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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

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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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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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