5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117
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November 13, 2017 City Council Minutes

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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

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

 

October 9, 2017 City Council Minutes

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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

October 9, 2017

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on October 9, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present:

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 Mayor David Averitt 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; Sidonna Foust, Customer Services Director, and Jennifer Fung, Finance Director.

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Pro Tem Truong called the Worksession to order at 6:00 p.m. City Manager Keith Lane presented four different procedures regarding the placement of items on the agenda and this will be discussed further. There were no questions regarding the Regular Agenda. The Council went into Executive Session at 6:13 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, NEO playing fields property, 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

    Section 551.072 – Deliberations about Real Property

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

    The Executive Session ended at 6:32 p.m.

    REGULAR MEETING

    CALL TO ORDER

    Mayor Pro Tem Truong called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m.

    INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

    Council Member Walter Grow gave the Invocation, led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Flag Pledge.

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

    • Open House for the Fire Department will be held on October 14th.

    • 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.

    • HC Senior Center will be visited by the Carter Eye Center on October 12th.

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

    • Carson Street Bridge Closings will be forthcoming and the information will be posted on the city website.

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

REGULAR AGENDA

  1. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of September 25, 2017. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve the minutes of the September 25, 2017 Council meeting. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  2. Reimbursement Resolution – Consideration and/or action to approve Resolution No. R-2017-027-03 establishing the city’s intention to reimburse itself for the prior lawful expenditure of funds relating to constructing various city improvements from the proceeds of tax-exempt obligations to be issued by the city for authorized purposes; authorizing other matters incident and related thereto; and providing an effective date. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the resolution and Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Fowler, to adopt a resolution relating to establishing the city’s intention to reimburse itself from the prior lawful expenditure of funds. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  3. Ordinance No. O-2017-025-15 (Z-013-16) –Consideration and/or action on the application of Al Karmali for a Zoning Change request from “C-2/C-3” Commercial District to “PD” Planned Development for all “C-2” uses plus Hotel (excluding extended stay) use located on Lot 2, Block 1, Haltom Crossing, being approximately 2.339 acres east of Haltom Road, north of Northern Cross Boulevard, south of NE Loop 820 and west of Old Denton Road, locally known as 5040 NE Loop 820 – 2nd Reading. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the second reading and a discussion was held regarding the timeline of the project. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Watkins, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-025-15 (Z-013-16) – second reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  4. Replat (P-013-16) - Consider action on the application of Kevin Duvall for approval of a replat creating Lot 2R, Block 3, Huntington Park Addition from Lots 2, 3 and 4, Block 4, Huntington Park Addition, located in the “C-3” Commercial District, containing approximately 2.54 acres, and locally known as 5180 Western Center Boulevard. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the replat and a discussion was held regarding the building capacity and parking lot area. Mayor Pro Tem Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:16 p.m. and Kevin Duvall, Pastor of Victory Life Pentecostal Church, provided additional information regarding their current status and future development plans. No other citizen came forward. Mayor Pro Tem Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:19 p.m. Council Member

    Watkins moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve Replat (P-013-16).

    The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  5. Ordinance No. O-2017-021-15 Z-007-17 – Reconsider action on the application of Hudson’s Mobile Glass Service, Inc. for a Zoning Change request from “C-3” Commercial District to “C-4” Commercial District located on Lot 4 W54’3, Block 3, Earles Addition, being approximately 0.3928 acres located north of NE 28th Street and east of Harris Lane, locally known as 4803 NE 28th Street (TAD shows 4807 NE 28th Street). Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor gave a review of the previous action concerning this agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the allowable zoning for pawn shop businesses and a statement by Mayor Averitt in opposition to this agenda item was read by City Manager Keith Lane. Council Members Nunn and Grow also spoke against the approval of the application. Mayor Pro Tem Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:46 p.m. and Ryan Mojahed and Chuck Mitchell, of Cash Pawn America, both approached the Council in regard for reconsideration of the application, citing building improvements to be made on their current site and the proposed property, and also their company policy on acceptance of items that may be deemed questionable on their legitimacy. Darren Hudson, of Hudson’s Mobile Glass, also addressed the Council on not coming forward at the last Council meeting concerning this application and thought it unnecessary when it was approved unanimously by the Planning and Zoning Commission. He also stated his intent on improving the building he is wanting to acquire. A discussion was held on a zoning change from a “C-3” to a “PD” (Planned Development). Mayor Pro Tem Truong closed the Public Hearing at 8:15 p.m. Council Member Watkins moved, seconded by Council Member Fowler, to deny the case without prejudice and allow the applicant to reapply as a Planned Development. Council Members Watkins and Fowler voted aye. Mayor Pro Tem Truong and Council Members Nunn, Grow and Brown voted nay. Motion failed.

  6. Animal Advisory Committee Amendment – Conduct a public hearing and consideration and/or action to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-027-01 amending the Animal Advisory Committee – 1st Reading. City Manager Keith Lane presented the ordinance and Mayor Pro Tem Truong opened the Public Hearing at 8:23 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Pro Tem Truong closed the Public Hearing at 8:24 p.m. Council Member Watkins moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-027-01 – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  7. Waste Connections Rate Increase – Consideration and/or action to approve a rate increase for Waste Connections, effective November 1, 2017. Council Member bob Watkins recused himself from this item because of his business affiliation with Waste Connections. Sidonna Foust, Customer Service Director, presented the agenda item and Norm Bulaich, Waste Connections Service Representative, also provided additional information. A discussion was held regarding the 3% projected increase. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve the rate increase for Waste Connections in the amount of 3% for commercial and residential rates for waste services. The vote was unanimous, with Council Member Watkins recused from the voting. Motion carried. Council Member Watkins returned to the Council dais.

    VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

    Citizen David Dang addressed the Council in regard to his projected business park expansion and the expected retail revenue. He also expressed thanks and regards

    toward a contribution to the Veterans Memorial project with a possible special recognition to the Vietnam War. Members of the Tarrant County Vietnamese Community - Diem Ho, Chairman, and members Chow Pham, Tuyet Pham, Hieu (Tony) Nguyen – also came forward to express their thanks to Haltom City and also expressed a tribute toward recognition at the Veterans Memorial.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

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

  9. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards and Commissions – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions. Council Member Watkins moved to reappoint David Averitt, Trae Fowler, and Don Jury to the EDC. The reappointments were approved unanimously with Council Member Fowler abstaining.

  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. Council Member Grow moved to have Mayor Averitt’s absence excused. The absence was excused unanimously.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Pro Tem Truong adjourned the meeting at 8:47 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

 

October 10, 2017 City Council/EDC Minutes

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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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

ADJOURNMENT

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

September 25, 2017 City Council Minutes

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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL

5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

September 25, 2017

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on September 25, 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, Interim Planning and Community Development Director; Police Chief Cody Phillips; 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. The amending of the Animal Advisory Committee regarding the addition of an alternate member through an ordinance was discussed and will be presented at the next Council meeting. Parks and Recreation Director Christi Pruitt presented a PowerPoint showing the Veterans Memorial Park construction and the scheduled grand opening for November 11, 2017. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the monthly financial report with the fund balances as the fiscal year comes to a close next month. There were no questions regarding the Regular Agenda. The Council went into Executive Session at 6:25 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, NEO playing fields property, and pending litigation and settlement offers for the following cases:

  • Flynn v. Haltom City EDC

  • James H. Watson v. City of Haltom City

  • Tarrant County, et al v. Richard J. Westfall/City of Haltom City

  • Amer Ozzie v. City of Haltom City

    Section 551.072 – Deliberations about Real Property

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

    Section 551.074 - Personnel

    Deliberation regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee:

  • Fire Marshal

The Executive Session ended at 7:03 p.m.

REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m.

INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Council Member Jeannine Nunn gave the Invocation, led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Flag Pledge.

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

Open House – The Haltom City Fire Department will be having an Open House on Saturday, October 14th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities will include a Kids Safety House and Mini Fire Engine Rides, “Jaws of Life” demonstration, Hands-Only CPR Training, Fire Extinguisher demonstrations, refreshments and giveaways.

