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9:01
I'm at @CityofTyler Council meeting this am! Interesting agenda items: architect for hotel convention center, poss. issue w/ ATMOS rates.
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:01 Skylar A Gallop
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.@CityofTyler council, mayor & city mgr. welcoming new hires. #7onScene pic.twitter.com/3iGYJtOAd7
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:05 SkylarAGallop
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Couple dozen people in attendance. Tyler City Council meeting now underway. #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:06 Skylar A Gallop
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First up: zoning change to residential housing in north Tyler on Van Hwy. Approved. #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:09 SkylarAGallop
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Next: Bridge replacement funding. Asking city to match funds. #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:10 SkylarAGallop
9:13
TxDot offering to replace two bridges (azalea dr & Camilla st) if Tyler repairs two storm drains (Cecil ave&bennet st). #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:13 SkylarAGallop
9:13
Half cent sales tax will fund storm drains, TXDOT will fund bridges. #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:13 SkylarAGallop
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Agreement with TXDOT approved unanimously. #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:14 SkylarAGallop
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Moving on: Chief Swindle speaking now. 1st Reminding people of fallen police memorial on square at noon. #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:14 SkylarAGallop
9:16
Council approves chief asking to join TX auto burglary & theft prevention authority. #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:16 SkylarAGallop
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Now addressing hotel conference center. #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:16 SkylarAGallop
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Request that city allow city mgr to contract Turner/DLR for hotel conference center design and construction. #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:18 SkylarAGallop
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Plan now is: 200 key hotel, 2,000 sq ft open space #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:19 SkylarAGallop
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Paid through 2% hotel tax #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:20 SkylarAGallop
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Mayor asks: This is for a design fee. What measures are there to get out if we're not happy? #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:21 SkylarAGallop
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Answer: this is just approval for negotiation, not full contract negotiations. #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:21 SkylarAGallop
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Mayor: important to be positive abt this project, but must maintain protection of taxpayers. #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:23 SkylarAGallop
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Approved. Turner/DLR will be design/construction firm for hotel conference center. #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:24 SkylarAGallop
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Now: must have independent third party architect. Selected Griggs Group, Inc. asking for approval to move forward. #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:25 SkylarAGallop
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Approximate 36 month build for hotel conf. Center. #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:26 SkylarAGallop
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Approved. Glen Griggs will proceed as third party architect for hotel conf. Center. #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:27 SkylarAGallop
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Full consent agenda accepted. Read it online: cityoftyler.org @CityofTyler #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:29 SkylarAGallop
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Now: city manager report with Ed Broussard #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:30 SkylarAGallop
9:31
City requested reduction in general fund. City mgr. reporting depts made +$731K in cuts. #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:31 SkylarAGallop
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Noting Susan Guthrie's last week with @CityofTyler. "Has done a remarkable job" #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:32 SkylarAGallop
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Mayor on Guthrie's departure: "She will be missed." #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:34 SkylarAGallop
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Council members now taking turns thanking Guthrie, explaining her affect. #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:35 SkylarAGallop
9:41
Meeting adjourned, council members to executive session. #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:41 SkylarAGallop
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I incorrectly stated earlier that conf.Center would have 2k sq.ft open space. It's 29k. Which makes more sense... #duh #7onScene
Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:48 SkylarAGallop
 
 
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