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Tuesday - June 10, 2008 - 07:30 PM
1. Call to Order. Mayor Jeff
Coleman called the meeting to order at 7:31 p.m. Councilmembers Wayne
Cooper, Mike Marsh, Darelle White, Starlet Sattler, and Victor Gonzales were in
attendance. City employees attending: David Buesing, City Manager; Lauri
Gillam, Assistant City Manager; Charles Simon, Economic Development
Director/Assistant City Manager; Floyd Akers, City Attorney; Trey Fletcher,
Planning Director; Blake Overmyer, Building Official; Linda Simpson, Public
Works Director; Joe Carpenter, City Engineer; Beth Davis, Finance Director;
Glenn Holzer, Parks Director; April Rose, City Arborist; Chuck Hooker, Police
Chief; Christa Deamer, Admin Tech I; Karen Thompson, City Secretary.
A. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of
the United States of America: I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United
States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under
God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.
B. Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas
state flag: Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state
under God, one and indivisible.
Mayor Coleman led those in attendance in reciting the Pledge
of Allegiance to the flag of the United States and of the Texas flag.
A. Appreciation presentation for Tin
Dinh, outgoing Student Member of the Parks and Recreation Commission.
Mayor Coleman recognized Tin Dinh for his service to the City as the
student member of the Parks and Recreation Commission and congratulated him on
receiving a full scholarship to Harvard. Mayor Coleman presented Mr. Dinh
with a certificate and gift.
B. Eric Copeland of the Texas Forest
Service and April Rose, City Forester presentation: Street Tree Inventory &
Tree City USA Award. Mr. Copeland presented Tree
City USA information. Ms. Rose presented information regarding the City?s
Tree Care Advisory Board and results of the street tree inventory. Eric
Copeland and April Rose presented Mayor Coleman with the City of Pflugerville?s
Tree City USA Award.
Items were addressed in the order as recorded in the minutes.
5. Public Comment. Kim Tyson, 1102
Twin Creek Drive, spoke in support of the City?s learn to swim program.
Mr. Tyson stated that drowning is a concern, and is the number one cause of
accidental death for ages 0 to 4. Mr. Tyson stated to applaud the City
for expanding its learn to swim programs and spoke of the value of swimming
lessons at public facilities. Mr. Buesing commented on the increase in
the swimming program and change in pool hours.
W.C. Kolinek, 921 Dover Castle Lane, stated he would like to
address the notification issue for zoning. He asked if zoning
notifications are being done properly. He indicated concern with
notification in the Pflag due to lack of subscribers. He asked what the
proof is that notifications are mailed.
4. Public Hearings.
A. To receive public comment and
consider an application to change the zoning from Single Family Residential
(RS1) to Office -1 (O1), for Lot 1, Block B, in the Albert Pfluger?s Addition
to Pflugerville Subdivision, in Travis County, Texas, to be known as the 100 W.
Hall Street Rezoning. This property is located at 100 W. Hall Street and
generally located at the northwest corner of the intersection of W. Hall Street
and S. 1st Street. (REZ-08-0045) (This public hearing item corresponds to the
ordinance first reading under item 10A.) Mr. Fletcher
provided information. The applicant, Tom Schnell, 100 W Hall Street, presented
a plan for his property as professional office space. He indicated that
he contemplates it as a dentist or doctor?s office. Mr. Schnell explained
that he wants to provide transition between the commercial and residential
areas of the neighborhood. He stated that he is a 16-year resident and
understands the residents? concerns. He stated that he thinks it comes
down to what degree of change they are going to allow. He spoke of the
economic viability and stated that it is a unique, attractive property and that
renting as residential would not be viable. Mr. Schnell noted the quality
of the property and stated that it would not be realistic risk for it to be
torn down if the property sold. He asked what the plan for Hall Street
is, if this is not the plan.
Mr. Gonzales asked Mr. Fletcher about staff?s recommendation
for approval. Mr. Fletcher indicated that he does not have a strong
opinion one way or another. He stated that if commercial development
pressure is present on Hall Street now or in the future, the overall
neighborhood is better off in having the Central Business District (CBD) standards
Larry and Heather Smithmier, 203 S 1st Street,
did not wish to speak but requested that the Mayor enter their opposition for
Nadine Barley, 200 S 1st Street, indicated opposition
to commercial. She stated that she lives across the street from the
property in question. She stated that she would like her children to have
potential playmates and for it to remain a residential neighborhood
Lee Van Burkleo, 102 E. Pfluger Street, stated that he has
lived on Pfluger Street for 15 years. He stated that there would be no
economic gain for the city government by approving the change in zoning.
He stated that there is no shortage of office space in the area and presented
an exhibit of vacant properties. He stated that he does not think there
would any benefit to the surrounding neighbors.
