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Regular City Council Meeting

Date: October 3, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM

 

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
OCTOBER 03, 2016 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 5:30 PM ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2016, AT FRIENDSWOOD CITY HALL, COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 910 S. FRIENDSWOOD DRIVE, FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS, REGARDING THE ITEMS OF BUSINESS ACCORDING TO THE AGENDA LISTED BELOW. THE CITY COUNCIL EXPRESSES ITS INTENT THAT A QUORUM OF THE CITY COUNCIL, INCLUDING THE MAYOR WHO WILL PRESIDE OVER SUCH MEETING, WILL BE PRESENT AT THE ABOVE LOCATION. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT A MEMBER OF THE CITY COUNCIL WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE REGULAR MEETING BY VIDEOCONFERENCE CALL. SUCH MEMBER OF CITY COUNCIL SHALL BE LOCATED AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: IMPERIAL RIDING SCHOOL RENAISSANCE VIENNA HOTEL, UNGARGASSE 60, VIENNA, 1030 AUSTRIA.

5:30 PM – REGULAR MEETING

1. Call to order

2. Invocation – Pastor Jim Bass, Friendswood 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. Planning and Zoning Commission Large Retail Discussion
   
B. 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 pending litigation (Robert J. Bertrand, et al v. City of Friendswood) and Section 551.071 – Consultation with Attorney regarding pending claims against Olson & Olson, LLP, arising from settlement of legal action and Section 551.071 – Consultation with Attorney regarding potential litigation arising from pending zoning change application. (Verizon Wireless)

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 .485 acre of land known as Reserve C out of Clearwood Business Park, property located at 4370 FM 2351, Friendswood, Harris County, Texas, to change from Light Industrial (LI) to Light Industrial/Specific Use Permit (LI/SUP) to allow NAICS #312140 Distilleries.

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 Friendswood Chamber of Commerce Board Member Gerry Stacy
    
B. Annual Report from Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP) Executive Director Dan Seal 
   
C. Annual collection report from Delinquent Tax Attorney Mike Darlow with Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins & Mott, LLP

11. City Manager’s Report  
      A. 14th Annual Broker Developer Event
     
B. Fall Haul Clean Up Event

12. Discussion and possible action regarding approving appointments/ reappointments to the following Boards, Committees and Commissions:
    
A. 4th of July Steering Committee
    
B. Investment Committee
    
C. Keep Friendswood Beautiful
    
D. Senior Citizens Advisory Committee

13. Discussion and possible action regarding considering amendments to the existing agreement with Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership for economic development services.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding disposition of Bid No. 2016-08 designating the Official City Newspaper for Publication of Legal and Official News for the City of Friendswood.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding a services agreement with the Friendswood Downtown Economic Development Corporation.

16. Resolutions

      Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

      A. Resolution R2016-18: A resolution of the City of Friendswood, Texas, hereby designating ___________ as representative and ___________ as alternate to the Houston – Galveston Area Council 2017 General Assembly and Board of Directors.

      B. Resolution R2016-19: A resolution of the City of Friendswood, Texas, approving the bylaws of the Friendswood Downtown Economic Development Corporation; and repealing all other resolutions inconsistent or in conflict herewith.

17. Ordinances

      Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

      A. Ordinance No. T2016-36: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance granting a franchise for electricity transmission and delivery services to Texas-New Mexico Power Company) An ordinance of the City of Friendswood, Texas, granting an electrical franchise to Texas-New Mexico Power Company pursuant to Title 28, ART. 1175, V.A.T.S. and Section 181.043, Texas Utilities Code; stating a purpose; providing for a term of thirty years; providing for the location of facilities; providing for repair of excavations and obstructions; providing for indemnity to the City of Friendswood; providing for street rental; repealing the former franchise, which is Ordinance No. 85-22 of the City of Friendswood as amended by both Ordinance No. 95-10 and Ordinance No. 96-8; and providing for formal adoption.

      B. Ordinance No. T2016-38: (Title: First reading of an ordinance approving a joint boundary agreement with the City of League City, Texas) An ordinance approving an interlocal agreement adjusting the boundaries of the City’s territorial limits between the City of Friendswood, Texas, and the City of League City, Texas; authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement and the City Secretary to attest; and providing an effective date.

     C. Ordinance No. T2016-39: (Title: First reading of an ordinance amending the zoning classification for a tract or parcel containing 0.485 acres located at 4370 FM 2351, Friendswood, Texas, by granting a zone classification change from Light Industrial (LI) to Light Industrial/Specific Use Permit (LI/SUP) for NAICS Use # 312140 "Distilleries," 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 0.485 acres of land, a called Reserve "C," Block 1, of the final plat of Clearwood Business Park, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Volume 676, page 200 of the map records of Harris County, Texas; amending the zone classification from Light Industrial (LI) to Light Industrial/Specific Use Permit (LI/SUP) and granting a Specific Use Permit for NAICS Use #312140 "distilleries;" 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.

     D. Ordinance No. T2016-40: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment XI 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 XI" 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.

      E. Ordinance No. T2016-41: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting the City of Friendswood, Texas, General Budget for the Fiscal Year 2016/2017) An ordinance approving and adopting the City of Friendswood, Texas, General Budget for the Fiscal Year 2016/2017; making appropriations for the City for such Fiscal Year as reflected in said budget, and making certain findings and containing certain provisions relating to the subject.

     F. Ordinance No. T2016-42: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance providing for the levy and collection of ad valorem taxes of the City of Friendswood, Texas, for the tax year commencing October 1, 2016, and ending September 30, 2017) An ordinance providing for the levy and collection of ad valorem taxes of the City of Friendswood, Texas, for the tax year commencing October 1, 2016, and ending September 30, 2017; providing the date on which such taxes shall be due and payable; providing for penalty and interest on all taxes not timely paid; providing for severability; and repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent or in conflict herewith.

18. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

19. Consent Agenda

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Authorizing the final acceptance of the Schulz Sportspark restroom and concession buildings into the contractor’s one-year maintenance period

     B. Authorizing a contract with Galveston County to provide fire protection services in the unincorporated areas of the county

     C. Accepting the August 2016 Property Tax Report ?

20. 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 SEPTEMBER 29, 2016, AT 12:15 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.