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Date: June 3, 2013
Time: 4:30 PM

 

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
JUNE 03, 2013 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, JUNE 03, 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 Dana Aaronson, Friendswood Community 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 their recommendations for a possible Bond Election 
     B. Discussion regarding a request for a financing district from DR Horton

6. CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION – (Executive Conference Room/Adjacent to Council Chambers-City Hall)

     A. Communications from the Public regarding Executive Session topics 
     B. Council may convene into Executive Session in accordance with the Texas Government Code, pursuant to Section 551.071: Consultation with attorney concerning pending or contemplated litigation; a settlement offer; or a matter in which the duty of the attorney requires it. (Horn et. al. vs. City of Friendswood and Wight Realty Interests, Ltd. vs. City of Friendswood)

RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

7. Special Recognition and Acknowledgements

     A. State Representative Greg Bonnen will present K.C. Rodgers, Police Department Supervisor, with a resolution

8. Joint Public Hearings

     To receive comments from the public, both oral and written, regarding:

     A. Zone Classification change request for a tract of land containing 2.672 acres out of Tract 2F, Abstract 793, of August Whitlock Survey located at 2603 FM 528, Harris County, from Single Family Residential (SFR) to 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.

     B. Zone Classification change request for a tract of land containing 400 square foot area; out of Restricted Reserve A of Friendswood Square Subdivision located at 112 W. Edgewood Drive, Galveston County, from Community Shopping Center (CSC) to Community Shopping Center – Specific Use Permit (CSC-SUP) to allow NAICS Use #454 Non-store retailers.

     C. Zone Classification change request for a tract of land containing .1063 acres out of a portion of Lot 9, Block 2, Friendswood Subdivision located at 111 E. Willowick Avenue, Galveston County, from Downtown District (DD) to Planned Unit Development (PUD) to allow NAICS Use # 513 Broadcasting and Telecommunications.

9. 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)

10. Communications from Committees and Special Reports

     A. Annual Report from the Fourth of July Steering Committee Chair Anthony Scarpa

11. City Manager’s Report

     A. Friendswood’s Officer of the Year 
     B. Annual Consumer Confidence Report 
     C. Municipal Court Employees Retiring 
     D. Movies in the Park

12. Discussion and possible action regarding direction to Staff concerning the creation of the Georgetown project financing district.

13. Discussion and possible action regarding approving Progressive Waste Solutions’ request for a rate adjustment.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding concurrence with the Mayor’s appointments/ reappointments to fill a vacancy on the Community and Economic Development Committee.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding concurrence with the Mayor’s appointments/ reappointments to fill vacancies on the Fourth of July Steering Committee.

16. Resolution

     A. Resolution R2013-07: A joint resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood and the Board of Trustees of the Friendswood Independent School District providing for a Cooperative Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.

17. Ordinances
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Ordinance No. T2013-20: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment XI 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 XI" 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.

     B. Ordinance No. T2013-21: (Title: First 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.

     C. Ordinance No. T2013-22: (Title: First 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.

     D. Ordinance No. T2013-23: (Title: First 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.

     E. Ordinance No. T2013-24: (Title: First 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.

18. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

19. Consent Agenda
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract with Hill Sand Company for debris management services for emergency management purposes 
     B. Authorizing the Mayor to execute an amendment to the contract with Progressive Waste Solutions to include debris management services for emergency management purposes 
     C. Authorizing the final acceptance of public paving and utility improvements associated with the West Ranch Enclave at Lakeside project, and releasing the contractor from the one-year maintenance period 
     D. Approving an agreement with the YMCA for use of the Sesquicentennial Swimming Pool 
     E. Accepting the April 2013 Property Tax Report

20. 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 MAY 30, 2013, AT 4:45 PM.

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.