Agenda

NOTICE OF MEETING

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

NOVEMBER 28, 2016
Regular Meeting at 7:00 PM
Buffalo Senior Center
941 N. Hill Street
Buffalo, Texas
The City Council may meet in Closed Session regarding any item on this agenda if necessary, as permitted by Subchapter D of Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.

 

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA 

  1. CALL TO ORDER
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND INVOCATION
  3. PUBLIC COMMENTS, RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
  4. AGENDA

New Business

  1. Consider Resolution to Designate Authorized Signers for the 2016 TCDBG Contract 7216071
  2. Consider Resolution Adopting Required CDBG Civil Rights Policies
  3. Consider Proclaiming April, 2017 as Fair Housing Month
  4. Consider BEDC Annual Budget
  5. Consider Purchase of Two Trucks for Water Department
  6. Police Department Report
  7. Consider Consent items (Reports – PD, Court, AP, Financials, Investment, Tax Collection, Minutes)
  8. Council Comments
  9. Mayor Update

 

  1. ADJOURN

 

I, the Undersigned Authority, do hereby certify that this notice of meeting of the governing body of the City of Buffalo, is a true and correct copy and that it was posted on the outside bulletin board at Buffalo City Hall, 144 Avant Street, Buffalo, Texas. This bulletin board is convenient and accessible to the general public at all times. The Notice was posted on November 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM and will remain continuously posted for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of meeting and at buffalotex.com.

Debbie Waters, City Secretary; 11-23-16; 2:00 PM.

 

Dated this the 23rd day of November, 2016.
___________________________________
Royce Dawkins
Mayor
The City of Buffalo is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Reasonable accommodation and equal access to communications will be provided to those who provide notice to the City Secretary at (903) 322-4741 at least 48 hours in advance.

 

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Agenda

NOTICE OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
OCTOBER 24, 2016
Regular Meeting at 7:00 PM
Buffalo Senior Center
941 N. Hill Street
Buffalo, Texas
The City Council may meet in Closed Session regarding any item on this agenda if necessary, as
permitted by Subchapter D of Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

  1. CALL TO ORDER
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND INVOCATION
  3. PUBLIC COMMENTS, RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
  4. AGENDA

Old Business

  1. Consider Fire Department Request for City staff to add onto water bills, a donations request

for the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department, collect any funds received with water bill    payments, deposit funds and remit funds back to the Fire Department

New Business

  1. Chamber of Commerce report – Phil Bounds
  2. Consider Purchase of Police Department Vehicle
  3. Consider Purchase of Land and Plans for New City Building
  4. Consider Irrigation System for Three Baseball Fields at Harriman Park
  5. Consider Ordinance Awarding Depository Bid
  6. Consider Invoice 17-014 for Payment to Texas Coalition of Cities for Utility Issues
  7. Consider Revision of the Motel Tax Funding Post Event Analysis Report
  8. Consider Post Event Analysis Report for Tri-County Horseshoe Buffalo Stampede/Lonestar Shootout
  9. Consider Post Event Analysis Report for Bison Baseball Support Group Texas Teenage HSE State Tournament
  10. Consider Post Event Analysis Report for Buffalo Youth Organization 12U Boys State Tournament
  11. Consider Application for Motel Tax Funding from Tri-County Horseshoe Club for Assistance in Conducting the Texas Open, scheduled for 2-18-2017
  12. Consider Application for Motel Tax Funding from Buffalo ISD Boys Basketball for Assistance in Conducting the Christmas Shootout, scheduled for 12-28,29,30-2016
  13. Consider Consent items (Reports – PD, Court, AP, Financials, Tax Collection)
  14. Council Comments
  15. Mayor Update

ADJOURN

I, the Undersigned Authority, do hereby certify that this notice of meeting of the governing body of the City of Buffalo, is a true and correct copy and that it was posted on the outside bulletin board at Buffalo City Hall, 144 Avant Street, Buffalo, Texas. This bulletin board is convenient and accessible to the general public at all times. The Notice was posted on October 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM and will remain continuously posted for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of meeting and at buffalotex.com.

Debbie Waters, City Secretary; 10-19-16; 2:00 PM.
Dated this the 19th day of October, 2016.

 

___________________________________

Royce Dawkins
Mayor
The City of Buffalo is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Reasonable accommodation and equal access to communications will be provided to those who

provide notice to the City Secretary at (903) 322-4741 at least 48 hours in advance.

