David Rehkopf is requesting the commission to consider allowing utility service outside the city limits. Mr. Rehkopf said he would like to build an upscale RV park. Rich Oller, owner of Oller Engineering, and representative Travis McCoy presented preliminary plans to install an eight inch utility line from Prime Builders, going east under Highway 287, and continue east to Mr. Rehkopf's property. City Manager Vince DiPiazza said the cost to
install utilities is not in project. Mr. Rehkopf
the city said he
budget and would like
asked Mr. Rehkopf how soon he would begin this
to open the RV park on January 1, 2010.
said he would like confirmation on the exact time is of the Commissioner Funk agrees with the infrastructure and the city
water line at prime definitely does need
to know the exact size of the September 21 of, 2009 agenda.
Fire Chief Paul J. Jinkins presented a proclamation concerning fire prevention week. A motion was made by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Sims, and passed unanimously to approve a proclamation declaring October 4-10, 2009 as fire prevention week.
City Manager Vince DiPiazza presented an agreement to reappoint Barbara Mulanax as municipal judge. Ms. Mulanax receives $900 a month and the city provides a cellular telephone. Ms. Mulanax said she is not asking for any changes to be made in the agreement. A motion was made by Commissioner Salim, seconded by Commissioner Funk, and passed unanimously to approve the reappointment of Barbara Mulanax as municipal judge for one year, October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010.
City Manager Vince DiPiazza told the Commission that he, Tim Spurlock, and Brenda Koehn interviewed four applicants and the recommendation is to appoint Mr. Robert (Bob) Crockett as golf course superintendent. Mr. Crockett was introduced and thanked the Commission for allowing him the opportunity to serve as golf course superintendent. A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Sims, seconded by Commissioner Funk, and passed unanimously to appoint Robert Crockett as golf course superintendent.
City Manager Vince DiPiazza presented documents concerning the city’s participation in the TxDOT US HWY 87 overpass project. Rich Oller, owner of Oller engineering, presented to bid for the utility relocation project. Mr. Oller said only one bid was received from Triple L Utilities for $453,150.60. That TxDOT indicated they would be responsible for about thirty-six percent of this cost, leaving a cost to the city $290,017 Finance Director Dottie Williams presented a resolution and information concerning the financing for the utility relocation. Ms. Williams would like to finance project through TxDOT State Infrastructure Bank. Ms. Williams said using the state infrastructure bank allows the ability of borrows to access capital funds at lower-than-market interest rates and the city can take up to five years after the completion of the project to start paying the money back and there is not a penalty for early repayment. A motion was made by Commissioner Salim, seconded by Commissioner Funk, and passed unanimously to accept the bid from Triple L Utilities for the utility relocation project at $443,151; approve financing through text thoughts state infrastructure Bank; and approve Resolution No. 09-03 to authorize City Manager Vince DiPiazza to act on behalf of the city to submit an application to the infrastructure bank.