JoAnn Van Burkleo, 102 E. Pfluger Street, stated that they
purchased the lot and built a home because it was in Old Town and there were
lovely old homes surrounding it, architectural styles vary, and there are a
variety of families. She stated she claims the protection afforded her
lot and residence as single-family residential. She stated that her
neighborhood is still zoned that way and she asked the Council to continue that
protection. She spoke on her and her husband?s city and community
involvement. She spoke regarding the stability of the neighborhood,
indicating that the 23 signatures on a petition to Planning and Zoning
Commission represented 401 years of living at the same residence. She
spoke regarding a MLS search that was done of the neighborhood that revealed
that between 1998 and 2008 there were only 4 properties sold and the average
sale price was $146,700.
Steve Wuertz, 202 S. 1st Street, stated he is a
9-year resident and that it is a stable neighborhood of old homes. He
stated that they are strongly opposed as a neighborhood due to the domino
effect. He stated that he bought into this neighborhood property with the
zoning in mind and he asked that the Council protect his investment. He
stated the risk that they have is that the value of the houses across the
street would be impacted negatively with commercial in their front yard.
He stated that there is no need or demand for the property to go
commercial. He stated that they would like for the City to clearly define
the CBD boundary at the alleyway. Mayor Coleman stated that based on the
presentation there would be no change to front of property. Mr. Wuertz
stated concerns for signage, traffic, and future change to angle parking, and
additional changes in the future to the commercial property.
Susan Neans, 101 E. Hall Street, stated she and her husband
Terry have lived in their home for 35 years. She indicated their home is
caddy-corner from the house in question. She stated that they are opposed
to the rezoning from residential to professional or any other commercial
zoning. She stated that they have enjoyed having Patricia and Tom and
their family in the neighborhood for several years and they would like to see
another family in the home. She explained that Southwestern Bell did not
keep their promise for the aesthetics of their building. She stated when
they decided to expand their building, they promised they would beautify the
neighborhood with a vine-covered building with trees and flowers and would
support the proposal that the City make both sides of 1st and Hall Street no
parking. She stated that there are no flowers or vine-covered buildings
and that cars, as well as telephone trucks, park regularly on Hall
Street. She stated concern for promises when properties are rezoned.
Mike Martin, 100 E. Hoopes Avenue, indicated he and his wife
have lived there for 15 years. He stated that they oppose the rezoning.
He stated that they have a reasonable expectation that the CBD will be
redrawn to the alley and then the building will not be protected by the ARB and
someday someone could buy it and knock it down. He asked that they deny
Mr. Fletcher stated that he thinks there will be development
pressure in the area and that lends itself to changing development. He
stated that one thing that would abate the rezonings would be defining the plan
for downtown. Mr. Fletcher indicated that there were pros and cons to
There were no additional persons in attendance that
requested to speak at the public hearing. Mr. White made a motion to
close the public hearing. Ms. Sattler seconded the motion. All voted in
favor. The motion carried.
B. To receive public comment regarding
an application to change the zoning from Corridor - Urban (Level 4: CL4) to
Urban Center (Level 5: CL5) for approximately 60.6420 acres of land out of the
T.G. Stewart Survey No. 6, Abstract 689, situated in Travis County, to be known
as the Stone Hill Town Center, Phase II Rezoning. The property is located west
of the Stone Hill Town Center and east of the Highland Park and Highland Park
North subdivisions. (REZ-08-0047) (This public hearing item corresponds to the
ordinance first reading under item 10B.) Mr. Fletcher
presented information on the rezoning request. He indicated that the
Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial. Mayor Coleman
clarified with Mr. Fletcher that the request is to go from 20 to 25 units per
acre. Applicant, Steve Alvis, Managing Partner of NewQuest Properties and
owner of the Stonehill Town Center project, spoke on the history of the
relationship and this development with the City. He spoke about the
Woodlands? master plan that is the town center vision for this development in
Pflugerville. He emphasized the need for residential development to drive
the town center concept. He presented information on the plan and asked
for the density change.
Council discussion with Mr. Alvis followed. Mr. Cooper
asked about the enforcement of deed restrictions. Mr. Alvis indicated
that they would be enforced by the commercial property owners association and
it is already in place. Mr. Cooper asked regarding the location of the
trails throughout the town center development. Mr. Alvis provided
information. Mr. Gonzales asked about the size of the greenspace.
Mr. Alvis stated that the greenspace would be a 9.5 acre park and showed the
area on the plan. Mayor Coleman asked why fewer units would not work.
Mr. Alvis explained that they needed the extra units to make it viable
and for Graystar to agree to build. Mr. Marsh asked about the width of
the street going into Highland Park. Mr. Alvis explained that it would be
a 3-lane road, 2 lanes with a center turn lane, that would meet the 2-lane road
in Highland Park. Mr. Fletcher provided information on the roadway and
points of access to the development. There was continued Council
discussion with Mr. Alvis regarding the rezoning request.
Derrick Brown of Graystar Development Group provided
information and answered questions of the Council. Mr. Brown indicated
the plan was for 25 units per acre, with 70% of the units being 1-bedroom
apartments, and 30% being 2-bedroom apartments. He provided statistics on
the number of school-age children anticipated. There was continued
Council discussion with Mr. Alvis regarding the rezoning request.
