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Date: November 7, 2016

 

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS                                              )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD                                  )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS              )(
NOVEMBER 07, 2016                                         )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 5:00 PM ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2016, 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 Mike Ross, Friendswood Church of Christ

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. Waste Connections Contract Extension
B. Sign Ordinance – Billboards
C. Economic Development Report
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 potential litigation arising from pending zoning change application. (Verizon Wireless) and Section 551.071 – Consultation with Attorney regarding pending litigation (Robert J. Bertrand, et al v. City of Friendswood)

7. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

8. Special Recognition and Acknowledgements
A. 28th Consecutive Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Fiscal Year 2015, presented by Michael Gibbs, President of the Gulf Coast Government Finance Officers Association
B. Special Presentation of the Five Star Spirit Award for the Third Quarter of 2016 to Rebecca Wall, Crossing Guard, Friendswood Police Department

9. Joint Public Hearing
To receive comments from the public, both oral and written, regarding:
A. Zone classification change request for 7.5765 acres of land, more or less, being a called 8.58 acre tract of land, less those portions taken for FM 528 right-of-way, property located at 2907 W. Parkwood Ave., Friendswood, Galveston County, Texas, to change from Single Family Residential (SFR) to Community Shopping Center (CSC).

10. 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)

11. Communications from Committees and Special Reports
A. Annual Report from the Friendswood Historical Society by President Ann Whitaker

12. City Manager’s Report
A. Fall Haul Reminder
B. Stop the Bleed Campaign

13. Discussion and possible action regarding the amended services agreement with the Friendswood Downtown Economic Development Corporation.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding Lake Friendswood Change Order No. 2.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a contract with Friendswood Historical Society in the amount of $15,000 for the maintenance and preservation of historical sites in the City and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract.

16. Resolution
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
A. Resolution R2016-20: A resolution recognizing the importance of Municipal Courts, The Rule of Law, and the fair and impartial administration of justice.

17. Ordinances
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
A. Ordinance No. T2016-38: (Title: Second and Final 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.
B. Ordinance No. T2016-43 (Title: First reading of an ordinance amending the zoning classification for a tract or parcel containing 7.5765 acres located at 2907 W. Parkwood Avenue, Friendswood, Texas, by granting a zone classification change from Single-Family Residential (SFR) to Community Shopping Center (CSC), 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 7.5765 acres of land, more or less, being a called 8.58 acre tract of land less those portions taken for FM 528 right-of-way by deed recorded in Volume 979, Page 3, Office of the County Clerk of Galveston County, Texas, and by deed filed for record under Clerk’s File 8927433 of the real property records of Galveston County, Texas, being a part of the B.S. & F. Survey Number 5, Abstract 625, Galveston County, Texas; amending the zone classification from Single-Family Residential (SFR) to Community Shopping Center (CSC); 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. T2016-44 (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment I to the Original General Budget of the City for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 to provide for supplemental appropriation and/or transfer of certain funds) An ordinance amending City of Friendswood, Texas, Ordinance No. 2016-41, passed and approved October 3, 2016, same being an ordinance approving and adopting the City’s General Budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 by approving "Budget Amendment I" to the "Original General Budget of the City of Friendswood, Texas, for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017"; providing for supplemental appropriation and/or transfer of certain funds; providing for severability; and providing other matters related to the subject.

18. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

19. Consent Agenda
Consideration and possible action regarding the following:
A. Authorizing the Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department to purchase one 2017 Ford F-150 Crew Cab and authorize the trade-in of the 2008 Ford Expedition
B. Approving the disposal of Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department fire truck through private sale to City of Huntington Volunteer Fire Department
C. Authorizing the final acceptance of the Lift Station 3 project improvement project into the contractor’s one-year maintenance period
D. Authorizing the final acceptance of the Library improvement project into the contractor’s one-year maintenance period
E. Approving a contract with Galveston County Health District for Water Pollution Control and Abatement services for 2016-2017 and authorize the Mayor to execute the contract
F. Authorizing the ratification of the Mayor’s signature for the letter of participation in the planning process for the Harris County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
G. Authorizing the disposal of a Police vehicle through Houston Auto Auction
H. Accepting the September 2016 Property Tax Report
I. Approving the minutes of the September 12, 26, 29 and October 3, 2016, Council Meetings

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 NOVEMBER 03, 2016, AT 4:50 PM.

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.