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Date: February 4, 2013
Time: 4:30 PM

 

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(

CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(

COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(

FEBRUARY 04, 2013 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 04, 2013, 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 Mike Ross, 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 a request for a financing district from DR Horton

    B. Discussion with the Planning and Zoning Commission and Community Economic Development Committee to discuss strategies for FM 528, parking regulations, and commercial facade requirements

    C. Discussion regarding the private use of City vehicles

6. Special Recognition and Acknowledgements

    A. *****Special Presentation of the Five Star Spirit Employee Award for the Fourth Quarter of 2012 to Pete Garza, Community Services Department*****

7. Joint Public Hearings

To receive comments from the public, both oral and written, regarding:

     A. Zone Classification change request for a tract of land containing 1.52 acres out of Lots 1 and 3, (1-5) Block G, of Central Park Subdivision, property located at 1109 Cowards Creek Dr., Galveston County, to change from Single Family Residential (SFR) to Single Family Residential – Estate (SFR-E)

     B. Zone Classification change request for a tract of land containing .4821 acres out of Lot 4 (4-4), Block 9, of Friendswood Subdivision, property located at 307 E. Edgewood Drive, Galveston County, to amend Specific Use Permit (SUP) #2011-18 to add NAICS use #442 – Furniture and home furnishing stores, NAICS use #448 – clothing and clothing accessory stores, NAICS use #451 – sporting good, hobby, book and music stores

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 Animal Shelter Advisory Committee Chair Dr. Alexander Young

    B. Report from the Parks Sub-Committee

10. City Manager’s Report

      A. Texas New Mexico Power (TNMP) Pole Replacement Program

      B. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Map Open House Meetings

      C. Fire Marshal’s Office Hosts Skywarn Class

      D. Report on Citizens Bond Advisory Committee

      E. Friendswood Receives "Best City to Live" Award

11. Discussion and possible action regarding reconstituting the Parks Sub-Committee and requiring the sub-committee to follow open meetings procedures and/or disbanding the Parks Sub-Committee.

12. Consideration and possible action regarding Lake Friendswood and update on the status of the issues and budget items regarding the lake discussed at prior council meetings.

13. Consideration and possible action regarding Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP) events and selecting a Councilmember for BAHEP advocacy trips.

14. Consideration and possible action regarding a May Bond Election for the expansion of the Friendswood Library.

15. Consideration and possible action regarding employing a part-time in house attorney to assist on day-to-day legal matters affecting the City.

16. Consideration and possible action regarding forming a citizen bond committee as an advisory committee and establishing policies applicable to the committee.

17. Resolutions

     A. Resolution R2013-01: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, urging the State Sunset Advisory Commission to continue allowing Port of Houston Authority Commission appointments to be made through existing county and municipal officials; and repealing all other resolutions inconsistent or in conflict herewith.

     B. Resolution R2013-02: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, designating the Mayor as the City’s representative in seeking eligible grant funds under VX – General Victim Assistance – Direct Services Programs Solicitation for Planning Year 2014; and authorizing the submission of such grant application to the Criminal Justice Division of the Office of Governor.

     C. Resolution R2013-03: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, supporting Kilday Operating, LLC application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) for 2013 Housing Tax Credits.

18. Ordinances

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Ordinance No. T2012-36: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance amending and replacing Article VII – Oil and Gas, of Chapter 26 - Environment of the Code of Ordinances) An ordinance amending and replacing Article VII – Oil and Gas, of Chapter 26 – Environment of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas; repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent or in conflict herewith; providing for penalty; and providing for severability.

     B. Ordinance No. T2013-02: (Title: First reading of an ordinance approving the vacation of a public easement) An ordinance approving a vacation of a public easement situated on property located at 1310 Steele Drive, Friendswood, Texas; authorizing the Mayor to execute and the City Secretary to attest a Quitclaim Deed by and between the City and Jon S. and Shelley Skeele.

     C. Ordinance No. T2013-03: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment IV to the Original General Budget of the City for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 to provide for supplemental appropriation and/or transfer of certain funds) An ordinance amending City of Friendswood, Texas, Ordinance No. 2012-26, passed and approved October 1, 2012, same being an ordinance approving and adopting the City’s General Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 by approving "Budget Amendment IV" to the "Original General Budget of the City of Friendswood, Texas, for the Fiscal Year 2012-2013"; providing for supplemental appropriation and/or transfer of certain funds; providing for severability; and providing other matters related to the subject.

     D. Ordinance T2013-04: (Title: First reading of an ordinance approving a zoning classification change for 1109 Cowards Creek Drive, (Lots 1 and 3, Block G, Central Park Subdivision) from Single - Family Residential Dwelling District (SFR) to Single - Family Residential Estate Dwelling District (SFR- E)) An ordinance amending Appendix C of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C being the Zoning Ordinance of the City, by changing the zoning classification for 1109 Cowards Creek Drive, a 1.52 acre tract out of Lots 1 and 3, Block G, Central Park Subdivision, Friendswood, Galveston County, Texas, from Single - Family Residential Dwelling District (SFR) to Single – Family Residential Estate Dwelling District (SFR-E); 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.

     E. Ordinance T2013-05: (Title: First reading of an ordinance changing the zoning classification of a .4821-acre tract of land located at 307 E. Edgewood Drive, Friendswood Subdivision, by granting a Specific Use Permit (SUP) amendment for NAICS use #442 – "Furniture and Home Furnishing Stores", NAICS use #448 – "Clothing and Clothing Accessory Stores", and NAICS use #451 – "Sporting Good, Hobby, Book and Music Store", expressly subject to the uses and exclusions contained in Ordinance 2011-18, and further subject to the prior regulations, restrictions, and conditions of Ordinance 95-1, establishing the Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the use of the subject property) An ordinance amending Appendix C of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C being the Zoning Ordinance of the City, by changing the zoning classification of a .4821-acre tract of land, located at 307 E. Edgewood Drive, Lot 4, Block 9 Friendswood Subdivision out of the Sarah McKissick/V.P. Williams League, Galveston County, Texas; providing for the granting of an amendment to the Specific Use Permit (SUP) approved by Ordinance 2011-18 on May 5, 2011, to allow the additional use of the property for NAICS Use #442 – "Furniture and Home Furnishing Stores", NAICS Use #448 – "Clothing and Clothing Accessory Stores", and NAICS Use #451 – "Sporting Good, Hobby, Book and Music Store", and further subject to the prior regulations, restrictions, and conditions of Ordinance 95-1, adopted on January 23, 1995, establishing the Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the use of the subject property; 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 provisions hereof; and providing for severability.

     F. Ordinance T2013-06: (Title: First and final reading of an ordinance ordering a City Election to be held on May 11, 2013) An ordinance of the City Council of Friendswood calling for the holding of a General Election on May 11, 2013, for the purpose of electing two (2) councilmembers, (Position numbers 4 and 6); ordering a Runoff Election on June 15, 2013, if necessary; and making other provisions related to the subject

19. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

20. Consent Agenda

      Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

      A. Authorizing the Police Department to dispose of four City vehicles through Houston Auto Auction

      B. Accept paving and utility improvements for the Lake Mist Lane Extension in West Ranch Subdivision for the contractor’s one-year maintenance period

      C. Accept December 2012 Property Tax Report

      D. Approve the minutes of the January 07, 2013, City Council Meeting

21. 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; to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee. (Evaluation of the City Manager)

RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

22. Consideration and possible action regarding the annual evaluation of the City Manager.

23. 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 JANUARY 31, 2013, AT 3:30 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.