Brownwood City Council members will hold a public hearing Tuesday related to the sale of land to a company that disposes of medical waste.
Council members have already tentatively approved the sale of 3.8 acres in the Brownwood Industrial Park to American Medical Waste Management Inc. Council members approved the sale on Nov. 15 subject to the receipt of public input at a public hearing.
The company, established in 1989 and headquartered in Gatesville, plans to build a 10,000-square-foot building and hire 15 full-time workers, council members were told.
There is no incineration, so there are no air emissions, council members were told. Waste is placed in an enclosed grinder system and taken to the landfill.
American Medical Waste Management has several contracts with hospitals, medical clinics and private employers in Texas and New Mexico to dispose of their medical wastes, council members were told.
Company president Bill Soltow and his two sons will make a presentation to the council at the public hearing.
On Nov. 15, the council ratified earlier action by the Brownwood Economic Development Corp. to sell the land to the company for $5,000 per acre, for a total of $19,195.
The sale is also subject to the company acquiring all of the required local, state and federal permits to operate the facility.
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 Items to be withdrawn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 — Nov. 13, 2007.
7. Claims and accounts
8. Public hearing
A. Council may conduct a public hearing on the city’s sale of property being 3.839 acres out of the Brownwood Industrial Park and described as lot I, block E, phase II, Brownwood Industrial Park District Subdivision to American Medical Waste Inc. to operate a medical waste facility. Council may take action on this item following the public hearing.
9. Requests and presentations
A. Request council approval of the application of Bryan Bell to serve as a police reserve officer for the City of Brownwood.
B. Presentation of proposed designs for the emblems/logos to be placed on city police vehicles — BMPA members.
C. Consider approval of the Brown County Appraisal District’s appraisal and collection budgets for 2008.
10. Consent agenda
A. Consider canceling the second regularly scheduled City Council meeting in December (Dec. 25)
B. Consider approval of an ordinance on second and third readings closing two alleys located in blocks 2 and 3 of the Garrett Addition and First Street between Schroeder Lane and Willis Creek.
C. Consider approval of an ordinance on second and third readings establishing a Park and Recreation Advisory Board and setting its duties and responsibilities.
D. Consider an ordinance on first/final reading amending the classification of police officers by identifying patrol division, non-patrol division and adding police recruit positions.
11. Agreements and contracts
A. Council may authorize the mayor’s signature on a contract to sell city owned property located in Phase II, Brownwood Industrial Park District, to HIFAM Investments III, LLC.
B. Council may authorize the mayor’s signature on a contract amendment with Freese and Nichols to provide site plans and updated cost estimates for a new recreation complex being studied by the Parks Committee.
C. Council may authorize the mayor’s signature on a rental contract for use of the coliseum for Howard Payne University’s 2007/2008 volleyball and basketball seasons.
A. Consider ratification of mayoral appointments to the following boards and commissions:
1. Airport Board
2. Audit Committee
3. Civil Service
4. Electrical Review Board
5. Planning and Zoning Commission
6. Plumbing Appeals and Advisory Board
7. Police and Fire Meet and Confer committees
8. Zoning Board of Adjustments