Community Projects

Join Keep Haltom City Beautiful on Saturday, September 30th from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Trinity Trash Bash at Little Fossil Park. Online registration available at the city website. If you are interested in serving on the Beautification Board, please fill out an application on the city website.

Everyone is invited to the “Health Fiesta” on Saturday, September 30th from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Bethesda Community Church. This family event will offer mammograms, flu vaccines, medical screenings for diabetes, colon cancer, dental and vision screenings all for FREE. Food items and winter coats for children while supplies last, so get there early! Live Tobacco Free! Tarrant County Public Health is offering a FREE 4-week tobacco cessation program in Haltom City beginning Tuesday, October 2nd. Classes will be at the Rec Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Class size is limited and you must pre-register. More details on the city website.

Haltom Halloween is Saturday, October 28th from 2 to 5 pm at the Haltom City Rec Center. Bounce houses, obstacle courses, face painting, crafts, and more will keep the whole family entertained for Halloween fun. The Costume Contest for ages 2 to 10 begins at 3:30 p.m. The Rec Center is also asking for donations of individually wrapped, non- melting candy to help fill up the bags we give to all children at the event. Anyone donating at least 2 bags of candy will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Recreation Center gift certificate! All donations are needed by Oct. 21st. Thanks for your help.

HC Senior Center – The Carter Eye Center will be at the Senior Center on Thursday, October 12th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to conduct vision screenings for seniors.

The Aging Mastery Program will be holding classes every Tuesday from 12:30 – 1:45

p.m. starting October 3rd to December 15th. This program encourages mastery, which is developing behaviors that lead to improved health, stronger financial security, and overall well-being. Limited spots are available, donations are appreciated.

Annual Arts & Crafts Fair – The Haltom Senior Center will be hosting its annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, October 14th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. which will feature yard art, holiday wreaths, jewellery, wood crafts, and more. The event will also include a barbeque lunch and a performance by the Ft. Worth Ballet Folklorico.

Public Library - Teen Programs, Family Movie Night, Adult GED Classes and other Library activities are listed on the Library’s website. The Library will be closed for staff training on Friday, October 13th. The annual Howling Halloween will be held Monday, October 30th.

Friends of the HC Public Library made an announcement regarding National Friends of the Library Week, a fundraiser at Applebee’s on October 21st, and thanked the Council for their support of the library.

REGULAR AGENDA

  1. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of September 11, 2017. Council Member Watkins moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve the minutes of the September 11, 2017 Council meeting. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  2. Ordinance No. O-2017-022-15 CU-011-17 – Consideration and/or action on the application of David Barber, on behalf of Alrito Properties Corporation, requesting approval of a Conditional Use Permit for office warehouse and contractor’s office (w/shop and garage) uses in the “C-3” Commercial District located on W126.5’ of Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 32, Meadow Oaks Addition-Haltom, being approximately 0.73 acres south of Broadway Avenue, east of Haltom Road and west of Rita Lane, having the approximate address of 5126 Broadway Avenue (units A-N). 2nd Reading. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the non-existent sprinkling system, overnight parking, and signage above the overhead doors. David Barber, of Formation Real Estate, also presented additional information regarding the signage and landscaping. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-022-15 - CU-011-17, with the two previous modifications and recommendations, and the signage will not exceed 1’ x 6’ centered on all the overhead doors – second reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  3. Final Plat (P-017-16) – Consideration and/or action on the application of Al Karmali for approval of a final plat creating Lots 2, 3 and 4, Block 1, Haltom Crossing from W. Screech Survey, Abstract 1416, G.B. Stanley Survey, Abstract 1378 and A. Hood Survey, Abstract 682, located in the “C-2/C-3” Commercial Districts, containing approximately 3.911 acres, and locally known as 5020, 5030, and 5040 NE Loop 820. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the plat and a discussion was held regarding the change in the flood plain area and the cooperation of the developer. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Watkins, to approve Final Plat (P-017-16) on properties located at 5020, 5030, and 5040 NE Loop 820. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  4. Ordinance No. O-2017-025-15 (Z-013-16) – Conduct a public hearing and consideration and/or action on the application of Al Karmali for a Zoning Change request from “C-2/C-3” Commercial District to “PD” Planned Development for all “C-2” uses plus Hotel (excluding extended stay) use located on Lot 2, Block 1, Haltom Crossing, being approximately 2.339 acres east of Haltom Road, north of Northern Cross Boulevard, south of NE Loop 820 and west of Old Denton Road, locally known as 5040 NE Loop 820 – 1st Reading. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the status of the agreement with the developer and the EDC. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:40 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:41 p.m. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-025-15 (Z-013-16) – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  5. Final Plat (P-002-17) – Consideration and/or action on the application of Barry Rolfing for approval of a final plat creating Lot 1, Block 1, Dallas Lite & Barricade Addition from Tracts 19, 19B and 19B1, Abstract 472, John W Elliston Survey, located in the “M-2” Heavy Industrial District, containing approximately 4.685 acres, and locally known as

    2822 North Beach Street. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the plat and a discussion was held regarding hours of operation, building façade remodeling, and additional landscaping improvements. Mr. Rolfing addressed the Council to assure the Council of the building façade, roof and wall renovations, and landscape improvements. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve Final Plat (P-002-17) for Dallas Lite and Barricade, Lot 1, Block 1. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  6. Reserve Officers Appointment – Consideration and/or action to approve the resolution to appoint reserve police officers for the City of Haltom City. Police Chief Cody Phillips presented the resolution and the specifics of the reserve service of the officers was discussed. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve the resolution to appoint reserved police officers for the City of Haltom City. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  7. Fire Marshal Position – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Resolution No. R-2017-028-02 amending the definition of “Sworn Employee” (City Charter, Section 11.02) to exclude the Fire Marshal position from the “Sworn Employee” definition. City Manager Keith Lane presented the resolution and a discussion was held regarding the specific amendment change. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Watkins, to approve Resolution No. R-2017-028-02 amending the definition of Sworn Employee to exclude the Fire Marshal. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  8. 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 period of ten years. Council Member Walter Grow stated he presented this agenda item to alleviate concerns from citizens concerning the ethics of both the Council and EDC members in regard to future personal land business dealings. A discussion was held regarding the ten-year time restriction, the lack of information for EDC members, available properties owned by both the city and the EDC, the possible abolishment of the 3/8 cent sales tax, and the scheduling of a joint meeting for further discussion on this subject. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Watkins, to table this agenda item until a joint meeting with the EDC is held. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried. A joint meeting is scheduled for the second week of October 2017.

    VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

    No citizen came forward.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

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

  10. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards and Commissions – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions. Council Member Nunn reappointed Council Member Watkins to the Animal Advisory Committee. The reappointment was approved unanimously with Council Member Watkins abstaining. Mayor Averitt reappointed current members Marilee Wells, Dr. William Anderson, and Marian Hilliard and newly appointed Kevin Cleveland to the Animal Advisory Committee. The reappointments and new appointment were approved unanimously.

    Mayor Averitt reappointed Leticia Aguilar, Sandra Tork, Don Lemaster, and Willis Nelson to the Housing Authority Board. The reappointments were approved unanimously.

  11. 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.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 8:15 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

September 11, 2017 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

September 11, 2017

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on September 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 5 Bob Watkins Council Place 6 Ricky Brown Council Place 4 Trae Fowler 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; Police Chief Cody Phillips; Police Sergeant Kyle Barton, and Jennifer Fung, Finance Director,

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:02 p.m. There were no questions regarding the Regular Agenda.

The Council went into Executive Session at 6:03 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, NEO playing fields property, and pending litigation and settlement offers for the following cases:

  • Flynn v. Haltom City EDC

  • James H. Watson v. City of Haltom City

  • Tarrant County, et al v. Richard J. Westfall/City of Haltom City

  • Amer Ozzie v. City of Haltom City

Section 551.072 – Deliberations about Real Property

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

The Executive Session ended at 6:15 p.m.

REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

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

INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Council Dr. An Truong gave the Invocation, led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Flag Pledge.

ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS

City Secretary Art Camacho read the following announcements:

Public Library - Story Time, Super Science Saturdays, Bi-lingual Story Time, Family Movie Night, Summer Reading Program activities, Sing-a-long Afternoons and Coloring and Cookies for Grown Ups activities and their dates and times are found on the Library’s website.

Open House – The Haltom City Fire Department will be having an Open House on Saturday, October 14th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities will include a Kids Safety House and Mini Fire Engine Rides, “Jaws of Life” demonstration, Hands-Only CPR Training, Fire Extinguisher demonstrations, refreshments and giveaways.

Community Projects

Join Keep Haltom City Beautiful on Saturday, October 1st from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Trinity Trash Bash at Little Fossil Park. Online registration available at the city website. If you are interested in serving on the Beautification Board, please fill out an application on the city website.

Everyone is invited to the “Health Fiesta” on Saturday, September 30th from 10:30 a.m. -

2 p.m. at Bethesda Community Church. This family event will offer mammograms, flu vaccines, medical screenings for diabetes, colon cancer, dental and vision screenings all for FREE. Food items and winter coats for children while supplies last, so get there early! Live Tobacco Free! Tarrant County Public Health is offering a FREE 4-week tobacco cessation program in Haltom City beginning Tuesday, October 2nd. Classes will be at the Rec Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Class size is limited and you must pre-register. More details on the city website.

“Friends Helping Friends Social Transportation, Inc.” a 501(c) (3) program that provides non-driving senior citizens transportation, has been approved to participate in the North Texas Giving Day on September 14th, which is an 18-hour online giving opportunity for North Texas non-profits to be allowed to receive state wide assistance to help build awareness and support. It will begin at 6 a.m. and continue to 12 midnight. Several non- profits will host donation stations and community celebrations.

Annual Arts & Crafts Fair – The Haltom Senior Center will be hosting its annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, October 14th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. which will feature yard art, holiday wreaths, jewellery, wood crafts, and more. The event will also include a barbeque lunch and also a performance by the Ft. Worth Ballet Folklorico.

Homecoming Parade – The Haltom High School Homecoming Parade is Thursday, September 21st at 6 p.m., starting at Friendly Lane and heading east on Broadway to Moore Coliseum. The Mayor and Council, along with several City Staff personnel, will be participating in the parade.

In addition, the EDC meeting scheduled for the same evening, will be rescheduled to the following Thursday, September 28th.

REGULAR AGENDA

  1. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of August 28, 2017 and September 4, 2017. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve the minutes of the August 28, 2017 and the September 4, 2017 Council meetings. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  2. FY2018 Justice Assistant Grant – Consideration and/or action to approve Resolution No. R-2017-026-04 authorizing the Chief of Police to execute an agreement for the city’s participation with the Criminal Justice Department FY 2018 Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grant funds. Police Chief Cody Phillips and Police Sergeant Kyle Barton

    presented the grant resolution. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve Resolution No. R-2017-026-04 authorizing the Chief of Police to execute an agreement for the city’s participation with the Criminal Justice Department FY 2018 Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grant funds. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  3. Ordinance No. O-2017-022-15 CU-011-17 – Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of David Barber, on behalf of Alrito Properties Corporation, requesting approval of a Conditional Use Permit for office warehouse and contractor’s office (w/shop and garage) uses in the “C-3” Commercial District located on W126.5’ of Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 32, Meadow Oaks Addition-Haltom, being approximately 0.73 acres south of Broadway Avenue, east of Haltom Road and west of Rita Lane, having the approximate address of 5126 Broadway Avenue (units A-N). 1st Reading. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and Mayor Averitt recused himself because of business affiliations with the applicant. Mayor Pro Tem Truong facilitated the meeting and called for a Public Hearing at 7:15 p.m. Applicant David Barber came forward and answered questions regarding the projected use of the business. No one else came forward. Mayor Pro Tem Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:17 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-022-15 CU- 011-17 – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried. Mayor Averitt returned back to the dais to facilitate the remainder of the meeting.

  4. Ordinance No. O-2017-021-15 Z-007-17 – Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of Hudson’s Mobile Glass Service, Inc. for a Zoning Change request from “C-3” Commercial District to “C-4” Commercial District located on Lot 4 W54’3, Block 3, Earles Addition, being approximately 0.3928 acres located north of NE 28th Street and east of Harris Lane, locally known as 4803 NE 28th Street (TAD shows 4807 NE 28th Street). 1st Reading. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and zoning application. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:20 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:21 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to disapprove Ordinance No. O-2017-021-15 Z-007-17. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  5. Proposed FY2018 Budget – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. O-2017-023-03 adopting the proposed FY2018 budget. 2nd Reading. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the ordinance and Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:34 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:35 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-023-03 – second reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried. City Attorney Olson reminded the Council to use the specific language involved in the tax rate mentioned in the article. Council Member Grow again moved, seconded again by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to ratify the property tax increase reflected in the budget. The vote was again unanimous. Motion carried.

  6. Proposed FY2018 Tax Rate – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. O-2017-024-03 adopting the FY2018 Proposed Tax Rate. 2nd Reading. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the ordinance and Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:41 p.m. No once came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:42 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, that the property tax rate be increased by the adoption of a tax rate of

    $0.66818, which is effectively a 6.39 percent increase in the tax rate. Mayor Pro Tem Truong and Council Members Nunn, Grow, and Watkins voted aye. Council Member Brown voted nay. Motion carried.

  7. Fee Schedule – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Resolution No. R- 2017-023-03 amending the fee schedule. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the resolution. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve Resolution No. R-2017-023-03 amending the fee schedule. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  8. Investment Policy – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Resolution No. R-2017-024-03 amending the revised investment policy. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the resolution. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve Resolution No. R-2017-024-03. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  9. Signatories – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Resolution R-2017- 025-03 designating the authorized signatories for all City financial transactions. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the resolution. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Resolution R-2017-025-03. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

    Darren Hudson, of Hudson’s Mobile Glass, came forward to inquire of what procedures he would need to take to appeal the Council decision (Agenda Item # 4) and was directed to speak with Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps after the Council meeting is over. No other person came forward.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

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

  11. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards and Commissions – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions. No appointment or reappointments were made.

  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. Council Member Nunn moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to excuse the absence of Council Member Place 3 Trae Fowler. The absence was excused unanimously.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 7:52 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

August 7, 2017 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIUSTAFF BUDGET WORKSHOP NORTHEAST CENTER

3201 Friendly Lane, Haltom City, Texas 76117 August 7, 2017

A Council/Staff Budget Workshop was held by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, on August 7, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Northeast Center, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present, to-wit

Mayor David Averitt

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 4 Trae Fowler Council Place 6 Ricky Brown

Mayor Pro-Tern Dr. An Truong

Council Place 2 Walter Grow Council Place 5 Bob Watkins

Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Perry Bynum, Fire Chief; Cody Phillips, Police Chief; Glenna Batchelor, Interim Planning and Community Development Director; Toni Beckett, Human Resources and Risk Management Director: Lesly Smith, Library Director; Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director, Paul Berwick, 1T Director, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor David Averitt called the Budget Workshop to order at 6:02 p.m.

DISCUSSION

  1. Discussion on Upcoming Budgetary Issues and Priorities for FY 2017-18.

    Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented a 4 year review of the taxing rates for the city, and a discussion was held regarding the effective tax rate, senior citizen property tax freeze, and the comparison to local cities. The new fee schedule changes agreed upon at the last meeting were also considered and a discussion regarding water and sewer rates was held.

    Mayor Averitt called for a recess at 7:12 p.m. and resumed the meeting at 7:23 p.m.

    A discussion was held regarding the Fire Department decision package concerning the sleeping quarter renovation and roof repair, in addition to a shredder equipment purchase, planning consultants, and the hiring of an EDC Director.

