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Haltom City, TX  76117
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Utility Billing Office Closed on Jan 11, 2018

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September 11, 2017 City Council Minutes

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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

September 11, 2017

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on September 11, 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 5 Bob Watkins Council Place 6 Ricky Brown Council Place 4 Trae Fowler 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; Police Chief Cody Phillips; Police Sergeant Kyle Barton, and Jennifer Fung, Finance Director,

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:02 p.m. There were no questions regarding the Regular Agenda.

The Council went into Executive Session at 6:03 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, NEO playing fields property, and pending litigation and settlement offers for the following cases:

  • Flynn v. Haltom City EDC

  • James H. Watson v. City of Haltom City

  • Tarrant County, et al v. Richard J. Westfall/City of Haltom City

  • Amer Ozzie v. City of Haltom City

Section 551.072 – Deliberations about Real Property

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

The Executive Session ended at 6:15 p.m.

REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Council Dr. An Truong gave the Invocation, 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.

Open House – The Haltom City Fire Department will be having an Open House on Saturday, October 14th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities will include a Kids Safety House and Mini Fire Engine Rides, “Jaws of Life” demonstration, Hands-Only CPR Training, Fire Extinguisher demonstrations, refreshments and giveaways.

Community Projects

Join Keep Haltom City Beautiful on Saturday, October 1st from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Trinity Trash Bash at Little Fossil Park. Online registration available at the city website. If you are interested in serving on the Beautification Board, please fill out an application on the city website.

Everyone is invited to the “Health Fiesta” on Saturday, September 30th from 10:30 a.m. -

2 p.m. at Bethesda Community Church. This family event will offer mammograms, flu vaccines, medical screenings for diabetes, colon cancer, dental and vision screenings all for FREE. Food items and winter coats for children while supplies last, so get there early! Live Tobacco Free! Tarrant County Public Health is offering a FREE 4-week tobacco cessation program in Haltom City beginning Tuesday, October 2nd. Classes will be at the Rec Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Class size is limited and you must pre-register. More details on the city website.

“Friends Helping Friends Social Transportation, Inc.” a 501(c) (3) program that provides non-driving senior citizens transportation, has been approved to participate in the North Texas Giving Day on September 14th, which is an 18-hour online giving opportunity for North Texas non-profits to be allowed to receive state wide assistance to help build awareness and support. It will begin at 6 a.m. and continue to 12 midnight. Several non- profits will host donation stations and community celebrations.

Annual Arts & Crafts Fair – The Haltom Senior Center will be hosting its annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, October 14th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. which will feature yard art, holiday wreaths, jewellery, wood crafts, and more. The event will also include a barbeque lunch and also a performance by the Ft. Worth Ballet Folklorico.

Homecoming Parade – The Haltom High School Homecoming Parade is Thursday, September 21st at 6 p.m., starting at Friendly Lane and heading east on Broadway to Moore Coliseum. The Mayor and Council, along with several City Staff personnel, will be participating in the parade.

In addition, the EDC meeting scheduled for the same evening, will be rescheduled to the following Thursday, September 28th.

REGULAR AGENDA

  1. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of August 28, 2017 and September 4, 2017. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve the minutes of the August 28, 2017 and the September 4, 2017 Council meetings. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  2. FY2018 Justice Assistant Grant – Consideration and/or action to approve Resolution No. R-2017-026-04 authorizing the Chief of Police to execute an agreement for the city’s participation with the Criminal Justice Department FY 2018 Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grant funds. Police Chief Cody Phillips and Police Sergeant Kyle Barton

    presented the grant resolution. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve Resolution No. R-2017-026-04 authorizing the Chief of Police to execute an agreement for the city’s participation with the Criminal Justice Department FY 2018 Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grant funds. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  3. Ordinance No. O-2017-022-15 CU-011-17 – Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of David Barber, on behalf of Alrito Properties Corporation, requesting approval of a Conditional Use Permit for office warehouse and contractor’s office (w/shop and garage) uses in the “C-3” Commercial District located on W126.5’ of Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 32, Meadow Oaks Addition-Haltom, being approximately 0.73 acres south of Broadway Avenue, east of Haltom Road and west of Rita Lane, having the approximate address of 5126 Broadway Avenue (units A-N). 1st Reading. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and Mayor Averitt recused himself because of business affiliations with the applicant. Mayor Pro Tem Truong facilitated the meeting and called for a Public Hearing at 7:15 p.m. Applicant David Barber came forward and answered questions regarding the projected use of the business. No one else came forward. Mayor Pro Tem Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:17 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-022-15 CU- 011-17 – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried. Mayor Averitt returned back to the dais to facilitate the remainder of the meeting.

