-21, Block 12, Wildewood Acres and the
    ten (10) foot adjacent strip adjacent to the south of each lot; and property located at 939 & 941 Pinewood Drive,
    described as Lots 20-21, Block 11 Wildewood Acres and the ten (10) foot strip adjacent to the north of each lot.
    Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation. Reider made the motion to approve.
    Seconded by Christ. All in favor. Motion approved 4-0.

Reports of Advisory Boards & Commissions:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from the Harker Heights Veterans Council. Jerry Bark,
    Parks and Recreation Director made the presentation. No action taken.

Presentations by Citizens:

1. The Council received and discussed a presentation from Harker Heights Citizen Ms. Leslie Irick regarding
    the lot on Man O’ War Drive. Ms. Irick was in attendance and made her presentation. No action taken.

Staff Reports:

1. The Council received and discussed the City Manager’s Report. Steve Carpenter, City Manager made
    the presentation. No action taken.

Adjournment:

   There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 6:05 p.m.


                                                        ______________________________
                                                        Mike Aycock, Mayor

ATTEST:

___________________________________
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager


                                                      



                                                          City Council Meeting held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights
                                                          City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548: 
                                                          
                                                          Roll Call:
                                                          Mike Aycock                          Mayor
                                                          Pat Christ                               Mayor Pro Tem
                                                         John Reider                            Councilmember Place 1        
                                                          Sam Murphey                        Councilmember Place 2               
                                                          Rob Robinson                       Councilmember Place 4
                                                          Spencer H. Smith                  Councilmember Place 5

                                                          Steve Carpenter                     City Manager
                                                          Burk Roberts                          City Attorney
                                                          Patricia Brunson                    Assistant City Manager
                                         

                                                           Closed Meeting:
                                             

                                            1.     At 3:25 p.m. the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:
                                                             
                                                                   A)     Pursuant to §551.072 of the Texas Government Code to discuss the purchase or value of real property
                                                                   where deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City Council in negotiation with a third person,
                                                                   to-wit: the real property (“Property”) owned by Salimali Karediya located on Man O’ War Drive, being more particularly described as Lot 46,
                                                                   Block 1, Thoroughbred Estates, in the City of Harker Heights, Bell County, Texas, according to the plat of record in Cabinet B,
                                                                   Slide 253-B, Plat Records of Bell County, Texas.

                                                                    B)     Pursuant to §551.071 of the Texas Government Code to consult with an attorney about a matter in which the duty of the attorney
                                                                    to the City Council under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with the Open
                                                                    Meetings Act, to-wit: the City’s options for acquiring or controlling development on the Property, and issues related thereto.

                                                          2.       At 4:25 p.m. the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to discuss and consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute
                                                                    a contract for the purchase of the Property, or to take other action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting. Christ
                                                                    made the motion to authorize the City Manager to negotiate a contract for the purchase of the real property (“Property”) owned by
                                                                    Salimali Karediva located on Man O’ War Drive, Being more particularly described as Lot 46, Block 1, Thoroughbred Estates, in the City
                                                                    of Harker Heights, Bell County, Texas, according to the plat of record in Cabinet B, Slide 253-B, Plat Records of Bell County, Texas.
                                                                    Seconded by Robinson. Murphey, Christ, Robinson, and Smith in favor. Reider opposed. Motion approved 4-1. 
                                                    
                                                            Adjournment:

                                                            There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 4:26 p.m.



                                             Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the
                                                            Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548: 

                                                            R
oll Call:
                                                           
Mike Aycock                        Mayor
                                                            Pat Christ                             Mayor Pro Tem
                                                            John Reider                         Councilmember Place 1
                                                            Sam Murphey                      Councilmember Place 2
                                             Rob Robinson                  Councilmember Place 4
                                                            Spencer H. Smith                 Councilmember Place 5
                    
                                                            Steve Carpenter                  City Manager
                                                            Patricia Brunson                  Assistant City Manager

                                                            Absent:
                                                           
Burk Roberts                        City Attorney

                                             Consent Items:
                                             

                                             1.     The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meetings held June 12, and
                                             June 19, 2012. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Reider. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

                                             P
resentations by Citizens:

                                             1.     The Council received and discussed a presentation from Harker Heights citizen Herbert F. Gately III;
                                             3206 Eagle Ridge, Harker Heights, Texas 76548 regarding the condition of and plan to repair Comanche Gap
                                             Road. Herbert F. Gately III; 3206 Eagle Ridge, Harker Heights, Texas 76548 was in attendance to make his
                                             presentation. No action taken. 
                           
                                             Staff Reports:
                    

                                             1.     Receive and discuss the City Manager’s Report. Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.
                                             No action taken.

                                             Closed Meeting:
         

                                             1.     At 5:20 p.m. the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:

                                                     A)     Pursuant to §551.072 of the Texas Government Code to discuss the purchase or value of real property
                                                     where deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City Council in
                                                     negotiation with a third person, to-wit: the real property (“Property”) owned by Salimali Karediya located on
                                                     Man O’ War Drive, being more particularly described as Lot 46, Block 1, Thoroughbred Estates, in the City of
                                                     Harker Heights, Bell County, Texas, according to the plat of record in Cabinet B, Slide 253-B, Plat Records of
                                                     Bell County, Texas.

                                              2.     At 6:24 p.m. the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to discuss and consider authorizing the City Manager
                                              to negotiate and execute a contract for the purchase of the Property, or to take other action as appropriate on
                                              matters discussed in the closed meeting. No action taken.

                                              Adjournment:

                                              There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

 


                         
Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:


Roll Call:
Mike Aycock - Mayor

Pat Christ - Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider - Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey - Councilmember Place 2
Rob Robinson - Councilmember Place 4
Spencer H. Smith - Councilmember Place 5

Steve Carpenter - City Manager
Burk Roberts - City Attorney
Patricia Brunson - Assistant City Manager

Consent Items:
            
 
1.     The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meeting held May 22, 2012. Murphey
made the motion to approve. Seconded by Reider. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.


New Business:

1.    The Council discussed and considered approving a request from WB Development Management III
to grant a waiver to reduce side yard setbacks from six (6) feet to five (5) feet and limit separation distances
between dwellings to a minimum of twelve (12) feet for all residential lots within Tuscany Meadows Subdivision,
Phase 1. Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director made the presentation. Murphey made the motion to
approve a request to grant a waiver for 80 lots within Tuscany Meadows Subdivision, Phase 1 with the following
conditions:
     a.     Must meet the 12 foot distance requirement between dwellings.
     b.     To be monitored by the City Staff.

 

Seconded by Christ but did not go to vote. Councilmember Murphey rescinded his first motion and made a motion to
table this item until the meeting to be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Seconded by Christ. Murphey and Christ in
favor, Reider, Robinson, and Smith opposed. Motion denied 2-3. Smith mad a motion to disapprove a request to grant
a waiver to reduce side yard setbacks from six (6) feet to (5) feet and limit separation distances between dwellings
to a minimum of twelve (12) feet for all residential lots within Tuscany Meadows Subdivision, Phase 1. Seconded
by Robinson. Smith, Robinson, and Reider in favor. Murphey and Christ opposed. Motion approved 3-2.

2.     The Council discussed and considered authorizing the City Manager to negotiate with McLean
Construction on a 150,000 gallon elevated storage tank and waterlines. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the
presentation. Reider made the motion to approve. Seconded by Smith. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

3.     The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing continued participation with the
Steering Committee of Cities served by Oncor; and authorizing the payment of 10 cents per capita to the Steering
Committee to fund regulatory and related activities related to Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC. Alberta
Barrett, Finance Director made the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Reider.
All in favor. Motion approved 5-0. 

Staff Reports:

1.     The Council received and discussed a presentation regarding the land use and zoning of Thoroughbred Estates.
Fred Morris, Planning and Development Director, and Joseph Molis, GIS/Planner made the presentation. No action taken.

2.     Receive and discuss the City Manager’s Report. Steve Carpenter, City Manager made the presentation.
No action taken.  

Closed Meeting:

1.     At 7:00 p.m. the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:

        A)     Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to deliberate the appointment of a public
        officer to the Planning and Zoning Commission to fill a vacancy.

2.     At 7:11 p.m. the Mayor reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters
discussed in the closed meeting. Christ made the motion to appoint Alternate Member, Place 1, Roger Segal as
a regular member to the Planning and Zoning Commission to fill the vacancy left by Leanne Meyer and to
move Thomas Sinkey to Alternate Member Place 1 and move Jody Nicholas to Alternate Member Place 2.
Seconded by Robinson. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0. 

Adjournment:
There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 7:12 p.m.

 





Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 5:04 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:


Roll Call:
Mike Aycock - Mayor
Spencer H. Smith - Mayor Pro Tem
John Reider - Councilmember Place 1
Sam Murphey - Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ - Councilmember Place 3
Rob Robinson - Councilmember Place 4

Patricia Brunson - Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts - City Attorney
Cherie D. Williams - Administrative Assistant

Absent:
Steve Carpenter - City Manager

Consent Items:

1. The Council discussed and considered approving the minutes of the meetings held May 08, 2012 and May 15, 2012. Murphey made the motion to approve. Seconded by Reider. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

Presentations by Citizens:

1. The Council received a presentation from Harker Heights Citizens Yvonne Sandlin, 506 Man O War; Lorenzo C. Browne, 1600 Man O War; Ken Watson, 1603 Man O War; Rhonda F. Watson, 1603 Man O War; Belinda S. Walker, 1607 Man O War regarding Lot 46 Block 1, Thoroughbred Estates. No action taken.

Public Hearings:

1. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance amending Chapter 74, Schedule 1 of the Code of Harker Heights, to change the speed limit on FM 2410. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve. Seconded by Reider. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

2. The Council conducted a Public Hearing to discuss and consider approving an ordinance amending Chapter 74, Schedules V and VI, and Chapter 75, Schedule 1 of the Code of Harker Heights, to modify the traffic control devices at the intersections of Broken Arrow Drive and Pawnee Drive, Preswick Drive and Nola Ruth Drive, Gasisco Drive and Verna Lee Boulevard, Fox Trail and Frontier Trail, Beaver Trail and Frontier Trail, Lambrusco Drive and Port Drive, and to provide for no parking signs on Miller’s Drive. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation. Murphey made the motion to approve. Seconded by Christ. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

New Business:

1. The Council discussed and considered the appointment of Mayor Pro Tem. Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager made the presentation. Smith made the motion to nominate Councilmember Christ for a term of one year. Seconded by Reider. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.



2. The Council discussed and considered approving a request regarding a city wide garage sale for the City of Harker Heights. Heather Cox, Parks and Recreation Activity Coordinator made the presentation. Smith made the motion to approve the resolution. Seconded by Robinson. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

3. The Council discussed and considered approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter in to an Inter-local Agreement for the US 190 Eastbound to Westbound Bridge Turnaround Project at FM 2410 material inspection and testing services with the Texas Department of Transportation, the City of Harker Heights contract amount not to exceed $3,500.00. Mark Hyde, Public Works Director made the presentation. Christ made the motion to approve. Seconded by Murphey. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

Staff Reports:

1. There was no City Manager’s Report.

Closed Meeting:

1. At 5:35 p.m. the Mayor announced a closed meeting for the following purposes:

A) Pursuant to §551.074 of the Texas Government Code to deliberate the appointment of an Alternate Municipal Judge.

2. At 5:50 The Mayor reconvened the open meeting to take action as appropriate on matters discussed in the closed meeting. Christ made the motion to reappoint Billy Ray Hall as Alternate Municipal Judge for a term of (2) two years with a pay adjustment from $7,000 annually to $7,500 annually. Seconded by Reider. All in favor. Motion approved 5-0.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the City of Harker Heights City Council Meeting was adjourned at 5:51 p.m.



                                                                   _________________________________
                                                                   Mike Aycock, Mayor


ATTEST:


_____________________________________
Patricia Brunson, Assistant City Manager






Minutes of the City Council Meeting held at 3:06 p.m. on May 15, 2012, in the Kitty Young Council Chamber at the Harker Heights City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548:  

Roll Call: 
Mike Aycock  Mayor

Spencer H. Smith  Mayor Pro Tem 
Sam Murphey  Councilmember Place 2
Pat Christ  Councilmember Place 3 
Rob Robinson  Councilmember Place 4

Patricia Brunson  Assistant City Manager
Burk Roberts  City Attorney
Cherie D. Williams Administrative Assistant

Absent: 
John Reider  Councilmember Place 1
Steve Carpenter  City Manager

New Business:

1. The Council canvassed the election returns.  Councilmembers Christ and Robinson stepped out to tabulate the ballots.  The results are as follows:

TOTAL VOTERS – 696

COUNCIL PLACE 2
CANDIDATES
TOTAL
VOTES
 
Moshe “Mo” Schrauth

 95

 
Sam Murphey

  591


  
COUNCIL PLACE 5
CANDIDATE
TOTAL
VOTES 

Spencer H. Smith


 617




Sam Murphey was declared the winner for Councilmember Place 2 and Spencer H. Smith was declared the winner for Councilmember Place 5.

2. Burk Roberts, City Attorney, administered the oath of office to Sam Murphey to serve as Councilmember Place 2, for a three year term ending May, 2015 and to Spencer H. Smith to serve as Councilmember Place 5, for a three year term ending May, 2015.

Adjournment:

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 3:22 p.m.
                            
                                  
                                                    
                                                                                                                ________________
                                                                                                                Mike Aycock, Mayor


ATTEST:


__________________     
Patricia Brunson, 
Assistant City Manager