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July 10, 2017 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING

CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

July 10, 2017

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on July 10, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present:

Mayor David AverittCouncil Place 2 Walter Grow

Council Place 4 Trae FowlerCouncil Place 5 – Bob Watkins

Council Place 6 – Ricky Brown

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn (via video conferencing)

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; Glenna Batchelor, Interim Planning and Community Development Director; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Perry Bynum, Fire Chief, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:05 p.m. The Regular Agenda was reviewed and a discussion was held regarding Agenda Item #3, with consultant Ernest Hedgcoth and property owner Maldonado Gerardo providing information on the application. The rest of the Regular Agenda was reviewed without any changes. The presentation of the Regional Economic Development was provided by land developer Happy Baggett and Trent Petty, of Petty and Associates, who spoke on current trends in the land development market, including the closing of malls and the increase of online marketing.In addition, the discussion regarding the city-owned 43 acres was held, the possibility of a two or three story municipal building, and the different processes of funding the facility.The Work Session ended at 7:35 p.m. There was no Executive Session.Mayor Averitt called for a ten minute recess before calling the Regular Meeting to order.

REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:47 p.m.

INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Council Member Trae Fowler 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, GED Classes, Super Science Saturdays, Bi-lingual Story Time, Family Movie Night 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.Tickets purchased by June 17 will be $39; after the 17th the 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.

Registration is open for the new Rec Center classes and programs that include ballet and tap dance classes, Youth Cheer, Girls Inc., summer in STEM program for girls ages 6 to 14 is free. Young Rembrandts art class is in August, as well as a new pre-natal fitness program.

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.

Special thanks to our landscape crew who installed 50 flags around the city in honor of July 4 and to all of you that support the Park Donation fund. With approval from the Parks and Recreation Board, we were able to make this happen with donation dollars.

The Birdville Museum is open by appointment only this summer. Please call 817-547-5498 to schedule.

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.

REGULAR AGENDA

1.Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of June 19, 2017. Council Member Watkins moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve the Minutes of June 19, 2017.The vote was unanimous.Motion carried.

2.Appointment of the Municipal Judge – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. O-2017-017-09 appointing the Municipal Judge of the Municipal Court of Record in the City of Haltom City. 2nd Reading.Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-017-09 – the reappointment of Judge Irby, with the inclusion of an updated report in eight months on her implemented methods progress – second reading.The vote was unanimous.Motion carried.

3.ORDINANCE NO. O-2017-016-15 (CU 008-17)(Tabled from June 12, 2017 Council Meeting) Conduct a public hearing and consider 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. 1st Reading.Planning and Community Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the primary and secondary usage, along with operational hours.The Council also discussed the applying of a condition that would require another application for a CUP if the ownership changes and they want to change the business utilization. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 8:05 p.m.No citizen came forward.The Council inquired of the primary use, work hours, and secondary use.Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 8:09 p.m.Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-016-15 (CU 008-17) be comprehensive of the 2014 and the 2017 CUP to also include that office hours be required Monday through Saturday for auto sales operation from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for repair operations for the secondary use of auto paint and body on Monday through Friday, with no operational work being allowed on Sunday; the primary use will be auto sales and the secondary use will be auto paint and body and be prescribed as internal use only by the applicant.The vote was unanimous.Motion carried.

4.T-Mobile Cell Tower Lease AmendmentConsideration and/or action to authorize the City Manager to execute a new lease amendment to the original agreement with T-Mobile on the 820 Water Tower.Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps presented the lease amendment and Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to accept the amended T-Mobile Cell Tower Lease amendment.The vote was unanimous.Motion carried.

5.Bond Reimbursement ResolutionConsideration and/or action to approve Resolution No. R-2017-022-01, authorizing and approving the reimbursement of allowable expenditures from the proceeds of the 2018 Certificates of Obligation. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the resolution and Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Fowler, to approve Resolution No. R-2017-022-01 for upcoming Certificates of Obligation Bonds. Mayor Averitt read the following statement: “A motion by Council Member Grow and seconded by Council Member Fowler that the City Council adopt a reimbursement resolution.”The vote was unanimous.Motion carried.

VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

No citizen came forward.

BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

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

7.Appointment/Reappointment to Boards and Commissions – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions.Council Member Watkins nominated Council Member Ricky Brown to the EDC from the citizen position to the elected official position.Mayor Averitt questioned whether the vote should be taken with the absence of Mayor Pro Tem Truong.The Council decided to vote on the nomination.The appointment was unanimously approved.Council Member Watkins nominated Gary Nunn to the EDC.A discussion was held regarding the eligibility of Mr. Nunn in lieu of his wife’s (Jeannine Nunn) place on the Council.City Attorney Olson read from the City Charter concerning nepotism with the following:

Sec. 10.02.Nepotism.

No person related within the second degree by affinity or within the third degree by consanguinity, to the Mayor, or to any member of the City Council, or to the City Manager, shall be appointed to any office, position, clerkship or service of the city.

Council Member Fowler requested City Attorney Olson check as to whether this applies to the unique entity of the EDC to determine further Mr. Nunn’s eligibility. Mayor Averitt also commented on Council Member Watkins’ EDC nomination.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mayor Averitt called for an Executive Session at 8:27 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 contractwith 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

·TWCCRD No. 1A17542 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 property in the Watauga Addition, Block 27, Lots 1-4 and

7-10 & closed alley abstract 1424 TRS 2A & 2B.

Section 551.074 – Personnel

Deliberation regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, or duties of the Municipal Judge and Fire Chief.

RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION

The Council reconvened at 9:25 p.m.Mayor Averitt first dispensed of the prior attendance requirements item listed on the agenda (see below).

EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

8.Attendance RequirementsConsideration regarding excused absences of Council Members according to Article III, Sec.3.07 (a).Attendance Requirements of the Haltom City Charter.Council Member Watkins moved to excuse Council Member Truong’s absence.The absence was approved unanimously.

Take any action deemed necessary as a result of the Executive Session.

Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Watkins, to approve the sale of city property in the Watauga Addition, Block 27, Lots 1-4 and 7-10 & closed alley abstract 1424 TRS 2A & 2B for the sale price of $15,000 net – with the cost of the survey the responsibility of the purchasers.The vote was unanimous.Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 9:28 p.m.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

___________________________________________________________

Art Camacho, City SecretaryDavid Averitt, Mayor

 

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June 25, 2018 City Council Minutes

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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL

5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

June 25, 2018

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on June 25, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present:

Mayor Pro Tem Dr. An Truong Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn

Council Place 2 Walter Grow Council Place 3 Lin Thompson

Council Place 4 Brent Weast Council Place 5 Bob Watkins Council Place 6 Ricky Brown

Mayor David Averitt 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; Cody Phillips, Police Chief; Code Enforcement Officer Phillip Cagle, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director. Also present was Trent Petty, of Petty and Associates and Mark McLiney, of SAMCO Capital.

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Pro Tem Truong called the Worksession to order at 6:00 p.m. Mark McLiney, of SAMCO Capital, presented a PowerPoint program illustrating the bond issuance and options for establishing bond payment amounts and schedules, including a reimbursement resolution. Trent Petty, of Petty and Associates, addressed the various methods of tax abatements and incentives available for new or reinvesting businesses and the variables associated with each action. Mayor Pro Tem Truong closed the Worksession and called for an Executive Session at 6:45 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 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 conflicts of interest, city charter limitations, 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.

    Section 551.074 - Personnel

    Deliberation regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee and/or hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee, including individual city council and EDC board members.

    Mayor Pro Tem Truong closed the Executive Session at 7:05 p.m. and called for a short recess.

    REGULAR MEETING

    CALL TO ORDER

    Mayor Pro Tem Truong called the meeting to order at 7:11 p.m.

    INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

    Council Member Linda Thompson 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 Carson Street Closing will be closed for at least four months.

  • Jr. Fire Camp will be held July 23rd – 27th with online registration required.

  • Ladies Night Out will be August 11th and tickets are available.

  • NE Tarrant Family 4th will be celebrated on July 4th.

  • Refresh BISD will be Saturday, Aug. 18th and pre-registration online is required.

  • Senior Center will celebrate 4th of July on July 2nd with CW Singer Chris Journeay.

  • A.A.R.P. Texas will have a free health event on Saturday, June 30th.

