5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117
817-222-7700

December 18, 2017 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

JOINT MEETING OF THE HALTOM CITY COUNCIL AND THE HALTOM CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENT

HALTOM NORTHEAST CENTER

3201 FRIENDLY LANE

December 18, 2017

A Joint Meeting of the City Council of Haltom City and the Haltom City Code Enforcement Department was held on December 18, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Northeast Center, 3201 Friendly Lane, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present, to-wit:

Mayor David Averitt Mayor Pro-Tem An Truong

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 2 Walter Grow

Council Place 3 Lin Thompson Council Place 4 Trae Fowler

Council Place 5 Bob Watkins Council Place 6 Ricky Brown

Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Cody Phillips; Police Chief; Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director; Chris Rozanc, Building Administrator; Code Enforcement Officers Darla Sulecki, Phillip Cagle, Randy Kibler, and Jason Samilo.

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Council/Code Enforcement joint meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

  1. Discussion on amending the following ordinances:

    1. Weed, Brush and Rubbish (Chapter 42 – Garbage, Trash, Junk and Weeds)

      Code Enforcement Officer Phillip Cagle presented the item and a discussion was held regarding enforcement notices, warrants, and enforcement efforts.

    2. Junk Vehicle (Chapter 50 – Junked Vehicles and Motor Vehicles)

      Code Enforcement Officer Phillip Cagle presented the item and a discussion was held regarding vehicles parked at rental properties, enforcement efforts, and lease stipulations.

    3. Open Storage (Chapter 42 – Garbage, Trash, Junk and Weeds)

      Code Enforcement Officer Randy Kibler presented the item and a discussion was held regarding case scenarios, business practices, and enforcement efforts.

      The Council and Staff took a break at 7:44 p.m. and resumed at 7:50 p.m.

    4. Sign Regulations (Chapter 82 – Sign Regulations)

      Code Enforcement Officer Darla Sulecki presented the item and a discussion was held regarding mural paintings, sign omissions, and sign tolerance percentage.

    5. Commercial Vehicle Definition (Zoning Appendix B, Section 28)

      Code Enforcement Officer Phillip Cagle presented the item and a discussion was held regarding vehicles with dual family employment stipulations, vehicle length and weight, and enforcement efforts.

    6. Temporary Accessory Building (Zoning Appendix B, Section 29) No discussion was held on this item.

  2. Discussion on drafting an ordinance to regulate tire sales and service stores transport and storage of tires in residential and non-residential districts. No discussion was held on this item.

  3. Discussion on adopting International Property Maintenance Code.

Code Enforcement Officer Darla Sulecki presented the item and a discussion was held regarding home inspections, local government interference, home safety and enforcement issues.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the Council/Code Enforcement joint meeting at 9:30 p.m.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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December 11, 2017 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL

45024 BROADWAY AVENUE

December 11, 2017

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on December 11, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present:

Mayor David Averitt Mayor Pro Tem Dr. An Truong

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 2 Walter Grow

Council Place 3 Lin Thompson Council Place 4 Trae Fowler

Council Place 5 Bob Watkins Council Place 6 Ricky Brown

Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; Wayne Olson, City Attorney; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Janet Carver, Purchasing Agent, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:02 p.m. Jason Bethke, of Fathom, presented a PowerPoint presentation detailing the current status of the new utility billing program. A discussion of the possible May 2018 Bond Election was held with Trent Petty, of Petty and Associates, detailing several options for the acquiring of a municipal complex, including a “P-3” project and a combination facility. Dave Campbell, of Huitt- Zollar, presented the Council with the engineering situation at Fire Station #3 that included high land slope problems and land acquisition.

The Worksession ended at 7:05 p.m. There was no Executive Session and the Council recessed for 10 minutes.

REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:17 p.m.

INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Pro Tem Dr. An Truong gave the Invocation, and led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Flag Pledge.

ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS – City Secretary Art Camacho read the following:

  • The Holiday Decorating Contest will be held from Dec. 11th through 17th.

  • The Haltom City Calendars are now available.

  • The Haltom Sr. Center Christmas Party will be Friday, Dec. 15th.

  • The Haltom City Library will be having a Holiday Bedtime Story Time on Thursday, December 14th.

  • The Haltom City Chorale will be having a free concert on December 16th.

  • Waste Connections will be offering free Christmas recycling.

  • The Haltom Stampede is scheduled for February 10th.

  • The Carson Street Closing will be closed for 10 months to a year.

  • The HC Public Library lists the children, teen and adult programs on the website.

PRESENTATIONS – Fire Chief Perry Bynum presented a 20-year Employee Service Award to Firefighter Lieutenant Chris Tyrone, who thanked the citizens, Council, and Fire Department Staff.

REGULAR AGENDA

  1. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meetings of November 27, 2017. Council Member Thompson moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve the Minutes of November 27, 2017. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  2. Public Works Vehicle Purchase – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the purchase of a Sanitary Sewer Camera Vehicle through the vendor contract with the Buyboard Cooperative. Purchasing Agent Janet Carter presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the vehicle and a discussion was held regarding the warranty, specific function, and funding. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve the purchase of a Sanitary Sewer Camera Vehicle through the vendor contract with the Buyboard Cooperative. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  3. Ordinance No. O-2017-030-03 – Consideration and approval of an ordinance authorizing the issuance of “City of Haltom City, Texas Combination Tax and Limited Pledge Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2018”; Providing for the payment of said certificates by the levy of an ad valorem tax upon all taxable property within the City and further securing said certificates by a lien on and pledge of the pledged revenues of the system; Providing the terms and conditions of said certificates and resolving other matters incident and relating to the issuance, payment, security, sale, and delivery of said certificates, including the approval and distribution of an official statement pertaining thereto; Authorizing the execution of a Paying Agent/Registrar Agreement and an Official Bid Form; Complying with the requirements of the Letter of Representations previously executed with the Depository Trust Company; Authorizing the execution of any necessary engagement agreements with the City’s Financial Advisors and/or Bond Counsel; And providing an effective date. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the ordinance and Andrew Friedman, of SAMCO Capital Markets, provided additional information regarding the city’s AA- credit rating, certificate maturity, bond coupons, ten-year call option, true interest call, and draw- down fund balance reserves. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:45 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:46 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to adopt Ordinance No. O-2017-030-03 – authorizing the issuance of City of Haltom City, Texas Certificates of Obligation, Series 2018 – first and only reading. Mayor Averitt then read “A motion by Council Member Walter Grow and seconded by Council Member Ricky Brown that the City Council adopt an ordinance authorizing the issuance of “City of Haltom City, Texas Certificates of Obligation.” The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  4. Final Plat (P-015-17) – Conduct a public hearing and consideration and/or action regarding approval of an application of Goodwin and Marshall, Inc., on behalf of ABRES III, Ltd, for approval of a final plat creating High Pointe Addition, Phase 2 from a portion of Block 3 and 4 of Fossil Ridge Subdivision and a portion of Lot 1R, Block 4 of Lots 1R and 2R, Block 4 of Fossil Ridge Addition, located in the “PD” Planned Development for “SF-2” Single Family Residential uses, containing approximately

    25.424 acres of land, locally known as 4805 Northeast Loop 820 Highway and unaddressed property. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the plat and a discussion was held regarding the number of responses to the plat application. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:48

