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City Council Meeting (Amended Agenda)

Date: March 3, 2014

 

 

AMENDED

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS                                     )(

CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD                        )(

COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(

MARCH 03, 2014                                       )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 5:00 PM ON MONDAY, MARCH 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:

5:00 PM – REGULAR MEETING
1. Call to order

2. Invocation – Pastor David Bridges, 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 with Royce Gray regarding IESI/Progressive Waste Solutions
B. Discussion regarding the Multi-Year Financial Plan and Capital Improvements Projects
C. Discussion regarding the creation of a new City Committee
D. Discussion regarding proposed amendments to the Sign Ordinance
E. Discussion regarding recognition programs of the City

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; regarding pending or contemplated litigation (William Langdon vs. City of Friendswood); to receive legal advice regarding provision of services (Alpha-Lee Enterprises, Inc.)

7. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

8. Special Recognition and Acknowledgements
A. *****Special Presentation of the Five Star Spirit Employee Award for the Fourth Quarter of 2013 to Stephanie Price, Communications Operator in the Police Department*****
B. 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) from auditors Weaver and Tidwell, LLP, with Kevin Sanford, CPA

9. 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 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.

10. 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)

11. Communications from Committees and Special Reports
A. Annual Report from the Planning and Zoning Commission Chair Mark McLean

12. City Manager’s Report
A. Government Treasurers’ Organization of Texas Award
B. TxDOT Road Project on FM 2351
C. Municipal Court Warrant Round-Up
D. Spring Sparkle City-Wide Cleanup

13. Discussion and possible action regarding disposition of Bid No. 2014-01, for Paving Improvements to Friendswood Link Road.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a contract with Hall, Barnum, Lucchesi Architects for architectural services for the Friendswood Public Library project.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding approving an Interlocal Agreement with the Houston-Galveston Subsidence District to participate in the Water Wise Conservation Program and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement.

16. Discussion and possible action regarding authorizing the Mayor to execute the Authorization for Expenditures (AFE) for Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority (GCWDA) to proceed with a study of Blackhawk Wastewater Treatment Plant’s hydraulic loading capabilities.

17. Discussion and possible action regarding approving an License and Indemnity Agreement by and between RB & VN Partners, LLC, and the City for property located at FM 2351 and Woodlawn.

18. Resolutions
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
A. Resolution R2014-06: A resolution of the City of Friendswood, Texas, authorizing aerial spraying over Friendswood by the Galveston County Mosquito Control District for the County-Wide Mosquito Control Program.
B. Resolution R2014-07: A resolution expressing official intent to reimburse costs of projects approved in the November 5, 2013, City Bond Election.

19. Ordinances
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
A. Ordinance No. T2014-04: (Title: Second and Final 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.
B. Ordinance No. 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.
C. Ordinance No. T2014-07: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment V 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 V" to the "Original General Budget of the City of Friendswood, Texas, for the Fiscal Year 2013-2014"; providing for supplemental appropriations and/or transfer of certain funds; providing for severability; and providing other matters related to the subject.
D. Ordinance No. T2014-08: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance cancelling the City’s May 10, 2014, General Election) An ordinance of the City of Friendswood, Texas, declaring the unopposed candidates for City Council Position 2, Billy Enochs and City Council Position 5, John Scott, elected; cancelling the May 10, 2014 Election for such positions; providing for severability; and repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent or in conflict herewith.

20. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

21. Consent Agenda
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
A. Approving a Memorandum of Understanding with Friendswood Independent School District for the donation of City Equipment to the District
B. Authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract with CrowderGulf for debris management services for emergency management purposes
C. Authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract with Ceres Environmental Services for debris management services for emergency management purposes
D. Approving a banner permit application for the Friendswood Area Swim Team to advertise their registration from March 24 - April 7, 2014
E. Authorizing disposal of two Police Department vehicles through Houston Auto Auction and in accordance with the Vehicle Replacement Fund
F. Accepting the January 2014 Property Tax Report
G. Approving the minutes of the January 13, 2014, Council Meeting

22. 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 551.074 – Personnel Matters; to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee. (Evaluation of the City Manager)

RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

23. Consideration and possible action regarding the annual evaluation of the City Manager.

24. 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 FEBRUARY 28, 2014, AT 5:00 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.