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Longview City Council could move forward on hotel/conference center plans

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LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Longview City Council members will consider a development agreement up to $140,000 for a proposed hotel/conference center when they meet Thursday at City Hall, according to a meeting agenda released this afternoon.

The city is in a pre-development agreement with Longview Innkeeper, LLC. Council members will now consider a master development agreement with Longview Innkeeper. If approved, this phase would also include acquiring the option for a hotel brand as well as extending options for
the necessary property, among other items. Funding would come from the city's hotel occupancy tax funds.

Council members will also discuss property issues concerning two planned road projects - extension of George Richey Road, and widening of Magnolia Lane.

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Jo Ann Metcalf Municipal Building, 300 W. Cotton St.


I. Call to Order
 
II. Invocation
 
III. Pledge of Allegiance
 
IV. Citizen Comment
 
V. Presentation Item
 
Presentation of a proclamation for Fire Prevention Month – Jay Dean, Mayor.
 
VI. Consent Agenda
 
A. Consider a Resolution authorizing and directing the City Manager or the City Manager's designee to execute any necessary documents for the purchase and installation of a pavilion for Jack Mann Splash Pad via the city's purchasing agreement with the local government purchasing cooperative administered by the Texas Association of School Boards ("TASB Buyboard") for an amount not to exceed $112,159.96 – Jaye Latch, Purchasing Manager.
 
B. Consider a Resolution authorizing and directing the City Manager or the City Manager's designee to execute any necessary documents for the purchase of a backhoe loader via the city's purchasing agreement with the local government purchasing cooperative administered by the Texas Association of School Boards ("TASB Buyboard") for an amount not to exceed $81,988.00 – Jaye Latch, Purchasing Manager.
 
C. Consider a Resolution rejecting the bid of James Enterprise of Cedar Hill, Texas, and awarding a contract to and authorizing and directing the City Manager or the City Manager's designee to execute any necessary documents with Commercial Building Maintenance of Dallas, Texas, in an amount not to exceed $85,656.00 for janitorial services – Jaye Latch, Purchasing Manager.
 
D. Consider a Resolution authorizing and directing the City Manager or the City Manager's designee to execute any necessary documents for the purchase of 14 Chevrolet Tahoes via the city's participation in the State of Texas cooperative purchasing program for an amount not to exceed $374,794.00 – Jaye Latch, Purchasing Manager.
 
E. Consider a Resolution awarding a contract to and authorizing and directing the City Manager or the City Manager's designee to execute any necessary documents with Infosend, Inc. for utility bill printing and mailing services – Jaye Latch, Purchasing Manager.
 
F. Consider a Resolution approving and adopting the rates of ATMOS Energy, RRM-Rate Review Mechanism as a result of a settlement between Atmos Energy, Mid-Tex Division and ATMOS Texas Municipalities (ATM) – Jim Finley, City Attorney.
 
G. Consider an Ordinance authorizing the conveyance of easement no. 2013-U-031 located on tax foreclosure property at 811 Orange Street from the City of Longview as trustee to the City of Longview as a separate entity in furtherance of the 2013 Water and Wastewater System Improvements Project – Rolin McPhee, P.E., Assistant Director of Public Works.
 
H. Consider a Resolution accepting the 2013 Bridge and Culvert Improvements at High Street Overpass Project and authorizing final payment in the amount of $21,400.00 to East Texas Bridge of Longview, Texas – Rolin McPhee, P.E., Assistant Director of Public Works.
 
I. Consider a Resolution accepting the 2013 Chip Seal Project and authorizing final payment in the amount of $63,476.94 to Lone Star Equipment Company of Henderson, Texas – Rolin McPhee, P.E., Assistant Director of Public Works.
 
J. Consider a Resolution awarding a contract to and authorizing and directing the City Manager or the City Manager's designee to execute any necessary documents with 7-H Construction Company, Inc. of Tyler, Texas, in the amount of $450,040.45 for the construction of the 2013 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Water Improvements Project – Rolin McPhee, P.E., Assistant Director of Public Works.
 
K. Consider a Resolution authorizing and directing the City Manager or the City Manager's designee to execute any necessary documents for the purchase of a ladder truck via the city's purchasing agreement with the local government purchasing cooperative administered by the Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC) for an amount not to exceed $950,000.00 – David Bates, Assistant Fire Chief.
 
L. Consider a Resolution authorizing and directing the City Manager or the City Manager's designee to execute any necessary documents for the application, receipt and expenditure of grant funding in the amount of $4,803.75 from the Piney Woods Regional Advisory Council – Curtis Shaw, Assistant Fire Chief.
 
M. Consider a Resolution authorizing and directing the City Manager or the City Manager's designee to execute any necessary documents for the application, receipt and expenditure of a regional solid waste grant from the East Texas Council of Government for support of litter and illegal dumping cleanup and community collection events – Laura Hill, Director of Community Services.
 
