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  • 1. NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING AN AGENDA OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL THE CITY OF SAN ANGELO, TEXAS 9:00 A.M. - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 McNease Convention Center, South Meeting Room 500 Rio Concho Drive San Angelo, TX 76903 THE MCNEASE CONVENTION CENTER IS ACCESSIBLE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. ACCESSIBLE ENTRIES AND SPECIALLY MARKED PARKING SPACES ARE AVAILABLE AT BOTH MAIN ENTRANCES AT SURBER DRIVE AND RIO CONCHO DRIVE. IF ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED TO OBSERVE OR COMMENT, PLEASE NOTIFY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK, ROOM 208, CITY HALL, 657-4405, AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING. City Council meetings are broadcast on Channel 17-Government Access at 10:30 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. every day for two weeks beginning on the Thursday after each meeting. As a courtesy to those in attendance, please place your cell phone on “Silent” or “Vibrate” Thank You! I. OPEN SESSION (9:00 A.M.) A. Call to Order B. Prayer and Pledge "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.” C. Public Comment The Council takes public comment on all items in the Regular Agenda. Public input on a Regular Agenda item will be taken at its appropriate discussion. Public input on an item not on the Agenda or Consent Agenda may be identified and requested for consideration by the Council at this time. The Council may request an item to be placed on a future agenda, or for a Consent Agenda item, to be moved to the Regular Agenda for public comment. On public hearing items, public input will be received on each item immediately following the Council discussion and prior to any action on the item. Each member of the public should make their remarks from the podium and begin by stating their name. Remarks by each citizen will be limited to three to five minutes, unless waived by a council member for all speaking on that matter. No individual will be allowed to speak more than once on any one subject until every citizen wishing to comment has done so. II. CONSENT AGENDA 1. Consideration of approving the December 17, 2013 City Council Regular meeting minutes 2. Consideration of approving the update to the City’s Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (NRP) (R.Salas) 3. Consideration for authorizing the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the West Texas Retired Senior Volunteer Program (West Texas RSVP) to provide volunteer services for the City of San Angelo (L.Marley) III. REGULAR AGENDA: D. EXECUTIVE/CLOSED SESSION Executive Session under the provision of Government Code, Title 5. Open Government; Ethics, Subtitle A. Open Government, Chapter 551. Open Meetings, Subchapter D. Exceptions to Requirement that City Council Agenda Page 1 of 3 January 7, 2014
  • 2. Meetings be Open under the following sections:  Section 551.071(2) to consult with its attorney on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with this chapter regarding quarterly invoices dated 12/9/2013 for services rendered pursuant to the Interlocal Agreement between cities of Abilene, Midland and San Angelo effective 4/9/2011 (West Texas Water Partnership) and subject to confidentiality under said Interlocal Agreement  Section 551.072 to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property regarding West Texas Water Partnership and Lake Nasworthy  Section 552.071(1) and Section 551.072 to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property regarding the West Texas Christian Foundation property, AKA Christian Village, on Loop 306 access road and to consult with an attorney concerning contemplated litigation in connection with such property E. PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT 4. First Public Hearing and consideration of introducing an Ordinance authorizing abandonment of a variable width portion of the unimproved public right-of-way of Ben Ficklin Road, extending approximately 400 feet from the southeast corner of South Bryant Boulevard and South Jackson Street and immediately adjacent to the western border of the Century Park Addition, Tract 1, northeastern 22 feet of Lot 14 and Lots 2 through 9, in south central San Angelo AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ABANDONMENT AND CLOSING OF THE FOLLOWING UNIMPROVED STREET SEGMENT TO WIT: a complete unimproved public rightof-way, variable in width, for Ben Ficklin Road, extending approximately 400 feet from the southeast corner of South Bryant Boulevard and South Jackson Street and immediately adjacent to the western border of the Century Park Addition, Tract 1, northeastern 22 feet of Lot 14 and Lots 2 through 9 in south central San Angelo, AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE THEREOF TO THE ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNERS; PROVIDING FOR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ABANDONMENT AND CONVEYANCE; AND PROVIDING FOR THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER A QUIT CLAIM DEED TO THE ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNERS (Presentation by Interim Development Services Director AJ Fawver) 5. Consideration of adopting a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or his designee to execute a temporary nonexclusive sidewalk use license agreement with Garrick Engle for an outside sidewalk café or lounge, to include the dispensation, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in compliance with all applicable state law and City Ordinances adjacent to the east side of the property located at 217 South Chadbourne Street, and such other instruments as may be necessary or convenient for carrying out such purposes; and, finding a public purpose and benefit therein (Presentation by Interim Development Services Director AJ Fawver) 6. Discussion concerning the River Fest event and consideration of approving the event as an annual one, sponsored and coordinated by the City of San Angelo Parks and Recreation Department (Presentation by Parks and Recreation Director Carl White) 7. Discussion and consideration of authorizing staff to negotiate changes to the Underwater Football, LLC, d/b/a The San Angelo Bandits lease agreement (Presentation by Civic Events Manager Angelica Pena) F. FOLLOW UP AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES 8. Consideration of and possible action on matters discussed in Executive/Closed Session, if needed 9. Consideration of confirming the Civil Service Commission nominee, Teresa Special, by City Manager and approval of same by City Council 10. Announcements and consideration of Future Agenda Items City Council Agenda Page 2 of 3 January 7, 2014
  • 3. 11. Adjournment The City Council reserves the right to consider business out of the posted order, and at any time during the meeting, reserves the right to adjourn into executive session on any of the above posted agenda items which are not listed as executive session items and which qualify to be discussed in closed session under Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code. Given by order of the City Council and posted in accordance with Title 5, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Friday, January 3, 2014, at 5:00 P.M. ________________________ Alicia Ramirez, City Clerk City Council Agenda Page 3 of 3 January 7, 2014
  • 4. CITY COUNCIL MINUTE RECORD The City of San Angelo Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Page 93 Vol. 105 OPEN SESSION BE IT REMEMBERED City Council convened in a regular meeting at 9:06 A.M., Tuesday, December 17, 2013, in the San Angelo McNease Convention Center, 500 Rio Concho Drive, San Angelo, Texas. All duly authorized members of the Council, to-wit: Mayor, Dwain Morrison Councilmember Rodney Fleming Councilmember Marty Self Councilmember Johnny Silvas Councilmember Don Vardeman Councilmember H.R. Wardlaw Councilmember Charlotte Farmer were present and acting, with the exception of Councilmember Farmer, thus constituting a quorum. Whereupon, the following business was transacted: An invocation was given by Frank Berthold, Minister at Chadbourne North Church of Christ, and pledge was led by Abbie Harrison, 3rd Grader at Cornerstone Christian Church. RECOGNITIONS “Wall Hawk Football Team”, 2013State Champions, was accepted by Coach Houston Guy, football team, and cheerleaders. “Central High School Girls Volleyball Team”, was accepted by Coach Connie Bozarth and team members. PUBLIC COMMENT Public comment was made by Harry Thomas inviting the public to a reception at the Boys and Girls Club honoring Drew Darby on January 16, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Further comments were made by Stan Meader regarding light pollution and shielding. City Manager Daniel Valenzuela offered his condolences to Water Utilities Director Ricky Dickson on the loss of his mother. CONSENT AGENDA APPROVAL OF THE DECEMBER 3, 2013 CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES AWARD OF VM-14-13 POLICE COMPUTERS AND DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT, UTILIZING THE STATE DIR CONTRACT# TX-DIR-SDD-1365, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $67,000.00 FROM VETSOURCE MOBILITY AND AUTHORIZATION FOR THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE ANY NECESSARY RELATED DOCUMENTS ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF SAN ANGELO AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE A TAX-RESALE (QUITCLAIM) DEED CONVEYING ALL RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST OF THE CITY OF SAN ANGELO, AND ALL OTHER TAXING UNITS INTERESTED IN THE TAX FORECLOSURE JUDGMENT OR TAX WARRANT: (Page 99, #2013-12-166) 2517 Abilene Street, (Duran), Lot 2, Block 61, Hatcher, $2,100.00, Suite No. B-11-0178-TAX 136 11th Street, (TSU Properties), Lots 19 & 20, Block 56, Miles, $1,535.00, Suit No. D-12-0160-TAX 407 N Emerson Street, (Deanda), N60’ of Lots 15 & 16, Block 19, Ellis, $3,800.00, Suit No. C-11-0155--TAX
  • 5. Page 94 Vol. 105 Minutes December 17, 2013 APPROVAL OF AN UPDATED INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF SAN ANGELO AND THE COOPERATIVE PURCHASING NETWORK (TCPN) AUTHORIZING FUTURE CITY PURCHASES AS ALLOWED BY THE STATE OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, SECTION 271, IN SUBSTANTIALLY THE ATTACHED FROM, AND AUTHORIZATION FOR THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE SAID AGREEMENT CONFIRMATION OF THE PARK COMMISSION’S APPOINTMENT MS. JULIA LANE TO SERVE AND FILL A 1ST FULL TERM ON THE PARK COMMISSION SECOND HEARING AND ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 12, EXHIBIT “A” (ZONING ORDINANCE) OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF SAN ANGELO (Page 101, #201312-167) Z13-37: SKG Engineering AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 12, EXHIBIT “A” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF SAN ANGELO, TEXAS, WHICH SAID EXHIBIT “A” OF CHAPTER 12 ADOPTS ZONING REGULATIONS, USE DISTRICTS AND A ZONING MAP, IN ACCORDANCE WITH A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, BY CHANGING THE ZONING AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY, TO WIT: 17 West 8th Street, located approximately 200 feet west of the intersection of West 8th Street and North Chadbourne Street. This property specifically occupies the Miles Addition, Block 23, Lot 5, in north central San Angelo, changing the zoning classification from Two-Family Residential (RS-2) to General Commercial (CG) District; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING A PENALTY SECOND HEARING AND ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING ABANDONMENTS OF PUBLIC STREETS AND RIGHT-OF-WAYS IN THE FAIRVIEW ADDITION, BLOCK 66, 67 AND 74 IN NORTH CENTRAL SAN ANGELO (Page 103, #2013-12-168) AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ABANDONMENT AND CLOSING OF UNIMPROVED STREETS AND ALLEY SEGMENTS, TO WIT: An 80' wide portion of the unimproved public right-of-way for Florence Street, extending approximately 680' northward from Hughes Street and immediately south of the railroad right-of-way (to include portions of the 100' right-of-way of Hughes Street), an approximately 100' x 270' portion of unimproved public right-of-way of Velma Street - And - a 20' x 430' alley right-of-way in Blocks 66 and 67 and 20' x 35' alley right-of-way in Block 74 of the Fairview Addition, in north central San Angelo; AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE THEREOF TO THE ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNERS; PROVIDING FOR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ABANDONMENT AND CONVEYANCE; AND PROVIDING FOR THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER A QUIT CLAIM DEED TO THE ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNERS SECOND HEARING AND ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING ABANDONMENTS OF PUBLIC STREETS AND RIGHT-OF-WAYS IN THE MILES ADDITION BLOCK 32 IN NORTHCENTRAL SAN ANGELO (Page 105, #2013-12-169) AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ABANDONMENT AND CLOSING OF THE FOLLOWING ALLEY, TO WIT: An approximately 20 foot wide x 495 foot long portion of alley running east to west, perpendicular to Martin Luther King Drive located in Block 32 of the Miles Addition in north-central San Angelo; AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE THEREOF TO THE ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNERS; PROVIDING FOR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ABANDONMENT AND CONVEYANCE; AND PROVIDING FOR THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER A QUIT CLAIM DEED TO THE ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNERS Motion, to approve the Consent Agenda, as presented, was made by Councilmember Fleming and seconded by Councilmember Self. Motion carried unanimously.
