The Waxahachie City Council will consider an agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management to lease vehicles instead of purchasing them at its scheduled Monday meeting.

The regular council meeting begins at 7 p.m.  Monday, July 15, in the council chambers at city hall. The meeting is open to the public. City hall is located at 401 S. Rogers St. in Waxahachie.

The council will consider leasing non-emergency vehicles. These vehicles include pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, cargo vans and passenger cars. An inventory identified 28 vehicles that are 10 years old or have been driven at least 100,000 miles. These will be considered for immediate replacement.  

If the city were to lease these 28 vehicles from Enterprise they would enter into a five-year open-ended agreement. The open-ended agreement means that at the end of the lease term the city could buy the vehicles from Enterprise or they could return vehicles early.

Under this program the leased vehicles would go to repair shops that have been certified for work by Enterprise. Enterprise would handle all of the payment and paperwork that accompanies the vehicle repairs.

The only maintenance cost not covered is tire repair and replacement. If city staff members traveled out of town and the leased vehicle they are traveling in breaks down they would have access to certified Enterprise repair shops in the area.

In the first year of the lease it is estimated that the city would pay $114,000 a year and maintenance costs would be fixed at about $14,000 a year.  Through this program it is estimated that the city could save $70,000- $80,000 in maintenance and fuel costs each year.

The council will also consider a proposed ordinance providing for the issuance of water and sewer system revenue certificates of obligation.

Council members will consider a variance request made by ShowBiz Cinemas for a mixed beverage restaurant permit with food and beverage at its theater located at 108 Broadhead Road.

A variance will also be requested by Osuba Japanese Hibachi Sushi and Bar for a mixed beverage restaurant permit with food and beverage for its location at 606 north U.S. Highway 77.

The council is also scheduled to hear a request by Crannell, Crannell and Martin Engineering for a zoning change approval from a single family-three to a planned development-single family-three zoning district to provide for residential lots ranging in sizes from 7,000-10,000 square feet. This proposed subdivision is to be located at the northeast corner of Park School Hose Road and Peter Street.

The council will hear a request made by Kenneth Baca of Victron Energy for a specific use permit within a commercial zoning district for a convenience store with fuel, a fast food restaurant and diesel fuel islands. This proposed development would be located at 625 Farm-to-Market Road 664.

Councilors will hear a request for a replat of two lots located on Cynisca Street. The council will also consider the contract for the Kirven Avenue street project.

Also on Monday’s agenda is an update on the proposed disc golf course to be built at Brown Singleton Park by members of Leadership Waxahachie.

Following the regular council session the council will convene into executive session to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee.

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