Regular Meeting of the Nacogdoches City Council

Notice is hereby given of a Regular Meeting of the Nacogdoches City Council to be held September 2,
2014, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 202 E. Pilar Street, Nacogdoches,
Texas, for the purpose of considering the following agenda items. All agenda items are subject to
action.
PLEASE LIMIT PRESENTATIONS TO THREE MINUTES
(UNLESS PRIOR APPROVAL IS OBTAINED)
1. Call to order.
2. Invocation.
3. PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS:
4. Items to be removed from Consent Agenda.
5. CONSENT AGENDA: Items included under the Consent Agenda require little or no deliberation by
the Council. Approval of the Consent Agenda authorizes the City Manager or his designee to
proceed with conclusion of each in accordance with staff recommendations as reflected in the
minutes of this meeting.
A. Consider approval of minutes from regular session of August 19, 2014. (City Secretary)
B. Consider authorizing tax resale for property described as Lot 5-B, Block 2, Brewer Subdivision, City
Block 62, City of Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas located on Second Street. (City
Secretary)
REGULAR AGENDA:
6. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed Budget for 2014-15 Fiscal Year. (City Manager)
7. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed Tax Rate for 2014-15 Fiscal Year. (City Manager)
8. PUBLIC HEARING: Consider approval of proposed Hazard Mitigation Action Plan for the City of
Nacogdoches. (Fire Chief)
9. Consider selection and award of Professional Engineering contract to Klotz Associates, Inc. for Phase A
Roadway Design for West Starr Avenue. (City Engineer)
10. Consider award of bid for Hurricane Ike/Dolly Recovery 2.2 E.J. Campbell School Roof Replacement
Project. (City Engineer)
11. Consider awarding contract for annual external city auditor services. (Finance Director)
12. Consider bid for North University Drive property sale and notification of Selected Bidder. (City Attorney)
13. Consider award of bid for 3MG Ground Storage Tank Rehabilitation Project. (City Engineer)
14. Consider award of bid for Highway 59 Utility Relocation Project. (City Engineer)
15. Receive presentation on tax abatements. (City Planner)
For the convenience of the audience, the Council may conduct Executive Session deliberation
in the first floor conference room, Room 112, of City Hall. Re-opening of the open session for
action, if any, on Executive Session items will be in City Council Chambers. Regular Session
agenda items appropriate for Executive Session consideration may be moved into Executive
Session for deliberation, but not action, upon proper announcement at the meeting by the
presiding officer.
16. EXECUTIVE SESSION:
A. Deliberation regarding Economic Development negotiations under Local Government Code
Section 551.087 as follows:
1. Discuss or deliberate regarding commercial or financial information that the City has received
from a business projects that the City body seeks to have locate in the City of Nacogdoches
and with which the City is conducting economic development negotiations; and
2. Deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to business prospects described by
Subdivision 1 above.
17. Open for action, if any, on Item 16-A-1.
18. Open for action, if any, on Item 16-A-2.
19. Adjourn.

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SFA alumnus and local business owner hosts Swedish exchange student

Matt Turner, a 2009 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University’s forestry program and owner of Turner Fabrication, is hosting a Swedish exchange student for one month as a part of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture’s partnership with Älvdalens Educational Center in Älvdalens, Sweden.

Jonatan Jakobsson, a welding student, is completing his final year at Älvdalens, a forestry and hospitality post-secondary technical college. As a part of the curriculum, Älvdalens students are required to complete internships in their field of study. Jakobsson said the partnership between his college and the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture was a great opportunity to travel outside of Sweden and learn more about his trade.

“Texas is a beautiful state, and I wanted to see more than Sweden,” Jakobsson said.

These cross-cultural connections facilitating student growth are a big reason why Älvdalens and the college of forestry and agriculture forged the relationship.

“In many ways our students can benefit from this exchange,” said Ing-Marie Bergman, manager for marketing and internationalization at Älvdalens. “They will learn about another country, get to experience another culture and gain better appreciation of other cultures, as well as their own.”

Jakobsson will spend Aug. 15 to Sept. 15 observing the daily operations at Turner Fabrication and learning more about the business from its owner. Turner, who also holds a degree in manufacturing engineering, said he hopes to show Jakobsson more about how the business world operates because the transition from school to the working world can sometimes be difficult for students.

The whir of machinery at Turner’s fabrication is in sharp contrast to the quiet forests of East Texas where he studied as an SFA student, but he maintains close ties to the faculty.

Matt Turner, SFA alumnus and owner of Turner Fabrication, (right) shows exchange student Jonatan Jakobsson how to use equipment in his metal fabrication shop. Jakobsson will observe the daily operations of Turner Fabrication for one month before returning to Älvdalens, Sweden, to complete his final year as a welding student at Älvdalens Educational Center.

“We’ve known Matt as a student, a colleague and a friend,” said Dr. Hans Williams, associate dean of SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry.

Turner’s history with the college and his local metal fabrication business presented the perfect opportunity to provide a valuable experience for Jakobsson, Williams said.

This summer, five SFA students also visited Älvdalens, Sweden, where they learned about Swedish history and forestry practices. For information on this and related topics, visit the college of forestry and agriculture’s website at www.atcofa.sfasu.edu.

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August 26, 2014: Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Crime Log

This is the report from the Nacogdoches County Jail that lists the arrests made from 6 a.m. of the previous day to 6 a.m. of the listed day.

