Brownwood City Council members will consider approving the trade-in of the aging basketball floor at the Brownwood Coliseum toward Howard Payne University's purchase of a new floor.

Council members will consider a resolution that declares the existing floor and storage carts, which the city owns, as surplus property.

HPU is in the process of purchasing a new floor from Connor Sports Flooring, according to the council’s agenda packet. HPU is also purchasing new storage carts.

The existing floor had already been in use somewhere else when it was installed when the coliseum opened 43 years ago. Conner Sports will accept the floor as a $5,000 trade-in toward the new floor if the council approves the action, the packet states.

The council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall.

The entire agenda follows:

1. Call to order

2. Invocation

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 Items to be withdrawn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

A. Regular meeting of July 10, 2007.

B. Special called meeting of July 17, 2007.

7. Claims and accounts.

8. Consent agenda

A. Consider an ordinance on second and third readings amending ordinance 06-31, utility rate ordinance to increase landfill disposal charges from $30 to $34 per ton and landfill disposal with hauling charges from $40 to $44 per ton.

B. Consider an ordinance on second and third readings establishing “right turn only lane” on the northeast bound right lane of Coggin Avenue, from U.S. Highway 377 South to Shaw Drive.

C. Consider an ordinance on second and third readings to change the name of Technology Drive to George M. Shelton Drove.

D. Consider an ordinance on second and third readings adopting the International Codes, Edition 2006 (building, residential, plumbing, mechanical, fire, energy conservation, property maintenance, existing building and fuel gas).

9. Requests and presentations

A. Presentation of a petition to close an alley between Block 2, Lots 1 and 2 and Block 3, Lot 1, Novell Addition. Council may call for a public hearing regarding the same.

10. Appointments.

A. Consider a nomination to the Texas League Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool Board of Trustee election.

11. Public hearings

A. Council to hold a public hearing regarding a change in the zoning classification of Block 4, Lot 12, Parks Estate, located at 2400 Austin Ave. from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to C-1 (Local Business District). Council may consider an ordinance on first reading regarding said classification change.

12. Ordinances and resolutions

A. Consider an ordinance on first reading adopting the National Electric Code, 2005 edition.

B. Consider a resolution authorizing a budget amendment for Texas Department of Transportation projects.

C. Consider a resolution declaring the old floor and storage carts located at the coliseum as surplus property to be used as a trade-in on a new floor to be purchased for the coliseum by Howard Payne University.

13. Reports

A. Status of city streets — public works.

B. General reports.

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 Texas Codes Annotated, in accordance with the authority contained i the following section(s):

Section 551.074 — Personnel matters

Review applications for the position of city manager.

15. Action as a result of the executive session

Council may take any action as a result of the executive session.

16. Adjournment