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Date: October 7, 2013

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS                              )(

CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD                   )(

COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(

OCTOBER 07, 2013                            )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 07, 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 Danny Mercer, Friendswood Church of Christ

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. 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 551.071: Consultation with attorney concerning pending or contemplated litigation; a settlement offer; or a matter in which the duty of the attorney requires it. (Wight Realty Interests, Ltd. vs. City of Friendswood)

6. WORK SESSION

A. Discussion with the Community and Economic Development Committee regarding FM 528 Strategy
B. Discussion with the Parks and Recreation Board regarding changes to the Policies and Procedures for City Parks
C. Discussion regarding the November 5 Bond Election
D. Discussion regarding a request for a fifth bond issuance from West Ranch Management District

7. JOINT PUBLIC HEARINGS
To receive comments from the public, both oral and written, regarding:
 

A. Zone classification change request for 400 E. Parkwood Ave., also known as Friendswood Retirement Living Center (plat) being a tract of land containing 13.3288 acres out of Lots 3 thru 6, Block 8, of Antoinette Voss Subdivision and also being a portion of the replat of "The Park", located in the Sarah McKissick League, Galveston County, Texas, to amend Specific Use Permit No. 86-14 to clarify the previously approved "Retirement Home for the Ambulatory Elderly" by adding NAICS Use #6233 Community Care Facilities for the Elderly and to amend the previously approved site plan by adding a new building and altering an existing building.
B. Amending Appendix C, Zoning Ordinance of the City of Friendswood Code of Ordinances, regarding amendments to Section 8. Supplemental District Regulations, M. Commercial Activities and Outdoor Sales by adding regulations for Farmers Markets.
C. Zone classification change request for a tract of land containing .333 acres, Lot 1, Block 1, of Winding Hollow located at 107 Shadwell, Galveston County, Texas, to amend Specific Use Permit No. 2011-11 and allow NAICS Use #812112 Beauty Salons.
D. Zone classification change request from Planned Unit Development (PUD) No. 2004-13 to Community Shopping Center (CSC) and Single Family Residential (SFR) at 3801 FM 528, being a total of 135.778 acres:

1. Tract 1 from PUD to SFR: 123.20 acre tract of land situated in the Sarah McKissick Survey, Harris County, Texas.
2. Tract 2 from PUD to CSC: 3.197 acre tract of land situated in the Sarah McKissick Survey, Harris County, Texas.
3. Tract 3 from PUD to CSC: 9.4 acre tract of land situated in the Sarah McKissick Survey, Harris County, Texas.

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 Senior Citizens Advisory Committee Chair Paul Gordner
B. Annual Report from Dan Seal, Executive Director with Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP)

10. City Manager’s Report

A. Eleventh Annual Broker/Developer Event
B. Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department Open House
C. Keep Friendswood Beautiful’s Fall Haul-A-Day
D. Update on the City’s Round 1 and Round 2.2 Community Development Block Grant–Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) projects
E. November 5 Bond Election Events

11. Discussion and possible action regarding approving appointments/ reappointments to the following Boards, Committees, and Commissions:

A. Fourth of July Steering Committee
B. Investment Committee
C. Keep Friendswood Beautiful
D. Library Board Alternates
E. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
F. Senior Citizen Advisory Committee

12. Discussion and possible action regarding approving Traffic Calming measures in Northfield Estates.

13. Discussion and possible action regarding the disposition of RFP No. 2013-08, Utility Rates Study.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a contract with Motorola for dispatch consoles in the Police Department.

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

16. Discussion and possible action regarding accepting or rejecting a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission regarding a zone change request for 135.778 acres at 3801 FM 528 (Whitcomb Property).

17. Resolution
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

A. Resolution R2013-19: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, approving the fifth Bond Issuance of the West Ranch Management District, for the proposed amount of $1,270,000.