  2. Discussion on Bond Proposition.

City Manager Keith Lane presented several alternative methods of funding a new City Hall and the subject of a bond proposition for a new Fire Station# 3 and Law Enforcement Center was discussed. A discussion was held regarding the debt amount, plan development, maintenance and operations rate, interest and sinking rate, and the conversion of park funding to a bond.

August 14, 2017 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING

CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

August 14, 2017

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on August 14, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present:

Mayor David Averitt

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 4 Trae Fowler Council Place 6 - Ricky Brown

Mayor Pro Tern Dr. An Truong Council Place 2 Walter Grow Council Place 5 - Bob Watkins

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: Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Perry Bynum, Fire Chief; Fred Napp, Fire Marshal; David Chilcutt, Battalion Chief; Sidonna Foust, Customer Services Director; Bobbi Arthur, Senior Center Supervisor; Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director, and David Cummings, Water Production and Facilities Manager.

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:02 p.m. and the Council addressed the

following:

  1. Worksession - Alex Ng, Community Enrichment Center (CEC) - Mr. Ng addressed the Council and citizens regarding the efforts of the CEC in assisting the needy, providing benefits, and diverse funding revenues.

  2. Worksession - Discuss Fund Shifting from North Park to Haltom Road Park - Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director, addressed the Council of the need to shift designated funds from the projects in North Park to the projects at the Haltom Road Park. A discussion was held regarding particular projects earmarked for North Park and the necessity to work within the designated budget.

  3. Worksession - Discuss Fire Dept. Decision Package FY2017-2018. Fire Chief Perry Bynum addressed the Council regarding worker fatigue and a discussion was held concerning evaluating the difference between the 24/48 and the 48/96 work shifts.

  4. Worksession - Discuss Veterans Parking signs - Mayor Averitt stated that Veteran Parking signs will be installed at City Hall, Recreation Center, Senior Center, Library, and three will be installed at the Veterans Memorial.

    The Council went into Executive Session at 6:42 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:

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    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, NEO playing fields property, and pending litigation and settlement offers for the following cases:

    • Flynn v. Haltom City EDC

    • James H. Watson v. City of Haltom City

Section 551.072 - Deliberations about Real Property

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

The Council returned to Regular Session at 7:02 p.m.

REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m.

INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps gave the Invocation and Council Member Bob

Watkins led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Flag Pledge.

ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS

City Secretary Art Camacho read the following announcements:

Public Library - Story Time, Super Science Saturdays, Bi-lingual Story Time, Family Movie Night, Summer Reading Program activities, Sing-a-long Afternoons and Coloring and Cookies for Grown Ups activities and their dates and times are found on the Library's website.

Community Projects

Tickets are available for the Haltom City Veterans Memorial Park Fundraiser on Saturday, August 26th at the American Legion Post #655, beginning at 12 p.m. Several musical acts will be on hand to provide entertainment. There will also be a silent auction and your ticket enters you in a raffle for a 50" TV, courtesy of AA Wrecker. Tickets are $20 and $10 for kids (ages 4-12), seniors (60+) and veterans. Tickets are available at the Recreation Center, Senior Center, Library and from CERT members.

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Haltom City Back to School Health Fair was a great success, 1,300 residents attended, a nd 825 students picked up their new backpack and school supplies. Twenty-seven thousand dollars was raised this year, bringing the total to $182,000 in the past eight years. Thanks to everyone who supported this program through the years.

Soccer registration has begun for boys and girls ages 3 to 10. You can register in person at the Rec Center or online. The deadline is August 19th. Haltom City Pee-wee Football and Cheerleading sign-ups are through Saturday, September 2'' from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Haltom City Northeast Center.

Fall Gallery Night is Saturday, September 9th at the Haltom City Northeast Center at 3201

Friendly Lane. They will have 15 resident artists, including artists from our Senior Center, and feature three new artists at the gallery from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at 4 p.m. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend. More information is available at www.haltomcitytx.com or contact Julie Orebaugh about these programs. "Friends Helping Friends Social Transportation, Inc." a 501(c) (3) program that provides non-driving senior citizens transportation, has been approved to participate in the North

Texas Giving Day on September 14th, which is an 18-hour online giving opportunity for

North Texas non-profits to be allowed to receive state wide assistance to help build awareness and support. It will begin at 6 a.m. and continue to 12 midnight. Several non­ profits will host donation stations and community celebrations.

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Public Works

The railroad crossing on Haltom Road - between Glenview Drive and Stanley-Keller Road - is being double-tracked. Traffic conditions for motorists will change through mid­ August. The traffic pattern is provided on the city's website.

PROCLAMATION

"Blood Cancer Awareness Month" - Alex Flores. Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps presented the proclamation to Alex Flores, of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, who thanked the citizens and Council for their support.

"Northwood Church" - Senior Center Supervisor Bobbi Arthur presented a Certificate of Recognition to Kurt Pafford, of Northwood Church, who also thanked the Council and Haltom City for the opportunity to serve.

REPORTS

  1. Fire Department Update- Presentation of Fire Department statistical data, prevention measures, and projects. Fire Chief Perry Bynum presented a PowerPoint with data statistics of the progress of the Fire Department Fire Marshal Fred Napp also illustrated the Fire Camp program and presented a video of a business fire that was kept to minimum damage because of the local fire code adopted by Haltom City. Battalion Chief David Chilcutt addressed a flood rescue situation and gave recognition to the firemen involved in saving two teenagers.

    REGULAR AGENDA

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  2. Minutes - Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 24, 2017 and the Council/Staff Meeting of July 25. 2017, and July 31, 2017. Council Member Watkins moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tern Truong, to approve the Minutes of July 24, 2017, July 25, 2017, and July 31, 2017. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  3. Bond Election -Consideration and approval of Ordinance No. 0-2017-018-01 calling a bond election to be held in the City of Haltom City, Texas; making provision for the conduct of a joint election; and resolving other matters incident and related to such election. 1st Reading. City Manager Keith Lane and Finance Director Jennifer Fung provided information regarding the designation of these proposed facilities and a

    discussion was held regarding the timing of the bond election, the location of the fire station, and the effect of the long term debt service. In addition, the increase of sales tax revenue needed was discussed, along with the stimulus of the municipal buildings toward possible business developers and the opportunity for the citizens to vote on this measure. Mayor Pro Tern Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to make a motion that the City Council adopt this bond election ordinance. Mayor Pro Tem Truong and Council Member Grow voted aye. Council Members Nunn, Fowler, Watkins and Brown voted nay. Motion denied.

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  4. Property Tax Rate - Consideration and/or action on a Record Vote for setting the Preliminary Tax Rate for the FY2018 budget. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the effective tax rate. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tern Truong, that the preliminary property tax rate be set at $0.69999 per $100 of net taxable value, comprised of a maintenance and operations rate of $0.46232 and an interest and sinking rate of

    $0.23767, and that public hearings concerning the preliminary tax rate be held on August 21, 2017 and August 28, 2017. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    Mayor Averitt called for a recess at 8:55 p.m. The meeting resumed at 9:09 p.m.

