Murphy City Council Update
Mar. 5, 2019 - For Council, March arrived as a lamb in regards to agendas. The winning art of children who entered the 6th Annual Recycle Truck Art Contest Awards Ceremony for Keep Murphy Beautiful was revealed. 1st place grand prize winners Verity Corbett (1st grade), Kaitlynn Idchandy (4th Grade), Aliasgar Ghadiali (5th Grade) and Jacob Roy (10th Grade) each won a $300 Amazon Gift Card and will have their art displayed on the side of recycling trucks.
In rapid succession, Council approved all the items for individual consideration.
Passage of Resolution Number 19-R-909 authorized the City Manager to re-enter into an lnterlocal Agreement between the City of Murphy and the City of Plano for training classes. The agreement, in place since 2009, “offers city employees a variety of training classes and programs including a very well respected six-month long 21st Century Supervisory Leadership Program”.
Passage of Ordinance Number 19-03-1116 amended the FY19 revenue, expenditures and fund balance in the general fund for an increase in workers comp premiums, and in the Murphy Municipal Development District (MDD) for a budget error. According to city staff, “On an annual basis, our workers’ compensation insurance provider, the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool (TML), conducts a premium audit to determine if our workers’ compensation insurance coverage premiums have been properly billed.” An increase of 25,481 was required. A correction to the MDD budget was needed to reflect the intention to have purchased a 2003 GMC Envoy using half of the funds from the MDD account.
Passage of Ordinance Number 19-03-1117 amends the FY19 revenue, expenditures and fund balance in the general fund to provide funding for an evaluation of the City’s bond project construction management processes and procedures. This was intended to be a mid-project check on the expected performance of contractors.
Passage of Resolution Number 19-R-910 authorizes the City Manager to execute a contract to Texas Civil Construction in the amount of $1,745,003.25 for the construction of General Obligation Bond Project No. 2018-01, Travis Estates Street Panel Replacements and Drainage Improvements. Staff described the project as, “intended to replace the Travis Estates degraded non-curbed street pavement of Summer Place, Horizon Drive, and Horizon Court, and selected individual pavement panels, as well as the improvement of drainage in the adjacent drainage swales.”