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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Shenandoah City Council Meeting June 23, 2021 Update

Supporting Documents for Agenda Items   

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Meeting called to order at 7:01 pm.

Attendance: Present:  Mayor Ritch Wheeler, Mayor Pro Tem Charlie Bradt (Position 4), Mike McLeod (Position 5), John Escoto (Position 3), Ted Fletcher (Position 2) and Ron Raymaker (Position 1). 

ITEM  7Municipal Development District (MDD) Monthly Report  - No action required; report only.
 

ITEMS 8-9 : Zoning Alcohol Permit (ZAP) for WXYZ Bar - WXYZ Bar, located at 19391 David Memorial Drive in the Aloft Hotel, is requesting a ZAP for on-premise consumption, Mixed Beverage Permit.  Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) recommend approval of the ZAP for WXYZ Bar.   Council voted 5-0 to approve Ordinance O-21-014.

ITEMS 10-12: Presentation of the Final Plat, Public Hearing, Discussion and Possible Action - Presentation of a Final Plat of Metro Center Section 33, Replat Number 1, located on the south side of Research Forest between Savanah and the southbound I45 service road.  The property owner has submitted a final plat for their plan for future development. The final plat includes one unrestricted commercial reserve.   A public hearing was held, starting at 7:12 pm and ending at 7:13 pm with no public comments.  Council voted 5-0 to approve the final plat.

ITEMS 13-15: Presentation of the Final Plat, Public Hearing, Discussion and Possible Action - Presentation of a Final Plat of Metro Center Section 90, Replat Number 1, located on the south side of Shenandoah Drive between Savanah and the southbound I45 service road.  The property owner has submitted a final plat for their plan for future development. The final plat includes one unrestricted commercial reserve.   A public hearing was held, starting at 7:15 pm and ending at 7:16 pm with no public comment.  Council voted 5-0 to approve the final plat.

ITEMS 16-18: Presentation of the Final Plat, Public Hearing, Discussion and Possible Action - Presentation of a Final Plat of Metro Center Section 80, Replat Number 1, located on the north side of Research Forest between Grogan's Mill and Six Pines and the southbound I45 service road.  The property owner has submitted a final plat for their plan for future development. The final plat includes one unrestricted commercial reserve.   A public hearing was held, starting at 7:19 pm and ending at 7:20 pm  Council voted 5-0 to approve the final plat with 40 ft.  forest reserve added.

ITEM 19: Annual Service Plan Update for the Metropark Public Improvement District-This update of the service and assessment plan (SAP) includes an update to the service plan, an update to the assessment plan, and an updated 2021 assessment roll identifying the assessments on each assessed lot, based on the method of assessment set forth in the service and assessment plan and pursuant to this annual service and assessment plan update. Council voted 5-0 to approve the annual service plan update.

ITEM 20: Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Improvements -   Public Works Director Joseph Peart informed MDD that the city has been invited by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to submit a loan application for the WWTP improvements.  This project is considered to have a high probability of being funded.  Bleyl Engineering has completed the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) for the project.  Project design is presently approximately 30% completed and Bleyl Engineering provided a proposal to complete the final design. Costs can be reimbursed back to the MDD after the TWDB  loan is issued.  Council voted 5-0 to approve the completion of the final design contingent on MDD funding; if the city is not awarded a TWDB loan,  the Water and Sewer fund will repay MDD.

Item 21: Discussion of the 2021 – 2022 Proposed Budget - Staff will answer any questions on the following budgets. Discussion only

  • Municipal Development District Budget: projected to include the David Memorial extension funded at 50%, Vision Park detention pond funded at 50%, entrance sign at Six Pines, Holly Hill Park and stormwater mapping.
  • Administration; additional funds for postage, printing, election costs
  • Finance: additional bank fees as a result of low-interest rates
  • Community Outreach: additional costs of entertainment venues
  • Community Development: additional staff, decreasing in consulting costs, city inspection costs moved from Police Department
  • Municipal Court: removed overtime
  • Trash/Recycling: increase to cover rising costs of business
  • Non-major Funds; basically funds that go to park beautification and charged to commercial and rental fees of pavilion

ITEM 22: Minutes of April 14 and April 28 Council meetings -  Council approved the minutes by a vote of 5-0.

ITEM 23: Ratification of May Accounts Payable-  Council approved the minutes by a vote of 5-0.

City Administrator Updates

  •  Independence Celebration is this Saturday, June 26, from 10 a, to noon with activities and walking tacos. The Kona Ice truck will also be there.

Executive Session:  Not scheduled 


 The meeting was adjourned at 8:01 pm.

Upcoming Events/Meetings


June 26: Independence Celebration, 10 am - noon, City Park

July 5: City offices closed for the Independence Day holiday

July 13: Civic Club, 6 pm

July 14: City Council, 7 pm

July 20: Planning and Zoning Commission, 6 pm

July 22: Independence Celebration Blood Drive, 9 am - 3 pm

July 28: Municipal Development District, 6 pm

July 28: City Council, 7 pm


 













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