    p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:49 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve Final Plat (P-015-17) – High Pointe Addition, Phase 2. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  5. Ordinance No. O-2017-029-15 (CU-012-17) - Conduct a Public Hearing and consider action on an application of Don Denman of Denman Commercial for a conditional use permit for a wrecking/auto salvage yard in in the “M-1” Industrial and “M-2” Heavy Industrial District in accordance with Zoning Ordinance O-2002-032-15, and Section 42-121, on Lot 3-5 of Block 29, Lot 1-3 of Block 30, A1424 TR 2D and Lot 6R of Block 29 out of the Watauga Addition, locally known as 6001 & 6035 Huddleston Street. 1st Reading. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding salvage vehicles and neighbor’s approval. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 8:01. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the meeting at 8:02 p.m. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017- 029-15 (CU-012-17), with recommendations received from the Planning and Zoning Commission, with the exception of changing the final condition that vehicles on site higher than seven feet be located on the fire lane to the west and to the south of the existing fire lane – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  6. Replat (P-017-17) - Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of Ghalib Hussain for approval of a replat creating Lots 1R, Block A of the Browning Heights East plat from Lot 4A, Lot 2A1 & 3A, Lot 1A & 2B1 of Block 22 of Browning Heights East, located in the C-2 commercial district, containing approximately .996 acres, and locally known as 5021 & 5025 Broadway Ave. Council Member Watkins recused himself from the Council meeting in regard to business relations with the applicant. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the replat and a discussion was held regarding the upgrading of fencing material toward the north of the property and the traffic flow. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 8:10 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 8:11 p.m. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to approve Replat (P-017-17). The vote was unanimous with Council Member Watkins recused. Motion carried. Council Member Watkins returned to the dais.

    VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

    Willis O’dell inquired as to who was responsible for the lack of the city’s Christmas decorations being displayed and will meet with the City Manager after the meeting.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS/COMMITTEES

  7. Resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members – Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members. Mayor Averitt submitted the resignation of Daniel Pearson from the P & Z Commission. The Council voted unanimously to approve the resignation.

  8. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. Council Member Grow appointed Steve Chapman to the CCPD and Red Light Camera Board. The appointment was approved unanimously. Mayor Averitt appointed Julie Barron to the Beautification Board. The appointments was approved unanimously. Council Member Thompson appointed Kyle Smith to the P & Z Commission. The appointment was approved unanimously.

    EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

  9. Attendance Requirements – Consideration regarding excused absences of Council Members according to Article III, Sec. 3.07 (a). Attendance Requirements of the Haltom City Charter. There were no absences.

    FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

  10. Discussion on items to be placed on future agendas. No item was presented.

    EXECUTIVE SESSION

    Mayor Averitt called for an Executive Session 8:18 p.m.

    EXECUTIVE SESSION

    Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code

    As authorized by Section 551.071, the City Council reserves the right to adjourn into Executive Session at any time during the course of this meeting to seek legal advice from the City Attorney about any matters listed on the agenda, in addition to the following matters:

    Consultation with the City Attorney pertaining to any matter in which the duty of the City Attorney under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct which may conflict with the Open Meetings Act; including discussion of any item posted on the Agenda; to seek legal advice on open meetings, open records, dissolution/restructuring of the Haltom City Economic Development Corporation, and pending litigation and settlement offers for the following cases:

    • Flynn v. Haltom City EDC

    • James H. Watson v. City of Haltom City

    • Amer Ozzie v. City of Haltom City

    • Ray Beshirs v. City of Haltom City

      Section 551.072 – Deliberations about Real Property

      Deliberation regarding the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property, and property owned or leased by the City and the EDC, including city buildings.

      RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION

  11. Take any action deemed necessary as a result of the Executive Session. The Council reconvened at 8:49 p.m. No action was taken.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 8:50 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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December 5, 2017 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE HALTOM CITY COUNCIL

HALTOM CITY LIBRARY

4809 HALTOM ROAD

December 5, 2017

A Special Meeting of the City Council of Haltom City was held on December 5, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Haltom City Library, 4809 Haltom Road, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present, to-wit:

Mayor David Averitt Mayor Pro-Tem An Truong

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 2 Walter Grow

Council Place 3 Lin Thompson Council Place 4 Trae Fowler

Council Place 5 Bob Watkins Council Place 6 Ricky Brown

Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; Art Camacho, City Secretary, Cody Phillips, Police Chief, Brian Jacobs, Deputy Fire Chief, Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor David Averitt called the Council Special Meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. General Discussion on Possible May 2018 Bond Election.

City Manager Keith Lane introduced Dave Campbell, of Huitt-Zollar, and Stephen

Barnes, of Abres III, who led a group discussion regarding the following subjects:

  1. The building concept of a single or a two-story combination facility with City Hall and the Police Department, which included costs of a vertical elevator, security issues, commonly-shared rooms, and possible future expansion.

  2. The current building trends by neighboring cities; technological trends; Council objectives toward citizens, facilities, city employees, and land use.

  3. Prior building assessment with data detailing facility needs; long-range planning of facilities, security risks, facility expense data needed for determining city budget; different types of needs of people entering either City Hall or the Police Station.

  4. Proposed uses of 43 acre land and Engler property, possible acquisition of extra land from the neighboring church near water tower for fire station bays, and ISO rating change from new fire station.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the Special Meeting at 7:35 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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November 27, 2017 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

November 27, 2017

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on November 27, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present:

Mayor David Averitt Mayor Pro Tem Dr. An Truong

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 2 Walter Grow

Council Place 3 Lin Thompson Council Place 4 Trae Fowler

Council Place 5 Bob Watkins Council Place 6 Ricky Brown

Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; Wayne Olson, City Attorney; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Dr. Fred Napp, Fire Marshal, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:02 p.m. City Manager Keith Lane opened up a discussion regarding the possible May 2018 Bond Election in which several items were deliberated, including the financing, a “P-3” agreement, property acquisition from the EDC, past presentations from developers, and the municipal facility design. After a lengthy discussion, it was agreed that several future workshops be scheduled to determine the possible proposal scheduled for a bond election.

The Worksession ended at 7:05 p.m. There was no Executive Session and the Council recessed for 10 minutes.

REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:17 p.m.

INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Council Member Ricky Brown gave the Invocation, and led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Flag Pledge.

ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS – City Secretary Art Camacho read the following:

  • The Christmas on Broadway will be held on December 2nd.

  • The Holiday Decorating Contest will be held from Dec. 11th through 17th.

  • The Haltom City Calendars will be available in mid-December.

  • The Haltom Sr. Center Christmas Party will be Friday, Dec. 15th.

  • The Haltom City Library will be having a Holiday Bedtime Story Time on Thursday, December 14th.

  • The Carson Street Closing will be closed for 10 months to a year.

REPORTS

  1. Monthly Financial Report – Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the monthly financial report for October 2017 and a discussion was held regarding the beginning and ending fund balance, which will be accurately determined after the audit, and the increase of sales tax over the same period from last year.

  2. Fire Department Update – Fire Marshal Fred Napp presented the update that included the number of structural fires, vehicle fires, EMS calls, and community participation. A

    discussion on the sleep fatigue factor and the amount of overtime covering the lack of personnel was held.

    REGULAR AGENDA

  3. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of November 13, 2017. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve the Minutes of the meeting of November 13, 2017. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  4. Revision of Ethics Policy – Consideration and/or action to approve Ordinance No. O- 2017-026-01, amending the ethics policy in regard to prohibition of land sales to current or former members of the City Council and the HC EDC, and any of their associated business entities, within a specific period of time – 2nd Reading. City Manager Lane presented the ordinance and Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-026-01 – amending the ethics policy – second reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  5. Rescheduling Dec. 25th Council Meeting – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of rescheduling the December 25, 2017 City Council Meeting. City Manager Lane presented the agenda item and Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to cancel the December 25th Council meeting and move any agenda items to the first meeting in January 2018. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  6. TAD Board of Directors Election – Consideration and/or action regarding the approval of Resolution No. R-2017-032-01 for the 2017 TAD Board of Directors Election. City Manager Lane presented the agenda item and the Council allowed Daniel J. Bennet to address his concerns as a candidate for the TAD Board of Directors. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Fowler, to approve Resolution No. R-2017-032-01 and apply all eighteen (18) Haltom City votes to candidate Daniel J. Bennett. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  7. Replat (P-013-17) – Conduct a public hearing and consideration and/or action regarding the application of Pantheon Construction for approval of a replat creating Lot 1R-1, Block 19, Watauga Addition from all of Lot 2R, Block 21, Watauga Addition and all of Lots 2 through 9, Block 20; all of Lots 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, Block 19; and portions of Lots 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, Block 19, The Original Town of Watauga, located in the “M-1” Industrial District, containing approximately 3.454 acres, and locally known as 5850 Huddleston Street. Planning and Community Development Director Batchelor presented the application. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 8:14 p.m. Toni Walker, Vice-President of Pantheon Construction, answered questions regarding the company’s complete move from Fort Worth to Haltom City and the large vehicle traffic. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 8:20 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve Replat (P-013-17). The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  8. Final Plat (P-012-16) – Conduct a public hearing and consideration and/or regarding the application of Goodwin and Marshall, Inc., on behalf of ABRES III, Ltd, for approval of a Water Course Maintenance Agreement, Facilities Agreement, and final plat creating High Pointe Addition, Phase 1 from a portion of Block 3 and 4 of Fossil Ridge Subdivision and a portion of Lot 1R, Block 4 of Lots 1R and 2R, Block 4 of Fossil Ridge Addition, located in the “PD” Planned Development for “SF-2” Single Family Residential uses, containing approximately 37.957 acres of land, locally known as 4805 Northeast

