December 5, 2017 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE HALTOM CITY COUNCIL

HALTOM CITY LIBRARY

4809 HALTOM ROAD

December 5, 2017

A Special Meeting of the City Council of Haltom City was held on December 5, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Haltom City Library, 4809 Haltom Road, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present, to-wit:

Mayor David Averitt Mayor Pro-Tem 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; Art Camacho, City Secretary, Cody Phillips, Police Chief, Brian Jacobs, Deputy Fire Chief, Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor David Averitt called the Council Special Meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. General Discussion on Possible May 2018 Bond Election.

City Manager Keith Lane introduced Dave Campbell, of Huitt-Zollar, and Stephen

Barnes, of Abres III, who led a group discussion regarding the following subjects:

  1. The building concept of a single or a two-story combination facility with City Hall and the Police Department, which included costs of a vertical elevator, security issues, commonly-shared rooms, and possible future expansion.

  2. The current building trends by neighboring cities; technological trends; Council objectives toward citizens, facilities, city employees, and land use.

  3. Prior building assessment with data detailing facility needs; long-range planning of facilities, security risks, facility expense data needed for determining city budget; different types of needs of people entering either City Hall or the Police Station.

  4. Proposed uses of 43 acre land and Engler property, possible acquisition of extra land from the neighboring church near water tower for fire station bays, and ISO rating change from new fire station.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the Special Meeting at 7:35 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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