Melody Ryan, 1012 Ripley Castle Cove, submitted petitions to
the City Secretary opposing the rezoning. Ms. Ryan expressed concerns
regarding traffic and parking. She stated that there is no plan for access other
than through the neighborhood. She expressed concern about the impact to
the schools and overcrowding, a decrease in quality of life, a decrease in
property values, and an increase in crime. She stated that it is unfair
to change the zoning four times in one year. She stated that there was no
notification of the last rezoning or any kind of signage.
Lemuel Harrison, 18936 Chrighton Castle, stated that he
attended the previous Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Mr. Harrison
stated that the constituents are against this project. He stated that he
wants Council to speak up for the constituents that elected them. He
expressed concerns about traffic congestion, safety of children and property
Adam Miller, 18801 Chrighton Castle Bend, stated that he
chose to live in Highland Park North and not another place because of the lack
of proximity to apartments. He stated that he does not think that the
development would benefit the quality of life in Pflugerville. He
indicated concerns for apartment renters and traffic. He stated that he
wants to protect his investment.
Jose Santos, 905 Balmoral Castle Court, stated that he had
previous lived near an apartment complex and moved due to an incident at school
resulting from the criminal element from the apartment complex. He stated
concern about the increased density and increased chances of unwanted
elements. He stated that he wants to minimize the impact for himself and
William Solice, 609 Stokesay Castle Path, requested to speak
in opposition but did not respond when called on by the Mayor.
Katie Brewer, 1040 Kensington Castle Trail, stated that the
development benefits the developer, not the families. She stated that she
does not want the influx in population. She stated that the new jobs as a
result of the development would be mostly in retail and therefore, not high
paying jobs. She stated that the neighborhood residents do not want the
development and feel that they were not consulted. She stated that the
families are always last on the list and they are the voters that put the
Council in their places, not the developers.
Jonathan Michael Hale, 705 Portchester Castle Path, requested to speak in opposition but did not respond when
called on by the Mayor.
Jesse Underwood, 708 Kingston Lacy, stated that the Council
would be sacrificing a good neighborhood by agreeing to the rezoning. He
indicated that he was strongly opposed and concerned about traffic. He
indicated concerns for the children in the neighborhood. He stated that
he came to Pflugerville because it was a small community.
Hendricks, 621 Fyvie Castle Court, requested to speak in
opposition but did not respond when called on by the Mayor.
A.J. Simpson, 821 Portchester Castle Path, requested to
speak in opposition but did not respond when called on by the Mayor.
Kathy Cacciatore, 18724 Chrighton Castle Bend, stated that
she lives six houses away from the proposed apartment complex. She stated
that she has never been notified of the past rezonings since June 11,
2007. She expressed concerns about the safety of the children playing in
the neighborhood streets, the narrowness of the street, and the buses and
traffic from the apartments going to the school.
Rodney Blackburn, 803 Creekbend Drive, stated that he is not
a resident of the area, but has friends that live in Highland Park North.
He stated that the builder did not tell them of the development plans and that
residents do not want through traffic. Mr. Blackburn asked to confirm
that no road was going into Highland Park North. Mr. Alvis stated the
road was going into Highland Park, not Highland Park North. Mr. Fletcher
provided information. Mr. Blackburn stated that he thinks that Highland
Park North would like to see stubs become permanent, that they would rather
drive around to get into Stonehill.
Steve Jordan, 18621 Alnwick Castle Drive, stated that he is
the Highland Park North Homeowners Association President and he agrees with
past speakers. He stated that the area in question went from no zoning to
high-density. He stated concerns for traffic, the affect on schools and
neighborhoods and the future expansion within the multi-family units.
Hugh Heatley, 905 Rochester Castle Way, stated that he is on
the Board of Directors for Highland Park North. He stated that original
plans showed townhomes but it changed to apartments when the zoning
changed. He stated that he wants the neighborhood streets blocked off to
through traffic, stating traffic concerns. He stated that Highland Park
Elementary School in its second year is at capacity. He stated that the
decision of this council is going to affect them for decades. He asked
the Council to weigh carefully allowing apartments and to make them build
Angela Jordan, 18621 Alnwick Castle Drive, stated that
developer disclosed the toll roads, but not the development. She stated
that they do not want high-density apartments adjacent to their neighborhood.
She expressed concerns about increased traffic and harm to
children. She stated that she does not want drivers taking shortcuts
through the neighborhood. She stated that she spoke to someone at the
Pflugerville ISD, and they said that redistricting would not impact the area,
that children from the apartments would go to Highland Park Elementary School.
She stated that traffic would increase due to the influx at the school.
She expressed concern about property values and stated that there is no
assurance of one and two bedroom apartments.
WC Kolinek, 921 Dover Castle Lane, stated that he wanted to
know if the slogan ?Where Quality Meets Life? is true. He stated that the
City?s website states, ?Proudly representing concerned citizens, dedicated volunteers
and city employees who care? and asked the Council to keep that in mind.
He stated that the rules had been changed with these apartments and it
was not fair. He stated that they do not need 1500 apartments. He
asked if the citizens of Pflugerville want more apartments in the area.
Glen Bason, 600 Busleigh Castle Way, stated they were
notified of the toll road when they purchased their home, but other development
was not mentioned. He stated that there are a lot of children in their
area and stated that he feels this would cause danger against community.
He stated that he wanted Council to take residents word over developers.
Glen Weichart, 3821 Juniper Trace, stated that he is the
attorney for the Highland Park Homeowners Association. He stated that the
staff and the developers have used a lot of buzzwords, but really, truth is not
there. He stated that a year ago the developer applied for 20 units per
acre, and now would like 50. He stated that in the Woodlands the residential
is away from the project. He stated that this project is not ready for
approval and that the Council would be writing a blank check to the developer.
He urged the Council not to accept it.
Joseph Testa, 1124 Portchester Castle Path, stated he and
his family are opposed. He stated that Highland Park Elementary School
already has portables after being open for only two years. He stated that
he would need a center turn lane to turn into his driveway.
Floyd Taylor, 18913 Huntingtown Castle Boulevard, stated
that the developer is requesting a change, so the rug was not pulled out from
under them as previously stated. He stated concern about the traffic cutting
through Greenbriar and concern for speeding and increased traffic.
Anthony Poland, 613 Windsor Castle Drive, stated that his
family chose to move to Highland Park North for the schools and neighborhood.
He stated that when he bought there was no mention of future development
besides townhouses. He stated that he has had to stop people from
speeding down his street as it is. He stated that he thinks this would be
a mistake and could destroy the neighborhood.
Stacy Campbell, 18736 Chrighton Castle, stated that it
bothers her that the apartment complex is needed. She stated that the
people they are trying to cater to living in the multi-family units will not
spend money within the development, but the current residents that they are
alienating would. She stated she wanted the developer to bring unique
stores instead of the ordinary and wanted no apartments.
Nicole Hood, 18817 Chrighton Castle, stated she is
opposed. She stated that there is no busing in Highland Park North to the
elementary school and expressed concern for the safety of the children walking
and riding their bikes to school. She stated this is a major concern as a
Rudy Palanchia, 917 Oldwick Castle Way, stated that last
year he worked as a crossing guard before he went to work at his regular job to
try to keep the children safe. He stated concern about the safety of
children walking to school and stated that he hopes the road will not be open.
Did not wish to speak but requested that the Mayor enter
support for the record:
Byron Workman, 824 Portchester Castle Path
Did not wish to speak but requested that the Mayor enter
opposition for the record:
Armando Adams, 1020 Portchester Castle Path
Pat Alaniz, 916 Balmoral Castle Court
Zulfiqar Ali, 917 Dover Castle Lane
David Arila, 917 Winsor Castle Drive
Kristi Arndt, 720 Stokesay Castle Path
Leslee Arredondo, 829 Portchester Castle Path
Evelyn Atkins, 18805 Edinburgh Castle Road
Judith Aucutt, 701 Stokesay Castle Path
Darrell Barnett, 800 Abbeyglen Castle Drive
Kerry Bason, 600 Busleigh Castle Way
Michael Bennett, 912 Rochester Castle Way
Sonja Bethel, 721 Busleigh Castle Way
Jacob Beyerlein, 18809 Chrighton Castle Bend
Martin and Jeanne Bird, 18713 Alnwick Castle Drive
Elise Boysaw, 904 Windsor Castle Drive
Cleotha Brewster, 1000 Kensington Castle Trail
Karen Brewster-Clanton, 1000 Kensington Castle Trail
Aaron and Tara Brown, 901 Balmoral Castle Court
Nancy Brown, 1108 Portchester Castle Path
Rebecca Brown, 720 Kingston Lacy Boulevard
Carla Carroll, 18600 Caisteal Castle Path
Kris Casarez, 913 Balmoral Castle Court
