E-T Staff Report

Stephenville city councilors will convene tonight at 5:30 p.m. for the regular monthly business meeting with a lengthy agenda of items to consider, including possible action to approve a recommendation from the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board for the proposed aquatics center.

The council is set to hear the city’s annual street report from Community Services Director Drew Wells, as well as a report from the Planning & Development Committee.

In their report, the Planning & Development Committee has forwarded a contract proposal with Bureau Veritas North America, Inc. to conduct plan review services for the city. If approved, the council will also considering adopting an ordinance to amend the fee schedule to provide for plan review fees.

After hearing the committee’s report, the council will also consider approving a resolution to extend the runway at Clark Field Municipal Airport, and an ordinance amending the zoning ordinance that would change uses in B-2 “Retail and Commercial” and Industrial District.

The Planning & Zoning Commission has also forwarded two plats for council’s approval, including a final plat for the 1.393-acre Norfork Substation Subdivision, as well as a preliminary plat for a 32.02-acre parcel in the Lakewood Estates Subdivision.

Also scheduled to provide a report is the Public Works Committee, including details of the well monitoring program, quantitative financial information and utility profile, and a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) initiative.

Following the public works report, the council is set to consider adopting a resolution to authorize participation in the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s SSO initiative and possibly approve a contract with Pipeline Analysis, LLC for the SSO plans.

Other items to be considered at tonight’s meeting, include:

• Consideration of an ordinance to provide budget amendments for the remainder of the fiscal year, beginning Oct. 1, 2007 and ending Sept. 30, 2008.

• Act on a recommendation from the Parks & Recreational Advisory Board for the city’s proposed aquatics complex.

• Consider action concerning the 2007 Maximum Access Line rates.

• Authorize the sale of a Chevrolet Lumina and Ford truck.

• Approve sewer effluent purchase contract with Greg Thaggard.

• Consider contract with Certified Payments, Inc. to accept credit card payments at the Municipal Court.

The council will also hear comments and a report from City Administrator Mark Kaiser and a Drought Contingency Assessment announcement from Mayor Rusty Jergins.