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Revised 08-04-14 City Council Meeting

Date: August 4, 2014

 

 

REVISED

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS                                           )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD                              )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS       )(
AUGUST 04, 2014                                            )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, AUGUST 04, 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 – Dr. David Belk, First Baptist 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 the Fiscal Year 2014-15 Proposed Budget
    B. Discussion regarding Home Occupation Businesses

6. Special Recognition and Acknowledgements
    A. *****Special Presentation of the Five Star Spirit Employee Award for the Second Quarter of 2014 to Alma Butler, Accounting Clerk in the Administrative Services Department ***** 
    
B. Oath of Office administered to reappointed Municipal Court Judges James Woltz and Richard P. Flake

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 Community and Economic Development Committee Chair Pauline Moore

9. City Manager’s Report 
    A. Friendswood Link/Whispering Pines Project Update
    B. Scenic Texas awards Bronze Designation to the City of Friendswood
    C. ZoomTens 10 Best Cities in America to Raise a Family Designation
    D. Friendswood highlighted as one of the Top 10 Safest Places in Texas

RECESS THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

CONVENE A MEETING OF THE CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST PER THE POSTED AGENDA

ADJOURN THE CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST MEETING

RECONVENE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

10. Discussion and possible action regarding authorizing the monthly transfer of funds from the City of Friendswood to the City of Friendswood Employee Benefit Trust.

11. Discussion and possible action regarding approving the acceptance of a $10,000 donation from Friendswood Rotary Club, the appropriation of funds, and authorizing the Mayor to execute a construction contract for a pavilion near the Splash Pad in Stevenson Park.

12. Resolution
      Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
      A. Resolution R2014-16: A resolution of the City of Friendswood, Texas, supporting the "Ike Dike Project" for a coastal barrier to protect the Houston-Galveston region, including Galveston Bay, from hurricane storm surges; directing the City Secretary to send a certified copy of this resolution to Rear Admiral Robert Smith III, USN, President and Chief Executive Officer of Texas A&M University at Galveston.

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13. Ordinances
      
Consideration and possible action regarding the following: 
      
A. Ordinance No. T2014-16: (Title: Second and Final 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.
    
B. Ordinance No. T2014-17: (Title: Second and Final 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.
    
C. Ordinance No. T2014-18: (Title: Second and Final 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.
    
D. Ordinance No. T2014-19: (Title: Second and Final 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.
    
E. Ordinance No. T2014-20: (Title: Second and Final 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.
    
F. Ordinance No. T2014-21: (Title: First reading of an ordinance approving an amendment to Ordinance No. 2012-04 approving an annual rate adjustment for solid waste collection and disposal) An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2012-04 in order to approve an annual rate adjustment as provided for in the City of Friendswood – IESI solid waste franchise.
    
G. Ordinance No. T2014-22: (Title: First reading of an ordinance adopting revisions to City Code, Appendix A "Signs," Section 15., "Temporary Signs," Subsection 15.3. "Temporary Direction Signs") An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix A – "Signs," Section 15., "Temporary Signs," Subsection 15.3., "Temporary Direction Signs" by revising, adding and updating regulatory requirements for temporary direction signs; 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.
    
H. Ordinance No. T2014-23: (Title: First and Final reading of an Ordinance adopting Budget Amendment XI 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 XI" 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.
    
I. Ordinance No. T2014-24: (Title: First reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 86, "Utilities" of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood by adopting a new amended section providing for Water Conservation Plan; and providing other matters relating to the subject) An ordinance of the City of Friendswood adopting an amended Water Conservation Plan for the City of Friendswood to promote responsible use of water; providing a severability clause; providing a penalty for each day of violation of any provision hereof; providing for the disconnection of water service for noncompliance with the provision of water conservation plan; and providing an effective date.

14. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

15. Consent Agenda
     
Consideration and possible action regarding the following: 
     
A. Authorizing Council to invoke Rule 1(A) of the Rules of Procedure to schedule the September City Council meeting for September 8, 2014, due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 1, 2014
   
B. Approving an amendment to the License and Indemnity Agreement with RB & VN Partners, LLC, for property located at FM 2351 and Woodlawn
   
C. Authorizing disposal of a Police Department vehicle through Houston Auto Auction and in accordance with the Vehicle Replacement Fund
    
D. Accepting the June 2014 Property Tax Report

16. 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; (Animal Control/Shelter Employees)

17. 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 AUGUST 01, 2014, AT 9:20 AM.

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.