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FDEDC Meeting

Date: September 12, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM


Friendswood Downtown Economic Development Corporation
Annual Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 4 pm

Friendswood Public Library
Meeting Room
416 S. Friendswood Drive
Friendswood, TX 77546


1. Call to order and roll call of Board Members

2. Citizen comments

3. Consider and take action on approval of minutes: August 8, 2017

4. Public Hearing

To receive comment from the public both oral and written regarding utilizing a portion of Type B sales tax proceeds for a proposed project, named Project Poles and Wires Relocation and Reduction, will be located along Friendswood Drive from FM 2351 to Castlewood Drive and will consist of removing certain wooden utility poles and changing the aerial cable to buried cable along the west side of Friendswood Drive in order to aesthetically improve the corridor and promote new and expanded business development in the downtown area.

5. Consideration and possible action regarding approval of Phase I of Project Poles and Wires Relocation and Reduction (from 636 to 830 S. Friendswood Drive).

6. Discussion and possible action regarding follow up to the Board’s planning and goal-setting meeting

    a. Economic Development Corporation – Johnson, Cox
Max revenue
Historic town feel

    b. HGAC, Regional/State/Federal/Texas Downtown Association – Marx, Hillenburg 
Matching Funds Opportunity

    c. Non-Government – McGinnis

d. Google search Downtown Corporations – Hill, Todd

e. Citizen Input – Hill, Todd
They are potential customers 
Business input/viability of business
Downtown business owners

7. Financial Report

8. Staff updates
-Development Update

9. Members comments

10. Future meeting dates: October 10, November 14, December 12

11. Adjournment

aren Capps
Economic Development Coordinator


This facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Requests for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours 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 Community and Economic Development Committee was posted in a place convenient to the general public in compliance with Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 10:30 AM.

Melinda Welsh
City Secretary