The San Marcos City Council will consider approving a new lease agreement with the San Marcos Lions Club in their regular meeting Tuesday. Daily Record file photo
City council to consider amended lease agreement with Lions Club
The San Marcos City Council will consider approving a new lease agreement with the San Marcos Lions Club in their regular meeting Tuesday.
The City of San Marcos leases the facility to the San Marcos Lions Club Tubing Rental on a five year lease term. With the next renewal coming up in April, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board took the opportunity to look at the lease and see if they could get a better deal for the city, given recent budget constraints and increases to park fees.
After several Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meetings and a City Council work session on March 16, the proposed amended lease would include a funds donation from the concession stand at Rio Vista, the creation of a River Parks Improvement Fund, increased litter pickup times and including a lease renewal deadline of October 1 before the year of expiration.
The lease would have an annual rent of $11,900, increased from $10,800, for the riverfront facility with an option to renew for up to two additional five year terms, so long as both parties agree.
In other business, the councilmembers will vote on designating categories and criteria for the use of General Fund dollars that have been made available to the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds.
There will also be an update from staff on the Revive SMTX small business grant program and consideration on revising the contract to add a requirement that funded businesses must follow CDC COVID-19 pandemic guidelines.
On the second of two readings, the councilmembers will vote on amending sections of the San Marcos City Code to continue the residential home improvement exemption from fees. Another amendment would allow homeowners to perform construction on the home of an immediate family member without a contractor’s license, unless a licence is required by State Law.
The councilmembers will also vote on awarding an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract to Haulbrooke, Inc. for demolition services to be funded through the Community Development Block Grant program up to $125,000 and authorizing two additional annual renewals.
There will also be a public hearing about an ordinance that would authorize the conveyance of City-owned lots located at 404 Broadway, 300 Herndon, 318 Shady Lane and 207 South Comanche to qualified buyers under applicable Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Grant Programs for the purpose of constructing affordable single-family homes.
There would also be a public hearing for consideration of a substantial amendment to the CDBG-DR Action Plan, reallocating project funding and revising a cap on housing cost.
The goal of the amendment is to be able to pay market price as necessary to obtain lots for the program, and construct homes at reasonable costs.