November 27, 2017 City Council Minutes
HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE
November 27, 2017
A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on November 27, 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 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; Wayne Olson, City Attorney; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Dr. Fred Napp, Fire Marshal, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:02 p.m. City Manager Keith Lane opened up a discussion regarding the possible May 2018 Bond Election in which several items were deliberated, including the financing, a “P-3” agreement, property acquisition from the EDC, past presentations from developers, and the municipal facility design. After a lengthy discussion, it was agreed that several future workshops be scheduled to determine the possible proposal scheduled for a bond election.
The Worksession ended at 7:05 p.m. There was no Executive Session and the Council recessed for 10 minutes.
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:17 p.m.
INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Council Member Ricky Brown gave the Invocation, and led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Flag Pledge.
ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS – City Secretary Art Camacho read the following:
The Christmas on Broadway will be held on December 2nd.
The Holiday Decorating Contest will be held from Dec. 11th through 17th.
The Haltom City Calendars will be available in mid-December.
The Haltom Sr. Center Christmas Party will be Friday, Dec. 15th.
The Haltom City Library will be having a Holiday Bedtime Story Time on Thursday, December 14th.
The Carson Street Closing will be closed for 10 months to a year.
Monthly Financial Report – Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the monthly financial report for October 2017 and a discussion was held regarding the beginning and ending fund balance, which will be accurately determined after the audit, and the increase of sales tax over the same period from last year.
Fire Department Update – Fire Marshal Fred Napp presented the update that included the number of structural fires, vehicle fires, EMS calls, and community participation. A
discussion on the sleep fatigue factor and the amount of overtime covering the lack of personnel was held.
Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of November 13, 2017. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve the Minutes of the meeting of November 13, 2017. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Revision of Ethics Policy – Consideration and/or action to approve Ordinance No. O- 2017-026-01, amending the ethics policy in regard to prohibition of land sales to current or former members of the City Council and the HC EDC, and any of their associated business entities, within a specific period of time – 2nd Reading. City Manager Lane presented the ordinance and Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-026-01 – amending the ethics policy – second reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Rescheduling Dec. 25th Council Meeting – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of rescheduling the December 25, 2017 City Council Meeting. City Manager Lane presented the agenda item and Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to cancel the December 25th Council meeting and move any agenda items to the first meeting in January 2018. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
TAD Board of Directors Election – Consideration and/or action regarding the approval of Resolution No. R-2017-032-01 for the 2017 TAD Board of Directors Election. City Manager Lane presented the agenda item and the Council allowed Daniel J. Bennet to address his concerns as a candidate for the TAD Board of Directors. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Fowler, to approve Resolution No. R-2017-032-01 and apply all eighteen (18) Haltom City votes to candidate Daniel J. Bennett. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Replat (P-013-17) – Conduct a public hearing and consideration and/or action regarding the application of Pantheon Construction for approval of a replat creating Lot 1R-1, Block 19, Watauga Addition from all of Lot 2R, Block 21, Watauga Addition and all of Lots 2 through 9, Block 20; all of Lots 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, Block 19; and portions of Lots 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, Block 19, The Original Town of Watauga, located in the “M-1” Industrial District, containing approximately 3.454 acres, and locally known as 5850 Huddleston Street. Planning and Community Development Director Batchelor presented the application. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 8:14 p.m. Toni Walker, Vice-President of Pantheon Construction, answered questions regarding the company’s complete move from Fort Worth to Haltom City and the large vehicle traffic. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 8:20 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve Replat (P-013-17). The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Final Plat (P-012-16) – Conduct a public hearing and consideration and/or regarding the application of Goodwin and Marshall, Inc., on behalf of ABRES III, Ltd, for approval of a Water Course Maintenance Agreement, Facilities Agreement, and final plat creating High Pointe Addition, Phase 1 from a portion of Block 3 and 4 of Fossil Ridge Subdivision and a portion of Lot 1R, Block 4 of Lots 1R and 2R, Block 4 of Fossil Ridge Addition, located in the “PD” Planned Development for “SF-2” Single Family Residential uses, containing approximately 37.957 acres of land, locally known as 4805 Northeast
Loop 820 Highway and unaddressed property. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the number of units and the infrastructure construction. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 8:25 p.m. Property owner Stephen Barnes came forward, along with Ben Luedtke of Hanover Property Company and Ryan Spears, of Goodwin and Marshall, and a discussion was held regarding the construction of both Phase I and II being done at the same time and the timeline for the beginning in mid-December and the completion in early 2019. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 8:28 p.m. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Final Plat (P-012-16) – High Pointe Addition, Phase 1. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Rezone (Z-008-17) – Conduct a public hearing and consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. O-2017-028-15 for the application of Michael Hayworth for a Zoning Change request from “M-1” Industrial District to “SF-1” Single Family Residential District located on Tract 11F, 11 and 11B01B of the George Akers Survey Abstract 30. Tract 11F being approximately 1.56 acres, Tract 11 being approximately 2.0844 acres and Tract 11B01B being approximately 1.2199 acres. All tracts being located on the east side of Carson Street, locally known as 2908, 2808 and 2924 Carson Street, and action on an amendment to O-2010-011-15, amending the Future Land Use Plan within the 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan. 1st Reading. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor informed the Council that the applicant had withdrawn their application. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to accept and acknowledge the withdrawal of the applicant. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
No citizen came forward.
Resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members – Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members. Council Member Nunn submitted the resignation of Lin Thompson from the Fire Services Board. The Council voted unanimously to approve the resignation with Council Member Thompson abstaining. Council Member Fowler submitted the resignation of Harlan Streater from the Fire Services Board. The Council voted unanimously to approve the resignation.
Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. Council Member Thompson appointed Bob Presley to the Beautification Board. The appointment was approved unanimously. Council Member Nunn reappointed Cheri Crum to the Parks Board; Steve Bowman to the P & Z Commission; Joseph Springfield to the ZBA. The reappointments were approved unanimously. Mayor Averitt appointed Ann Skwira-Wilson to the Housing Authority. The appointment was approved unanimously.
EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS
Attendance Requirements – Consideration 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.
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
Discussion on items to be placed on future agendas. No item was presented.
There was no Executive Session.
Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 8:35 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:
Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor