West U Council To Take Up Employee Retirement Issues, Public Safety Facility Design

August 10, 2009

As a part of tonight’s meeting, the West University Place City Council is expected to discuss the city’s employee retirement benefits, as well as consider restarting preliminary design services for improvements to the public safety facility.


The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers.


Council members will discuss the city’s retirement benefits with a representative from the Texas Municipal Retirement System, as well as consider hiring a consultant to research and report on those benefits. Mayor Bob Kelly is recommending the council authorize City Manager Michael Ross to negotiate a contract with “an expert in matters relating to government and private retirement packages.”


The council will also consider restarting preliminary design services with the architectural firm PGAL for public safety facility improvements.


In his briefing memo to the council, Ross said the company is prepared to move forward.


“PGAL has provided a proposal to continue with preliminary architectural services and preparation of a project budget and schedule for an amount not to exceed $11, 500,” Ross said.


That amount, he noted, included the cost of evaluating two different design options. If the council wants the company to evaluate only one option, the cost would drop to around $7,500.


Also on tap for tonight’s meeting is a recommendation from Parks and Recreation Director Tim O’Connor to ratify refunds and discounts for membership to the Colonial Pool and West University Place Recreation center.


Council members are also expected to discuss the creation of an audit committee.


Prior to the regular meeting, council members will hold a special meeting in the conference room to interview candidates for various city boards and commissions. That meeting will begin at 5 p.m.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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