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Regular City Council Meeting

Date: February 3, 2014
Time: 4:30 PM
Location:
910 S. Friendswood Drive
Friendswood, TX 77546

 

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
FEBRUARY 03, 2014 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 03, 2014, 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 Mike Cervantes, New Hope 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 BOSC Inc., regarding the Bond Issuance Schedule and Steps involved in that process
    
B. Discussion regarding proposed amendments to the Sign Ordinance
    
C. Discussion regarding Water/Sewer Fund and Utility Projects
    
D. Discussion regarding a Retention Bonus for City Employees

6. Joint Public Hearings
   
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 7. Schedule of District Regulations regarding changes to the Permitted Use Table and Section 8.J. 4 through 9 and L to relocate language in the Permitted Use Table.
   
B. Amending Appendix C, Zoning Ordinance of the City of Friendswood Code of Ordinances, regarding amendments to Section 9.G. Specific Use Permits (SUP).

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 Animal Shelter Advisory Committee Chair Dr. Skip Young

9. City Manager’s Report 
    
A. Friendswood named one of the Safest Cities 
  
 B. Teen Court Coordinator receives Chamber of Commerce Award
   
C. Public Works Director Retiring from City

10. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a projects list and budget related to the Bond Projects.

11. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a purchase with Public Education/Government Access (PEG) funds for audio/visual upgrades in the Council Chambers.

12. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a contract for Lake Friendswood Phase I Perimeter Fencing.

13. Discussion and possible action regarding disposition of Bid No. 2013-09, Water Plant No. 2 Replacement, authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract and authorizing the appropriation of funds.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding disposition of Bid No. 2013-10, Water Plant No. 7 Replacement, authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract and authorizing the appropriation of funds.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a contract for election services with Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District.

16. Resolutions
     
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
     
A. Resolution R2014-04: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, designating the Mayor as the City’s representative in seeking eligible grant funds under the DJ – Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program for planning year 2015; and authorizing the submission of such grant application to the Criminal Justice Division of the Office of Governor.

     B. Resolution R2014-05: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, designating the Mayor as the City’s representative in seeking eligible grant funds under VA – Victims of Crime Act Formula grant program for planning year 2015; and authorizing the submission of such grant application to the Criminal Justice Division of the Office of Governor.

17. Ordinances
     
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
     
A. Ordinance T2014-02: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance rezoning a tract of land consisting of approximately 0.81 acres, (35,400 square feet), located at 118 W. Willowick Drive, Lot 1, Block 1, situated in the Jay Addition, a subdivision in Galveston County, Friendswood, Texas, (as more fully described herein), from Downtown District ("DD") to Downtown District/Specific Use Permit ("DD/SUP") for NAISC Use #6233, "Community Care Facilities") An ordinance amending Appendix "C" "Zoning", of the Code of Ordinance of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Section 3, "Provision for Official Zoning Map", rezoning the property generally located at 118 W. Willowick Drive, a tract of land of approximately 0.81 acres, being Lot 1 Block 1 situated in the Jay Addition, a subdivision in Galveston County, Friendswood, Texas, more fully described herein from the current designation of Downtown District ("DD") to Downtown District/Specific Use Permit ("DD/SUP"), permitting NAICS Use #6233 "Community Care Facilities", all as more specifically provided herein; providing for the 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.

     B. Ordinance T2014-03: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment IV to the Original General Budget of the City for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 to provide for supplemental appropriation and/or transfer of certain funds) An ordinance amending City of Friendswood, Texas, Ordinance No. 2013-37, passed and approved October 7, 2013, same being an ordinance approving and adopting the City’s General Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 by approving "Budget Amendment IV" to the "Original General Budget of the City of Friendswood, Texas, for the Fiscal Year 2013-2014"; providing for supplemental appropriation and/or transfer of certain funds; providing for severability; and providing other matters related to the subject.

     C. Ordinance T2014-04: (Title: First reading of an ordinance adopting revisions to City Code, Appendix C "Zoning," Section 9., "Administration and enforcement—Building permits and certificates of zoning compliance," Subsection G. "Specific Use Permits," relating to application procedures for such permits) An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C – "Zoning," Section 9., "Administration and enforcement—building permits and certificates of zoning compliance," Section G., "Specific Use Permits" Subsection 3., "Application Procedure," by revising, adding and updating application requirements for Specific Use Permits; 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.

     D. Ordinance T2014-05: (Title: First reading of an ordinance amending Appendix C "Zoning," Section 7, "Schedule of District Regulations," Paragraph P "Permitted Use Table" by amending and updating the "Permitted Use Table" as referenced in Exhibit "A" and relocating language from Section 8 "Supplementary District Regulations" to Section 7, "Schedule of District Regulations") An ordinance amending Appendix C – "Zoning," Section 7, "Schedule of District Regulations," Paragraph P. "Permitted Use Table" to replace the Permitted Use Table to be consistent with the 2012 NAICS and related revisions; relocating language from Appendix C, Zoning Ordinance Section 8 "Supplementary District Regulations," Paragraph J "Performance Standards," Subparagraph 4 through Subparagraph 9 and Paragraph L "Personal Care Facilities," to Section 7 "Schedule of District Regulations," Paragraph P "Permitted Uses," below the "Permitted Use Table Matrix;" 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 T2014-06: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance Ordering a City Election to be held on May 10, 2014) An ordinance of the City Council of Friendswood calling for the holding of a General Election on May 10, 2014, for the purpose of electing two (2) Councilmembers, (Position Numbers 2 and 5); ordering a Runoff Election on June 14, 2014, If necessary; and making other provisions related to the subject.

18. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

19. Consent Agenda
     
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
     
A. Authorizing the Mayor to execute an amendment to the License Agreement between American Tower, L.P. and the City of Friendswood allowing the City to modify its equipment at the Tower Site at 1606 Whitaker Drive
    
B. Authorize the Mayor to sign a letter consenting to American Tower’s request to modify AT&T equipment at the Tower Site at 1606 Whitaker Drive
    
C. Authorizing Council to invoke Rule 1 (A) of the Rules of Procedures to schedule the July City Council Meeting for July 14, 2014, instead of July 7, 2014, due to the Independence Day holiday
    
D. Accepting the December 2013 Property Tax Report
    
E. Approving the Minutes of the December 2, 2013, and January 11, 2014, Council Meetings 

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 JANUARY 30, 2014, 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.