    Loop 820 Highway and unaddressed property. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the number of units and the infrastructure construction. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 8:25 p.m. Property owner Stephen Barnes came forward, along with Ben Luedtke of Hanover Property Company and Ryan Spears, of Goodwin and Marshall, and a discussion was held regarding the construction of both Phase I and II being done at the same time and the timeline for the beginning in mid-December and the completion in early 2019. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 8:28 p.m. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Final Plat (P-012-16) – High Pointe Addition, Phase 1. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  9. Rezone (Z-008-17) – Conduct a public hearing and consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. O-2017-028-15 for the application of Michael Hayworth for a Zoning Change request from “M-1” Industrial District to “SF-1” Single Family Residential District located on Tract 11F, 11 and 11B01B of the George Akers Survey Abstract 30. Tract 11F being approximately 1.56 acres, Tract 11 being approximately 2.0844 acres and Tract 11B01B being approximately 1.2199 acres. All tracts being located on the east side of Carson Street, locally known as 2908, 2808 and 2924 Carson Street, and action on an amendment to O-2010-011-15, amending the Future Land Use Plan within the 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan. 1st Reading. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor informed the Council that the applicant had withdrawn their application. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to accept and acknowledge the withdrawal of the applicant. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

    No citizen came forward.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS/COMMITTEES

  10. Resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members – Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members. Council Member Nunn submitted the resignation of Lin Thompson from the Fire Services Board. The Council voted unanimously to approve the resignation with Council Member Thompson abstaining. Council Member Fowler submitted the resignation of Harlan Streater from the Fire Services Board. The Council voted unanimously to approve the resignation.

  11. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. Council Member Thompson appointed Bob Presley to the Beautification Board. The appointment was approved unanimously. Council Member Nunn reappointed Cheri Crum to the Parks Board; Steve Bowman to the P & Z Commission; Joseph Springfield to the ZBA. The reappointments were approved unanimously. Mayor Averitt appointed Ann Skwira-Wilson to the Housing Authority. The appointment was approved unanimously.

    EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

  12. Attendance Requirements – Consideration regarding excused absences of Council Members according to Article III, Sec. 3.07 (a). Attendance Requirements of the Haltom City Charter. There were no absences.

    FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

  13. Discussion on items to be placed on future agendas. No item was presented.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 8:35 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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November 13, 2017 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

November 13, 2017

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on November 13, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present:

Mayor David Averitt Mayor Pro Tem Dr. An Truong

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 2 Walter Grow

Council Place 4 Trae Fowler Council Place 5 Bob Watkins Council Place 6 Ricky Brown

Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; Wayne Olson, City Attorney; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director; Cody Phillips, Police Chief; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:02 p.m. Police Chief Cody Phillips gave reference to a previous ordinance regarding code enforcement and a scheduling of a meeting with the Council and the Code Enforcement Department will be forthcoming in discussing and reviewing enforcement methods and procedures.

