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October 20th, 2008
Notebook: Upcoming city council business

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins | Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Proclamations; 6 p.m. Workshop on single stream recycling; 7 p.m. Regular Meeting.

Proclamations and honors

Mayor Susan Narvaiz will present special recognitions to organizations that assisted with evacuees from Hurricane Ike in September. Other proclamations will honor the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and city retiree Steve Sands. The Finance Department will be recognized for receiving the Government Finance Officers Association award for excellence in financial reporting.

Wrecker ordinance final reading

Amendments to the city’s wrecker ordinance will be considered on third and final reading. The ordinance would require registration by companies performing non-consent tows; limits on show up or drop fees; tows only to vehicle storage facilities located in San Marcos; new signage requirements, and providing that local checks must be accepted for payment.

Adoption of Downtown Master Plan

The city council will consider third and final reading of the Downtown Master Plan during the regular meeting. The Downtown Master Plan will serve as a guide for revitalization of the historic downtown area.

Public hearings

The city council will schedule public hearings on the agenda to begin at 8 p.m. Items on the agenda for public hearings will include:

  • Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance approving a Planned Development District for 103 acres at Blanco River Village and multi-family district zoning for portions of three blocks for a single family condominium project.
  • Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance approving a Planned Development District for 2.7 acres at 401 Fredericksburg, 210-212 Pat Garrison, 408 Comanche and 418 Comanche for an urban style apartment structure.
  • Public hearing and consideration on second reading of an increase in solid waste and with Texas Disposal Systems from $13.98 to $15.75 (an increase of $1.77) for single stream recycling.

Hays County bond election

The city council will consider a resolution of support for the November 4, 2008 Hays County Road Bond election. The $207 million road bond project would match $74 million in county funds with $133 pass-through financing with the Texas Department of Transportation. Included in the bond package is funding for San Marcos area’s Loop 110 east of I-35 from McCarty Lane to Highway 123.

Legislative action program

The city council will consider a resolution adopting the city’s legislative program for the 2009 Texas Legislative session. The resolution includes issues related to water resources, air and land transportation, eminent domain, alternate energy resources, economic development and opposing new state fees on city services

The agenda for Tuesday’s city council meeting is posted a minimum of 72 hours before the meeting online at 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 .

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