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Date: May 6, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM

 

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS                                     )(

CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD                        )(

COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(

MAY 06, 2013                                              )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 6:00 PM ON MONDAY, MAY 06, 2013, AT FRIENDSWOOD CITY HALL, COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 910 S. FRIENDSWOOD DRIVE, FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS, REGARDING THE ITEMS OF BUSINESS ACCORDING TO THE AGENDA LISTED BELOW:

6:00 PM – REGULAR MEETING

1. Call to order

2. Invocation – Pastor 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 with Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority (GCWDA) regarding the rehabilitation of the Blackhawk Wastewater Treatment Plant

     B. Discussion with Les Kilday regarding the proposed Gardens at Friendswood Lakes II project

6. Special Recognition and Acknowledgements

     A. *****Special Presentation of the Five Star Spirit Employee Award for the First Quarter of 2013 to Aubrey Harbin, Community Development Department Specialist/ Permits Manager*****

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 Keep Friendswood Beautiful Chair Sherry Goen

     B. Report from Community and Economic Development Committee (CEDC) regarding FM 528 Strategy

9. City Manager’s Report

     A. Friendswood Police Department Honored

     B. Hurricane Preparedness Training

     C. Mitch and Artha Wright Concerts in the Park

     D. Traffic Signal at FM 528 and Friendswood Lakes Boulevard

     E. Memorial Day Ceremony

10. Discussion and possible action regarding authorizing an appropriation of funds to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority for the rehabilitation of the Blackhawk Wastewater Treatment Plant and authorizing the Mayor to execute the Authorization for Expenditure (AFE). (Previously tabled 04/01/13)

11. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a traffic calming plan for Northfield Estates and authorizing the appropriation of funds. (Previously tabled 04/01/13)

12. Discussion and possible action regarding a request from Kilday Operating LLC for funding in the amount of $27,750 for the proposed Gardens at Friendswood Lakes II project.

13. Discussion and possible action regarding the disposition of Bid No. 2013-02 for the Replacement of Lift Station No. 6 and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract and authorizing the appropriation of funds.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a Chapter 380 Business Incentives Grant application for economic development and authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding approving an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement with Friendswood Independent School District (FISD) for the use of their buses during City events and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement.

16. Discussion and possible action regarding authorizing the City Manager to execute an application for a zone classification change for 111 E. Willowick, the cell tower property behind old City Hall, from Downtown District (DD) to Planned Unit Development (PUD).

17. Discussion and possible action regarding approving the creation of three alternate positions on the Friendswood Library Board.

18. Discussion and possible action regarding Council directing attorneys to request mediation with the plaintiffs in Case No. 12-2836, 212th Galveston District Court and if plaintiff refuses to then file a motion to compel mediation.

19. Discussion and possible action regarding the Tropical Storm Allison buy-out lots and/or related grants/funding for such buy-out by the City, including but not limited to lots in Imperial Estates Section 1.

20. Resolution

     A. Resolution R2013-06: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, amending Rules of Procedure for the conduct of City Council meetings by amending Rule 17 in order to include an invocation and Pledge of Allegiance and to modify the provisions of the rule concerning discussion and action; and repealing all other resolutions inconsistent or in conflict herewith.

21. Ordinances

     Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Ordinance No. T2013-08: (Title: Second and Final 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: Second and Final 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: Second and Final 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: Second and Final 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. T2013-13: (Title: Second and Final 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," with certain exceptions, (to replace previously permitted "Professional" uses), NAICS use #621 "Ambulatory Health Care Services," with certain exceptions, (to replace previously approved "Medical, Dental and Optometry" uses), new NAICS use #531 "Real Estate" and new NAICS use #52 "Finance and Insurance," with certain exceptions, 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," (with the exception of NAICS Use #54194 "Veterinary Services"), NAICS Use #621 "Ambulatory Health Care Services," (with the exception of NAICS Use #6214 "Outpatient Care Centers"), NAICS Use #531 "Real Estate," NAICS Use #52 Use "Finance and Insurance," (with the exception of NAICS Use #522298 "All other nondepository credit intermediation");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.

