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Friendswood City Council Meeting

Date: August 5, 2013
Time: 4:30 PM

 

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
AUGUST 05, 2013 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, AUGUST 05, 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 McCauley Austin, Friendswood Baptist 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 David Quin, Program Manager from Public Power Pool regarding the method in which the City purchases electricity
    
B. Discussion regarding the City’s Fiscal Year 2013-14 General Fund Budget
    
C. Discussion regarding Alcohol in the City Parks
    
D. Discussion regarding voting details and options for the proposed November Election

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

     A. Communications from the Public regarding Executive Session topics.
     B. Council will convene into Executive Session in accordance with the Texas Government Code, pursuant to Section 551.087 – Deliberation regarding Economic Development Negotiations; to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect.

7. Joint Public Hearing
    
To receive comments from the public, both oral and written, regarding: 
     
A. Amending Appendix C, Zoning Ordinance of the City of Friendswood Code of Ordinances, regarding amendments to Section 15.D, Notice of Joint Public Hearings, regarding notice requirements to school districts.

8. 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)

9. Communications from Committees and Special Reports

     A. Annual report from the Community and Economic Development Committee

10. City Manager’s Report

     A. Report on 2013 Fourth of July Celebration
    
B. City Earns Fourth Consecutive State Comptroller’s Gold Leadership Circle Award for Financial Transparency
    
C. Friendswood’s Joycina Baker receives Award
    
D. Update on Current Park Projects
    
E. City Awarded TxDOT’s Transportation Enhancement Program Grant

11. Discussion and possible action regarding concurrence with the Mayor’s appointments to fill vacancies on Boards, Committees and Commissions for:

     A. Animal Shelter Advisory Committee
    
B. Senior Citizen Advisory Committee
    
C. Zoning Board of Adjustment and Appeals

12. Discussion and possible action regarding concurrence with the Mayor’s re-appointment to the West Ranch Management District Board.

13. Discussion and possible action regarding approving the dedication of an easement in Leavesley Park to Texas-New Mexico Power for utility maintenance at Lift Station No. 6 and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding accepting a donation of two scoreboards for Centennial Park and authorizing an appropriation for the installation costs for the scoreboards.

RECESS THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

CONVENE A MEETING OF THE CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST PER THE POSTED AGENDA
ADJOURN THE CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST MEETING

RECONVENE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

15. Discussion and possible action regarding authorizing the monthly transfer of funds from the City of Friendswood to the City of Friendswood Employee Benefit Trust.

16. Discussion and possible action regarding adding a sales tax election to the November ballot.

17. Resolutions

     A. Resolution R2013-11: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, establishing the date, time and place for a Public Hearing on the amendment of land use assumptions, Capital Improvements Plan and Impact Fees for Friendswood and its extraterritorial jurisdiction; and providing for the effective date thereof.
    
B. Resolution R2013-12: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, approving an advance funding agreement with the State of Texas for construction and maintenance of a landscape development project along FM 2351 between FM 518 and Beamer Road.
     C. Resolution R2013-13: A resolution of the City of Friendswood, Texas, dedicating the use of real property as Municipal Park Land and declaring its acceptance and inclusion into 1776 Memorial Park; and repealing all other resolutions inconsistent or in conflict herewith.

18. Ordinances
     Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
    
A. Ordinance No. T2013-26: (Title: Second and Final 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.
    
B. Ordinance No. T2013-27: (Title: First and Final reading of an Ordinance adopting Budget Amendment XIII 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 XIII" 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.
    
C. Ordinance No. T2013-28: (Title: First reading of an ordinance deleting the current regulations contained in Chapter 14, Article VII "Substandard Buildings and Structures" in its entirety, and substituting new provisions in place thereof under the same title, creating a Building and Standards Commission commensurate with and as an extension of the powers and duties of the Board of Adjustment) An ordinance amending Chapter 14 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, entitled "Buildings and Building Regulations," Article VII, entitled "Substandard Buildings and Structures," by deleting the subject Article VII, in its entirety, substituting new provisions in place thereof under the same title updating the subject regulations and creating a Building and Standards Commission commensurate with and as an extension of the powers and duties of the Board of Adjustment, pursuant to Chapters 54 and 214 of the Texas Local Government Code; establishing new procedures; repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent or in conflict herewith; providing for severability; and providing for penalties in an amount not to exceed $2,000.00 unless otherwise specified herein.

19. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers
      
A. Councilmember McGinnis – Comments regarding reports and tools for budgetary and bond consideration

20. Consent Agenda
    
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
    
A. Authorizing the Police Department to dispose of three city vehicles through Houston Auto Auction
    
B. Authorizing Council to invoke Rule 1(A) of the Rules of Procedure to schedule the September City Council meeting for September 9, 2013, due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 2, 2013
    
C. Authorizing Council to invoke Rule 1(A) of the Rules of Procedure to schedule a second regular meeting in August for Monday, August 12, 2013, at 7 p.m., for the purpose of approving an Ordinance to call a Special Election for a Bond Referendum on Tuesday, November 5, 2013
    
D. Approving excusing the absence of Councilmember John Scott from the July 1, 2013, Council Meeting
    
E. Authorizing the acceptance of improvements associated with the Surface Water Plant 2, Phase II Upgrade Facilities Project, into the contractor’s one-year maintenance period
    
F. Authorizing final acceptance of public utility improvements for the FM 2351/Beamer Road Utilities Project, releasing the contractor from the one-year maintenance period
    
G. Authorizing final acceptance of the Water Plant No. 6 Rehabilitation Project, releasing the contractor from the one-year maintenance period
    
H. Authorizing final acceptance of natural gas emergency generators for Water Plant No. 2 and Surface Water Plant No. 1, releasing the contractor from the one-year maintenance period
    
I. Authorizing final acceptance of natural gas emergency generators for Fire Stations No. 1 and 2, releasing the contractor from the one-year maintenance period.
    
J. Accepting the June 2013 Property Tax Report
    
K. Approving the Minutes of the June 03 and June 22, 2013, Council Meetings

21. 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 AUGUST 01, 2013, AT 5:30 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.