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Haltom City, TX  76117
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Notices

Utility Billing Office Closed on Jan 11, 2018

The FATHOM Customer Service Center opened at 8:00 a.m. on January 15, 2018 at 5417 Stanley Keller Rd. Payments can also be made at https://haltomcity.U2YOU.gwfathom.com or by calling 833-764-5239.

More information on the FATHOM transition can be found here. We appreciate your patience during this transition.

TEXRAIL Construction - Feb 26-28

July 10, 2017 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

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:

___________________________________________________________

Art Camacho, City SecretaryDavid Averitt, Mayor

 

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January 22, 2018 City Council Minutes

AGENDA

Board of Directors - Haltom City Economic Development Corporation

Regular Meeting – February 15, 2018 – 6:00 P.M. City Hall – Pre Council Room - 5024 Broadway Avenue

CALL TO ORDER (General Comments)

  1. EDC Minutes – Consideration and/or action to approve the Minutes of January 18, 2018.

  2. Finance Report – Discussion of the monthly Finance Report.

  3. EDC Assistance Grant – Consideration and/or action to approve an EDC Assistance Grant to Quickway Food Stores at 5025 Broadway Avenue.

  4. Bylaws Attendance and EDC Property Transfer Amendment – Consideration and/or action to revise the attendance and EDC property transfer policy in the EDC Bylaws.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Board will meet in closed session pursuant to the referenced sections of the Texas Government Code.

Section 551.071 – Consultation with the EDC Attorney. The Economic Development Corporation reserves the right to adjourn into Executive Session at any time during the course of this meeting to seek legal advice from the EDC Attorney about any matters listed on the agenda and litigation, dissolution/restructuring of the Haltom City Economic Development Corporation, settlement offers and/or claims including Flynn v. Haltom City.

Section 551.072 – Real Property. The Economic Development Corporation may deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property, including properties for projects related to the development of new city facilities pertaining to the bond election.

RECONVENE INTO REGULAR SESSION

Take any action necessary pursuant to executive session, including consideration and/or action regarding projects related to the development of new city facilities pertaining to the bond election.

ADJOURNMENT

CERTIFICATION

I, ART CAMACHO, CITY SECRETARY, DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE AGENDA WAS POSTED ON THE BULLETIN BOARDS AT CITY HALL ON THIS THE 12th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2018, AT 5:00 P.M., WHICH IS A PLACE READILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC AT ALL TIMES AND THAT SAID NOTICE WAS POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 551, TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.

Art Camacho, City Secretary

This facility is wheelchair accessible. Handicapped parking spaces are available. Request for sign interpretative services must be made 48 hours ahead of meeting. To make arrangements call 817-222-7749.

I CERTIFY THAT THE ATTACHED NOTICE AND AGENDA OF ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WAS REMOVED BY ME FROM THE CITY HALL BULLETIN BOARD ON DAY OF , 2018

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January 8, 2018 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

January 8, 2018

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on January 8, 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 was absent.

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; Perry Bynum, Fire Chief; Sidonna Foust, Customer Services Director, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:04 p.m. Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps introduced Dilip Pranav, of Chase Hospitality, who gave a PowerPoint presentation regarding their planned construction project and business development in north Haltom City. Public Works Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize presented the 44th Community Development Block Grant information and a discussion was held regarding the amount of funding and project selection. City Manager Keith Lane presented information regarding the possible May 2018 Bond Election and a discussion was held regarding the proposed fire station. The Worksession ended at 6:25 p.m. Mayor Averitt called for a short recess and an Executive Session at 6:35 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

    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.

    Mayor Averitt closed the Executive Session at 7:10 p.m.

    REGULAR MEETING

    CALL TO ORDER

    Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:18 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 Haltom City Calendars are still available, but limited.

  • The Haltom City Library will be offering AARP Tax Preparation Help.

  • Waste Connections will be offering free Christmas recycling.

  • The Haltom Stampede is scheduled for February 10th.

  • The BISD is requesting volunteers for the World Read Aloud Week.

  • The HC Beautification Board expressed thanks to the Christmas decorators.

  • The Carson Street Closing will be closed for 8 months to a year.

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

REPORT – Fire Chief Perry Bynum presented an equipment status update and a discussion was held on the current equipment condition, depreciation values, grant funding, funding source, and the possible future purchase of a new fire engine in 2018 through a different fire engine supplier.

REGULAR AGENDA

  1. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meetings of December 5, 2017, December 11, 2017 and December 18, 2017. City Secretary Art Camacho informed the Council of a correction to the December 11, 2017 Minutes. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve the Minutes of December 5, 2017, December 11, 2017 with corrections, and December 18, 2017. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  2. General Election – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Resolution No. R-2018-001-01 calling for a General Election and authorizing a Joint Election with Tarrant County on May 5, 2018. City Secretary Art Camacho presented the resolution and Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve Resolution No. R-2018-001-01 – General Election. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  3. Ordinance No. O-2017-029-15 (CU-012-17) – Consideration and/or action on the application of Don Denman of Denman Commercial for a conditional use permit for a wrecking/auto salvage yard in in the “M-1” Industrial and “M-2” Heavy Industrial District in accordance with Zoning Ordinance O-2002-032-15, and Section 42-121, on Lot 3-5 of Block 29, Lot 1-3 of Block 30, A1424 TR 2D and Lot 6R of Block 29 out of the Watauga Addition, locally known as 6001 & 6035 Huddleston Street. 2nd Reading. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-029-15 (CU-012-17) – second reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  4. Resolution No. R-2018-002-01 – Consideration and/or action to approve Resolution No. R-2018-002-01 - removal of deed restrictions for the IDEA Public School. Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps introduced Peter Hayes, of Project Management Services Inc. (PMSI), who presented a PowerPoint illustrating a new school facility site plan and

    possible property acquisitions. A discussion was held regarding the IDEA Public School objectives and operations. Mayor Averitt allowed the following individuals to speak on this agenda item:

    1. Richard Davis, of the Birdville Independent School District (BISD), decided to forego his comment time to the next set of speakers.

    2. Joe Tolbert, of the BISD, introduced several members attending the meeting; expressed thanks to the relationship held by the BISD and the City of Haltom City; and spoke in opposition of a new charter school in the BISD.

    3. Kelvin Delks, of the BISD, also thanked Haltom City and expressed his approval of the BISD school system and staff.

      A discussion was held regarding the IDEA Public School’s demographic target, quality of education, number of grades to be instilled in the facility, student capacity, bus service, and other facility location sites in Tarrant County. In addition, additional information was provided concerning the lottery system, grade expansion, phase developments, and property restrictions. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to deny Resolution No. R-2018-002-01. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  5. Ordinance No. O-2018-010-01 – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Amending Chapter 98, Water and Sewers, Article I, In General, Article II, Water Service, and Article III Sewer Service of the Haltom City Code providing for the collection of fees by the City or its contracted parties; Amending Appendix C – Fee Schedule to the Code of Ordinances, adding tap fees for subdivision developers and updating deposit rates for residential units; repealing all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith. 1st Reading. Sidonna Foust, Customer Services Director, presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the future rate increases and the need to make the billing more equitable. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Fowler, to approve Ordinance No. O-2018-010- 01 – Amending Chapter 98, Water and Sewers. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  6. Final Plat (P-018-17) – Conduct a Public Hearing and consider action on an application of Bradley D. Copeland, on behalf of CC 820 Beach Grand LLC, Ltd, for approval of a final plat creating Grand on Beach, being Block 1, Lot 6 of an Addition to the City of Haltom City G.B. Stanley Survey, Abstract No. 1378, located in the “PD” Planned Development Multi-Family Residential District containing approximately 15.4 acres of land, locally known as 4100 Northern Cross Blvd. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the plat and a discussion was held regarding the location, projected renters, and the parkland dedication fee. Mayor Averitt called for a Public Hearing at 8:45 p.m. David Strauss, Development Partner of Copeland Commercial LLC, presented a PowerPoint indicating the site plan, property details, apartment features and a potential construction starting date of February 1, 2018. No one else came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 8:51 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve Final Plat (P-018-17) with the acceptance of the fifty percent (50%) credit parkland dedication fee in the amount of $38,000. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

    Daniel Joe Bennet came forward and thanked the Council for supporting him on his TAD election, commented on the election returns, and also presented information regarding a filed complaint with the Tarrant County District Attorney.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS/COMMITTEES

  7. Resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members – Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members. Mayor Averitt submitted the resignation of Layla Caraway from the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zoning (TIRZ) Board. The Council voted unanimously to approve the resignation.

  8. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. Council Member Watkins appointed Daren Hudson to the TIRZ Board. The appointment was approved unanimously. Council Member Watkins appointed Karen Hudson to the P & Z Commission, effective January 23, 2018. The appointment was approved unanimously.

    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 Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to accept the absence of Council Member Ricky Brown. The motion was approved unanimously.

    FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

  10. Discussion on items to be placed on future agendas.

Council Member Fowler referred to Council Member Ricky Brown’s email regarding the Hudson Glass rezoning request from October 9, 2017. A discussion was held concerning the agenda placement direction, the conditions for the Planned Development being met, and the dates for the P & Z to meet on this item. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to place former agenda item – Ordinance No. O-2017-021-15 - on the next agenda for reconsideration by the Council. Mayor Pro Tem Truong and Council Members Nunn, Thompson, Fowler, and Watkins voted aye. Council Member Grow voted nay. Motion carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt extended condolences from the Council and City Staff to Mayor Pro Tem Truong on the loss of his son Daniel. Mayor Pro Tem Truong thanked the Council and citizens for their support through this difficult time. Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 9:15 p.m.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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