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Date: October 6, 2014
Time: 4:30 PM
Location:
910 S. Friendswood Drive
Friendswood, TX 77546

 

 

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
OCTOBER 06, 2014 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 06, 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 Robert Copeland, Friendswood Community 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 an update on Capital Projects
   
B. Discussion regarding the City’s Proposed Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15
   
C. Discussion regarding Blackhawk Wastewater Treatment Plant
   
D. Discussion regarding the Half Cent Local Sales Tax Options
   
E. Discussion regarding the Compensation Study for the City of Friendswood 
   
F. Discussion regarding future Council Planning Retreats

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 (to-wit: K. Hovnanian of Houston II, LLC, v. City of Friendswood) and Section 551.072 – Deliberation regarding real property.

7. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

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 Dan Seal, Executive Director with Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP)

10. City Manager’s Report
     
A. National Night Out Event in Friendswood
     
B. 12th Annual Broker/Developer Event
     
C. Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department Open House
     
D. Community Services/Parks & Recreation Events

11. Discussion and possible action regarding reinstating the Appointment Policy for Boards, Committees, and Commissions with amendments.

12. Discussion and possible action regarding approving appointments/reappointments to the following Boards, Committees, and Commissions:
   
A. Fourth of July Steering Committee
   
B. Keep Friendswood Beautiful

13. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a contract with Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership in the amount of $14,000 for economic development services.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding a proposed settlement agreement disposing of all alleged claims of K. Hovnanian Family of Builders against the City of Friendswood, relating to development of Creekwood Estates. ?

15. Resolution
     
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
     
A. Resolution R2014-20: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, authorizing and approving the 5-year review and updated City’s Hazard Analysis and Mitigation Plan.

16. Ordinances
     
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
     
A. Ordinance T2014-26: (Title: Second and Final 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.

      B. Ordinance T2014-27: (Title: Second and Final 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.

       C. Ordinance T2014-28: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment XIII 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 XIII" 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.

       D. Ordinance T2014-29: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting the City of Friendswood, Texas, General Budget for the Fiscal Year 2014/2015) An ordinance approving and adopting the City of Friendswood, Texas, general budget for the Fiscal Year 2014/2015; making appropriations for the City for such fiscal year as reflected in said budget, and making certain findings and containing certain provisions relating to the subject.

      E. Ordinance T2014-30 : (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance providing for the levy and collection of ad valorem taxes of the City of Friendswood, Texas, for the tax year commencing October 1, 2014, and ending September 30, 2015) An ordinance providing for the levy and collection of ad valorem taxes of the City of Friendswood, Texas, for the tax year commencing October 1, 2014 and ending September 30, 2015; providing the date on which such taxes shall be due and payable; providing for penalty and interest on all taxes not timely paid; providing for severability; and repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent or in conflict herewith.

       F. Ordinance T2014-31: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment I to the Original General Budget of the City for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 to provide for supplemental appropriation and/or transfer of certain funds) An ordinance amending City of Friendswood, Texas, Ordinance No. 2014-29, passed and approved October 6, 2014, same being an ordinance approving and adopting the City’s General Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 by approving "Budget Amendment I" to the "Original General Budget of the City of Friendswood, Texas, for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015"; 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. Approving a banner permit application from Friendswood Independent School District to display a banner for the "FHS and FISD Lone Star Cup Champions" 
      B. Approving a banner permit application from the Friendswood Historical Society to display a banner for "Historween, October 23-25, 7-9 p.m. at the old Junior High" 
      C. Accepting public improvements associated with the FM 2351 and Blackhawk Boulevard Traffic Signal project for the contractor’s one-year maintenance period 
      D. Approving excusing the absence of Councilmember Carl Gustafson from the September 29, 2014, Council Meeting 
      E. Accepting the August 2014 Property Tax Report

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 OCTOBER 02, 2014, AT 4:00 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.