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May 4th, 2009
Notebook: Council Meeting 05/05/09

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins | Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Proclamations; 6 p.m. Workshop; 7 p.m. Regular meeting

Extended bar hours ordinance

The city council will consider on first reading an ordinance implementing extended bar hours until 2 a.m. After discussion at the April 21 meeting, the city council gave direction to implement the extended hours, with review at six months, 12 months and two years. Residents are invited to offer their suggestions on implementation through a link on the city’s homepage at


Proposed ordinance extending bar hours [pdf]

Alcohol taskforce final recommendations [pdf]

Bulky waste and recycling services

The city council will receive updates and discuss enhancements to the current bulky waste program. Currently the program provides curbside pick up of bundled brush and large appliances for residential customers, brush drop off at the TDS Landfill, the Green Guy drop off center, neighborhood clean ups, household hazardous waste collection and a new Neighborhood Services “on demand” pick up. A separate discussion on a request for proposal (RFP) for recycling services commercial and multi-family customers will also be held.


Proposed RFP for commercial, multi-family single-stream recycling [pdf]

Stimulus funds

The city council will receive an update from staff on the progress of City of San Marcos applications for federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. City departments are applying for funds for public safety, transportation, energy, water and wastewater utility projects, neighborhood stabilization funds, and additional community development funds. The workshop starts at 6 p.m.

Lions Club Tube Rental

The city council will discuss the April 27 fire at the City Park Recreation Hall which destroyed the Lions Club Tube Rental concession in the building and give direction to staff.

Honors and proclamations

Mayor Susan Narvaiz and the City Council will present proclamations for Texas Tourism Week, the San Marcos High School District Champion Golf Team, and Municipal Clerks Week. The San Marcos CISD Teachers of the Year will receive honors from the City. In addition, 26 Texas State University students and their faculty advisers will be recognized for their recent Civil Rights Freedom Trail odyssey to visit important sites of the Civil Rights movement. Proclamations are presented starting at 5:30 p.m.

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