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1 City Council Meeting Regular Session October 4, 2011

2 City Council Meeting – October 4, 2011 WORKSHOP SESSION [5:00PM] – Council will receive and discuss an update on the progress of the Economic Development Ad Hoc Committee.

3 Presenter: Wayne Barrett - October 4, 2011 A Presentation of the Economic Development Ad Hoc Committee

4 The Ad Hoc Committee is grateful for the City Council’s support and asks for continued cooperation in moving forward. Mayor J. Turner City Manager Bill Baine Councilmember Wayne Barrett Councilmember Don Johnson

5 The committee is developing: Legal Framework for Organization Economic Development Timeline Job description for the Economic Development Director’s Position Proposed Incentives Policy

6 Walker County Sam Houston State University Huntsville Memorial Hospital

7 To develop a foundation for economic development goals, the committee seeks $200,000 per year over the next five years.

8 A Call for Partners to Make Similar Statements of Support

9 The Committee proposes that 50% of Gas/Oil City Revenue (if any) be invested by ordinance in Economic Development operations.

10 City Council Meeting – October 4, 2011 REGULAR SESSION [6:00pm] 1.CALL TO ORDER 2.INVOCATION AND PLEDGES U.S. Flag Texas Flag: Honor the Texas flag. I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible. 3.PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS a.Zachary Baker Day b.Domestic Violence Awareness Month c.Fire Prevention Week d.Employee Recognition 4.PUBLIC COMMENT a.Related to any matter not on the agenda – 2 minutes per speaker b.Related to any matter on the agenda – 5 minutes per speaker

11 5. CONSENT AGENDA (Approval of Consent Agenda authorizes the City Manager to implement each item in accordance with staff recommendations. An item may be removed from the Consent Agenda and added to the Statutory Agenda for full discussion by request of a member of Council.) a.Approve the minutes of the City Council Regular Session held on September 20, [Lee Woodward, City Secretary] b.Adopt Resolution designating The Huntsville Item as the official newspaper for the City of Huntsville for FY (annual item). [Lee Woodward, City Secretary] City Council Meeting – October 4, 2011

12 6. STATUTORY AGENDA a.Possible action to approve Ordinance , the proposed annexation of acres (two tracts): Tract No. 1 being acres, more or less, situated in the WARREN BIRDSELL LEAGUE. A-6, Walker County, Texas and being out of and a part of the called 71 acre "Second Tract” conveyed by J. H. Thomason and wife, Marguerite E. Thomason, and Mabel S. Eastham to Horace Smith and wife, Alverta Smith, by deed dated March 22, 1940, recorded in Volume 94, Page 190, Walker County Deed Records. Tract No. 2 being acres, more or less, situated in the, WARREN BIRDSELL LEAGUE, A-6, Walker County, Texas, and being out of and a part of a called 219 acre "First Tract" and a called 71 acre "Second Tract", conveyed by J. H. Thomason and wife, Marguerite E. Thomason, and Mabel S. Eastham to Horace Smith and wife, Alverta Smith, by deed dated March 22, 1940, recorded in Volume 94, Page 190, Walker County Deed Records. 1 st reading. [Aron Kulhavy, Director of Public Works] City Council Meeting – October 4, 2011

13 7.MAYOR/CITY COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER REPORT a.Discussion of water policy issues. [Standing item on first agenda of each month.] b.Possible action to approve Ordinance to increase the membership of Youth Advisory Board, 2 nd reading. [Mayor Turner] c.Possible action to approve nominations of Aliyah Houston, Lane Molitor, and Brenda Grahmann to the Youth Advisory Board. [Mayor Turner] d.City Manager’s Report 1. Updates on City construction, grants, studies, City projects, City purchases, and economic development. City Council Meeting – October 4, 2011

14 HOME Locations Houses built using Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs HOME Grant Funding

15 206 Gospel Hill Front Back

16 Ceiling Front 209 Avenue M Front Back

17 400 Avenue H FrontBack

18 521 Joshua Street

19 1648 Holly Drive

20 2914 Angier

21 8.PUBLIC COMMENT a.Related to any matter not on the agenda – 2 minutes per speaker 9. MEDIA INQUIRIES RELATED TO MATTERS ON THE AGENDA 10. ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST (Hear announcements concerning items of community interest from the Mayor, Councilmembers, and City staff for which no action will be discussed or taken.) a.The Music in the Park free live music series will continue most Thursday evenings from 6-8pm at parks around town through November 17, call or check the City website for more information. City Council Meeting – October 4, 2011

22 11. EXECUTIVE SESSION City Council will convene in closed session as authorized by Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Section personnel matters regarding the evaluation of City Manager Bill Baine. [Mayor Turner] 12. RECONVENE a. Take action on Executive Session item, as needed. 13. ADJOURNMENT City Council Meeting – October 4, 2011

23 The City Council is currently in Executive Session and will reconvene before adjourning.


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