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AGD 9/11/2018 City of Wichita Falls City Council Agenda Stephen Santellana, Mayor Bobby Whiteley,At Large Eric West, District 1 DeAndra Chenault, District 2 Jeff Browning, District 3 Jesse Brown, District 4 Mitesh Desai, District 5 Darron Leiker, City Manager Kinley Hegglund, City Attorney Marie Balthrop,City Clerk Notice Of SpecialMeeting Of The Mayor And City Council Of The City Of Wichita Falls, Texas, To Be Held In The City Council Chambers,Memorial Auditorium, 1300 Seventh Street, Tuesday,September 11, 2018Beginning At 8:30 A.M. Item # 1.Callto Order 2.(a)Invocation:Jim Bindel, Deacon Our Lady Queen of Peace (b)Pledge of Allegiance CONSENT AGENDA 3.Approval of minutes of the September 4,2018Regular Meeting of the Mayor and City Council. REGULAR AGENDA 4.Public Hearing on Proposed Property Tax Rate for the 2018-19Fiscal Year 5.Other Council Matters Items of concern to members of the City Council 6.Comments from the publicto members of the city council concerning items that are not on the city council agenda. People wishing to address the council should sign up prior to the meeting commencing. Athree-minute time frame will be adhered to for those addressing their concerns.As comments from the public are not posted agenda items, the Texas Open Meetings Act prohibits City Council members and Staff from discussing or responding to these comments during Council meetings. 7.Executive Sessionin accordance with Texas Government Code §551.074 to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, dismissal of a public officer or employee (including, but not limited to, City Manager, City Attorney, Judge of the Municipal Court, and City Clerk.) 8.Adjourn Wheelchair or handicapped accessibility to the meeting is possible by using the handicapped parking spaces and ramp located off the east parking lot on the 6thStreet entrancenearest the Council chambers. There are additional handicappedparking th spaces and ramp on 7Street at the main building entrance. Spanish language interpreters, deaf interpreters, Braille copies or any other special needs will be provided to any person requesting a special service with at least 24 hours notice. Please call the -7409. Wireless Listening System devices are available at the City Manager's reception area or you may call 761-7404 for inquiries . Every item on this agenda shall be considered a public hearing. Regardless of the agenda heading under which any item is listed, any word or phrase of any item listed on this agenda shall be considered a subject for consideration for purposes of the Texas Open Meetings Act and other relevant law, and City Council may deliberate and voteupon any such subject and resolutions related thereto. Resolutions, ordinances, and other actions concerning any word, phrase, or other subject may be voted upon, regardless of any language of limitation found in this agenda or any document referring to such action. Any penal ordinance, development regulation or charter provision of the City of Wichita Falls or item which is funded by the current or next proposed City of Wichita Falls budget, including, without limitation, any street, water pipe, sewer, drainage structure, department, employee, contract or real property interest of the City of Wichita Falls, may be discussed and deliberated, and the subject is hereby defined as such without further notice. Any item on this agenda may be discussed in executive session if authorized by of any past or current practice of the City Council. Executive sessions described generally hereunder may include consideration of any item otherwise listed on the agenda plus any subject specified in the executive session notice. Executive sessions described generally hereunder are closed meetings, may include consideration of any item otherwise listed on the agenda plus any subject specified in the executive session notice, and may include items under Texas Government Code Sections 551.071, 551.072, 551.073, 551.074, 551.076, 551.084, and/or 551.087. CERTIFICATION I certify that the above notice of meeting was posted on the bulletin board at Memorial th Auditorium, Wichita Falls, Texas on the 6day of September ,2018at 9:30 a.m. ____________________________ City Clerk CITY COUNCIL AGENDA 22 PAGE OF City of Wichita Falls City Council Meeting Minutes September 4, 2018 Item 1 -Call to Order The City Council of the City of Wichita Falls, Texas met in regular session on the above date in the Council Chambers of the Memorial with the following members present. Stephen L. Santellana-Mayor Jesse Brown-Councilors Jeff Browning- DeAndra Chenault- Mitesh Desai- Eric West- Bobby Whiteley- Darron Leiker-City Manager Kinley Hegglund-City Attorney Marie Balthrop- City Clerk -------- Mayor Santellana called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. -------- Item 2a Invocation Reverend Dale Snyder,Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, gave the invocation. -------- Item 2b Pledge of Allegiance Mayor Santellana led the Pledge of Allegiance. -------- Item 3 Presentation Employee of the Month GenaroMeza, Fire Department PAGE1of8PAGES AGENDAITEMNO.3. 8:35a.m. Jon Reese, Fire Chief, recognized Genaro Meza, Fire Equipment Operator, as Employee of the Month for September 2018. Mayor Santellana congratulated Mr. Meza and presented him with a plaque, letter of appreciation, restaurant voucher and check and thanked him for his service. Item 4-5Consent Items 8:39a.m. City Manager Darron Leiker gave a briefing on the items listed under the Consent Agenda. Movedby Councilor Chenaultthat the consent items be approved. Motion seconded by Councilor Desaiand carried by the following vote: Ayes: Mayor Santellana, Councilors Brown, Browning, Chenault, Desai, West and Whiteley Nays: None ------- Item 4Approval of minutes of the August 14,2018 SpecialMeeting of the Mayor and City Council. ------- Item 5Receive Minutes Minutes of the following boards and commissions were received: (a)Landmark Commission, May 22, 2018 (b)Landmark Commission, June 26, 2018 (c)Lake Wichita Revitalization Committee, July 10, 2018 (d)Planning & Zoning, July 11, 2018 -------- Mayor Santellana moved to item 8d Item 8d Resolution 91-2018 8:40 a.m. Resolution approving the programs and expenditures of the Wichita Falls 4B Sales Tax Corporation Board of Directors and amending the budget to include funding up to City Council Minutes Page 2 PAGE2of8PAGES AGENDAITEMNO.3. 720 Indiana Avenue Moved by Councilor Chenault to approve Resolution 91-2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Desai. Paul Fleming gave an overview of the project and thanked the council and 4B Board for their support.Mr.Fleming also introduced MadeleineCalcote,new Executive Director of the Museum of North Texas History. Motion carried with the following vote: Ayes: Mayor Santellana, Councilors Brown, Browning, Chenault, Desai, and Whiteley Nays: None Councilor West abstained since he serves on this board. ------ Item 6Public Hearing on Proposed Tax Rate for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year 8:44a.m. Mayor Santellana opened the public hearing at 8:44a.m. Jim Dockery, Deputy City Manager, addressed the council and discussed the current proposed budget and tax rate. There were no public comments. Councilor Whiteley discussed proposed pay increase optionshe discussed with staffsuch as only adjusting positions that are below average pay.Jim Dockery, Deputy City Manager, discussed this option and stated that one major problem with this approach is that not every position within the City was part of the salary survey.There wasalso a discussion of deferring the step plans and shifting those funds to the cost of living increase and the pros and cons of that approach.Staff recommends the 3% across the board pay increase for all employeesand feels this is the most equitable option. Councilor Whiteley stated that based on the salary survey provided to the council, he still feels that the cost of living increase should only be given to employees that are below average pay. Councilor West asked if Police and Firewere further below average thanother employees. Christi Klyn, HR Director, discussed that Police and Fire are 6-7% belowaverage, and hourly employees are 6% belowaverage. Mrs. Klyn presented a slide that discussed the number of employees included in the salary survey. There are 214 positions that include 581 employeesthat arenot included in the salary survey, so it would be hard to determine if City Council Minutes Page 3 PAGE3of8PAGES AGENDAITEMNO.3. those positions are at or below average pay.It was discussed that increasing below average employees and holding those ator above average will cause compression in pay grades eliminating the effectiveness of our current pay plans. There was discussion about the comprehensive pay plan study completed around 2008, and if there is a need for another comprehensive study. Staffdoes not feel another comprehensive study is needed at this time since we have a good pay plan structure and yearly surveys are being completed. Mrs. Klyn discussed that our counterpart cities do not complete yearly surveys and onlycomplete comprehensive studies every 5-10 years. Councilor Whiteley stated that it is overwhelming to him that 90% or more of our employees are below average, and stated that he wants to do the most for all of our employees. Mrs. Klyn stated that giving the 3% across the board accomplishes that. Councilor Whiteley stated that he does not feel any city employee is overpaid. Darron Leiker stated that a comprehensive pay study would be a good topic for a strategic planning session, as well asthe major differences in retirement plans between civil service and non-civil service. Mayor Santellana closed the public hearing at 9:15a.m. -------- Item 7Ordinance 38-2018 9:15a.m. Ordinance reappointing Mike Whalen and Diane Dockery as Substitute Judges of the Municipal Court for terms of two years Movedby Councilor Brownto approve Ordinance 38-2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Desaiand carried by the following vote: Ayes: Mayor Santellana, Councilors Brown, Browning, Chenault, Desai, West and Whiteley Nays: None ------ Item 8a Resolution 88-2018 9:17 a.m. Resolution authorizing the transfer of ownership of Trustee properties at 816 Dallas Street, 707 Jalonick Street, and 713 JalonickStreet to Habitat for Humanity for the construction of low to moderate income housing and authorizing the City Manager to execute the deed City Council Minutes Page 4 PAGE4of8PAGES AGENDAITEMNO.3. Moved by Councilor Chenaultto approve Resolution 88-2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Desaiand carried by the following vote: Ayes: Mayor Santellana, Councilors Brown, Browning, Chenault, Desai, West and Whiteley Nays: None ------ Item 8b Resolution 89-2018 9:20a.m. Resolution allowing one (1) trustee property, 1010 Talley Ln., to be sold to Armored Roofing Company for less than the total amount of the judgment against said property as authorized by Section 34.05(i) of the Texas Tax Code Moved by Councilor Brownto approve Resolution 89-2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Desaiand carried by the following vote: Ayes: Mayor Santellana, Councilors Brown, Browning, Chenault, Desai, West and Whiteley Nays: None ------ Item 8c Resolution 90-2018 9:22a.m. Resolution allowing one (1) trustee property, 2607 Inglewood Dr., to be sold to Barry Deuschle for less than the total amount of the judgment against said properties as authorized by Section 34.05(i) of the Texas Tax Code Moved by Councilor Desaito approve Resolution 90-2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Brown and carried by the following vote: Ayes: Mayor Santellana, Councilors Brown, Browning, Chenault, Desai, West and Whiteley Nays: None ------ Item 8e Resolution 92-2018 9:26a.m. City Council Minutes Page 5 PAGE5of8PAGES AGENDAITEMNO.3. Resolution approving a negotiated settlement between the Atmos Cities Steering Committee and Atmos Energy Corp., Mid- rate review mechanism filings Moved by Councilor Desaito approve Resolution 92-2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Brown and carried by the following vote: Ayes: Mayor Santellana, Councilors Brown, Browning, Chenault, Desai, West and Whiteley Nays: None ------ Item 8f Resolution 93-2018 9:28a.m. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a professional services agreement with Corlett, Probst & Boyd, P.L.L.C. for the design of the Taft Boulevard Improvement Project in the amount of $565,000 Moved by Councilor Chenaultto approve Resolution 93-2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Desaiand carried by the following vote: Ayes: Mayor Santellana, Councilors Brown, Browning, Chenault, Desai, West and Whiteley Nays: None ------ Item 8g Resolution 94-2018 9:32a.m. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to approve Change Order No. 1 for the 2018 Concrete Street Rehabilitation Project in the amount of $28,818.80 Moved by Councilor Desaito approve Resolution 94-2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Browningand carried by the following vote: Ayes: Mayor Santellana, Councilors Brown, Browning, Chenault, Desai, West and Whiteley Nays: None ------ Item 8h Resolution 95-2018 9:33a.m. City Council Minutes Page 6 PAGE6of8PAGES AGENDAITEMNO.3. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. for professional design services for Lake Wichita Revitalization Projects in the amount not-to-exceed $398,000 Moved by Councilor Desaito approve Resolution 95-2018. Motion seconded by Councilor Browningand carried by the following vote: Ayes: Mayor Santellana, Councilors Brown, Browning, Chenault, Desai,and West Nays: Councilor Whiteley ------ Item 9aStaff Reports National Health and Nutrition Examination Lou Kreidler/Health Department 9:43a.m. Amy Fagan, Assistant Directorof Health, presented a video on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey program. Wichita County has been randomly selected to participate in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and community members will be randomly selected to participate. The team will be in town September 21, 2018 and letters have been sent out this week. Mobile Exam Centers will be on site at the health department for an open house. Ms. Fagan asked for support getting the word out to the community. ------ Item 9bItems of Concern to Members of the City Council 9:53 a.m. Members of the City Council presented the following matters: Councilor Whiteley-Recognized Mark Spadin, a boy scout in the audience who is working towards his Citizenship in the Community badge,and thanked him for his attendance and attention. Councilor Whiteley followed up on the employee of the month for the Fire Department and congratulated Mr. Meza. Councilor Chenault -Good morning and thank you for attending. CoucilorDesaiHappy Birthday to DeAndra and it is football season GO HUSKIES! Mayor Santellana -Congratulations to Eric West for the money raised for Dancing for the Stars. Thank you to the staff for all the work on the budget and to Christi Klyn for all the information provided on salaries. City Council Minutes Page 7 PAGE7of8PAGES AGENDAITEMNO.3. ------- Item 10Comments from the Public to Members of the City Council Concerning Items That Are Not on the City Council Agenda. 9:57a.m. There were no public comments. ------- Item 11 Executive Session City Council went into Executive Session at 9:57a.m.in accordance with Texas Government Code §551.087 to discuss or deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect that the City Council seeks to have, locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the City of Wichita Falls and with which the City and/or economic development corporations created by the City are conducting economic development negotiations (including, but not limited to, economic development update). City Council reconvened at 10:52a.m. MayorSantellana announced that no votes or polls were taken. ------- Item 12Adjourn Mayor Santellanaadjourned the meeting at 10:52a.m. th PASSED AND APPROVED this 11day of September,2018. ________________________________ Stephen L. Santellana, Mayor ATTEST: ____________________________________ Marie Balthrop, TRMC, CMC City Clerk City Council Minutes Page 8 PAGE8of8PAGES AGENDAITEMNO.3. ______________________________________________________________________ CITY COUNCIL AGENDA September 11, 2018 ______________________________________________________________________ ITEM/SUBJECT: Public Hearing on the proposed property tax rate for the 2018-19 fiscal year. INITIATING DEPT: City Manager’s Office/Finance ______________________________________________________________________ STRATEGIC GOAL: N/A STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE: N/A ______________________________________________________________________ COMMENTARY: On August 14, 2018, the City Council voted to express its intent to adopt a maximum property tax rate for the 2018-19 fiscal year of $0.75000 per $100 of assessed property value on the property tax roll. This proposed tax rate is above the effective tax rate of $0.692806, and results in additional tax revenue than the prior year. As a result, state law requires that the City Council publish notices in the newspaper and conduct two public hearings on the property tax rate before it can be adopted. It should be noted that the City Manager’s Preliminary Budget proposed a tax rate of $0.72988, which is essentially the same tax rate for operations as the prior year, with an increase of $0.02390 for debt service on the 2018 General Obligation Bonds approved by the voters in May for street improvements. This public hearing is the second of two hearings on this matter. The first public hearing was conducted on September 4, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in the City Council Chambers. These hearings provide the public opportunities to make comments to the City Council prior to adopting the budget and tax rate for the ensuing fiscal year. It should also be noted that the City Council is scheduled to vote on the tax rate and the budget at the regularly scheduled Council meeting of September 18, 2018. Deputy City Manager ______________________________________________________________________ ASSOCIATED INFORMATION: Budget Office Review: City Attorney Review: City Manager Approval ______________________________________________________________________ 11 PAGE OF PAGES .4. AGENDA ITEM NO