Monica Casarez, 905 Dover Castle Lane
Enrique Castellanos, 18917 Stirling Castle Court
Esperanza Castellanos, 18917 Stirling Castle Court
Oscar Castro, 920 Rochester Castle Way
Jeff Christy, 917 Rochester Castle Way
Kim Claborn, 912 Oldwick Castle Way
Crystal and Stephen Connally, 18921 Carlisle Castle Court
Tiffany Cook, 18829 Huntingtower Castle Blvd
Trudie & Luther Cordell, 901 Busleigh Castle Way
Shannon & Alex Cortes, 18820 Caisteal Castle Path
Alma Croix, 804 Portchester Castle Path
Judy Curbon, 608 Kingston Lacy Boulevard
Angela Daniels, 18917 Huntingtower Castle Boulevard
Luis De Los Santos Pendragon Castle Drive
Brandon Dereck, 905 Windsor Castle Drive
Edwin Dixon, 18916 Huntingtower Castle Boulevard
Elgine Dixon, 18916 Huntingtower Castle Boulevard
Amanda Dolan, 18924 Chrighton Castle Bend
Nova Domingo, 19005 Blair Castle Court
Tim and Ilene Doyle, 18917 Chrighton Castle Bend
David Dunagan, 817 Rochester Castle Way
Donna Dunagan, 817 Rochester Castle Way
Jamila Ellis, 1032 Portchester Castle Path
Brent Engelhardt, 18824 Edinburgh Castle Road
Robert Englert, 1200 Portchester Castle Path
Liliana Eoff, 808 Dover Castle Lane
Robert Eoff, 808 Dover Castle Lane
Mustapha and Ingrid Fardjallah, 733 Abbeyglen Castle Drive
Said Farraje, 1120 Portchester Castle Path
Jean Deller Farrow, 913 Portchester Castle Path
Mark Farrow, 913 Portchester Castle Path
Ferguson, 620 Fyvie Castle Court
Joe Flores, 1116 Portchester Castle Path
Mary Finkelstein, 732 Stokesay Castle Path
SGM Adelita Gallardo, 18912 Edinburgh Castle Road
Shannin Gambino, 19008 Huntingtower Castle Boulevard
Denise Gehlhausen, 809 Portchester Castle Path
Keith & Kristi Gordon, 605 Stokesay Castle Path
Kevin Hart, 912 Abbeyglen Castle Drive
Erin Hagood, 617 Kingston Lacy Boulevard
Michele Hanle, 913 Busleigh Castle Way
Royce Hanle, 913 Busleigh Castle Way
Rebecca Harkey, 18713 Caisteal Castle Path
Kristy Harris, 189040 Chrighton Castle Bend
Wayland Harrison, 809 Abbey Glen Castle Drive
Tenea Harvey, 18949 Edinburgh Castle Road
Tim and Amy Hebert, 909 Abbeyglen Castle Drive
Ken Henderson, 713 Windsor Castle Drive
Richard and Pat Henry, 817 Portchester Castle Path
John Hollis, 18904 Huntingtower Castle Blvd
Ronald and Pamela Holmes, 900 Balmoral Castle Ct
Coy Hudson, 904 Balmoral Castle Court
Jamil Hussain, 712 Portchester Castle Path
Michael and Edna Ifla, 716 Kingston Lacy Blvd
Amer Iqbal, 19013 Raglan Castle
Zia Islam, 709 Stokesay Castle Path
Adam Johnson, 1024 Pendragon Castle Drive
Kim Johnson, 1024 Pendragon Castle Drive
Natasha Johnson, 18905 Chrighton Castle
Cindy Jones, 18824 Edinburgh Castle Road
Cory Kaminsky, 713 Kingston Lacy Boulevard
Haridas Ambilavathy, 18909 Edinburgh Castle Rd
Erica Keiser, 812 Oldwick Castle
Christina Kincaid, 18708 Caisteal Castle Path
Jeff and Racheal Kinney, 805 Windsor Castle Drive
Eric Klingelberger, 804 Kingston Lacy Blvd
Keri Klumker, 1028 Portchester Castle Path
Lisa Larsen, 628 Fyrie Castle Court
Richard Laurence, 18824 Huntingtower Castle Boulevard
Lai Le, 816 Rochester Castle Way
Dennis Lebo, 19012 Huntingtower Castle Boulevard
Rosetta Leicher, 816 Portchester Castle Path
Karen Lenaburg, 19021 Huntingtower Castle Boulevard
John Leonard, 18900 Carlisle Castle Court
Seleana Lewis, 902 Windsor Castle Drive
Lindsey, 624 Fyvie Castle Court
Laura Luna, 904 Kensington Castle Trail
Nicholas Luevano, 712 Busleigh Castle Way
Bruce Lykins, 809 Oldwick Castle Way
Thomas Lynn, 18824 Caisteal Castle Path
Jo Mabry, 18616 Alnwick Castle Drive
Tony and Purette Madany, 916 Abbeyglen Castle Drive
Hala and Will Madison, 732 Abbeyglen Castle Drive
Conrado and Emenina Mamino, 816 Windsor Castle Drive
Melissa Marrero, 917 Abbeyglen Castle Drive
Frankie Martin, 18900 Huntingtower Castle Boulevard
Jill Martin, 18900 Huntingtower Castle Boulevard
Rebecca Martin, 908 Rochester Castle
Charles McGarity, 909 Kensington Castle Trail
Joni McKee, 18812 Huntingtower Castle Boulevard
McMillin, 612 Fyvie Castle Court
Bruce and Shannon Meadors, 924 Abbeyglen Castle Drive
Dina Medrand, 1029 Pendragon Castle
Maria Merryfield, 18825 Huntingtower Castle Blvd
Robert Merryfield, 18825 Huntingtower Castle Blvd.