  • 6. Minutes December 17, 2013 Page 95 Vol. 105 REGULAR AGENDA: PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT PRESENTATION OF THE 3RD AND 4TH QUARTER 2013 REPORTS FROM THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AND THE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU (CVB) CVB Vice President Pamela Miller and Vice President for Economic Development John Dugan presented background information. General discussion was held on recent business closures, board memberships, hotel/motel room rates, and potential full service hotels. Public comment was made by Citizen Sally Ayana regarding future full service hotels. RECESS At 10:08 A.M., Mayor Morrison called a recess. RECONVENE At 10:27 A.M., Council reconvened, and the following business was transacted: ACCEPTANCE OF THE DOWNTOWN MASTER DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES DOCUMENT PREPARED BY CATALYST URBAN DEVELOPMENT AS PART OF PL-01-12 Interim Development Services Director AJ Fawver and Paris Rutherford of Catalyst Urban Development presented background information. A copy of the presentation is part of the Permanent Supplemental Record. General discussion was held on future infrastructure improvements, recruiting a variety of downtown businesses, offering more services within the downtown area, and improving the overall quality of life. Motion, to accept the Downtown Master Development Strategies document, as presented, was made by Councilmember Fleming and seconded by Councilmember Silvas. Motion carried unanimously. DIRECTION TO STAFF REGARDING STRATEGIES FOR OBTAINING COMPLIANCE WITH ZONING ORDINANCE FOR EXISTING PARKS AROUND SAN ANGELO CONTAINING RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED HOUSING, AND MOBILE HOMES Interim Development Services Director AJ Fawver presented background information. A copy of the presentation is part of the Permanent Supplemental Record. General discussion was held on coordinating the approval of the zoning compliance with the Housing Committee to reach conformity and fairness, limiting negative impacts to the existing parks with the new compliance guidelines, addressing public safety and risk concerns, obtaining the appropriate permits, perpetual conditional use, reviewing staff’s recommended options, coordinating a private/public partnership for family camps, increasing the allowable recreational vehicle limitation percentage from 30 to 50%, the existing moratorium, the goal to have an ordinance approved prior to the expiration of the moratorium, and locating the man camps within the vicinity of oil drilling businesses. In conclusion, Councilors directed staff to conduct simultaneous reviews, in conjunction with the Housing Committee, on the rules for existing and new parks, to examine the allowable 30% recreational vehicle limitation and possibly increase to 50%, to coordinate a private/public partnership for family camps, to possibly consider different classifications for existing and new park development, and to provide details on the legal protection of the existing parks. Public comments were made by Citizens Kevin Kline and Jerry Sea. Mayor Morrison directed staff to formalize and present a draft policy at a future meeting.
  • 7. Page 96 Vol. 105 Minutes December 17, 2013 ACCEPTANCE OF A PETITION SEEKING ANNEXATION (TO SAN ANGELO’S CITY LIMITS) OF CERTAIN PROPERTY SITUATED DIRECTLY NORTH, SOUTH, EAST AND WEST OF SAN ANGELO AND ENCOMPASSING A VACANT 4 ACRE TRACT EXTENDING SOUTHWEST FROM SOUTHLAND BOULEVARD AND LOCATED DIRECTLY EAST OF AN 8.995 ACRE TRACT ANNEXED TO THE CITY LIMITS ON MARCH 5, 2013 THAT COMPRISED THE PRESTONWOOD ADDITION, SECTION TWO Interim Development Services Director AJ Fawver presented background information. report/presentation is part of the Permanent Supplemental Record. A copy of the Mayor Morrison left the meeting at 11:20 a.m. Motion, to accept the petition seeking annexation, as presented, was made by Councilmember Fleming and seconded by Councilmember Vardeman. Mayor Morrison returned to the meeting at 11:23 a.m. General discussion was held on the impact to existing infrastructure and the required public notification area. A vote was taken on the motion on the floor. Motion carried unanimously. ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION CASTING VOTES FOR ONE NOMINEE OR DISTRIBUTING THEM AMONG NOMINEES FOR A POSITION ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE TOM GREEN COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT FOR THE JANUARY 1, 2014 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2015 TERM OF OFFICE (Page , #2013-12-170) City Clerk Alicia Ramirez presented background information. General discussion was held on whether to assign the eligible votes to one specific nominee or split the votes equally among the five candidates. In conclusion, City Council suggested splitting the votes equally. Motion, to adopt the Resolution and to distribute the votes equally among the five candidates, was made by Councilmember Self and seconded by Councilmember Silvas. Motion carried unanimously. FOLLOW UP AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES APPROVAL OF BOARD NOMINATIONS BY COUNCIL AND DESIGNATED COUNCILMEMBERS: Airport Board: Patrick Nuytten (SMD4) to a 2nd full term October 2017, David Herbert (SMD5) to a 2nd full term October 2017, Elizabeth Grindstaff (SMD6) to a 1st full term October 2017, and Dave Dierker (Mayor) to a 1st full term October 2017 Motion, to approve the nomination for Patrick Nuytten, David Herbert, and Dave Dieker, was made by Councilmember Self and seconded by Councilmember Vardeman. Motion carried unanimously. Motion, to deny the nomination for Elizabeth Grindstaff, was made by Mayor Morrison and seconded by Councilmember Silvas. AYE: Morrison and Silvas. NAY: Fleming, Self, Vardeman, and Wardlaw. Motion failed 2-4. Motion, to approve the nomination for Elizabeth Grindstaff, was made by Councilmember Wardlaw and seconded by Councilmember Vardeman. AYE: Fleming, Self, Vardeman, and Wardlaw. NAY: Morrison and Silvas. Motion carried 4-2. Civic Events Board: Timothy Condon (SMD2) to a 2nd full term October 2016 Design & Historic Review Commission: Margaret Mallard (SMD4) to a 2nd full term September 2015 and David Mazur (Mayor) to a 2nd full term September 2015 Parks & Recreation Advisory Board: Susan Gober (SMD1) to an unexpired term December 2015 Public Art Commission: Quang Le (SMD2) to a 1st full term April 2015 Water Advisory Board: Paul Alexander (SMD3) to a 1st full term September 2015 Motion, to approve the remaining board nominations by Council and designated Councilmembers, was made by Councilmember Self and seconded by Councilmember Silvas. Motion carried unanimously.
  • 8. Minutes December 17, 2013 Page 97 Vol. 105 AUTHORIZATION TO CONDUCT FUTURE EVENING CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS Councilmember Vardeman proposed an evening meeting to discuss items regarding the capital budget, stormwater budget, sales tax, and possibly the recreational vehicle parks items. City Council suggested conducting a special meeting in February 2014. City Clerk Alicia Ramirez reminded Council of the requested joint meeting with the local governing entities to discuss the possibility of coordinating shared resources. She noted the meeting had been tentatively scheduled for January 28, 2014. RECESS At 11:39 A.M., Mayor Morrison called a recess. RECONVENE At 11:54 A.M., Council reconvened, and the following business was transacted: EXECUTIVE/CLOSED SESSION At 11:54 A.M., Council convened in Executive Session under the provision of Government Code, Title 5. Open Government; Ethics, Subtitle A. Open Government, Chapter 551. Open Meetings, Subchapter D. Exceptions to Requirement that Meetings be Open, Section 551.072 to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property regarding lease of City owned property in the downtown area and Section 551.074(a)(1) to deliberate the evaluation and duties of the City Manager. RECESS At 12:13 P.M., Mayor Morrison called a recess. RECONVENE At 12:19 P.M., Council reconvened, and the following business was transacted: CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE/CLOSED SESSION City Manager Daniel Valenzuela explained staff is seeking approval by the City Council for the City Manager to execute the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Catalyst Urban Development. He informed the MOU outlines the proposed terms for the development of the initial phase of the Riverfront Downtown Development District project on city –owned parcels adjacent to the Concho River in the downtown area. Mayor Morrison further clarified the MOU is at no cost to the City, will not commit the City to Phase 2 of the project, and will not automatically create an inception date or tie in to the next phase. Councilors spoke in support of the investment. Motion, to authorize the City Manager to enter into an MOU with Catalyst Urban Development, as presented, at no cost to the City, was made by Councilmember Silvas and seconded by Councilmember Fleming. Councilmember Fleming noted this will be a huge investment for Catalyst and the MOU allows the company 180 days to research whether it is a viable and feasible project. Once completed, he noted a recommendation may be made to authorize a future ground lease. General discussion was held on the positive impacts to the district, working with local and regional businesses, trades, industries, and the future viability of the project. A vote was taken on the motion on the floor. Motion carried unanimously. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CONSIDERATION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS City Manager Daniel Valenzuela distributed the proposed January 7, 2014 Agenda and solicited Council comments and suggestions. Councilmember Self commented on the City manager’s evaluation, specifically noting a full City Council is required to conduct the evaluation.
  • 9. Page 98 Vol. 105 Minutes December 17, 2013 Councilmember Wardlaw requested an update on the West Texas Christian Foundation, AKA Christina Village Property matter. ADJOURNMENT Motion, to adjourn, was made by Councilmember Self and seconded by Councilmember Silvas. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 12:30 P.M. THE CITY OF SAN ANGELO ___________________________________ Dwain Morrison, Mayor ATTEST: _______________________________ Alicia Ramirez, City Clerk In accordance with Chapter 2, Article 2.300, of the Official Code of the City of San Angelo, the minutes of this meeting consist of the preceding Minute Record and the Supplemental Minute Record. Details on Council meetings may be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office or a video of the entire meeting may be purchased from the Public Information Officer at 481-2727. (Portions of the Supplemental Minute Record video tape recording may be distorted due to equipment malfunction or other uncontrollable factors.)