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  5. CCPD Budget - Conduct a public hearing on the FY2018 Proposed budget and, subsequent to the public hearing approve the FY2018 CCPD budget. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) Budget. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 9:12 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 9:13 p.m. Mayor Pro Tern Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve the FY2018 CCPD Budget. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  6. Property Enhancement Incentives Grant- Consideration and/or action for approval of a Property Enhancement Incentives Grant to New RJ Ventures LLC for property located at 4215 East Belknap Street. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the grant. Property owner Rizwan Chigani and Rahim Jindani addressed the Council concerning the projected building upgrade. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Nunn, to approve the Property Enhancement Incentives Grant in the amount of $10,000 to New RJ Ventures LLC. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

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  7. Ordinance No. 0-2017-019-15 (CU-010-171 - Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of Virginia Hale on behalf of Victory Prime Holdings, LLC requesting approval of a Conditional Use Permit for tattoo studio use in the "C-3" Commercial District located on Lots 34B2 and 34F1 of the G.W. Burkitt's Subdivision, being approximately 0.3285 acres south of E. Belknap Street and west of Haltom Road, having the tenant address of 5030 E. Belknap Street. 1'1 Reading Interim Planning and Community Development Director presented the application and a discussion was held regarding the different businesses in the multi-tenant building, the difference of the owner's business perspective in regard to other tattoo studios, the lighting fixtures, and business hours. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 9:40 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 9:41 p.m. Mayor Pro Tern Truong moved to approve Ordinance No. 0-2017-019-15 (CU-010-17) for a Conditional Use Permit for the tattoo studio located at 5030 Belknap Street - first reading. Council Member Fowler asked if the motion includes the exhibits provided by the P & Z. Mayor Pro Tern Truong agreed and Council Member Fowler asked Mayor Pro Tern Truong for an addendum to his motion to include non-permanent neon signs that do not exceed 24" x 26"; no surgical or body piercing below the waistline; only one "OPEN" neon sign. City Attorney Olson asked if the motion would also include the staffs recommended hours of operation. Mayor Pro Tern Truong agreed. A discussion of the conditions staying with the property and/or the property owners was held. Council Member Fowler seconded the motion with the addendum items listed that will be included in the second reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

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  8. Ordinance No. 0-2017-020-15 (Z-005-17) - Conduct a public hearing and 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 0-2010-011-15, amending the Future Land Use Plan within the 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan. 1st Reading Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented

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    the ordinance. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 9:50 p.m. Planning Consultant Ernest Hedgecoth and Steven Harter provided additional information to the Council concerning parking, vehicle storage, and site plan update for the second reading. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 10:12 p.m. Council Member Watkins moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Ordinance No. 0- 2017-020-15 (Z-005-17) - zoning request from "SF-2" to "C-3" at 5617 Midway Road on an amendment to 0-2010-011-15 - 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan - first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  9. lnterlocal Agreement- Consideration and/or action to authorize the City Manager to approve an interlocal amendment which extends the current contract and inter1ocal agreement with the City of Fort Worth to allow local residents to utilize the Environmental Collection Center. Customer Service Director Sidonna Foust presented the agreement and a discussion was held regarding the cost per citizen. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Watkins, to approve the interlocal agreement. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

1O.Fire Station No. 1 Roof Replacement - Consideration and/or action to approve the use of TIPS contract number 2092415 for DK Haney Roofing to replace the roof at Fire Station No. 1 in the amount of $41,647.00. Water Production and Facilities Manager David Cummings presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the type of roof replacement. Steven Welch, of DK Haney Roofing, also provided information on the roof replacement and roof warranty. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tern Truong, to approve the roof replacement at Fire Station No. 1 in the amount of $41,647. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

Heather Hudson came forward and expressed her displeasure regarding the Council not approving the Bond Ordinance for a bond proposition on the November ballot.

BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

  1. Resignations of Board Members - Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission Members. Mayor Averitt submitted for approval the resignation of Jimmy Rodgers from the Housing Authority. The resignation was approved unanimously.

  2. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards and Commissions - Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions. The following reappointments were made:

    1. Mayor Pro Tern Truong requested approval of the reappointment of Don LeMaster to the Parks and Recreation Board. The reappointment was approved unanimously.

    2. Council Member Grow reappointed Terry Grizzelle to the Library Board, Troy Dunn to the Parks and Recreation Board, and Allison Elliott Roach to the Zoning Board of Adjustments. The reappointments were approved unanimously.

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

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 10:30 p.m.

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August 21, 2017 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

August 21, 2017

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on August 14, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present:

Mayor David Averitt

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 4 Trae Fowler Council Place 6 - Ricky Brown

Mayor Pro Tern Dr. An Truong Council Place 2 Walter Grow Council Place 5 - Bob Watkins

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: Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Perry Bynum, Fire Chief; Fred Napp, Fire Marshal; David Chilcutt, Battalion Chief; Sidonna Foust, Customer Services Director; Bobbi Arthur, Senior Center Supervisor; Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director, and David Cummings, Water Production and Facilities Manager.

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:02 p.m. and the Council addressed the

following:

  1. Worksession - Alex Ng, Community Enrichment Center (CEC) - Mr. Ng addressed the Council and citizens regarding the efforts of the CEC in assisting the needy, providing benefits, and diverse funding revenues.

  2. Worksession - Discuss Fund Shifting from North Park to Haltom Road Park - Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director, addressed the Council of the need to shift designated funds from the projects in North Park to the projects at the Haltom Road Park. A discussion was held regarding particular projects earmarked for North Park and the necessity to work within the designated budget.

  3. Worksession - Discuss Fire Dept. Decision Package FY2017-2018. Fire Chief Perry Bynum addressed the Council regarding worker fatigue and a discussion was held concerning evaluating the difference between the 24/48 and the 48/96 work shifts.

  4. Worksession - Discuss Veterans Parking signs - Mayor Averitt stated that Veteran Parking signs will be installed at City Hall, Recreation Center, Senior Center, Library, and three will be installed at the Veterans Memorial.

    The Council went into Executive Session at 6:42 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, NEO playing fields property, and pending litigation and settlement offers for the following cases:

    • Flynn v. Haltom City EDC

    • James H. Watson v. City of Haltom City

Section 551.072 - Deliberations about Real Property

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

The Council returned to Regular Session at 7:02 p.m.

REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m.

INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps gave the Invocation and Council Member Bob

Watkins led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Flag Pledge.

ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS

City Secretary Art Camacho read the following announcements:

Public Library - Story Time, Super Science Saturdays, Bi-lingual Story Time, Family Movie Night, Summer Reading Program activities, Sing-a-long Afternoons and Coloring and Cookies for Grown Ups activities and their dates and times are found on the Library's website.

Community Projects

Tickets are available for the Haltom City Veterans Memorial Park Fundraiser on Saturday, August 26th at the American Legion Post #655, beginning at 12 p.m. Several musical acts will be on hand to provide entertainment. There will also be a silent auction and your ticket enters you in a raffle for a 50" TV, courtesy of AA Wrecker. Tickets are $20 and $10 for kids (ages 4-12), seniors (60+) and veterans. Tickets are available at the Recreation Center, Senior Center, Library and from CERT members.

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Haltom City Back to School Health Fair was a great success, 1,300 residents attended, a nd 825 students picked up their new backpack and school supplies. Twenty-seven thousand dollars was raised this year, bringing the total to $182,000 in the past eight years. Thanks to everyone who supported this program through the years.

Soccer registration has begun for boys and girls ages 3 to 10. You can register in person at the Rec Center or online. The deadline is August 19th. Haltom City Pee-wee Football and Cheerleading sign-ups are through Saturday, September 2'' from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Haltom City Northeast Center.

Fall Gallery Night is Saturday, September 9th at the Haltom City Northeast Center at 3201

Friendly Lane. They will have 15 resident artists, including artists from our Senior Center, and feature three new artists at the gallery from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at 4 p.m. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend. More information is available at www.haltomcitytx.com or contact Julie Orebaugh about these programs. "Friends Helping Friends Social Transportation, Inc." a 501(c) (3) program that provides non-driving senior citizens transportation, has been approved to participate in the North

Texas Giving Day on September 14th, which is an 18-hour online giving opportunity for

North Texas non-profits to be allowed to receive state wide assistance to help build awareness and support. It will begin at 6 a.m. and continue to 12 midnight. Several non­ profits will host donation stations and community celebrations.

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Public Works

The railroad crossing on Haltom Road - between Glenview Drive and Stanley-Keller Road - is being double-tracked. Traffic conditions for motorists will change through mid­ August. The traffic pattern is provided on the city's website.

PROCLAMATION

"Blood Cancer Awareness Month" - Alex Flores. Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps presented the proclamation to Alex Flores, of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, who thanked the citizens and Council for their support.