  • American Airlines Business Group will be at the Senior Center on Friday, June 29th.

  • City Council will have a budget meeting on Thursday, June 28th at the Library.

  • City Office Facilities will be closed on behalf of the 4th of July holiday.

PRESENTATION – Haltom High School Principal David Hamilton spoke on the successful joint effort of Haltom High School with various Haltom City departments, ending his speech with City Manager Keith Lane receiving an Honorary Diploma from Haltom High School.

REPORTS

Monthly Financial Report – Review of the Monthly Financial Report for April and May 2018. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the monthly financial reports for April and May 2018, which showed favorable revenue figures and no questions were asked.

REGULAR AGENDA

  1. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of June 11, 2018. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve the Minutes of June 11, 2018. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  2. Ordinance No. O-2018-021-15 – Junk Vehicle – Consideration and/or action to approve Ordinance No. O-2018-021-15, amending the regulations of junked vehicles to reflect changes to Chapter 683, Subchapter E of the Texas Transportation Code, and updating definitions within the ordinance. – 1st Reading. Police Chief Cody Phillips presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the definition of terms, code enforcement procedures, and enforcement on vehicle repair shops. Mayor Pro Tem Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:37 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Pro Tem Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:38 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve Ordinance No. O-2018-021-15, Chapter 50, Article II, Junk Vehicle, with the provision of the update on the double negative on the aircraft – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  3. Ordinance No. O-2018-022-01 - High Grass – Consideration and/or action to approve Ordinance No. O-2018-022-01, amending Ordinance O-98-044-01 to reflect the adopted fee schedule, update procedures in abating violations of the ordinance to conform with current standards, update ordinance definitions, and provide exemptions. – 1st Reading. Police Chief Cody Phillips presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the number of notices per violation, updates on new changes, case illustrations, and Bluebonnet flowers with weeds enforcement. Mayor Pro Tem Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:43

    p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Pro Tem Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:44

    p.m. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Ordinance No. O-2018-022-01, amending Ordinance O-98-044-01, and conforming to the current standards – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  4. 380 Agreement – Consideration and/or action to approve the 380 Development Agreement between Haltom City and CC 820 Beach Grand, LLC. Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps presented the agreement, which included a video illustrating the amenities of the new projected apartment complex. A discussion was held regarding the agreement funding sources, water volume test data, booster pump costs, and construction project completion. David Strauss, of Copeland Commercial, Trent Petty, of Petty and Associates, and Michael Michalski, of Bob More Construction, each provided additional information regarding the water pump station. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve the 380 Development Agreement with a grant amount of $290,000. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  5. T-Mobile Lease Amendment – Consideration and/or action for the Council to authorize the City Manager to execute a lease amendment with T-Mobile for 3310 Meadow Oaks Drive. Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps presented the amendment and a discussion was held regarding the future earnings from the lease. Council Member Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to accept the amended action to authorize the City Manager to execute a lease amendment with T-Mobile for 3310 Meadow Oaks Drive. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

    No citizen came forward.

  6. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

    Discussion on items to be placed on future agendas. A Code Compliance and Comprehensive Land Use Plan are scheduled for a future Council Worksession.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

  7. Resignations of Board/Commissions/Committee Members – Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members. Council Member Weast stated ZBA Board Member Willis O’Dell submitted his resignation. The vote was unanimous and the resignation approved.

  8. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. Council Member Weast appointed Joshua Karar to the Zoning Board of Adjustments. The vote was unanimous and the appointment approved.

    EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

  9. Attendance Requirements – Consideration regarding excused absences of Council Members according to Article III, Sec. 3.07 (a). Council Member Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve the absence of Mayor Averitt. The absence was approved unanimously.

Mayor Pro Tem Truong called for an Executive Session at 8:10 p.m. The Council reconvened to Regular Session at 9:12 p.m.

RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION

Take any action necessary as a result of the Executive Session, including consideration and/or action regarding a resolution terminating the Haltom City Economic Development Corporation. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Weast, to have the City Attorney draft a resolution for dissolving the Haltom City EDC by October 1, 2018. Mayor Pro Tem Truong and Council Members Nunn, Grow, Thompson, and Weast voted aye. Council Members Watkins and Brown voted nay. Motion carried.

Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to end the pursuit of the ethics complaint against former City Council and EDC Member Trae Fowler. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Pro Tem Truong adjourned the meeting at 9:16 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

 

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June 28, 2018 City Council Minutes

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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL/STAFF BUDGET MEETING

HALTOM PUBLIC LIBRARY - 4809 HALTOM ROAD

JUNE 28, 2018

A Budget Meeting with the City Council and City Staff was held by the City of Haltom City, Texas, on June 28, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Haltom City Public Library, 4809 Haltom Road, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present, to-wit:

Mayor Pro-Tem Dr. An Truong Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn

Council Place 2 Walter Grow Council Place 3 Linda Thompson

Council Place 4 Brent Weast Council Place 5 Bob Watkins Council Place 6 Ricky Brown

Mayor David Averitt was absent.

Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Perry Bynum, Fire Chief; Cody Phillips, Police Chief; Lesly Smith, Library Director; Toni Beckett, Human Resources and Risk Management Director; Sidonna Foust, Customer Service Director; Paul Berwick, IT Director; Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director; and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Pro Tem Truong called the Budget Meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

  1. Discussion on Upcoming Budgetary Issues and Priorities for FY 2018-19:

    City Manager Keith Lane presented a PowerPoint presentation which showed the following:

    1. Property Tax Rate Comparisons for FY2016/2017 and FY2017/2018

    2. Effective Tax Rate definition

    3. Sources for determining the Proposed Budget – Vision Statement, Mission Statement, Council’s Fiscal Policy

    4. Council’s Long Term Strategic Goals – Workforce, community services, growing transportation needs, municipal facilities, 820 Corridor, collective future vision

    5. Decision Packages

    6. Transportation Services Options – NETS/Mid-Cities TRE

A discussion was held regarding the property tax rates, municipal facilities, and transportation services costs. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented funding sources data which included the General Fund, Water and Sewer Fund, Capital Projects and Bond Issuance, and Proposed Rate Changes. A discussion was held concerning the water and sewer rate increases and rate changes within different departments. A joint meeting with the Council and EDC is scheduled, along with a future budget workshop.

Mayor Pro Tem Truong closed the meeting at 6:40 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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July 5, 2018 City Council/EDC Minutes

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JOINT MEETING OF THE HALTOM CITY COUNCIL & THE HALTOM CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

HALTOM NORTHEAST CENTER - 3201 FRIENDLY LANE

July 5, 2018

A Joint Meeting of the City Council of Haltom City and the Haltom City Economic Development Corporation was held on July 5, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Northeast Center, 3201 Friendly Lane, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present, to-wit:

Mayor David Averitt Mayor Pro-Tem Dr. An Truong Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 2 Walter Grow (EDC) Council Place 3 Lin Thompson Council Place 4 Brent Weast Council Place 5 Bob Watkins (EDC) Council Place 6 Ricky Brown (EDC)

EDC members present were Gary Blocker, and Daren Hudson. EDC members Don Jury and Wesley Hart were absent.

Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; James Donovan, City Attorney; Art Camacho, City Secretary; and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director. Trent Petty, of Petty and Associates, was also present.

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor David Averitt called the Council and EDC President Brown called the EDC joint meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and addressed each member by name.

  1. Haltom Hospitality 380 Development Agreement – Consideration and/or action regarding the Haltom Hospitality 380 Development Agreement. Mayor Averitt recused himself from the meeting during this agenda item. Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps stated that Al Karmali was not able to be present because of Ms. Karmali’s Naturalization of Citizenship Ceremony this same evening. Mr. Phelps also stated he had received an email from Mr. Karmali requesting a six (6) month extension across the board on all deadlines. He then presented this agenda item which included the following:

    1. Prior actions by Mr. Karmali, including a 60-day extension for construction work.

    2. Specifics on the hotel/restaurant according to the 380 Development Agreement, which included the project beginning date and completion date.

    3. Problems involving Mr. Karmali regarding property title issues.

    4. A switch of bank funding from Happy State Bank to Prosperity Bank for better financing by Mr. Karmali.

    5. Problem with the buried Atmos Gas Line for the parking lot area on the site plan.

    6. Projected date for the Hoffbrau Restaurant to move in by May/June of 2019.

      A discussion was held concerning the Council’s and the EDC’s intent on securing the Hoffbrau restaurant business in Haltom City and possibly acquiring another hotel source for the placement of the restaurant at the same location, designating a new performance bond agreement, and meeting the construction deadlines that favor both the new hotel and the Hoffbrau restaurant.