Barbara Middleton, 18604 Caisteal Castle Path
John Middleton, 18604 Caisteal Castle Path
Karen Miller, 801 Portchester Castle Path
Ronald Modequillo, 19004 Ragvan Castle Path
Robert Montoya, 1017 Kensington Castle Trail
Nora Montoya, 1017 Kensington Castle Trail
Thomas Moore, 19021 Raglan Castle Path
Coy Mosser, 801 Rochester Castle Way
Ruth Myers, 18809 Huntingtower Castle Boulevard
Randy Myerson, 19009 Huntingtower Castle Boulevard
Nghia Nguyen, 916 Portchester Castle Path
Dexter and Tijuana Nolan, 912 Portchester Castle Path
Lynn Nuut, 18901 Chrighton Castle Bend
Fred Ojiyi, 800 Rochester Castle Way
Todd Olson, 1012 Portchester Castle Path
Pamela Owens, 1204 Portchester Castle Path
Mildred Palencia, 917 Oldwick Castle Way
Joseph and Carmen Panketh, 804 Rochester Castle Way
Park, 616 Fyvie Castle Court
Tesh and Tarana Patel, 908 Balmoral Castle Court
Ryan and Sandi Patnode, 713 Abbey Glen Castle
Levaughn Patrick Sr., 721 Portchester Castle Path
Frank & Goldie Pavelec, 700 Abbeyglen Castle Drive
Randolph Quiroz, 609 Fyvie Castle Court
Seam and Katherine Reilly, 19009 Raglan Castle Path
Cassandra Ricks, 18913 Chrighton Castle Bend
Michael Ricks, 18913 Chrighton Castle Bend
Concetta Rippon, 19016 Huntingtower Castle Boulevard
Dennis and Melvena Ritchie, 613 Fyvie Castle Court
Nichole Robinson, 1004 Portchester Castle
Adan and Claudia Sanchez, 1008 Portchester Castle Path
Greg Seagren, 19024 Alnwick Castle Drive
Luis and Mary Lou Segura, 18733 Chrighton Castle Bend
Alicia and Raymond Selestino, 18820 Huntingtower Castle
Madeline Sheppard, 19008 Blair Castle Court
William Mark Sheppard, 19008 Blair Castle Court
Anita Showels, 1020 Kensington Castle Trail
Dean Smith, 18909 Huntingtower Castle Boulevard
Sue Smith, 18909 Huntingtower Castle Boulevard
Michelle Suggs, 905 Portchester Castle Path
Jimmie and Mildred Talton, 616 Kingston Lacey
Cloyd Taylor PhD, 18913 Huntingtower Castle Boulevard
Kay Taylor, 18913 Huntingtower Castle Boulevard
Kathleen Testa, 1124 Portchester Castle Path
Sumitha Tharasingh, 909 Rochester Castle Way
Heather and Randall Theobald, 700 Portchester Castle Path
Sonya Thomas, 812 Rochester Castle
Michael & Jessica Tienda, 18920 Alnwick Castle Drive
Thu Tran & Tam Truong, 617 Abbeyglen Castle Drive
Carlos A Vargas, 809 Busleigh Castle Way
Patrick Vigil, 1004 Kensington Castle Trail
Susan Vigil, 1004 Kensington Castle Trail
Jose and Julissa Villarreal, 809 Kingston Lacy Boulevard
Anh Vo, 18916 Anwick Castle Drive
Luong Vu, 908 Abbeyglen Castle Drive
Betty White, 212 Kingston Lacy Boulevard
Jeanette Walker, 716 Portchester Castle Path
Harold Lewis Watkins, 805 Kingston Lacy Boulevard
Sharon Watkins, 805 Kingston Lacy Boulevard
Norm & Robin Williamson, 18909 Stirling Castle Court
Darlene Wilson, 18825 Edinburgh Castle Road
Linda Wilt, 709 Portchester Castle Path
Jody & Diana Withers, 901 Oldwick Castle Way
Lyos Woldenmichael, 18808 Huntingtower Castle Boulevard
Paul and Patricia Wood, 18620 Alnwick Castle Drive
Danny Wynn, 18917 Carlisle Castle Court
Jo Cleta Young, 705 Abbeyglen Castle Drive
William Zang, 18608 Caisteal Castle Path
There were no additional persons requesting to speak at the
public hearing. Mr. Cooper made a motion to close the public hearing.
Mr. White seconded the motion. All voted in favor. The motion
Mayor Coleman called for a break at 10:27 p.m. He
reconvened at 10:38 p.m.
10. Ordinances First Reading.
A. Approving an ordinance on first
reading with the caption reading: An ordinance of the City of Pflugerville,
Texas amending Ordinance No. 874-07-04-10 of the City of Pflugerville, Texas,
as amended, by changing the zoning designation of Lot 1, Block B, in the Albert
Pfluger?s Addition to Pflugerville Subdivision, City of Pflugerville, Travis
County, Texas, known as the 100 W. Hall Street rezoning, from Single-Family
Residential (RS-1) to Office-1 (O-1) and providing an effective date. The
property is located at 100 W. Hall Street and generally located at the
northwest corner of the intersection of W. Hall Street and S. 1st Street, to be
known as the 100 W. Hall Street Rezoning. (REZ-08-0045) (This ordinance first
reading corresponds to the public hearing item 4A.) Mayor
Coleman read the item along with the ordinance caption under
consideration. Mr. Cooper asked if the owner could delay since they were
going to be doing a vision and comprehensive plan for downtown. Mr.
