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09-10-18 TC Min 4 wsT<$ 4)i\\t.it/If.\.''.i l,4,t,.j.,..,a..... ":",A t „tAKEAC„r MINUTES OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS TOWN COUNCIL MEETING September 10, 2018 PRESENT: Mayor Laura Wheat and Council Members Carol Langdon, Rick Rennhack, and Wayne Stoltenberg. ABSENT: Alesa Belvedere and Michael Barrett OTHERS PRESENT: Town Manager Tom Brymer, Assistant Town Manager Amanda DeGan, Town Secretary Kelly Edwards, Director of Planning & Development Ron Ruthven, Building Official Pat Cooke, Development Coordinator Nick Ford, Fire Chief Richard Whitten, Deputy Fire Chief John Ard, Director of Public Works Jarrod Greenwood, Director of Facilities & Parks Troy Meyer, Director of Communications Ginger Awtry, Finance Supervisor Jaymi Ford, Director of Information Technology Jason Power, 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 7:35 p.m. 2. CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW. THIS ITEM IS THE FIRST 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. THE SECOND PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2018, AT TOWN HALL. TOWN COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON THE TAX RATE DURING THE Town Council Minutes 09/10/18 Page 1 of 2 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. Mayor Wheat asked Council to provide their input. Town Manager Brymer, Assistant Town Manager DeGan, and Director Greenwood provided a presentation and overview of the proposed property tax rate. Mayor Wheat recessed the meeting at 8:35 p.m. Mayor Wheat reconvened the meeting at 8:45 p.m. Discussion ensued regarding the money that the effective rate would generate, the Governor's proposed plan for municipalities regarding property taxes, determining the appropriate number of operating days to maintain in the General Fund balance, Westlake's portion of the total tax bill, and volatility of sales and use tax. Mayor Wheat opened the public hearing. No one addressed the Council. 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 3-0. Mayor Wheat adjourned the meeting at 8:55 p.m. APPROVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2018. ATTEST: h/4,?-*( Laura Wheat, Mayor Kelly tdwrds, Town Secretary Town Council Minutes 09/10/18 Page 2 of 2