OVILLA – The Ovilla City Council had a short meeting agenda Monday night, but broke into a continuation of a Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Budget workshop mapping out next year’s finances.  

After the budget workshop, the council passed a number of recommended CIP Projects for 2011-2012. The council reviewed one water/wastewater project on Water Street for a 14-inch water line, which will have a cost share with impact fees.  

The items for 2012 reviewed in regard to paving included nine projects: Buckboard, Georgetown, Silver Spur and Cockrell Phase 1 and 2 requiring HMAC overlay and also Mallory Lane, Red Oak Road East, Westmoreland South and Thorntree. These items evaluated came from a 10-year paving CIP for the city.

With all council members present, the lone consent agenda item, the July 25 council meeting minutes, passed along with several regular agenda items.

In a 5-0 vote, the council authorized the mayor to enter into a Master Professional Services Agreement with Bureau VERITAS for fire inspections. 

Impact fees for water and wastewater facilities were adopted in the amount of the proposed maximum allowable impact fee per living unit equivalent for water at $3,923 and the maximum allowable impact fee for wastewater $848. The city staff was directed to prepare an ordinance for the council’s consideration and presentation at the next regularly scheduled meeting.

Taken off the table was an ordinance authorizing updated service credits on an annual basis for city of Ovilla qualifying members of the Texas Municipal Retirement System and allowing increased municipal contributions. 

With Ovilla’s Heritage Day coming up Sept. 24, the council members reviewed and discussed their individual progress leading up to the event.

As at every council meeting, finance department accountant Sharon Jungman offered up the city’s monthly financials. 

A proclamation was also read proclaiming the week of Sept. 17-23 as the city’s official Constitution Week.