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Date: April 1, 2013
Time: 4:30 PM

 

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS                                     )(

CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD                        )(

COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(

APRIL 01, 2013                                           )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, APRIL 01, 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 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. 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 concerning pending or contemplated litigation; a settlement offer; or a matter in which the duty of the attorney requires it and Section 551.087: Deliberation regarding economic development negotiations to discuss the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect.

6. Work Session

     A. Discussion regarding a request for a financing district from DR Horton

     B. Discussion regarding Water/Sewer Fund and Utility Measures

     C. Discussion regarding options to be considered for Public Safety software

     D. Discussion regarding the Sign Ordinance including temporary signs

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 2.16 acres out of Lots 1 and 2, Block B, of    Central Park Subdivision, property located at 707 Cowards Creek Dr., Galveston County, to change from Single Family Residential (SFR) to Single Family Residential – Estate (SFR-E).

    B. Amending Appendix C, Zoning Ordinance of the City of Friendswood Code of Ordinances, regarding amendments to Section 7, Schedule of District Regulations, regarding exterior facades in Community Shopping Center (CSC), Neighborhood Commercial (NC), Local Neighborhood Commercial (LNC), Office Park District (OPD), and Downtown District (DD) zoning districts.

    C. Amending Appendix C, Zoning Ordinance of the City of Friendswood Code of Ordinances, regarding amendments to Section 7.5, Community Overlay District, 6. Architectural elements, regarding exterior facades in the Community Overlay District (COD).

     D. Amending Appendix C, Zoning Ordinance of the City of Friendswood Code of Ordinances, regarding  amendments to Section 8.N.4.a, Architectural Standards, regarding exterior facades in the Downtown District.

     E. Zone Classification change request for a tract of land containing 2.83 acres; being Lot 2, Block 1 of Gardens at Friendswood Lakes, Galveston County, from Community Shopping Center (CSC) to Planned Unit Development – Specific Use Permit (PUD-SUP) for Senior Citizen Multi-Family purposes; and to amend SUP #2009-14 for 1423 W. Parkwood Avenue to add said 2.83 acres and amend the site plan to include an additional thirty six (36) units and related improvements.

     F. Zone Classification change request for part of Lot 21 (21-2), of Hoidale and Coffman Subdivision, property located at 402 E. Edgewood Drive, Galveston County, to amend SUP #2004-01 to add NAICS Use #54 – Professional, Scientific and Technical Services for the previously approved "Professional" uses and NAICS Use #621 Ambulatory Health Care Services for the previously approved "Medical, Dental and Optometry" uses. In addition, the applicant would like to add NAICS Use #531 Real Estate and NAICS Use #52 Finance and Insurance as allowed uses on the property amending the site plan to include a 528 square foot addition to the existing rear building and add parking as required.

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 Parks and Recreation Board Chair Thomas Goodwin

     B. Report from the Community and Economic Development Committee regarding FM 528 Strategy

10. City Manager’s Report

     A. Governor’s Community Achievement Awards

     B. Youth Sports Day in Friendswood

     C. Municipal Court Warrant Round-Up

     D. Keep Friendswood Beautiful Spring Sparkle

     E. (Friendswood is Great) F.I.G. Festival

     F. KIDFISH and Senior Fish Events

     G. Friendswood Police Department hosts Safety Day and Fun Run

11. Discussion and possible action regarding forming an Ad Hoc Committee related to Northfield Estates traffic issues. (Tabled 3/18/13)

12. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a traffic calming plan for Northfield Estates and authorizing the appropriation of funds.

13. Discussion and possible action regarding the disposition of RFP No. 2013-01 for Preventative Maintenance and Repair of City Emergency Generators and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding approving an Interlocal Agreement related to the Public Safety software.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a contract for consulting services related to updating the City’s Impact Fee Schedule and appointing the Planning and Zoning Commission as the Impact Fee Advisory Committee.

16. Discussion and possible action regarding authorizing an appropriation of funds to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority for the rehabilitation of the Blackhawk Waste Water Treatment Plant and authorizing the Mayor to execute the Authorization for Expenditure (AFE).

17. Discussion and possible action regarding a request from Kilday Operating, LLC, for funding in the amount of $194,000 for the proposed Gardens at Friendswood Lakes II project.

18. Discussion and possible action regarding approving an agreement for consulting services related to the new Enterprise Software, authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement and appropriating funding accordingly.

19. Discussion and possible action regarding authorizing the expansion of the City’s Summer Day Camp program.

20. Discussion and possible action regarding amending Rule 17 of the Council’s Rules of Procedures to add an Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance to the Order of Business for Special Meetings.

21. Discussion and possible action regarding parks update, including but not limited to the projects described as Scenario 1 and in particular a bridge between Stevenson Park and Old City Park.

22. Ordinances

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Ordinance No. T2013-08: (Title: First reading of an ordinance approving a zoning classification change for 707 Cowards Creek Drive, (out of Lots 1 and 2, Block B, of Central Park Subdivision) from Single - Family Residential Dwelling District (SFR) to Single - Family Residential Estate Dwelling District (SFR- E)) 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 707 Cowards Creek Drive, a 2.16 acre tract out of Lots 1 and 2, Block B, of Central Park Subdivision in J.R. Williams/Sarah McKissick League, 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.

