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Date: August 3, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
AUGUST 03, 2015 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 5:00 PM ON MONDAY, AUGUST 03, 2015, AT FRIENDSWOOD CITY HALL, COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 910 S. FRIENDSWOOD DRIVE, FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS, REGARDING THE ITEMS OF BUSINESS ACCORDING TO THE AGENDA LISTED BELOW:

5:00 PM – REGULAR MEETING

1. Call to order

2. Invocation – Pastor McCauley Austin, Friendswood 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. Budget Discussion
B. Capital Projects Update
 

6. Special Recognition and Acknowledgements

     A. Special Presentation of the Five Star Spirit Award for the Second Quarter of 2015 to Jamie Eubanks, Assistant Senior Program Manager, Parks and Recreation Department. ?

7. Joint Public Hearing
   
To receive comments from the public, both oral and written, regarding:
   
A. Zone classification change request for .6402 acres, known as Reserve A, Block 1 of the Final Plat of Cedarwood Estates Subdivision, property located at 810 S. Friendswood Dr., Suite 100, Friendswood, Galveston County, Texas, to change from Downtown District (DD) to Downtown District – Specific Use Permit (DD-SUP) to allow NAICS Use #713940, Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers for 4,450 square feet of the building.

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 Community and Economic Development Committee Member Skip Evans

10. City Manager’s Report 
     
A. Chamber of Commerce Award
    
B. Library’s 50th Birthday
    
C. Rain Barrel Workshop

 

RECESS THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

CONVENE A MEETING OF THE CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST PER THE POSTED AGENDA

ADJOURN THE CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST MEETING

RECONVENE THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

11. Discussion and possible action regarding authorizing the monthly transfer of funds from the City of Friendswood to the City of Friendswood Employee Benefit Trust.

12. Discussion and possible action regarding the Farmer’s Market.

13. Discussion and possible action regarding an appointment to fill a vacancy on the West Ranch Management District Board.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding appointing a new member to the Community and Economic Development Committee to fill a vacancy.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding the Whispering Pines Project. ?

16. Discussion and possible action regarding the disposition of Bid No. 2015-13 for a construction contract to Replace Lift Station No. 3 project in Annalea Subdivision.

17. Discussion and possible action regarding downtown streetscaping for City Hall, Fire Station No. 1, and Stevenson Park.

18. Ordinances

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Ordinance No. T2015-21: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance rezoning a tract of land consisting of approximately 5.6144 acres, located at 14550 Beamer Rd., in the James F. Perry and Emily M Austin Survey, Abstract No. 55, Harris County, Texas and being part of Lot 69, Hoidale Coffman Subdivision recorded in Volume 3, Page 6 of the Harris County Map Records, Friendswood, Texas, (as more fully described herein), from Industrial ("I") to Industrial/Specific Use Permit ("I/SUP") for NAISC Use #486, "Pipeline Transportation") 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 14550 Beamer Rd, a tract of land of approximately 5.6144 acres, located at 14550 Beamer Rd., in the James F. Perry and Emily M Austin survey, Abstract No. 55, Harris County, Texas and being part of Lot 69, Hoidale Coffman Subdivision recorded in Volume 3, Page 6 of the Harris County map records, Friendswood, Texas, more fully described herein from the current designation of Industrial ("I") to Industrial-Specific Use Permit ("I-SUP"), permitting NAICS Use #486 "Pipeline Transportation", 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.

     B. Ordinance No. T2015-23: (Title: First reading of an ordinance rezoning a tract of land consisting of approximately .6402 acres, located at 810 S. Friendswood Dr., also known as Reserve A in the Final Plat of Cedarwood Estates Subdivision, Friendswood, Galveston County, Texas, (as more fully described herein), from Downtown District ("DD") to Downtown District/Specific Use Permit ("DD/SUP") for NAISC Use #713940, "Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers, limited to the specific area denoted 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 810 S. Friendswood Dr, a tract of land of approximately .6402 acres, also known as Reserve "A" in the final plat of Cedarwood Estates Subdivision, Friendswood, Galveston County, Texas, more fully described herein from the current designation of Downtown District ("DD") to Downtown District/Specific Use Permit ("DD/SUP"), permitting NAICS Use #713940 "Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers" limited to the specific area denoted in Exhibit "B-4", 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.

     C. Ordinance No. T2015-24: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment XIV 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 XIV" 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.

19. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

20. Consent Agenda

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Authorizing Council to invoke Rule 1(A) of the Rules of Procedure to schedule the September City Council meeting for September 14, 2015, due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 7, 2015

     B. Authorizing the Mayor to sign an agreement between Harris County and the City of Friendswood for use of Harris County’s 800 Megahertz Radio System

     C. Authorizing the Mayor to sign a letter consenting to American Tower’s request to modify AT&T equipment at the Tower Site at 1606 Whitaker Drive

     D. Approving a license agreement for a Buyout Property located at 106 Diamond Lane and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement

     E. Approving the appointments of City Council Liaisons to Committees, Boards, and Commissions

     F. Accepting the June 2015 Property Tax Report

21. 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 JULY 30, 2015, AT 6:15 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.