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MINUTES
City Council
Regular Meeting
100 East Main Street, Suite 500
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.

 

2. Opening.

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.

 

3. Presentations.

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 in place.

 

Larry and Heather Smithmier, 203 S 1st Street, did not wish to speak but requested that the Mayor enter their opposition for the record.

 

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 environment.

 

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 the rezoning.

 

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 this rezoning.

 

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 values.

 

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 the community.

 

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 townhomes.

 

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 parent.

 

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 Boulevard

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

Louis Tyson

Paulette Tyson

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 carried.

 

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 carried. 

 

8. Resolutions.

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

 

8. Resolutions.

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 extraterritorial jurisdiction.
Floyd Akers, City Attorney

 

9. Other Actions.

A. Sale of land (12 acres) to Harold Eubanks and Anthony Dobias.
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 carried.

 

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 item.

 

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.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Karen Thompson
City Secretary

 

Approved as presented on June 24, 2008.