Council passes Capital Improvement plan

Posted Monday, Sep. 23, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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The Colleyville City Council adopted a $37 million budget for 2014 at its Sept. 17 meeting.

Council members voted to keep the tax rate at $.3559 per $100 of valuation and introduced a Capital Improvement Plan.

Mayor David Kelly said the budget tackles needs addressed by the community.

“We build this budget on what the residents say their needs are,” he said.

The budget includes funding for several construction projects, additional public safety personnel and the introduction of a new pay rate structure that aims to keep salaries competitive.

Mayor Pro Tem Michael Taylor expressed his satisfaction with the budget and the city’s fiscal responsibility, touting a fully funded pension program and operating reserves that can run the city for more than 190 days and the city’s AAA bond rating.

“We should all raise our heads that collectively we have all got this kind of record to brag about tonight,” Taylor said.

The council also adopted its first Capital Improvement Plan, a multi-year plan that prioritizes city projects.

Whole Foods alcohol sale tabled

The City Council tabled a discussion to permit alcohol sales at the incoming Whole Foods shopping center at Texas 26 and Glade Road.

The permit would allow for beer and wine sales in the grocery, and on-premise alcohol sales in restaurants located in the shopping center.

Council members voiced concern over a blanket permit that would allow new business to sell alcohol without Council approval.

Applicant Scott Woodruff, senior vice president and development director for Centennial Real Estate Co., told the council he needed more time to consider the ordinance.

The discussion was tabled until Oct. 2.

Dustin L. Dangli, 817-390-7770 Twitter: @dustindangli

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