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Date: December 7, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
DECEMBER 07, 2015 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 07, 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 David Bridges, Friendswood Friends 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. Regarding Schedule of Events and Plan of Finance for the City’s Series 2016 Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Bonds and Series 2016 General Obligation Permanent Improvement and Refunding Bonds

    B. Sales Tax Election in May

    C. Discussion regarding amendments to the Permitted Use Table relative to retail uses

    D. Capital Projects Update

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 contemplated litigation arising from settlement of legal action. (Wight Realty Interests, Ltd. v. City of Friendswood) and Section 551.072 Deliberation regarding real property. (Parkland development; legal advice only regarding potential development of real property located within the City of Friendswood)

7. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

8. Public Hearing

    To receive comments from the public, both oral and written, regarding:

    A. Proposed Resolutions declaring encroachments within the Whispering Pines Avenue right of way to be a  nuisance per se and authorizing action to abate and/or remove such encroachments.

9. 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)

10. City Manager’s Report
    
A. Tyler Software Implementation
    
B. Fall Haul Numbers
    
C. Upcoming Holiday Events
    
D. Library Pavers
    
E. Approval of Local Mitigation Plan

11. Discussion and possible action regarding the disposition of RFP No. 2015-18 for Installation of New Roof at City Hall.

12. Discussion and possible action regarding disposition of Bid No. 2015-19 for Fencing and Netting for Sportspark.

13. Discussion and possible action regarding disposition of Bid No. 2015-20 for Paving and Sidewalks for Sportspark.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding disposition of Bid No. 2015-17 to Construct Mary Ann Dr., W. Shadowbend Ave., Townes Rd., and Winding Rd., and authorize the Mayor to execute a contract.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding rescinding prior action to award a contract with the Oncore Group, LLC, for the construction of softball fields at the Sportspark.

16. Discussion and possible action regarding purchase of new Stevenson Park electronic reader board sign.

17. Discussion and possible action regarding reappointments/appointments to the Keep Friendswood Beautiful Board.

18. Discussion and possible action regarding naming City Facilities, Fire Station No. 1, Sportspark, and Baker Road Park.

19. Resolutions

     Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
    
A. Resolution R2015-26: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, declaring encroachments within the Whispering Pines Avenue right-of-way to be a nuisance per se and directing City Staff to take action to summarily abate such encroachments.

     B. Resolution R2015-27: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, declaring encroachments within the Whispering Pines Avenue right-of-way to be a nuisance per se and directing the City Attorney to initiate legal action for removal of such encroachments.

20. Ordinances

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Ordinance No. T2015-29: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance amending Appendix B, Section IV of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood) An ordinance amending Appendix B, Section IV of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas.

   B. Ordinance No. T2015-30: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance amending the zoning classification for 1100-1110 S. Friendswood Drive, being a trac  t or parcel containing 3.665 acres known as Lot 1, Block 1 of the Final Plat of Cowards Creek Office Park, situated in the Sarah McKissick League, Abstract Number 151, Galveston County, Friendswood, Texas, by granting an amendment to Ordinance No. 2001-05, granting a zone classification change from Office Park District (OPD) to Planned Unit Development (PUD) and permitting Specific Use Permit (SUP), by adding NAICS Use #8121 "Personal Care Services," NAICS Use #8129 "Other Personal Services," and NAICS Use #8139 "Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations," assigning NAICS Use numbers to the uses allowed pursuant to Ordinance No. 2001-05, but otherwise subject to the prior regulations, restrictions, and conditions of Ordinance No. 2001-05, 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 1100-1110 S. Friendswood Drive, being a tract or parcel containing 3.665 acres known as Lot 1, Block 1 of the final plat of Cowards Creek Office Park, situated in the Sarah McKissick League, Abstract Number 151, Galveston County, Friendswood, Texas; providing for the granting of an amendment to the Specific Use Permit (SUP) approved by Ordinance No. 2001-05 on January 22, 2001, to add new additional permitted uses of the property for NAICS Use #8121 "Personal Care Services," NAICS Use #8129 "Other Personal Services," and NAICS Use #8139 "Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations," assigning NAICS Use numbers to uses permitted under Ordinance No. 2001-05, but otherwise subject to the prior regulations, restrictions, and conditions of Ordinance No. 2001-05, 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.

     C. Ordinance No. T2015-32: (Title: First and Final reading of an Ordinance adopting Budget Amendment II to the Original General Budget of the City for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 to provide for supplemental appropriation and/or transfer of certain funds) An ordinance amending City of Friendswood, Texas, Ordinance No. 2015-27, passed and approved October 5, 2015, same being an ordinance approving and adopting the City’s General Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 by approving "Budget Amendment II" to the "Original General Budget of the City of Friendswood, Texas, for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016"; providing for supplemental appropriation and/or transfer of certain funds; providing for severability; and providing other matters related to the subject.

21. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

22. Consent Agenda

     Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Approving a license agreement between the City of Friendswood and Johnson Five Holdings, LLC, for a request to use existing and add new parking spaces within the City’s Right-of-Way located at Shadwell Lane

     B. Authorizing Council to invoke Rule 1(A) of the Rules of Procedure to schedule the January City Council meeting for January 11, 2016

     C. Accepting performance bonds for public paving, drainage, and utility improvements associated with West Boulevard Phase 4 and Sierra at West Ranch Section 2; allowing for early recordation of said plats

     D. Approving amendments to the Economic Development Agreement with Destination Holdings, LLC, to extend the construction completion date through June 30, 2016

     E. Endorse the Mayor’s appointment/reappointment of a board member to the Board of Directors of the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District to fill a term expiring January 31, 2016

     F. Accepting the October 2015 Property Tax Report

23. Adjournment

This facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Requests for accommodations or interpretive service must be made two (2) business days or more 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 DECEMBER 03, 2015, 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.