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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

 

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May 3, 2018 City Council Minutes

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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

CITY HALL - 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

May 3, 2018

A Special Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on May 3, 2018, at 6:30 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 2 Walter Grow Council Place 3 Lin Thompson

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

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; Toni Beckett, Human Resources and Risk Management Director.

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Special Meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

The Council went into Executive Session at 6:31 p.m. under the following:

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

  • Nicklaus Forrest v. City of Haltom City

RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION

The Council reconvened at 7:25 p.m. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to consider moving forward with an outside external investigation into the personnel issues as discussed in Executive Session. Council Members Nunn, Fowler, Watkins and Brown voted aye. Council Members Grow and Thompson voted nay. Motion carried.

Discussion regarding City’s hiring practices – Council Member Grow asked Human Resources Director Toni Beckett if the city’s hiring practices conform to the standard practices for governmental agencies, corporations, and private industry. Ms. Beckett replied that the city’s hiring practices do meet the standards and comply with all of the federal law requirements, and the city’s charter as it relates to police officers and

firefighters, but that policies are different in regard to different departments because the requirements for all positions are not the same.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 8:48 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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April 23, 2018 City Council Minutes

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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

April 23, 2018

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on April 23, 2018, 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 2 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 2 Walter Grow

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

Council Place 3 Linda Thompson was absent.

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

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:02 p.m. Jason Bethke, of Fathom, presented a PowerPoint regarding their updated progress in maintaining the Water Utility Service. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the Monthly Financial Report and the Quarterly Investment Report. Police Chief Cody Phillips presented the 2018 First Quarter Crime Statistics and a discussion was held regarding the domestic violence data.

The Council went into Executive Session at 6:40 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, code of ethics and conflict of interest, 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

  • Nicklaus Forrest v. City of Haltom City

    Section 551.072 – Deliberations about Real Property

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

    The Council returned to Regular Session at 7:15 p.m. and Mayor Averitt called for a brief recess.

    REGULAR MEETING

    CALL TO ORDER

    Mayor Avertitt called the meeting to order at 7:22 p.m.

    INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

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

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

  • The Friends of the Library will have their annual book sale April 26-29.

  • The Carson Street Closing will be closed for 5 months to a year.

  • Haltom Sr. Center will also have a “Burgers and Bingo” on April 28th.

  • Parks and Recreation will have the “Mayors Cup” Golf Tournament on May 4th.

  • Full Day Summer Camp and Sports begins now.

  • Parks and Recreation are taking quality white shirts for graduation ceremonies.

  • Congratulations were extended to the 2018 “Images of Haltom City” winners.

  • Early Voting began today and will continue until Tuesday, May 1st.

REGULAR AGENDA

  1. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of April 9, 2018. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve the Minutes of April 9, 2018. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  2. Ordinance No. O-2018-016-15 (CU-002-18) - Consideration and/or action on an application of Ron Larson for approval of a Conditional Use Permit for automobile tune up and lube center, tire and battery sales store uses and automobile and light truck repair shop in the “C-3” Commercial District located on Lot 14, Block 28 of the Meadow Oaks Addition-Haltom, being approximately 0.4361 acres on the west side of Denton Highway, locally known as 3213 Denton Highway. 2nd Reading. Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Director, presented the second reading of the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the stipulations and the state inspection sign acknowledgement. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Fowler, to approve Ordinance No. O-2018-016-15 (CU-002-18) on the second reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  3. Cancel/Reschedule a Regularly Scheduled Council Meeting – Consideration and/or action to cancel or reschedule the regularly scheduled meeting of May 28, 2018, in lieu of Memorial Day. City Secretary Art Camacho presented the Memo Resolution and a discussion was held regarding the cancelling of a meeting near the end of May. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Fowler, to approve the cancelling of the May 28, 2018 Council meeting and hold the next meeting on the regularly scheduled date of June 11, 2018. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  4. Tax Abatement Policy – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Ad Valorem Tax Abatement Policy. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the policy and a discussion was held regarding the policy revision. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to approve the Ad Valorem Tax Abatement Policy. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  5. Ordinance No. O-2018-018-15 (CU-003-18) – Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action to approve the application of Michael H. Smith, on behalf of Republic Finance, LLC., for a Conditional Use Permit request for a Nondepository Financial Institution in the “C-3” Commercial District, containing approximately 1,600 square feet of lease space on Lot 1, Block 1 of Western Center Plaza, being approximately 5.107 acres south of Western Center Boulevard, locally known as 5000 Western Center Boulevard, Suite 270. 1st Reading. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding their lending rates and sign availability. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:47 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 8:48 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve Ordinance No. O-2018-018-15 (CU-003-18) on first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  6. Ordinance No. O-2018-017-15 (CU-004-18) – Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action to approve the application of Hussam Alsayyaf for approval of a Conditional Use Permit for automobile tune up and lube center, tire and battery sales store uses, and automobile and light truck repair shop in the “M-2” Heavy Industrial District located on Lot 1, Block 2 of the Ray Austin Subdivision, being approximately 0.2931 acres on the east side of North Beach Street, locally known as 2314 North Beach Street. 1st Reading. Planning and Community Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding hours of operation and tire storage. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 8:02 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 8:03 p.m. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve Ordinance No. O-2018-017-15 (CU-004-18) on first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

    Citizen Steve Chapman came forward to address his views regarding the ethics and conduct of Council Member Trae Fowler, and requesting his resignation.

    Citizen Linda Mabry Cantwell came forward and stated the manner in which the city election is being held is producing a bad image for the city.

    No other citizen came forward.

    FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

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

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

  8. Resignations of Board/Commissions/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 Fowler appointed Keli Stallings to the Planning and Zoning Commissions and

    Colton Hudson to the Fire Services Board. Both appointments were unanimously approved.

    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. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to excuse the absence of Council Member Thompson. The vote was unanimously approved.

The Council went into Executive Session at 8:12 p.m.

RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION

The Council reconvened at 9:02 p.m. No action was taken

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 9:03 p.m.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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April 9, 2018 City Council Minutes

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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

April 9, 2018

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on April 9, 2018, 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 2 Walter Grow Council Place 3 Lin Thompson

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

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn was absent.

Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; Wayne Olson, City Attorney; Alicia Kreh, City Attorney; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director; Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:05 p.m. Public Works Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize gave a presentation regarding the Fort Worth Sanitary Sewer Project.

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, 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

  • City of San Antonio v. Hotels.com, L.P.

  • Nicklaus Forrest v. City of Haltom City

    Section 551.072 – Deliberations about Real Property

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

    Section 551.074 – Personnel

    Deliberation regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, or duties of the City Manager.

    The Council returned to Regular Session at 6:55 p.m. and Mayor Averitt called for a brief recess.

    REGULAR MEETING

    CALL TO ORDER

    Mayor Avertitt called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.

    INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

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

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

  • The Friends of the Library will have their annual book sale April 26-29.

  • The Friends of the Library will have a Volunteer Appreciation Reception.

  • The Carson Street Closing will be closed for 5 months to a year.

  • Haltom Sr. Center will have a “Baked Potato and Salad Supper” on April 12th.

  • Haltom Sr. Center will also have a “Burgers and Bingo” on April 28th.

  • Parks and Recreation will have the “Mayors Cup” Golf Tournament on May 4th.

  • Full Day Summer Camp and Sports begins now.

  • Parks and Recreation are taking quality white shirts for graduation ceremonies.

Parks and Recreation Director Christi Pruitt expressed her thanks for the help provided by various groups and individuals for a record-setting Haltom City CARFEST.

REGULAR AGENDA

  1. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of March 26, 2018. A correction was made to the Attendance Requirements section. Mayor Pro Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve the Minutes of March 26, 2018, with corrections. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  2. Joint Use and Construction Interlocal Agreement – Consideration and/or action to approve a joint use and construction interlocal agreement between Haltom City and the Birdville Independent School District. Parks and Recreational Director Christi Pruitt presented the agreement and a discussion was held regarding the maintenance, cost and specific improvements. William Shenko, Assistant Director of Facilities for the BISD, also commented on the tree and undergrowth removal. Council Member Brown moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve the Joint Use and Construction Interlocal Agreement between Haltom City and the Birdville Independent School District. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  3. Ordinance No. O-2018-016-15 (CU-002-18) - Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action on an application of Ron Larson for approval of a Conditional Use Permit for automobile tune up and lube center, tire and battery sales store uses and automobile and light truck repair shop in the “C-3” Commercial District located on Lot 14, Block 28 of the Meadow Oaks Addition-Haltom, being approximately 0.4361 acres on the west side of Denton Highway, locally known as 3213 Denton Highway - 1st Reading. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the definitions and other specifics mentioned in the permit restrictions. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:25 p.m. Property Owner Ron Larson addressed the Council in regard to changes he has already made concerning the permit conditions. No one else came forward and Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:30 p.m. Council Member Fowler commented on the property owner’s efforts on meeting the requirements and then moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve Ordinance No. O-2018-016-15 (CU-002-18) for the Conditional Use Permit for 3213 Denton Highway – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  4. Preliminary Plat (P-004-18) – Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action on the application of Charles Scoma, on behalf of Edward Gonzalez, for

