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City Council Meeting - Canvass

Date: May 18, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
MAY 18, 2015 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 6:30 PM ON MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015, AT FRIENDSWOOD CITY HALL, COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 910 S. FRIENDSWOOD DRIVE, FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS, REGARDING THE ITEMS OF BUSINESS ACCORDING TO THE AGENDA LISTED BELOW:

6:30 PM – REGULAR MEETING

1. Call to order

2. Invocation – Pastor Mike Cervantes, New Hope 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. Comments from Candidates and Incoming Councilmembers

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)

RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

7. Consideration and possible action regarding a proposed settlement agreement with Wight Realty Interests, Ltd.

8. Resolutions

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Resolution R2015-09: 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 and paving improvements as part of the Whispering Pines Avenue/Friendswood Link Road project for the City of Friendswood, Texas; and authorizing the use of eminent domain power to condemn property for the Whispering Pines Ave./Friendswood Link Road Project.

     B. Resolution R2015-13: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, canvassing the returns of the May 09, 2015, City of Friendswood General Election for the position of Mayor and Council Positions No. 1 and No. 3.

9. Presentation of Certificates of Election

10. Oaths of Office

The Honorable Judge Woltz will administer the Oath of Office for Mayor and Council Position No. 1 and Position No. 3

11. Ordinance

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Ordinance No. T2015-16: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment XI 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 XI" 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.

12. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

13. 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 MAY 14, 2015, AT 4:09 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.