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09-19-18 TC Min 5ilea` MINUTES OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS TOWN COUNCIL MEETING September 19, 2018 PRESENT: Mayor Laura Wheat and Council Members Michael Barrett, Alesa Belvedere, Carol Langdon, Rick Rennhack, and Wayne Stoltenberg. ABSENT: OTHERS PRESENT: Town Manager Tom Brymer, Assistant Town Manager Amanda DeGan, Town Secretary Kelly Edwards, Director of Planning & Development Ron Ruthven, Fire Chief Richard Whitten, Deputy Fire Chief John Ard, Director of Facilities & Parks Troy Meyer, Finance Supervisor Jaymi Ford, Director of Information Technology Jason Power, Communications Coordinator Jon Sasser, Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services Todd Wood, and Management Intern Kirk McDaniel. Regular Session 1. CALL TO ORDER Mayor Wheat called the regular session to order at 7:31 p.m. 2. CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW. THIS ITEM IS THE SECOND OF TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE. AS THE PROPOSED TAX RATE ($0.15600 PER$100) EXCEEDS THE EFFECTIVE TAX RATE ($0.13551 PER $100), TRUTH-IN-TAXATION REQUIRES THAT THE TOWN COUNCIL HOLD TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE PROPOSAL. TOWN COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON THE TAX RATE DURING THE REGULAR MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2018. BOTH MEETINGS WILL TAKE PLACE AT TOWN HALL IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 1500 SOLANA BLVD., BLDG. 7, STE., 7100, WESTLAKE, TEXAS. Town Council Minutes 09/19/18 Page 1 of 2 Town Manager Brymer and Assistant Town Manager DeGan, provided a presentation and overview of the proposed property tax rate. Discussion ensued regarding fund balance if the Council had not pass a property tax in 2010 and to discuss reviewing fund balance policy in October. Mayor Wheat opened the public hearing. Brad Swearingen, 5933 Steve Court, spoke in support of the town and decision. Mayor Wheat closed the public hearing. 3. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business before the Council, Mayor Wheat asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. MOTION: Council Member Rennhack made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Council Member Langdon seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 5-0. Mayor Wheat adjourned the meeting at 7:41 p.m. APPROVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2018. ATTEST: Lau a Wheat, Mayor Kell Edwards, Town Secretary Town Council Minutes 09/19/18 Page 2 of 2