Copperas Cove City Council to meet
By LYNETTE SOWELL
The Copperas Cove city council is holding both a workshop and meeting on Tuesday, during which the public may participate by calling toll-free, (888) 475-4499 and use meeting ID: 986 602 9818.
The public will be permitted to offer public comments telephonically during the meeting, as provided by the agenda and as permitted by the presiding officer during the meeting.
Written questions or comments may be submitted up to two hours before the meeting via email to Lisa Wilson, City Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The meeting will be recorded, with a telephonic file of the meeting to be available to the public in accordance with the Texas Public Information Act upon written request.
During the 5 p.m. workshop, the council will receive a review of plans for the Utility Administration Building located at 305 S. Main St. and hold a discussion on funding the building improvements.
After that, there will be discussion on establishing a Code of Conduct for the City of Copperas Cove City Council, boards and committees.
Following the workshop, the council will hold its second regular meeting for the month of April at 6 p.m., which may be accessed via the same telephone number and meeting identification number as the workshop.
During the meeting, there will be a public hearing to amend the future land use plan (FLUP) and rezone 206, 208, and 210 E. Avenue E. Both the FLUP amendment and rezoning have been approved by the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission. This is for changing the property’s rezoning from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (General Retail District). The rezoning is for an expansion project for God’s Little Angels Day Care, located at 301 S. 2nd St., which is looking to construct a parking lot and to convert the existing buildings to commercial standards. The property is owned by E. Marc Payne.
The city council is being presented an ordinance that would approve refinancing of $8,455,000 of the city’s General Obligation bonds for the years 2010 and 2011. Refinancing the bonds now would give the city a net savings of $835,000.
Also, the council will be discussing the establishment of a city charter review committee, and ad hoc committee which is formed to propose amendments to the city’s charter.
The committee is made up of a minimum of seven but no more than 15, and meets to discuss the city’s charter and propose amendments or changes. Any subsequent proposed changes to the charter would go before the city council in the November 2020 election.
During the City Manager’s report, Ryan Haverlah will provide an update on the COVID-19 status in the city, the Utilities Administration transition, as well as the Business 190 median project.