August 21, 2017 City Council Minutes
HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE
August 21, 2017
A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on August 14, 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: Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Perry Bynum, Fire Chief; Fred Napp, Fire Marshal; David Chilcutt, Battalion Chief; Sidonna Foust, Customer Services Director; Bobbi Arthur, Senior Center Supervisor; Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director, and David Cummings, Water Production and Facilities Manager.
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:02 p.m. and the Council addressed the
Worksession - Alex Ng, Community Enrichment Center (CEC) - Mr. Ng addressed the Council and citizens regarding the efforts of the CEC in assisting the needy, providing benefits, and diverse funding revenues.
Worksession - Discuss Fund Shifting from North Park to Haltom Road Park - Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director, addressed the Council of the need to shift designated funds from the projects in North Park to the projects at the Haltom Road Park. A discussion was held regarding particular projects earmarked for North Park and the necessity to work within the designated budget.
Worksession - Discuss Fire Dept. Decision Package FY2017-2018. Fire Chief Perry Bynum addressed the Council regarding worker fatigue and a discussion was held concerning evaluating the difference between the 24/48 and the 48/96 work shifts.
Worksession - Discuss Veterans Parking signs - Mayor Averitt stated that Veteran Parking signs will be installed at City Hall, Recreation Center, Senior Center, Library, and three will be installed at the Veterans Memorial.
The Council went into Executive Session at 6:42 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
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.
The Council returned to Regular Session at 7:02 p.m.
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m.
INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps gave the Invocation and Council Member Bob
Watkins 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.
Tickets are available for the Haltom City Veterans Memorial Park Fundraiser on Saturday, August 26th at the American Legion Post #655, beginning at 12 p.m. Several musical acts will be on hand to provide entertainment. There will also be a silent auction and your ticket enters you in a raffle for a 50" TV, courtesy of AA Wrecker. Tickets are $20 and $10 for kids (ages 4-12), seniors (60+) and veterans. Tickets are available at the Recreation Center, Senior Center, Library and from CERT members.
We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Haltom City Back to School Health Fair was a great success, 1,300 residents attended, a nd 825 students picked up their new backpack and school supplies. Twenty-seven thousand dollars was raised this year, bringing the total to $182,000 in the past eight years. Thanks to everyone who supported this program through the years.
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 2'' from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Haltom City Northeast Center.
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.haltomcitytx.com or contact Julie Orebaugh about these programs. "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.
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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.
"Blood Cancer Awareness Month" - Alex Flores. Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps presented the proclamation to Alex Flores, of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, who thanked the citizens and Council for their support.
"Northwood Church" - Senior Center Supervisor Bobbi Arthur presented a Certificate of Recognition to Kurt Pafford, of Northwood Church, who also thanked the Council and Haltom City for the opportunity to serve.
Fire Department Update- Presentation of Fire Department statistical data, prevention measures, and projects. Fire Chief Perry Bynum presented a PowerPoint with data statistics of the progress of the Fire Department Fire Marshal Fred Napp also illustrated the Fire Camp program and presented a video of a business fire that was kept to minimum damage because of the local fire code adopted by Haltom City. Battalion Chief David Chilcutt addressed a flood rescue situation and gave recognition to the firemen involved in saving two teenagers.
Minutes - Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 24, 2017 and the Council/Staff Meeting of July 25. 2017, and July 31, 2017. Council Member Watkins moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tern Truong, to approve the Minutes of July 24, 2017, July 25, 2017, and July 31, 2017. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Bond Election -Consideration and approval of Ordinance No. 0-2017-018-01 calling a bond election to be held in the City of Haltom City, Texas; making provision for the conduct of a joint election; and resolving other matters incident and related to such election. 1st Reading. City Manager Keith Lane and Finance Director Jennifer Fung provided information regarding the designation of these proposed facilities and a
discussion was held regarding the timing of the bond election, the location of the fire station, and the effect of the long term debt service. In addition, the increase of sales tax revenue needed was discussed, along with the stimulus of the municipal buildings toward possible business developers and the opportunity for the citizens to vote on this measure. Mayor Pro Tern Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to make a motion that the City Council adopt this bond election ordinance. Mayor Pro Tem Truong and Council Member Grow voted aye. Council Members Nunn, Fowler, Watkins and Brown voted nay. Motion denied.
