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Date: September 9, 2013

 

 

AGENDA

 

STATE OF TEXAS )(

CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(

COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(

SEPTEMBER 09, 2013 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 09, 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 Jim Towne, Friendswood Friends 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 regarding the City’s Fiscal Year 2013-14 General Fund Budget
B. Discussion with the Planning and Zoning Commission regarding:
    
In-home daycare facilities
    
Amending the Zoning Ordinance to add definition and requirements for
      
Farmer’s Markets
C. Discussion regarding FEMA’s proposed insurance rate changes to flood maps
D. Discussion regarding pedestrian bridge connecting Stevenson Park and Old
    
City Park

6. Special Recognition and Acknowledgments
A. *****Special Presentation of the Five Star Spirit Employee Award for the
Second Quarter of 2013 to Norm Stuart, Safety and Training Coordinator*****

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. Public Hearings
To receive comments from the public, both oral and written, regarding:
A. Amendment of the land use assumptions and Capital Improvements Plan and the imposition of an impact fee
B. The proposed Fiscal Year 2013-2014 General Operating Budget for the City of Friendswood

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 collection report from Delinquent Tax Attorney Mike Darlow
B. Annual report from Galveston County Economic Alliance President Don Gartman

11. City Manager’s Report
A. National Night Out Event
B. Police Department’s Home and Business Security Meeting
C. Emergency Management Performance Grant Audit

12. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a contract with Galveston County Health District for Water    Pollution Control and Abatement services and authorize the Mayor to execute the contract.

13. Discussion and possible action regarding approving an agreement with Galveston County for election services for a November Bond Election and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding approving an agreement with Harris
     
County for election services for a November Bond Election and authorizing the
     
Mayor to execute the agreement.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a contract with SirsiDynix for Library Automation software and maintenance.

16. Discussion and possible action regarding authorizing the Mayor to execute a license agreement with Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District for the use of the Baker Road Detention Pond for park purposes.

17. Discussion and possible action regarding the proposed ad valorem tax rate for 2013 (Fiscal Year October 01, 2013 through September 30, 2014), and to place a proposal to adopt a rate on the October 07, 2013 City Council agenda.

18. Discussion and possible action regarding approving acceptance of the 2011 Sub- Recipient award of the Homeland Security Grant Program and Urban Area Security Initiative and authorizing the Mayor to execute the documents.

19. Resolutions
A. Resolution R2013-14: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Galveston/Harris   Counties, nominating a candidate for a position on the Board of Directors of the Harris County Appraisal District for
2014-2015.
B. Resolution R2013-15: A resolution of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Galveston/Harris counties, submitting a nomination(s) to the Board of Directors of the Galveston Central Appraisal District for 2014-2015.
C. Resolution R2013-16: A resolution of the City of Friendswood Texas, urging amendments or revisions to the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 recently passed by the U.S. Congress; directing the City Secretary to send a certified and true copy of the resolution to all State and Federal legislators; making various findings and provisions related to the subject.
D. Resolution R2013-17: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, consenting to the addition of land to West Ranch Management District.

20. Ordinances
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
A. Ordinance No. T2013-28: (Title: Second and Final 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.
B. Ordinance T2013-30: (Title: First reading of an ordinance updating Appendix C "Zoning," "Amendments," Subsection D. "Notice of joint hearings," to comply with H.B. 674, effective September 1, 2013, relating to providing notice of certain proposed municipal zoning changes to a school district) An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C – "Zoning," Section 15, "Amendments," Subsection D. "Notice of joint hearings," by revising and updating notice requirements for amendments to comply with H.B. 674 requiring notice of certain proposed municipal zoning changes to school districts; repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent or in conflict herewith; providing for severability; and providing for effective date of September 1, 2013.
C. Ordinance T2013-32: (Title: First and final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment XIV 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 XIV" 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.
D. Ordinance T2013-33: (Title: First and final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment XV 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 XV" 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.

21. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers?

22. Consent Agenda
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
A. Approving an Interlocal agreement with the City of League City for Breath Alcohol Testing for the Friendswood Police Department
B. Approving an Interlocal agreement with the North Texas Council of Governments (NTCOG) for Actuarial Shared Services and authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement
C. Approving excusing the absence of Councilmember Carl Gustafson from the August 5, 2013, Council Meeting
D. Approving excusing the absence of Councilmember Pat McGinnis from the September 9, 2013, Council Meeting
E. Authorizing the acceptance of public paving and utility improvements associated with the Blackhawk Boulevard, Oak Vista Drive, and Wandering Trail projects into the contractor’s one-year maintenance period
F. Authorizing the acceptance of public paving and utility improvements for West Lakes Section 3, West Ranch into the contractor’s one-year maintenance period
G. Approving acceptance of the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) award from the Texas Division of Emergency Management and authorizing the Mayor to execute the grant documents
H. Approving a banner permit application for Friendswood Girls Softball Association for September 9-20, 2013
I. Accepting the July 2013 Property Tax Report
J. Approving the Minutes of the July 01, 2013, Council Meeting

23. 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 SEPTEMBER 06, 2013, AT 5:20 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.