N. Consider a Resolution nominating a candidate to the Gregg County Appraisal District Board of Directors – Mayor and City Council.
 
O. Consider approval of the following minutes: September 26, 2013 – Shelly Ballenger, City Secretary.
 
VII. Zoning – Public Hearing Items
 
A. A PUBLIC HEARING will be held to consider application #Z13-09 filed by Ronnie Jones requesting a rezone from Agriculture (A) to Single Family (SF-3) for approximately 13.479 acres of the D Sanchez Survey AB 186 located on east side of Gilmer Road, south of Burks Road – Michael Shirley, AICP, City Planner. THIS ITEM REQUIRES A PUBLIC HEARING.
 
B. A PUBLIC HEARING will be held to consider application #PD13-08 filed by James Williams requesting to amend PD08-05 to remove notes related to units with number of bedrooms and to adjust lot and HOA lines located south of Garner Lane, east of Tryon Road – Michael Shirley, AICP, City Planner. THIS ITEM REQUIRES A PUBLIC HEARING.
 
C. A PUBLIC HEARING will be held to consider application #PD13-09 filed by Arun Srinivasan requesting to rezone approximately 1.947 acres of AB 262 A. Jordan Survey Tract 32, Sec 1 from Single Family (SF-2) to Planned Development Single Family attached for townhomes located on the southwest corner of Hollybrook Drive and Tryon Road – Michael Shirley, AICP, City Planner. THIS ITEM REQUIRES A PUBLIC HEARING.
 
D. A PUBLIC HEARING will be held to consider application #PD13-10 filed by Longview Regional Medical Center requesting to amend PD12-11 to allow for a proposed four story medical office building instead of a three story and to adjust orientation of the building located at 2901 North 4th Street – Michael Shirley, AICP, City Planner. THIS ITEM REQUIRES A PUBLIC HEARING.
 
E. A PUBLIC HEARING will be held to consider a request to abandon a 50-foot wide Street Right-of-Way platted as Lewis Street and consisting of 0.291 acres located between Lots 1-3a, Lots 4 & 5, Lot 6b, Block 9a and Lots 6 & 7, Block 9 Northcutt Heights Addition between Harlem Avenue and Hudson Avenue – Michael Shirley, AICP, City Planner. THIS ITEM REQUIRES A PUBLIC HEARING.
 
F. A PUBLIC HEARING will be held to consider a request to abandon a 15-foot wide alley consisting of 0.050 acres located between Lots 3-6 & 7, Block 9 Northcutt Heights Addition located between Harlem Avenue and Lewis Street – Michael Shirley, AICP, City Planner. THIS ITEM REQUIRES A PUBLIC HEARING.
 
G. A PUBLIC HEARING will be held to consider a request to abandon a 15-foot wide alley consisting of 0.104 acres located between Lots 4-5, 11-13 and Lots 1-3, 14-16 Block 9a Northcutt Heights Addition located between Gates Street and Hudson Avenue – Michael Shirley, AICP, City Planner. THIS ITEM REQUIRES A PUBLIC HEARING.
 
H. Consider recommending the approval of a Resolution supporting the City of Longview application for Certified Local Government (CLG) status through the Texas Historical Commission – Michael Shirley, AICP, City Planner.
 
VIII. Action Items
 
A. Consider a Resolution authorizing and directing the negotiation of a master development agreement with Longview Innkeeper I, LLC, for a proposed hotel/conference center and authorizing expenditures not to exceed $140,000.00 before the final approval of a master development agreement by the City Council – Mary Ann Miller, Assistant to the City Manager.
 
B. Consider a Resolution making a chair designation and appointments to the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee – Mayor and City Council.
 
IX. Items of Community Interest
 
X. Executive Session Item
 
Deliberations regarding real property---Under TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE Section 551.072.
 
Deliberate the purchase and value of real property interests for right of way improvements in furtherance of the FM 2275 George Richey Road Extension and Magnolia Lane Widening projects located in the City of Longview, Gregg County, Texas, which acquisition is for a public purpose.
 
XI. Adjourn
 
Any final action, decision, or vote on a matter deliberated in a closed meeting will only be taken in an open meeting that is held in compliance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 551. The City Council reserves the right to adjourn into a closed meeting or executive session as authorized by Texas Government Code, Sections 551.001, et seq. (the Texas Open Meetings Act) on any item on its open meeting agenda in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, including, without limitation Sections 551.071-551.088 of the Texas Open Meetings Act. In addition, the City Council may consider a vote to excuse the absence of any City Council Member for absence from this meeting or for absence from any previous City Council meeting.
 
Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aid or services are requested to contact the City Secretary's Office at 903.237.1080 at least two days before this meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
 
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