Brownwood City Council members will consider approving resolutions Tuesday to apply for $1 million in grants to help fund the first two phases of a parks and youth sports improvement project.
If council members approve the resolutions, city staff will apply for:
• A $500,000 grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to help fund the renovation of the Coliseum Annex, requiring a 50/50 match. The annex will be the new home of the Senior Center.
• A $500,000 grant from the same agency to help fund the construction of the Camp Bowie Sports Complex, also requiring a 50/50 match.
The Brownwood Economic Development sales tax proceeds, approved by voters in a May referendum, will be used as the city’s match, according to a council agenda briefing sheet.
Voters approved approved the use of about $6 million in municipal sales tax proceeds to help pay for the first two phases of the project.
The total cost of Phases I and II is actually $7 million, but members of the Parks Committee have said they’re confident the additional $1 million can be raised through grants, donations and in-kind work.
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 Items to be withdrawn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
5. 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.
6. Approval of minutes: Regular meeting, June 24, 2008.
7. Claims and accounts
8. Public hearings — 9:15 a.m.
A. Zoning change request of Block 2. Lot 1, Coggin Park Addition, also Owens as 2301 Austin Avenue, from R-1 (Single Family District) to CN (Neighborhood Commer-cial District).
Upon the completion of the above referenced public hearing, council may consider an ordinance on first reading granting the zoning change requests.
9. Consent agenda
A. Consider an ordinance on second and third readings regarding the closure and abandonment of an undeveloped 15-foot alley in Block 11 and 12, Weedon Addition, being 192.5 feet northeast of the intersection of Cottage Street and Slayden Street.
B. Consider an ordinance on second and third readings regarding the closure and abandonment of an undeveloped portion of Peach Street that adjoins Block 43, Lots 6 and 7, Brownwood Heights Addition, also known as 2602 Hillsboro St.
C. Consider an ordinance on second and third readings regarding the closure and abandonment of a portion of North Broadway, located between Pecan Street and Adams Branch.
D. Consider and ordinance on second and third readings declaring a moratorium on digital signs and billboards.
E. Consider an ordinance on second and third readings establishing a 40-mph speed limit on Austin Avenue, from Roselawn Drive to Willis Creek.
10. Ordinances and resolutions
A. Resolutions authorizing the application of two grants to the Texas Parks and Wildlife — Outdoor Recreation Grant and Indoor Recreation Grant Program and authorizing the city manager to act on behalf of the city regarding said grant.
B. Resolution declaring the city’s responsibility for the upkeep and safety of the United States Military Equipment on display at Camp Bowie Memorial Park.
C. Resolution suspending the Aug. 8, 2008 effective date of Oncor Electric Delivery Company’s requested rate change.
D. Resolution authorizing the application for a Regional Solid Waste Grants Program and authorizing the city manager to act on behalf of the city regarding said grant.
E. Ordinance on fist reading designating the Chief of Police as the city’s local Rabies Control Authority.
11. Contracts and agreements
A. Consider an agreement with Krischke and Company, PC for financial audit services.
A. FEMA re-mapping
B. Downtown waterline project
C. Miscellaneous reports
13. 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. Claim made by Brownwood couple regarding Vince Ariaz case.
B. City Council may receive legal advice and/or discuss legal issues with its attorney on the terms of proposed Meet and Confer agreements with the Brownwood Municipal Police Association and Brownwood Fire Fighters Association.
14. Action as a result of the executive session.