      Council/EDC Member Watkins moved, seconded by Council/EDC Member Grow, to deny the six (6) month extension for Mr. Karmali. The vote was unanimous from both groups and the motion was carried. Council/EDC Member Grow moved, seconded by Council/EDC Member Watkins, to have the City Attorney reclaim the property at Old Denton Road and NE Loop 820; dissolve the Haltom City Hospitality 380 Agreement with Mr. Karmali; and direct the City Staff to work with the economic consultant to market the property where the 380 Agreement is currently located to look for an alternative developer to partner and develop the restaurant pad for Hoffbrau. The vote was unanimous from both groups and the motion was carried. Both the Council and EDC members expressed appreciation for the Hoffbrau restaurant and their desire to keep the business in Haltom City.

      Mayor Averitt returned to the meeting after recusing himself.

  2. EDC Property – Discussion of the appraisal of EDC properties and proposed development offers. Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps presented several offers regarding the following EDC properties:

    1. Midway 34.7 acres, zoned as M-2 Industrial - $1,666,000 value.

      1. Stream Realty Partners – Class A Industrial Park.

    2. Springlake – 42.06 acres – zoned as M1 Industrial

      $3,660,000 if Industrial - $2,930,000 if residential

      1. Alpha-Barnes - $2,500,000 (no incentives) – (7/19/18 meeting)

      2. Happy Baggett – (7/19/18 meeting)

      3. Our Country Homes – (7/19/18 meeting)

      4. Makens Group - ?

Trent Petty commented on establishing a criteria of a combination of housing and retail, with an allowance for city facilities, and sharing the appraised value with the developer.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt and President Brown adjourned the Council/EDC joint meeting at 7:15 p.m.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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June 11, 2018 City Council Minutes

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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL

5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

June 11, 2018

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on June 11, 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 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 2 Walter Grow

Council Place 3 Lin Thompson Council Place 4 Brent Weast

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; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director; Perry Bynum, Fire Chief; Cody Phillips, Police Chief; Janet Carver, Purchasing Agent; Sidonna Foust, Customer Service Director, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:00 p.m. Jason Bethke, of Fathom, presented an update regarding the water meter exchange, customer service data, and other positive points that are occurring as the program continues. A discussion on donation procedures, portal features, and increases in costs from the City of Fort Worth and Waste Connection was held. Police Chief Cody Phillips provided an Animal Shelter Report which included current data on services with dogs, cats (feral and tame) and service calls. A discussion was held regarding the determination of the health of the animals and the availability of the staff personnel. Jenna Robinson and Phoebe Hawkins, of Life Care Center of Haltom, gave a verbal presentation concerning their senior care center business and their quality management and nursing.

Mayor Averitt closed the Worksession at 7:00 p.m. and called for a brief recess. No Executive Session was held.

REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:20 p.m.

INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Council Member Walter Grow introduced the Haltom City Chorale, who sang “America the Beautiful” and he 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 Carson Street Closing will be closed for at least five months.

  • Jr. Fire Camp will be held July 23rd – 27th with online registration required.

  • Ladies Night Out will be August 11th and tickets are available.

  • National Flag Day will be celebrated on June 14th.

  • Senior Center will celebrate Father’s Day on June 15th.

  • CERT thanked everyone who assisted on their annual Water Drive.

PRESENTATION – Bobbi Arthur, Senior Citizen Center Director, presented a “Certificate of Recognition” to Nedra Cutler, of Meals on Wheels, for her 39 years of service.

