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Date: December 4, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM

AGENDA

STATE OF TEXAS )(
CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD )(
COUNTIES OF GALVESTON/HARRIS )(
DECEMBER 04, 2017 )(

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A FRIENDSWOOD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD AT 5:30 PM ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 04, 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 Lynn Colby, Calvary Chapel 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. 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.
        
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 and 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 551.074 Personnel Matters; to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee (City Manager, Assistant City Manager) with possible discussion and action related thereto in open session and Section 551.071 Consultation with attorney to seek the advice of its attorney on matters subject to the attorney-client privilege, with possible discussion and action related thereto in open session.

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. City Manager’s Report

     A. Fall Haul Citywide Cleanup
    
B. Upcoming Holiday Events
    
C. Hurricane Harvey Update

10. Discussion and possible action regarding a Friendswood Downtown Economic Development Corporation expenditure to purchase a $545.00 sign for Project Poles and Wires Reduction and Relocation.

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

     A. Keep Friendswood Beautiful Committee

12. Ordinances

Consideration and possible action regarding the following:

     A. Ordinance No. T2017-35: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance establishing juvenile curfew hours, providing defenses to prosecution under the ordinance, providing an effective date, providing a penalty, repealing ordinances inconsistent or in conflict with this ordinance, and providing for severability) An ordinance of the City of Friendswood, Texas, establishing a curfew for persons under the age of 17 years between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on any day of the week and between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for school-aged children on school days; providing it is unlawful for any person subject to a curfew hereunder to remain in any public place or on the premises of any establishment within the City of   Friendswood during curfew hours; providing it is unlawful for any parent or guardian of a person subject to a curfew hereunder to knowingly permit or by insufficient control,allow such person to remain in any public place or on the premises of any establishment within the city during curfew hours; providing it is unlawful for any person owning, operating, or in the employment of any establishment within the city to knowingly allow a person subject to the curfew hereunder to remain on the premises of such establishment during curfew hours; providing defenses to prosecution for violations hereunder; providing an effective date; providing a penalty of an amount not to exceed $500.00 for each day of violation of any provision hereof; making certain findings; repealing all other ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent or in conflict herewith; and providing for severability.

     B. Ordinance No. T2017-36: (Title: Second and Final reading of an ordinance repealing Ordinance No. 2007-20 that adopted the revised FEMA Flood Insurance Study dated June 18, 2007, which established the areas of special flood hazard for that portion of the City within Harris County and amending Sec. 34-24 to reflect those changes) An ordinance repealing Ordinance No. 2007-20, that adopted the Flood Insurance Study for Harris County, Texas, and incorporated areas, dated June 18, 2007; amending Chapter 34, Article II, Division I, Section 34-24, basis for establishing the areas of special flood hazard; providing for a penalty of an amount not to exceed $2,000 for each day of violation hereof; and providing for severability.

     C. Ordinance No. T2017-37: (Title: the First and Final reading of an Ordinance adopting Budget Amendment XIV 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 XIV” 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.

     D. Ordinance No. T2017-38: (Title: First and Final reading of an Ordinance adopting Budget Amendment II to the Original General Budget of the City for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 to provide for supplemental appropriation and/or transfer of certain funds) An ordinance amending City of Friendswood, Texas, Ordinance No. 2017-32, passed and approved October 2, 2017, same being an ordinance approving and adopting the City’s General Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 by approving “Budget Amendment II” to the “Original General Budget of the City of Friendswood, Texas, for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018”; providing for supplemental appropriation and/or transfer of certain funds; providing for severability; and providing other matters related to the subject.

13. Communications from the Mayor and Councilmembers

14. 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 January City Council meeting for January 8, 2018

    B. Authorizing acceptance of public improvements associated with Concrete Street Maintenance Repair Project into the contractor’s one-year maintenance period

     C. Accepting the October 2017 Property Tax Report

     D. Approving the Minutes of the November 6, 2017, Council Meeting

15. 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 NOVEMBER 30, 2017, AT 2:45 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.