Brownwood City Council members will consider awarding bids to a Fort Worth company Tuesday for the construction of the Family Aquatic Center and renovation of the coliseum annex into the new home for the Senior Center – projects that are part of the youth sports and recreation improvements that voters approved last year.

The council will consider awarding bids of $1.67 million to Fain Construction for the construction of the aquatic center, and $627,875 for the renovation of the coliseum annex.

According to a letter from architects Kimley-Horn and Associates, the city received 10 bids, with the low bid from The Fain Group. The company submitted a detailed listing of their recent projects including swimming pools.

The company listed Sunbelt Pools as its pool subcontractor for the project.

The city received seven bids for the coliseum annex renovation, City Manager Bobby Rountree stated in an agenda item briefing sheet. The city will be responsible for buying about $100,000 in kitchen equipment, and city crews will pave the parking area behind the annex.

Also Tuesday, council members will consider authorizing Rountree to sign a professional services agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates to prepare plans and specifications for a pool bath house for the Aquatic Center.

The city received bids for a pre-engineered pool bath house of $580,000 to $795,000. City staff and Kimley-Horn representatives believe the city can save $90,000 by using an existing set of plans and specifications with some modifications.

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 Items to be withdrawn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: Regular meeting - Sept. 8, 2009; Special meeting – Sept. 15, 2009.

8. Claims and accounts.

9. Requests and presentations

A. Council may consider ratifying action of the Board of Trustees of the Brownwood Firemen’s Relief and Retirement Fund to amend the fund’s Investment Policy to change the investment mix from 60/40 in equities/fixed income securities to 65/35 pursuant to requirements in a Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the Fund on Dec. 28, 2004.

B. Consider approval to ask the Brown County Commissioners to pass a County resolution to help the Senior Citizen Program apply for the Texas Department of Agriculture “Texans Feeding Texans: Home Delivered Meal Grant Program.”

10. Consent agenda

A. Council may consider an ordinance on second and third readings setting utility rates for FY 2009/10 for the City of Brownwood.

B. Council may consider an ordinance on second and third readings setting fees, rentals, licenses and permits for FY 2009/10 for the City of Brownwood.

11. Ordinances and resolutions

A. Council may consider an ordinance on second and third readings adopting the FY 2009/10 City of Brownwood annual budget.

B. Council may consider an ordinance on second and third readings levying taxes for the year 2009 for the City of Brownwood.

C. Council may consider an ordinance on first/final reading updating the salary, longevity pay, and certification pay for all Civil Service – Fire Fighters and Police Officers.

12. Bids

A. Consider awarding the bid for the construction of the Family Aquatic Center.

B. Consider awarding the bid for the renovation of the Senior Citizens/Recreation Center.

13. Agreements and contracts

A. Consider authorizing the City Manager to sign a Professional Services Agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates for the preparation of plans and specifications for a pool bath house at the new swimming pool.

B. Consider approving an agreement with Texas A&M University to update the City’s Comprehensive Planning documents.

14. Reports

A. Council may receive the results from an actuarial study of the Brownwood Firemen’s Relief and Retirement Fund conducted by Rudd & Wisdom.

B. Rice/UT Dallas Emergency Management Study.

C. Arson K-9 Program.

15. Executive session

The City Council may convene into a closed executive session in the Downstairs Conference Room, 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. Forfeiture and termination of the Brownwood Television Cable Service, Inc. franchise agreement.

B. Alcohol permit for Food Plaza #9 located at 2800 Southside Drive.

C. Texas Board of Professional Engineers, Agreed Board Order.

16. Action as a result of the Executive Session

A. The City Council may take any action it deems appropriate from the executive session.

17. Adjournment.