     F. Ordinance No. T2013-14: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2013-06 ordering a City Election to be held on May 11, 2013) An ordinance of the City Council of Friendswood amending Ordinance 2013-06 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 thesubject.

     G. Ordinance No. T2013-15: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment VII 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 VII" 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.

     H. Ordinance No. T2013-16: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment VIII 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 VIII" 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.

     I. Ordinance No. T2013-17: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment IX to the Original General Budget of the City for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 to provide for supplemental appropriation and/or transfer of certain funds and authorizing the City Manager to sign a contract with Phonoscope) An ordinance amending City of Friendswood, Texas, Ordinance No. 2012-26, passed and approved October 01, 2012, same being an ordinance approving and adopting the City’s General Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 by approving "Budget Amendment IX" 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; authorizing the City Manager’s execution of an agreement with Phonoscope Light Wave, Inc.; providing for severability; and providing other matters related to the subject.

     J. Ordinance No. T2013-18: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment X to the Original General Budget of the City for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 to provide for supplemental appropriation and/or transfer of certain funds and authorizing the City Manager to sign an agreement to purchase a specially trained canine) 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 X" 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; authorizing the City Manager’s execution of an agreement with United States K-9 Unlimited, Inc.; providing for severability; and providing other matters related to the subject.

     K. Ordinance No. T2013-19: (Title: First reading of an ordinance amending the zoning classification for 2.83 acres designated as 1501 W. Parkwood Avenue, Lot 2 of the Gardens at Friendswood Lakes, situated in the George W. Patterson Survey, Abstract 645, Galveston County, Texas, rezoning such property from Community Shopping Center (CSC) to Planned Unit Development – Specific Use Permit (PUD-SUP) for "Senior Citizen Only Multi-Family purposes;" amending PUD-SUP Ordinance 2009-14, referencing 1423 W. Parkwood Avenue, being Lot 1 of the Gardens at Friendswood Lakes, situated in the George W. Patterson Survey, Abstract 645, Galveston County, Texas, to add said 2.83 acres (Lot 2), amending the existing site plan to include an additional thirty six (36) units, providing for setback requirements and related amendments for such purposes, but otherwise subject to the prior regulations, restrictions, and conditions of Ordinance 2009-14 and specific conditions herein) An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C – "Zoning," by amending the zoning classification for 2.83 acres designated as 1501 W. Parkwood Avenue, Lot 2 of the Gardens at Friendswood Lakes, situated in the George W. Patterson Survey, Abstract 645, Galveston County, Texas; rezoning such property from Community Shopping Center (CSC) to Planned Unit Development – Specific Use Permit (PUD-SUP) for "Senior Citizen Only Multi-Family purposes;" amending PUD-SUP Ordinance 2009-14, referencing 1423 W. Parkwood Avenue, being Lot 1 of the Gardens at Friendswood Lakes, situated in the George W. Patterson Survey, Abstract 645, Galveston County, Texas, to add said 2.83 acres (Lot 2), amending the existing site plan to include an additional thirty six (36) units, providing for setback requirements, and related amendments for such purposes, as depicted in Exhibit B, attached hereto, but otherwise subject to the prior regulations, restrictions, and conditions of Ordinance 2009-14 and specific conditions herein; 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.

22. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

23. Consent Agenda

     Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Authorize disposal of two out-of-service Police Department vehicles (P238 and P240) through Houston Auto Auction in accordance with the vehicle Replacement Policy

     B. Approving concurrence with Friendswood Development Company’s re-appointment of Brian Gibson and Doug Konopka to the West Ranch Management District Board of Directors

     C. Approve acceptance of UV Country’s donation of a Kawasaki TERYX4 to the Friendswood Police Department

     D. Accepting the March 2013 Property Tax Report

     E. Approving the minutes of the March 04 and March 18, 2013, City Council Meetings

24. Adjournment

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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 MAY 02, 2013, AT 4:30 PM.

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.