Brownwood City Council members will consider unrelated matters Tuesday dealing with a street widening project on the south end of Austin Avenue and a rezoning of property that could lead to one or more new manufacturing plants.
Council members will consider approving an "agreement to contribute right-of-way funds" for a Texas Department of Transportation project to widen FM 2524 (Austin Avenue) from Norwood Street — which is just north of the Willis Creek bridge — to Brooks Street. The 1.1-mile section is currently two lanes. The proposed $5.7 million TxDOT project is the widening of the street to four lanes including sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, water and sewer line replacement and right-of-way acquisition, according to an agenda item briefing sheet.
The city is responsible for 10 percent ($131,217) of the utility adjustments and right-of-way acquisition.
The city will contract for the replacement of the water line and be reimbursed by the state as construction of the water line progresses. The sewer line will be replaced by TxDOT's contractor.
Also Tuesday, council members will consider rezoning nearly 84 acres off FM 45, east of Country Club Road, from C-1 Local Business District to M-1 Restricted Business District.
Brownwood Industrial Foundation manager Laura Terhune has requested the rezone, an agenda item briefing sheet states.
The Brownwood Industrial Foundation has had several "manufacturing type businesses" inquire about the property for development, the briefing sheet states, and an M-1 zoning would accommodate this type of business.
The council will conduct a public hearing on the rezoning and consider approving it on first reading.
The council meets at 9 a.m. The entire agenda follows:
1. Call to order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Items to be withdrawn
5. Introduction, announcements and recognitions
6. Citizen presentations
Any citizen who desires to address the city council on a matter not included on the agenda may do so at this time. The city council may not deliberate on items presented under this agenda item. To comply with provisions of the Open Meetings Act, the council respectfully requests that prior to addressing council that each person submit a citizen presentation form that is located at the entryway to the council chambers, stating your name, address, and topic of presentation. All presentations are subject to a five minute time limit.
7. Approval of minutes
A. Regular called meeting — Nov. 13, 2012.
8. Claims and accounts.
9. Public hearings
Conduct a public hearing on each of the following proposed ordinances and consider each ordinance on first reading.
A. Consider an ordinance on first reading for a change in the zoning classification located in the 300 block of FM 45 West, being 81.9415 and 1.7222 acres, from C-1 Local Business District to M-1 Restricted Industrial District.
10. Consent agenda
A. Consider an ordinance on second and third/final reading for a change in the zoning classification for Block 45, Lots 1-10 of the Brownwood Heights Addition, being 1.2609 acres, known as 2707 Hillsboro Ave. and 901 Spruce Street from MH Manufactured/Mobile Home District to A-1 Agricultural District.
B. Consider an ordinance on second and third/final readings for a change in the zoning classification for Block 4, Lots 1-6, of the Daisy Addition, being 1.2561 acres, known as 304 Bailey St. from R-3 Multi Family Residential District, to A-1 Agricultural District.
C. Consider an ordnance on second and third/final readings for a change n the zoning classification for Block 10, Lots 14-18, part of Lots 13 and 19, and Block 17 part of Lot 1, of the Morningside Addition, being 3.831 acres, known as 1312 and 1314 Willis Street, from R-1 Single Family Residential District, and R-3 Multi Family Residential District to RR — Rural Residential District.
D. Consider an ordinance on second and third/final readings for a change in the zoning classification for part of Outlot 406, being 2.j0 acres, known as 609 Idlewild Street, from R-1 Single Family Residential District to A-1 Agricultural District.
E. Consider an ordinance on second and third/final readings for a change in the zoning classification for part of Outlot 406, being 2.0 acres, known as 611 Idlewild Street, from R-1 Single Family Residential District to A-1 Agricultural District.
11. Ordinances and resolutions
A. Consider a resolution authorizing the mayor to execute an agreement to contribute right of way funds to make certain highway improvements on FM 2524 (Austin Avenue) from Norwood Street to Brooks Street.