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Date: July 1, 2013
Time: 4:30 PM

 

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
JULY 01, 2013 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, JULY 01, 2013, AT FRIENDSWOOD CITY HALL, COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 910 S. FRIENDSWOOD DRIVE, FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS, REGARDING THE ITEMS OF BUSINESS ACCORDING TO THE AGENDA LISTED BELOW:

4:30 PM – REGULAR MEETING

1. Call to order

2. Invocation – Pastor Ralph Hobratschk, Hope Lutheran Church

3. Pledge of Allegiance – United States and Texas (HONOR THE TEXAS FLAG; I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THEE, TEXAS, ONE STATE UNDER GOD, ONE AND INDIVISIBLE)

4. Communications from the Public
(To comply with provisions of the Open Meetings Act, the City Council may not deliberate on items discussed under this agenda item. The Council may refer this item to the City Manager or direct this item to be placed on the next regular Council agenda. PowerPoint presentations are not conducted during the citizen comment period)

5. WORK SESSION
   
A. Discussion with the Citizens Bond Advisory Group regarding recommendations for a
proposed Bond Election in November
   
B. Discussion with Creative Consumer Research regarding the Citizen Survey
   
C. Discussion regarding the City’s Fiscal Year 2013-14 General Fund Budget

6. Special Recognition and Acknowledgements
   
A. Presentation of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by Phyllis Rinehart, Controller for the City of La Porte, representing the Gulf Coast Government Finance Officers Association

7. Communications from the Public 
    
(To comply with provisions of the Open Meetings Act, the City Council may not deliberate on items discussed under this agenda item. The Council may refer this item to the City Manager or direct this item to be placed on the next regular Council agenda. PowerPoint presentations are not conducted during the citizen comment period)

8. Communications from Committees and Special Reports
   
A. Annual Report from the Friendswood Public Library Board Chair Mike Czarowitz

9. City Manager’s Report
   
A. Fourth of July Celebration
   
B. Progressive Waste Solutions Awards High School Scholarships
   
C. Police Department Communications Operators Recognized
   
D. Stevenson Park Splash Pad is Here!

10. Discussion and possible action regarding concurrence with the Mayor’s appointments/reappointments to Boards, Committees and Commissions for:
   
A. Planning and Zoning Commission
   
B. Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals
   
C. Community and Economic Development Committee
   
D. Friendswood Public Library Advisory Board

11. Discussion and possible action regarding disposition of Bid No. 2013-03 for FM 2351 and Blackhawk Blvd Traffic Signal.

12. Discussion and possible action regarding disposition of RFP No. 2013-04 for Professional Services for Monitoring of Debris Removal and Related Services and authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract for debris services for emergency management purposes.

13. Discussion and possible action regarding authorizing the Bond Counsel to prepare an Ordinance calling for a Bond Referendum.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding approving an instrument to amend the deed restrictions for Imperial Estates Section One.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding approving the layout and design of a pedestrian bridge connecting Stevenson Park and Old City Park.

16. Discussion and possible action regarding the election of the Mayor Pro Tem.

17. Discussion and possible action regarding the appointments of the City Council Liaisons to Committees, Boards, and Commissions.

18. Resolutions 
 
    A. Resolution R2013-09: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the temporary closure of FM 518 for the purpose of the 118th Annual Fourth of July Parade.
     
B. Resolution R2013-10: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, amending Rules of Procedure for the conduct of City Council meetings by amending Rule 16 in order to include an Item 14. Adjournment; and repealing all other resolutions inconsistent or in conflict herewith.

19. Ordinances 
     
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
     
A. Ordinance No. T2013-21: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 58 of the Code of Ordinances pertaining to the possession or discharge of weapons within a park) An ordinance amending Chapter 58 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, to provide for consistency with State laws governing the possession of firearms within City parks; and providing for severability.
    
B. Ordinance No. T2013-22: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance amending the zoning classification for property located at 112 W. Edgewood Drive, a 400 square foot area out of Restricted Reserve A of the Friendswood Square Subdivision plat, as recorded under Volume 2005A, Page 62 of the map records of Galveston County, located in the Perry and Austin Lower League, Galveston County, Texas, from "Community Shopping Center" (CSC) to "Community Shopping Center – Specific Use Permit" (CSC-SUP) to allow NAICS Use #454, Non-store retailers) An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C – "Zoning," by amending the zoning classification for 112 W. Edgewood Drive, a 400 square foot area out of Restricted Reserve A of the Friendswood Square Subdivision plat, as recorded under Volume 2005A, Page 62 of the map records of Galveston County, located in the Perry and Austin Lower League, Galveston County, Texas; rezoning such property from "Community Shopping Center" (CSC) to "Community Shopping Center – Specific Use Permit" (CSC-SUP) to allow NAICS Use #454, Non-store retailers; providing for amendment of the Official Zoning Map; providing a penalty in an amount not to exceed $2,000 for each day of violation of any provision hereof; and providing for severability.
    
C. Ordinance No. T2013-23: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance approving a zoning classification change for property generally described as 2603 FM 528, a 2.672 acre tract out of Tract 2F, Abstract 793, August Whitlock Survey, Harris County, Friendswood, Texas, from Single Family Residential Dwelling District (SFR) to a Planned Unit Development (PUD); to allow NAICS Use #22112 Electric Power Transmission, Control, and Distribution, to accommodate the existing electric station; and to allow NAICS Use #513 Broadcasting and Telecommunications, to accommodate the existing tower and permit the construction of an additional tower) An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C, "Zoning", Section 3, "provision for Official Zoning Map", by changing the zoning classification for property generally described as 2603 FM 528, a 2.672 acre tract out of Tract 2F, Abstract 793, August Whitlock Survey, Harris County, Friendswood, Texas, from Single Family Residential Dwelling District (SFR) to a Planned Unit Development (PUD); to allow NAICS Use #22112 Electric Power Transmission, Control, and Distribution, to accommodate the existing electric station; to allow NAICS Use #513 Broadcasting and Telecommunications, to accommodate the existing tower and permit the construction of an additional tower, pursuant to the attached site plan; providing for an amendment of the City’s Official Zoning Map; providing for a penalty in an amount not to exceed $2,000 for each day of violation of any provision hereof; and providing for severability.
     
D. Ordinance No. T2013-24: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance approving a zoning classification change for property generally described as 111 E. Willowick Avenue, a tract of land consisting of .1063 acres (4,632 sq. ft.), being a portion of Lot 9, Block 2, Friendswood Subdivision out of the Sarah McKissick Survey, Abstract 151, as recorded in Volume 254-A, Page 18, G.C.M.R., Galveston County, Texas, from "Downtown District" (DD) to "Planned Unit Development" (PUD); to allow NAICS Use # 513 "Broadcasting and Telecommunications;" to accommodate the existing tower and to permit the addition of new antennas and associated equipment onto the existing tower and expansion of the subject site for such purposes) An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C, "Zoning", Section 3, "provision for Official Zoning Map", by changing the zoning classification for property, generally described as 111 E. Willowick Avenue, a tract of land consisting of .1063 acres (4,632 sq. ft.), being a portion of Lot 9, Block 2, Friendswood Subdivision out of the Sarah McKissick Survey, Abstract 151, as recorded in Volume 254-A, Page 18, G.C.M.R., Galveston County, Texas, "Downtown District" (DD) to "Planned Unit Development" (PUD); to allow NAICS Use # 513 "Broadcasting and Telecommunications;" to accommodate the existing tower and to permit the addition of new antennas and associated equipment onto the existing tower and expansion of the site for such purposes pursuant to the attached site plan; providing for an amendment of the City’s Official Zoning Map; providing for a penalty in an amount not to exceed $2,000 for each day of violation of any provision hereof; and providing for severability.
    
E. Ordinance No. T2013-25: (Title: First and Final reading of an Ordinance adopting Budget Amendment XII to the Original General Budget of the City for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 to provide for supplemental appropriation and/or transfer of certain funds) An ordinance amending City of Friendswood, Texas, Ordinance No. 2012-26, passed and approved October 1, 2012, same being an ordinance approving and adopting the City’s General Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 by approving "Budget Amendment XII" to the "Original General Budget of the City of Friendswood, Texas, for the Fiscal Year 2012-2013"; providing for supplemental appropriation and/or transfer of certain funds; providing for severability; and providing other matters related to the subject.
    
F. Ordinance No. T2013-26: (Title: First reading of an ordinance approving an amendment to Ordinance No. 2012-04 approving an annual rate adjustment for solid waste collection and disposal) An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2012-04 in order to approve an annual rate adjustment as provided for in the City of Friendswood – IESI Solid Waste franchise.

20. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers
    
A. Councilmember McGinnis – Declaration of Independence

21. Consent Agenda
    
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
    
A. Accepting the May 2013 Property Tax Report
    
B. Approving the Minutes of the April 01, April 08, May 06, and May 20, 2013, Council Meetings

22. Adjournment

This facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Requests for accommodations or interpretive service must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting. Please contact the City Secretary's Office at (281) 996-3270 for further information.

I, MELINDA WELSH, CITY SECRETARY OF THE CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL WAS POSTED IN A PLACE CONVENIENT TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN COMPLIANCE WITH CHAPTER 551, TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, ON JUNE 27, 2013, AT 3:55 PM.

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MELINDA WELSH, TRMC
CITY SECRETARY

**All meetings of City Council are open to the public, except when there is a necessity to meet in an Executive Session (closed to the public) under the provisions of Section 551, Texas Government Code. The City Council reserves the right to convene into Executive Session to hear any of the above described agenda items that qualify for an executive session by publicly announcing the applicable section number of the Open Meetings Act.