City Council Preview
Tuesday, July 2
Citizen Comment Sign Up: 8 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Citizens who wish to address the City Council during the Citizen Comment period may:
• Sign up in person at the City Clerk’s office between 8 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. on the day of the meeting;
• Email their request to email@example.com;
• Fax an online form (http://www.sanmarcostx.gov/councilmeetings) to (855) 246-9100.
The Citizen Comment period is held shortly after the invocation and pledge of allegiance at 6 p.m. Speakers may address the council for up to three minutes each or submit written comments.
4:30 p.m.: Proclamations and Honors:
Mayor Daniel Guerrero and the City Council will present proclamations honoring La Sociedad Benemerita Mutualista Cuauhtémoc and the Board of Realtors Code of Ethics 100th Anniversary.
5:30 p.m.: Presentations
The City Council will receive a report on the 83rd Texas Legislative session and special sessions from Winstead PC representatives. The Charter Review Commission will present a final report on proposed amendments to the City Charter followed by Council discussion and direction to staff.
6 p.m.: Invocation, Pledges of Allegiance and Citizen Comment Period
Consent items may be adopted on one motion unless pulled for separate discussion and vote. Some items include:
• Second and final reading on abandoning an alley section at 1127 W. San Antonio Street upon payment of fair market value of $2,264.
• Second and final reading on reducing the speed limit on streets in the Rio Vista subdivision from 30 to 25 mph.
• Authorizing the conveyance of two blocks of Wood Street right-of-way between North and Guadalupe Street to Texas State University in exchange for multiple utility easements needed for the Loop 82/Union Pacific railroad overpass project.
• Approving a license agreement with Environmental Systems Research Institute to provide sole source geographic information system software and maintenance services for the Development Services Department in the estimated amount of $105,000 for three years.
• Authorizing the use of eminent domain to acquire on behalf of the state of Texas title to a 0.321 tract at 777 E. Hopkins Street for public right of way purposes related to State Highway improvements near SH 80 and IH-35.
• Authorizing submission of a Justice Assistance Grant to the U.S. Department of Justice for $12,485 to buy two rugged laptop computers and eight tables for the San Marcos Police Department.
• Approving a professional engineering services agreement with Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc for the North LBJ lift station project not to exceed $139,054.
• Approving a professional engineering services agreement with Halff Associates for the airport 12-inch water main project not to exceed $136,000.
• Authorizing a possession and use agreement with the owners of a 0.238 acre tract in the amount of the appraised value in connection with the Hunter Road/ Hopkins Street widening and improvements project authorizing staff to negotiate for the purchase of the tract up to $70,000.
• Receive the Quarterly Investment and Financial Summary Reports.
7 p.m.: Staff Presentations and Public Hearings
The City Council will receive a staff presentation, hold a public hearing and consider approval of the rezoning of 9.31 acres in the 300 block of Wonder World Drive near the intersection with Stagecoach Trail from “GC” General Commercial District to “HC” Heavy Commercial District.
Staff will make a presentation and Council will hold a public hearing and consider approval of the rezoning of 8.11 acres in the 300 block of Wonder World Drive near the intersection with Stagecoach Trail from “HI” Heavy Industrial to “HC” Heavy Commercial District.
The City Council will consider several items on its non-consent agenda, considering each separately:
• An ordinance on first reading to release a portion of the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, and approving an interlocal Agreement with the city of Kyle on the release of ETJ and revision of ETJ boundaries
• Appointing a City Council member to the Hays County Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) executive committee.
• Appointing a Sector 7 representative to the Neighborhood Commission and filling a vacancy on the Historic Preservation Commission.
• Discussion on proposed revisions to the Land Development code to add waiting periods for zoning change applications that are withdrawn by applicant or with boundary changes following consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission or City Council.
• Discussion on the Land Development Code with direction to staff.
The agendas for City Council meeting are posted a minimum of 72 hours before the meeting online at sanmarcostx.gov/agendas. Regular City Council meetings are broadcast live on Time Warner Channel 10 and Grande Channel 16 and video streamed live on the City’s website at www.sanmarcostx.gov/videos