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					MCKINNEY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 15, 2006 The City Council of the City of McKinney, Texas, met in a regular meeting session in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Building on August 15, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. Council members present: Mayor Bill Whitfield, Mayor Pro-Tem Brian

Loughmiller, Council member Bill Cox, Pete Huff, William “Bill” Vitz, Gilda Garza, and Thad Helsley. Staff present were: City Manager Larry Robinson; City Attorney Mark

Houser; City Secretary Sandy Hart; Director of Engineering Jack Carr; Director of Planning Brian James; Interim Director of Parks and Recreation Rod Tweet; Finance Director Jason Weeks; Executive Director of McKinney Community Development Corporation Mike Gibson; Fire Chief Mark Wallace; Assistant Fire Chief Frank Roma; Battalion Chief Don McKinney; Purchasing Contract Specialist John Lemmond; Library Director Beth Scudder; Executive Director of Development Services John Kessel; and Executive Director of

Finance/Administrative Services Jennifer Fung. There were approximately 40 guests present. Mayor Whitfield called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. after determining a quorum was present. Invocation was given by Pastor John Blacklock, First Presbyterian Church. Mayor Whitfield led the Pledge of Allegiance. Council unanimously approved the motion by Council member Helsley, seconded by Council member Cox, to approve the following Consent Items:     Minutes of the City Council Work Session of July 31, 2006 Minutes of the City Council Regular Meeting of July 31, 2006 Minutes of the City Council Budget Retreat of August 4, 2006 Minutes of the Collin County Regional Airport Board Meeting of 06-448 06-449 06-450 06-451

June 22, 2006  Minutes of the McKinney Community Development Corporation 06-452

Meeting of June 22, 2006  2006 Minutes of the Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting of July 25, 06-453

MCKINNEY CITY COUNCIL MINUTES AUGUST 15, 2006 PAGE -2 Consider/Discuss/Act on a Resolution Authorizing a Contract for

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Consulting Services for the Design of Lake Forest Drive from US 380 to Wilmeth Road. Caption reads as follows: RESOLUTION NO. 2006-08-116(R) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF McKINNEY, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH HAYDEN CONSULTANTS FOR THE DESIGN OF LAKE FOREST DRIVE FROM US 380 TO WILMETH ROAD  Consider/Discuss/Act on a Resolution to Authorize City Manager to 06-458

Participate in Execution of Special Warranty Deed for 1202 Lindsey. Caption reads as follows: RESOLUTION NO. 2006-08-117(R) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF MCKINNEY, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SALE OF PROPERTY HELD IN TRUST BY THE CITY OF MCKINNEY ON BEHALF OF COLLIN COUNTY, COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND THE MCKINNEY ISD TO AN ENTITY DEVELOPING SAID PROPERTY FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING  Consider/Discuss/Act on a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager 06-459

to Execute a Contract with The HOK Planning Group of Dallas, Texas for Design and Engineering Services Associated with the Ogle Neighborhood/School Park Project. Caption reads as follows: RESOLUTION NO. 2006-08-118(R) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF McKINNEY, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGERTO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH HOK PLANNING GROUP OF DALLAS, TEXAS FOR DESIGN AND ENGINEERING SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH THE OGLE NEIGHBORHOOD/SCHOOL PARK PROJECT  Consider/Discuss/Act on a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager 06-460

to Execute a Contract with Valley Crest of Dallas, Texas for the Construction of the Median Irrigation and Improvements to the Hardin Boulevard, Ridge Road, and McKinney Ranch Parkway Projects. Caption reads as follows: RESOLUTION NO. 2006-08-119(R) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF McKINNEY, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH VALLEY CREST OF DALLAS, TEXAS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MEDIAN

