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April 22, 2019 City Council Minutes

Monday, Apr 22 2019
7:00 p.m.
City Hall (Council Chambers) - 5024 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117



April 22, 2019

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on April 22, 2019, 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; Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director, Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director; Keith Fisher, City Engineer, Sidonna Foust, Finance Director; Keith Fisher, City Engineer; Jennifer Fung, Financial Consultant, and Cody Phillips, Police Chief.


CALL TO ORDER - Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:02 p.m.

VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM – The following citizens came forward.

  • Wesley Hart – Addressed the issue of his arrest at Southlake but not being charged, and his subsequent removal from the Haltom City Economic Development Corporation.

  • Lacy Hamm – Stated she is the stepdaughter of candidate Willis Odell and complained about the accusations that have been made against her and her family during this time of the political campaigning.

Mayor Averitt had the Report items presented because of the permitted time.


  • Monthly Financial Report – Review of the Monthly Financial Report - March 2019. Finance Director Sidonna Foust presented the monthly financial report, which included the near completion of property tax revenues achieved and the continuing increase in sales tax.

  • 2019 Crime Statistics (2nd Quarter) – Presentation of Haltom City Police Department crime statistics for the first quarter of 2019. Police Chief Cody Phillips presented the second quarter (changed to fiscal scheduling instead of calendar), which included statistical data showing notable increases in burglary and theft, but similar decreases in sexual assault and auto thefts. He also provided year-to-date information with the Code Enforcement Department and Animal Services.

  • Quarterly Investment Report for 2019 – Review of the Quarterly Investment Report for the quarter ended March 31, 2019. Financial Consultant Jennifer Fung presented the quarterly investment report, which included a higher Ending Book Value and variable interest rates.

The Worksession ended and Mayor Averitt called for an Executive Session at 6:32 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, code of ethics and conflicts of interest, city charter limitations, selection process for design/construction of Fire Station 3, and pending litigation and settlement offers for the following cases:

  • Flynn v. Haltom City EDC

  • James H. Watson v. City of Haltom City

  • Ray Beshirs v. City of Haltom City

  • Amer Ozzie v. City of Haltom City

  • Joe Williamson v. City of Haltom City

  • Nicklaus Forrest v. City of Haltom City

  • John Summers v. City of Haltom City

  • Skyline Mobile Home Park v. 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.

    The Executive Session ended at 6:44 p.m.



    Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.


    Mayor Pro Tem Truong introduced Senior Pastor Ted Dang, from the Vietnamese Baptist Church of Fort Worth, who 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.

    • Friends of the HC Public Library will have their annual book sale April 25-28.

    • Friends Helping Friends will host the 3rd annual “Burgers and Bingo” on April 27th.

    • Haltom PD will be participating in the DEA National Drug Take Back on April 27th.

    • Senior Citizen Center will host a “Baked Potato and Salad Supper” on April 11th.

    • Early Voting will begin April 22nd and continue until April 30th at the NE Center.

    • Rec Center is offering a full day summer camp for ages 6-13 at a cost of $100 per week.

    • Girl’s Summer Volleyball League for ages 9-14 will begin in June for $45 per girl.

    • 8th Annual Mayor’s Cup will be held on Friday, May 10th at Fossil Creek Golf Course.

    • Rec Center announced new hours effective Monday, May 6th.

    • Refresh BISD will be August 17th from 9:00-12:00 at the Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum.

    • Birdville Historical Society will host their 20plus cemetery reunion on May 18th.

    • Haltom City Garden Club will have its Annual Plant Swap” on May 18th.

    • Haltom City Fire/Police Camp will be held July 22nd – 26th and the cost is $100.


    “National Small Business Week” – Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps presented the proclamation to Amy Rasor, Fort Worth Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau, who thanked Haltom City for their support of small businesses in the community.


  • Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Regular Meeting of April 8, 2019. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Weast, to approve the Minutes of April 8, 2019. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  • Cancel/Reschedule a Regularly Scheduled Meeting – Consideration and/or action to cancel or reschedule the regularly scheduled meeting of May 27, 2019 in lieu of Memorial Day. City Secretary Art Camacho presented the agenda item and Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to cancel the May 27, 2019 Council meeting - with the next Council meeting to be held on June 10, 2019. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  • Resolution No. R-2019-010-10 - Parks Master Plan – Consideration and/or action to approve the Master Plan for Haltom City parks. Parks and Recreation Director Christi Pruitt presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the park restrooms, security measures, and basketball courts. Council Member Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Weast, to approve Resolution No. R-2019-010-10 – Parks Master Plan. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  • Ordinance No. O-2019-012-15 (Z-003-19) – Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of Jaye Arsement for an amendment to ordinance O-2002-001-15 to amend the text of the “PD-C-2” Planned Development Commercial District and site plan on Lot 1, Block 1 of the Burchfield Addition, locally known as 3501 Webster Street (Tarrant Appraisal District) and known as 3501 Denton Highway (local address). 1st Reading. Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director, presented the agenda item and Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:42 p.m., in which the following individuals came forward:

    1. Charlie Roberts – stated the traffic lane exit should be moved further west.

    2. Don LeMaster – inquired about the traffic congestion of vehicles entering and exiting. City Engineer Keith Fisher provided additional information regarding the traffic flow and speed. A discussion was also held regarding extended hours of operation. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:49 p.m. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve Ordinance No. O-2019-012-15 (Z-003-19) on first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.


  • Staff Report to Council/citizens from inquiries from Visitor/Citizen Forum. No staff report was given.


  • No future agenda items were presented by the Council or Staff.



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

  • Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. There were no appointments or reappointments.


  • 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 7:53 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor