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September 13th, 2008
Notebook: Upcoming city council business

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos Tx 78666 Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Proclamations; 6 p.m. Executive Session; 6:30 p.m. Workshop on city council Visioning Workshop and Goals; 7 p.m. Regular Meeting.

Workshop on city council visioning process

The city council will hold a workshop at 6:30 p.m.to follow up on its August 22 day-long visioning session in which members discussed city goals and short and long term objectives.

Final Adoption of tax rate, utility rates and 2009 municipal budget

Following a month and a half of workshops, public hearings and discussions and months of budget development, the city council is set to vote on adoption of a $0.5302 tax rate, the same as last year, third reading on water/ wastewater utility rates, and adoption of a $145.3 million municipal budget.

Downtown master plan adoption

The city council will hold a public hearing and consider approval of the Downtown Master Plan on the first of three readings. Developed by Broaddus Associates, this “big picture” plan is intended to serve as a guide for revitalization of San Marcos’s historic downtown area.

Engineering for Victory Gardens improvements

The city council will consider a resolution approving a $275,410 contract with Bain Medina Bain, Inc. for engineering services for the Victory Gardens Neighborhood Drainage, Water, Wastewater and Street Improvement Project. Once designed and built, the project will alleviate drainage problems and upgrade water, wastewater and streets in the neighborhood.

McCarty Lane financing

The sale of $7.6 million in Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation to finance the McCarty Lane road improvements will be considered by the city council. The funds will be used to pay for city improvements of east McCarty Lane from a two-lane roadway to a four and five lane street.

Honoring public schools, Dr. Hector P. Garcia and Strutters

Mayor Susan Narvaiz will present special proclamations to Bowie Elementary, DeZavala Elementary and Crockett Elementary for achieving Exemplary and Recognized rankings from the Texas Education Agency for academic excellence. Other proclamations will be presented to the American G.I. Forum Women’s Chapter honoring Dr. Hector P. Garcia at 5:30 p.m. and to the Texas State University Strutters at 7 p.m.

The agenda for Tuesday’s city council meeting is posted a minimum of 72 hours before the meeting online at  http://www.ci.san-marcos.tx.us/cityhall/cityclerk/ councilAgenda.html  . Regular city council meetings are aired live on Time Warner Channel 10 and Grande Channel 16 and video streamed live on the city’s website at www.ci.san-marcos.tx.us

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