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Date: January 11, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
JANUARY 11, 2016 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016, 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 Lynn Colby, Calvary Chapel 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. Capital Projects Update 
   
 B. Utility Rates
    
C. Discussion regarding Sales Tax Election in May 
    
D. Discussion of firearms possession during governmental body meetings
    
E. Discussion with Planning and Zoning Commission regarding Downtown Permitted Use Table (PUT)

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. Joint Public Hearing

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

     A. Zone classification change request for a .8451 acre tract of land out of Lot 4, Block 2 of Sherman Place, property located on FM 2351, Friendswood, Harris County, Texas, to change from Community Shopping Center (CSC) to Community Shopping Center-Specific Use Permit (CSC-SUP) to allow NAICS Use #522298, All Other Non-depository Credit Intermediation (pawn shop)

     B. Zone classification change request for a .981 acre tract being a replat of a part of Lot 1, Block 6 of Friendswood Subdivision, property located at 103, 105, and 107 Shadwell Ln, Friendswood, Galveston County, Texas, to change from Planned Unit Development-Specific Use Permit (PUD-SUP) (Ord No. 2000-38, Ord No. 2005-37, Ord No. 2011-11 and Ord No. 2013-41) to revised Planned Unit Development (PUD)

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. Communications from Committees and Special Reports
     
A. Annual Report from Zoning Board of Adjustment Chair Greg Hughes

11. City Manager’s Report
     
A. Annual Tree Give Away
     
B. Employee Service Awards

12. Discussion and possible action regarding disposition of Bid No. 2015-21 for Sportspark netting.

13. Discussion and possible action regarding disposition of Bid No. 2015-22 for Sportspark fencing.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding direction to Staff implementing policy for possession of firearms during governmental body meetings. ?

15. Ordinances

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Ordinance No. T2016-01: (Title: First reading of an ordinance changing the prior zoning classification of a tract of land consisting of approximately .981 acres, also known as Lots 1, 2 and 3 in Winding Hollow Subdivision, being a replat of a part of Lot 1, Block 6, Friendswood Subdivision, in the Sarah McKissick or J.R. Williams League, according to the map of record in Volume 238, Page 14, in the office of the County Clerk of Galveston County, Texas, from Planned Unit Development (PUD)/Specific Use Permits, as referenced in prior Ordinance Nos. 2000-38, 2005-37, 2011-11 and 2013-41, to a new Planned Unit Development (PUD), as more fully described herein) An ordinance amending Appendix "C" "Zoning", of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, by amending the Zoning Classification for the property generally located at 103, 105 and 107 Shadwell Lane, a tract of land consisting of approximately .981 acres, also known as Lots 1, 2 and 3 in Winding Hollow subdivision, being a replat of a part of Lot 1, Block 6, Friendswood subdivision, in the Sarah McKissick or J.R. Williams League, more fully described in Exhibit "A", incorporated by reference, from the prior designation of Planned Unit Development (PUD)/Specific Use Permits, as referenced in prior Ordinance Nos. 2000-38, 2005-37, 2011-11 and 2013-41, to a new Planned Unit Development (PUD), pursuant to the attached 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.

     B. Ordinance No. T2016-02: (Title: First reading of an ordinance amending the zoning classification for a tract or parcel containing 0.8451 acres out of Lot 4, Block 2 of Sherman Place, a subdivision plat of record at Volume 69, page 231 of the Deed Records of Harris County, Texas by granting a zone classification change from Community Shopping Center (CSC) to Community Shopping Center/Specific Use Permit (CSC/SUP) for NAICS Use #522298 "All Other Non-Depository Credit Intermediation [pawn shop]," as more fully described herein) An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C – "Zoning," by amending the zoning classification for a tract or parcel containing 0.8451 acres out of Lot 4, Block 2 of Sherman Place, a subdivision plat of record at Volume 69, Page 231 of the deed records of Harris County, Texas; amending the zone classification from Community Shopping Center (CSC) to Community Shopping Center/Specific Use Permit (CSC/SUP) and granting a Specific Use Permit for NAICS Use #522298 "All Other Non-depository Credit Intermediation (pawn shop); 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. T2016-03: (Title: First and Final reading ordering a General City Election to be held on May 07, 2016) An ordinance of the City Council of Friendswood calling for the holding of a General Election on May 07, 2016, for the purpose of electing two (2) Councilmembers, (Position numbers 4 and 6); ordering a Runoff Election on June 11, 2016, if necessary; and making other provisions related to the subject.

     D. Ordinance No. T2016-04: (Title: First and Final reading ordering a Sales and Use Tax Election to be held on May 07, 2016) An ordinance of the City Council of Friendswood calling for the holding of a Special Election on May 07, 2016, for the purpose of authorizing a local sales and use tax at the rate of one-half of one percent for maintenance and repair of municipal streets; and making other provisions related to the subject.

     E. Ordinance No. T2016-05: (Title: First and Final reading ordering a Sales and Use Tax Election to be held on May 07, 2016) An ordinance of the City Council of Friendswood calling for the holding of a Special Election on May 07, 2016, for the purpose of authorizing a local sales and use tax at the rate of three-eighths of one percent for maintenance and repair of municipal streets; and making other provisions related to the subject.

      F. Ordinance No. T2016-06: (Title: First and Final reading ordering an Economic Development Sales and Use Tax Election to be held on May 07, 2016) An ordinance of the City Council of Friendswood calling for the holding of a Special Election on May 07, 2016, for the purpose of authorizing a local economic development sales and use tax at the rate of one-eighth of one percent pursuant to Chapter 505, Texas Local Government Code; and making other provisions related to the subject.

     G. Ordinance No. T2016-07: (Title: First and Final reading of an Ordinance adopting Budget Amendment XVI 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 XVI" 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. T2016-08: (Title: First and Final reading of an Ordinance adopting Budget Amendment III 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 III" 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.

16. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

17. Consent Agenda

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Ratify the Mayor’s signature on a grant application from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program in the amount of $86,900. The application request is to install lightning warning equipment within nine city parks to provide early warning of approaching electrical storms
    
B. Authorizing the disposal of a Police Department Vehicle through Houston Auto Auction and in accordance with the Vehicle Replacement Fund
    
C. Accepting the November 2015 Property Tax Report
    
D. Approving the Minutes of the November 02, and December 07, 2015, Council Meetings

18. 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 JANUARY 07, 2016, AT 5:20 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.