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8:58
Light crowd and a light agenda here at @CityofTyler council meeting this morning. #7onscene https://t.co/NTezAwlMIs
Wednesday April 26, 2017 8:58 dougkltv
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Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:00 dougkltv
9:02
Good morning from the @CityofTyler Council meeting. We have a quorum, but councilman Bowdre is absent. Fairly short meeting today.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:02 TMTFaith
9:03
No public comment cards on file today. Moving into zoning changes. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:03 dougkltv
9:04
.@tylerisd approved for a zone change to put an office on New Copeland Road.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:04 TMTFaith
9:06
416 South Bois D'Arc Avenue is now changed from office district to single family residence district. #7onscene https://t.co/4AwFdGDIe0
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:06 dougkltv
9:06
416 S. Bois D'Arc Ave. will see a change from Restricted Professional Office to Single-Family Residential (R-1B).
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:06 CityofTyler
9:06
Today is Mark Whatley's last full meeting on @CityofTyler Council. He's terming out at 6 years. Early voting is ongoing for his replacement.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:06 TMTFaith
9:07
You know you grew up in Tyler if you know how to pronounce the street name Bois D'Arc. Anyone want to take a stab at it?
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:07 CityofTyler
9:08
Z-3 is requesting a Special Use Permit for a front yard fence. Councilman Moore strongly opposes front yard fences due to appearance.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:08 CityofTyler
9:08
Council is talking about an application for a front yard fence. Councilman Moore particularly dislikes them. They look like Prision yards
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:08 TMTFaith
9:10
.@CityofTyler has an ordinance prohibiting front yard fences over 4 feet tall.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:10 TMTFaith
9:12
Tall grass, cars parked in yards and fences in front yards attributes to blight in a neighborhood, says Councilman Warren.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:12 CityofTyler
9:13
Police Chief Jimmy Toler speaking to the safety issues with having front yard fences. It's more of a personal safety and aesthetic belief.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:13 CityofTyler
9:13
Police Chief Toler As far as a public safety issue, there's no fence we can't get through.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:13 TMTFaith
9:14
On whether the fence would be problem to emergency services, PD chief says there's not a fence in town we couldn't get through. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:14 dougkltv
9:15
Moore makes motion to reject Z-3. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:15 dougkltv
9:15
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:15 dougkltv
9:16
Resident is in the meeting, but will be allowed to speak despite filling out a public comment card. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:16 dougkltv
9:17
Council denies special use permit for a front yard fence in a 4 to 1 vote.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:17 CityofTyler
9:17
She says it's for security. Fence is already there, and she says it's there so her pets can play in front / have more security. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:17 dougkltv
9:18
Motion passes 4-1. Nix voted for the fence and Bowdre is absent.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:18 TMTFaith
9:18
Council continues with Moore's motion. Vote 5-1 to deny a special use permit for the fence. It's coming down. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:18 dougkltv
9:20
Moving onto an annual review of City of Tyler tax abatements that include Center, Fresenius, Hood Packaging and VME Process Systems.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:20 CityofTyler
9:21
Council approves subdivision of land at intersection of Bois D'Arc and Harpole. #7onscene https://t.co/qwNf8cWS00
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:21 dougkltv
9:22
Council hearing report on tax abatement progress. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:22 dougkltv
9:23
Council member Moore is concerned about tax abatement for Centene, asking if they generated enough jobs to comply with abatement. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:23 dougkltv
9:23
Tom Mullins with the Economic Development Council is addressing council. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:23 dougkltv
9:24
Councilman Moore shares concern about Centene reaching abatement goals. Tom Mullins speaks to them making forward progress to matching goals
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:24 CityofTyler
9:25
TM says there's one more year left on agreement, and they're almost maxed out on amount of employees that can actually fit. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:25 dougkltv
9:26
Mullins says, Centene is very community-friendly. They've added walking trails behind their facility and donated $300,000+ to Bergfeld.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:26 CityofTyler
9:27
Mullins says their building is too small for the originally stated 327 added jobs. They will be penalized on their abatement accordingly.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:27 CityofTyler
9:28
TM says they've been penalized in the past, but that it's a well received company that's done a lot for the community. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:28 dougkltv
9:29
For example, donating $300k for Bergfeld Amphitheater renovations. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:29 dougkltv
9:29
It's a good company (Centene). They're well-received in the community & good corporate partners. Mayor Heines.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:29 CityofTyler
9:30
Council moves on to presentation on the 2017 Asphalt Enhancement Project.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:30 CityofTyler
9:31
Quick motion to accept abatement review. All vote in favor, on to next item. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:31 dougkltv
9:32
Reynolds & Kay bid came in lowest at $3,171,239.98 for construction costs for the Asphalt Enhancement Program.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:32 CityofTyler
9:32
Council is now considering awarding asphalt enhancement program contract to lowest bidder, Reynolds & Kay. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:32 dougkltv
9:33
Contract caps at $3.17 million. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:33 dougkltv
9:36
The contract is awarded now. City Manager will finalize deets. #7onscene twitter.com/cityoftyler/st…
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:36 dougkltv
9:36
All consent agenda items approved. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:36 dougkltv
9:39
Two items will be discussed in executive session. #7onscene https://t.co/AulABj47N4
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:39 dougkltv
9:41
One falls into real estate deliberation, another falls into economic development. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:41 dougkltv
9:42
Hearing City Manager's report now. He says the booster pump station on Troup and Donnybrook should be done this week. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:42 dougkltv
9:44
Council recesses into executive session. Some public discussion expected after. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:44 dougkltv
9:52
Elisabeth Beth Whitney appointed to the @CityofTyler Planning and Zoning Commission.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:52 TMTFaith
10:30
Council coming out of executive session. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 10:30 dougkltv
10:31
Nods from mayor that there will be some action. #7onscene
Wednesday April 26, 2017 10:31 dougkltv
10:31
Council is back in session after a recess from executive session.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 10:31 CityofTyler
 
 
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