     B. Ordinance No. T2013-09: (Title: First reading of an ordinance adopting revisions to Appendix C "Zoning," Section 7, "Schedule of District Regulations" regarding exterior façade requirements in Districts CSC (Community Shopping Center District), NC (Neighborhood Commercial District), LNC (Local Neighborhood Commercial District), OPD (Office Park District), and DD (Downtown District) An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C – "Zoning," Section 7, "Schedule of District Regulations," Subsection F., "(C-1) CSC, Community Shopping Center District, general purpose and description," Subsection G., "NC, Neighborhood Commercial District, general purpose and description," Subsection G-1., "LNC, Local Neighborhood Commercial District, general purpose and description," Subsection H., "OPD, Office Park District, general purpose and description," and Subsection I., "Downtown District (DD), general purpose and description," by revising, adding and updating exterior façade requirements for such districts; 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. T2013-10: (Title: First reading of an ordinance adopting revisions to Appendix C "Zoning," Section 7.5, "Community Overlay District," Subsection 6, "Architectural Elements," Subpart A. "Commercial," regarding exterior facade requirements) An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C – "Zoning," Section 7.5, "Community Overlay District," Subsection 6., "Architectural Elements," Subpart A., "Commercial," by revising, adding and updating exterior facade requirements for such district; 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. T2013-11: (Title: First reading of an ordinance adopting revisions to Appendix C "Zoning," Section 8, "Supplementary District Regulations," Subsection N. "Downtown District Supplemental Requirements," Subpart 4 "Architectural Standards" regarding exterior façade 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," Subpart 4 "Architectural Standards," by revising, adding and updating exterior facade requirements for such district; 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. T2013-12: (Title: First and Final reading of an Ordinance adopting Budget Amendment VI 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 VI" to the "Original General Budget of the City of Friendswood, Texas, for the Fiscal Year 2012-2013"; providing for supplemental appropriations and/or transfer of certain funds; providing for severability; and providing other matters related to the subject.

     F. Ordinance No. T2013-13: (Title: First reading of an ordinance amending the zoning classification for 402 E. Edgewood Drive, being part of Lot 21 (21-2) of the Hoidale and Coffman Subdivision, Abstract 20, Galveston County, Friendswood, Texas by granting an amendment to Ordinance 2004-01, permitting Specific Use Permit (SUP) by adding NAICS use # 54 "Professional, Scientific and Technical Services," (to replace previously permitted "Professional" uses), NAICS use #621 "Ambulatory Health Care Services," (to replace previously approved "Medical, Dental and Optometry" uses), new NAICS use #531 "Real Estate" and new NAICS #52 "Finance and Insurance," in addition to amendment of site plan to include a 528 square foot addition to the existing rear building, additional parking, and reduced rear setback, but otherwise subject to the prior regulations, restrictions, and conditions of Ordinance 95-3, establishing the Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the use of the subject property) An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C – "Zoning," by amending the zoning classification for 402 E. Edgewood Drive, being part of Lot 21 (21-2) of the Hoidale and Coffman Subdivision, Abstract 20, Galveston County, Friendswood, Texas; providing for the granting of an amendment to the Specific Use Permit (SUP) approved by Ordinance 2004-01 on February 2, 2004, updating and replacing the uses granted therein with new additional uses of the property for NAICS Use # 54 "professional, scientific and technical services," NAICS Use #621 "ambulatory health care services," NAICS Use #531 "real estate," NAICS #52 "finance and insurance;" in addition to amendment of site plan as depicted in Exhibit "B" attached hereto to include a 528 square foot addition to the existing rear building, additional parking, and reduced rear setback of 4’4" pursuant to attached site plan, but otherwise subject to the prior regulations, restrictions, and conditions of Ordinance 95-3, adopted on March 6, 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 provision hereof; and providing for severability.

23. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

24. Consent Agenda

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Approving a Banner Permit Application for the Boy Scouts Pack 442 to advertise their Open House in May 2013

     B. Authorize the Mayor to execute an agreement with Friendswood Area Swim Team (FAST) for the use of the Sesquicentennial Swimming Pool

     C. Authorizing Council to invoke Rule 1(A) of the Rules of Procedure to schedule a second regular City Council meeting for Monday, May 20, 2013, beginning at 6:00 p.m., to canvass the votes from the General Election

     D. Authorizing Council to invoke Rule 1(A) of the Rules of Procedure to schedule the first regular City Council meeting on May 06, 2013, to begin at 6:00 p.m. instead of 4:30 p.m. due to the Council Chambers being used for Early Voting for the General Election

     E. Accepting the February 2013 Property Tax Report

     F. Approving the minutes of the February 04, 2013, City Council Meeting

25. 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 Secretary)

RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

26. Consideration and possible action regarding the annual evaluation of the City Secretary.

27. 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 MARCH 28, 2013, 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.