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Date: February 2, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
FEBRUARY 02, 2015 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2015, 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 Ralph Hobratschk, Hope Lutheran 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 Sanitary Sewer Assessment Study
   
C. Discussion regarding local Sales Tax options
   
D. Discussion with the Community and Economic Development Committee to discuss implementation of an Economic Development Policy
   
E. Discussion regarding the heater at the Sesquicentennial Swimming Pool

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. (Wight Realty Interests, Ltd., vs. City of Friendswood) and Section 551.072 – Deliberation regarding real property. (Right-of-way acquisition and Parkland development; legal advice only regarding potential development of real property located within the City of Friendswood)

7. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

8. Special Recognition and Acknowledgements
   
A. *****Special Presentation of the Five Star Spirit Award for the Fourth Quarter of 2014 to Christina Hicks, Youth Services Librarian*****

9. Joint Docketed Public Hearings
   
To receive comments from the public, both oral and written, regarding:
   
A. Amending Appendix C, Zoning Ordinance of the City of Friendswood Code of Ordinances, regarding amendments to Section 8. Supplemental District Regulations I. 2. a. Perimeter Landscaping and Screening.

    B. Amending Appendix C, Zoning Ordinance of the City of Friendswood Code of Ordinances, regarding replacement of the Official Zoning Map according to Appendix C Zoning Ordinance Section 3.

    C. Zone classification change request for a tract of land containing 135.778 acres out of the Sarah McKissick Survey, property located at 3801 FM 528, Harris County, to change from Planned Unit Development (Ordinance No. 2004-13 and Ordinance No. 2005-34) to Planned Unit Development (new). (Whitcomb Property)

10. 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)

11. Communications from Committees and Special Reports
     
A. Annual Report from Animal Shelter Advisory Committee Co-Chair Dr. Donald Stran

12. City Manager’s Report
     
A. Annual Tree Giveaway Numbers
     
B. Texas Municipal League Library Award
     
C. Friendswood Ranks as one of America’s 100 Safest Cities
     
D. Chamber of Commerce Citizens of the Year Award ?

13. Discussion and possible action regarding the disposition of Bid No. 2014-09 for the City of Friendswood Uniforms, Supplies and Services.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a lease agreement with Ms. Florence Lanning for City property at 220 Shadwell.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding approving an earnest money contract for the purchase of 1.0545 acres at 1102 Winding Way, Friendswood, Galveston County, Texas, and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contact.

16. Resolutions

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Resolution R2015-03: 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 VA – Victims of Crime Act Formula Grant Program for planning year 2016; and authorizing the submission of such grant application to the Criminal Justice Division of the Office of Governor.

     B. Resolution R2015-04: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, determining that an easement is needed for construction, operation, and maintenance of the extension of Friendswood Lakes Blvd across North Eagle Creek; approving the acceptance of said easement from the Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District, property owner.

     C. Resolution R2015-05: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, determining that land is needed for construction, installation, maintenance, operation, inspection, replacement, repair, and removal of certain public utility lines as part of the paving, drainage, and water line improvements on Whispering Pines\Friendswood Link Road project for the City of Friendswood, Texas; and authorizing the City Manager to make final offer to acquire such land.

17. Ordinances
     
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

      A. Ordinance No. T2015-01: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 86 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood pertaining to adjustment of water usage bills) An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Chapter 86, Utilities, Sections 86-94 and 86-95; providing rules and regulations governing adjustments of water usage bills due to defects in customer lines, and adjustments of water usage bills due to unusual and inexplicably large usage; providing for a penalty of an amount not to exceed $500 per violation; and providing for severability.

