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Date: April 4, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
APRIL 04, 2016 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, APRIL 04, 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 Jim Bass, First United Methodist 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. Body Cameras for the Police Department 
    
B. Discussion with Progressive Waste Solutions
   
C. Capital Projects Update
   
D. Discussion regarding the purchase of sewer capacity in the Blackhawk Wastewater Treatment Plant
   
E. Discussion regarding Tax Exemption application for Whitcomb property

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 551.071 – Consultation with Attorney regarding legal issues associated with Tax Exemption application for Whitcomb property 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) and Section 551.087 – Deliberation regarding economic development negotiations; to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect.

7. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

8. Discussion and possible action regarding recommendations from the City Attorney arising from a settlement of legal action (Wight Realty Interests, Ltd. v. City of Friendswood).

9. SPECIAL RECOGNITION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
   
A. Presentation of the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA) 2015 Achievement of Library Excellence Award, presented by Rebecca Pool, Library Director at the Deer Park Public Library and past President of TMLDA

10. Joint Public Hearing

To receive comments from the public, both oral and written, regarding:
    
A. Zone classification change request for a 1.5189 acre tract of land out of 1.586 acre tract, part of Lot 9, Block 2, Friendswood Subdivision, located in the Sarah McKissick or J.R. Williams League, property located at 311 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Galveston County, Texas, to change from Light Industrial (LI) to Downtown District (DD).

11. 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)

12. Communications from Committees and Special Reports
     
A. Annual report from Keep Friendswood Beautiful Chair Sherry Goen

13. City Manager’s Report
     
A. Keep Friendswood Beautiful Spring Sparkle
     
B. Chamber of Commerce Auto and Bike Show
     
C. Library Week
     
D. Youth Fishing Derby

14. Discussion and possible action regarding approval of a change order for the Paving Improvements on Whispering Pines Ave/Friendswood Link Road Project.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding disposition of Bid No. 2016-04 for Constructing Old City Park and Stevenson Park Connecting Trails.

16. Discussion and possible action regarding approval of a professional services contract with RJN Group, Inc., for a Phase II study of the City’s sanitary sewer system and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract.

17. Discussion and possible action regarding appointing a new member to fill a vacancy on the Keep Friendswood Beautiful Committee.

18. Discussion and possible action regarding the Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department donation fund.

19. Discussion and possible action regarding review of Harris County Appraisal Review Board decision on Whitcomb property Tax Exemption.

20. Resolution

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Resolution R2016-03: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, affirming an Equal Employment Opportunity Plan; and repealing all other resolutions inconsistent or in conflict herewith.

21. Ordinances

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Ordinance No. T2016-10: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance adopting revisions and updates to Appendix C "Zoning," Permitted Use Table, providing for the change of NAICS Use #447 and NAICS Use #532 from Permitted (P) to requiring a Special Use Permit (S) in the Downtown District (DD) as referenced in Exhibit "A") An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Appendix C – "Zoning," Section 7, "Schedule of District Regulations," Subsection 7.P.6, "Permitted Use Table," by providing for the adoption of amendments to the City’s Zoning Ordinance, changing the following NAICS Uses from Permitted (P) to requiring a Special Use Permit (S) within the "Downtown District" (DD) zone: NAICS Use #447 "Gasoline Stations" and NAICS Use #532 "Rental and Leasing Services;" providing a penalty for violation in an amount not to exceed $2000, or as otherwise provided by law; repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent or in conflict herewith; and providing for severability. (Tabled 02/01/2016)

     B. Ordinance No. T2016-17: (Title: First reading of an ordinance approving a vacation of a portion of a public right-of-way) An ordinance approving a vacation of a portion of a public right-of-way situated on property located at 906 Murphy Lane, Friendswood, Texas; authorizing the Mayor to execute and the City Secretary to attest a quitclaim deed by and between the City and Christi Saban.

     C. Ordinance No. T2016-21: (Title: First reading of an ordinance adopting the 2012 International Code Council versions of the International Building Code, International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Energy Conservation Code and International Residential Code for One-and Two-Family Dwellings; adopting the 2011 version of the National Electrical Code; and adopting local amendments) An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Chapter 14 "Buildings and Building Regulations" by adopting the 2012 International Building Code, 2012 International Plumbing Code, 2012 International Mechanical Code, 2012 International Fuel Gas Code, 2012 International Energy Conservation Code and International Residential Code for one- and two-family dwellings; adopting the 2011 National Electrical Code; adopting local amendments thereto; providing other matters relating to the subject; providing for a penalty of an amount not to exceed $2,000 for each day of violation of any provision hereof; and providing for severability.

     D. Ordinance No. T2016-22: (Title: First reading of an ordinance adopting the 2012 International Fire Code and 2012 Life Safety Code, with local amendments) An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Chapter 30 "Fire Protection and Prevention", Article III. "Fire Codes" by adopting the 2012 International Fire Code and the 2012 Life Safety Code; adopting local amendments thereto; providing other matters relating to the subject; providing a penalty of an amount not to exceed $2,000 for each day of violation of any provision hereof; and providing for severability.

     E. Ordinance No. T2016-23: (Title: First reading of an ordinance rezoning a 1.5189 acre tract of land located at 311 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas, (as more fully described herein), from Light Industrial (LI) to Downtown District (DD)) An ordinance amending Appendix "C" "Zoning", of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, by amending the zoning classification for a 1.5189 acre tract of land located at 311 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas, being out of a called 1.586 acre tract conveyed from J.R. May and wife, Louise May, to Charles C. Lary, III, and recorded under Galveston County Clerk’s file number 8549620, being part of Lot 9, Block 2, of Friendswood Subdivision, as recorded in Volume 238, Page 14, in the office of the County Clerk of Galveston County, Texas, located in the Sarah McKissick or J.R. Williams League, Galveston County, Texas; amending the zone classification from Light Industrial (LI) to Downtown District (DD), 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.

     F. Ordinance No. T2016-24: (Title: First 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. (Now known as Progressive Waste Solutions)

     G. Ordinance No. T2016-25: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment VI 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 VI" 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.

22. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

23. Consent Agenda

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. 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

     B. Authorizing the acceptance of paving and infrastructure improvements into the one-year maintenance period, Austin Chase, Section 2 in West Ranch

     C. Authorizing the acceptance of paving and public utility improvements into the one-year maintenance period, Sterling Creek, Section II

     D. Authorizing Council to invoke Rule 1(A) of the Rules of Procedure to schedule the first regular City Council meeting on May 2, 2016, to begin at 6:00 p.m. due to the Council Chambers being used for Early Voting for the General and Special Election

     E. Authorizing Council to invoke Rule 1(A) of the Rules of Procedure to schedule a second meeting in May for Monday, May 16, 2016, to canvass the votes from the May 7, 2016, General and Special Election

     F. Authorizing the Mayor to ratify and approve the annual evaluation of the City Manager

     G. Authorizing the Mayor to ratify and approve the electronic certification for Fiscal Year 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

     H. Accepting the February 2016 Property Tax Report

     I. Approving the Minutes of the February 16 and March 07, 2016, Council Meetings

24. 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)

25. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

26. Discussion and possible action regarding the annual review of the City Secretary.

27. 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 MARCH 31, 2016, 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.