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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 7: Lifesaving Award Presentation - Officer K. Behravan was presented with a Lifesaving Award for lifesaving actions taken in a 2021 service call. No action required; presentation.
ITEM 8: Wellman Road School Zone - Following concerns from some residents, Chief Dunlap presented his findings from observing the school zone as well as adjustments that have been made with the school to improve traffic flow. Discussion followed on possible actions of the city and of the school and its parents . Discussion only; no action needed.
ITEM 9: Temporary Outside Sales Ordinance- - At a previous regular meeting, Council expressed a need to modify the existing Ordinance to regulate signage allowed for the farmers market. The revised Ordinance limits the number, size and location of temporary signs allowed on the day of the event.. Council voted 4-1 to approve the Ordinance signage limitations to apply to all properties. (Bradt nay)
ITEM 10: Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) - In order to standardize the rate that some businesses in the Retail Commercial zone or certain PDDs pay for Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreements, the Ordinance sets a rate of $5.00 per square foot of net rentable space. Council voted 5-0 to accept the PILOT standardization after requests are presented to the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission.
ITEM 11: Vision Park Detention Pond Expansion- The Vision Park detention pond expansion and amenity project is currently under redesign to expand the capacity of the pond and to create an amenity. This additional capacity will provide the city the opportunity to encourage redevelopment along the south IH-45 corridor by offering detention for re-development The city has an opportunity to enter into an agreement with a local developer who has agreed to pay for the excavation costs of the dirt for use on their site. This has accelerated the need for additional funding and provides the opportunity to save the city up to $480,000 on this project’s cost Council requested staff take the financial changes to a future Municipal Development District (MDD) meeting regarding additional funding needs. Discussion only; no action needed.
ITEM 12: Policy Manual Revisions- At a previous meeting, Council members requested minor adjustments to the Recruitment and Dismissal policies. Those revisions were submitted for approval. . Council voted 5-0 to approve the revised 3.1.01 Policy and requested staff investigate other cities' policies on employee termination.
ITEM 13: Minutes of the September 23, 2021 and October 13, 2021 Regular Meetings- Council voted 5-0 to approve the minutes.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:39 pm.
January 18: Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z), 6 pm
January 19 - February 18: Candidate Filing Dates for Council Place 1, Council Place 5 and Mayor Positions
January 26: Municipal Development District (MDD), 6 pm
January 26: City Council, 7 pm
January 29: Holly Hill Park groundbreaking, 10:30 am