City Council & Board of Adjustment Regular Meeting 01/12/2021 06:00 PM Council Chambers, 511 Mercer St, Dripping Springs, TX


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City Council Members
Mayor Bill Foulds, Jr.
Mayor Pro Tem Taline Manassian
Council Member Place 2 Wade King
Council Member Place 3 Todd Purcell
Council Member Place 4 April Harris Allison
Council Member Place 5 Travis Crow

Staff, Consultants & Appointed/Elected Officials
City Administrator Michelle Fischer
Deputy City Administrator Ginger Faught
City Attorney Laura Mueller
City Treasurer Gina Gillis
Finance Director Shawn Cox
City Secretary Andrea Cunningham
Communications Director Lisa Sullivan
Senior Planner Amanda Padilla
City Engineer Chad Gilpin
Public Works Coordinator Aaron Reed
Parks & Community Services Director Kelly Schmidt
DSRP Event Center Manager Tina Adams


Workshop items are for discussion only and no action will be taken.




A member of the public who desires to address the City Council regarding any item on an agenda for an open meeting  may do so at presentation of citizens before an item or at a public hearing for an item during the City Council’s consideration of that item. Citizens wishing to discuss matters not contained within the current agenda may do so, but only during the time allotted for presentation of citizens. Speakers are allowed two (2) minutes to speak during presentation of citizens or during each public hearing.  Speakers may not cede or pool time.    Members of the public requiring the assistance of a translator will be given twice the amount of time as a member of the public who does not require the assistance of a translator to address the City Council.  It is the request of the City Council that members of the public wishing to speak on item(s) on the agenda with a noticed Public Hearing hold their comments until the item(s) are presented for consideration.  Speakers are encouraged to sign in.  Anyone may request a copy of the City’s policy on presentation of citizens from the city secretary.  By law no action may be taken during Presentations of Citizens.



The following items are anticipated to require little or no individualized discussion due to their nature being clerical, ministerial, mundane or routine. In an effort to enhance the efficiency of City Council meetings, it is intended that these items will be acted upon by the City Council with a single motion because no public hearing or determination is necessary. However, a City Council Member or citizen may request separate deliberation for a specific item, in which event those items will be removed from the consent agenda prior to the City Council voting on the consent agenda as a collective, singular item. Prior to voting on the consent agenda, the City Council may add additional items that are listed elsewhere on the same agenda.



Reports of Staff, Boards, Commissions, Committees, Boards and Agencies.  All reports are on file and available for review upon request. The City Council may provide staff direction; however, no action may be taken.


The City Council for the City of Dripping Springs has the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any matter as authorized by Texas Government Code Sections 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney), 551.072 (Deliberations about Real Property), 551.073 Deliberations about Gifts and Donations), 551.074 (Personnel Matters), 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices), and 551.086 (Economic Development). The City Council for the City of Dripping Springs may act on any item listed in Executive Session in Open Session or move any item from Executive Session to Open Session for action. 


City Council Meetings
January 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
February 9, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
February 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Board, Commission & Committee Meetings
January 13, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Utility Commission
January 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Farmers Market Association Board
January 21, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Emergency Management Commission
January 25, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. Transportation Committee
January 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Planning & Zoning Commission
January 27, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Economic Development Committee



All agenda items listed above are eligible for discussion and action unless otherwise specifically noted.  This notice of meeting is posted in accordance with Chapter 551, Government Code, Vernon's Texas Codes. Annotated.  In addition, the City Council may consider a vote to excuse the absence of any City Council Member for absence from this meeting.

Due to the Texas Governor Order, Hays County Order, City of Dripping Springs Disaster Declaration, and Center for Disease Control guidelines related to COVID-19, a quorum of this body could not be gathered in one place, and this meeting will be conducted through videoconferencing.  Texas Government Code Sections 551.045; 551.125; and 551.127.

I certify that this notice of meeting was posted at the City of Dripping Springs City Hall and website,, on January 8, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.