October 10, 2017 City Council/EDC Minutes
JOINT MEETING OF THE HALTOM CITY COUNCIL AND THE HALTOM CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION HALTOM NORTHEAST CENTER, 3201 FRIENDLY LANE
October 10, 2017
A Joint Meeting of the City Council of Haltom City and the Haltom City Economic Development Corporation was held on October 10, 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 (EDC President) Mayor Pro-Tem An Truong Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 2 Walter Grow
Council Place 5 Bob Watkins (EDC) Council Place 6 Ricky Brown (EDC) EDC Member Don Jury EDC Member Wesley Hart
EDC Member Gary Blocker
Council Member Place 4 and EDC Member Trae Fowler was absent.
Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; City Attorney James Donovan; Art Camacho, City Secretary, and Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor.
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor David Averitt called the Council/EDC joint meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.
Discussion on amending the ethics policy in regard to prohibition of land sales to or from current or former members of the City Council and the Haltom City Economic Development Corporation, and any of their associated business entities, within a period of ten years.
City Manager/EDC Director Keith Lane presented proposed changes from the previous policy and a discussion was held changing the ten-year time period on noninvolvement to a time of three to five years on the basis of the lack of appeal for potential citizens for Council or EDC service and the standard time allotment for most corporation entities. In addition, the subject of complete open disclosure for any sale of property and the pursuit of the total sale of all EDC owned property was discussed.
Discussion concerning the future of the Haltom City Economic Development Corp. The Council/EDC discussed the property marketing plan, the current and future work by Trent Petty and Associates, and the effect of the new business projects on Loop 820. The subject of the advantage of property ownership, in particular the 43 acres off Haltom Road, business promotions, and the possible future hiring of an economic director was discussed.
Mayor/EDC President Averitt adjourned the Council/EDC joint meeting at 7:48 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:
Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor