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Date: August 7, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
AUGUST 07, 2017 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, AUGUST 07, 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 David Miller, The Harbor 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. Budget Workshop
    
B. Carousel Project
    
C. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Request for Proposal (RFP)
    
D. Present Activity Center Feasibility Study Findings
    
E. Capital Projects Update

6. Special Recognition and Acknowledgements
    
A. Presentation of the 14th consecutive Government Finance Officers

     Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award and the first Outstanding as an Operations Guide Special Performance Measures Recognition by Mike Rodgers, Director of Finance for the City of Webster and Past President of the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas.

7. Joint Public Hearings

To receive comments from the public, both oral and written, regarding:

     A. Zone classification change request for 4.372 acres being part of Lot 26 of Voss Subdivision, Howard Subdivision Reserve E (pending recordation) located at 1757 S. Friendswood Dr. (FM 518 and Leisure Lane), Friendswood, Galveston County, Texas, to change from Office Park District (OPD) to Community Shopping Center (CSC)

    B. Amending Appendix C, Zoning Ordinance of the City of Friendswood Code of Ordinances:

         a) Section 8. Supplementary District Regulations A. Visibility at intersections in residential districts and B. Fences, Walls and Hedges

         b) Section 20. Definitions. II. Fence

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. Community and Economic Development Committee Annual Report given by Chair Gary Kay 
    
B. Friendswood Downtown Economic Development Corporation report given by President Ron Cox

10. City Manager’s Report

     A. Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department (FVFD) Moving to New Fire Station

RECESS THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

CONVENE A MEETING OF THE CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST PER THE POSTED AGENDA

ADJOURN THE CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST MEETING

RECONVENE THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

11. Discussion and possible action regarding authorizing the monthly transfer of funds from the City of Friendswood to the City of Friendswood Employee Benefit Trust.

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

     A. Planning and Zoning Commission

13. Discussion and possible action regarding approving a Chapter 380 Business Incentive Grant application for economic development.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding approving an agreement with Gulf Coast Water Authority to replace the Mandale Bridge.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding approving an Interlocal Agreement with the Houston-Galveston Subsidence District to participate in the Water Wise Conservation Program and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement.

16. Resolutions

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Resolution R2017-18: A resolution of the City of Friendswood, Texas, hereby designating Sally Branson as representative and Mike Foreman as alternate to the Houston – Galveston Area Council 2017 General Assembly and Board of Directors.

     B. Resolution R2017-19: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, approving the Public Funds Management and Investment Policy.

17. Ordinances

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Ordinance No. T2017-20: (Title: Second and Final 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.

     B. Ordinance No. T2017-22: (Title: First reading of an ordinance amending Appendix A of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood to allow existing billboards to convert to CVEMS signs) An ordinance amending Appendix A of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, being the city’s Sign Ordinance, by amending various sections therein; repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent or in conflict herewith; and providing for severability.

     C. Ordinance No. T2017-23: (Title: First reading of an ordinance amending Appendix C "Zoning," Section 8, "Supplementary district regulations," Subsection A, "Visibility at intersections in residential districts", Subsection B, "Fences and walls and hedges" and amending Section 20, "Definitions", Subsection I I., "Fence") An ordinance amending Appendix C – "Zoning," Section 8, "Supplementary District Regulations," Subsection A. "Visibility at Intersections in Residential Districts" and Subsection B, "Fences and Walls and Hedges" and Section 20, "Definitions", Subsection I I, "Fence"; 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.

     D. Ordinance No. T2017-24: (Title: First reading of an ordinance providing for the repeal of telecommunications service sales and use tax exemption within the City of Friendswood, Texas) An ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Chapter 74 Taxation, " by adding Article IV, Section 74-53 repealing the application of the exemption from local sales and use taxes on receipts from the sale of telecommunication services within the City of Friendswood, Texas; providing a severability clause; and providing an effective date."

     E. Ordinance No. T2017-25: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment XII 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 XII" 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 Council to invoke Rule 1(A) of the Rules of Procedure to schedule the September City Council meeting for September 11, 2017, due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 4, 2017

     B. Authorizing the final acceptance of the Centennial Park Basketball Pavilion improvement project into the contractor’s one-year maintenance period

     C. Authorizing the acceptance of public improvements associated with West Boulevard Phases 2B and 3 into the contractor’s one-year maintenance period

     D. Authorizing the acceptance of public paving and utility improvements associated with Sierra Section 2, West Ranch, into the contractor’s one-year maintenance period

     E. Authorizing the acceptance of public paving and utility improvements associated with Sterling Creek Section 3 into the contractor’s one-year maintenance period

     F. Authorizing the Mayor to sign a letter consenting to American Tower’s request to modify equipment at the tower site at 1606 Whitaker Drive

     G. Accepting the June 2017 Property Tax Report

     H. Approving the Minutes of the July 10, 2017, Council Meeting

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 AUGUST 03, 2017, AT 4:45 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.