MCKINNEY CITY COUNCIL MINUTES AUGUST 15, 2006 PAGE -3IRRIGATION AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE HARDIN BOULEVARD, RIDGE ROAD, AND MCKINNEY RANCH PARKWAY PROJECTS  Consider/Discuss/Act on a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager 06-461 to Enter into a Contract with Civic Design Associates for Services to be Provided in Support of the Town Center Study. Caption reads as follows: RESOLUTION NO. 2008-08-120(R) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MCKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH CIVIC DESIGN ASSOCIATES FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR THE TOWN CENTER STUDY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE  Consider/Discuss/Act on a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager 06-462

to Enter into a Contract with Gateway Planning Group for Services to be Provided in Support of the Town Center Study. Caption reads as follows: RESOLUTION NO. 2006-08-121(R) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MCKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH GATEWAY PLANNING GROUP FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR THE TOWN CENTER STUDY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE  Consider/Discuss/Act on a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager 06-463 to Enter into a Contract with HNTB Corporation for Services to be Provided in Support of the Town Center Study. Caption reads as follows: RESOLUTION NO. 2006-08-122(R) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MCKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH HNTB CORPORATION FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR THE TOWN CENTER STUDY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE  Consider/Discuss/Act on a Resolution Authorizing a Supplemental 06-464

Agreement to the Contract for Design Services for Downtown Infrastructure Improvements. Caption reads as follows: RESOLUTION NO. 2006-08-123(R) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF McKINNEY, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH TURNER, COLLIE & BRADEN, INC. FOR ADDITIONAL

MCKINNEY CITY COUNCIL MINUTES AUGUST 15, 2006 PAGE -4ENGINEERING SERVICES RELATED TO THE DESIGN OF DOWNTOWN INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS  Consider/Discuss/Act on a Resolution Authorizing a Contract for 06-465 the Programming and Site Selection Services Related to the Construction of the New McKinney Community Library. Caption reads as follows: RESOLUTION NO. 2006-08-124(R) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF McKINNEY, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH LEO A. DALY COMPANY FOR PROGRAMMING AND SITE SELECTION SERVICES ON THE NEW McKINNEY COMMUNITY LIBRARY  Consider/Discuss/Act on a Facilities Agreement Regarding Escrow 06-466

of Funds for Southbound Left Turn Lane and Median Opening on Hardin Boulevard at Furneaux Creek Drive for Sorrellwood Park  Consider/Discuss/Act on a Construction Facilities Agreement 06-467

Allowing the Plat for Parcel 1004 East – Phase 2 at Stonebridge Ranch to be Filed Prior to Completion of Public Improvements  Consider/Discuss/Act on Award of Contract with Tallent Roofing of 06-468 McKinney, Texas to Provide Roofing Repairs for Various City of McKinney Buildings on an as Needed Basis  Consider/Discuss/Act On Award Of Contract With Consolidated 06-469 Traffic Controls Of Arlington, Texas To Provide LED Pedestrian Signals & Countdown Modules Mayor Whitfield called for Consideration/Discussion/Action on a 06-454

Resolution Dedicating Fire Station No. 3 in Honor of Former Fire Chief E. L. (Tinker) Taylor. Fire Chief Mark Wallace, Assistant Fire Chief Frank Roma, and Battalion Chief Don McKinney honored E.L. “Tinker” Taylor for the legacy of service to others and to this community exhibited by his life and actions. E.L. “Tinker” Taylor served the City of McKinney in the positions of Firefighter, Chief of the Drowning Rescue Service, Assistant Fire Marshal, Fire Marshal, Ambulance Service Director and Fire Chief during a period of time from 1964 through his retirement in 1989. He represented the City of McKinney by serving on the State Board of Trustees of the Firefighters Relief and Retirement Board,

MCKINNEY CITY COUNCIL MINUTES AUGUST 15, 2006 PAGE -5and served as a member of the Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education Board during his career with the City. E.L. “Tinker” Taylor was named “McKinney Citizen of the Year” in 1990 and named as the first and only “Fire Chief Emeritus” by the McKinney City Council in 1994 and had his name inscribed in the “Wall of Honor” at the Texas A&M Fire Training School in 1999. Chief Wallace read the resolution dedicating Fire Station No. 3 to E. L. “Tinker” Taylor and asked the City Council to approve it as presented. Council member Vitz paid tribute to “Tinker” Taylor and his selflessness he showed all through his life. Mr. Vitz told a story about Mr. Taylor driving in a suit to a funeral in West Texas. As he was driving he saw a house burning and he pulled over

