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January 21st, 2009
City Hall Notebook:
Council Meeting 01/22/09

Thursday, January 22, 2009 at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins | Schedule: 6 p.m. Workshop; 7 p.m. Regular Meeting rescheduled from Tuesday.

Wholesale water agreement with Kyle

The city council will consider a water supply interconnect agreement to sell treated water to the City of Kyle. The agreement specifies that San Marcos will provide a maximum of 560 acre feet per year of water as needed by Kyle or up to 500,000 gallons a day at a wholesale price of $2.94 per 1,000 gallons. The water will be delivered by pipeline from the San Marcos water distribution system to a ground storage tank in Kyle.


Proposed water sale agreement between San Marcos and Kyle [pdf]

Changes to water conservation ordinance

The city council will consider an ordinance on the first of two readings revising the city’s water conservation ordinance to reflect state law and current Edwards Aquifer Authority rules. Changes include raising trigger levels for aquifer levels and spring flows for drought response stages to coincide with EAA triggers. In addition, state law also raised total regional withdrawals from the Edwards Aquifer from 450,000 acre feet per year to 572,000 acre feet.

Budget status update

Finance Director Steve Parker will present an overview of the current financial status of the City of San Marcos including summaries of revenues and expenditures for major funds, including sales tax revenues, and discuss cost-savings measures and revenue enhancements.


Memorandum from finance director on city’s financial outlook [pdf]

City council financial management policies adopted September 2008 [pdf]

Ridgewood Street parking restrictions

Prompted by a resident’s complaint, the city council will consider parking restrictions the 200 block of Ridgewood Street at the main entrance to Schulle Canyon Park. The ordinance would close the parking area when the park is closed and restrict it to motorists using the park. A neighbor has complained repeatedly to City Hall that Texas State University students use the parking while attending class.

Animal ordinance discussion

The city council will discuss the new Animal Ordinance adopted in December. Scheduled to take effect April 1, 2009, the ordinance currently is being presented to the public in three educational sessions. The first was held Jan. 8 and the next two are Monday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins.

Development agreements workshop

The city council will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. to discuss the provisions for development agreements in the San Marcos Land Development Code and state law. Staff will seek policy guidance from the city council on the content and use of development agreements that are initiated to support desirable development in the community.


Memorandum from planning staff on development agreements [pdf]

PowerPoint presentation on development agreements [pdf]

School district honors and status report

At the 7 p.m. meeting, Mayor Susan Narvaiz will present a proclamation designating January as School Board Appreciation Month to honor the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School Board. Also during the meeting, School Superintendent Dr. Patty Shafer will present a brief report, “Where We Stand,” on the progress of the district in testing and accountability measures.

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