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August 2, 2013

City council to consider appointing new member

— Staff report

Tuesday’s regular Gainesville City Council meeting will include consideration of appointing a council member to the council’s Ward 6, following the exit of former member Vince Rippy.

The meeting is 6:30 p.m. at Gainesville Municipal Court, and council will consider passing a resolution that enables an appointment. If appointed, the new member will hold office until May 10, when a general election will potentially usher in a different one.

Also on Tuesday’s agenda:

• Council will approve a consent agenda that includes appointments to the city’s parks and airport board.

• Council will discuss a proposed tax rate for the city’s fiscal year 2013-14, and the meeting will include a public hearing.

• Council will consider setting a date for a public hearing regarding the city’s proposed 2013-14 budget.

• Council will conduct a public hearing for a request to re-zone 142.88 acres of property located in the J. Spears Survey, Abs. 915, J.D. Sharum Survey, Abs. 961, and the S. W. Hillis Survey, Abs. 454, from the status of “agriculture” to “industrial (I).”

• Council will consider passing the first reading of an ordinance amending ordinance 1219-12-2008; the zoning ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Texas authorizing the City of Gainesville, Texas, to rezone from the status of “agriculture” to “industrial (I)” the entirety of the properties identified as J. Spears Survey, Abstract 915, J.D. Sharum Survey, Abstract 961, and the S. W. Hillis Survey, Abstract 454, Cooke County; providing for amendment of the official zoning map of the City of Gainesville; providing for an effective date; containing a severability clause and making an open meeting finding.

• Council will consider passing a resolution authorizing City Manager Barry Sullivan to enter into an interlocal agreement with Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) for E9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point Services.

• Council will consider a resolution authorizing Sullivan, on behalf of the City of Gainesville, to execute an agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates for implementation of “Individual Project Order 2013-3, Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase I” improvements.

• Council will consider the first reading of a resolution approving actions of the Gainesville Economic Development Corporation (GEDC) of the City of Gainesville — which approved an economic development incentive for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department for relocation assistance for up to 30 employees who are transferring to the Gainesville State School.  (Per state law, council takes no action on first reading)

• Council will consider a resolution approving actions of the GEDC of the City of Gainesville, which approved “Valew” as an economic development project and approving an incentive of $350,000 which includes the transfer of 15 acres in the new industrial park at no cost to Valew ($150,000 value) and an additional incentive of $5,000 per eligible employee for up to 40 employees not to exceed $200,000 for employee cash incentives. (Per state law, council takes no action on first reading.)

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