    approval of a preliminary plat creating Lot 8A-1, Block 5, Golden Gardens to the City of Haltom City Simon Akers Survey, Abstract No. 17, located in the “SF-2” Single Family Residential District containing approximately 0.4883 acres of land, locally known as 5926 Ellison Ave. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the Preliminary Plat and Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:33 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:34

    p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to approve Preliminary Plat (P-004-18) creating Lot 8A-1, Block 5, Golden Gardens. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  5. Final Plat (P-005-18) – Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action on the application of Charles Scoma, on behalf of Edward Gonzalez, for approval of a final plat creating Lot 8A-1, Block 5, Golden Gardens to the City of Haltom City Simon Akers Survey, Abstract No. 17, located in the “SF-2” Single Family Residential District containing approximately 0.4883 acres of land, locally known as 5926 Ellison Ave. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the Final Plat and Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:36 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:37 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to approve Final Plat (P-005-18) creating Lot 8A- 1, Block 5, Golden Gardens. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

    Citizen Paula Lindsey came forward to address her concerns regarding her water utility bill situation with Fathom. No other citizen came forward.

    FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

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

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

  7. Resignations of Board/Commissions/Committee Members – Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members. Mayor Averitt presented the resignation of Trenton Tidwell from the Planning and Zoning Commission. The resignation was unanimously approved.

  8. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. No appointments or reappointments were made.

    EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

  9. Attendance Requirements – Consideration regarding excused absences of Council Members according to Article III, Sec. 3.07 (a). Attendance Requirements of the Haltom City Charter. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Fowler, to excuse the absence of Council Member Nunn. The vote was unanimously approved.

The Council went into Executive Session at 7:48 p.m.

RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION

The Council reconvened at 7:52 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve a 2% raise for City Manager Keith Lane after his review. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 8:48 p.m.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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March 26, 2018 City Council Minutes

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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

March 26, 2018

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on March 26, 2018, 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 3 Lin Thompson

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; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director; and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Pro Tem Truong called the Worksession to order at 6:05 p.m. Ms. Sophia Trinh, of Colorful World Foundation, addressed the Council concerning her group’s social service assistance toward people of different ethnic backgrounds, culture, and language by giving presentations of their program at local churches, malls and other congregational locations. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the monthly financial report and a discussion was held regarding specific revenues, expenditures and sales tax growth.

The Council went into Executive Session at 6:47 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code

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

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

  • Flynn v. Haltom City EDC

  • James H. Watson v. City of Haltom City

  • Amer Ozzie v. City of Haltom City

  • Ray Beshirs v. City of Haltom City

  • City of San Antonio v. Hotels.com, L.P.

  • Nicklaus Forrest v. City of Haltom City

    Section 551.072 – Deliberations about Real Property

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

    Section 551.074 – Personnel

    Deliberation regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, or duties of the City Manager.

    The Council returned to Regular Session at 6:58 p.m. and Mayor Pro Tem Truong called for a brief recess.

    REGULAR MEETING

    CALL TO ORDER

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

    INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

    Steven Hughes, of St. Luke United Methodist Church, 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:

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

  • The Friends of the Library will have their annual book sale April 26-29.

  • The Carson Street Closing will be closed for 6 months to a year.

  • Haltom Sr. Center will have a “Baked Potato and Salad Supper” on April 12th.

  • Haltom Sr. Center will also have a “Burgers and Bingo” on April 28th.

  • City Hall Facilities will be closed for Good Friday on March 30th.

PRESENTATION – Police Lieutenant Steve Irvin presented the proclamation for “Child Abuse Prevention Month” to Julia Summer, Director of Development for Alliance for Children, and Paula Roberts, Alliance for Children Board Member.