and put on his bunker gear to rush into the house to see if anyone was inside. He was able to save one of two boys who were in the house. Mr. Vitz stated that Mr. Taylor’s life was wonderful until his back was injured in a wreck. He suffered through numerous fusions to his back. Mr. Vitz stated that he was missed after he got hurt and he dearly loved the Fire Department, City of McKinney, and helping people. Council unanimous approved the motion by Council member Helsley, seconded by Council member Huff, to approve the Resolution Dedicating Fire Station No. 3 in Honor of Former Fire Chief E. L. (Tinker) Taylor. Caption reads as follows: RESOLUTION NO. 2006-08-115(R) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MCKINNEY, TEXAS, DIRECTING THE CITY COUNCIL TO DEDICATE FIRE STATION NUMBER THREE TO THE MEMORY OF FORMER FIRE CHIEF E.L. “TINKER” TAYLOR Council members Helsley, Cox, and Vitz presented signed copies of the Resolution to the family of E. L. (Tinker) Taylor. Mayor Whitfield called for Consideration/Discussion/Action on a 06-455

Resolution for an Amendment to the VCIM 2 Agreement and on Resolution Authorizing a Facilities Agreement for the Construction of FM 720 (Future Stacy Road) from Custer Road to CR 148. City Attorney Mark Houser stated that items 06-455 and 06-456 are companion items that the City Staff is still working with the developer to resolve some issues. Mr. Houser recommended that the

MCKINNEY CITY COUNCIL MINUTES AUGUST 15, 2006 PAGE -6Council table these two items until the September 5, 2006 Council meeting. Council unanimously approved the motion by Council member Huff, seconded by Council member Cox, to table items 06-455 and 06-456 until the September 5, 2006 agenda. Mayor Whitfield called for Consideration/Discussion/Action on Fiscal Year 06-470 2006-07 Tax Rate (Record Vote). Executive Director of Finance/Administrative Services Jennifer Fung presented the proposed Fiscal Year 2006-07 Tax Rate of $0.588 based on 100% market ratio on each $100 of all taxable property within the City. The rate for Maintenance and Operations (M&O) is $0.418167 per $100 valuation. The rate for Interest and Sinking Funds (I&S) is $0.169833 per $100 valuation. The tax rate ratio is 71% for Maintenance & Operation and 29% for Interest & Sinking. Ms. Fung stated that the public hearings for the tax rate

will be held on August 28, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. and September 5, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. The adoption of the tax rate will be held on September 19, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. Council member Huff stated that he was not in support of the tax rate and would support a decrease of ½ cent. Mayor Pro-Tem Loughmiller stated that several years ago there were discussions on reducing the tax rate and the Council has reduced it over the last two years. Mr. Loughmiller stated that he would support the overall tax rate but he also agreed with Mr. Huff to continue to reduce the tax rate to be in line with other cities in the area. Council member

Helsley stated that the tax rate is only one element with the other one being the assessed value of the property. Mr. Helsley stated that we are one of the fastest growing communities in the country which brings a lot of challenges. I am proud of this Council and all the work that they have done to try meet those challenges and provide the services to the citizenry that we have. It is tough when you have to build an 84,000 square foot police and fire station, have to build roads, and road projects like US380 and Highway 75 that costs 30 million dollars. There are a lot of projects that we have to do this year that include roads and structures that are needed. Council member Vitz stated that several of the cities in the area are having to raise their tax rates to put in infrastructure. Mr. Vitz stated that McKinney has to do more than these other cities. Mr. Vitz stated that several