  4. Ordinance No. O-2017-021-15 Z-007-17 – Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of Hudson’s Mobile Glass Service, Inc. for a Zoning Change request from “C-3” Commercial District to “C-4” Commercial District 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). 1st Reading. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and zoning application. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:20 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:21 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to disapprove Ordinance No. O-2017-021-15 Z-007-17. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  5. Proposed FY2018 Budget – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. O-2017-023-03 adopting the proposed FY2018 budget. 2nd Reading. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the ordinance and Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:34 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:35 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-023-03 – second reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried. City Attorney Olson reminded the Council to use the specific language involved in the tax rate mentioned in the article. Council Member Grow again moved, seconded again by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to ratify the property tax increase reflected in the budget. The vote was again unanimous. Motion carried.

  6. Proposed FY2018 Tax Rate – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. O-2017-024-03 adopting the FY2018 Proposed Tax Rate. 2nd Reading. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the ordinance and Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:41 p.m. No once came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:42 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, that the property tax rate be increased by the adoption of a tax rate of

    $0.66818, which is effectively a 6.39 percent increase in the tax rate. Mayor Pro Tem Truong and Council Members Nunn, Grow, and Watkins voted aye. Council Member Brown voted nay. Motion carried.

  7. Fee Schedule – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Resolution No. R- 2017-023-03 amending the fee schedule. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the resolution. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve Resolution No. R-2017-023-03 amending the fee schedule. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  8. Investment Policy – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Resolution No. R-2017-024-03 amending the revised investment policy. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the resolution. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve Resolution No. R-2017-024-03. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  9. Signatories – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Resolution R-2017- 025-03 designating the authorized signatories for all City financial transactions. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the resolution. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Resolution R-2017-025-03. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

    Darren Hudson, of Hudson’s Mobile Glass, came forward to inquire of what procedures he would need to take to appeal the Council decision (Agenda Item # 4) and was directed to speak with Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps after the Council meeting is over. No other person came forward.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

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

  11. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards and Commissions – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions. No appointment or reappointments were made.

  12. 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 Nunn moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to excuse the absence of Council Member Place 3 Trae Fowler. The absence was excused unanimously.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 7:52 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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September 4, 2017 City Council Minutes

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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL/STAFF BUDGET WORKSHOP HALTOM CITY HALL

5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas 76117

September 4, 2017

A Council/Staff Budget Workshop was held by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, on September 4, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Haltom City Hall, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present, to-wit:

Mayor David Averitt

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 4 Trae Fowler Council Place 6 Ricky Brown

Mayor Pro-Tern Dr. An Truong

Council Place 2 Walter Grow Council Place 5 Bob Watkins

Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Perry Bynum, Fire Chief; Toni Beckett, Human Resources and Risk Management Director.

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor David Averitt called the Budget Workshop to order at 6:03 p.m.

DISCUSSION

  1. Discussion on Upcoming Budgetary Issues and Priorities for FY 2017-18.

    Mayor Averitt reviewed the prior voting at the last Council meeting on the budget and tax rate and requested the members who voted for the effective tax rate of $0.6318174 to provide a reason for their decision. A discussion was held regarding the effective tax rate and the information on specific taxing rates being received in time for a decision. In addition, City Manager Keith Lane provided a list of decision package items that raised the baseline for the FY2017-2018 budget. A discussion was also held concerning park expenditures being covered by existing bond revenues, the elimination of the EDC sales tax collection and the new sales tax revenue breakdown, and the business and property interaction between the EDC and the city.

    Mayor Averitt called for a recess at 7:21 p.m. and resumed the meeting at 7:29 p.m.

    The discussion continued regarding the effective tax rate, the amount of percentage increase in the property tax amount over the last five years, and the projected budget revenue shortfall if only the effective tax rate is passed. The subject of projected property tax revenues from new property ownership and new fee rates was also discussed.

    Mayor Averitt called for a recess at 9:08 p.m. and resumed the meeting at 9:22 p.m.

  2. Discussion on Property Tax Rate.

City Manager Keith Lane and Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the property tax rate that would cover only the proposed employee raises. The Council discussed setting a rate and have staff make the appropriate changes. The rates of $0.6318174 (effective rate), $0.641363, $0.65818, $0.66818, and $0.69999 (current rate) were set to be the rates to be determined at the next City Council meeting.

