August 28, 2017 City Council 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,
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
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.
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 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:
The Executive Session ended at 6:50 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
No citizen came forward.
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.
Appointment/Reappointment to Boards and Commissions - Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions. The following reappointments were made:
Council Member Brown requested approval of the reappointment of Dana Coffman
to the Parks and Recreation Board. The reappointment was approved unanimously.
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.
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.
There was no Executive Session.
Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 9:05 p.m.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY:
Art Camacho, City Secretary
David Averitt, Mayor