  • 10. City of San Angelo Memo DATE: December 16, 2013 TO: Mayor and Council Members FROM: Robert Salas, Director, Neighborhood Services SUBJECT: Agenda Item for January 7, 2014 Council Meeting CONTACT: Robert Salas CAPTION: Consent 657-4274 Consideration of approval of the update to the City’s Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (NRP) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SUMMARY: The NRP outlines the city’s plan to revitalize neighborhoods that have become distressed over the years. Staff updated the plan to include areas that had been omitted from the original plan but are located adjacent to the current neighborhood boundaries. HISTORY: In 2005, the city adopted an NRP naming four neighborhoods that needed attention: Blackshear, Reagan, Ft Concho, and Rio Vista. The boundaries outlined in the original NRP left out small areas of each neighborhood that are congruent and integral parts of each neighborhood but were inadvertently omitted. Staff is requesting approval to increase the areas of Reagan and Ft Concho to adjust the revitalization areas appropriately. FINANCIAL IMPACT: No additional cost will be realized. RELATED GOAL ITEM: Neighborhood Revitalization. OTHER INFORMATION: None ATTACHMENTS: Updated Neighborhood Revitalization Plan, Resolution PRESENTATION: None PUBLICATION: None
  • 11. City of San Angelo Neighborhood Revitalization Plan Neighborhood & Family Services Department January, 2005 Updated: December, 2013
  • 12. INTRODUCTION In 2005, the City of San Angelo undertook an effort to identify the most deteriorated neighborhoods and develop a strategy and plan to revitalize those neighborhoods. The goal of the city’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program is to make a positive impact on those neighborhoods in terms of crime rate, property values, new home starts, code compliance, elimination of slum and blight and overall homeownership issues. Indeed, cities across the nation are realizing the benefits of eliminating slum and blight and redeveloping in areas long neglected and allowed to fall into ruin. Cities such as Philadelphia, Richmond, and Baltimore have invested heavily in redevelopment efforts and all three have reported significant economic impact not only in the targeted neighborhoods, but in nearby neighborhoods due to the spillover effect. Although it takes years for a city’s revitalization investments to bear fruit, San Angelo has already seen benefits in its efforts to clean up and redevelop aging and neglected neighborhoods. These benefits include:      Increased property values Increased sales of existing homes More residents improving their homes Reduced crime rate Fewer code compliance complaints In addition to tangible benefits, there are intangible benefits that are just as important such as pride of homeownership and being part of a neighborhood. Baseline Neighborhood Survey: To start the process, the city’s Community Development Department executed a survey to help identify the most deteriorated neighborhoods in need of revitalization. The survey included the following key factors:           Condition of the housing stock Crime rate and law enforcement Infrastructure Employment opportunities Presence of slum and blight Recreational and public facilities Outdoor parks Neighborhood shopping (food stores, eating establishments, etc) Churches and social gathering facilities Medical services Based on citizen input, research, and a windshield survey, staff identified four areas that needed the most attention. These areas are: Blackshear, Reagan, Ft Concho, and Rio Vista. These four neighborhoods showed signs of slum & blight, high crime, few parks and recreational facilities, non-existing medical facilities, few employment opportunities, and very few stores in the neighborhoods. In addition, streets were in very poor condition, no sidewalks and in some areas, no stop signs or other traffic control signs. The survey found the housing stock in these areas outdated with a high rate of deteriorated homes. 2
  • 13. PLANNING PROCESS The planning process for the development of the NRP began with several public meetings to help identify the problem and get buy in from the citizens. An initial list of stakeholders was created with staff for use in development of a steering committee. The list included representatives from a grass roots citizens group called the West Texas Organizing Strategy (WTOS), city departments including Planning, Police Dept, Community Development, Health, Parks; and non-profit agencies to include Galilee Community Development Corporation, Habitat for Humanity, Keep San Angelo Beautiful, Public Housing Authority, and the United Way. The committee was chaired by the Mayor and attended by several members of City Council. The Steering Committee developed goals & objectives and outlined a strategy to achieve those goals & objectives. Goals and objectives: • • • • • Select target neighborhoods o Conduct appropriate research, including a windshield survey to identify neighborhoods in need, access Census data Collaborate with planning information & priorities within participating organizations Eliminate slum and blight throughout San Angelo Make San Angelo a better place to live Increase neighborhood pride Strategy: • • • • • • • • • • Ensure all available resources are brought to bear in targeted neighborhoods o CDBG, HOME, LIHTC, EDI, Economic Development Sales Tax, etc Combine individual entities’ efforts in Neighborhood Revitalization Empower neighborhood participation Develop and support programs such as housing and infrastructure programs that target those neighborhoods o Neighborhood Blitzes o LIHTC o Keep San Angelo Beautiful support to the elderly o Housing Rehab/Emergency Repairs o New construction both homeowner and rental o Sale of tax foreclosed lots at reduced price Partner with key stakeholders to focus on target neighborhoods Encourage private sector investment Build neighborhood capacity Redesign public services Increase inter-governmental and intra-governmental collaboration Create a sense of community 3
  • 14. After the plan was developed, the steering committee held several public meetings to announce the plan and allow for citizen review. With overwhelming support, the plan was set in motion led by the Community Development Dept (now named Neighborhood & Family Services Dept). The plan is a living document that is reviewed and updated as necessary. 4
  • 15. PLAN AREA The boundaries of the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan area are outlined and shaded in grey on the map shown below: 5
  • 16. AREA HISTORY The revitalization of San Angelo’s older neighborhoods has been an ongoing effort for the past 20 years. Most of these early revitalization efforts were centered on affordable housing managed by a few organizations whose mission was and still is to increase the affordable housing stock through rehabilitation of existing homes and the construction of new ones. The city entered the game with the onset of the CDBG in the mid 1970’s and later with the HOME grant in the early 1990’s. Community Development projects started mostly in the Rio Vista area but slowly expanded across the city with several thousand home rehabs, emergency repairs and dozens of new home construction projects. In conjunction with the city, several non-profits developed a presence and became part of the city’s revitalization effort. One of the first affordable housing non-profits to organize in San Angelo was Christmas in April, now called Rebuilding Together, (RT) which began operating 20 years ago. Since then, RT has repaired/renovated over 1,200 homes across the city for elderly and/or disabled citizens. Although RT has since disbanded, a new non-profit named Helping Hands which is affiliated with Galilee CDC has taken its place. Another partner in affordable housing is Habitat for Humanity which came to San Angelo in 1994. Since then, they have constructed or renovated 56 homes and are ready to build several more in the upcoming years. The Public Housing Authority (PHA) has been in existence in San Angelo since 1975. Where Community Development is centered around home-ownership, PHA’s mission is rental assistance. They manage 398 rental units and allocate over 700 housing vouchers annually. The newest affordable housing partner to come onto the scene is Galilee Community Development Corporation. Although relatively new, Galilee CDC has built 18 new homes and continues to press forward on new projects. Neighborhood revitalization was status quo for much of its history with unfocused and divergent efforts being carried out throughout the city. However, in 2006 a new spirit of cooperation began to spring up among stakeholders and a series of events occurred that changed the dynamics and environment. There are many other important events that have further accelerated the revitalization program. These include the demolition of over 40 substandard and dilapidated homes in Rio Vista and Blackshear by the National Guard as part of Operation Crackdown, the creation of a first time homebuyers assistance program, the passage of a ½ cent sales tax (part of which earmarks funds for affordable housing), and the city’s commitment to infrastructure improvements including: repaving streets, constructing sidewalks, cleaning out washouts like the Red Arroyo, replacing street lights, and improving parks. Code Compliance took an aggressive posture in these areas, citing over 10,000 violations since 2005. This led to more compliance awareness among the residents of those neighborhoods and less complaints from neighbors. Also, WTOS logged over 9,000 man-hours in political advocacy, community organization activities, and hands on work that included KSAB clean-up events, distributing material for the city, and other in-kind assistance in support of the Revitalization Program. 6
  • 17. In the past couple of years, we have seen other special efforts in support of the revitalization program. With Council approval, the city carried out two paint and cleanup blitzes, painting 127 homes and picking up over 600 tons of trash. The San Angelo Health Foundation and SADC also allocated $200,000 each to replace roofs in the target neighborhoods. Private investments have also aided the revitalization program. Some of these projects are the 120-unit River Place apartments for elderly in the Ft Concho area, and the renovation of the Nueva Vista apartments and the potential Blackshear Homes development in the Blackshear target area. Housing Coalition Accomplishments since 2006: • • • • • • • • 682 homes repaired/remodeled 98 new homes constructed 108 minor repairs for elderly/disabled citizens 169 substandard structures demolished 46 new homebuyers assisted 64 roof replacements 26,780 square yards of sidewalks built 155,724 square yards of street paving Although the city and its partners have expended approximately $2.3M since 2006 for the construction of new homes, housing remodels, repairs and infrastructure improvements, these investments have yielded over $1.1M in mortgages generated by local banks and the city expects to receive over $245K in program income which will generate additional loans. Private companies have invested over $20M in the construction of new housing units and renovation of existing complexes. These private efforts, along with the introduction of economic improvement zones adjacent to the targeted areas will not only increase economic vitality and provide economic opportunities in the future, but also help expand development and growth across the city. PROGRAMS The City’s Community & Housing Support Division, manages the HUD funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) grant. These two grants have historically been the funding foundation of the City’s neighborhood revitalization efforts. However, over the past four years, cooperation among the non-profit housing organizations including Rebuilding Together, Galilee Community Development Corporation and Habitat for Humanity have forged housing partnerships which have allowed the City to leverage resources and expertise from these partners for the betterment of the community. Moreover, non-housing agencies such as City of San Angelo Code Compliance, Police Department, Fire Prevention, Engineering Services, Keep San Angelo Beautiful, San Angelo Development Corporation (SADC), San Angelo Health Foundation, the West Texas Organizing Strategy (WTOS), and private companies have played an important role in the City’s revitalization efforts. This ad hoc coalition of vested stakeholders has supported each other and pushed up the level of activity in all the targeted neighborhoods. Several housing and non-housing programs and projects make up the bulk of the neighborhood revitalization plan and strategy. These programs/projects include: 7
  • 18. • • • • • • • • • • • • • COSA infrastructure improvements CDBG Housing Rehabilitation & Emergency Repair programs HOME Neighborhood Revitalization Program HOME Homebuyers Assistance Program SADC Affordable Housing Assistance Program Roof Replacement Program (San Angelo Health Foundation funded) Helping Hands elderly housing assistance and annual rebuilding day Community Housing Development Organization (Galilee CDC) new home constrution Habitat for Humanity new home construction COSA Neighborhood Blitzes Increased police presence COSA Code Compliance Fire Prevention, dangerous buildings inspections Indeed, these focused and concerted efforts among all the stakeholders have made a great impact in the targeted neighborhoods in terms of new and remodeled homes and infrastructure improvements in the past several years, and this collaboration continues to date. DEMOGRAPHICS The City of San Angelo covers 58.61 square miles in Tom Green County, Texas. The 2000 U.S. Census reports a total population for the City of 88,439. Additionally, the Census reports there are 37,699 housing units in San Angelo, with 34,006 or 90.2% of the housing units occupied and 3,693 or 9.8% of them vacant. Of the 34,006 occupied units, 20,677 or 60.8% are owner-occupied and 13,329 or 39.2% are renter occupied. Anglos occupy 27,702 or 81.5% of the occupied housing units and 8,895 or 26.2% of occupied housing units are occupied by householders of Hispanic ethnicity of any race. Areas with high concentrations of low income households are defined as block groups with 51% or more of the population falling below 80% of the area median family income. According to 2000 Census information, the City of San Angelo has significant areas with concentrations of low income households in all quadrants of the City, with the heaviest concentrations in the neighborhoods targeted for revitalization. New areas of high concentrations of low income households include Census Tract/Block Groups as follows: 12/1 in the northwest; 2/1 and 2/3 in the north, 3/3, 7/2, and 8/3 in the northwest; 11.02/1, 11.02/6 and increased area in 6/1 in the central region of the city; 14/3 and 14/5 in the south; and 13.03/2 in the southwest. Census Tract/Block Groups 4/7 in the north; 4/4 and 10/6 in the central region; and 12/6 in the west no longer qualify as having 51% or more of the population falling below 80% of the area median income. 8
  • 19. Areas with Concentrations of Low Income Households 9
  • 20. Areas with Concentrations of Minority Populations People of Hispanic origin comprise the largest minority population in San Angelo. The growth of the City’s minority population over the past two decades is reflected in chart below. Ethnic Groups as a Percent of Total Population Ethnicity 1980 1990 2000 White, Non-Hispanic 71.5% 66.4% 59.9% Hispanic (All Races) 23.1% 27.8% 33.2% Black, Non-Hispanic 4.4% 4.5% 4.5% Other Races, Non1.0% 1.4% 2.5% Hispanic Areas with high concentrations of minority population are defined as block groups consisting of 51% or more minority population. Areas of the City with higher concentrations of low-tomoderate income households typically tend to be the areas with the greatest concentrations of minority populations. The largest concentrations of minority population are found in Census Tracts 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 14. Certain of the Block Groups within these Census Tracts contain high concentrations of Hispanic population. Further, these are also the Census Tracts with the largest numbers and greatest percentages of low-to moderate income residents. Census Tract 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 Block Group 1 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 Minority Concentrations Hispanic Census Percentage Tract 64.3 7 52.8 7 60.2 7 61.7 7 51.3 7 78.0 8 68.5 8 59.4 9 59.2 9 82.9 9 57.1 14 51 14 Block Group 1 2 3 4 5 2 3 2 3 4 1 2 Hispanic Percentage 54.8 57 67.1 56 69.3 52.3 59.5 74.7 90.9 84.9 93 89.2 Indeed, the four neighborhoods targeted for revitalization are located in areas with lower income households and older housing units. The demographics and zoning for each specific neighborhood are listed below: 10
  • 21. Blackshear Blackshear is located in the northwest section of the city bounded by 29th St on the north, N. Chadbourne to the east, Houston Hart to the south, and the railroad tracks to the west. The area is identified as census tract 5, blocks 1, 2 and census tract 4 block 5 with a population of approximately 1579 with 71% of households considered low income. The annual median income for households in the area is slightly over $27K with 20% of families earning less than $10K per year. 43% of all families are considered to be below the poverty level. Unemployment runs at over 15% and over 53% of families are single parent households. It is an area with the largest population of African Americans with African Americans making up 35% of Blackshear with Hispanics making up 53% and Whites making up 11%. The zoning in the area is mostly RS-1 residential, but with commercially zoned areas (general, heavy, manufacturing) along Bryant Blvd, N. Chadbourne and 29th St. There are also pockets of lots that are zoned for manufactured homes. Housing in the area is dated with over 78% of the housing units built prior to 1970 and 38% built prior to 1950. There is one trailer park in the area with approximately 20 trailers. Rentals make up 40% of the total units. Reagan The Reagan area is located on the northeast section of the city bounded by 29th St on the north, N. Chadbourne on the west, Houston Hart on the south, and Armstrong and N. Main St on the east. The area consists of census tract 4 blocks 1,2,3,4,6,7,8. It has a population of approximately 5,100 with an annual median household income of $27K. Hispanics make up 64% of the population, Whites making up 31% of the population and African Americans make up 4%. The median income for families in the Reagan area is $27K per year with 7% making less than $10K per year. The unemployment rate in the area is at 6.7% with 31% of all families whose income is below poverty. 35% of households are families with a single parent. The area is mostly residentially zoned with commercial zoning along the main thoroughfare of N. Chandbourne. There are several grandfathered mobile homes owned by individuals on lots located on the far north end of the neighborhood with a few other individually owned mobile homes located intermittently throughout the area. There is one mobile home park zoned area located off of N. Chadbourne on the north end of the neighborhood. The housing stock is the oldest in the city with 91% of structures built prior to 1970 and 69% build prior to 1950. Most units are homeowner occupied with only 24% of units considered rental. Ft Concho The Ft Concho area is located in central San Angelo bounded by Houston Hart on the north, Bell St and Lowrie Ave on the east, Main St and Hill on the west, and Rio Concho River on the south. Ft Concho consists of census tract 3 block 1, and census tract 7 blocks 1-5. 11
  • 22. It has a population of 4,630 consisting of 61% Hispanic, 5% African American, and 34% White. The annual median income for families in the Ft Concho area is $25K with 19% of families making less than $10K per year. The unemployment rate is at 9.6% with 35% of all families whose income is below the poverty level. 69% of households are single parent households. Although the majority of the neighborhood is zoned for residential, there are areas toward downtown that are zoned commercial and significant section located in the north end of the area that is zoned for heavy and light industrial use. There are two mobile home parks and several grandfathered individually owned mobile homes dotting the neighborhood and one area designated for high density apartments along the river. Ft Concho’s housing stock is older with 87% built prior to 1970 and 64% built prior to 1950. Rentals make up 48% of the total number of units. Rio Vista The Rio Vista neighborhood is located in the south end of the city bounded by S. Chadbourne and Metcalf St on the east; Ave I and Ave L on the north; Hill St, the railroad tracks, and Foster on the east; and Arroyo Drive, W Ave X on the south. The area consists of census tract 9 blocks 2-3 and census tract 14 blocks 1-2. The area is called the “Barrio” by locals due to its large number of Hispanics who have lived in the area for several generations. The population in the area is 3,812 consisting of over 90% Hispanic, 4% African American, and 5% White. Although the census data shows only a 2% unemployment rate, over 38% of the population are not in the work force. The median annual income is $31K with the poverty rate for families in the area at 11%. 26% of families are single parent households. The majority of the area is zoned residential with commercial zoned areas located along Bryant Blvd and Chandbourne. There are no mobile home parks but there are a few individually owned mobile homes on lots scattered throughout the neighborhood. There are no areas zoned for industrial uses. Rio Vista’s housing stock is not as old as the other target neighborhoods with 65% of housing units built prior to 1970 and 29% built prior to 1950. Rentals make up 49% of the units. UTILITIES AND COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE Water and sewer service is presently extended to all four target neighborhoods. Presently the water lines are owned by the City of San Angelo and all maintenance and improvements are scheduled through the City. Sewer treatment is through the city as well. Sewer service billing is included with the water bill and the monies collected for sewer usage is sent to the Water Fund. Street and infrastructure improvements have increased over the past six years with 26,780 square yards of sidewalks built and 155,724 square yards of street paving. Street lights and stop lights have also been installed providing the neighborhoods a safer environment. 12
  • 23. FINAL THOUGHTS When people organize, collect and analyze information, and become more knowledgeable about their community they can be significant contributors to the revitalization of their neighborhood. A diverse group of residents working together can generate creative approaches to change, mobilize new assets and generate positive results. The people who live and work in a neighborhood are excellent judges of their neighborhood's priorities, opportunities and needs. The NRP provides a safe forum for all neighborhood voices to be heard. It also creates a potentially beneficial opportunity for public officials and government staff to interact with the people for whom they are working. This can lead to the reexamination of budget priorities and new methods of delivering public services. Neighborhood revitalization ultimately depends on a sense of neighborhood identity and a commitment by residents to make their neighborhood a better place to live, work, learn and play. The NRP gives neighborhood residents a framework for, and reasons to, come together to create that commitment. The impact of this comprehensive and coordinated effort by city staff, non-profits, citizen groups, and private developers in the four target neighborhoods is substantial with steady growth in several key areas to include new homes, major remodels, increase in property values, higher home sales, and a decrease in the crime rate. Although the city’s revitalization program has enjoyed success in the past few years, much work remains to be done. There are still sections in these target neighborhoods that require increased investment to get them to a sustainable level. It will take political will and resources to maintain the effort. The city is fortunate to have a progressive City Council and City management that have embraced neighborhood revitalization. It is this commitment from the city’s leadership that has helped make the revitalization effort successful. City management at the highest levels has encouraged city staff to work across departmental disciplines to streamline processes, coordinate resources, and to develop partnerships with outside organizations unheard of in other cities across the nation. These unique partnerships allow the city to benefit greatly from this collaboration. The City of San Angelo and its many partners can be proud of the accomplishments achieved in recent years. The revitalization effort and its implementation provide an extraordinary example of how collaborative partnerships - coalesced around a sound concept - can yield significant economic benefit. 13
  • 24. City of San Angelo Memo Date: December 26, 2013 To: Mayor and Councilmembers From: Lisa Marley, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management Subject: Agenda Item for January 7, 2014 Council Meeting Caption: Consent Agenda Consideration for authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the West Texas Retired Senior Volunteer Program (West Texas RSVP) to provide volunteer services for the City of San Angelo. _________________________________________________________________________________ Summary: On July 1, 2013, the Concho Valley RSVP and the Big Country RSVP merged into one group now called the West Texas Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). The West Texas RSVP engages persons age 55 and older in volunteer service to meet community needs and to enrich the lives of volunteers through public service. RSVP matches the personal interests, skills and lifelong experiences with nonprofit organizations and public agencies in need of volunteer services. The merger of Concho Valley RSVP and Big Country RSVP effectively History: rendered the current memorandum of understanding with Concho Valley RSVP and the San Angelo Police Department invalid. A new MOU is required to continue the partnership between the West Texas RSVP and the San Angelo Police Department. The San Angelo Police Department has, over the years, utilized these RSVP volunteers in a number of roles within several police divisions i.e. community services; evidence; and criminal investigations. The assistance provided by these volunteers has become critical for the successful deployment of the police department mission. The number of hours provided by these volunteers would easily require additional paid personnel. The benefit of this partnership is mutual and has been determined that it could be beneficial within other departments when the need for volunteers arises. There is no adverse financial impact to the City. The services provided by Financial Impact: RSVP to the San Angelo Police Department would be equivalent to at least one fulltime employee. This saves the creation of a position and approximately $33,500 in additional salary and benefits. Staff recommends that the City Manager be authorized to enter into a Recommendation: Memorandum of Understanding with the West Texas RSVP for volunteer services within any City department as deemed necessary by the applicable Department Director. Attachments: Template for Memorandum of Understanding Legal limitations of the RSVP Program
  • 25. Reviewed by: Lisa Marley, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, December 26, 2013.
  • 26. City of San Angelo Memo Meeting Date: January 7, 2013 To: City Council members From: Roxanne Johnston, Planner Subject: Temporary Sidewalk Agreement: Garrick Engle, a request to allow for outside sidewalk café or lounge, to include the dispensation, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages subject to City’s right of entry within the public right-of-way of the following property: Location: 217 South Chadbourne Street, located approximately 235 feet southwest of the intersection of South Chadbourne Street and West Twohig Avenue; more specially occupying the San Angelo Addition, S20.6 of N40 of Lot 10, in central San Angelo. Purpose: Approval of this request will allow for outdoor seating within the public right-of-way in front of the applicant’s business as well as allow for the dispensation, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Contact: Garrick Engle, Owner Roxanne Johnston, Planner Caption: Consideration of a resolution of the City of San Angelo authorizing the City Manager or his designee to execute a temporary nonexclusive sidewalk use license agreement with Garrick Engle for an outside sidewalk café or lounge, to include the dispensation, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in compliance with all applicable state law and City Ordinances adjacent to the east side of the property located at 217 South Chadbourne Street, and such other instruments as may be necessary or convenient for carrying 325-655-2062 325-657-4210
  • 27. out such purposes; and, finding a public purpose and benefit therein Summary: The City Council may: Approve the request for the use of the public right-of-way by the applicant for purposes of operating an outside sidewalk café or lounge, to include the dispensation, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in compliance with all applicable state law and City Ordinances; or Deny the request for the above use of the public right-of-way. Recommendation: City staff recommends approving the proposed uses by the applicant for the purpose of use as an outside sidewalk café or lounge within the public right-of-way, to include the dispensation, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in compliance with all applicable state law and City Ordinances. History and Background: Existing Zoning: Central Business District (CBD) Existing Land Use: Lounge Surrounding Zoning/Land Use: North: West: South: East: CBD CBD CBD CBD Thoroughfares/Streets: Special Information Traffic Concerns: Retail business Storage Retail business Office and parking lot South Chadbourne Street is classified as an “arterial” street" and is designed to connect collector streets to freeways and other arterials carrying large volumes of traffic at high speeds. Access is secondary and mobility is the primary function of these streets. South Chadbourn Street, located to the east of the subject property, is approximately 70 feet wide. A fire hydrant located approximately one foot from the street curb on the west side of South Chadbourne Street prevents parking in
  • 28. Analysis: front of the subject property. Given the characteristics of the street and exclusion of parking opportunities, placement of seating and tables within the public rightof-way at the location in question would most likely not pose a hazard to pedestrians nor passing motorists. The staff recommendation is based upon the statements listed below. The applicant is seeking approval to allow existing non-permanently affixed chairs and tables to remain in the public right-of-way located in front of the applicant’s business. This right-of-way measures approximately 15 ¾ feet wide from the building front to the street curb and 50 feet in length between the northern and southern property lines. An awning, which was approved by City Council in 2011 is attached to the front of the building, spanning the majority of the building front and partially covers the sidewalk area. In the Central Business District, buildings are allowed to be built to the front property line. This is the only zoning district where such an allowance is made. As such, outdoor seating is problematic unless it is allowed in the right-of-way. On December 6, 2011, a resolution was adopted by City Council allowing similar uses as the proposed at 123 South Chadbourne Street. Recently, the City has been working on installing new sidewalk segments and also expanding current sidewalks in areas that were previously too narrow for pedestrians. The ability to provide outdoor café-type seating allows for social opportunities to the business’s customers, yet also attracts pedestrians seeking respite from the direct natural elements given the awning covering in addition to adding visual interest to the streetscape that the City is working on. Without approval, there are no feasible front outdoor seating options for the applicant because the entryway, though partially recessed at the front doorway, is not large enough for seating. Section 4.803 of the Zoning Ordinance requires that sidewalks in front of business houses shall be at least twelve feet (12’) wide. Because the sidewalk in question is approximately 15 and ¾ feet wide from the building front to the street curb this measurement exceeds the required amount and allows enough room to accommodate seating for the outdoor café while still allowing for a 4 foot path, which is considered adequate passage room for pedestrians. Therefore, staff anticipates no foreseeable immediate danger to the area as a result of an outdoor café in the public right-of-way and recommends approval of this request.
  • 29. Attachments: Excerpt from zoning map, highlighting general area of subject property; Excerpt from zoning map, highlighting area of subject property; Aerial photo, highlighting subject property; Letter from applicant initiating request; Draft Resolution. Presentation: AJ Fawver, Interim Director of Community Development
  • 30. A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF SAN ANGELO AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER OR HIS DESIGINEE TO EXECUTE A TEMPORARY NONEXCLUSIVE SIDEWALK USE LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH GARRICK ENGLE FOR OUTSIDE SIDEWALK CAFÉ OR LOUNGE USE AT 217 S. CHADBOURNE STREET, AND SUCH OTHER INSTRUMENTS AS MAY BE NECESSARY OR CONVENIENT FOR CARRYING OUT SUCH PURPOSES; AND FINDING A PUBLIC PURPOSE AND BENEFIT THEREIN WHEREAS, Garrick Engle (“Applicant”), the applicant for a temporary nonexclusive sidewalk use license (“License”) is the owner of certain real property, located within the Central Business District and Downtown Development District, commonly known as 217 S. Chadbourne Street, San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas (“Property”); and WHEREAS, Applicant desires said License to utilize a designated portion of the sidewalk right-of-way along the east side of Property, as described more particularly in Exhibit “A,” attached hereto, and incorporated by this reference (“Licensed Premises”), for purposes of operating an outside sidewalk café or lounge, to include the dispensation, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages subject to City’s right of entry, Applicant’s compliance with all applicable state law and City Ordinances and all other reservations required by law (“Licensed Use”); and WHEREAS, use of Licensed Premises for Licensed Use would be consistent with and beneficial to the development of the Central Business District and the development of the 200 block of S. Chadbourne Street; and WHEREAS, the City Council has determined that the granting of License for Licensed Use at Licensed Premises would be in the public interest and benefit: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN ANGELO, TEXAS THAT: All of the recitals hereinabove stated are found to be true and correct and are incorporated herein and made a part of this resolution. The City Council of the City of San Angelo, Texas, hereby determines that there is a public necessity for, and the public welfare and convenience will be served by, granting of the application made by Applicant for License for Licensed Use, at Property, applicable to Licensed Premises. 1
  • 31. The City Manager or his designee is hereby authorized to negotiate and execute License on behalf of the City of San Angelo with Applicant for License Purpose at Property, applicable to Licensed Premises, and such other instruments as may be necessary or convenient for carrying out such purposes. PASSED and APPROVED THIS DAY OF , 2014. THE CITY OF SAN ANGELO Dwain Morrison, Mayor Attest: Alicia Ramirez, City Clerk Approved As to Form: Approved As to Content: ______________________________ Lysia H. Bowling, City Attorney ______________________________ A.J. Fawver, Interim Director of Community Development 2
  • 32. EXHIBIT “A” The Licensed Premises shall consist of that portion of the sidewalk area at 217 S. Chadbourne Street, City of San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, more particularly described as follows: That portion of the South Chadbourne Street sidewalk right-of-way described as the westerly nine feet (9’) of the South Chadbourne Street right of way beginning at the extended north line of Lot 10, Block 2, San Angelo Addition of the City of San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, and extending southeasterly a distance of twenty feet four inches (20’ 4”) along the west boundary of said street right-of-way, comprising one hundred and eighty-three square feet (183 sq. ft.) more or less, as depicted in Exhibit “B” attached hereto, and incorporated by this reference. 3
  • 33. EXHIBIT “B” 4
  • 34. City of San Angelo Memo Meeting Date: January 7, 2014 To: City Council members From: Roxanne Johnston, Planner Subject: Ben Ficklin Road ROW, Partial Street Abandonment: Century Crest of San Angelo, JV requesting a partial street abandonment on the following property: Location: A variable width portion of the unimproved public rightof-way of Ben Ficklin Road, extending approximately 400 feet from the southeast corner of South Bryant Boulevard and South Jackson Street and immediately adjacent to the western border of the Century Park Addition, Tract 1, the northwestern 22 feet of Lot 14 and Lots 2 through 9, in south central San Angelo. Contacts: Russell Gully, SKG Engineering 325-655-1288 Roxanne Johnston, Planner 325-657-4210 Caption: First Public Hearing and consideration of introduction of an Ordinance authorizing abandonment of a variable width portion of the unimproved public right-of-way of Ben Ficklin Road, extending approximately 400 feet from the southeast corner of South Bryant Boulevard and South Jackson Street and immediately adjacent to the western border of the Century Park Addition, Tract 1, northeastern 22 feet of Lot 14 and Lots 2 through 9, in south central San Angelo. AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ABANDONMENT AND CLOSING OF THE FOLLOWING UNIMPROVED STREET SEGMENT TO WIT: a complete unimproved public right-of-way, variable in width, for Ben Ficklin Road, extending approximately 400 feet from the southeast corner of South Bryant Boulevard and South Jackson Street and immediately adjacent to the western border of the Century Park Addition, Tract 1, northeastern 22 feet of Lot 14 and Lots 2 through 9 in south central San Angelo, AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE
  • 35. THEREOF TO THE ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNERS; PROVIDING FOR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ABANDONMENT AND CONVEYANCE; AND PROVIDING FOR THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER A QUIT CLAIM DEED TO THE ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNERS Summary: The City Council may: 1. Approve the proposed abandonment; or 2. Approve the proposed abandonment subject to conditions; or 3. Deny the proposed abandonment. Recommendation: City staff recommends approving the proposed street abandonment subject to conditions listed at the end of this report. Planning Commission recommended approval of this request by a vote of 6-0 on December 16, 2013. History and Background: Prior to the mid-1970’s, Ben Ficklin Road was one of the main thoroughfares leading in and out of the city to the south. The placement of South Bryant Boulevard bisected sections of Ben Ficklin, rending portions of them unused. The portion of Ben Ficklin Road that the applicant seeks to abandon is located east of South Bryant Boulevard and west of the Century Park Addition, Lots 2-9 and the northwest section of Lot 14. Sections of the Century Park Addition were platted in 1983, including Lots 2-14, after the installation of South Bryant Boulevard and before an abandonment of another segment of Ben Ficklin Road just north of the subject property was approved on October 23, 1984. The October 23, 1984, abandonment extends north from South Jackson Road and west of the Theo Alexander Subdivision, Tract 1. The main argument for this closure of a 0.241 acre portion was essentially that traffic had increased over the years and what was once an awkward intersection at South Bryant Boulevard and the newer sections of South Jackson Street, this area became not only confusing but eventually dangerous, resulting in 34 injuries from car accidents. General Information Existing Zoning: Neighborhood Commercial (CN)
  • 36. Existing Land Use: vacant property Surrounding Zoning/Land Use: North: West: South: East: CG/CH CG CN CN Vacant property Stripes Corporate office Entrance to Century Park Apartments Commercial office Storm Water/Drainage: Abandoning the street segment is not expected to create any storm water or drainage changes for the area. Topography: Abandoning the street is not expected to change the topography of the area. Water/Sewer Utilities: A 20’ unobstructed utility easement needs to be retained to provide for existing services Fire Protection: Abandoning this street is not anticipated to prevent fire apparatus and emergency vehicle access. Access Management: Abandoning the street is not anticipated to cause any issues regarding property access as the applicant is the owner of property between two access points that the subject property is located upon. Additionally, the condition of a replat will ensure access from a public ROW.. Notification required: Yes Notifications Sent: 4 Received In favor 1 Received in opposition 1 Special Information Private Utilities: AEP has an overhead electric line running along the west line of this proposed abandonment area. Therefore, a 20’ wide easement needs to be reserved for this existing line.
  • 37. Basis for Recommendation South Bryant Boulevard is identified on the Thoroughfare Plan as an arterial. The minimum width required in the Subdivision Ordinance of an arterial is 80 feet. Since South Bryant Boulevard is approximately 150 feet wide, it clearly exceeds the minimum width. Additionally, a review by Engineering staff reveals that there are no future plans to restore this portion of Ben Ficklin Road and add on to the width using this fragment of Ben Ficklin Road. The abandonment of Ben Ficklin Road in 1984 to the north of the property attests to the fact that the road is no longer viable, since that portion confused motorists and accidents occurred until it was abandoned. A better use of the land in question would be to include it into a functioning commercial use since the Vision Plan calls for the area to be commercial. Staff also notes that there is no development in the area that would be adversely impacted by this abandonment request. It is important to note that there are some utilities present in this abandonment area. The open and unobstructed easements, recommended as staff conditions, alongside and through this proposed abandonment are necessary so that growth to the east and north of the property is not hindered in the future. Electric and water are essential portions of any development on the commercial or residential side and discontinuing their progress northward will have serious implications on future development. Open and unobstructed easements on and in the area of this former street will need to be maintained so the facilities can be accessed, upgraded, and repaired in the future. The easements can be paved and parked over without any problem, however they do need to be kept free from buildings, fences, and structures so that future access can occur. Depending on where future buildings are to be placed, additional hydrants for firefighting may be installed as may be required for compliance with standards of the International Fire Code, ensuring adequate coverage for each new building site. New business to the area would, no doubt, attract additional traffic. This has been an option since the advent of the subdivision. Aside from possible traffic that would be generated once a business begins operating from the property, staff does not foresee any major change to the area residents and properties should this abandonment itself be approved.
  • 38. In conclusion, by abandoning this segment of Ben Ficklin right-ofway, the property owner will be able to achieve a more cohesive land use pattern, especially with an area replat which would be a condition staff recommends at the end of this report. Since the property is no longer necessary as a through street, staff has no objections to this right-of-way being abandoned. It may be incumbent upon the applicant, however, to approach the adjacent property owner to this proposed abandonment should they desire to purchase the adjacent property owner’s half. Proposed Conditions 1. Maintain a 20' electric easement and right-of-way for existing line, This easement area needs to be 20 feet in width, being 10 feet on each side of the centerline of the existing electric line. 2. Replat Lots 9-2 and abandoned right-of-way into a logical configuration that falls in line with the development standards of the Subdivision Ordinance. 3. Maintain a 20’ unobstructed utility easement running north and south as depicted on the plat recorded in 1983. Attachments: excerpt from zoning map, highlighting the general location within the City of San Angelo; excerpt from zoning map, highlighting subject property; aerial photo, highlighting subject property; recent survey of subject area; citizen response letters; draft minute record of the 12/16/2013 Planning Commission meeting; and draft ordinance. Presentation: AJ Fawver, Planner AICP, Interim Director of Development Services
  • 39. MINUTE RECORD OF THE CITY OF SAN ANGELO PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013 AT 9:00 AM IN THE SOUTH MEETING ROOM OF THE SAN ANGELO CONVENTION CENTER, 500 RIO CONCHO DRIVE, SAN ANGELO, TEXAS PRESENT: Darlene Jones, Teri Jackson, Mark Crisp, Valerie Priess, Bill Wynne, Sammy Farmer ABSENT: John Young (AE) STAFF: I. AJ Fawver, Interim Director of Development Services Kevin Boyd, Planner Roxanne Johnston, Planner Call to order and establish that a quorum is present. The meeting was called to order at 9:04 AM, a quorum of 6 was present. IV. Consent Agenda: The Commission may request for a Consent Agenda item to be moved to the Regular Agenda for presentation and public comment. Otherwise the consent agenda will be considered in one vote. 3. Requests for Right-of-Way Abandonment. [Planning Commission makes recommendation; City Council has final authority for approval.] A. Street abandonment, Ben Ficklin Road: Century Crest of San Angelo, JV A request to abandon alleyway right-of-way on the following property: A variable width portion of the unimproved public right-of-way of Ben Ficklin Road, extending approximately 400 feet from the southeast corner of South Bryant Boulevard and South Jackson Street and immediately adjacent to the western border of the Century Park Addition, Tract 1, the northwestern 22 feet of Lot 14 and Lots 2 through 9, in south central San Angelo. 4. Approval of meeting schedule for 2014. Ms. Priess motioned approval of the consent agenda, seconded by Ms. Jackson. Motion passed unanimously.
  • 40. AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ABANDONMENT AND CLOSING OF THE FOLLOWING STREET SEGMENT, TO WIT: A variable width portion of the unimproved public right-of-way of Ben Ficklin Road, extending approximately 400 feet from the southeast corner of South Bryant Boulevard and South Jackson Street and immediately adjacent to the western border of the Century Park Addition, Tract 1, northeastern 22 feet of Lot 14 and Lots 2 through 9, in south central San Angelo; AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE THEREOF TO THE ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNERS; PROVIDING FOR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ABANDONMENT AND CONVEYANCE; AND PROVIDING FOR THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER A QUIT CLAIM DEED TO THE ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNERS RE: abandonment of public right-of-way for Ben Ficklin Road, extending approximately 400 feet from the southeast corner of South Bryant Boulevard and South Jackson Street and immediately adjacent to the western border of the Century Park Addition, Tract 1, northeastern 22 feet of Lot 14 and Lots 2 through 9 in south central San Angelo. WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of San Angelo, acting pursuant to law, deems it advisable to abandon and convey the herein described tract of land to the abutting property owner(s) and is of the opinion that said land is not needed for public use, and that same should be abandoned and quit claimed to the abutting property owners as hereinafter provided; and WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of San Angelo is of the opinion that the best interest and welfare of the public will be served by abandoning and conveying same to the abutting property owner(s), subject to the conditions and restrictions contained herein; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SAN ANGELO: 1. That the following described tract in the City of San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas be and the same is hereby abandoned, vacated and closed insofar as the right, title and easement of the public are concerned; subject however, to the conditions and restrictions hereinafter more fully set out: The northwest 400 feet of public-right-of-way remaining for Ben Ficklin Road extending north from the east right-of-way line for South Bryant Boulevard and more particularly as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the southwest corner of Lot 9 in Tract 1 of Century Park Addition, as said Lot and Tract are shown on a subdivision plat of the Century Park Addition in the City of San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, recorded on June 22, 1983;
  • 41. THENCE continuing in a northward direction along the west boundary of said Lot 9 of Tract 1 and continuing vertically along the westerly boundaries of Lots 9 through 2 in Tract 1 of Century Park Addition and continuing 22.51 feet through the northwest corner of Lot 12 of same subdivision to the southerly portion of the right-of-way for Jackson Street; THENCE continuing westward and horizontally along the southern border of the right-of-way for Jackson Street to the eastern portion of the South Bryant Boulevard right-of-way located 50 feet west of the northwest point of said Lot 12 of Century Park Addition; THENCE commencing in a southerly direction along the eastern right-of-way line for South Bryant Boulevard to the southwest corner of lot 9 of Tract 1 of said Century Park Addition BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 2. That the abandonment and conveyance provided for herein is made and accepted subject to all present zoning and deed restrictions, if the latter exist, and all existing easements, if any, whether apparent or non-apparent, aerial, surface, underground or otherwise. 3. That the abandonment and conveyance provided for herein shall extend only to the public right, title, easement and interest and shall be construed to extend only to the interest which the governing body for the City of San Angelo may legally and lawfully abandon and vacate. 4. That the Mayor of the City of San Angelo is hereby authorized to execute and deliver a quit claim deed conveying the above-described tract to the abutting property owner(s). 5. That the Grantee(s) shall pay all reasonable costs associated with procedures necessitated by the request to abandon public right-of-way within the abovedescribed tract, as well as a fee in compensation for the estimated market value of land in those portions of this right-of-way which were so dedicated with a subdivision plat of the Delmar Place Addition, based on 37.5% of the appraised unit value (per square foot, according to the Tom Green County Appraisal District) of comparable nearby properties. 6. That the terms and conditions contained in this ordinance shall be binding upon Grantee(s) and assigns. INTRODUCED on the 7th day of January, 2014 and finally PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED on this the 21st day of January, 2014. THE CITY OF SAN ANGELO
  • 42. ____________________________________ Dwain Morrison, Mayor ATTEST: ________________________________ Alicia Ramirez, City Clerk Approved As To Content: Approved As To Form: _________________________ AJ Fawver, AICP, Interim Director of Development Services ________________________ Lysia H. Bowling, City Attorney
  • 43. City of San Angelo Memo Date: December 18, 2013 To: Mayor and Councilmembers From: Angelica Peña, Civic Events Subject: Agenda Item for January 7, 2014 Council Meeting Contact: Angelica Peña, Civic Events, 325-653-9577 Caption: Regular Item Discussion and consideration of authorizing staff to negotiate an amendment to the lease agreement between the City of San Angelo and Underwater Football, LLC, d/b/a The San Angelo Bandits. Summary: Randy Sanders, owner of the San Angelo Bandits football team, submitted a request to amend certain parts of their lease agreement with the City of San Angelo. During their inaugural season, Mr. Sanders reported that the team lost approximately $138K overall, which was greater than he anticipated. History: On January 7, 2013, the City Council unanimously authorized to adopt a resolution to execute a three year lease agreement between the City and the San Angelo Bandits. This agreement covered the 2013-2015 indoor football league seasons. The changes proposed by Mr. Sanders were heard by the Civic Events advisory board on October 31, 2013. The board approved the requested changes, with the exception of the $750 rent which they recommended increasing to $1,000 a game. Financial Impact: This past season, the division netted approximately $12,200 in revenue during the season. Lowering the rent and waiving concession fees will result in less revenue for the Civic Events division. If we granted all of the changes requested by the Bandits, we stand to lose approximately $8,900. If Council decided to take the Civic Events board recommendation, then we stand to lose approximately $7,400. Related Vision Item N/A Other Information/ Recommendation: Staff is seeking direction from Council on how to proceed. We would like to assist the Bandits but on the same note, we do not want to appear to subsidize the team or jeopardize loss of revenue for the Civic Events operations. Attachments: Bandit’s formal request, Financials for 2013 season, Projected Financials if changes are approved, Projected financials with Civic Events Board recommendation, Civic Events board meeting minutes, Copy of current Lease agreement between the City of San Angelo and SA Bandits. Presentation: Yes Publication: None Reviewed by Director: Carl White, Parks & Recreation, December 18, 2013 Approved by Legal: N/A
  • 44. September 4, 2013 Mr. Rick Weise COSA City of San Angelo As per our phone conversation, I would like you and the City of San Angelo to consider some changes to our current lease agreement for use of the Foster Communications Coliseum for indoor football by the San Angelo Bandits. The reason for the request to change the contract is the financial burden to the indoor football team. The following changes we are asking to be considered. RENT PER EVENT The base rent per event in the 2014 season we would like to request it be reduced to $ 750 per event as was the case with the previous indoor football team and increase in the 2015 season and there after to $1000 per event. This will allow the team to get back into a better financial position to allow for the increase in the second year. The current rate we believe is for individual events and not for multiple event promoters. CONCESSION PERCENTAGE The San Angelo Bandits would like to request that the minimum tickets/ attendance requirements be removed and we share in the concession up side as per the current contract. We received zero dollars this past season from all our efforts to re-launch the team in San Angelo. FEES DURING PRACTICES The San Angelo Bandits are requesting that all fees be removed from the team during practices. We will agree not to turn on the AC and will use only minimal lighting during practices. GAME DATES The San Angelo Bandits would like the opportunity to waive the concessions percentage for the city on two games per season. This will allow the concession vendor to reduce the price of hot dogs ($1) & drinks ($2) and still pay their bills. This would attract specific groups such as the military, city employees, etc. We will work closely with COSA to schedule these dates and properly promote these two events. Thank you for your consideration in this matter and I look forward to future discussions on these matters. Randy Sanders Owner San Angelo Bandits 1121 S. Abe St., San Angelo, Tx 76903 Phone 325-947-3696
  • 45. 2013 Bandit Season-Actual March 16, 2013 Game Rent $1,750 Labor Ticket FF $403.05 Utilities Practice $100.00 Spotlight $60.00 Utilities $200.00 Concessions $1,106.86 Total Rev $3,619.91 Exp Profit Rent Ticket FF Practice Spotlight Utilities Concessions Total Rev April 13, 2013 Game $1,750 Labor $294.00 Utilities $100.00 $60.00 $150.00 $1,162.85 $3,516.85 Exp Profit Rent Ticket FF Practice Spotlight Utilities Concessions Total Rev May 4, 2013 Game $1,750 Labor $212.00 Utilities $100.00 $0.00 $150.00 $967.35 $3,179.35 Exp Profit $554.45 $262.71 $817.16 $817.16 $2,803 $621.39 $303.56 $924.95 $924.95 $2,592 $554.45 $247.86 $802.31 $802.31 $2,377 Rent Ticket FF Practice Spotlight Utilities Concessions Total Rev May 27, 2013 Game $1,750 Labor $1,574.95 $139.50 Utilities $247.86 $100.00 $1,822.81 $0.00 $150.00 $588.58 $2,728.08 Exp $1,822.81 Profit $905 Rent Ticket FF Practice Spotlight Utilities Concessions Total Rev June 1, 2013 Game $1,750 Labor $159.25 Utilities $0.00 $0.00 $150.00 $665.34 $2,724.59 Exp Profit Rent Ticket FF Practice Spotlight Utilities Concessions Total Rev June 15, 2013 Game $1,750 Labor $217.00 Utilities $50.00 $0.00 $487.50 $1,022.86 $3,527.36 Exp Profit Total Rev Total Exp Total Profit $19,296.14 $6,112.50 $13,183.64 Profit Other exp TOTAL PROF $13,183.64 $960.00 $12,223.64 $666.36 $262.23 $928.59 $928.59 $1,796 $554.45 $262.23 $816.68 $816.68 $2,711 (Inmate food)
  • 46. 2013 Bandit Season w/Bandits requests March 16, 2013 Game Rent $750.00 Labor Ticket FF $403.05 Utilities Practice $0.00 Spotlight $60.00 Utilities $200.00 Concessions $797.06 Total Rev $2,210.11 Exp Profit Rent Ticket FF Practice Spotlight Utilities Concessions Total Rev April 13, 2013 Game $750.00 Labor $294.00 Utilities $0.00 $60.00 $150.00 $844.82 $2,098.82 Exp Profit Rent Ticket FF Practice Spotlight Utilities Concessions Total Rev May 4, 2013 Game $750.00 Labor $212.00 Utilities $0.00 $0.00 $150.00 $699.98 $1,811.98 Exp Profit $554.45 $262.71 $817.16 $1,393 $621.39 $303.56 $924.95 $1,174 $554.45 $247.86 $802.31 $1,010 Rent Ticket FF Practice Spotlight Utilities Concessions Total Rev May 27, 2013 Game $750.00 Labor $1,574.95 $139.50 Utilities $247.86 $0.00 $0.00 $150.00 $0.00 $1,039.50 Exp $1,822.81 Profit ($783) Rent Ticket FF Practice Spotlight Utilities Concessions Total Rev June 1, 2013 Game $750.00 Labor $159.25 Utilities $0.00 $0.00 $150.00 $0.00 $1,059.25 Exp Profit Rent Ticket FF Practice Spotlight Utilities Concessions Total Rev June 15, 2013 Game $750.00 Labor $217.00 Utilities $0.00 $0.00 $487.50 $720.71 $2,175.21 Exp Profit Total Rev Total Exp Total Profit $4,282.37 $960.00 $3,322.37 $928.59 $131 $554.45 $262.23 $816.68 $1,359 $10,394.87 $6,112.50 $4,282.37 Profit Other exp TOTAL PROF $666.36 $262.23 (Inmate food)
  • 47. 2013 Bandit Season-Civic Events Board approved March 16, 2013 Game Rent $1,000.00 Labor Ticket FF $403.05 Utilities Practice $0.00 Spotlight $60.00 Utilities $200.00 Concessions $797.06 Total Rev $2,460.11 Exp Profit Rent Ticket FF Practice Spotlight Utilities Concessions Total Rev April 13, 2013 Game $1,000.00 Labor $294.00 Utilities $0.00 $60.00 $150.00 $844.82 $2,348.82 Exp Profit Rent Ticket FF Practice Spotlight Utilities Concessions Total Rev May 4, 2013 Game $1,000.00 Labor $212.00 Utilities $0.00 $0.00 $150.00 $699.98 $2,061.98 Exp Profit $554.45 $262.71 $817.16 $817.16 $1,643 $621.39 $303.56 $924.95 $924.95 $1,424 $554.45 $247.86 $802.31 $802.31 $1,260 Rent Ticket FF Practice Spotlight Utilities Concessions Total Rev May 27, 2013 Game $1,000.00 Labor $1,574.95 $139.50 Utilities $247.86 $0.00 $1,822.81 $0.00 $150.00 $0.00 $1,289.50 Exp $1,822.81 Profit ($533) Rent Ticket FF Practice Spotlight Utilities Concessions Total Rev June 1, 2013 Game $1,000.00 Labor $159.25 Utilities $0.00 $0.00 $150.00 $0.00 $1,309.25 Exp Profit Rent Ticket FF Practice Spotlight Utilities Concessions Total Rev June 15, 2013 Game $1,000.00 Labor $217.00 Utilities $0.00 $0.00 $487.50 $720.71 $2,425.21 Exp Profit Total Rev Total Exp Total Profit $5,782.37 $960.00 $4,822.37 $928.59 $381 $554.45 $262.23 $816.68 $816.68 $1,609 $11,894.87 $6,112.50 $5,782.37 Profit Other exp TOTAL PROF $666.36 $262.23 $928.59 (Inmate food)
  • 48. MINUTES OF October 31, 2013 REGULAR MEETING The regular monthly meeting of the Civic Events Advisory Board was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 31, 2013, in the Council Chambers of the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive. Civic Events Advisory Board members present: Mark Stevenson, Timothy Condon, Bob Banskter, Scott Zaruba, Mikala Brownfield, and Darlene Jones Civic Events Advisory Board members absent: None Staff members present: Angelica Peña, Civic Events Manager; Don Maynard, Parks and Recreation Business Analyst, Carl White, Director of Parks & Recreation Guests present: Randy Sanders and Tim White, San Angelo Bandits and Angela Hill from San Angelo Broadway Academy. I. OPEN SESSION A. Call to order: Mr. Zaruba called the meeting to order at 11:03 a.m. B. Public comment: No public comment II. CONSENT AGENDA 1. Consideration of approving August 29, 2013 meeting minutes. 2. Presentation of November event calendar. Mrs. Jones made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented, Mr. Condon seconded. Mr. Zaruba called for the vote, motion passed unanimously. III. REGULAR AGENDA: PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT 3. Consideration and discussion of a request from Randy Sanders, owner of Underwater Football League, LLC, regarding potential amendments to the 2013-2015 lease agreement with the City of San Angelo for the upcoming football season (s) and any action in connection thereto. Ms. Pena presented the background info and went over the changes that Randy Sanders submitted for consideration. Ms. Pena covered the figures on the 2013 season and presented the board with several different options including lowering the rent, sharing in concession proceeds, and allowing the Bandits to paint the locker room. Staff proposed an option that Mr. Sanders and staff were agreeable upon presenting, which included sharing concessions only when there were 1,500 people in attendance. Mr. Bankster asked if we had the number of
  • 49. people that attended each game, roughly. Ms. Pena explained that the attendance varied greatly each game, but averaged about 1,250 throughout the season. Mr. Bankster expressed that he felt the 1,500 attendance requirement was a bit high and was supportive of the 1,250 figure instead. Mrs. Jones mentioned that in her experience she does not see where imposing a ticket minimum would be beneficial to share in concessions. She recommends taking out the minimum all together. Ms. Pena said from a City standpoint, staff favors having a minimum so that it gives the promoter an incentive to market and get people into the arena. Mr. Condon asked how much tickets were this past season and Ms. Pena replied that the prices varied from $5 for children all the way up to $26.50 for box seats. Ms. Pena mentioned that in discussions with Mr. Sanders, they are looking toward implementing a one price general admission seat for the upcoming season. Mr. Condon said he would like to see the Bandits stay however he doesn’t feel that the City should lose money in order to do so. Mrs. Jones asked if staff had a cost breakdown of the field set up and mentioned that it only takes half a day to set up the field. Ms. Pena explained that it takes longer than that when the pads, bumpers, and entire field are taken up and Ms. Jones agreed. Ms. Pena explained that in the upcoming year there are several events that conflict with the game days and there will be many occasions that the field will have to be set up and taken down immediately before and after a game, which adds to the game day cost. Mrs. Jones said she knows that the City Council has made it clear that they will not subsidize sports but thinks they would support keeping the Bandits here so that citizens will stay in town rather than go to out of town sporting events. Mr. Condon mentioned that he is supportive of running two concession promotions and feels that alone would attract more people. Mrs. Jones commended the Civic Events staff for the remarkable job they do when it comes to setting up and tearing down the field. Mr. Condon asked if the field was rented and Ms. Pena explained that Mr. Sanders owns the field and that it is stored year round by the City, per our agreement. Mr. Zaruba called for public comment on the item and Mr. Sanders, owner of the Bandits, came to the podium. He mentioned that early on in the negotiation process with Carl, there were several items in the contract that he settled on just to get the contract going but he made it known that he would go back to Council asking for changes to be made. He said he lost approximately $138K this past year entertaining San Angelo and he said his goal with football is to simply break even. He further explained that he has established himself in the community by purchasing a home and a restaurant here in San Angelo. He has also brought Tim White on his team to help him with sponsorships and with the team in general. He went over his ideas on future promotions for each game. Mr. Condon asked how much the Bandits lost this past season, and asked if it was more or less than Mr. Sanders anticipated to lose. Mr. Sanders said he lost $138K and that was $18K more than he anticipated losing. He further mentioned that he owns half of the Abilene and Amarillo
