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  9.       
City Council Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 03/01/2022  

BACKGROUND
With the recent resignation of Councilmember Rosemary Scott, Council to review and discuss their liaison assignments on various committees, groups, boards and corporations.  The purpose for this annual review is to fill any vacancies that have occurred due to her resignation. Mayor/Council to review their assignments and vacancies.

The following committees currently have vacancies:

-- Schertz Animal Services Advisory (1 vacancy)  (Previously held by Councilmember Scott) 
Councilmember Heyward also serves as an Alternate


-- Interview Committee for Boards and Commissions (1 vacancy) (Previously held by Councilmember Scott)

Current City Council liaison assignment committees are as follows:
  1. Schertz Animal Services Advisory Committee
  2. Schertz Housing Authority Board
  3. Schertz Seguin Local Government Corporation (SSLGC)
  4. Interview Committee for Appointments to City Boards and Commissions
  5. Cibolo Valley Local Government Corporation (CVLGC)
  6. Audit Committee 
  7. Investment Advisory Committee Board
  8. Hal Baldwin Scholarship Committee
  9. TIRZ II Board
  10. Main Street Committee
GOAL
To re-appoint vacancies for liaison positions. 
COMMUNITY BENEFIT
N/A
SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDED ACTION
N/A
FISCAL IMPACT
None 
RECOMMENDATION
Staff recommends Council discuss the following City Liaison Assignments: 
 
  1. Schertz Animal Services Advisory Committee (1 vacancy) - Councilmember Heyward currently serves. Need to appoint a possible alternate.
  • Meets four (4) times a year or as often as needed.
  • Location of Meeting: Schertz City Council Chambers Conference Room, Building 4, Schertz, TX, usually around 6:00 p.m.
  • Consists of four (4) members which include: 1) a municipal official, 2) a licensed veterinarian, 3) a shelter operator and 4) a member of an animal welfare organization. 
The members visit the animal shelter at times selected by the committee and make any recommendations concerning animal care services and shelter operating procedures to maintain compliance with guidelines found in the Health and Safety Code Chapter 823- Animal Shelters. 
 
2.  Schertz Housing Authority Board (No vacancy) - Councilmember Davis currently serves.
  • Meets once a month on the second Monday.
  • Location of Meeting: 204 Schertz Pkwy, Schertz, TX at 6:30 p.m.
  • Consists of five (5) City Mayoral Appointed Board Commissioners responsible for establishing policies for the Housing Authority and overseeing program compliance as required by the State of Texas and HUD-US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. 
The Schertz Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages one project which contains 76 affordable rental units.  It also administers 153 Section 8 housing vouchers.  Also, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the housing authority is designated as 'Small', meaning it administers less than 250 units combined total of SEC 8 Vouchers and Public Housing program units.

3.  Schertz Seguin Local Government Corporation (SSLGC) (No vacancy) - Councilmember Scagliola currently serves as a regular member and Councilmember Brown currently serves as an alternate.
  • Meets once a month on the third Thursday.
  • Location of Meeting: 108 W. Mountain Street, Seguin, TX at 1:30 p.m.
  • Consists of five (5) Directors and two (2) ex officio non-voting member - one from Seguin and one from Schertz. 
SSLGC is not a committee of the City of Schertz, but a separate corporation owned equally by the cities of Schertz and Seguin.  The Schertz-Seguin Local Government Corporation (SSLGC) was created as a whole-sale water supply system.  The Carrizo Aquifer is utilized for this purpose to benefit the cities of Schertz and Seguin.  SSLGC was formed in December 1998 under Subchapter D of Chapter 431 of the Texas Transportation Code.  It is governed by a board of five directors and two ex-officio appointed by the City Councils of Schertz and Seguin. 

SSLGC began actual production in September 2002 and has continued to grow to serve the cities of Schertz and Seguin as their primary water source.  SSLGC maintains a strong wholesale water customer base including contracts with the Cities of Selma and Universal City as well as Springs-Hill Water Supply Corporation and the San Antonio Water System.  

4.  Interview Committee for Appointments to City Boards and Commissions (1 Vacancy) - Councilmembers Davis, Dahle currently serves as a regular member and Councilmember Scagliola currently serves as an alternate.
  • Meets annually during late April or early May.
  • Location of Meeting: 1400 Schertz Pkwy, Council Chambers (Bldg. 4) Conference Room at 6:00 p.m.
  • Consists of five (5) members, one (1) Planning & Zoning Commission, one (1) Economic Development Corporation and three (3) Councilmembers and one (1) alternate Councilmember.
The Interview Committee is responsible for reviewing applicants from residents of the city who have expressed an interest in serving on a City Board, Committee, or Commission.  After review of all the application on file and/or doing personal interviews, recommendations are submitted to the City Secretary office for notification and processing. 

5.  Cibolo Valley Local Government Corporation (CVLGC) (No Vacancy) - Councilmember Dahle serves as a regular member and Councilmember Scagliola serves currently as an alternate.
  • Meets quarterly on the fourth Thursday of October, January, April, July at 9:00 a.m.
  • Location of Meetings: Alternating locations: City of Schertz Council Chambers, 1400 Schertz Pkwy, and City of Cibolo Council Chambers, 200 S. Main St. at 9:00 a.m.
  • Consists of four (4) directors. 
Cibolo Valley Local Government Corporation filed as a domestic nonprofit corporation in the State of Texas on July 11, 2011.  The purposes for which the corporation was organized were to aid and assist the cities (Schertz, Cibolo, Selma, Seguin, and Converse) in acquiring, constructing, leasing, improving, enlarging, extending, repairing, maintaining, and operating a water utility system pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 552 of the Texas Local Government Code.  The current official office is located at 108 W. Mountain Street in Seguin, TX.  The organization is now a separate corporation owned equally by the cities of Schertz and Cibolo.

6.  Audit Committee (No Vacancy) - Mayor Gutierrez and Councilmembers Whittaker and Heyward currently serve.
  • Meets annually in February or March (or as otherwise needed)
  • Location of Meeting: Bldg. #2 - Administration Conference Room
  • Consists of seven (7) members to include three (3) Councilmembers
The Audit Committee reviews the City's annual financial statement submitted by the auditors and recommend acceptance to the City Council.  This committee also reviews proposals/bids for auditing firms when the City looks for new auditors.  The seven members usually consist of the three Councilmembers, Assistant City Manager, City Manager, Finance Director and the Assistant Finance Director.  

7.  Investment Advisory Committee (No Vacancy) - Mayor Gutierrez and Councilmember Heyward currently serves.
  • Meets twice annually: in December and April. 
  • Location of Meeting: Bldg. #2 - Administration Conference Room.
  • Consists of nine (9) members: Two Councilmembers, two (2) Assistant City Managers and one (1) Executive Director EDC, City Manager, Finance Director, Assistant Finance Director and a Financial Analyst. 
The Investment Advisory Committee reviews the City's investment portfolio, processes, and practices ensuring adherence to the Public Funds Investment Act and to the adopted Investment Policy.  They meet twice per year and will need to be certified on the Public Funds Investment Act every other year.  The Investment Policy is reviewed by Council annually and the Committee will review changes proposed by staff to make sure it is in compliance with the Public Funds Investment Act and in the best interest of the City.

8.  Hal Baldwin Scholarship Committee (No vacancy) - Councilmember Scagliola currently serves)
  • Meets as needed.
  • Location of Meeting: City Council Chambers (Bldg. 4) Conference Room.
  • Consists of seven members (but this varies, the committee decides who is on it, and one Councilmember is on the Committee).
The City of Schertz established the Hal Baldwin Scholarship to encourage high school seniors who are residents of Schertz to consider public service as a career path in education, local, state and/or federal government.  The scholarship honors Hal Baldwin, who served the City for more than 30 years as a civic volunteer, an employee, a Councilmember, and Mayor.  The Scholarship is awarded annually on a competitive basis and is open to any currently enrolled high school senior who reside in Schertz.  The Scholarship Panel reviews each complete application package and submits their recommended Scholarship recipient(s)' name(s) to the Schertz City Council.  The final selection is announced later during the year at a regular council meeting and checks are presented to the students.  The City Manager's office serves as the liaison for this committee.

9.  TIRZ II Board (No vacancy) - Councilmembers Davis and Dahle currently serves.
  • Meets on the 2nd Tuesday's months of February 11th, April 14th, July 14th, and October 13th - Bob Andrews Conference Room 4:00 p.m.
  • Consists of 11 members.
In Ordinance No. 06-T-61 dated December 19, 2006, the City created the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Two, generally referred to as the Sedona or Crossvine TIRZ. The TIRZ allows for the reimbursement of costs associated with the development of the project from property tax revenue generated by the increase in value of properties within the TIRZ. In 2008 the City Council authorized the original Development Agreement.
 
The project, originally named Sedona was constructed, but with the downturn in the economy, development did not continue. The project was revived by the new developer, Chris Price, as The Crossvine and construction resumed. Staff has been in discussions with the developer about the need to update documents associated with the project as a result of the changes being proposed to the project. Initially the project, as evidenced by the first phase of Sedona, was envisioned as more standard suburban subdivision with a grid pattern of lots. As is proposed now, the development includes a mix of lot and product types, curvilinear streets, drainage areas integrated as open space into the development, and unifying design elements such as fencing, open space, signage, and landscaping.

The City Council of the City of Schertz designated TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWO CITY OF SCHERTZ, TEXAS the Zone to enable the development of approximately 825 acres of land which may contain up to 2,200 residential units pursuant to the PUD described below with estimated average sales prices of $140,000-- $240,000 per single family home and approximately 130 acres of open space including but not limited to public parks and trails to be known as the Sedona development.  The project will result in a primarily residential development located in the southern portion of the City.  The Zone was established pursuant to the provisions of the Tax Increment Financing "TIF" Act, Chapter 311, Texas Tax Code as amended. 

The developer of the project is Schertz 1518 LTD.  The developer is requesting the City of Schertz, Bexar County and the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) participate in the tax increment financing to help fund public infrastructure improvements to be located within the development.  The duration of the Zone is projected to be twenty-one (21) years with the Zone being in existence through calendar year 2027.

10.  Main Street Committee (No vacancy) - Mayor Gutierrez and Councilmember Davis, Councilmember Heyward and Councilmember Brown serves.  
  • Meets as needed.
  • Location of Meeting: 1400 Schertz Pkwy, Bldg. 4, Council Chambers Conference Room, generally right after the regular Tuesday City Council meeting.
  • Consists of 3 Councilmembers and the Mayor. 

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