Brownwood City Council members will consider matters related to landfill disposal charges, the Lake Brownwood-area Feather Bay development and Harris Broadband when they meet Tuesday.
Landfill disposal charges
Council members will consider approving new landfill disposal contracts with Community Sanitation, Duncan Disposal, the cities of Early and San Saba, and any new entities that request disposal contracts. A discounted contract rate is being proposed for the Kohler Company.
Proposed contracts call for higher rates for the five entities.
Council members will also discuss amending the utility rate ordinance to set a higher gate rate at a future meeting.
A council committee was appointed in March to review the rates of a rate study.
Council members will consider granting its second extension to the system requirements in the cable television franchise agreement between the city and the company.
The city granted Harris Broadband a franchise in August 2004 which called for Harris to complete construction of its cable system by July 2006. The city granted an 11-month extension in June 2006 after the company said it was being delayed because of utility providers’ failure to allow them to attach to their poles.
Although Harris has made “substantial progress” in constructing its cable system, the company needs another extension because of delays in working out pole attachment agreements, City Attorney Pat Chesser wrote in the council’s agenda packet.
Council members will take no action, but discuss providing sanitary sewer service to the Feather Bay development.
Feather Bay Land Development wants to development more than 2,000 lots on the south side of Lake Brownwood, Director of Utilities David Harris wrote in the council’s agenda packet.
To provide sewer service, developers have four options:
Build a wastewater treatment plant to discharge into the lake. Build a treatment plant and irrigate the golf course and/or agricultural land. Pump the wastewater to the Brownwood collection system and contract the treatment similar to the City of Early. The City of Brownwood can allow the developer to install a collection system to the Feather Bay area and dedicate the infrastructure to the city to own and operate. Customers would be billed according to rates set by the council in the utility rate ordinance.
The council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall.
The entire agenda follows:
1. Call to order
3. Items to be withdrawn
4. Introduction, announcements and recognitions
A. Designating the month of July 2007 as Fair Housing Month.
6. Citizen presentations — To comply with provisions of the Open Meetings Act, the City Council may not deliberate on items presented under this agenda item. The citizen may request, or the council direct, the subject matter be formally placed on the next regular council agenda. All presentations may be subject to time limitations.
7. Approval of minutes
A. Regular meeting of June 12, 2007.
B. Called meeting of June 19, 2007.
8. Claims and accounts.
9. Consent agenda
A. Consider approval of a parade permit for the annual Rodeo Parade to be held on July 28, 2007, beginning at 10 a.m. as requested by the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce.
B. Consider a resolution suspending the effective date of the ATMOS Energy Corporation’s proposal to implement interim Grip Rate adjustments.
C. Approval of special conditions to TFC Contract 727002/Barr Fabrication:
1. Resolution authorizing personnel to sign draws for the state.
2. Resolution establishing rules and regulations regarding the use of excessive force.
10. Ordinances and resolutions
A. consider an ordinance on first reading establishing “stop” signs on Greenleaf Street at its intersection with East Chandler Street.
B. Consider an ordinance on first reading establishing a “stop” sign at the intersection of Main Boulevard and Market Place Boulevard.
C. Upon recommendation from the Council Committee:
1. Consider setting the contract rates for landfill disposal charges.
2. Authorize the mayor’s signature on new landfill disposal contracts negotiated by city staff using the new rates.
D. Consider a resolution requesting federal non-primary entitlement funds from TxDOT for improvements to the Brownwood Regional Airport, designating an authorized representative who shall have the authority to make approvals and disapprovals of the project work, and authorizing the mayor to execute all documents pertaining thereto.
F. Consider a resolution granting an extension to the system construction requirements in the cable television franchise agreement with Harris Broadband Inc.
11. Requests and presentations
A. Request authorization to purchase a slope mower for the landfill department through the General Services Administration.
B. Request approval of Charles “Butch” Dempsey as a reserve police officer for the Brownwood Police Department.
A. Mayoral appointment of a council representative to the Audit Committee.
B. Mayoral appointment of a council representative to the Landscape Committee.
A. Consider awarding bid for the purchase of two pickups for the utility department.
A. Budgetary control report for month ending May 31, 2007 — Walter Middleton, finance director.
B. Feather Bay Development status report — David Harris, director of utilities.