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November 2nd, 2009
San Marcos Notebook: City Council 10/02/09

Monday, November 2, 2009 at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins | Schedule: 3 p.m. Executive Session followed by regular meeting; 4 p.m. public hearings; 5:30 Proclamations and Honors. Regular meeting rescheduled from Nov. 3 for city council election.

City Council compensation, reimbursement

The city council will consider an ordinance on second and final reading providing for compensation for City Council members. The proposal provides for $50 a month for city council members and $750 a month for the mayor. Member would have the option of taking the sum as compensation, adding it to their expense accounts or to not accept the funds.


» Ordinance setting city council reimbursement, compensation [pdf]

‘Jake braking’ ordinance

The city council will consider an ordinance on second and final reading prohibiting the use of compression release brakes in the city limits. The brakes are used in large diesel trucks to trap pressure in the engine to slow down the truck on steep hills. The brakes can be noisy, city officials say, and create a safety issue for adjacent motorists and pedestrians.


» Ordinance prohibiting compression release brakes [pdf]
» City staff memo recommending ‘jake brake’ prohibition [pdf]

Proclamations and honors

Mayor Susan Narvaiz and the City Council will present proclamations and recognitions honoring the World Town Planning Day, COPD Week, Municipal Court Week, and Veterans Day. In addition, the City Council will honor the San Marcos High School Tennis Team, Youth Advocate of the Month Bonnie Pecina, and the Achieving Community Together team for the Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence Award.

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