REGULAR AGENDA

  1. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of May 14, 2018 and May 21, 2018. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve the Minutes of May 14, 2018 and May 21, 2018. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  2. Ordinance No. O-2018-019-15 (Z-003-18) - Consideration and/or action on the Robert R. Lubega on behalf of Texacare Home Services, LLC for a Zoning Change request from “C- 3” Commercial District to “SF-2” Single Family Residential District located on Block 2, Lot 5 of Shady Dell Addition being approximately 0.1721 acres of land, locally known as 2017 Owens Street. 2nd Reading. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the second reading of the ordinance. No discussion was held. Council Member Brown moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve Ordinance No. O- 2018-019-15 (Z-003-18) – on the Robert R. Lubega on behalf of Texacare Home Services. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  3. Mayor Pro Tem – Consideration and/or action regarding election of the Mayor Pro Tem. Mayor Averitt moved this item for deliberation until after the Executive Session.

  4. Compact Excavator and Attachments Purchase – Consideration and/or action to approve the $73,981.16 purchase of a compact excavator with attachments through RDO Equipment Co. using their Buyboard contract. Public Works Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize and Purchasing Agent Janet Carver presented the purchase request. A discussion was held regarding the warranty, funding, equipment mobility, and versatile uses. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve the purchase of a compact excavator with attachments for the price of $73,981.16. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  5. Replat (P-005-17) – Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of Don Denman of Denman Construction for a replat creating Lot 1, Block 1 of the Denman Addition replat from Lots 3-5 of Block 29, Lot 1-3 of Block 30, A1424 TR 2D and Lot 6R of Block 29 out of the Watauga Addition, located in the “M-1” Industrial District and “M-2” Heavy Industrial District, containing approximately 2.13 acres, locally known as 6001 and 6035 Huddleston Street. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the replat and Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:41 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:42 p.m. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve Replat (P-005-17) – located 6001 and 6035 Huddleston Street. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

    1. Trae Fowler came forward and asked several questions regarding the Drainage Fees, including the amount of revenue, specific uses of the funds, and the possibility of getting a referendum on the removal of the fees to lower water billing for citizens.

    2. John Pelzel requested Code Enforcement be directed to his neighbor’s house at 3800 Haltom Road in regard to the high grass, house condition, and property trash.

  6. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

    Discussion on items to be placed on future agendas. No item was presented specifically at this time, but several items for discussion were mentioned to be put in the Worksession, which included drainage fees, code compliance, and the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP). The Council raised the discussion of how severe a background check is made regarding board or commission applications. City Secretary Art Camacho stated that currently no background check regarding the applicant information is made, but that it is accepted through

    an honor system. The subject of adding a voter identification number on the application and a pre-interview was discussed. The Council agreed to place this on the Worksession for the next meeting.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

  7. Resignations of Board/Commissions/Committee Members – Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members. There were no resignations.

  8. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees.

    Mayor Averitt requested that before any motions be made for appointments for the EDC, the Council may consider it after the Executive Session.

    The following appointments were made:

    1. Council Member Weast: Beautification Board – Denise Ford; CCPD and Red Light Camera

      – Beverly Henson; Library – Teresa Cabano; Parks and Recreation Board – Don Cooper; ZBA – Willis O’Dell. The appointments were unanimously approved. Council Member Weast continued his appointments: Fire Services Board – Chris Bethel; Planning and Zoning – Steve Chapman to Place 4; Kelli Stallings to Alternate. The appointments were unanimously approved. Council Member Weast also stated he would keep Colton Hudson’s application active.

    2. Council Member Thompson: Bob Presley – Beautification Board; Cody Gambill – Parks and Recreation Board. The appointments were unanimously approved.

    3. Council Member Nunn: George Coffman – Fire Services Board. The appointment was unanimously approved.

    4. Mayor Averitt: Kelli Stallings – Planning and Zoning Alternate. The appointment was unanimously approved.

      EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

  9. Attendance Requirements – Consideration regarding excused absences of Council Members according to Article III, Sec. 3.07 (a). There were no absences.

    Mayor Averitt called for an Executive Session at 8:10 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, city charter limitations, 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.

    Section 551.074 – Personnel

    Deliberation regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee and/or hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee, including individual city council members.

    City Manager Keith Lane, Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps, and City Secretary Art Camacho were requested to leave the Executive Session at 8:33 p.m. Mayor Averitt was requested to leave at 8:55 p.m.

    RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION

  10. Take any action deemed necessary as a result of the Executive Session. The Council reconvened at 9:47 p.m. with the following:

    1. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to state that during deliberation in regard to a personal matter of ethics violation of a transaction between the Mayor with Karmali Holdings and Haltom Holdings, the Council has determined that the Mayor may have acted with poor judgement in not disclosing prior to the meeting with the Economic Development Corporation with Al Karmali and his property holdings on North Loop 820 and Old Denton Road, but the Mayor did not commit a violation of ethics and the matter is considered closed in lieu of a vote. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    2. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Weast, to direct the City Manager and City Attorney to proceed with the process for dissolving the EDC. Mayor Pro Tem Truong and Council Members Grow, Thompson and Weast voted aye. Council Members Nunn, Watkins, and Brown voted nay. Motion carried.

      In regard to Agenda Item #3 – Mayor Pro Tem, the Council proceeded with the following:

    3. Council Member Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Weast, to appoint Dr. An Truong to Mayor Pro Tem. Council Member Brown made a substitute motion, seconded by Council Member Watkins, to appoint Jeannine Nunn to Mayor Pro Tem. On the substitute motion, Council Members Brown, Watkins and Nunn voted aye. Mayor Pro Tem Truong and Council Members Grow, Thompson and Weast voted nay. Motion denied. On the original motion, Mayor Pro Tem Truong and Council Members Grow, Thompson and Weast voted aye. Council Members Nunn, Watkins, and Brown voted nay. Motion carried. Dr. An Truong gave thanks to the Council and stated his commitment to serving in the office of Mayor Pro Tem.

    4. Council Member Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Weast, to appoint Walter Grow to the EDC. Council Member Brown made a substitute motion, seconded by Council Member Watkins, to appoint Jeannine Nunn to the EDC. On the substitute motion, Council Members Brown, Watkins and Nunn voted aye. Mayor Pro Tem Truong and Council Members Grow, Thompson and Weast voted nay. Motion denied. On the original motion, Mayor Pro Tem Truong and Council Members Grow, Thompson and Weast voted aye. Council Members Nunn, Watkins, and Brown voted nay. Motion carried. Council Member Grow was appointed to the EDC.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 9:57 p.m.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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May 21, 2018 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL JOINT MEETING

HALTOM CITY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD AND VETERANS MEMORIAL COMMITTEE

HALTOM CITY NORTHEAST CENTER - 3201 FRIENDLY LANE

MAY 21, 2018

A Special Joint Meeting with the City Council, the Parks and Recreation Board and the Veterans Memorial Committee was held by the City of Haltom City, Texas, on May 21, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Haltom City Northeast Center, 3201 Friendly Lane, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present, to-wit:

Mayor David Averitt Mayor Pro-Tem Dr. An Truong

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 2 Walter Grow Council Place 3 Linda Thompson Council Place 4 Brent Weast Council Place 5 Bob Watkins Council Place 6 Ricky Brown

Parks and Recreation Board Members: Dana Coffman, Chair; Cody Gambill, Vice Chair; Board Members Don Cooper, Penny Clowers, Don LeMaster, Cheri Crum and Harold Fowler. Board Member Troy Dunn was absent.

Veterans Memorial Committee: Steve Chapman, Layla Caraway, James White, and Don LeMaster.

Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; Art Camacho, City Secretary, and Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director,

CALL TO ORDER

Both Mayor Averitt, Parks Chair Coffman, and Veterans Memorial Member Chapman called the Joint Meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and gave a roll call for the Council, Parks and Recreation Board, and Veterans Memorial Committee members to be counted present.

  1. City Council General Discussion on the long range vision of Haltom Road Park – Parks and Recreation Director Christi Pruitt provided a printout of the planning of the Haltom Road Park in conjunction with the Veterans Memorial.

    A discussion was held regarding the following items:

    1. Parking lot dedication by Friendly Baptist Church and “Walk of Freedom”.

    2. Funding mechanisms – grants, donations, and possible corporate sponsors.

    3. Traffic entrance and all access for handicapped children and adults.

    4. Shared vision of the facilities for future planning.

    5. Increase maintenance staff and develop master plan with consultant firm.

    6. Schedule another joint meeting for park design and ideas on June 18, 2018.

    7. Move for recommendations on master plan at the June 11, 2018 Council meeting. Mayor Averitt, Chair Coffman and Member Chapman all closed the meeting at 7:17 p.m.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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