"Northwood Church" - Senior Center Supervisor Bobbi Arthur presented a Certificate of Recognition to Kurt Pafford, of Northwood Church, who also thanked the Council and Haltom City for the opportunity to serve.

REPORTS

  1. Fire Department Update- Presentation of Fire Department statistical data, prevention measures, and projects. Fire Chief Perry Bynum presented a PowerPoint with data statistics of the progress of the Fire Department Fire Marshal Fred Napp also illustrated the Fire Camp program and presented a video of a business fire that was kept to minimum damage because of the local fire code adopted by Haltom City. Battalion Chief David Chilcutt addressed a flood rescue situation and gave recognition to the firemen involved in saving two teenagers.

    REGULAR AGENDA

  2. Minutes - Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 24, 2017 and the Council/Staff Meeting of July 25. 2017, and July 31, 2017. Council Member Watkins moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tern Truong, to approve the Minutes of July 24, 2017, July 25, 2017, and July 31, 2017. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  3. Bond Election -Consideration and approval of Ordinance No. 0-2017-018-01 calling a bond election to be held in the City of Haltom City, Texas; making provision for the conduct of a joint election; and resolving other matters incident and related to such election. 1st Reading. City Manager Keith Lane and Finance Director Jennifer Fung provided information regarding the designation of these proposed facilities and a

    discussion was held regarding the timing of the bond election, the location of the fire station, and the effect of the long term debt service. In addition, the increase of sales tax revenue needed was discussed, along with the stimulus of the municipal buildings toward possible business developers and the opportunity for the citizens to vote on this measure. Mayor Pro Tern Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to make a motion that the City Council adopt this bond election ordinance. Mayor Pro Tem Truong and Council Member Grow voted aye. Council Members Nunn, Fowler, Watkins and Brown voted nay. Motion denied.

  4. Property Tax Rate - Consideration and/or action on a Record Vote for setting the Preliminary Tax Rate for the FY2018 budget. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the effective tax rate. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tern Truong, that the preliminary property tax rate be set at $0.69999 per $100 of net taxable value, comprised of a maintenance and operations rate of $0.46232 and an interest and sinking rate of

    $0.23767, and that public hearings concerning the preliminary tax rate be held on August 21, 2017 and August 28, 2017. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    Mayor Averitt called for a recess at 8:55 p.m. The meeting resumed at 9:09 p.m.

  5. CCPD Budget - Conduct a public hearing on the FY2018 Proposed budget and, subsequent to the public hearing approve the FY2018 CCPD budget. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) Budget. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 9:12 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 9:13 p.m. Mayor Pro Tern Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve the FY2018 CCPD Budget. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  6. Property Enhancement Incentives Grant- Consideration and/or action for approval of a Property Enhancement Incentives Grant to New RJ Ventures LLC for property located at 4215 East Belknap Street. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the grant. Property owner Rizwan Chigani and Rahim Jindani addressed the Council concerning the projected building upgrade. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Nunn, to approve the Property Enhancement Incentives Grant in the amount of $10,000 to New RJ Ventures LLC. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  7. Ordinance No. 0-2017-019-15 (CU-010-171 - Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of Virginia Hale on behalf of Victory Prime Holdings, LLC requesting approval of a Conditional Use Permit for tattoo studio use in the "C-3" Commercial District located on Lots 34B2 and 34F1 of the G.W. Burkitt's Subdivision, being approximately 0.3285 acres south of E. Belknap Street and west of Haltom Road, having the tenant address of 5030 E. Belknap Street. 1'1 Reading Interim Planning and Community Development Director presented the application and a discussion was held regarding the different businesses in the multi-tenant building, the difference of the owner's business perspective in regard to other tattoo studios, the lighting fixtures, and business hours. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 9:40 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 9:41 p.m. Mayor Pro Tern Truong moved to approve Ordinance No. 0-2017-019-15 (CU-010-17) for a Conditional Use Permit for the tattoo studio located at 5030 Belknap Street - first reading. Council Member Fowler asked if the motion includes the exhibits provided by the P & Z. Mayor Pro Tern Truong agreed and Council Member Fowler asked Mayor Pro Tern Truong for an addendum to his motion to include non-permanent neon signs that do not exceed 24" x 26"; no surgical or body piercing below the waistline; only one "OPEN" neon sign. City Attorney Olson asked if the motion would also include the staffs recommended hours of operation. Mayor Pro Tern Truong agreed. A discussion of the conditions staying with the property and/or the property owners was held. Council Member Fowler seconded the motion with the addendum items listed that will be included in the second reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  8. Ordinance No. 0-2017-020-15 (Z-005-17) - Conduct a public hearing and 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 0-2010-011-15, amending the Future Land Use Plan within the 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan. 1st Reading Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented

    the ordinance. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 9:50 p.m. Planning Consultant Ernest Hedgecoth and Steven Harter provided additional information to the Council concerning parking, vehicle storage, and site plan update for the second reading. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 10:12 p.m. Council Member Watkins moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Ordinance No. 0- 2017-020-15 (Z-005-17) - zoning request from "SF-2" to "C-3" at 5617 Midway Road on an amendment to 0-2010-011-15 - 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan - first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  9. lnterlocal Agreement- Consideration and/or action to authorize the City Manager to approve an interlocal amendment which extends the current contract and inter1ocal agreement with the City of Fort Worth to allow local residents to utilize the Environmental Collection Center. Customer Service Director Sidonna Foust presented the agreement and a discussion was held regarding the cost per citizen. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Watkins, to approve the interlocal agreement. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

1O.Fire Station No. 1 Roof Replacement - Consideration and/or action to approve the use of TIPS contract number 2092415 for DK Haney Roofing to replace the roof at Fire Station No. 1 in the amount of $41,647.00. Water Production and Facilities Manager David Cummings presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the type of roof replacement. Steven Welch, of DK Haney Roofing, also provided information on the roof replacement and roof warranty. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tern Truong, to approve the roof replacement at Fire Station No. 1 in the amount of $41,647. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

Heather Hudson came forward and expressed her displeasure regarding the Council not approving the Bond Ordinance for a bond proposition on the November ballot.

BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

  1. Resignations of Board Members - Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission Members. Mayor Averitt submitted for approval the resignation of Jimmy Rodgers from the Housing Authority. The resignation was approved unanimously.

  2. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards and Commissions - Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions. The following reappointments were made:

    1. Mayor Pro Tern Truong requested approval of the reappointment of Don LeMaster to the Parks and Recreation Board. The reappointment was approved unanimously.

    2. Council Member Grow reappointed Terry Grizzelle to the Library Board, Troy Dunn to the Parks and Recreation Board, and Allison Elliott Roach to the Zoning Board of Adjustments. The reappointments were approved unanimously.

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

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 10:30 p.m.

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August 28, 2017 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

August 28, 2017

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on August 28, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present:

Mayor David Averitt

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 4 Trae Fowler Council Place 6 - Ricky Brown

Mayor Pro Tern Dr. An Truong Council Place 2 Walter Grow Council Place 5 - Bob Watkins

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, and Jennifer Fung, Finance Director,

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:05 p.m. There were no questions regarding the Regular Agenda Items and Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the monthly Financial Report.l

  1. Monthly Financial Report- Review of the monthly Financial Report. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the monthly Financial Report that included the year-end percentages of revenues and expenditures, and also the increase in sales tax over last year.

    The Council went into Executive Session at 6:10 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, NEO playing fields property, and pending litigation and settlement offers for the following cases:

    • Flynn v. Haltom City EDC

      , James H. Watson v. City of Haltom City

    • Tarrant County, et al v. Richard J. Westfall/City of Haltom City

    • Amer Ozzie v. City of Haltom City

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

      Section 551.074 - Personnel

      Deliberation regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee:

    • Fire Marshal

The Executive Session ended at 6:50 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 Brown gave the Invocation, led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Flag Pledge.

ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS

City Secretary Art Camacho read the following announcements:

Public Library - Story Time, Super Science Saturdays, Bi-lingual Story Time, Family Movie Night, Summer Reading Program activities, Sing-a-long Afternoons and Coloring and Cookies for Grown Ups activities and their dates and times are found on the Library's website.