18. Ordinances
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

A. Ordinance No. T2013-30: (Title: Second and Final 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.
B. Ordinance No. T2013-34: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment XVI 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 XVI" 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. T2013-35: Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance updating impact fees and creating new Article III "Impact Fees" to Chapter 74 "Taxation" of the City Code of Ordinances for regulation of subject) An ordinance amending the code of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Chapter 74 "Taxation" to create a new Article III, "Impact Fees", for purposes of amending and updating Land Use Assumptions and Capital Improvements Plan for Impact Fees (Impact Fees), pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code annotated, § 395.001 ET. SEQ., providing provisions for adequate public facilities to serve new development by requiring each such development to pay its pro rata share of the costs, fee assessment, calculation and connection; the use of proceeds; provision for appeals, refunds and related matters; providing a penalty in an amount not to exceed $500 for violation of any provisions hereof by inclusion in the Code of Ordinances; repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent or in conflict herewith; providing for severability; and providing for notice and effective date.
D. Ordinance No. T2013-36: (Title: First reading of an ordinance adopting revisions to Appendix C "Zoning," Section 8, "Supplementary District Regulations," Subsection M. "Commercial Activities and Outdoor Sales," Subpart 2 "Outdoor Sales" by adding a new Subparagraph K. "Farmers Markets" with associated definition and regulations for such use) An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C – "Zoning," Section 8, "Supplementary District Regulations," Subsection M., "Commercial Activities and Outdoor Sales," Subpart 2 "Outdoor Sales," to allow for Farmers Markets, by adding a new Subparagraph K. "Farmers Markets," defining and regulating such use; providing a penalty for violation in an amount not to exceed $2000, or as otherwise provided by law; repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent or in conflict herewith; and providing for severability.
E. Ordinance No. T2013-37: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting the City of Friendswood, Texas, General Budget for the Fiscal Year 2013/2014) An ordinance approving and adopting the City of Friendswood, Texas, General Budget for the Fiscal Year 2013/2014; making appropriations for the City for such Fiscal Year as reflected in said budget, and making certain findings and containing certain provisions relating to the subject.
F. Ordinance No. T2013-38: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance providing for the levy and collection of ad valorem taxes of the City of Friendswood, Texas, for the tax year commencing October 1, 2013 and ending September 30, 2014) An ordinance providing for the levy and collection of ad valorem taxes of the City of Friendswood, Texas, for the tax year commencing October 1, 2013 and ending September 30, 2014; providing the date on which such taxes shall be due and payable; providing for penalty and interest on all taxes not timely paid; providing for severability; and repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent or in conflict herewith.
G. Ordinance No. T2013-39: (Title: First reading of an ordinance amending Ordinance 84-16 Planned Unit Development – Specific Use Permit (PUD-SUP), for 400 East Parkwood Avenue, Friendswood, Galveston County, Texas, being more specifically described in Exhibit "A", located in the "Community Overlay District" (COD), to clarify and approve permitted use as NAICS #623, "Nursing and Residential Care Facilities" in place of the previously approved "Retirement Home for the Ambulatory Elderly" use; allowing revision of the prior site plan for addition of a new 2-story building for 20 new assisted living units, alternative exterior façade materials, the alteration of an existing building by removing 16 independent living quarters and converting the interior for 5 assisted living units and 14 Alzheimer’s care units, providing for setback requirements and related amendments for such purposes as depicted in attached Exhibit "B", but otherwise subject to the prior regulations, restrictions, and conditions of Ordinance 84-16 and specific conditions herein) An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C – "Zoning," by amending Planned Unit Development-Specific Use Permit (PUD-SUP) Ordinance 84-16 creating PUD #1 for 400 East Parkwood Avenue, Friendswood retirement living center, a 13.3288 acre tract of land out of Lots 3 thru 6, Block 8 of the Antoinette Voss Subdivision as recorded in Volume 254-A, Page 9 of Galveston County Clerk’s records, and also being a portion of the replat of "The Park" as recorded in Plat Book 17, Maps 85-86, Galveston County plat records, located in the Sarah McKissick League Survey Abstract 151, Friendswood, Galveston County, Texas, more specifically described in Exhibit "A", attached hereto, located in the "Community Overlay District" (COD); to clarify and approve use as NAICS #623 "Nursing and Residential Care Facilities" in place of the previously approved "Retirement Home for the Ambulatory Elderly" use, allowing revision of the prior site plan for addition of a new 2-story building for 20 new assisted living units, alternative exterior facade materials, alteration of an existing building by removing 16 independent living quarters, converting the interior for 5 assisted living units and 14 Alzheimer’s Care Units, providing for setback requirements and related amendments for such purposes as depicted in Exhibit "B", attached hereto, but otherwise subject to the prior regulations, restrictions, and conditions of Ordinance 84-16 and specific conditions herein; and providing a penalty in an amount not to exceed $2,000 for each day of violation of any provision hereof; and providing for severability.
H. Ordinance T2013-40: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance supplementing Ordinance No. 2013-31 calling a Bond Election on November 5, 2013) An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, supplementing Ordinance No. 2013-31 calling a Bond Election to be held within the City on November 5, 2013; making provision for the conduct of the election; and containing other provisions incidental thereto.
I. Ordinance T2013-41: (Title: First reading of an ordinance changing the zoning classification of a .333 acre tract of land located at 107 Shadwell Lane, as more specifically described hereafter, by granting to property owner an additional Specific Use Permit (PUD-SUP) amendment to allow for NAICS Use #812112 "Beauty Salons," in addition to the uses and any applicable conditions or regulations contained in prior Ordinance 2011-11 for the subject property, correcting prior Ordinances 99-26 and 2000-38 relating thereto, and clarifying prior ordinances in relation to the property located at the subject address) An ordinance amending Appendix "C" of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, being the Zoning Ordinance of the City, by amending the zoning classification of a .333 acre tract of land, located at 107 Shadwell Lane , Lot 1, Block 1 of Winding Hollow , according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Record 18, Map Number 1062 in the Map Records of Galveston County, Friendswood, Texas, providing for the granting of an amendment to the Specific Use Permit (PUD-SUP) approved by Ordinance 2011-11 on May 5, 2011, to allow for NAICS Use #812112 "Beauty Salons," in addition to the uses and any applicable conditions or regulations contained in prior Ordinance 2011-11 for the subject property; correcting prior ordinances 99-26 and 2000-38 clarifying prior ordinances in relation to the property located at the subject address; 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.

19. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

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

A. Approving a Congregate Meal Program Interlocal Agreement with Galveston County Parks and Senior Services Department for the City’s Senior Citizen meal program
B. Authorizing amending the Economic Development agreement with Masa Sushi Japanese Restaurant to extend the construction commencement date for 90 days
C. Accepting the August 2013 Property Tax Report
D. Approving the Minutes of August 05, August 12, and August 26, 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 OCTOBER 03, 2013, AT 5:30 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.