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Date: July 14, 2014
Time: 4:30 PM
Location:
910 s. friendswood dr
friendswood, tx 77546

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
JULY 14, 2014 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, JULY 14, 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 Lynn Colby, Calvary Chapel 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 Progressive’s Annual Consumer Price Index and Operating Cost Adjustment
     B. Discussion regarding the Utility Rate Study for the City 
     C. Discussion regarding an update on Bond-funded Capital Projects
     D. Discussion regarding proposed amendments to the Sign Ordinance
     E. Discussion regarding Property Condition Report for Fire Station No. 1

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 551.072 – Deliberation regarding real property.

7. Joint Public Hearings
    
A. Amending Appendix C, Zoning Ordinance of the City of Friendswood Code of Ordinances, regarding amendments to Section 6.D. Nonconforming Structures.

     B. Amending Appendix C, Zoning Ordinance of the City of Friendswood Code of Ordinances, regarding amendments to Section 8.N. Downtown District Supplemental Requirements.

     C. Zone classification change request for a tract of land containing 25.3639 acres situated in the A.H. Jackson Survey, property located on FM 528 and Narnia Way, Galveston County, to change from Single Family Residential (SFR) to Community Shopping Center (CSC).

     D. Zone classification change request for Tract 1 from Community Shopping Center (CSC) and Tract 2 from Planned Unit Development (Ordinance No. 2005-15) to Planned Unit Development (PUD), being a total of 13.3586 acres:

          1. Tract 1 (601 N. Friendswood Dr.): 3.4868 acre tract out of Perry and Austin League, Galveston County, Texas.

          2. Tract 2 (511 N. Friendswood Dr.): 9.8718 acre tract out of Lot 5, Hoidale and Coffman Subdivision, Galveston 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 the Friendswood Public Library Board Chair Mike Czarowitz

10. City Manager’s Report 
       A. City of Friendswood earns Platinum Leadership Circle Award
      
B. Report on Fourth of July Celebration
      
C. Progressive Waste Solutions Awards High School Scholarships
      
D. Movies in the Park Program

11. Discussion and possible action regarding disposition of Bid No. 2014-05, Construction of Baker Road Rehabilitation, authorizing the Mayor to execute contracts, and authorizing an appropriation of funds.

12. Discussion and possible action regarding concurrence with the Mayor’s appointments/reappointments to Boards, Committees and Commissions for:
    
A. Planning and Zoning Commission
    
B. Investment Committee
    
C. Municipal Court Judges

13. Discussion and possible action regarding the election of the Mayor Pro Tem.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding the appointments of the City Council Liaisons to Committees, Boards, and Commissions.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed high flow mitigation alternatives at the Blackhawk Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality order and authorizing an appropriation of funds.

16. Resolution
    
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Resolution R2014-15: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, amending Rules of Procedure for the conduct of City Council meetings by amending Rule 7 in order to include submitting agenda items to the City Manager, amending Rule 16 to add an additional Communications from the Public to take place after the Pledge of Allegiance, and add verbiage to Rule 21 regarding the Mayor’s authority to sign grant applications; and repealing all other resolutions inconsistent or in conflict herewith.

17. Ordinances
     Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
    
A. Ordinance No. T2014-13: (Title: Second and Final 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.

     B. Ordinance No. T2014-15: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment X 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 X" 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. T2014-16: (Title: First reading of an ordinance rezoning a tract of land consisting of approximately 25.3639 acres of land (1,104,851 square feet) situated in the A. H. Jackson Survey, Abstract No. 128, Galveston County, Texas, located at FM 528/Narnia Way (no address assigned), Galveston County, Friendswood, Texas, (as more fully described herein), from Single Family Residential (SFR) to Community Shopping Center (CSC)) An ordinance amending Appendix "C" "Zoning", of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Section 3, "Provision for Official Zoning Map", rezoning a tract of land generally located at FM 528/Narnia Way, consisting of approximately 25.3639 acres of land (1,104,851 square feet) situated in the A. H. Jackson Survey, Abstract No. 128, Galveston County, Texas being out of a called 51.467 acre tract conveyed to Hal Browning Boone, as recorded in Galveston County Clerk File No. 8209272, Galveston County, Friendswood, Texas, more fully described herein from the current designation of Single Family Residential ("SFR") to Community Shopping Center ("CSC"), 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.

D. Ordinance No. T2014-17: (Title: First reading of an ordinance amending Appendix D of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood) An ordinance of the City of Friendswood, Texas, City Council, amending Appendix D of the Friendswood City Code to establish the rates to be charged by the City for water and sewer utility services.

E. Ordinance No. T2014-18: (Title: First reading of an ordinance adopting revisions to Appendix C "Zoning," Section 6, "Nonconforming Uses, Structures, and Lots," Subsection D. "Nonconforming Structures") An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C – "Zoning," Section 6, "Nonconforming Uses, Structures, and Lots" Subsection D, "Nonconforming Structures,"; 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.

F. Ordinance No. T2014-19: (Title: First reading of an ordinance adopting revisions to Appendix C "Zoning," Section 8, "Supplementary district regulations," Subsection N. "Downtown District Supplemental Requirements") An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C – "Zoning," Section 8, "Supplementary District Regulations" Subsection N, "Downtown District Supplemental Requirements"; 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.

G. Ordinance No. T2014-20: (Title: First reading of an ordinance changing the prior zoning classification of a tract of land consisting of two tracts totaling approximately 13.3586 acres, Tract 1 located at 601 N. Friendswood Dr., (3.4868 acres) situated out of Perry and Austin League, Abstract 20, Friendswood, Galveston County, Texas, from CSC to PUD; and Tract 2 located at 511 N. Friendswood Dr. (9.8718 acres) out of Lot 5 Hoidale and Coffman Subdivision, Friendswood, Galveston County, Texas, from prior PUD to a revised PUD, all 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 a tract of land consisting of a total of approximately 13.3586 acres, to Planned Unit Development (PUD), Tract 1 located at 601 N. Friendswood Dr., (3.4868 acres) situated out of Perry and Austin League, Abstract 20, Friendswood, Galveston County, Texas, from Community Shopping Center (CSC) to PUD; Tract 2 located at 511 N. Friendswood Dr. (9.8718 acres) out of Lot 5 Hoidale and Coffman subdivision, Friendswood, Galveston County, Texas, from prior PUD to a newly revised PUD, 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.

18. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers
      
A. Councilmember McGinnis – Read the Declaration of Independence

19. Consent Agenda
      
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
     
A. Approving amendments to the Economic Development agreement with Masa Sushi Japanese Restaurant to extend the construction completion date through May 1, 2015
     
B. Authorizing the Mayor to execute a grant contract revision letter to the General Land Office updating the project implementation schedule for a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) installation
    
C. Approving a license agreement between the City and Sunset Meadows Homeowners Association for the purpose of placing a subdivision entryway sign within the City’s Right-of-Way
    
D. Ratifying and confirming the Mayor’s execution of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program application for the generator at the Animal Control Facility
    
E. Authorizing Council to invoke Rule 1(A) of the Rules of Procedure to schedule the starting time for the August 4, 2014, City Council meeting to 1:00 PM instead of 4:30 PM
    
F. Accepting the May 2014 Property Tax Report
    
G. Approving the minutes of the June 2 and June 21, 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 JULY 10, 2014, AT 3:59 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.