Community Projects

Soccer registration has begun for boys and girls ages 3 to 10. You can register in person at the Rec Center or online. The deadline is August 19th• Haltom City Pee-wee Football and Cheerleading sign-ups are through Saturday, September 2nd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Haltom City Northeast Center.

Join Keep Haltom City Beautiful on Saturday, October 1st from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Trinity Trash Bash at Little Fossil Park. Online registration available at the city website. If you are interested in serving on the Beautification Board, please fill out an application on the city website.

Fall Gallery Night is Saturday, September 9th at the Haltom City Northeast Center at 3201

Friendly Lane. They will have 15 resident artists, including artists from our Senior Center. and feature three new artists at the gallery from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at 4 p.m. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend. More information is available at www.halt9mQITY.!x com or contact Julie Orebaugh about these programs. Everyone is invited to the "Health Fiesta" on Saturday, September 30th from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Bethesda Community Church. This family event will offer mammograms, flu vaccines, medical screenings for diabetes, colon cancer, dental and vision screenings all for FREE. Food items and winter coats for children while supplies last, so get there early! Live Tobacco Freel Tarrant County Public Health is offering a FREE 4-week tobacco cessation program in Haltom City beginning Tuesday, October 2nd. Classes will be at the Rec Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Class size is limited and you must pre-register. More details on the city website.

"Friends Helping Friends Social Transportation, Inc." a 501(c) (3) program that provides non-driving senior citizens transportation, has been approved to participate in the North Texas Giving Day on September 14th, which is an 18-hour online giving opportunity for North Texas non-profits to be allowed to receive state wide assistance to help build awareness and support. It will begin at 6 a.m. and continue to 12 midnight. Several non­ profits will host donation stations and community celebrations.

PRESENTATION - The Haltom City Beautification Board displayed their awards on the state and national level, and provided each Council member with a Christmas ornament.

REGULAR AGENDA

1. Minutes - Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of August 7, 2017, August 14, 2017 and August 21, 2017. Mayor Pro Tern Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve the minutes of the

August 7, 2017, August 14, 2017 and August 21, 2017 Council meetings. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

Mayor Averitt moved Agenda Items #3 and #4 after Item # 9.

  1. Ordinance No. 0-2017-019-15 (CU-010-17) - Consider action on the application of Virginia Hale on behalf of Victory Prime Holdings. LLC requesting approval of a Conditional Use Permit for tattoo studio use in the "C-3" Commercial District located on Lots 34B2 and 34F1 of the G.W. Burkitt's Subdivision, being approximately 0.3285

    acres south of E. Belknap Street and west of Haltom Road, having the approximate address of 5030 E. Belknap Street. 2"" Reading. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the second reading of the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the stipulations from the first reading

    and the projected opening date. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tern Truong, to approve Ordinance No. 0-2017-019-15 (CU-010-17) on second reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  2. Ordinance No. 0-2017-020-15 (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 0-2010-011-15, amending the Future Land Use Plan within

    the 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan. 2"d Reading. Interim Planning and

    Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the different phases of construction and final status of the property. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tern Truong, to table this item to the September 25, 2017 Council meeting. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  3. Sidewalk Waiver - Consideration and/or action to authorize payment into the Safe Pathways Fund in lieu of sidewalk construction at 2220 Moneda Avenue. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the request and a discussion was held regarding owner Jack Graves request to have the rate lowered from $25 per linear foot ($3,125) to $10 per linear foot ($1,250) which was the original price when it was first considered and rejected. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Watkins, to authorize the payment into the Safe Pathways Fund in lieu of sidewalk construction in the amount of $1,250. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  4. Replat (P-006-17) - Consideration and/or action on the application of Matt Maly for approval of a replat creating Lots 12-R1, 12-R2 and 12-R3, Block 1, Gray Addition from Lots 6, 7 and 12R, Block 1, Gray Addition, located in the "C-2" Commercial District, containing approximately 5.542 acres, and locally known as 6340 North Beach Street. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the replat application and a discussion was held regarding the drive accessibility, parking, and business space. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tern Truong, to approve Replat (P-006-17). The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  5. Audit Committee Appointments - Consideration and/or action regarding nominating and appointing members to the Audit Committee. Mayor Averitt presented the names of Jeannine Nunn, Walter Grow, Ricky Brown and Dr. Truong as an Alternate. Council

Members Nunn, Grow, Fowler, Brown and Watkins voted aye. Dr. Truong

abstained. Appointment approved.

  1. Proposed FY2018 Budget - Conduct a public hearing and consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. 0-2017-023-03 adopting the proposed FY2018 budget - 1st Reading. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the

    proposed budget and a discussion was held regarding the projected sales tax revenue increase resulting from the dissolving of the EDC tax. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 8:17 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 8:18. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tern Truong, to approve Ordinance No. 0-2017-023-03- adopting the proposed FY2018 budget­ first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  2. Proposed FY2018 Tax Rate - Conduct a public hearing (second) and consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. 0-2017-024-03 adopting the FY2018 Proposed Tax Rate. 1st Reading. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the increased property values, the effective tax rate, and the projected rate needed for special projects and employee

raises. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 8:40 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 8:41 p.m. Mayor Pro Tern Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, that the property tax rate for maintenance and operations be increased by the adoption of a tax rate of $0.46232, which is effectively a 6.692% increase in the tax rate - and move that the property tax rate for debt service be increased by the adoption of a tax rate of $0.23767, which is effectively a 6.689% increase in the tax rate -first reading. Mayor Pro Tem Truong and Council Member Grow voted aye. Council Members Nunn, Fowler, Watkins and Brown voted nay. Motion denied. Council Member Fowler gave a substitute motion and moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, for a proposed tax rate on first reading to meet the effective tax rate of $0.638174, with the Truth-in-Taxation (data). A discussion of providing employees with raises and equipment, using the effective tax rate, neighborhood revitalization was held. Council Members Nunn, Fowler, Watkins, and Brown voted aye. Mayor Pro Tern Truong and Council

Member Grow voted nay. Motion carried. Mayor Averitt stated that another Budget Workshop will be needed to modify the budget to the tax rate and that input is needed for all Council members to complete this. A future Budget Workshop will be

scheduled.

VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

No citizen came forward.

BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

1O.Resignations of Board Members - Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission Members. Mayor Averitt submitted for approval the resignation of Kyle Crouse from the Beautification Board. The resignation was approved unanimously.

  1. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards and Commissions - Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions. The following reappointments were made:

    1. Council Member Brown requested approval of the reappointment of Dana Coffman

      to the Parks and Recreation Board. The reappointment was approved unanimously.

    2. Mayor Averitt reappointed Warren Davenport to the Fire Services Board, Rexanne Grove to the Library Board, Harold Fowler to the Parks and Recreation Board, Jeff Cotton to the Zoning Board of Adjustments, and Thomas Sanders as an Alternate to the ZBA. The reappointments were approved unanimously.

  2. Attendance Requirements - Consideration regarding excused absences of Council Members according to Article 111, Sec. 3.07 (a). Attendance Requirements of the Haltom City Charter. There were no absences.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 9:05 p.m.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary

David Averitt, Mayor

September 4, 2017 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIL/STAFF BUDGET WORKSHOP HALTOM CITY HALL

5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas 76117

September 4, 2017

A Council/Staff Budget Workshop was held by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, on September 4, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Haltom City Hall, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present, to-wit:

Mayor David Averitt

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 4 Trae Fowler Council Place 6 Ricky Brown

Mayor Pro-Tern Dr. An Truong

Council Place 2 Walter Grow Council Place 5 Bob Watkins

Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Perry Bynum, Fire Chief; Toni Beckett, Human Resources and Risk Management Director.

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor David Averitt called the Budget Workshop to order at 6:03 p.m.

