AGENDA

SNYDER CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

 

 A Regular Meeting of the Snyder City Council will be held on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 1925 24th Street Snyder, Texas and via video conference. In accordance with the Order of the Office of the Governor issued March 16, 2020, the meeting will be available by video conference to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings also called “social distancing” to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

This Notice and Meeting Agenda and Agenda Packet are posted online at https://ci.snyder.tx.us/Agendacenter

 

The video meeting is hosted through Zoom. The meeting can be viewed live at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86285383475?pwd=YzNLQW5IbmI0bTF1L2lPWkF4d0NHZz09

 

Meeting ID: 862 8538 3475

Password: piBRg3

 

The public dial in number to participate in the telephonic meeting is:

 

+1 346 248 7799

 

Meeting ID: 862 8538 3475

Password: 478773

 

If the Council should determine that a closed or executive meeting or session as authorized by the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Govt. Code, Vernon’s Texas Codes Annotated, should be held, the Council may convene into a closed or executive meeting or session concerning any and all subjects and for any and all purposes permitted by Section 551.071 through 551.088 including:

 

Section 551.071 consultation with attorney, 551.072 deliberation regarding real property, 551.073 deliberation regarding prospective gift, 551.074 personnel matters, 551.075 conference with employees, 551.076 deliberation regarding security devices, 551.084 exclusion of witness from hearing, 551.086 certain public power competitive matters, 551.087 economic development negotiations, and 551.088 certain licensing or certifications test items.

 

WELCOME VISITORS

 

All visitors are encouraged and welcome to speak at City Council Meetings during the visitors forum for up to five minutes.  At all other times, visitors must be recognized by the chair to speak.

 

Thank you,

Mayor Stephanie Ducheneaux



I.

INVOCATION:

II.

RECOGNIZE VISITORS:

1.

Mayor Stephanie Ducheneaux

III.

VISITORS/CITZENS FORUM:

1.

At this time, any person with business before the Council may speak to the Council. No formal action can be taken on these items at this meeting. Each speaker will be limited to five minutes.

IV.

PUBLIC HEARING: REQUEST BY ROGELIO AND LA SHEKKA GALLEGOS TO REZONE 1908 PEYTON AVENUE FROM A M-2 MANUFACTURING ZONE TO A R-3 GENERAL RESIDENTIAL ZONE. (Pages 1-2)

Documents:
  1. Zone Case 375.pdf
1.

Open.

2.

Discussion.

3.

Close.

V.

MINUTES:

1.

Consider and act on approval of the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting July 12, 2021. (Pages 3-7)

Documents:
  1. MIN 210712.pdf
VI.

NEW BUSINESS:

1.

Consider and act on approval of Resolution R210802A approving the settlement agreement between Atmos Cities Steering Committee and Atmos Energy Corp. regarding the company’s 2021 rate review mechanism filings as captioned below: (Pages 8-36)


A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SNYDER, TEXAS, APPROVING A NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT BETWEEN THE ATMOS CITIES STEERING COMMITTEE (“ACSC”) AND ATMOS ENERGY CORP., MID-TEX DIVISION REGARDING THE COMPANY’S 2021 RATE REVIEW MECHANISM FILING; DECLARING EXISTING RATES TO BE UNREASONABLE; ADOPTING TARIFFS THAT REFLECT RATE ADJUSTMENTS CONSISTENT WITH THE NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT; FINDING THE RATES TO BE SET BY THE ATTACHED SETTLEMENT TARIFFS TO BE JUST AND REASONABLE AND IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST; APPROVING AN ATTACHED EXHIBIT ESTABLISHING A BENCHMARK FOR PENSIONS AND RETIREE MEDICAL BENEFITS; APPROVING AN ATTACHED EXHIBIT REGARDING AMORTIZATION OF REGULATORY LIABILITY; REQUIRING THE COMPANY TO REIMBURSE ACSC’S REASONABLE RATEMAKING EXPENSES; DETERMINING THAT THIS RESOLUTION WAS PASSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT; ADOPTING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND REQUIRING DELIVERY OF THIS RESOLUTION TO THE COMPANY AND THE ACSC’S LEGAL COUNSEL.

Documents:
  1. R210802A.pdf
2.

Consider and act on approval on first reading an Ordinance with Atmos Energy Corporation as captioned below: (Pages 37-44)


AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO ATMOS ENERGY CORPORATION, A TEXAS AND VIRGINIA CORPORATION, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE PIPELINES AND EQUIPMENT IN THE CITY OF SNYDER, SCURRY COUNTY, TEXAS, FOR THE TRANSPORTATION, DELIVERY, SALE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF GAS IN, OUT OF, AND THROUGH SAID CITY FOR ALL PURPOSES; PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF A FEE OR CHARGE FOR THE USE OF THE PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAYS; AND PROVIDING THAT SUCH FEE SHALL BE IN LIEU OF OTHER FEES AND CHARGES, EXCEPTING AD VALOREM TAXES; AND REPEALING ALL PREVIOUS GAS FRANCHISE ORDINANCES.

Documents:
  1. Atmos Ordinance.pdf
3.

Discussion regarding 2021-2022 budget.

4.

Consider and act on voting to propose a tax rate. (Pages 45-46)

Documents:
  1. Tax Rate.pdf
5.

Consider and act on approval the quarterly Snyder Chamber of Commerce report for quarter ending June 30, 2021. (Pages 47-50)

Documents:
  1. Chamber Report.pdf
6.

Presentation of the Development Corporation of Snyder’s third quarter initiatives. (Pages 51-52)

7.

Presentation of the Development Corporation of Snyder’s annual work plan. (Pages 53-56)

Documents:
  1. DCOS Work Plan.pdf
8.

Consider and act on approval the Development Corporation of Snyder’s 2021-2022 budget. (Pages 57-58)

Documents:
  1. DCOS Budget.pdf
9.

Consider and act on approval on first reading an Ordinance regarding the request by Rogelio and La Shekka Gallegos to rezone 1908 Peyton Avenue from a M-2 Manufacturing Zone to a R-3 General Residential Zone. (Page 59)

10.

Consider and act on approval of a Resolution amending Authorized Representatives in TexPool/TexPool Prime. (Pages 60-61)

Documents:
  1. TexPool.pdf
11.

Consider and act on approval the quarterly investment report for quarter ending June 30, 2021. (Pages 62-63)

12.

Consider and act on acceptance the resignation of Matthew Stidham from the Zoning Board of Adjustment Board.

VII.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

1.

Council may act in Open Session on the following item:

2.

Convene into Executive Session in accordance with Tex. Gov’t Code §551.072 deliberation regarding real property.

VIII.

RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION:

1.

Reconvene into Open Session to act, if necessary, on Resolution R210802B regarding real property.

IX.

INFORMATION:

1.

Update on community activities.

2.

Monthly personnel report. (Pages 64-67)

3.

Special Council Meeting August 9, 5:30 p.m. for public hearing on taxes and first reading on taxes, budget, and utility ordinance.

4.

Special Council Meeting August 23, 5:30 p.m. for public hearing on budget, second reading on taxes, budget, and utility ordinance.

5.

Next Regular Council Meeting September 13, 5:30 p.m.

X.

ADJOURNMENT:

1.

Consider Motion To Adjourn.