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August 26, 2014: NPD Crime Report

This is a complete list of reports responded to by the Nacogdoches Police Department

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August 26, 2014: Nacogdoches County Booking Report

This is the report from the Nacogdoches County Jail that lists the arrests made from 6 a.m. of the previous day to 6 a.m. of the listed day.

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SFA Center for Regional Heritage Research receives grant for 3-D preservation of Caddo artifacts

The Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University has been awarded a $39,600 grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training to digitally preserve and study hundreds of Caddo ceramics obtained from archaeological sites throughout East Texas.

The grant from the funding agency, which is part of the National Park Service, will support the 3-D scanning, processing and analysis of the artifacts, offering researchers unprecedented access to these important historical objects. The images will be stored in an online repository for future research, while the sacred vessels themselves will be returned to the Caddo in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Dr. Robert Z. Selden Jr., research associate at the CRHR, said the 3-D images will help researchers and the Caddo themselves learn more about the unique culture, adding that the Caddo are working cooperatively with researchers to preserve this aspect of their history for future generations.

“While the more regularly employed 2-D models have a great practical advantage because they involve less time and digital storage space, they also reduce 3-D objects to 2-D approximations,” Selden said. “3-D is preferable since it is more faithful in both form and dimension to the original object.”

While previous Caddo ceramic research has focused on classifying the artifacts by motif and design elements, Selden said the current project will allow him and other scholars at the CRHR to delve further into the stories behind the objects’ varied shapes.

“By making an effort to continually push beyond documentation, we are effectively making an intellectual investment in altering the current practice of archaeol

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Huckaby art exhibition to close with reception

The exhibition “Sedrick Huckaby: Quiet Dialogues” will close with a reception with the artist in attendance from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The exhibition, which features expressive oil paintings with heavy applications of impasto depicting members of Huckaby’s African-American family, has been on display since July 25. The exhibition also features a selection of prints and drawings from his recently completed “99 Percent” suite.

For additional information, call (936) 468-1131.

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SFA to screen ‘In the Realms of the Unreal’

The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “In the Realms of the Unreal” at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Directed by Jessica Yu, “In the Realms of the Unreal” is described as “an innovative masterpiece that literally gives wings to one man’s singular vision of an imaginary world,” according to information at www.rottentomatoes.com/.

An obscure janitor, outsider artist Henry Darger lived a reclusive life and died alone in a Catholic mission in 1973. For more than 60 years, he created a massive literary and graphic body of work, including “The Realms of the Unreal,” a 15,000-page novel with hundreds of paintings that recounts the wars between nations on an enormous unnamed planet, according to the website. His work was discovered posthumously.

The film is unrated, but some aspects of it may not be appropriate for young children. It won the National Film Board Award for Best Documentary at the 2004 Vancouver International Film Festival.

This screening is part of the School of Art’s monthly Friday Night Film Series and is sponsored in part by the Nacogdoches Junior Forum.

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

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Children’s Performing Arts Series brings exciting shows to SFA campus

The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and the Children’s Performing Arts Series have announced the fun and exciting shows that will make up the 2014-2015 CPAS season.

“The Children’s Performing Arts Series is committed to bringing the finest in affordable professional companies to East Texas young people and their teachers,” said Diane Peterson, manager of the SFA Fine Arts Box Office and director of the series. “In the spotlight for the 2014-2015 season are five exciting national touring productions designed to educate and entertain a variety of age groups.”

The new season begins with “Curious George,” presented by Theatreworks USA, which is slated for Thursday, Oct. 30, and targets children in pre-kindergarten through third grades. In this play, “All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day” comes just once a year. George helps his friend, Chef Pisghetti, cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd has vanished. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more. Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef’s meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest … in Rome.

“The Monster Who Ate My Peas” comes to SFA Wednesday, Dec. 10, and targets students in pre-kindergarten through third grades. Based on the book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, ArtsPower’s newest musical tells the funny story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. When a monster appears underneath his kitchen table, the boy is ready to make a deal with the monster. If the monster eats his peas, the boy will give the monster any of his possessions. When the monster raises the stakes, will the boy face his own fears?

Back by popular demand is the fast-paced musical “Junie B. Jones,” presented by Theatreworks USA on Friday, Jan. 30. The outspoken, precocious first grader from Barbara Park’s series of books, Junie learns about new friends, new glasses, the annual kickball tournament and other angst-ridden situations as she writes down the story of her life in her “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal.” The show targets students in kindergarten through fifth grades.

Once again, Super Scientific Circus proves that science can be fun and funny on Friday, Feb. 13. Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills involving boomerangs, bubbles, beach balls, bull whips and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure and ultraviolet light. The show targets students in kindergarten through 12th grades.

“The Lightning Thief, presented by Theatreworks USA, is the final show of the season on Tuesday, May 12. Adapted from the book by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school … again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

“The Lightning Thief,” presented by Theatreworks USA, is among the shows to be presented during the upcoming season of the Children’s Performing Arts Series of the SFA College of Fine Arts.

Performances are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on show dates in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Tickets are $6 for individuals and $5 per person for groups of 20 or more.

“CPAS shows are a great way to supplement class curriculums, and our in-depth study guides provide suggestions for pre- and post-performance activities and discussions,” Peterson said.

To order tickets, call 936.468.6407 or 888.240.ARTS. Visit the CPAS website at www.cpas.sfasu.edu for additional information.

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August 25, 2014: Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Crime Log

This is the report from the Nacogdoches County Jail that lists the arrests made from 6 a.m. of the previous day to 6 a.m. of the listed day.

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