DISCUSSION

  1. Discussion on Upcoming Budgetary Issues and Priorities for FY 2017-18.

    Mayor Averitt reviewed the prior voting at the last Council meeting on the budget and tax rate and requested the members who voted for the effective tax rate of $0.6318174 to provide a reason for their decision. A discussion was held regarding the effective tax rate and the information on specific taxing rates being received in time for a decision. In addition, City Manager Keith Lane provided a list of decision package items that raised the baseline for the FY2017-2018 budget. A discussion was also held concerning park expenditures being covered by existing bond revenues, the elimination of the EDC sales tax collection and the new sales tax revenue breakdown, and the business and property interaction between the EDC and the city.

    Mayor Averitt called for a recess at 7:21 p.m. and resumed the meeting at 7:29 p.m.

    The discussion continued regarding the effective tax rate, the amount of percentage increase in the property tax amount over the last five years, and the projected budget revenue shortfall if only the effective tax rate is passed. The subject of projected property tax revenues from new property ownership and new fee rates was also discussed.

    Mayor Averitt called for a recess at 9:08 p.m. and resumed the meeting at 9:22 p.m.

  2. Discussion on Property Tax Rate.

City Manager Keith Lane and Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the property tax rate that would cover only the proposed employee raises. The Council discussed setting a rate and have staff make the appropriate changes. The rates of $0.6318174 (effective rate), $0.641363, $0.65818, $0.66818, and $0.69999 (current rate) were set to be the rates to be determined at the next City Council meeting.

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ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned

Art Camacho, City Secretary

July 24, 2017 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

July 24, 2017

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on July 24, 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; Wayne Olson, City Attorney; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Glenna Batchelor, Interim Planning and Community Development Director; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Julie Orebaugh, Community Projects Coordinator; Cody Phillips, Police Chief, Derek Wood, Fire Lieutenant, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:02 p.m. Council Member Walter Grow opened the discussion regarding the EDC property at 6101 Midway Road and voiced concern toward a purchase offer by Tim Sansone, of Organic Recycling. A lengthy discussion was held concerning the original property acquisition, property appraisal, prior action taken by the EDC on former purchase attempts, email responses, and the use of Executive Sessions to determine Council or EDC action. There was no Executive Session. Mayor Averitt ended the Worksession at 6:50 p.m.

REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.

INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Averitt gave the Invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Flag Pledge.

ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS

City Secretary Art Camacho read the following announcements:

Public Library - Story Time, Super Science Saturdays, Bi-lingual Story Time, Family Movie Night, Summer Reading Program activities, Sing-a-long Afternoons and Coloring and Cookies for Grown Ups activities and their dates and times are found on the Library’s website.

“Ladies Night Out” will be held Saturday, August 12 from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Ticket price is $45.

Community Projects

The date for the 2017 Haltom City “Back to School” Health Fair is Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The first 1,000 Haltom City elementary and middle school students will receive a free backpack and school supply kit. Sponsorships are available.

Soccer registration has begun for boys and girls ages 3 to 10. You can register in person at the Rec Center or online.

Haltom City Pee-Wee Football and Cheerleading sign-ups begin Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Haltom City Northeast Center and will be there on Saturdays in August.

The Birdville Museum is open by appointment only this summer. Please call 817-547-

5498 to schedule.

Terry Waters, retired HCFD Fire Lieutenant, is hosting a blood drive with Carter Blood Care on Wednesday, August 10th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Haltom City Northeast Center.

Public Works

The railroad crossing on Haltom Road – between Glenview Drive and Stanley-Keller Road – is being double-tracked. Traffic conditions for motorists will change through mid- August. The traffic pattern is provided on the city’s website.

Veterans Memorial – Public Works Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize presented an update on the Veterans Memorial which included site grading, foundation work, lighting, pedestal and wall construction and substantial completion by October 31st.

PRESENTATION

“World Changers Project” – Community Projects Coordinator Julie Orebaugh and Fire Lieutenant Derek Wood presented a PowerPoint showing the work that the youth group had completed on the home of Wally and Debra Smith, of 5016 Caroledean Ct. and Mark Haveman, of North Park Baptist, also commented on their efforts.

“Haltom City Fine Art Scholarship Winners” – Community Projects Coordinator Julie Orebaugh presented recognition to students Natalie Nounennady, Gavin Ricks and Kasey Romero for their scholarly accomplishments and pursuit of higher education.

REPORTS

  1. Monthly Financial Report for June 2017 – Review of the monthly Financial Report for the month ending June 30, 2017. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the monthly financial report and a discussion was held regarding grant reimbursements.

  2. Quarterly Investment Report for 2017Review of the June 2017 Quarterly Investment Report. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the quarterly report which indicated a higher rate of interest and an increase in market value and GDP.

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  3. 2017 Crime Statistics (2nd Quarter) – Presentation of Haltom City Police Department crime statistics for the second quarter of 2017. Police Chief Cody Phillips presented the data which highlighted the total calls for service, increases of building and home burglaries and vehicle theft, and also a compressed spreadsheet of service activity.

    REGULAR AGENDA

  4. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of July 10, 2017. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Watkins, to approve the Minutes of July 10, 2017. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  5. Ordinance No. O-2017-016-15 (CU 008-17) – Consideration and/or action on the application of Ernest Hedgcoth on behalf of Maldonado Gerardo to amend an existing Conditional Use Permit for auto dealer use by the addition of auto paint & body use in the “M-1” Industrial District located on Tracts 1F & 1J of the John Akers Survey, Abstract 24, being approximately 1.86 acres north of Catalpa Street and northwest of Airport Freeway frontage road, having the approximate address of 5213 Airport Freeway. 2nd Reading. Interim Planning and Community Director Glenna Batchelor

    presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the stipulations mentioned at the last ordinance presentation. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-016-15 (CU 008-17), based on prior stipulations – second reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  6. Property Enhancement Incentives Grant – Consideration and/or action for approval of a Property Enhancement Incentives Grant to New RJ Ventures LLC for property located at 4215 East Belknap Street. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor stated the applicant was not available and the agenda item will be moved to the August 14, 2017 agenda.

  7. Property Enhancement Incentives Grant – Consideration and/or action for approval of a Property Enhancement Incentives Grant to Chaz Buchanan Ventures, LLC for property located at 5601 East Belknap Street. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the grant request that included a

    $10,000 façade enhancement and parking enlargement. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Watkins, to approve the property enhancement incentives grant in the amount of $10,000. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  8. Special Joint Election – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Resolution No. R-2017-021-01 calling for a Special Election on November 7, 2017 to fill the unexpired term of City Council Place 3 and holding a Joint Election with Tarrant County. City Secretary Art Camacho presented the resolution and Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Fowler, to approve Resolution No. R-2017-021- 01 for a Special Election for Council Place 3. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

    No citizen came forward.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

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

  10. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards and Commissions – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions. The following appointments were made:

    1. Council Member Fowler requested approval of Gary Blocker to the EDC as the 3rd citizen selection. The appointment was approved unanimously.

    2. Mayor Pro Tem Truong appointed Ollie Anderson to Place 7 on the ZBA. The appointment was approved unanimously.

    3. Council Member Grow appointed Marian Hilliard to the P & Z and Toni Holmes to the Beautification Board. The appointments were approved unanimously.

    4. Mayor Averitt appointed Lillian Furrie to the Alternate P & Z position. The appointment was approved unanimously.

  11. Attendance RequirementsConsideration 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.

    EXECUTIVE SESSION

    Mayor Averitt called for an Executive Session at 8:08 p.m. to discuss the following:

    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, project schedule/construction contract with Tiseo Paving, 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

      Section 551.072 – Deliberations about Real Property

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

      Section 551.074 - Personnel

      Deliberation regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee:

    • City Secretary Salary Reduction Agreement

    RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION

  12. Take any action deemed necessary as a result of the Executive Session, including approval of settlement agreement with Tiseo Paving. The Council reconvened at 8:40

p.m. Council Member Trae Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Ricky Brown, to approve for the City Manager and City Attorney to move forward in the settlement agreement with Tiseo Paving as discussed in Executive Session. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 8:42 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

 

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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