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HALTOM CITY

5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117
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April 9, 2018 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

April 9, 2018

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on April 9, 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 2 Walter Grow Council Place 3 Lin Thompson

Council Place 4 Trae Fowler Council Place 5 Bob Watkins Council Place 6 Ricky Brown

Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn was absent.

Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; Wayne Olson, City Attorney; Alicia Kreh, City Attorney; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director; Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:05 p.m. Public Works Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize gave a presentation regarding the Fort Worth Sanitary Sewer Project.

The Council went into Executive Session at 6:10 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, 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. Hotels.com, 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.

    Section 551.074 – Personnel

    Deliberation regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, or duties of the City Manager.

    The Council returned to Regular Session at 6:55 p.m. and Mayor Averitt called for a brief recess.

    REGULAR MEETING

    CALL TO ORDER

    Mayor Avertitt called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.

    INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

    Council Member Ricky Brown gave the Invocation 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 Friends of the Library will have their annual book sale April 26-29.

  • The Friends of the Library will have a Volunteer Appreciation Reception.

  • The Carson Street Closing will be closed for 5 months to a year.

  • Haltom Sr. Center will have a “Baked Potato and Salad Supper” on April 12th.

  • Haltom Sr. Center will also have a “Burgers and Bingo” on April 28th.

  • Parks and Recreation will have the “Mayors Cup” Golf Tournament on May 4th.

  • Full Day Summer Camp and Sports begins now.

  • Parks and Recreation are taking quality white shirts for graduation ceremonies.

Parks and Recreation Director Christi Pruitt expressed her thanks for the help provided by various groups and individuals for a record-setting Haltom City CARFEST.

REGULAR AGENDA

  1. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of March 26, 2018. A correction was made to the Attendance Requirements section. Mayor Pro Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve the Minutes of March 26, 2018, with corrections. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  2. Joint Use and Construction Interlocal Agreement – Consideration and/or action to approve a joint use and construction interlocal agreement between Haltom City and the Birdville Independent School District. Parks and Recreational Director Christi Pruitt presented the agreement and a discussion was held regarding the maintenance, cost and specific improvements. William Shenko, Assistant Director of Facilities for the BISD, also commented on the tree and undergrowth removal. Council Member Brown moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve the Joint Use and Construction Interlocal Agreement between Haltom City and the Birdville Independent School District. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  3. Ordinance No. O-2018-016-15 (CU-002-18) - Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action on an application of Ron Larson for approval of a Conditional Use Permit for automobile tune up and lube center, tire and battery sales store uses and automobile and light truck repair shop in the “C-3” Commercial District located on Lot 14, Block 28 of the Meadow Oaks Addition-Haltom, being approximately 0.4361 acres on the west side of Denton Highway, locally known as 3213 Denton Highway - 1st Reading. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the definitions and other specifics mentioned in the permit restrictions. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:25 p.m. Property Owner Ron Larson addressed the Council in regard to changes he has already made concerning the permit conditions. No one else came forward and Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:30 p.m. Council Member Fowler commented on the property owner’s efforts on meeting the requirements and then moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve Ordinance No. O-2018-016-15 (CU-002-18) for the Conditional Use Permit for 3213 Denton Highway – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  4. Preliminary Plat (P-004-18) – Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action on the application of Charles Scoma, on behalf of Edward Gonzalez, for

    approval of a preliminary plat creating Lot 8A-1, Block 5, Golden Gardens to the City of Haltom City Simon Akers Survey, Abstract No. 17, located in the “SF-2” Single Family Residential District containing approximately 0.4883 acres of land, locally known as 5926 Ellison Ave. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the Preliminary Plat and Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:33 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:34

    p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to approve Preliminary Plat (P-004-18) creating Lot 8A-1, Block 5, Golden Gardens. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  5. Final Plat (P-005-18) – Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action on the application of Charles Scoma, on behalf of Edward Gonzalez, for approval of a final plat creating Lot 8A-1, Block 5, Golden Gardens to the City of Haltom City Simon Akers Survey, Abstract No. 17, located in the “SF-2” Single Family Residential District containing approximately 0.4883 acres of land, locally known as 5926 Ellison Ave. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the Final Plat and Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:36 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:37 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to approve Final Plat (P-005-18) creating Lot 8A- 1, Block 5, Golden Gardens. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

    Citizen Paula Lindsey came forward to address her concerns regarding her water utility bill situation with Fathom. No other citizen came forward.

    FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

  6. Discussion on items to be placed on future agendas. No item was presented.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

  7. Resignations of Board/Commissions/Committee Members – Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members. Mayor Averitt presented the resignation of Trenton Tidwell from the Planning and Zoning Commission. The resignation was unanimously approved.

  8. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. No appointments or reappointments were made.

    EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

  9. Attendance Requirements – Consideration regarding excused absences of Council Members according to Article III, Sec. 3.07 (a). Attendance Requirements of the Haltom City Charter. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Fowler, to excuse the absence of Council Member Nunn. The vote was unanimously approved.

The Council went into Executive Session at 7:48 p.m.

RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION

The Council reconvened at 7:52 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve a 2% raise for City Manager Keith Lane after his review. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 8:48 p.m.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor