Killeen council to examine amending future land-use map

Via KDHnews.com:

The Killeen City Council will have a public hearing and examine amending the Comprehensive Plan’s future land-use map to change a zoning designation at today’s regular meeting.

The land in question is a parcel of about 52 acres located along the north right of way of Stagecoach Road, about 420 feet west of Rein Drive.

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Consideration of an amendment to the FLUM is necessary “because of the applicant’s request to rezone 52.54 acres” from agricultural single-family residential district to single-family residential district, according to a city memorandum.

During a Killeen Planning and Zoning Commission meeting in June, the commissioners recommended, 5-3, that the council disapprove an amendment to the future land-use map requested by W.B.W. Land Investments, a local developer, according to Herald reports.

Council members today also will consider approving the purchase of 42 encrypted digital handheld radios for the police department.

The radios would replace radios that are being phased out of inventories because of a lack of spare parts and support, according to a city memorandum.

“This acquisition will assist the police department in replacing many of its aging radios with new P25-compliant encrypted digital handheld radios in the furtherance of that goal,” the memorandum stated.

The purchase price of the radios is $149,043, and city staff recommended the radios be acquired from Dailey Wells Communications as a sole source procurement for $140,018 and 42 accessory sets (spare batteries, battery chargers and shoulder mics) from Tac 1 Systems for $9,025, based on lowest quoted price.

Other business

Council members will consider the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport Subway Real Estate LLC lease agreement, extending the term for a period of five years from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2020, and authorizing the city manager to execute the agreement.

Also, the council will consider reviewing, discussing and voting on the Killeen Arts Commission’s proposed recommendations for grant allocations of fiscal year 2016 hotel occupancy tax funds.

In June, during a meeting of the Arts Commission, the commission recommended the allocation of funding for eight applicants totaling $166,000.

Among other items, the council will look at three other zoning requests, with one of the requests asking for an amendment to the FLUM to allow a rezoning.

The council meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 101 N. College St.

A workshop follows the regular meeting, when the council will receive a briefing and discuss the draft water, wastewater and roadway impact fee study results and the remaining steps in the process for impact fee implementation.

The council also will discuss the fiscal year 2016 proposed budget, including the general fund and aviation.

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