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Date: September 11, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 4:30 PM ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 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 Jim Bass, Friendswood United Methodist 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. Special Recognition and Acknowledgements

     A. Special Presentation of the Five Star Spirit Award for the Second Quarter of 2017 to Rolanda White, Accountant, Administrative Services Department

6. WORK SESSION

     A. Tropical Storm/Hurricane Harvey Discussion 
     B. Budget Workshop 
     C. Capital Projects Update

7. CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION – (Executive Conference Room/Adjacent to Council Chambers-City Hall)

     A. Communications from the Public regarding Executive Session topics. 
     
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) with possible discussion and action related thereto in open session.

8. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

9. Public Hearing

     A. Proposed Fiscal Year 2017-2018 General Operating Budget for the City of Friendswood

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. City Manager’s Report

     A. National Night Out
    
B. Friendswood Library Summer Reading
    
C. Tropical Storm/Hurricane Harvey Update

12. Discussion and possible action regarding action on the proposed Ad Valorem Tax Rate for 2017, (Fiscal Year October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018), to place a proposal to adopt a rate on the October 2, 2017, City Council agenda and schedule any required Public Hearings.

13. Discussion and possible action regarding disposition of Bid No. 2017-02, 2017 Concrete Street Maintenance Repairs.

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 agreement with the City of Houston to purchase capacity for the Blackhawk Wastewater Treatment Plant.

16. Discussion and possible action regarding adopting the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Annual Budget for the Friendswood Downtown Economic Development Corporation.

17. Discussion and possible action regarding Galveston County 2017 Bond Election.

18. Discussion and possible action regarding executing a lease-purchase contract with Motorola Solutions, Inc., in the amount of $500,000 for the purchase of 85 portable (handheld) radios and accessories, including a promotional trade-in incentive which is good until September 30.

19. Ordinances

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Ordinance No. T2017-22: (Title: Second and Final 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.

     B. Ordinance No. T2017-23: (Title: Second and Final 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.

     C. Ordinance No. T2017-24: (Title: Second and Final 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."

     D. Ordinance No. T2017-29: (Title: First reading of an ordinance amending the zoning classification for a tract or parcel containing 0.183 acres located at 212 E. Parkwood Avenue, Friendswood, Texas, by granting a zone classification change from Community Shopping Center (CSC) to Community Shopping Center/Specific Use Permit (CSC/SUP) for NAICS Use #517 "Telecommunications," 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 0.183 acres of land, being the remainder of a called Reserve "D," Block 1, Park 518 Reserve "B" replat and addition recorded under Volume 2006A, page 189 of the map records of Galveston County, Texas; amending the zone classification from Community Shopping Center (CSC) to Community Shopping Center/Specific Use Permit (CSC/SUP) and granting a Specific Use Permit for NAICS Use #517 "Telecommunications;" 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.

     E. Ordinance No. T2017-30: (Title: First reading of an ordinance amending the zoning classification for a tract or parcel containing 3.202 acres located at FM 518 and Leisure Lane, also known as 1757 S. Friendswood Dr., out of Reserve E in the Howard Subdivision (to be recorded), Friendswood, Texas, by granting a zone classification change from Office Park District (OPD) 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 3.202 acres of land, being out of Lot 26, Voss Subdivision, Galveston County, Texas; amending the zone classification from Office Park District (OPD) 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.

     F. Ordinance No. T2017-31: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting Budget Amendment XIII 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 XIII" 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.

20. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

21. Consent Agenda

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Authorizing Council to invoke Rule 1(A) of the Rules of Procedure regarding scheduling special City Council meetings

     B. Approving a Congregate Meal Program Interlocal Agreement with Galveston County Parks and Senior Services Department for the City’s Senior Citizen meal program

     C. Authorizing the final acceptance of the Lift Station 18 replacement project into the contractor’s one-year maintenance period

     D. Approving an interlocal agreement with the North Texas Council of Governments (NTCOG) for Actuarial Shared Services and authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement

     E. Approving a Buyout License Agreement for 15338 Wandering Trail and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement

     F. Ratifying the Mayor's action amending the Contract for Debris Management Services with Crowder Gulf, effective September 4, 2017 and amending the contract for e-waste services

    G. Ratifying the Mayor's action amending the Professional Services Agreement for Monitoring Debris Removal and Related Services with Tetra Tech, effective on September 4, 2017

     H. Accepting the July 2017 Property Tax Report

22. 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 SEPTEMBER 07, 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.