Property Tax Rate - Consideration and/or action on a Record Vote for setting the Preliminary Tax Rate for the FY2018 budget. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the effective tax rate. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tern Truong, that the preliminary property tax rate be set at $0.69999 per $100 of net taxable value, comprised of a maintenance and operations rate of $0.46232 and an interest and sinking rate of
$0.23767, and that public hearings concerning the preliminary tax rate be held on August 21, 2017 and August 28, 2017. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Mayor Averitt called for a recess at 8:55 p.m. The meeting resumed at 9:09 p.m.
CCPD Budget - Conduct a public hearing on the FY2018 Proposed budget and, subsequent to the public hearing approve the FY2018 CCPD budget. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) Budget. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 9:12 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 9:13 p.m. Mayor Pro Tern Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve the FY2018 CCPD Budget. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
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 presented the grant. Property owner Rizwan Chigani and Rahim Jindani addressed the Council concerning the projected building upgrade. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Nunn, to approve the Property Enhancement Incentives Grant in the amount of $10,000 to New RJ Ventures LLC. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Ordinance No. 0-2017-019-15 (CU-010-171 - Conduct a public hearing and 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 tenant address of 5030 E. Belknap Street. 1'1 Reading Interim Planning and Community Development Director presented the application and a discussion was held regarding the different businesses in the multi-tenant building, the difference of the owner's business perspective in regard to other tattoo studios, the lighting fixtures, and business hours. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 9:40 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 9:41 p.m. Mayor Pro Tern Truong moved to approve Ordinance No. 0-2017-019-15 (CU-010-17) for a Conditional Use Permit for the tattoo studio located at 5030 Belknap Street - first reading. Council Member Fowler asked if the motion includes the exhibits provided by the P & Z. Mayor Pro Tern Truong agreed and Council Member Fowler asked Mayor Pro Tern Truong for an addendum to his motion to include non-permanent neon signs that do not exceed 24" x 26"; no surgical or body piercing below the waistline; only one "OPEN" neon sign. City Attorney Olson asked if the motion would also include the staffs recommended hours of operation. Mayor Pro Tern Truong agreed. A discussion of the conditions staying with the property and/or the property owners was held. Council Member Fowler seconded the motion with the addendum items listed that will be included in the second reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Ordinance No. 0-2017-020-15 (Z-005-17) - Conduct a public hearing and 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. 1st Reading Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented
the ordinance. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 9:50 p.m. Planning Consultant Ernest Hedgecoth and Steven Harter provided additional information to the Council concerning parking, vehicle storage, and site plan update for the second reading. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 10:12 p.m. Council Member Watkins moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Ordinance No. 0- 2017-020-15 (Z-005-17) - zoning request from "SF-2" to "C-3" at 5617 Midway Road on an amendment to 0-2010-011-15 - 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan - first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
lnterlocal Agreement- Consideration and/or action to authorize the City Manager to approve an interlocal amendment which extends the current contract and inter1ocal agreement with the City of Fort Worth to allow local residents to utilize the Environmental Collection Center. Customer Service Director Sidonna Foust presented the agreement and a discussion was held regarding the cost per citizen. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Watkins, to approve the interlocal agreement. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
1O.Fire Station No. 1 Roof Replacement - Consideration and/or action to approve the use of TIPS contract number 2092415 for DK Haney Roofing to replace the roof at Fire Station No. 1 in the amount of $41,647.00. Water Production and Facilities Manager David Cummings presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the type of roof replacement. Steven Welch, of DK Haney Roofing, also provided information on the roof replacement and roof warranty. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tern Truong, to approve the roof replacement at Fire Station No. 1 in the amount of $41,647. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Heather Hudson came forward and expressed her displeasure regarding the Council not approving the Bond Ordinance for a bond proposition on the November ballot.
Resignations of Board Members - Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission Members. Mayor Averitt submitted for approval the resignation of Jimmy Rodgers from the Housing Authority. The resignation was approved unanimously.
Appointment/Reappointment to Boards and Commissions - Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions. The following reappointments were made:
Mayor Pro Tern Truong requested approval of the reappointment of Don LeMaster to the Parks and Recreation Board. The reappointment was approved unanimously.
Council Member Grow reappointed Terry Grizzelle to the Library Board, Troy Dunn to the Parks and Recreation Board, and Allison Elliott Roach to the Zoning Board of Adjustments. The reappointments were approved unanimously.
Attendance Requirements - Consideration regarding excused absences of Council Members according to Article Ill, 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 10:30 p.m.
l RESPECTFULLY SUBMITIED BY
Art Camacho, City Secretary