Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Rockwall City Council 6 June

My first meeting as a new representative was fairly uneventful. I still haven't quite decided on a new format for this blog, so at least this post will be a little dry.

Started the meeting and then we had the swearing in of newly elected representatives.

III. Proclamations.

1. First one to Girl Scout Autumn Tarter.

2. A second for Juneteenth.

IV. Open Forum.

1. 2 men came forth to speak about their plans to aid in the relief efforts of Joplin, Missouri.

V. Consent Agenda.

Items 1 and 5 pulled by Mr Sevier.

Rest approved 7-0.

Item 1 related to minutes of a meeting Mr Sevier missed, Passed 4-0 and 3 abstentions.

Item 5 dealt with extension of Discovery Blvd. Passed 7-0 and source of funding. Passed 7-0.

VI. Appointments.

1. Vice Chair Jackson briefed council on public hearing items on the agenda.

VII. Public Hearings.

1. Couple wants to open a Snow Cone stand behind Luigi's. They changed the plans to accommodate some concerns of P&Z and an adjacent business.

After brief discussion, item passed 7-0. (Sorry, Chance and Ashley! Better get chamoy if you want to compete!)

VIII. Site Plans/Plats.

1. Resident of LRE (The Zoo) wants to expand her house and needs some variances. She got it 7-0.

IX. Action Items.

1. Several items for the Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon. Fees waived for Harbor Use, Route Approved and Date Approved. All Passed 7-0.

2. Your electric bill going up a couple bucks per month thanks to a negotiated rate increase we approved for Oncor. I blame Fiat Currency! Passed 7-0.

3. LRE again! Dilapidated house going to be demolished. Eventually. Passed 7-0.

4. Mr Sevier wants Consent Agenda items that are associated with spending money have the amount listed along side the item. Done.

X. City Manager's Report.

Wayfinding signs directing folks to downtown was discussed. Once details hammered out with TxDOT, city will move forward with installation.