Schnell stated he wants to retain the property and would have to sell if
denied. He indicated that he could not delay. Mayor Coleman asked
Mr. Schnell if he has a leasee. Mr. Schnell stated that he does
not. Mr. Cooper asked Mr. Schnell about the build out. Mr. Schnell
said he would do build-out himself. Mr. Cooper asked what the build-out
would entail for code compliance and ADA requirements. Mr. Overmeyer
provided information. Mayor Coleman asked about parking requirements. Mr.
Overmeyer provided information. Mr. Gonzales asked if parking was in
place currently. Mr. Fletcher said it would only be required if zoned
commercial. Council discussion with Mr. Fletcher followed. He
stated that he thinks it is a good idea, but the timing bothers him.
Mayor Coleman stated that he understands that the owner does not want to wait a
year. Mr. Gonzales stated that a lot of families choose where to live
because of the character of the neighborhood. He indicated that is would
set precedence. Mr. Marsh expressed opposition to rezoning and stated
that he thinks the CBD boundary should be the alleyway. Mr. White
explained that he was opposed to the rezoning due to the timing. Council
discussion followed. Mr. Gonzales made a motion to decline the
zoning. Mr. Cooper seconded the motion. All voted in favor.
The motion carried.
B. Approving an ordinance on first
reading with caption reading: An ordinance of the City of Pflugerville, Texas
amending Ordinance No. 874-07-04-10 of the City of Pflugerville, Texas, as
amended, by changing the zoning designation of approximately 60.6420 acres of
land out of the T. G. Stewart Survey No. 6, Abstract 689 situated in Travis
County, from Corridor ? Urban (Level 4: CL4) to Urban Center (Level 5: CL5), to
be known as the Stone Hill Town Center, Phase II Rezoning,and providing an
effective date. (REZ-08-0047) (This ordinance first reading corresponds to the
public hearing item 4B.) Mayor Coleman read the item along
with the ordinance caption under consideration. Mr. Fletcher provided
information. Mr. Fletcher indicated that he thinks this is in the spirit
of the comprehensive plan and the goals that the community set forth in 2004 in
the adoption of the corridor plan. Council discussion with Mr. Alvis
followed. Mr. Alvis noted that this does not have direct connectivity
with Highland Park North. He stated that he thinks that it is consistent
with the spirit of the agreement and the land plans that were discussed in the
workshops. Mr. Gonzales indicated concern regarding notification.
Mr. Fletcher explained that notification was made. Mr. Marsh asked about
the City?s agreement with NewQuest. Mr. Akers explained that NewQuest is
entitled to do multi-family on the tract, they are asking for a change to the
density. Mr. Marsh stated that the change in density is being requested
by NewQuest because they want to increase the density on the south side of the
road but they are also including the north side of the road. Mr. Alvis
stated that they can build the density that they want right now, but then they
end up with no park or a 1-acre park. Mr. Alvis stated that that isn?t
the spirit of the deal. Mr. Marsh confirmed with Mr. Alvis that they would
not be required to build the park. Mayor Coleman asked about the spirit
of the agreement. Mr. Cooper asked Mr. Alvis if he would be willing to
tighten up his request. Mayor Coleman asked Mr. Simon regarding the
spirit of the agreement. Mr. Simon provided information regarding the
agreement. He stated that it has been the spirit of the concept since day
one that behind the retail there would be office space and possibly lodging and
then into multi-family residential. Council discussion with Mr. Alvis
continued. Ms. Sattler provided comments. Mayor Coleman stated that
he agrees that the apartments are going to be there. He stated that he
personally wants as high of quality of apartments as they can get. He
stated that he is convinced that Stonehill Town Center is going to increase all
of our property values and is good for the entire City of Pflugerville.
Mr. Cooper asked for assurances that if the rezoning is approved that it would
be developed as presented. There was continued Council discussion with
Mr. Alvis. Mr. Gonzales provided comments. Mr. Marsh stated that
NewQuest has the ability to increase the density under the current zoning, and
they can do that at the expense of the buffer parkland. He stated if this
council does not approve this rezoning request, that parkland buffer has the
ability to disappear and those apartments can be within 50 feet of the property
owners backing up to Highland Park North. Mr. Cooper stated that the
zoning request is not committed to that plan. Mr. Alvis stated that if he
tells him that they are going to do that 9-acre tract for park that is what
they are going to do. Mr. Cooper asked Mr. Alvis on the record, if they
allow their density change, he will develop it as they are showing it right
there. Mr. Alvis indicated he was speaking on the record. Mr.
Cooper provided comments. Mr. White provided comments. Mr. Gonzales
made a motion to approve the rezoning change to CL5 zoning level. Mr.
