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August 7, 2017 City Council Minutes

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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

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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

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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

      Section 551.072- Deliberations about Real Property

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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

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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

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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

July 25, 2017 City Council Budget Work Session Minutes

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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL/STAFF BUDGET WORKSHOP NORTHEAST CENTER

3201 Friendly Lane, Haltom City, Texas 76117 July 25, 2017

A Council/Staff Budget Workshop was held by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, on July 25, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Northeast Center, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present, to-wit:

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; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Perry Bynum, Fire Chief; Cody Phillips, Police Chief; Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director; Toni Beckett, Human Resources and Risk Management Director; Paul Berwick, IT Director; Lesly Smith, Library Director; Sidonna Foust, Director of Customer Service; Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation 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.

City Manager Keith Lane gave a PowerPoint presentation detailing the Staff’s direction and purpose for FY2017-2018 Budget, which included strategic planning, community challenges, current tax rate, sustainability, fiscal responsibility, future fiscal mechanisms, and revitalization strategies. A discussion was held regarding management assessments, department head management concerns, and employee retention.

Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented several department decision package requests and a discussion was held regarding maintenance upgrades, street and park improvements, vehicle replacements, water meters and water rate increases.

Mayor Averitt called for a recess at 7:45 p.m. and resumed the meeting at 7:57 p.m.

Ms. Fung continued on with department decision packages that included public safety equipment, building renovations, and major equipment purchases. The Council did not discuss the subject of the bond proposition and a meeting was scheduled for July 31, 2017 at the Northeast Center.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the Budget Workshop at 9:00 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

July 31, 2017 City Council Budget Work Session Minutes

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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL/STAFF BUDGET WORKSHOP NORTHEAST CENTER

3201 Friendly Lane, Haltom City, Texas 76117 July 31, 2017

A Council/Staff Budget Workshop was held by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, on July 31, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Northeast Center, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present, to-wit:

Mayor David Averitt Mayor Pro-Tem Dr. An Truong

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 4 Trae Fowler

Council Place 5 Bob Watkins Council Place 6 Ricky Brown Council Place 2 Walter Grow was absent.

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; Sidonna Foust, Director of Customer Service; Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director; Selina McBeth, Budget Analyst; Jon Stevenson, Finance Controller, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor David Averitt called the Budget Workshop to order at 6:00 p.m.

DISCUSSION

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

    Finance Director Jennifer Fung continued her presentation of several department decision package requests and a discussion was held regarding expenditures, new parks field maintenance, new park rental pricing, new personnel reclassification, and the projected water and sewer rates.

    Mayor Averitt called for a recess at 7:40 p.m. and resumed the meeting at 7:52 p.m.

    City Manager Keith Lane and Public Works Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize provided a review of the meeting they had with the City of Fort Worth in regard to the water and sewer rate increase, which included water acquisition costs and the projected increases for the water and sewer rate to 2022.

  2. Discussion on Bond Proposition.

City Manager Keith Lane presented several alternative methods of funding a new Fire Station # 3, Law Enforcement Center, and City Hall. A discussion was held regarding the debt amount, plan development, and the anticipated bond proposition.

ADJOURNMENT

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

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

July 10, 2017 City Council Minutes

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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING

CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

July 10, 2017

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on July 10, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present:

Mayor David AverittCouncil Place 2 Walter Grow

Council Place 4 Trae FowlerCouncil Place 5 – Bob Watkins

Council Place 6 – Ricky Brown

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn (via video conferencing)

Mayor Pro Tem Dr. An Truong 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; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Perry Bynum, Fire Chief, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:05 p.m. The Regular Agenda was reviewed and a discussion was held regarding Agenda Item #3, with consultant Ernest Hedgcoth and property owner Maldonado Gerardo providing information on the application. The rest of the Regular Agenda was reviewed without any changes. The presentation of the Regional Economic Development was provided by land developer Happy Baggett and Trent Petty, of Petty and Associates, who spoke on current trends in the land development market, including the closing of malls and the increase of online marketing.In addition, the discussion regarding the city-owned 43 acres was held, the possibility of a two or three story municipal building, and the different processes of funding the facility.The Work Session ended at 7:35 p.m. There was no Executive Session.Mayor Averitt called for a ten minute recess before calling the Regular Meeting to order.

REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:47 p.m.

INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Council Member Trae Fowler 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, GED Classes, Super Science Saturdays, Bi-lingual Story Time, Family Movie Night 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.Tickets purchased by June 17 will be $39; after the 17th the 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.

Registration is open for the new Rec Center classes and programs that include ballet and tap dance classes, Youth Cheer, Girls Inc., summer in STEM program for girls ages 6 to 14 is free. Young Rembrandts art class is in August, as well as a new pre-natal fitness program.

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.

Special thanks to our landscape crew who installed 50 flags around the city in honor of July 4 and to all of you that support the Park Donation fund. With approval from the Parks and Recreation Board, we were able to make this happen with donation dollars.

The Birdville Museum is open by appointment only this summer. Please call 817-547-5498 to schedule.

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.

REGULAR AGENDA

1.Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of June 19, 2017. Council Member Watkins moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve the Minutes of June 19, 2017.The vote was unanimous.Motion carried.

2.Appointment of the Municipal Judge – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. O-2017-017-09 appointing the Municipal Judge of the Municipal Court of Record in the City of Haltom City. 2nd Reading.Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-017-09 – the reappointment of Judge Irby, with the inclusion of an updated report in eight months on her implemented methods progress – second reading.The vote was unanimous.Motion carried.

3.ORDINANCE NO. O-2017-016-15 (CU 008-17)(Tabled from June 12, 2017 Council Meeting) Conduct a public hearing and consider 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. 1st Reading.Planning and Community Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the primary and secondary usage, along with operational hours.The Council also discussed the applying of a condition that would require another application for a CUP if the ownership changes and they want to change the business utilization. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 8:05 p.m.No citizen came forward.The Council inquired of the primary use, work hours, and secondary use.Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 8:09 p.m.Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-016-15 (CU 008-17) be comprehensive of the 2014 and the 2017 CUP to also include that office hours be required Monday through Saturday for auto sales operation from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for repair operations for the secondary use of auto paint and body on Monday through Friday, with no operational work being allowed on Sunday; the primary use will be auto sales and the secondary use will be auto paint and body and be prescribed as internal use only by the applicant.The vote was unanimous.Motion carried.

4.T-Mobile Cell Tower Lease AmendmentConsideration and/or action to authorize the City Manager to execute a new lease amendment to the original agreement with T-Mobile on the 820 Water Tower.Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps presented the lease amendment and Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to accept the amended T-Mobile Cell Tower Lease amendment.The vote was unanimous.Motion carried.

5.Bond Reimbursement ResolutionConsideration and/or action to approve Resolution No. R-2017-022-01, authorizing and approving the reimbursement of allowable expenditures from the proceeds of the 2018 Certificates of Obligation. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the resolution and Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Fowler, to approve Resolution No. R-2017-022-01 for upcoming Certificates of Obligation Bonds. Mayor Averitt read the following statement: “A motion by Council Member Grow and seconded by Council Member Fowler that the City Council adopt a reimbursement resolution.”The vote was unanimous.Motion carried.

VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

No citizen came forward.

BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

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

7.Appointment/Reappointment to Boards and Commissions – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions.Council Member Watkins nominated Council Member Ricky Brown to the EDC from the citizen position to the elected official position.Mayor Averitt questioned whether the vote should be taken with the absence of Mayor Pro Tem Truong.The Council decided to vote on the nomination.The appointment was unanimously approved.Council Member Watkins nominated Gary Nunn to the EDC.A discussion was held regarding the eligibility of Mr. Nunn in lieu of his wife’s (Jeannine Nunn) place on the Council.City Attorney Olson read from the City Charter concerning nepotism with the following:

Sec. 10.02.Nepotism.

No person related within the second degree by affinity or within the third degree by consanguinity, to the Mayor, or to any member of the City Council, or to the City Manager, shall be appointed to any office, position, clerkship or service of the city.

Council Member Fowler requested City Attorney Olson check as to whether this applies to the unique entity of the EDC to determine further Mr. Nunn’s eligibility. Mayor Averitt also commented on Council Member Watkins’ EDC nomination.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mayor Averitt called for an Executive Session at 8:27 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 contractwith 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

·TWCCRD No. 1A17542 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 property in the Watauga Addition, Block 27, Lots 1-4 and

7-10 & closed alley abstract 1424 TRS 2A & 2B.

Section 551.074 – Personnel

Deliberation regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, or duties of the Municipal Judge and Fire Chief.

RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION

The Council reconvened at 9:25 p.m.Mayor Averitt first dispensed of the prior attendance requirements item listed on the agenda (see below).

EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

8.Attendance RequirementsConsideration regarding excused absences of Council Members according to Article III, Sec.3.07 (a).Attendance Requirements of the Haltom City Charter.Council Member Watkins moved to excuse Council Member Truong’s absence.The absence was approved unanimously.

Take any action deemed necessary as a result of the Executive Session.

Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Watkins, to approve the sale of city property in the Watauga Addition, Block 27, Lots 1-4 and 7-10 & closed alley abstract 1424 TRS 2A & 2B for the sale price of $15,000 net – with the cost of the survey the responsibility of the purchasers.The vote was unanimous.Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 9:28 p.m.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

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Art Camacho, City SecretaryDavid Averitt, Mayor