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Date: June 5, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
JUNE 05, 2017 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, JUNE 05, 2017, 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 Ralph Hobratschk, Hope Lutheran 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. Multi-Year Financial Plan
   
B. Capital Projects Update
   
C. Police Department Radio Purchase

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 (Olson & Olson, LLP) and Section 551.071 – Consultation with Attorney regarding potential litigation arising from pending zoning change application. (Verizon Wireless)

7. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

8. Discussion and possible action regarding a settlement offer relating to pending claims against Olson & Olson, LLP.

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 Planning and Zoning Commission Chair Craig Lovell
    
B. Annual report from Fourth of July Steering Committee Vice-Chair Barbara Blanchard
    
C. Report from West Ranch Management District Board President Brian Gibson

11. City Manager’s Report
    
A. Fourth Of July Celebration
    
B. Fifty Club Officer of the Year
    
C. Waste Connections Awards High School Scholarships
    
D. Mosquito Control Efforts in Friendswood

12. Discussion and possible action regarding approving appointments/ reappointments to the following Board and Committees:
    
A. 4th of July Steering Committee
    
B. Keep Friendswood Beautiful
    
C. Zoning Board of Adjustment

13. Discussion and possible action regarding reappointments to West Ranch Management District Board.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding accepting a proposal from Infrastructure Management Services (IMS), for engineering services for development of a Pavement Management Master Plan and authorize the Mayor to execute the contract. ?

15. Discussion and possible action regarding accepting a change order with the El Dorado Paving Company, Inc., for the reconstruction of Woodlawn Avenue.

16. Discussion and possible action regarding concurrence with the City Manager’s appointment of the Director of Administrative Services.

17. Resolutions

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Resolution R2017-14: A resolution approving and adopting updates/ amendments to the "Design Criteria Manual" for the City of Friendswood, Texas; approving the standards contained therein for the design, construction and installation of public infrastructure and related facilities and improvements within the City; and repealing all prior design criteria manuals and repealing other resolutions or parts of resolutions inconsistent or in conflict herewith. (No action taken on 5/1/17)

     B. Resolution R2017-17: A resolution of the City of Friendswood, Texas, approving an amendment to the resolution designating individuals of the City as authorized representatives to the Texas Local Government Investment Pool ("Texpool/Texpool Prime"); and repealing all other resolutions inconsistent or in conflict herewith.

18. Ordinances

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Ordinance No. T2017-11: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance approving a vacation of a public right-of-way) An ordinance approving a vacation of a portion of a public right-of-way abutting the rear of properties located at 101-105, 301-305, 503-505, 701-705, 901-907, 1103-1105, 1301-1305 and 1501-1503 W. Viejo Drive, Friendswood, Texas; authorizing the Mayor to execute and the City Secretary to attest a quitclaim deed by and between the city and the owners of said properties.

     B. Ordinance No. T2017-12: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance changing the prior zoning classification of a tract of land consisting of 4.6212 acres from Business Park (BP) and Single Family Residential (SFR) to Planned Unit Development (PUD), property to be known as The Pond, as more fully described herein) An ordinance amending Appendix "C" "Zoning", of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Section 3, "provision for Official Zoning Map", rezoning the property generally consisting of 4.6212 acres from Business Park (BP) and Single Family Residential (SFR) to Planned Unit Development (PUD), said 4.6212 acres of land being part of Lot Two (2-3), in Block One, of Friendswood, a subdivision out of the Sarah McKissick Survey, Abstract 151, in Galveston County, Texas, City of Friendswood, more fully described in Exhibit "A", incorporated by reference, with such Planned Unit Development (PUD) to be governed for all purposes and conditions pursuant to the attached conceptual 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.

     C. Ordinance No. T2017-14: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance amending the zoning classification for a tract or parcel containing 1.8475 acres located at 104 Whispering Pines Avenue, Friendswood, Texas, by granting a zone classification change from Single-Family Residential (SFR) to Downtown District (DD), 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 1.8475 acres of land, being part of Abstract 151, Page 6, part of Lot 4 (4-1), Block 11, Friendswood Subdivision and adjacent abandoned Hatcher Lane right-of-way, Galveston County, Texas; amending the zone classification from Single-Family Residential (SFR) to Downtown District (DD); 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 T2017-17: (The First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment IX 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 IX" 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.

     E. Ordinance T2017-18: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment X 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 X" 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.

19. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

20. Consent Agenda

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Authorizing Council to invoke Rule 1(A) of the Rules of Procedure to schedule the July City Council meeting for the second Monday, July 10, 2017

     B. Approving a Buyout License Agreement for 506 & 508 North Shadowbend Avenue and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement

     C. Acceptance of Paving and Utilities improvements at completion of one year maintenance period of the Fountains of Friendswood

     D. Acceptance of Paving and Utilities improvements at completion of one year maintenance period of Sterling Creek Section Two ?

     E. Acceptance of Paving and Utilities improvements at completion of one year maintenance period of the West Ranch Sierra Section Two

     F. Acceptance of Paving and Utilities improvements at completion of one year maintenance period of the West Ranch Sierra Section Three

     G. Authorizing the Mayor to execute an amendment to the License Agreement between American Tower, L.P., and the City of Friendswood for the Tower Site at 1606 Whitaker Drive

     H. Accepting the April 2017 Property Tax Report

     I. Approving the Minutes of the April 03, April 17, May 01 and May 15, 2017, Council Meetings

21. 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 JUNE 01, 2017, AT 4:15 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.