Brownwood City Council members will hear several reports Tuesday on topics including an emergency exercise and 21st Cavalry activities at the Brownwood airport.

The council’s agenda packet contains information on the Disaster Assessment Exercise, which will be May 15 in coordination with the Texas State Guard. The exercise will evaluate the guard’s capabilities when dispatched to a civilian community during a disaster.

The exercise will also evaluate the Emergency Operation Center, which will be manned by city and county personnel. Brownwood Regional Medical Center will be involved to evaluate its ability to coordinate a mass casualty event.

Numerous agencies and volunteers will be involved.

The council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall. The entire agenda follows:

1. Call to order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Invocation

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 Items to be withdrawn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: April 14, 2009.

8. Claims and accounts.

9. Public hearings

A. Public hearing regarding the FY 09 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant and its proposed use.

Consider a resolution authorizing the City of Brownwood’s acceptance of the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant for 2009.

Consider approval of a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Brownwood and Brown County on the allocation of the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant for 2009.

10. Requests and presentations

A. Consider a resolution authorizing continued participation with the Steering Committee of cities serviced by ONCOR.

11. Ordinances and resolutions

A. Presentation of Adel Hunter, support services manager, Central Texas Rural Transit District.

12. Appointments

A. Ratification of Brownwood Firemen’s Relief and Retirement Fund Board’s action regarding the election of Carey Stewart as a citizen board member.

13. Reports

A. Chamber of Commerce Fourth Quarter Tourism Report.

B. City‘s Budgetary Control Report for period ending March 31, 2009.

C. City‘s Investment Report for quarter ended March 31, 2009

D. Emergency Exercise.

E. 21st Cavalry at the airport.

F. Waterline projects.

14. Executive session

The City Council may convene into a closed executive session, pursuant to the provisions of the Open Meetings Law, Chapter 551, Government Code Vernon’s Annotated, in accordance with the authority contained in the following section:

Section 551.071 - consultation with attorney

A. Joe Cooksey v. Bert V. Massey II

B. Brownwood couple v. Ariaz and the City of Brownwood,

15. Action as a result of the executive session.

16. Adjournment