MCKINNEY CITY COUNCIL MINUTES AUGUST 15, 2006 PAGE -7of the Council members felt that the ½ cent reduction would not do be a considerable amount to each family individually but it amounts overall to $450,000 to the City that would help fund projects that we will really need. Council member Cox is in favor of the tax rate and McKinney is a wonderful city to live in and along with the good things come high ticket prices for projects. Council member Garza stated that she would rather see it remain the same. The ½ cent doesn’t make a difference to an individual household but makes a big difference to a project. “I support keeping the tax rate as it is”. Mayor Whitfield stated he sees our sister cities and our tax rate is higher than theirs. I am concerned that our tax rate is the highest. I would like to see us continue to lower our tax rate. Council member Huff stated that we have had the highest dollar increase in the tax base ever in the City of McKinney. Mr. Huff stated that this year is the highest percentage of tax base increase in recent years and probably won’t happen again. This is the perfect time to lower the tax rate. Tax rates are not only financial questions but they are state of mind questions. Mr. Huff stated that the purpose of government is to deliver more for less everyday. Council unanimously approved the motion by Council member Helsley, seconded by Council member Cox, to approve the proposed tax rate and schedule the public hearings on the tax rate for August 28, 2006 and September 5, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. and adopt the tax rate on September 19, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. with all meetings to be held in the Council Chambers with the following recorded vote: Mayor Whitfield Mayor Pro-Tem Loughmiller Council member Huff Council member Garza Council member Helsley Council member Vitz Council member Cox Mayor Whitfield called for a Against For Against For For For For Public Hearing for 06-471 PH

Consideration/Discussion/Action on Application 06-05 as Submitted by the

MCKINNEY CITY COUNCIL MINUTES AUGUST 15, 2006 PAGE -8Heritage Guild of Collin County Requesting $178,300 to Restore and Refurbish Two Newly Acquired Buildings and Improvements to Surrounding Grounds. McKinney Community Development Corporation Executive Director Mike Gibson presented the Heritage Guild of Collin County’s request for $339,500 to repair existing buildings and refurbish two buildings that the corporation funded the last two years. The Board approved $178,300 at the public hearing that was held on June 27, 2006 for one year’s funding and stated that the Board would consider an additional request next year for the remaining $161,200. Ms. Cindy Johnson, Executive Director and Peter Maerz of Chestnut Square presented the request to that will allow Chestnut Square to grow and provide more events and educational programs. Mayor Whitfield called for public comment and there was none. Council unanimously approved the motion by Council member Helsley, seconded by Council member Cox, to close the public hearing and approve the request for $178,300 to restore and refurbish two newly acquired buildings and improvements to surrounding grounds. Mayor Whitfield called for a Public Hearing for 06-472 PH

Consideration/Discussion/Action on the Request by Pogue Engineering & Development Company, Inc., on Behalf of SB Harbor Market Joint Venture, for Approval of a Request to Rezone 44.46 Acres, From “PD” – Planned Development District to “PD” – Planned Development District in Order to Modify the Development Standards, Located at the Southeast Corner of Virginia Parkway and Stonebridge Drive, and Accompanying Ordinance. Planning

Director Brian James stated that the applicant has submitted site plan applications for 3 tracts within the development, one for a small office building at the northeast corner of Stonebridge Drive and Mediterranean Drive, one for the harbor district and one for a veterinarian’s office along Virginia Parkway. Mr. James stated that the City Council approved much of the rezoning back in February 2005 with an extensive Ordinance covering the development of this property. The developer has put in a lot of the infrastructure including the roads for the townhouse development. As the applicant prepares to begin the process of getting approvals for the harbor district and some additional properties along

MCKINNEY CITY COUNCIL MINUTES AUGUST 15, 2006 PAGE -9the perimeter he has been working with staff to amend the current zoning in a number of areas. He stated that this rezoning request is proposing to modify development standards needed for each of those respective site plans, as well as several other standards that would apply to the overall development. Some of the zoning changes are needed to create a Croatian Village which has been the theme for this development which will require ordinance provisions for some of the buildings to reduce the setback for landscape buffers, reduce in some small areas the width of sidewalk to accommodate that style of development. This style of development is much more urban style of development than you might find in Croatia. Mr. James stated that the applicant is changing the retail district to modify set backs, the landscape buffer in a couple of locations, to adjust the buildings accordingly, and to reduce set backs on internal drives which will create a more urban forum. Another change is relating to the parking garage to

eliminate a 10 foot landscape buffer on the southwest corner and in exchange they will use planters to soften view of parking garage. Another provision that the applicant requested is to allow the Planning and Zoning Commission authority to adjust the height of some of the buildings and architectural enhances like spirals, steeples, domes, etc. They also want to increase the height of the bell tower from 90 feet to 128 feet to be a focal point. The staff has

recommended that the bell tower be designed to allow to hide cell tower equipment to maximum the use. The applicant has requested increasing the height on the hotel from 50 feet to 56 feet and behind the hotel is a parking garage that is wrapped with multi-use buildings that he would like to increase the height from 50 feet to 68 feet. The applicant is also requesting to eliminate the minimum depth requirement for retail – there are some minimum retail requirements that must be met in conjunction with the residential units. The other provision that has created some interest is to allow a boat. The boat is not referenced nor is it prohibited, it is not a structure so it doesn’t have to meet architectural standards, and it is not a building so it doesn’t have a height limitation. But the request before you is a general development plan and the one that was approved does not show a boat and therefore Mr. Blackard has to have

MCKINNEY CITY COUNCIL MINUTES AUGUST 15, 2006 PAGE -10the boat approved. This requires a discretionary approval so the Staff included it in the zoning request. The elevations he has submitted for the Harbor district would generally be approved by Council but the applicant would like the full blown elevations be approved by Staff at building permit time. The applicant would also like to adjust the boundaries of the commercial area to allow a hotel, to allow a veterinary office with outdoor runs (current zoning allows the veterinary office without outdoor runs), he would also like to have up to four horses stabled and he would have to comply with all City ordinances on items that might come with carriages and the amount of area necessitated per horse. The applicant has requested to reduce the number of loading spaces by sharing loading spaces and to eliminate the screening requirement for loading spaces. Council member Helsley asked the City Attorney Mark Houser to confirm that the Planning and Zoning Commission approved this item without the boat with a 6-1 vote. Mr. Houser confirmed the Planning & Zoning decision and stated that the Council can approve all or any portion of the request. Mayor Pro-Tem

Loughmiller stated that he meet today with the developer, Council member Cox, and Planning Director Brian James and we now have a clear understanding of what the concerns were and how they may or may not be addressed. Mr.

Loughmiller stated that he is not in favor of the Council relinquishing discretionary control on this project and if changes were to be made, it should come to Council. If change is going to occur it needs to be happening here and not at Planning & Zoning or by City staff. Mr. Loughmiller stated the boat could be approved with a definition of uses or through a Special Use Permit that could deal with restaurant zoning separately. Mr. Houser stated that the Council could add the Boat in the base ordinance amendment and a Specific Permit Process for subsequent use such as a restaurant. Mr. Loughmiller stated that there is a basis for tabling this item for 2 weeks because ultimately we need to have what we are voting on in writing and in front of us. Council member Helsley Thad expressed his appreciation to Mayor Pro-Tem Loughmiller and Council member Cox for working on this afternoon. Council member Garza expressed her

concern that there are many emails coming through that they are opposing this

MCKINNEY CITY COUNCIL MINUTES AUGUST 15, 2006 PAGE -11item after the Council initially agreed on certain item. Council member Garza inquired if there is something wrong with the bell tower and are these justifiable concerns? Mr. James responded that the residents are frustrated because they worked very hard on reaching a compromise when the original development was presented and then the developers came back and start chipping away on what was originally agreed upon. Mr. James stated that the residents concerns are legitimate relating to the noise from the Veterinary Clinic and who will be responsible for taking care of the Harbor. Mayor Whitfield stated that he took a tour of the property and one of the issues he brought up was about the dogs barking. Mr. Whitfield expressed his concern over the ownership of the boat

and the maintenance issues that the homeowners should not be saddled with. Applicant Mr. Jeff Blackard, Blackard Group, Inc., 401 Adriatic Parkway, McKinney, Texas showed a 3 dimensional video of the development. Mr.

Blackard stated that the ship mast will be a maximum of 90 feet in height. He stated that they are requesting that the architectural standards match the ship’s design and not the typical architectural standards for a typical building. Mr.

Blackard stated that the ship is being designed by a Naval architect who lives in Florida. He stated that the masts will be made of hollow fiberglass and the wood for this ship is being imported from Brazil and is called “ironwood”. He stated that there are legs on the bottom of the boat which will stop the boat from rolling or tipping over if the lake gets too low. Mr. Blackard stated that the Harbor is where it is because he owns the land under it so he wouldn’t have Stonebridge Ranch Homeowner’s Association controlling it. Mr. Blackard stated that he has spent $2,000,000 on the Harbor which will be a focal point for the development. Mr. Blackard asked the Council to approve it all tonight. Mr. Blackard agreed to delay approval for 2 weeks to work out the third party agreement because the boat is a very important part of the development. Mr. Loughmiller stated that he discussed this matter with Mr. Houser and he stated that they could require a Specific Use Permit for uses of the boat and condition the use of the boat to be an ice cream shop or coffee shop and tie into that a maintenance agreement that would require Mr. Blackard to maintain the structure and the Harbor. Mr.

MCKINNEY CITY COUNCIL MINUTES AUGUST 15, 2006 PAGE -12Blackard stated that he had no problem getting a Specific Use Permit for an ice cream shop or coffee shop. Mr. Blackard stated that there will be no restroom facilities on the boat. He will have to install a grinder pump for any ice cream water or coffee grounds to go into the sewer system. Council member Helsley asked about bathroom facilities for the employees who will be working on the boat. Mr. Blackard stated that City ordinance requires a bathroom to be within 300 feet. The boat will be 175 feet from the public restroom. Mr. Blackard stated that he will be putting in public bathrooms for all the little shop areas and restaurants will have bathrooms. Mr. James stated that Mr. Blackard will have to meet every City and State code in regard to health and restrooms. Mr. Blackard stated that the boat will be made with an steel hull and the outside made of “ironwood” that should last 100 years. Mayor Whitfield called for public

comment. The following individuals spoke against the zoning change: Mr. Jerry Ganser, 819 Creekline, McKinney Mr. E.G. “Bo” Bauereis, 6912 Edgewater Drive, McKinney Ms. Meredith Sillers, 6923 Shoreview Drive, McKinney Ms. Kathyrn Gonia, 803Autumn Point Circle, McKinney Ms. Nancie Poppema, 821 Creekline, McKinney The following individuals spoke in favor of the zoning change: Mr. Gerald Lewis, 4803 Jamestown Lane, McKinney Ms. Cindy Miller, 406 Treeline Drive, McKinney The following individuals did not wish to speak but were in favor of the zoning change: Ms. Gaye Nicholson, 4907 Jamestown, McKinney Mr. Robert Henry, 4709 Virginia Woods, McKinney Council unanimously approved the motion by Council member Huff, seconded by Council member Helsley, to close the public hearing. Council

member Huff stated that the Council is committed to this project. Mr. Huff stated that he would like to see a specific use permit for the boat that would cover the long term maintenance, he is opposed to the veterinary clinic and the horses. Mayor Pro-Tem Loughmiller stated that he would like to see the ordinance in

MCKINNEY CITY COUNCIL MINUTES AUGUST 15, 2006 PAGE -13final form with the language that would cover the specific use permit for a boat if approved. Mr. Loughmiller stated that he would like to table this item until the next meeting so language could be written regarding maintenance and the liability regarding the boat and its uses and address the changes in the language to keep the approval at the Council level. Council unanimously approved the motion by Mayor Pro-Tem Loughmiller, seconded by Council member Helsley, to table this item and reopen the public hearing at the September 5, 2006 Council meeting. Mayor Whitfield called for City Council comments. Council member Huff stated that he was pleased to see Tinker Taylor honored by dedicating Fire Station No. 3. Mr. Huff asked everyone to have patience with school starting as the Council has been bombarded with calls and emails about not enough crossing guards, too many crossing guards, and guards in the wrong place. Everyone is trying hard to get it corrected. Council member Garza congratulated the graduates of the North Texas Jobs Corp, the Planning Department for winning their latest award, and Main Street Director Ty Lake for the successful ice cream crank off that was held last Saturday. Mayor Pro-Tem Loughmiller stated that there are critical issues in his district concerning lakes and ponds in Stonebridge. Some of the bodies of water are well fed and some are not and one issue is stock ponds full of fish in Wellington Point where the water level down to 8-10" with very large bass that are dying. Mr. Loughmiller asked that the City respond quickly to see if

something we can be done as a safeguarding measure to refill those type of things and keep the water level at some where there isn't a health issue with dead fish. “Timing is of the essence.” Council member Helsley stated that there is a lot going on in McKinney Kay Bailey Hutchins made her announcement at Cooper Clinic of her re-election efforts. Mr. Helsley stated that there are very important traditions in the

community regarding homecoming parades for the high schools. We have had two home coming parades and will eventually have three with the new high