 

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City of Buffalo 2016-17 Budget Coverpage

CITY OF BUFFALO 2016-17 BUDGET
THIS BUDGET WILL RAISE MORE TOTAL PROPERTY TAXES
THAN THE 2015-16 BUDGET BY $28,597.00 OR 6.7%.
This revenue would be generated from the PROPOSED
Tax Rate. If a lesser Tax Rate is Adopted, less additional
revenue will be generated.
THIS ADDITIONAL REVENUE WILL BE USED FOR PUBLIC
SAFETY EQUIPMENT FOR THE POLICE AND FIRE
DEPARTMENTS AND GENERAL MAINTENANCE AND
OPERATION.
THE TAXES TO BE COLLECTED ON NEW PROPERTY IN
2016 WILL AMOUNT TO $3,151.02.
THE NEW PROPERTY VALUE ASSESSED FOR 2016
IS $617,090.00.
TOTAL CERTIFIED TAXABLE VALUE INCREASED IN 2016
BY $5,600,440.00.
COMPARISON BETWEEN 2015 AND 2016 CALCULATED
EFFECTIVE RATES:
2015
2016
EFFECTIVE RATE
0.510626
0.476500
EFFECTIVE M&O RATE
0.100554
0.093834
ROLLBACK M&O RATE
0.108598
0.101340
DEBT RATE
0.413142
0.386166
ROLLBACK RATE
0.52174
0.487506
TAXABLE VALUES
RATES
2016
89,214,660
(Proposed rate)
0.510626
2015
83,614,220
0.510626
2014
77,356,802
0.54135
2013
71,801,220
0.54981
2012
67,606,890
0.55981
LEVY’S
2016
455,553
(Based on Proposed Rate)
2015
426,956
2014
418,771
2013
394,770
2012
378,470
THE PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR 2016:
DEBT RATE .386166 LEVY 344,516.68
M&O RATE .124460 LEVY 111,036.57
TOTAL RATE .510626
TOTAL LEVY
455,553.25
USES OF 2016 TAX LEVY:
DEBT LEVY
TWO FIRE TRUCKS (2006 AND 2007)
2008 TWDB WATER IMPROVEMENTS
M&O LEVY
GENERAL FUND MAINTENANCE/OPERATION
THE EXTRA REVENUE GENERATED, ABOVE
LAST YEAR’S TAX REVENUE, WILL BE USED
FOR PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT FOR THE
POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS.
2016-17 BUDGET REVENUE:
GENERAL FUND
1,460,936.56
MOTEL TAX
205,500.00
DEBT SERVICE
353,767.02
CAPITAL PROJECTS
800,000.00
WATER FUND
1,518,791.75
TOTAL BUDGET
4,338,995.33
A LONG-TERM DEBT SCHEDULE IS INCLUDED IN THIS
BUDGET.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE CITY OF
BUFFALO AT 903 322-4741.
A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2016-17 BUDGET FOR THE
CITY OF BUFFALO WILL BE HELD AT 6:30 PM AT THE
BUFFALO SENIOR CENTER, LOCATED BEHIND THE
BUFFALO CIVIC CENTER, 941 NORTH HILL STREET,
BUFFALO, TEXAS ON 9-26-16.
FOLLOWING THE PUBLIC HEARING, THE CITY COUNCIL
WILL HOLD A REGULAR MEETING TO CONSIDER AGENDA
ITEMS, WHICH WILL INCLUDE THE 2016-17 BUDGET AND
2016 TAX RATE.

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9-7-16 Agenda

NOTICE OF MEETING

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

SEPTEMBER 7, 2016                                                                   Public Hearing @ 5:00 P.M. on 2016 Proposed Tax Rate, Buffalo Senior Center

Special meeting @ 5:30 P.M., Buffalo Senior Center

Buffalo Senior Center

941 N. Hill Street

Buffalo, Texas

The City council may meet in Closed Session regarding any item on this agenda if necessary,as permitted by Subchapter D of Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.

PUBLIC HEARING

DISCUSS 2016 PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE

SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA

  1. CALL TO ORDER
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND INVOCATION
  3. PUBLIC COMMENTS, RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
  4. AGENDA

Old Business

  1. Consider FHA 1979 Loan 01 Payoff

New Business

  1.  Consider Proposed Tax Rate – Mike Glick
  2. Consider Health Insurance Plan
  3. Consider Utility Rate increases
  4. Consider Advisory Committee for Planning/Zoning
  5. Consider Christmas decoration purchase

 

  1. ADJOURN

 I, the Undersigned Authority, do hereby certify that this notice of meeting of the governing body of the City of Buffalo, is a true and correct copy and that it was posted on the outside bulletin board at Buffalo City Hall, 144 Avant Street, Buffalo, Texas, which is convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times, on September 2, 2016. This notice has remained posted continuously for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of meeting and at buffalotex.com.  Debbie Waters, City Secretary; 09-02-16; 3:00 P.M.

Dated this the ________ day of ____________________, 2016.

CITY OF BUFFALO

______________________________                       Royce Dawkins

Mayor

The City of Buffalo is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Reasonable accommodation and equal access to communications will be provided to those who provide notice to the City Secretary at (903) 322-4741 at least 48 hours in advance.

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Agenda

AGENDA

A Budget Workshop will be held at 6:00 PM on August 22, 2016 at the Buffalo Senior Center.

A Regular Meeting of the governing body of the City of Buffalo, will begin at 7:00 PM on August 22, 2016, at the Buffalo Senior Center, located at 941 N. Hill Street at the back of the Civic Center.

I do hereby certify that this notice of meeting of the governing body of the City of Buffalo, is a true original notice. It was posted on the outside bulletin board at Buffalo City Hall, 144 Avant Street, Buffalo, Texas, which is convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times, on 19 August, 2016. This notice has remained posted, continuously for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of meeting and at buffalotex.com. Debbie Waters, City Secretary; 08/19/16; 3:00 PM

The City Council may meet in Closed Session regarding any item on this agenda if necessary, as permitted by Subchapter D of Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.

Mayor approval:  ______________________________

6:00 PM – Budget Workshop                                                            7:00 PM – Open meeting, Pledge of Allegiance, Prayer             Public Comments                                                                               Old Business                                                                                Discuss and Act Upon:                                                                        1. Alcohol Beverage Permit Ordinance                                        New Business                                                                                   Discuss and Act Upon:

  1. Streets for maintenance and repair
  2. Planning Commission – Housler
  3. Land Acquisition and New Building – Housler
  4. Set 2016 Proposed maximum Property Tax Rate/s  (M&O, Debt, Total Tax Rates)
  5. Set Public Hearing Dates on Proposed maximum Property Tax Rate, if the Proposed Tax Rate is higher than the lower of the Effective Tax Rate or the Rollback Rate
  1. Notice of 2016 Proposed Property Tax Rate, setting Public Hearing dates (50-819 Comptroller),if Proposed Tax Rate is higher than the lower of the Effective Tax Rate or the Rollback Rate
  1. Set date that Council will adopt the 2016-17 Budget and 2016 Property Tax Rate/s
  2. Police Department Report
  3. Consent Items (Minutes, Municipal Court Report, Financials, Tax Collection Report)
  4. Council comments
  5. Mayor update
  6. Adjourn

 

 

 

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8-15-16 Agenda

 

AGENDA

 A Special Meeting of the governing body of the City of Buffalo, will begin at 6:00 PM on August 15, 2016, at the Buffalo Senior Center, located at 941 N. Hill Street at the back of the Civic Center.

I do hereby certify that this notice of meeting of the governing body of the City of Buffalo, is a true original notice. It was posted on the outside bulletin board at Buffalo City Hall, 144 Avant Street, Buffalo, Texas, which is convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times, on 12 August, 2016. This notice has remained posted, continuously for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of meeting and at buffalotex.com. Debbie Waters, City Secretary; 08/12/16; 3:00 PM The City Council may meet in Closed Session regarding any item on this agenda if necessary, aspermitted by Subchapter D of Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.

Mayor approval:  ______________________________ 6:00 PM –  Open meeting, Pledge of Allegiance, Prayer, Public Comments

New Business – Discuss and Act Upon:

  1. Alcohol Plan for Stampede activities – Phil Bounds
  2. Corporate Resolution Authorization for banking signature cards
  3. Streets for maintenance and repair work

Discuss:

  1. 2016/17 Budget
  2. Water, sewer and garbage rates
  3. 2016 Property Tax Rate/s (M&O rate, Debt rate, Total rate)

Discuss and Act Upon:

  1. Set 2016 Proposed Property Tax Rate/s (M&O rate, Debt rate, Total Tax Rate)
  2. Set Public Hearing Dates on Proposed Property Tax Rate, if the Proposed Tax Rate

is higher than the lower of the Effective Tax Rate or the Rollback Rate

(First publish, Notice of Proposed Tax Rate for 2016.

Then, if the Proposed Rate is higher than the lower of the Effective Rate or the

Rollback Rate, must publish another notice, similar to the first notice published,

but adding the two Public Hearing dates for the Proposed Tax Rate.)

  1. If the 2016-17 Budget is acceptable as a Proposed Budget, set Proposed 2016-17 Budget

to post on the City of Buffalo website.

  1. Council Comments
  2. Mayor comments
  3. Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Agenda

AGENDA

 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the governing body of the City of Buffalo, will be held on 13 June, 2016, at the Buffalo Senior Center, at 7:00 PM. The Buffalo Senior Center is located at 941 N. Hill Street, Buffalo, Texas, directly behind the Civic Center.

I do hereby certify that this notice of meeting of the governing body of the City of Buffalo, is a true original notice. It was posted on the outside bulletin board at Buffalo City Hall, 144 Avant Street, Buffalo, Texas, which is convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times, on 10 June, 2016. This notice has remained posted, continuously for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of meeting and at buffalotex.com. Debbie Waters, City Secretary; 06/10/16; 3:00 PM

Mayor approval:  ______________________________

Open meeting, Pledge of Allegiance, Prayer

Public Comments

Discuss:  2016/17 Budget

Adjourn

 

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AGENDA

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting for a 2015/16 Budget Public Hearing, of the governing body of the City of Buffalo, will be held on 28 September, 2015, at the Buffalo Senior Center, at 6:30 PM. The Buffalo Senior Center is located at 941 N. Hill Street, Buffalo, Texas, directly behind the Civic Center.

Then at 7:00 PM a Regular Meeting, of the governing body of the City of Buffalo, will be held. I do hereby certify that this notice of meeting of the governing body of the City of Buffalo, is a true original notice. It was posted on the outside bulletin board at Buffalo City Hall, 144 Avant Street, Buffalo, Texas, which is convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times, on 25 September, 2015. This notice has remained posted, continuously for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of meeting and at buffalotex.com. Debbie Waters, City Secretary; 09/25/15; 10:00 AM

Mayor approval: ______________________________

 

6:30 PM – 2015/16 Budget Public Hearing

 

7:00 PM – Open meeting, Pledge of Allegiance, Prayer

Public Comments

Discuss and Act Upon:

  1. Electric rates for new contract; David Bane
  2. Wireless Internet connection to water tower; Robert Read
  3. Request for Motel Tax Funding; BHS Men’s Basketball
  4. Tax Collections – August, 2015
  5. Financials – August, 2015
  6. Municipal Court Report – August, 2015
  7. Police Department Report – August, 2015
  8. 2014/15 Budget Adjustment #4
  9. 2015/16 Budget
  10. Ordinance setting 2015/16 Budget
  11. 2015 Ad Valorem Tax Rate
  12. Ordinance setting 2015 Tax Rate
  13. Holidays for 2015/16 FY
  14. Consent Items
  15. Council Comments
  16. Mayor Update
  17. Adjourn
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Agenda

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting for a 2015/16 Budget Public Hearing, of the governing body of the City of Buffalo, will be held on 28 September, 2015, at the Buffalo Senior Center, at 6:30 PM. The Buffalo Senior Center is located at 941 N. Hill Street, Buffalo, Texas, directly behind the Civic Center.

7:00 PM a Regular Meeting, of the governing body of the City of Buffalo, will be held. I do hereby certify that this notice of meeting of the governing body of the City of Buffalo, is a true original notice. It was posted on the outside bulletin board at Buffalo City Hall, 144 Avant Street, Buffalo, Texas, which is convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times, on 25 September, 2015. This notice has remained posted, continuously for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of meeting and at buffalotex.com. Debbie Waters, City Secretary; 09/25/15; 10:00 AM

Mayor approval: ______________________________

6:30 PM – 2015/16 Budget Public Hearing

7:00 PM – Open meeting, Pledge of Allegiance, Prayer                                                               Public Comments

Discuss and Act Upon:

Electric rates for new contract; David Bane

  1. Wireless Internet connection to water tower; Robert Read
  2. Request for Motel Tax Funding; BHS Men’s Basketball
  3. Tax Collections – August, 2015
  4. Financials – August and September, 2015
  5. Municipal Court Report – August, 2015
  6. Police Department Report – August, 2015
  7. 2014/15 Budget Adjustment #4
  8. 2015/16 Budget
  9. Ordinance setting 2015/16 Budget
  10. 2015 Ad Valorem Tax Rate
  11. Ordinance setting 2015 Tax Rate
  12. Holidays for 2015/16 FY
  13. Consent Items
  14. Council Comments
  15. Mayor Update
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