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Date: April 6, 2015

 

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS                                   )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD                       )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS   )(
APRIL 06, 2015                                        )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, APRIL 06, 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 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. Capital Projects Update
B. Discussion regarding Fire Station Bond projects
C. Discussion regarding Annual Police Department Report
D. Discussion regarding the provision of utility service outside of the City’s corporate limits

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 551.074 – Personnel Matters; to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee. (City Attorney)

RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

7. Special Recognition and Acknowledgements
A. 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) from auditors Weaver and Tidwell, LLP, with Kevin
Sanford, CPA

B. Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Kid Hero Award

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 Parks and Recreation Board Chair Thomas Goodwin

10. City Manager’s Report
A. Keep Friendswood Beautiful Spring Sparkle
B. Chamber of Commerce Auto and Bike Show, Formerly FIG (Friendswood is Great) Fest
C. City’s Facebook Page
D. Rotary Club of Friendswood Donation
E. Library Groundbreaking

11. Discussion and possible action regarding appointing Yolanda Robles as an alternate member to the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee and moving Dennis Rundell from alternate member to regular member.

12. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a Chapter 380 Business Incentive Grant application for economic development with Lifestyle Financial Advisors, Inc., for Friendswood Professional Building B at 211 W. Edgewood Drive and authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement.

13. Resolution
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
A. Resolution 2015-07: A resolution of the City of Friendswood, Texas finding that Centerpoint Energy Entex’s ("Centerpoint" or "company") Statement of Intent to increase rates filing within the City should be denied; finding that the City’s reasonable rate case expenses shall be reimbursed by the company; finding that the meeting at which this resolution is passed is open to the public as required by law; requiring notice of this resolution to the company and legal counsel.

14. Ordinances
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
A. Ordinance No. T2015-12: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance approving an amendment to Ordinance No. 2012-04 approving an annual rate adjustment for solid waste collection and disposal) An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2012-04 in order to approve an annual rate adjustment as provided for in the City of Friendswood – IESI Solid Waste Franchise.
B. Ordinance No. T2015-13: (Title: First and Final reading amending Ordinance No. 2015-05 ordering a City Election to be held on May 09, 2015) An ordinance of the City Council of Friendswood amending Ordinance No. 2015-05 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 thesubject.
C. Ordinance No. T2015-14: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment IX 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 IX" 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.

15. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

16. Consent Agenda
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
A. Accepting performance bonds for public paving, drainage, and utility improvements associated with Arbor Gate Section 4 and Austin Chase Section 1 in West Ranch, and allow for the early recordation of said plats
B. Acceptance of Paving and Utilities improvements at completion of one year maintenance period of the Sierra at West Ranch Section 1
C. Approving an agreement with Friendswood Area Swim Team (FAST) for the use of the Sesquicentennial Swimming Pool and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement
D. Accepting the February 2015 Property Tax Report
E. Approving the Minutes of the February 2 and March 2, 2015, Council Meetings

17. 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

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

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 APRIL 02, 2015, AT 3:35 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.