Marsh seconded the motion. All voted in favor. The motion
A. Approving a resolution appointing a
student member to the Parks and Recreation Commission for a term ending May 31,
2009. Ms. Thompson stated that one application had been
received from Benjamin ?Jay? Wiles and that Mr. Wiles was in attendance for an
introduction to the Council. Mr. Wiles introduced himself and answered
questions of the Council. Mr. White made a motion to approve Benjamin Jay
Wiles as student member of the Park and Recreation Commission. Mr. Cooper
seconded the motion. All voted in favor. The motion carried.
Reading of the Consent Agenda.
Items 8A, 8C, and 9C were removed from the consent agenda. Ms. Deamer
read the items along with the captions of the ordinances under consideration.
6. Approval of Minutes.
A. Approval of the minutes of the May 20, 2008, Special
Meeting and Worksession; May 22, 2008, Worksession; and May 27, 2008,
Worksession and Regular Meeting.
7. Ordinances Second Reading.
A. Approving an ordinance on second reading with the
caption reading: An ordinance of the City of Pflugerville, Texas amending
Ordinance No. 874-07-04-10 of the City of Pflugerville, Texas, as amended, by
changing the zoning designation of approximately 4.779 acres out of the E.
Bebee Survey in Travis County, Texas, from Agriculture/Conservation (A) to
Neighborhood Services (NS), to be known as the Logos Baptist Church Rezoning
(REZ-08-0038), and providing an effective date.
Trey Fletcher, AICP, Planning Director
B. Resolution of the City of Pflugerville, regarding the
request of several landowners to be deannexed from the City of Austin's
extraterritorial jurisdiction and annexed into the City of Pflugerville's
Floyd Akers, City Attorney
9. Other Actions.
A. Sale of land (12 acres) to Harold Eubanks and Anthony
Charles L. Simon, ACM / ED Director
B. Approving an interlocal cooperation contract with the
Texas Department of Public Safety for the Omnibase service.
Lauri Gillam, Assistant City Manager
Action on Consent Agenda. Mr.
Cooper made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Mr. Gonzales seconded
the motion. All voted in favor. The motion carried.
8C. Approving a resolution entering
into an agreement releasing and accepting extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ)
boundary between the City of Pflugerville and the City of Hutto. Mr.
Fletcher provided information. Mr. Marsh made a motion to approve.
Mr. White seconded the motion. All voted in favor. The motion
9C. Approve contract with BWM Group for
Lake Pflugerville Park project. Mr. Cooper made a motion
to table. Mr. Gonzales seconded the motion. All voted in
favor. The motion carried.
11. Discuss and Consider.
A. Discuss and consider a variance to
the sign ordinance involving an Electronic Message Sign in the ETJ.
Mr. Overmyer provided information. Jim Bennett, owner of the nursery, and
Mark Huggans owner of the property, were in attendance. Mr. Huggans,
applicant, spoke and gave an explanation of the sign. He stated it would
be an amber text message and would not be scrolling or flashing. He
stated that every 5 to 8 seconds they would change the message by dimming it
out. He stated that they would not run it at night. Council asked
questions of City staff and discussed the request. Mr. Gonzales made a
motion to approve the variance. Mr. Cooper seconded the motion. All
voted in favor. The motion carried.
B. 1.) Executive Session Item: Receive
an update regarding matters related to economic development negotiations to
include incentives for potential commercial development. 2.) Open Session Item:
Discuss and consider taking action regarding matters related to economic
development negotiations to include incentives for potential commercial
development. There was no discussion or action on the
12. Administrative Matters.
A. Mayor and City Council comments. Mr.
Gonzales provided comments on the success of the farmers market and reported
that they are looking at a possible November chili cook-off. Mr. Cooper
stated that he wants to investigate notification practices. Mayor Coleman
indicated that the subject had already been brought up in an email to him from
Mr. Gonzales as a future agenda item. Mr. Cooper indicated a need to
educate the public regarding the City Council and Boards and Commissions being
volunteers. Mayor Coleman mentioned using the police trailer sign for
notifications. Mr. White commented on his attendance at tomorrow?s
Pflugerville ISD meeting.
B. City Manager comments. Mr. Buesing stated that Christa Deamer was
in attendance and would be filling in for Karen Thompson in the future.
Mr. Buesing reported that Kid Fish went well. He reported that the
traffic signal at 685 and Pflugerville Parkway is now flashing. He
reported that the City had a trail designated as part of the National Trails
System. He provided comments on the increase in the swimming program and
change in pool hours. He stated that next year the City will have the
Windermere pool and they will be some swim lessons there. He reported on
upcoming meetings and events.
C. City Attorney comments. Mr. Akers had no comments.
D. Future agenda items. No future agenda items were noted.
13. Adjourn. Ms. Sattler made a
motion to adjourn. Mr. Cooper seconded the motion. All voted in
favor. The motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 12:19 a.m.
on June 11, 2008.
Approved as presented on June 24, 2008.