MCKINNEY CITY COUNCIL MINUTES AUGUST 15, 2006 PAGE -14school. Mr. Helsley was asked why the City cut out homecoming parades. Mr. Helsley stated that the City, Police, and Council are ready, willing, and able to continue to have homecoming parades come through historic district or other areas - we need to know when they want to have them - we love homecoming parades. Council member Vitz stated that everyone needs to remember to slow down sincere there are kids in the streets near the school and we need to make sure we have people out there. Mr. Vitz stated that he was very gratified to see Tinker Taylor’s dedication and to see his family excited about that. Mr. Vitz

stated that he has participated in interviewing applicants for 7 boards. We saw a lot of people very well qualified that we can place - it is a matter of putting them in the right place. Council member Cox echoed the sentiments of Council about honoring Tinker Taylor and the important part he played in the history of Fire Department and our City. It was good to see his family here participating in that event. Mr. Cox gave a sporting event report that included: McKinney U9 soccer team lost championship game in Alamo City in San Antonio – they played hard but lost by 1 goal and the Marshalls won their championship. Mr. Cox congratulated all the individuals involved. Mr. Cox stated that he is the only Council member who has previously participated in the homecoming parades and he would like to see them continue. Mr. Cox encouraged the parties involved with Adriatica to have

meaningful dialogue and he would like to see it come back with reports that everybody is close to an agreement. Mayor Whitfield thanked everyone for being here tonight and for their participation in the discussions on Adriatica. Mr. Whitfield stated that the

Council will be working through the Board and Commission applications tonight, and he has turned his list in to City Attorney Mark Houser. Mr. Whitfield stated that he suggested that the Council get everything out in open and he would not be participating in the closed discussions regarding the Board and Commission appointments. Mayor Whitfield called for City Manager comments and there were none.

MCKINNEY CITY COUNCIL MINUTES AUGUST 15, 2006 PAGE -15Mayor Whitfield called for Citizen Comments. Ms. Nickie Harris, 317 Lively Hill, McKinney and Rev. Arthur Maxwell, 1024 Daniels Drive, McKinney discussed an alley way that was fenced off and blocked his access to his property. City Manager Robinson stated that City

Engineer Jack Carr will contact them to discuss the situation. Mr. Jerry Ganser, 819 Creekline, McKinney, discussed Croatian Village. Mr. Robert Henry, 4709 Virginia Woods, voiced his concerns with delaying the approval of Adriatica. Mayor Whitfield left the meeting at 8:50 p.m. City Manager Larry Robinson adjourned the meeting into executive session at 8:50 p.m. In Accordance with the Texas Government Code: to discuss Section 551.071 (2) - Consultation with City Attorney on any Work Session, Special or Regular Session agenda item requiring confidential, attorney/client advice necessitated by the deliberation or discussion of said items (as needed); Section 551.071 (1) (A) – Litigation / Anticipated Litigation; Section 551.072 – Discuss Real Property; Section 551.074 – Discuss Personnel Matters; and Section 551.087 – Discuss Economic Development Matters, as listed on the posted agenda and returned to open session at 10:23 p.m. Council unanimously passed the motion by Council member Cox, seconded by Council member Huff, to adjourn the meeting. Mayor Pro-Tem Loughmiller adjourned the meeting at 10:24 p.m. __________________________________ BILL WHITFIELD, Mayor __________________________________ BRIAN LOUGHMILLER, Mayor Pro-Tem ATTEST:

SANDY HART, CMC, CITY SECRETARY


				
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