The Worksession ended at 6:09 p.m. and Mayor Averitt called for an Executive Session at 6:09 p.m. Lin Thompson was sworn in by City Secretary Art Camacho to be allowed to join the Executive Session.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code

As authorized by Section 551.071, the City Council reserves the right to adjourn into Executive Session at any time during the course of this meeting to seek legal advice from the City Attorney about any matters listed on the agenda, in addition to the following matters:

Consultation with the City Attorney pertaining to any matter in which the duty of the City Attorney under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct which may conflict with the Open Meetings Act; including discussion of any item posted on the Agenda; to seek legal advice on open meetings, open records, dissolution/restructuring of the Haltom City Economic Development Corporation, and pending litigation and settlement offers for the following cases:

  • Flynn v. Haltom City EDC

  • James H. Watson v. City of Haltom City

  • Amer Ozzie v. City of Haltom City

  • Ray Beshirs v. City of Haltom City

    Section 551.072 – Deliberations about Real Property

    Deliberation regarding the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property, and property owned or leased by the City, including city buildings.

    Mayor Averitt closed the Executive Session at 6:47 p.m.

    REGULAR MEETING

    CALL TO ORDER

    Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

    INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

    Council Member Bob Watkins introduced Steven Hughes, of St. Luke Methodist Church, who gave the Invocation, and Council Member Watkins led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Flag Pledge.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS – City Secretary Art Camacho read the following:

  • Youth Basketball registration will be held until November 22nd.

  • Public Library activities from the website and the annual Howling Halloween will be held on Monday, October 30th.

  • The Christmas on Broadway will be held on December 2nd.

  • The Holiday Decorating Contest will be held from Dec. 12th through 15th.

  • Thanksgiving Holiday Luncheon at the Senior Center will be held Nov. 17th.

  • The November Birthday Celebration will be Wednesday, Nov. 22nd.

  • The Carson Street Closing will begin on November 13th for 10 months to a year.

Council Member Grow stated the Haltom High School placed in the “Robotics” competition; the “Pride of Haltom” band placed 3rd in the Atlanta competition and is ranked 25th in the nation; the Haltom Buffaloes meet Grand Prairie in the football playoffs this Thursday in Grand Prairie.

Council Member Fowler commented on the Veterans Memorial Ceremony held last Saturday and Council Member Nunn also stated her thanks and appreciation to the many people associated with the project.

Police Chief Cody Phillips announced the Honor Flight of DFW will be taking several war veterans to Washington D.C. for free.

REGULAR AGENDA

  1. Resolution No. R-2017-030-01 – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Resolution No. R-2017-030-01, tabulating and canvassing the results of the November 7, 2017 Special Election. City Secretary Art Camacho read the results of the November Special Election and Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve Resolution No. R-2017-030-01 – results of the November 7, 2017 Special Election. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  2. Oath of Office

    1. Newly Elected Officer – City Secretary Art Camacho administered the Oath of Office to City Council Place 3 Lin Thompson.

    2. Certificate of Election –Mayor Averitt presented the Certificate of Election to Council Place 3 Lin Thompson. Council Member Thompson took her place at the Council dais and thanked her supporters, pledging her service to the citizens of Haltom City.