REGULAR AGENDA

  1. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of March 12, 2018. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve the Minutes of March 12, 2018. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  2. Standards of Care – Consideration and/or action to approve Ordinance No. O-2018- 015-10 establishing standards of care for the recreation programs for elementary school age children operated by the City. 2nd Reading. Parks and Recreation Director Christi Pruitt presented the ordinance on its second reading. Council Member Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Ordinance No. O-2018-015-10 – Standards of Care – 2nd reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  3. T-Mobile Tower Lease Agreement Amendment – Consideration and/or action to authorize the City Manager to execute a new lease amendment to the original agreement with T-Mobile at the 3310 Meadows Oaks Drive location. Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps addressed the Council and stated that T-Mobile would like to renegotiate their lease and needed more time. Council Member Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Fowler, to table this item until the next Council meeting. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  4. MuniServices – Consideration and/or action to approve an agreement with MuniServices to provide local occupancy tax program audit and administration services for the coming three years. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the renewal contract. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve the agreement with MuniServices to provide local occupancy tax program audit and administration services. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

    No citizen came forward.

    FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

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

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

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

  7. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. Council Member Watkins requested approval of Daren Hudson to the Economic Development Corporation. The vote was unanimously approved.

    EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

  8. Attendance Requirements – Consideration regarding excused absences of Council Members according to Article III, Sec. 3.07 (a). Attendance Requirements of the Haltom City Charter. This item was overlooked by the Council and not regarded.

The Council went into Executive Session at 7:27 p.m.

RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION

The Council reconvened at 7:52 p.m. No action was taken.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Pro Tem Truong adjourned the meeting at 7:53 p.m.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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March 12, 2018 City Council Minutes

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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

March 12, 2018

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on March 12, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present:

Mayor David Averitt Mayor Pro Tem Dr. An Truong

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 2 Walter Grow

Council Place 3 Lin Thompson Council Place 4 Trae Fowler

Council Place 5 Bob Watkins Council Place 6 Ricky Brown

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

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:05 p.m. A discussion regarding the subject of nepotism within the boards and commissions was held and the Council will receive information on this subject at the next Council meeting. Peter Hayes, of IDEA Public Schools, gave a PowerPoint presentation, with Executive Director Anna Martinez discussing with the Council and providing comment on the number of schools, operation methods, school locations, college graduation percentage, facility construction, and relations with neighboring independent school districts.

The Council went into Executive Session at 6:47 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code

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

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

  • Flynn v. Haltom City EDC

  • James H. Watson v. City of Haltom City

  • Amer Ozzie v. City of Haltom City

  • Ray Beshirs v. City of Haltom City

  • City of San Antonio v. Hotels.com, L.P.

  • Nicklaus Forrest v. City of Haltom City

    Section 551.072 – Deliberations about Real Property

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

    Section 551.074 – Personnel

    Deliberation regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, or duties of the City Secretary.

    The Council returned to Regular Session at 7:10 p.m. and Mayor Averitt called for a five minute break.

    REGULAR MEETING

    CALL TO ORDER

    Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m.

    INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

    Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps gave the Invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Flag Pledge.

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

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

  • The Library will also include special activities for spring break.

  • The Carson Street Closing will be closed for 6 months to a year.

  • Carfest will be held on Saturday, March 24 at the Haltom High School.

In addition to the Announcements, Council Member Nunn stated the Haltom City Public Library received the 2017 Texas Achievement in Library Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association.

PRESENTATION – Veterans Memorial Committee: Certificate of Recognition

Council Member Nunn, on behalf of the Veterans Memorial Committee, presented Bonnie Richards with a “Certificate of Recognition” in lieu of her and her family’s donation of the front fountain and world globe for the Veterans Memorial. Ms. Richards thanked the Committee and praised the whole community effort in producing the Veterans Memorial.

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of February 26, 2018. (A. Camacho)

  2. Ordinance No. O-2018-012-15 CU-001-18 – Consideration and/or action on an application of Danny Tarron on behalf of Ron Sturgeon Real Estate requesting approval of a Conditional Use Permit for tattoo studio use in the “PD-C2” Planned Development – Commercial District for all C2 Commercial District uses, containing approximately 1,937 square feet of lease space on Lot 1, Block 1 of the Family Furniture Addition, being approximately 4.03 acres east of Denton Highway and South of Bonner Drive, locally known as 5230 Suite 20 Denton Highway – 2nd Reading (G. Batchelor)

  3. Resolution No. R-2018-005-03 – Consideration and/or action regarding the approval and adoption of the Rate Review Mechanism (RRM) process for Atmos Energy Corporation, Mid-Tex Division. (J. Fung)

  4. Procurement for Pavement Striping Project – Consideration and/or action to authorize the procurement for pavement striping project on Broadway Avenue from N. Beach to Denton Highway thru the City’s Interlocal Purchasing Agreement with the City of North Richland Hills. (G. Van Nieuwenhuize)

    Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve the Consent Agenda. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    REGULAR AGENDA

  5. Ordinance No. O-2018-014-15 (Z-002-18) – Consideration and/or action to approve the application of Hudson’s Mobile Glass Service, Inc. for a Zoning Change request from “C-3” Commercial District to “PD-C3 Planned Development for all “C-3” uses plus Pawn Shop 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) - 2nd Reading. Planning and

    Community Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and stated a name change had been made for the Certificate of Occupancy to Cash America Pawn. Council Member Fowler commented on the Staff in setting 16 conditions for the zoning change. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve Ordinance No. 2018-014-15 (Z-002-18) – zoning change from “C-3” Commercial District to “PD-C3 Planned Development for all “C-3” uses plus Pawn Shop. Mayor Pro Tem Truong and Council Members Nunn, Thompson, Fowler, Watkins and Brown voted aye. Council Member Grow voted nay. Motion carried.

  6. Standards of Care – Conduct a public hearing and consideration and/or action to approve Ordinance No. O-2018-015-10 establishing standards of care for the recreation programs for elementary school age children operated by the City. 1st Reading. Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director, presented the ordinance and Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:35 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:36 p.m. Council Member Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve Ordinance No. O-2018-015-10, first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

Mayor Averitt moved Agenda Item #8 ahead of Agenda Item #7.

8. Fort Worth Wastewater Contract – Consideration and/or action to approve the Wholesale Wastewater Services Agreement with the City of Fort Worth and authorize the City Manager to Execute the Agreement. City Manager Keith Lane gave a brief review of a meeting after the last Council consideration of this agenda item and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director, provided information and data on the current contract. A discussion was held regarding the contract and future growth of the system as more people residing in this area will increase the wastewater demand. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve the Fort Worth Wholesale Wastewater Services Agreement with the City of Fort Worth and authorize the City Manager to execute the agreement. Mayor Pro Tem Truong and Council Members Nunn, Grow, Thompson, Watkins, and Brown voted aye. Council Member Fowler voted nay. Motion carried.

The Council went into Executive Session prior to Agenda Item #7 at 8:15 p.m. and returned to Regular Session at 8:47 p.m.

7. Ordinance No. O-2018-016-15 (CU-002-18) - Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action on an application of Ron Larson for approval of a Conditional Use Permit for automobile tune up and lube center, tire and battery sales store uses and automobile and light truck repair shop in the “C-3” Commercial District located on Lot 14, Block 28 of the Meadow Oaks Addition-Haltom, being approximately 0.4361 acres on the west side of Denton Highway, locally known as 3213 Denton Highway. 1st Reading. Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director, presented the ordinance and Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 8:55

p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 8:56 p.m. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to continue this agenda item on a later date – the first Council meeting in April (April 9, 2018). The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

Daren Hudson came forward and voiced his thanks for his zoning case decision, but then stated his displeasure with Mayor Averitt regarding ethics on zoning, property sales and political advice. In addition, he also stated he was not happy with a Council member’s descriptive language of a long-time business and their behavior.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

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

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

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

  3. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. Council Member Watkins requested approval of Daren Hudson to the Economic Development Corporation, but a question was raised regarding the bylaws in the ratio of Council Members to citizens in EDC membership and will be answered and ready for action at the next Council meeting.

    EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

  4. 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.

The Council went into Executive Session at 9:03 p.m.

RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION

The Council reconvened at 10:07 p.m. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to continue with the employment of the City Secretary and provide him with a 2% increase in salary. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 10:08 p.m.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary Dr. An Truong, Mayor Pro Tem

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