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Date: October 2, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM

 

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
OCTOBER 02, 2017 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 5:30 PM ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2017, AT FRIENDSWOOD CITY HALL, COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 910 S. FRIENDSWOOD DRIVE, FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS, REGARDING THE ITEMS OF BUSINESS ACCORDING TO THE AGENDA LISTED BELOW:

5:30 PM – REGULAR MEETING

1. Call to order

2. Invocation – Pastor Mike Ross, Friendswood Church of Christ

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. Capital Projects Update
    B. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Discussion
    C. Hurricane Harvey Update

6. 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 551.072 – Deliberations about Real Property – to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property if deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governing body in negotiations with a third party with possible discussion and action related thereto in open session.

7. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

8. Special Recognition and Acknowledgements

     A. Friendswood Area Swim Team (FAST) President Jeff Theall to present a $6,000 donation to the city for repairs to the Sesquicentennial Pool.

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. Communication from Committees and Special Reports

     A. Annual Report from Senior Citizens Advisory Committee Chair Nancy Mastrofrancesco
     B. Annual Report from Friendswood Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Dwight Potter

11. City Manager’s Report

     A. 15th Annual Broker Developer Event
     B. Hurricane Harvey Update

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

     A. Keep Friendswood Beautiful Committee

13. Discussion and possible action regarding approval of a Friendswood Downtown Economic Development Corporation expenditure to remove certain utility poles and change aerial to buried cable along the west side of Friendswood Drive in the amount of $71,271.30.

14. Discussion and possible action regarding Texas Water Development Board Flood Mitigation Grant.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed interlocal agreements with various entities providing Friendswood with temporary emergency relief assistance with resources for water and sewer services.

16. Resolutions

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Resolution No. R2017-20: A resolution of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Galveston/Harris counties, submitting a nomination(s) to the Board of Directors of the Galveston Central Appraisal District for 2018-2019.

     B. Resolution No. R2017-21: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Galveston/Harris counties, nominating a candidate for a position on the Board of Directors of the Harris County Appraisal District for 2018-2019.

     C. Resolution No. R2017-22: A resolution of the City of Friendswood, Texas, Galveston/Harris counties, endorsing the reappointment of three (3) members and appointment of one (1) new member to the Galveston County United Board of Health.

17. Ordinances

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Ordinance No. T2017-29: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance amending the zoning classification for a tract or parcel containing 0.18 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 0.18 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.

     B. Ordinance No. T2017-30: (Title: Second and Final 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.

     C. Ordinance No. T2017-32: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance adopting the City of Friendswood, Texas, General Budget for the Fiscal Year 2017/2018) An ordinance approving and adopting the City of Friendswood, Texas, General Budget for the Fiscal Year 2017/2018; making appropriations for the city for such Fiscal Year as reflected in said budget, and making certain findings and containing certain provisions relating to the subject.

          1) Ratify the property tax revenue reflected in the Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 (Ordinance No. 2017-32), as required by Local Government Code Section 102.007 (c).

     D. Ordinance No. T2017-33: (Title: First and Final reading of an ordinance providing for the levy and collection of ad valorem taxes of the City of Friendswood, Texas, for the tax year commencing October 1, 2017, and ending September 30, 2018) An ordinance providing for the levy and collection of ad valorem taxes of the City of Friendswood, Texas, for the tax year commencing October 1, 2017, and ending September 30, 2018; providing the date on which such taxes shall be due and payable; providing for penalty and interest on all taxes not timely paid; providing for severability; and repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent or in conflict herewith.

18. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

19. Consent Agenda

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Authorizing acceptance of public improvements associated with Arbor Gate Section 2, West Ranch, into the contractor’s one-year maintenance period

     B. Approving amendments to the contract with Crowder Gulf for Debris Management Services

     C. Approving amendments to the contract with Tetra Tech for Monitoring of Debris Removal and Related Services

     D. Approving amendments to the contract with Lighthouse Charity Team for Meal Catering

     E. Approving amendments to the contract with Garner Environmental Services for Emergency Response and Equipment

     F. Ratifying an agreement with Wendorf Beward & Partners, LLC, for professional services related to Tropical Storm/Hurricane Harvey recovery

     G. Accepting the August 2017 Property Tax Report

     H. Approving the Minutes of the August 7 and August 31, 2017, Council Meetings

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 SEPTEMBER 28, 2017, AT 6:30 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.