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05-05-14 City Council Meeting

Date: May 5, 2014

 

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS                                      )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD                         )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS  )(
MAY 05, 2014                                               )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 5:30 PM ON MONDAY, MAY 05, 2014, AT FRIENDSWOOD CITY HALL, COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 910 S. FRIENDSWOOD DRIVE, FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS, REGARDING THE ITEMS OF BUSINESS ACCORDING TO THE AGENDA LISTED BELOW:

5:30 PM – REGULAR MEETING

1. Call to order

2. Invocation – Pastor McCauley Austin, Friendswood United Methodist 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. 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 (Wight Realty Interests, Ltd. vs City of Friendswood)

6. WORK SESSION
A. Discussion regarding an update on Bond-funded Capital Projects
B. Discussion regarding amending the utility services contract with West Ranch Management District

7. Special Recognition and Acknowledgements
A. *****Special Presentation of the Five Star Spirit Employee Award for the First Quarter of 2014 to Maggie Townsend, Municipal Court Clerk *****

8. Joint Public Hearings
To receive comments from the public, both oral and written, regarding:
A. Zone classification change request from Planned Unit Development (PUD) Ordinance No. 2004-13 to Community Shopping Center (CSC) and Single Family Residential (SFR) at 3801 FM 528, being a total of 135.778 acres:
                   
Tract 1 from PUD to SFR: 123.20 acre tract of land situated in the Sarah McKissick Survey, Harris County, Texas 
                    
Tract 2 from PUD to CSC: 3.197 acre tract of land situated in the Sarah McKissick Survey, Harris County, Texas
                   
Tract 3 from PUD to CSC: 9.4 acre tract of land situated in the Sarah McKissick Survey, Harris County, Texas
B. Zone classification change request for a tract of land containing .5965 acres; being Reserve H, Block 17 of Forest Bend Section 3, Harris County, to change from Neighborhood Commercial (NC) to Neighborhood Commercial – Specific Use Permit (NC-SUP) to allow NAICS Use #4413 Automotive parts, accessories, and tire stores

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 report from Keep Friendswood Beautiful Chair Sherry Goen

11. City Manager’s Report
A. Report on Spring Sparkle Cleanup Event
B. The Mitch & Artha Wright Concerts in the Park
C. Memorial Day Ceremony
D. Hurricane Preparedness

12. Discussion and possible action regarding disposition of Bid No. 2014-03, for the Construction of Paving Improvements on Whispering Pines Avenue/Friendswood Link Road, authorizing the appropriation of funds and the Mayor to execute the contract.

13. Discussion and possible action regarding authorizing Staff to develop amendments to the Downtown District requirements related to non-conforming structures.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a contract with Jamail & Smith Construction, LP, for design services related to improvements at the Sportspark and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a contract with Hall, Barnum, Lucchesi Architects for design services related to the basketball pavilion at Centennial Park and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract.

16. Resolutions
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
A. Resolution R2014-09: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, authorizing the Mayor to execute and the City Secretary to attest a fourth amendment to the utility services contract by and between the City of Friendswood, Autumn Creek Development, Ltd., a limited partnership, and the West Ranch Management District.
B. Resolution R2014-10: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, authorizing the Mayor to execute and the City Secretary to attest a utility services contract by and between the City of Friendswood and D.R. Horton – TX, Ltd. (Georgetown Project)

17. Ordinances
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
A. Ordinance No. T2014-11: (Title: First reading of an ordinance changing the prior zoning classification of a tract of land consisting of approximately 135 acres, located at 3801 FM 528, situated in the Sarah McKissick Survey, Abstract 549, as more fully described in Ordinance No. 2004-13, from PUD-Mixed Use into 3 new tracts of land to be designated as SFR for Tract 1 and CSC for Tracts 2 and 3, as more fully described herein) An ordinance amending Appendix C, "Zoning", Section 3, "Provision for Official Zoning Map", of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, rezoning the property generally located at 3801 FM 528, a tract of land of approximately 135 acres situated in the Sarah McKissick Survey, Abstract 549, more fully described in Ordinance No. 2004-13, from the prior designation of Planned Unit Development/Mixed Use (PUD-Mixed Use), into 3 new tracts of land, with new uses as Single Family Residential (SFR) for Tract 1, a 123.20 acre tract, and as Community Shopping Center (CSC) for Tracts 2, a 3.197 acre tract, and Tract 3, a 9.400 acre tract, all as more specifically provided herein; providing for the amendment of the Official Zoning Map; imposing certain conditions; 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 No. T2014-12: (Title: First and Final reading of an Ordinance adopting Budget Amendment VIII 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 VIII" 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 No. T2014-13: (Title: First reading of an ordinance amending the zoning classification for property located at East FM 528, approximately .5965 acres out of Reserve H, Block 17 in Forest Bend Section 3, a lot not currently designated by street address in the City of Friendswood, Harris County, Texas, from "Neighborhood Commercial" (NC) to "Neighborhood Commercial – Specific Use Permit" (NC-SUP) to allow NAICS Use #4413, "Automotive parts, accessories, and tire stores") An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C – "Zoning," by amending the zoning classification for East FM 528 Road, an approximately .5965 acre tract out of Reserve H, Block 17 in Forest Bend Section 3, City of Friendswood, Harris County, Texas; rezoning such property from "Neighborhood Commercial" (NC) to "Neighborhood Commercial– Specific Use Permit" (NC-SUP) to allow NAICS Use #4413, "automotive parts, accessories, and tire stores"; 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.

18. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

19. Consent Agenda

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
A. Ratify and confirm the Mayor’s signature on a letter consenting to American Tower’s request to modify Verizon Wireless equipment at the tower site at 1606 Whitaker Drive
B. Ratify and confirm the Mayor’s signature on a real property acquisition report and an amendment to the contract with the General Land Office to use the remaining Round 2.2 disaster recovery funds for the Friendswood Link Road/Whispering Pines Drive expansion
C. Approving a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Friendswood Independent School District (FISD) for use of their facilities for an ongoing City program
D. Approving acceptance of West Boulevard in West Ranch Subdivision, Phase 2B and 3 for paving and utilities improvements for the contractor’s one-year maintenance period
E. Approving acceptance of Lift Station No. 6 replacement project at Leavesley Park for the contractor’s one-year maintenance period
F. Approving amendments to the agreement with Friendswood Independent School District for fuel sharing
G. Accepting the March 2014 Property Tax Report
H. Approving the minutes of the March 3, March 29, and April 7, 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 MAY 01, 2014, 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.