City of

5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117

February 12, 2018 City Council Minutes



February 12, 2018

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on February 12, 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 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; Perry Bynum, Fire Chief; Janet Carver, Purchasing Agent, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.



Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:07 p.m. City Manager Keith Lane gave a PowerPoint presentation illustrating a concept of the proposed new two-story fire station of approximately 14,100 square feet. Fire Chief Perry Bynum provided comment regarding the probable future use of certain workspaces. The Worksession ended at 6:18 and Mayor Averitt called for an Executive Session.



    1. 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, 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

      • City of San Antonio v., L.P.

      • 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.

Mayor Averitt closed the Executive Session at 7:08 p.m. and called for a short recess.



Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:14 p.m.


Council Member Lin Thompson introduced Don Cooper, of Father’s Heart Ministry, who gave the Invocation. Council Member Thompson led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Flag Pledge.


  1. Fire Department Update – Presentation of Fire Department statistical data, prevention measures, and projects. Fire Chief Perry Bynum presented the Fire Department Update for the final quarter and year of 2017, which included the number of rescue calls, alarms, damage reports, public education, and inspections.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS – City Secretary Art Camacho read the following:

    • The HC Public Library lists the children, teen and adult programs on the website.

    • The HC Public Library will host a Valentine’s Day Party on Friday, the 16th.

    • The Carson Street Closing will be closed for 7 months to a year.

    • Glenview Rd. at the TEXRAIL RR Track will be closed from 7/12 – 7/14.

    • Registration for spring soccer, adult men’s and co-ed softball teams is until 3/3/18.

    • Carfest will be held on Saturday, March 24 at the Haltom High School.


  2. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of January 22, 2018.

  3. Copier Lease – Consideration and/or action regarding approval to authorize the 36- month lease of twelve (12) Xerox copier/network printers for a total of $69,952.68 from Denitech through the Texas DIR purchasing cooperative.

  4. City Code Ordinances – Consideration and/or action to approve the adoption of the following ordinances:

    Ordinance No. O-2018-001-15 International Building Code Ordinance No. O-2018-002-15 International Residential Code Ordinance No. O-2018-003-15 International Plumbing Code Ordinance No. O-2018-004-15 International Mechanical Code Ordinance No. O-2018-005-15 International Fuel and Gas Code Ordinance No. O-2018-006-15 National Electric Code Ordinance No. O-2018-007-15 International Fire Code

    Ordinance No. O-2018-008-15 International Energy Conservation Code Ordinance No. O-2018-009-15 International Existing Building Code

    All on second reading.

    Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve the Consent Agenda consisting of Agenda Items #2 – Minutes; #3 – Copier Lease; and

    #4 – City Code Ordinances as listed. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.


  5. Ordinance No. O-2018-011-01 - Bond Election – Consideration and approval of an ordinance calling a bond election to be held on May 5, 2018, 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 and only Reading. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the ordinance and a discussion was held on the Police Department sharing the same building with City Hall, and having a single polling station on election day. Andrew Friedman, of SAMCO Capital also provided additional information regarding the debt terms. Council Member Fowler stated “I move for approval of Ordinance No. O-2018-011-01 - the allowance of a bond election proposed for Proposition A and B for a total amount of $34,400,000, as two separate proposal items; and ask that Exhibit A be deferred to our county elections offices to continue to use one polling place.” Council Member Grow seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  6. Resolution No. R-2018-004-01 – Consideration and approval of a resolution relating to establishing the City’s intention to reimburse itself for the prior lawful expenditure of funds relating to constructing various city improvements from the proceeds of tax- exempt obligations to be issued by the City for authorized purposes; authorizing other matters incident and related thereto; and providing an effective date. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the resolution and a discussion was held regarding the tracking of the expenditures during the allotted time. Council Member Grow stated “I move that the City Council adopt Reimbursement Resolution No. R-2018-004-01 for upcoming obligation bonds.” Council Member Nunn seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  7. Haltom Hospitality Agreement – 2nd Amendment - Consideration and/or action to approve the Second Amendment to Haltom Hospitality Agreement. Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps presented the amendment, and Al Karmali, of Haltom Hospitality, was also present. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve the 2nd Amendment to the Haltom Hospitality Agreement. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.


    No citizen came forward.


  8. Discussion on items to be placed on future agendas.

    Council Member Thompson requested a Worksession be held regarding updating the Board and Commission policy to include nepotism.


  9. Resignations of Board/Commissions/Committee Members – Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members. Mayor Averitt presented the resignation of Rick Edgett of the Beautification Board. The resignation was approved unanimously.

  10. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. Council Member Brown made the following reappointments: (1) CCPD and Red Light Camera Board – Layla Caraway; (2) Fire Services Board – David McConnell; (3) Library Board

    – Bonnie Richards; (4) Planning and Zoning – Juanita Adam; (5) Zoning Board of Adjustments – Debbie Hardin. The reappointments were approved unanimously.


  11. 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.


There was no Executive Session.


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

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor