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City Commission Meeting 09222016

 

CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS
  REGULAR CITY COMMISSION MEETING
COMMISSION CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, 401 SOUTH ALAMO
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016, 6:30 P.M.
 

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1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL


2. PRESENTATIONS

A. Presentation of the City of Marshall audit report for the 2015 fiscal year.
(Knuckols, Duvall, Hallum, & Co.)


B. Presentation of the “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” award to the Marshall Police Department. 
(Representative of the Texas Police Chiefs Association)


3. PRESENTATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC


4. ITEMS TO BE WITHDRAWN FROM CONSENT AGENDA

 


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5. CONSENT AGENDA

The items on the Consent Agenda require little or no deliberation by the
Commission.  Approval of the Consent Agenda authorizes the City Manager
or her designee to proceed with conclusion of each in accordance with staff
recommendations, a copy of which is filed with the minutes of the meeting.
A Commissioner may remove items from the Consent Agenda by making such
request prior to a motion and vote on the Consent Agenda.

A. Consider approval of the minutes from the September 8, 2016 Regular meeting.


B. Monthly financial report.  (Finance Director)


C. Code Enforcement report.  (Director of Planning & Development)


6. PUBLIC HEARING AND ORDINANCE APPROVAL

A. Z-16-05:  Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance amending the zoning map regarding a 2.312 acre tract of land in the Peter Whetstone Survey Abstract 756 changing the zoning designations from A-E (Agriculture and Estate) to C-3 (General Business).  The subject property is generally located on the east side of West Loop 390 North and on the north side of Scotts Quarter Road, more specifically defined as 1440 W. Loop 390 North.
(Director of Planning & Development)


7. ORDINANCE

A. Consider approval of an Ordinance to adopt the Annual Budget of the City of Marshall, Texas for the 2017 fiscal year.  (City Manager)


8. RATIFICATION OF PROPOSED 2016 PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

A. Consider ratification of the proposed 2016 property tax increase reflected in the 2017 Budget in accordance with the Texas Local Government Code.
(City Manager)


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9. ORDINANCES

A. Consider approval of an Ordinance levying ad valorem taxes for 2016 at a rate of $0.542160 per $100 of assessed valuation on all taxable property for the use and support of the municipal government of the City of Marshall, Texas, for the 2017 fiscal year; and providing for apportioning each levy for specific purposes.  The tax rate of $0.542160 will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s tax rate.  (City Manager)


B. Consider approval of an Ordinance repealing and replacing in its entirety Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances entitled Signs and Billboards.
(Director of Planning & Development)


10. CITY MANAGER REPORTS AND REQUESTS FOR CITY COMMISSION CONSIDERATION

A. Consider approval of an agreement with the Marshall Chamber of Commerce for occupancy of space in the Marshall Visual Art Center.  (City Manager)


B. Discussion of and consideration of re-evaluating the continuation of the Pre-Commission Work Session meetings.  (Commissioner Lewis)


C. Discussion of and consideration of establishing a plan to utilize City facilities for the housing of evacuees in the event of an emergency situation.
(Commissioner Mitchell)


D. Report regarding the status of the renovation/repairs to Marshall Fire Department Sub-Station #2.  (Commissioner Calhoun)


E. Report regarding the accomplishments of the 2015 Program Year Community Development Block Grant Program.  (Director of Planning & Development)

 

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11. CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS WITHDRAWN FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA


12. REQUESTS FROM COMMISSIONERS FOR ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON FUTURE AGENDAS


13. ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

 

Posted:          September 19, 2016
                      5:00 p.m.
                      L. Thompson

This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The facility is wheelchair accessible and disabled parking is available.  Requests for sign interpretive services will be available with at least 48 hour notice prior to the meeting.  To make arrangements for these services, please call Elaine Altman at 903-935-4519.

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