  3. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of October 23, 2017. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve the Minutes of the meeting of October 23, 2017. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  4. Council Agenda Setting – Consideration and/or action to approve Resolution No. R- 2017-031-01 adopting an agenda setting policy for City Council meetings. City Manager Keith Lane presented the agenda and Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve Resolution No. R-2017-031-01. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  5. Revision of Ethics Policy – Consideration and/or action to approve Ordinance No. O- 2017-026-01, amending the ethics policy in regard to prohibition of land sales to current or former members of the City Council and the HC EDC, and any of their associated business entities, within a specific period of time – 1st Reading. City Manager Keith Lane presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding whether the EDC would have to approve a similar amendment to be covered. City Attorney Wayne Olson stated it would not be necessary for the EDC to vote on the same policy amendment, but that the Council’s amendment would be sufficient for them also. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017- 026-01 – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  6. Final Plat (P-008-17) – Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of Christian Conners on behalf of Keith Paris for approval of a final plat creating Lot 1, Block 1, Haltom Crossing from Green B. Stanley Survey, Abstract 1378 and J. M. Robinson Survey, Abstract 1346, located in the “C-2” Commercial District, containing approximately 4.783 acres, and locally known as 5000 NE Loop 820. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the plat application and Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:34 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:35 p.m. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve Final Plat (P-008-17) creating Lot 1, Block 1, Haltom Crossing. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  7. Final Plat (P-10-17) – Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of Larry D. Weatherley on behalf of Manual Antonio Guevara for approval of a final plat creating Lots 1 and 2, Block 1, Guevara’s Subdivision from Thomas Akers Survey, Abstract 25, located in the “D” Duplex Residential District, containing approximately

    1.50 acres, and locally known as 2329 and 2333 Thomas Road. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the final plat application and Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:41 p.m. No citizen came forward. A discussion was held regarding the area parking and the building storage. Property Owner Larry Weatherly came forward and provided additional information. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:44 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve Final Plat (P-10-17) for Lots 1 and 2, Block 1, Guevara’s Subdivision. The vote was unanimous, with Council Member Fowler abstaining. Motion carried.

    VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

    Citizen Mark Williams came forward and spoke regarding his distributed flyer, his spiritual leader Derrick Robbins and his 34,000 followers who are united to stand against privacy invasion, and his suffering from ailments caused by wifi frequencies. Citizen Don Lemaster addressed the Council and citizens regarding the city staff and employee labor in completing the Veterans Memorial project.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS/COMMITTEES

  8. Resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members – Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members. There were no resignations.

  9. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. Council Member Watkins appointed Brenda Rotramble to the Animal Advisory Committee.

    The appointment was approved unanimously. Mayor Pro Tem Truong reappointed Donna Peterson to the Library Board. The reappointment was approved unanimously.

    EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

  10. Attendance Requirements – Consideration regarding excused absences of Council Members according to Article III, Sec. 3.07 (a). Attendance Requirements of the Haltom City Charter. There were no absences.

    FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

  11. Discussion on items to be placed on future agendas. Council Member Brown requested when it would be appropriate to appoint a bond committee to provide information to the public and additional counsel on the subject of a bond election next May. A discussion was held and it was determined the Council will review and consider by themselves the option of having a bond election.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 8:07 p.m. and announced a small reception will be held in the southern hallway outside of the Council Chambers in City Hall.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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October 23, 2017 City Council Minutes

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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

October 23, 2017

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on October 23, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present:

Mayor David Averitt Mayor Pro Tem Dr. An Truong

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 2 Walter Grow

Council Place 4 Trae Fowler Council Place 6 Ricky Brown Council Place 5 Bob Watkins was absent.

Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; Wayne Olson, City Attorney; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Glenna Batchelor, Interim Planning and Community Development Director; Janet Carver, Purchasing Agent; Cody Phillips, Police Chief; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

 

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:00 p.m. There were no questions regarding the Regular Agenda. A discussion was held on the Ethics Policy Revision, with specific changes mentioned, and the item will be in the forthcoming Council meeting. The subject of placing items on the agenda was discussed and “Future Agenda Items” will be placed on the next agenda for agenda placement items. The following reports were given: REPORTS*

  1. Monthly Financial Report – Review of the monthly Financial Report. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the report and the closing of FY2017. No action was taken.

  2. Quarterly Investment Report for 2017 – Review of the September 2017 Quarterly Investment Report. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the quarterly investment report and no discussion was held and no action taken.

  3. 2017 Crime Statistics (3rd Quarter) – Presentation of Haltom City Police Department crime statistics for the third quarter of 2017. Police Chief Cody Phillips presented the report and a discussion was held regarding the higher number of vandalism and vehicle theft. No action was taken.

    The Worksession ended at 6:55 p.m. There was no Executive Session.

    REGULAR MEETING

    CALL TO ORDER

    Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m.

    INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

    Council Member Trae Fowler gave the Invocation, led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Flag Pledge.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS – City Secretary Art Camacho read the following:

    • Haltom Halloween will be on Saturday, October 28th at the HC Rec Center.

    • Youth Basketball registration will be October 16th to November 22nd.

    • Live Tobacco Free is continuing at the Rec Center through October 24th.

    • Trunk or Treat will be held at Shannon High School on October 27th.

    • Public Library activities from the website and the annual Howling Halloween will be held on Monday, October 30th.

    • The Northeast Recycles Day Flea Market will be held on November 4th.

    • The Fall Craft Fair will be held at Haltom High School on November 4th.

    • Texas Arbor Day Celebration will be held November 3rd.

    • The Crud Cruiser will be at the parking lot of the Public Library on Saturday, October 28th.

    • The Veterans Memorial will have its special opening on November 11th.

    • The Board/Commission Banquet will be held on Tuesday, November 21st.

      CONSENT AGENDA

  4. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meetings of October 9, 2017 and October 10, 2017.

  5. Animal Advisory Committee Amendment – Consideration and/or action to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-027-01 amending the Animal Advisory Committee – 2nd Reading.

  6. Ordinance No. O-2017-020-15 (Z-005-17) - Consider action on the application of Steven Harter on behalf of Stan Standridge for a Zoning Change request from “SF-2” Single Family Residential District to “C-3” Commercial District located on Lot 19, Block 3 of the Golden Gardens Addition, being approximately 0.918 acres located north of Midway Road and west of Thomas Road, locally known as 5617 Midway Road; and action on an amendment to O-2010-011-15, amending the Future Land Use Plan within the 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan. (Tabled from the August 28 meeting). 2nd Reading.

    Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to approve the Consent Agenda consisting of Agenda Items 4, 5, and 6, with corrections to the minutes. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    REGULAR AGENDA

  7. Opticom GPS – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the purchase of the Opticom GPS upgrade and signalized intersection upgrades from Consolidated Traffic Controls through the interlocal agreement with H-GAC. Purchasing Agent Janet Carver and Police Chief Cody Phillips presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the battery backup system and the funding source. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve the purchase of the Opticom GPS upgrade from Consolidated Traffic Controls. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  8. Body Camera – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the purchase of Police Department Body Cameras. Purchasing Agent Janet Carver and Police Chief Cody Phillips presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the number of camera units, availability of simultaneous recording at police headquarters, storage and download capacity, and possible use with the fire department. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Fowler, to approve the purchase of Police Department Body Cameras. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  9. Police Department Video Surveillance Grant – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the purchase of Police Department Video Surveillance Equipment with grant funding. Purchasing Agent Janet Carver and Police Chief Cody Phillips presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding its varied uses and funding. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to

    approve the purchase of the Police Department Video Surveillance Equipment with grant funding. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  10. Notice of Intent to Issue Certificates of Obligation – Consideration and/or action to approve Resolution No. 2017-029-03 authorizing and approving publication of the Notice of Intent to issue 2018 Certificates of Obligation. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the agenda item and Mark McLiney, of SAMCO Capital, provided additional information regarding the indebt falling upon the utility system. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Fowler, to approve Resolution No. R-2017-029- 03 to issue 2018 Certificates of Obligation. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

    No citizen came forward.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS/COMMITTEES

  11. Resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members – Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members. There were no resignations.

  12. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. Council Member Nunn reappointed the following:

    1. Wayne Clowers to the Beautification Board.

    2. Bette Bronstadt to the Library Board.

    3. Dorothy Tyler to the Crime Control Prevention District.

    The reappointments were approved unanimously.

    EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

  13. Attendance Requirements – Consideration regarding excused absences of Council Members according to Article III, Sec. 3.07 (a). Attendance Requirements of the Haltom City Charter. Council Member Fowler expressed his concerns regarding Nancy Watkins and her surgery recovery and moved to excuse Council Member Watkins from the Council meeting. The absence was approved unanimously.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 7:40 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

 

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

 

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