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Date: September 8, 2014
Time: 4:30 PM
Location:
910 S. Friendswood Drive
Friendswood, TX 77546

 

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
SEPTEMBER 08, 2014 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 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 Danny Mercer, Friendswood Church of Christ

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 an update on Capital Projects
    B. Discussion regarding the City’s Fiscal Year 2014-15 General Fund Budget 
    C.  Discussion regarding CenterPoint Energy Electric’s application to amend its rate schedules

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. Public Hearing 
    To receive comments from the public, both oral and written, regarding:
   
A. Proposed Fiscal Year 2014-2015 General Operating Budget for the City of Friendswood

8. Joint Docketed Public Hearing
   
To receive comments from the public, both oral and written, regarding:
   
A. Zone classification change request for a tract of land containing .642 acres; being part of the Southeasterly ½ of Lot 9, Block 2 situated in the J.R. Williams or Sarah McKissick League, property located at 110 E. Willowick Ave., Galveston County, to change from Downtown District (DD) to Planned Unit Development (PUD).

    B. Zone classification change request for a tract of land containing 5.2196 acres; being part of Reserve B in the Quail Crossing Subdivision, located at 5000 Watkins Way, Harris County, to change from Multi Family Residential- High Density (MFR-H) to Multi Family Residential-High Density - Specific Use Permit (MFR-H - SUP) to add NAICS Use #6111, Elementary and Secondary Schools.

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 Senior Citizens Advisory Committee Chair Paul Gordner
    
B. Annual collection report from Delinquent Tax Attorney Mike Darlow
    
C. Annual report from C.B. "Bix" Rathburn, CEO of Galveston County Economic Alliance

11. City Manager’s Report
     
A. Standard & Poor raises City of Friendswood’s Credit Rating
     
B. National Night Out to be held in October
     
C. Waterline breaks and repairs in the City

12. Discussion and possible action regarding approving the Schedule for the City’s Series 2015 Permanent Improvement and Refunding Bonds.

13. Discussion and possible action regarding disposition of RFP No. 2013-05, for Integrated Finance and Administration System and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding approving the award of a professional services contract to IDS Engineering Group for engineering services for Lift Station No. 18. and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding disposition of RFQ No. 2014-06, for Engineering Services of 2013 Street Bond Projects – Round 1 Design, awarding a professional services contract to Cobb, Fendley and Associates, Inc., and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract.

16. Discussion and possible action regarding action on the proposed Ad Valorem Tax Rate for 2014, (Fiscal Year October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015), to place a proposal to adopt a rate on the October 6, 2014, City Council agenda, and to schedule any required Public Hearings.

17. Discussion and possible action regarding traffic control plan for the Whispering Pines Ave/Friendswood Link Road reconstruction project.

18. Discussion and possible action regarding approving the purchase of three new vehicles for the Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department and disposal of the vehicles being replaced.

19. Discussion and possible action regarding approving appointments to the Fourth of July Steering Committee to fill vacancies.

20. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a contract with Inland Pipe Rehab for the City’s Sewer Rehabilitation Program and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract.

21. Resolutions

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Resolution R2014-17: A resolution of the City of Friendswood, Texas, soliciting support for legislative action to change the deadline for posting the proposed property tax rate notice as required by Texas Local Government Code Section 140.010.

     B. Resolution R2014-18: A resolution of the City of Friendswood suspending the October 1, 2014, effective date of CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric LLC’s, application to amend its rate schedules to permit the City time to study the request; approving cooperation with the Gulf Coast Coalition of Cities; hiring Lloyd Gosselink Attorneys and Consulting Services to negotiate with the company and direct any necessary litigation and appeals; finding that the meeting at which this resolution is passed is open to the public as required by law; requiring notice of this resolution to the company and legal counsel.

     C. Resolution R2014-19: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, approving the sixth bond issuance of the West Ranch Management District, for the proposed amount of $9,735,000.

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22. Ordinances

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Ordinance No. T2014-21: (Title: Second and Final 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.

     B. Ordinance No. T2014-22: (Title: Second and Final 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.

     C. Ordinance No. T2014-24: (Title: Second and Final 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.

     D. Ordinance T2014-25: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment XII 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 XII" 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.

     E. Ordinance T2014-26: (Title: First reading of an ordinance amending the zoning classification for property located at 5000 Watkins Way, approximately 5.2196 acres, part of the Thomas Choate Survey, Abstract No. 12, also being out of Reserve "B" Final Plat of the Quail Crossing as recorded under Film Code No. 402131, Harris County, Texas, being the same tract called 5.22 acres in the name of Blackhawk Apartments II, LTD., as recorded in H.C.C.F No. 20100269982 from "Multi Family Residential – High Density" (MFR-H) to "Multi Family Residential – High Density – Specific Use Permit" (MFR-H-SUP) to allow NAICS Use #6111, "Elementary and Secondary Schools") An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C – "Zoning," by amending the zoning classification for 5000 Watkins Way, a 5.2196 acre tract out of the Thomas Choate Survey, Abstract No. 12, also being out of Reserve "B" final plat of the Quail Crossing as recorded under Film Code No. 402131, Harris County, Texas, being the same tract called 5.22 acres in the name of Blackhawk Apartments II, Ltd., as recorded in H.C.C.F. No. 20100269982, being more particularly described in Exhibit "A" attached hereto, from "Multi Family Residential – High Density" (MFR-H) to "Multi Family Residential – High Density – Specific Use Permit" (MFR-H-SUP) to allow NAICS Use #6111, "Elementary and Secondary Schools"; 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.

     F. Ordinance T2014-27: (Title: First reading of an ordinance approving a zoning classification change for property generally described as 110 E. Willowick Avenue, a tract of land consisting of approximately .642 acres, being a portion of the southeasterly ½ of Lot 9, Block 2, in Friendswood, Galveston County, Texas, a subdivision of part of the J.R. Williams or Sarah McKissick League in Galveston County, Texas, according to the map of said Friendswood of record in Volume 254, Page 37, County Clerk, Galveston County, Texas, from "Downtown District" (DD) to "Planned Unit Development" (PUD); to allow NAICS Use # 8134 "Civic and Social Organization") An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C, "Zoning", Section 3, "provision for Official Zoning Map", by changing the zoning classification for property, generally described as 110 E. Willowick Avenue, a tract of land consisting of approximately .642 acres, being a portion of the southeasterly ½ of Lot 9, Block 2, in Friendswood, Galveston County, Texas, a subdivision of part of the J.R. Williams or Sarah McKissick League in Galveston County, Texas, according to the map of said Friendswood of record in Volume 254, Page 37, County Clerk, Galveston County, Texas, being more particularly described in Exhibit "A1", attached hereto, from "Downtown District" (DD) to "Planned Unit Development" (PUD); to allow NAICS Use # 8134 "Civic and Social Organization" pursuant to the attached site plan and Exhibit "B"; providing for an amendment of the City’s Official Zoning Map; providing for a penalty in an amount not to exceed $2,000 for each day of violation of any provision hereof; and providing for severability.

23. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

Mayor Holland – Mayor and City Council were challenged by the Friendswood Rotary Club Directors to complete the "ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Ice Water Challenge".

24. Consent Agenda

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Approving a Congregate Meal Program Interlocal Agreement with Galveston County Parks and Senior Services Department for the City’s Senior Citizen meal program ?

     B. Approving a Mutual Aid Agreement with Harris County for emergency management purposes and authorizing the Mayor’s signature

     C. Approving a contract for $5,000 with Galveston County Economic Alliance for regional economic development services and authorizing the Mayor to execute

     D. Approving an Interlocal Contractual Agreement with the League City Police Department for Breath Alcohol Technical Supervisor services

     E. Accepting the July 2014 Property Tax Report

     F. Approving the Minutes of the July 14, 2014, August 4, 2014, and August 18, 2014, Council Meetings

25. 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 SEPTEMBER 04, 2014, AT 5:15 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.