October 23, 2017 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

October 23, 2017

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

Mayor David Averitt Mayor Pro Tem Dr. An Truong

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 2 Walter Grow

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

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

 

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

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

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

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

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

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

    REGULAR MEETING

    CALL TO ORDER

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

    INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      CONSENT AGENDA

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

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

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

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

    REGULAR AGENDA

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

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

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

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

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

    VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

    No citizen came forward.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS/COMMITTEES

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

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

    1. Wayne Clowers to the Beautification Board.

    2. Bette Bronstadt to the Library Board.

    3. Dorothy Tyler to the Crime Control Prevention District.

    The reappointments were approved unanimously.

    EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

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

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

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

 

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

 

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