     B. Ordinance No. T2015-03: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance amending the zoning classification of a 5.6008 acre tract of land out of the partial replat of Friendswood Square Reserve "A", located at 108 W. Edgewood Drive, from "Community Shopping Center" (CSC) to "Community Shopping Center – Specific Use Permit" (CSC-SUP) to allow NAICS Use #8131 – "Religious Organizations" in place of prior Ordinance No. 99-13 which granted an SUP for "used merchandise stores") An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C, "Zoning," by amending the zoning classification for 108 W. Edgewood Drive, a 5.6008 acre tract of land, Restricted Reserve "A" out of the partial replat of Friendswood Square Reserve "A", a subdivision of 6.1227 acres of land being a replat of Restricted Reserve "A" Friendswood Square, recorded in Volume 2005A, Page 62 of the map records of Galveston County, Texas, rezoning such property from "Community Shopping Center" (CSC) to "Community Shopping Center – Specific Use Permit" (CSC-SUP) to allow NAICS Use #8131 – "Religious Organizations"; 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.

     C. Ordinance No. T2015-04: (Title: Amended Second and Final reading of an ordinance amending Appendix C "Zoning," Section 20, "Definitions, Paragraph P. "Home Occupation" by amending and updating the definition of such term) An ordinance amending Appendix C – "Zoning," Section 20, "Definitions", Paragraph P. "Home Occupation" to revise and update the definition of such term; 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. T2015-05: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance ordering a City election to be held on May 09, 2015) An ordinance of the City Council of Friendswood calling for the holding of a General Election on May 09, 2015, for the purpose of electing a Mayor and two (2) Councilmembers, (Position Numbers 1 and 3); ordering a runoff election on June 13, 2015, if necessary; and making other provisions related to the subject.

     E. Ordinance No. T2015-06: (Title: First reading of an ordinance adopting the new Official Zoning Map for the City of Friendswood) An ordinance amending Appendix C, "Zoning," Section 3. "Provision for Official Zoning Map," to update and adopt the Official Zoning Map of the City, incorporating approved changes in district boundaries and other matters portrayed on the Official Zoning Map; 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.

     F. Ordinance No. T2015-07: (Title: First reading of an ordinance amending Appendix C "Zoning," Section 8, "Supplementary district regulations," Subsection I, "Landscaping and screening requirements," Paragraph 2, "Perimeter landscaping and screening," Subparagraph A, "Adjacent property, buffer maintenance and installation" by amending and updating such subparagraph) An ordinance amending Appendix C – "Zoning," Section 8, "Supplementary District Regulations," Subsection I, "Landscaping and Screening Requirements," Paragraph 2, "Perimeter Landscaping and Screening," Subparagraph A, "Adjacent Property, Buffer Maintenance and Installation" to revise and update such buffer maintenance requirements; 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.

     G. Ordinance No. T2015-08: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment VI 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 VI" 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.

     H. Ordinance No. T2015-09: (Title: First reading of an ordinance changing the prior zoning classification of a tract of land consisting of approximately 135.778 acres, located at 3801 FM 528, situated in the Sarah McKissick Survey, Abstract 549, as more specifically described in Exhibit "A" from PUD-Mixed Use as referenced in prior Ordinance No.’s 2004-13/2005-34, to a new PUD-Mixed Use project, the "Friendswood Town Center" as more fully described herein) An ordinance amending Appendix "C" "Zoning", of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Section 3, "Provision for Official Zoning Map", rezoning the property generally located at 3801 FM 528, a tract of land of approximately 135.778 acres of land situated in the Sarah McKissick Survey, Abstract 549, more fully described in Exhibit "A", incorporated by reference, from the prior designation of Planned Unit Development-Mixed Use, as referenced in prior Ordinance No.’s 2004-13/2005-34, to a new Planned Unit Development-Mixed Use, the "Friendswood Town Center", pursuant to the attached conceptual site plan included in Exhibit "B", all as more specifically provided herein; providing for the 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.

18. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

19. Consent Agenda
     
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
     
A. Authorizing the disposal of a Police Department vehicle through Houston Auto Auction and in accordance with the Vehicle Replacement Fund
     
B. Approving amendments to the Masa Sushi Japanese Restaurant Economic Development Agreement
     
C. Accepting the December 2014 Property Tax Report
     
D. Approving the Minutes of the January 05, 2015, Council Meeting

20. 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) ?

21. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

22. Discussion and possible action regarding approving 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 29, 2014, AT 5:30 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.