  • 50. teams. Mr. Condon asked if Mr. Sanders felt that the Bandits would do better this year. Mr. Sanders said he does think they will do better this next season. He explained that he spent the first year building the team and spent a lot of time training staff. Next year he will be able to concentrate on sales and marketing. Mr. Condon said he feels if Civic Events breaks even, he would be happy. Mr. Sanders mentioned future plans for indoor soccer and ice hockey but also stated that if football is not economical to sustain, then he would have to take the team elsewhere. Mr. Condon asked if the figures he had in his board background packets were projections or actual. Ms. Pena explained that they were actual costs to the City. Mr. Condon asked how San Angelo Host felt about negotiating concessions. Ms. Pena explained that the concession in question were the City’s portion and would not affect what SA Host pays to the City. Mr. Banskter asked if Mr. Sanders would be agreeable to the 1,500 or the 1,250 attendance number to share in concessions. Mr. Sanders said he always felt that the drop count was off which is a problem in most arenas which is why everyone is converting to digital scanners. Mr. Sanders said as far as the attendance number he was comfortable with whatever the board would allow him. Mrs. Jones said she favors removing the attendance requirement to share in concessions. Mrs. Brownfield asked if the attendance requirement was waived, would the City still allow two games with promotions. Ms. Pena said that would be up to the board. Mr. Zaruba called for a motion. Mr. Jones made a motion to lower the rent to $1,000 a game, take the attendance requirement out in order to share in concessions proceeds, do not charge for practice, allow two games in where there would be special concession promotions, and allow the team to paint the locker room. Mr. Stevenson seconded the motion. Mr. Zaruba called for the vote, all board members were in favor and none were opposed. Mrs. Jones asked when this item would go to City Council and Mr. White recommended taking it conceptually to Council first before making any changed. Mr. Bankster wanted to makes sure that all changes would occur before the next season. Mr. White asked that Mr. Zaruba call for public comment. Angela Hill from the San Angelo Broadway Academy came forward and stated that she can see that there would be cause for concern when one entity receives free practices and others are charged for it. She stated that she loves utilizing the Coliseum but they were displaced from the Auditorium and have been grandfathered into utilizing auditorium rates. Mr. Stevenson asked what the rate at the Coliseum was for SABA and Ms. Pena said that it is $650 per performance, utilizing the auditorium rate which was established prior to Ms. Pena working at Civic Events. Mrs. Jones commented that the two situations may be different because while SABA is in the coliseum, there is no chance for another event to take place due to their lights and rigging. When the turf is down, it is possible to still have another event. Ms. Hill said she just wanted to make a comment and was in no way complaining but cautioned that the board could be setting a precedent. Mr. White said that Ms. Hill would
  • 51. have another opportunity to bring this up when it goes to City Council for review. 4. Consideration and discussion of a request from Cody Baker of Lone Star Music Productions to obtain 100% of the City of San Angelo’s concessions percentage from San Angelo Host for an upcoming music festival and any action in connection thereto. Ms. Pena presented information on a request received from Cody Baker of Lone Star Music Productions. Mr. Baker is interested in bringing an all day Texas Country music festival to town. Ms. Pena said the Civic Events division does have some history with Mr. Baker. He has promoted two music festivals in the past that were well attended and there was one occasion that a festival was rained out. Mr. Baker is requesting to obtain the City’s portion of alcohol sales for this event. Mr. Zaruba recalled that Mr. Baker previously asked for concessions. Mr. Banskter said in 2009, Mr. Baker asked for a BYOB pass and the board turned him down. Mr. Condon said he was supportive of working with Mr. Baker and they City should aggressively promote the Riverstage and attract promoters, as long as the City does not lose money. Mrs. Jones was also supportive of the request. Mr. Banskter read an e-mail he received from Carlo that mentioned San Angelo Host as willing to unilaterally provide 5% of alcohol proceeds with or without the City providing a portion. General discussion took place and the consensus was that the board was in favor of considering the request but they would like to hear from Mr. Baker himself. Mrs. Brownfield suggested sharing concessions proceeds only after a certain amount of tickets were sold. Mr. Stevenson commented that he would like to see the Civic events department have the flexibility to make the decision on whether or not to authorize concession proceed sharing without having to go to the board each time. Mr. Zaruba concurred and suggested that staff bring back a policy, similar to the one that is in place regarding facility discounts in relation to hotel stays. Ms. Pena received direction from the board and mentioned she would bring the item back and be sure that Mr. Baker was present. 5. Announcements and solicitation of future agenda items. Ms. Pena stated that the next regularly scheduled meeting takes place on Thanksgiving so a decision to either hold the meeting one week early, on Nov. 21, or on another date that the board would be agreeable on. Mrs. Jones said that Nov. 21 would work for her but she may not make a December meeting. Mrs. Brownfield said she would not be present during the latter part of December either so the board suggested that we postpone a December meeting unless there was a pressing issue. Ms. Pena also announced that Mrs. Sandy Fields had resigned from the board and that a nomination for Vice President would need to be made at the next meeting. For future agenda items, the board requested an update on
  • 52. the Buffalo Heritage sculpture, a Riverfest update, and looking at the rate structure for each building. 6. Adjournment: Mrs. Jones made a motion to adjourn, Mrs. Brownfield seconded the motion. Meeting adjourned at 12:29 p.m. ___________________________________________________________ Scott Zaruba, Board President October 31, 2013
  • 53. City of San Angelo Parks & Recreation Memo Date: December 26, 2013 To: Mayor and Councilmembers From: Carl White, Parks & Recreation Director Subject: Agenda Item for January 7, 2014, Council Meeting Contact: Carl White, Parks & Recreation Director, 234-1724 Caption: Regular Agenda Item Discussion concerning the River Fest event and consideration of approving the event as an annual one sponsored and coordinated by the City of San Angelo, Parks and Recreation Department. Summary: We’re pleased to report that River Fest was mostly a success. We say, “mostly,” because it didn’t meet all our expectations. Thousands of participants had a great time but we definitely learned some lessons for next year, if there will be a next year for River Fest. That being said, we don’t want to assume there will be a River Fest next year without your consideration. The bottom line two-part question is, “should this become an annual event and should the City Parks and Recreation Department be the agency to host and coordinate it?” Attached to this memo is a report on the key lessons learned from the event as well as the post-event budget. History: River Fest was held on October 18 and 19, 2013. Financial Impact: None at this time. Related Vision Item: Promotion of activity downtown. Other Information/ Recommendation: The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met to discuss this matter at their meeting on October 24, 2013 and November 21, 2013. Attachments: Presentation Presentation: Verbal and PowerPoint. Publication: N/A Reviewed by Director: Rick Weise, Assistant City Manager
  • 54. Report on River Fest (November 14, 2013) Why River Fest and What about next Year? We’re pleased to report that River Fest was mostly a success! · We felt compelled to organize and execute the event because of the 2 milestones: th o 100 anniversary of Santa Fe Park o Completion of the river improvements Those milestones won’t exist next year. · We don’t want to assume there will be another River Fest without City Council’s endorsement. I need to know if this is a priority for City Council. Is this something the City should be organizing and executing? · If endorsed, funding assistance will be beneficial (HOT, primarily; sponsorships still needed). Goals: · Attendance of 8,000-10,000. · Break even financially or make some money for a follow up event. · Have some beneficial economic impact. · Have fun and entertainment (mostly free) for the community for a little more than a day. Challenges: · Weather. · Carnival cancellation. · Event occurred over large area. · Limited support staff. · Funding. · Competing events. Major Pluses: · Most activities free. · Brought together several organizations to work together. · Got to highlight river improvements. · Lots of good feedback (interest exists for this event). · Good level of sponsorships, donations and financial support outside of City. · Raised $1,500 for the Wounded Warrior Project and $12,140 for river tree planting. Estimated Attendance: · Overall was about 7,200 · Salmon Sculpture Reveal about 200 · Friday night concert about 250 but dropped to 50 with poor weather · Color Up Fun Run about 2,600 with participants and volunteers · Golf tournament about 50 · Eco Fair about 500 · Kids’ Kingdom area about 300 · The Bosque area about 400 · International Water Lily Collection about 800 · Neff’s area (plus Paseo, Chadbourne, skate and paddle boats) about 1,400 · Girl Scout activities about 350 · Saturday night concert about 350 Most Popular:
  • 55. · · · · Color Up Fun Run – do again, expand Kids Court – do again, expand Washer Pitching Tournament – do again, expand, if possible International Water Lily Collection – do again, expand, if possible Other Keepers: · Girl Scout activities · Paddle boats Try Again/More Effort: · Cardboard boat regatta, try to find group to coordinate · Golf Tournament · Skate demonstrations, try to find a group to coordinate and make a competition Least Popular: · Balloon · Kids’ Kingdom activities Other Things to Consider/Lessons Learned: · Tighten up scope of area · Clear sponsorship levels · Improve layouts of concessions and activities · Move date – late September/early October – The consensus of committee is to merge the event with Lily Fest. Lily Fest organizers are open to this idea. · Better link between event partners · Add performers · Consider adding arts and crafts vendors · Broaden range of musical performers · Consider adding a barbeque cookoff Finances – see attached post-event budget.
  • 56. River Fest 2013 Budget (as of November 14, 2013) Revenues: $10,333 $10,000 $3,500 $2,500 $874 $480 $0 sponsorships Chamber to DSA donations SACAC to DSA concessions proceeds (low concert attendance, no carnival and other vendors) T-shirt sales (more anticipated) carnival (cancelled) $27,687 note, does not include in-kind support Expenses: ($10,000.00) ($5,753.00) ($4,500.00) ($3,558.00) ($2,947.00) ($2,875.00) ($2,400.00) ($2,150.00) ($279.00) ($278.00) ($228.00) ($148.00) ($44.00) $0.00 Texas Tornados & Old Hat Band (DSA) advertising, signs and brochures (development and production) portable restrooms T-shirts insurance Kids' Court (inflatables, petting zoo, tents, etc.) our portion of sound for concerts (DSA) security badges for staff and volunteers awards volunteer support temporary laborers miscellaneous no charge for golf carts, dumpster, trash cans and recycling containers ($35,160.00) ($7,473.00) Notes: $1,500 was raised for the Wounded Warrior Project $12,140 was raised for tree planting in the parks along the river
  • 57. City of San Angelo Memo Date: December 26, 2013 To: Mayor and Councilmembers From: Lisa Marley, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management Subject: Agenda Item for January 7, 2014 Council Meeting Caption: Administrative Item Consideration of Civil Service Commission nomination by City Manager and approval by City Council. _________________________________________________________________________________ Summary: In July 2011, Teresa Special was appointed to the Civil Service Commission with a term expiration date of January 2014. Presently Raul Lopez and Keith Hidalgo are appointed to the Commission both with term expiration dates of January 2016. The Civil Service Commission is a three-member Commission. In accordance with the Local Government Code 143, members of the Civil History: Service Commission are appointed by the City Manager and approved by the City Council. The term of office for each Commissioner is a three (3) year term. There is no term limitation for Commission members. The principle role of the Commission is to hear appeals on disciplinary actions, terminations or promotional examinations with the focus being on whether or not the civil service rules and regulations are being obeyed. Financial Impact: None. Other Information/Recommendation: All Commissioners shall be of good moral character, a citizen of the United States, a resident citizen of San Angelo, shall have resided in San Angelo for a period of more than three (3) years, shall be over the age of twenty-five (25) years, and shall not have held any public office within the preceding three (3) years. Having met these requirements, it is recommended that Teresa Special be approved for reappointment as Commissioner. Her work on the Civil Service Commission has been exemplary. Attachments: General Information Questionnaire for Teresa Special. Reviewed by: Lisa Marley, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, December 26, 2013.

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