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ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned

Art Camacho, City Secretary

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August 28, 2017 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

August 28, 2017

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on August 28, 2017, at 7:00 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 4 Trae Fowler Council Place 6 - Ricky Brown

Mayor Pro Tern Dr. An Truong Council Place 2 Walter Grow Council Place 5 - Bob Watkins

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, and Jennifer Fung, Finance Director,

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:05 p.m. There were no questions regarding the Regular Agenda Items and Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the monthly Financial Report.l

  1. Monthly Financial Report- Review of the monthly Financial Report. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the monthly Financial Report that included the year-end percentages of revenues and expenditures, and also the increase in sales tax over last year.

    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, NEO playing fields property, and pending litigation and settlement offers for the following cases:

    • Flynn v. Haltom City EDC

      , James H. Watson v. City of Haltom City

    • Tarrant County, et al v. Richard J. Westfall/City of Haltom City

    • Amer Ozzie v. City of Haltom City

      Section 551.072- Deliberations about Real Property

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

      Section 551.074 - Personnel

      Deliberation regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee:

    • Fire Marshal

The Executive Session ended at 6:50 p.m.

REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Council Member Brown gave the Invocation, 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.

Community Projects

Soccer registration has begun for boys and girls ages 3 to 10. You can register in person at the Rec Center or online. The deadline is August 19th• Haltom City Pee-wee Football and Cheerleading sign-ups are through Saturday, September 2nd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Haltom City Northeast Center.

Join Keep Haltom City Beautiful on Saturday, October 1st from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Trinity Trash Bash at Little Fossil Park. Online registration available at the city website. If you are interested in serving on the Beautification Board, please fill out an application on the city website.

Fall Gallery Night is Saturday, September 9th at the Haltom City Northeast Center at 3201

Friendly Lane. They will have 15 resident artists, including artists from our Senior Center. and feature three new artists at the gallery from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at 4 p.m. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend. More information is available at www.halt9mQITY.!x com or contact Julie Orebaugh about these programs. Everyone is invited to the "Health Fiesta" on Saturday, September 30th from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Bethesda Community Church. This family event will offer mammograms, flu vaccines, medical screenings for diabetes, colon cancer, dental and vision screenings all for FREE. Food items and winter coats for children while supplies last, so get there early! Live Tobacco Freel Tarrant County Public Health is offering a FREE 4-week tobacco cessation program in Haltom City beginning Tuesday, October 2nd. Classes will be at the Rec Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Class size is limited and you must pre-register. More details on the city website.

"Friends Helping Friends Social Transportation, Inc." a 501(c) (3) program that provides non-driving senior citizens transportation, has been approved to participate in the North Texas Giving Day on September 14th, which is an 18-hour online giving opportunity for North Texas non-profits to be allowed to receive state wide assistance to help build awareness and support. It will begin at 6 a.m. and continue to 12 midnight. Several non­ profits will host donation stations and community celebrations.

PRESENTATION - The Haltom City Beautification Board displayed their awards on the state and national level, and provided each Council member with a Christmas ornament.

REGULAR AGENDA

1. Minutes - Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of August 7, 2017, August 14, 2017 and August 21, 2017. Mayor Pro Tern Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve the minutes of the

August 7, 2017, August 14, 2017 and August 21, 2017 Council meetings. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

Mayor Averitt moved Agenda Items #3 and #4 after Item # 9.

  1. Ordinance No. 0-2017-019-15 (CU-010-17) - Consider action on the application of Virginia Hale on behalf of Victory Prime Holdings. LLC requesting approval of a Conditional Use Permit for tattoo studio use in the "C-3" Commercial District located on Lots 34B2 and 34F1 of the G.W. Burkitt's Subdivision, being approximately 0.3285

    acres south of E. Belknap Street and west of Haltom Road, having the approximate address of 5030 E. Belknap Street. 2"" Reading. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the second reading of the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the stipulations from the first reading

    and the projected opening date. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tern Truong, to approve Ordinance No. 0-2017-019-15 (CU-010-17) on second reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  2. Ordinance No. 0-2017-020-15 (Z-005-17) - Consider action on the application of Steven Harter on behalf of Stan Standridge for a Zoning Change request from "SF-2" Single Family Residential District to "C 3" Commercial District located on Lot 19, Block 3 of the Golden Gardens Addition, being approximately 0.918 acres located north of Midway Road and west of Thomas Road, locally known as 5617 Midway Road; and action on an amendment to 0-2010-011-15, amending the Future Land Use Plan within

    the 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan. 2"d Reading. Interim Planning and

    Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the different phases of construction and final status of the property. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tern Truong, to table this item to the September 25, 2017 Council meeting. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  3. Sidewalk Waiver - Consideration and/or action to authorize payment into the Safe Pathways Fund in lieu of sidewalk construction at 2220 Moneda Avenue. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the request and a discussion was held regarding owner Jack Graves request to have the rate lowered from $25 per linear foot ($3,125) to $10 per linear foot ($1,250) which was the original price when it was first considered and rejected. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Watkins, to authorize the payment into the Safe Pathways Fund in lieu of sidewalk construction in the amount of $1,250. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  4. Replat (P-006-17) - Consideration and/or action on the application of Matt Maly for approval of a replat creating Lots 12-R1, 12-R2 and 12-R3, Block 1, Gray Addition from Lots 6, 7 and 12R, Block 1, Gray Addition, located in the "C-2" Commercial District, containing approximately 5.542 acres, and locally known as 6340 North Beach Street. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the replat application and a discussion was held regarding the drive accessibility, parking, and business space. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tern Truong, to approve Replat (P-006-17). The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  5. Audit Committee Appointments - Consideration and/or action regarding nominating and appointing members to the Audit Committee. Mayor Averitt presented the names of Jeannine Nunn, Walter Grow, Ricky Brown and Dr. Truong as an Alternate. Council

Members Nunn, Grow, Fowler, Brown and Watkins voted aye. Dr. Truong

abstained. Appointment approved.

  1. Proposed FY2018 Budget - Conduct a public hearing and consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. 0-2017-023-03 adopting the proposed FY2018 budget - 1st Reading. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the

    proposed budget and a discussion was held regarding the projected sales tax revenue increase resulting from the dissolving of the EDC tax. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 8:17 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 8:18. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tern Truong, to approve Ordinance No. 0-2017-023-03- adopting the proposed FY2018 budget­ first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  2. Proposed FY2018 Tax Rate - Conduct a public hearing (second) and consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. 0-2017-024-03 adopting the FY2018 Proposed Tax Rate. 1st Reading. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the increased property values, the effective tax rate, and the projected rate needed for special projects and employee

raises. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 8:40 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 8:41 p.m. Mayor Pro Tern Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, that the property tax rate for maintenance and operations be increased by the adoption of a tax rate of $0.46232, which is effectively a 6.692% increase in the tax rate - and move that the property tax rate for debt service be increased by the adoption of a tax rate of $0.23767, which is effectively a 6.689% increase in the tax rate -first reading. Mayor Pro Tem Truong and Council Member Grow voted aye. Council Members Nunn, Fowler, Watkins and Brown voted nay. Motion denied. Council Member Fowler gave a substitute motion and moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, for a proposed tax rate on first reading to meet the effective tax rate of $0.638174, with the Truth-in-Taxation (data). A discussion of providing employees with raises and equipment, using the effective tax rate, neighborhood revitalization was held. Council Members Nunn, Fowler, Watkins, and Brown voted aye. Mayor Pro Tern Truong and Council

Member Grow voted nay. Motion carried. Mayor Averitt stated that another Budget Workshop will be needed to modify the budget to the tax rate and that input is needed for all Council members to complete this. A future Budget Workshop will be

scheduled.

VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

No citizen came forward.

BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

1O.Resignations of Board Members - Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission Members. Mayor Averitt submitted for approval the resignation of Kyle Crouse from the Beautification Board. The resignation was approved unanimously.

  1. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards and Commissions - Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions. The following reappointments were made:

    1. Council Member Brown requested approval of the reappointment of Dana Coffman

      to the Parks and Recreation Board. The reappointment was approved unanimously.

    2. Mayor Averitt reappointed Warren Davenport to the Fire Services Board, Rexanne Grove to the Library Board, Harold Fowler to the Parks and Recreation Board, Jeff Cotton to the Zoning Board of Adjustments, and Thomas Sanders as an Alternate to the ZBA. The reappointments were approved unanimously.

  2. Attendance Requirements - Consideration regarding excused absences of Council Members according to Article 111, Sec. 3.07 (a). Attendance Requirements of the Haltom City Charter. There were no absences.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 9:05 p.m.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary

David Averitt, Mayor

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