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Date: July 10, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
JULY 10, 2017 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, JULY 10, 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 Tracy Barnett, Reach 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. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Discussion
  
B. Budget Discussion
  
C. Legislative Agenda
  
D. Electronic Billboards
  
E. 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 551.087 – Deliberation regarding economic development negotiations; to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect with possible discussion and action related thereto in open session and Section 551.071 – Consultation with Attorney regarding pending claims with possible discussion and action related thereto in open session. (Olson & Olson, LLP)

7. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

8. 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)

9. Communications from Committees and Special Reports

    A. Annual Report from Library Advisory Board Chair Mike Czarowitz

10. City Manager’s Report

    A. Movies in the Park
   
B. Fourth of July Activities
   
C. Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) Awards
   
D. Friendswood Named One of the 50 Safest Cities in Texas by the SafeWise Report

11. Discussion and possible action regarding approving appointments/ reappointments to the following Boards, Commissions and Committees:

    A. Planning and Zoning Commission
   
B. Community and Economic Development Committee

12. Discussion and possible action regarding the election of the Mayor Pro Tem.

13. Discussion and possible action regarding amendments to the policy for appointments to Boards, Committees, and Commissions.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding former Code of Ethics ordinance.

15. Ordinances

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

    A. Ordinance No. T2017-19: (Title: First reading of an ordinance amending Secs. 10-3, 10-12 and 10-122 of the Code of Ordinances pertaining to definitions, appeal process, public nuisances and requirements for dangerous animal owners) An ordinance of the City of Friendswood, Texas, amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 10, "Animals" by amending Section 10-3 "Definitions", Section 10-12 "Public Nuisances" and Section 10-122 "Dangerous Animals" by adding an appeal process and requirements for dangerous animal owners; repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent or in conflict herewith; providing for severability, publication and an effective date.

    B. Ordinance No. T2017-20: (Title: First reading of an ordinance providing for non-substantive revisions of the City Charter of the City of Friendswood) An ordinance providing for non-substantive revisions in the City Charter of the City of Friendswood, Texas.

    C. Ordinance No. T2017-21: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment XI 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 XI" 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.

16. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

    A. Declaration of Independence

17. Consent Agenda

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

    A. Approving the appointments of City Council Liaisons to Committees, Boards, and Commissions

    B. Authorizing the final acceptance of the Kenneth Camp Fire Station No. 1 and improvements to Fire Station No. 4 project into the contractor’s one-year maintenance period

    C. Authorizing the final acceptance of Howard Subdivision public utility improvements into the contractor’s one-year maintenance period

    D. Authorizing the disposal of a Police Department Vehicle through Houston Auto Auction

    E. Accepting the May 2017 Property Tax Report

    F. Approving the Minutes of the June 05, 2017, and June 24, 2017, 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 JULY 06, 2017, AT 5:15 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.