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Date: June 2, 2014

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
JUNE 02, 2014 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, JUNE 02, 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 Ralph Hobratschk, Hope Lutheran 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 a Utility Rate Study for the City 
    
B. Discussion regarding an update on Bond-funded Capital Projects
    
C. Discussion with the Planning & Zoning Commission regarding amendments to the Downtown District requirements and non-conforming structures
 

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 (Paul & Carolyn Horn, Mike & Lucy Stacy, Pete & Judy Garcia, and Janice Frankie vs City of Friendswood) (Wight Realty Interests, Ltd. vs City of Friendswood) and Section 551.072 – Deliberation regarding real property.

7. Special Recognition and Acknowledgements 
    
A. Presentation of the 11th consecutive Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by Mike Rodgers, Director of Finance for the City of Webster and President-Elect of the Government Finance Officers of 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 the Fourth of July Steering Committee Chair Anthony Scarpa

10. City Manager’s Report
     
A. Fifty Club of Galveston County Officer of the Year
      
B. Annual Consumer Confidence Report
    
C. Fourth of July Celebration

11. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a contract with Tyler Technologies for Municipal Court software, authorizing an appropriation of funds, and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract.

12. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a contract for Phase II and III expansion of the Splash Pad at Stevenson Park and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract.

13. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a contract for the purchase of lighting for the Detention Pond Fields at Centennial Park and the adjoining parking lot and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a contract with Joiner Partnership, Inc., for design services related to the expansion of Fire Station No. 4 and a new fire station at the Public Safety Building and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract. ?

15. Resolutions
     
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
    
A. Resolution R2014-11: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the temporary closure of FM 518 for the purpose of the annual Fourth of July parade.

     B. Resolution R2014-12: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood approving rules and procedures for the Building and Standards Commission, as part of the functions of the powers and duties of the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

     C. Resolution R2014-13: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, authorizing the City Manager to execute and submit a Notice of Intent and a Storm Water Management Plan, and to take any other action necessary to comply with the requirements of TPDES General Permits TX TXR040000 AND TXR150000.

     D. Resolution R2014-14: A resolution adopting a Capital Improvement Projects Manual containing a summary of all proposed projects to be acquired during a five year period, cost estimates, method of financing and a recommended timetable for constructing the improvements to be undertaken in the City of Friendswood, Texas.

16. Ordinances
      Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
    
A. Ordinance No. T2014-13: (Title: First reading of an ordinance amending the zoning classification for property located at East F.M. 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 F.M. 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.

      B. Ordinance No. T2014-14: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment IX 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 IX" 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.

17. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

18. Consent Agenda
     
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
     
A. Ratifying and confirming the Mayor’s signature on the 2013 State Homeland Security Grant and approving acceptance of the grant in the amount of $140,000

     B. Authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract with Hill Sand Company for debris management services for emergency management purposes

      C. Approving an agreement with YMCA for the use of the Sesquicentennial Swimming Pool

      D. Authorizing the Mayor to execute a change request for the GLO-DR Round 2.2 Contract

     E. Accepting the April 2014 Property Tax Report

     F. Approving the minutes of the May 5 and May 19, 2014, Council Meetings

19. 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 29, 2014, AT 4:20 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.