Pflugerville City Council recap: 3 things to know from Jan. 26 meeting

From ongoing EMS service discussions to bond project updates, here are three things to know from Pflugerville City Council's Jan. 26 meeting. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)
From ongoing EMS service discussions to bond project updates, here are three things to know from Pflugerville City Council's Jan. 26 meeting. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)

From ongoing EMS service discussions to bond project updates, here are three things to know from Pflugerville City Council's Jan. 26 meeting. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)

Missed out on Pflugerville City Council's Jan. 26 meeting? Here are three key things to know from council discussions.

Pflugerville City Council postpones vote on ESD district overlay, seeks additional EMS funding options

Pflugerville City Council voted Jan. 26 to delay a vote consenting to a resolution for the Travis County Emergency Services District No. 17 overlay proposal. Council has until Feb. 8 to decide whether to consent to the resolution and allow its inclusion on the May ballot.

If council were to approve the resolution, it would not authorize an immediate creation of a new ESD, but it would allow voters to decide via an election. Alongside the postponement, council also voted to hire AP Triton as a consultant for a fire and EMS assessment.

The assessment is designed to outline alternative funding solutions for EMS, advanced life support and transport services within the city.

To read more about the city of Pflugerville's ongoing EMS discussions, click here.

Pflugerville transportation, parks and rec bond projects forge ahead

Following voter approval of a combined $191 million bond package in November that included parks, transportation and recreation center propositions, the city moved ahead on bringing the projects to fruition. Council approved a professional consulting services contract with Vanir Construction Management Inc. for park projects, in addition to approval of a professional engineering services contract with Freese & Nichols Inc. for transportation projects. Both contracts were approved on consent, meaning council held no public discussions on the items prior to voting.

For a recap on the November bond election propositions and projects, click here.

33-acre annexation approved for future wine distributor site

Pflugerville City Council approved Jan. 26 the annexation of 33 acres of land to host operations of Republic National Distributing Co., a wine and spirits distributor. The item was approved on consent, meaning no additional discussion was held by council prior to the vote.

A prior version of the annexation request included 160 acres of land under consideration, with the 33-acre distribution site incorporated into the request. However, a second reading—initially scheduled for Dec. 8—was postponed to Jan. 12 and moved forward with the 33-acre request only.

Council approved a performance agreement between RNDC and the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. in November 2019 along with an announcement that RNDC would relocate and expand its operations to Pflugerville.

In relocating to Texas, RNDC has engaged in a $27 million capital investment in a 250,000-square-foot facility and plans to employ 304 full-time jobs, according to a November 2019 PCDC news release.

For more background on RNDC'S upcoming distribution site, click here.


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REVL Social Club offers bar food and cocktails with games such as Jenga and Connect 4 for guests to use. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
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