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HALTOM CITY

5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117
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June 24, 2019 City Council Minutes

Monday, June 24 2019
7:00 p.m.
City Hall (Council Chambers) - 5024 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117
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MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING

June 24, 2019

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE June 24, 2019

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on June 24, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present:

Mayor An Truong Mayor Pro Tem Lin Thompson Council Place 1 Marian Hilliard Council Place 4 Brent Weast Council Place 5 Susan Soule Council Place 6 Ricky Brown Council Place 7 Gaye Vanzant

Council Place 2 Walter Grow was absent.

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

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER - Mayor Truong called the Worksession to order at 6:00 p.m.

VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM – No citizen came forward.

Tammy McGhee, Executive Director of the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition, presented a PowerPoint program that included their resources, mission, services and data regarding the housing needs, goals and strategies regarding the homeless in Tarrant County. A discussion was held regarding the provision for aiding the homeless and funding sources. Public Works Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize and Minh Tron, of TxDOT, gave a PowerPoint presentation regarding the insertion of medians on Denton Highway, north of Loop 820, which included construction designs and traffic accident data. A discussion was held regarding the construction timeline, backup of traffic flow during construction, and the benefits of having direct median intersections.

The Worksession ended at 6:44 p.m. and Mayor Truong called for an Executive Session.

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, 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

  • 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.

Mayor Truong closed the Executive Session at 7:01 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Truong called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m.

INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Pro Tem 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.

  • Cardboard Kingdom will have an evening to build rockets, space stations, etc.

  • Lunar Landing Party will be held on July 16th to celebrate the 50th anniversary.

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

  • Haltom Family 4th will be held at the Hills Center of July 4th from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

  • 2019 Images entries are available to pick up from the Rec Center until July 19th.

PROCLAMATIONS - Friends Helping Friends – Certificates of Recognition

Mayor Pro Tem Thompson and Mayor Truong presented Certificates of Recognition to the following volunteers for Friends Helping Friends: Bill Lanford, Kathleen Elfrink, Tonya Shin, Patricia Wall, Bea Pementel, Christine Heldt, Maxine Bullard, Christine Nataneti, Gail Scoggins, and Sam Patel.

REPORTS*

  1. Monthly Financial Report – Review of Monthly Financial Report for April & May 2019. Finance Director Sidonna Foust presented the monthly financial report for both the months of April and May 2019, which included positive fund balances for both months. No discussion was held.

    CONSENT AGENDA

  2. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Regular Meeting minutes of June 10, 2019 and Budget Meeting of June 13, 2019.

  3. Ordinance No. O-2019-013-15 (Z-004-19) – Consideration and/or action to approve the application of Jennifer Trevino for a Zone Change request from “C-3” Commercial to “SF- 1” Single-Family Residential on a tract of land situated in the Golden Gardens Addition, Lot 18, Block 3 and being approximately .9182 acres north of Midway Road, locally known as 5613 Midway Road – 2nd Reading.

  4. Ordinance No. O-2019-014-15 (CU-003-19) – Consideration and/or action to approve the application of Mark Miller for a Conditional Use Permit for contractor’s office (w/shop and garage) in the C-3 - Commercial District on a tract of land situated in the Fairview Acres Addition, Lot 10, Block 1 and being approximately .8484 acres north of Broadway Avenue, locally known as 4207 Broadway – 2nd Reading.

    Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Thompson, to approve the Consent Agenda consisting of Agenda Items 2, 3 and 4. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    REGULAR AGENDA

  5. Veterans Memorial - Consideration and/or action regarding liquidated damages and Change Order No. 2. Public Works Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize gave a review of the process involving the implementation, design, funding, construction and legal problems of the Veterans Memorial. A discussion was held regarding the final project work on the Memorial, the globe pool plumbing renovation, and the settlement involved in the change order. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Thompson, to approve the Staff recommendations that Fort Worth Civil Constructors absorb the costs for the “Haltom City Veterans Memorial” lettering (change order #2 request); and the City Council

    not assess liquidated damages towards Fort Worth Civil Constructors. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  6. Appointment of the Municipal Judge – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. O-2019-015-09 appointing the Municipal Judge of the Municipal Court of Record in the City of Haltom City. City Secretary Art Camacho presented the ordinance which is required for the appointing of the Municipal Judge and City Attorney Wayne Olson provided additional information regarding the ordinance to approve the appointment. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Thompson, to approve Ordinance No. O-2019-015-09 for the appointment of the Municipal Judge for another two years - first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  7. Resolution No. R-2019-013-09 - Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Municipal Court Judge annual compensation. City Attorney Olson presented the resolution citing the salary and other compensation for the Municipal Judge. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Thompson, to approve Resolution No. R-2019-013- 09 – annual compensation package. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    CITY STAFF REPORTS

  8. There was no staff report given.

    FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

  9. Discussion on items to be placed on future agendas. Mayor Pro Tem Thompson requested an agenda item regarding Board and Commission appointments be assessed and it will be addressed in the Executive Session. Council Member Soule requested a discussion concerning an ordinance for food trucks and trailers be in the next Worksession.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS/COMMITTEES

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

  11. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. Mayor Truong made the following appointments: TIRZ Board Pl. 4 – Gaye Vanzant; CCPD Board Contact

    – Mayor Pro Tem Thompson; Beautification Board – Kathryn Gunter; Library Board – Rexanne Grove; P&Z Alternate 1 – Keli Stallings; P&Z Alternate 2 – Lillian Furrie; ZBA – Jeff Cotton; Alternate – Thomas Sanders. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

  12. Attendance Requirements – Consideration regarding excused absences of Council Members according to Article III, Sec. 3.07 (a). Attendance Requirements of the Haltom City Charter. Mayor Pro Tem Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Weast, to approve the absence of Council Member Walter Grow. The vote was unanimous and the absence approved.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mayor Truong called for an Executive Session at 7:47 p.m.

RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION

The Council reconvened to Regular Session at 8:36 p.m. No action was taken.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Truong adjourned the meeting at 8:36 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

 

 

Art Camacho, City Secretary An Truong, Mayor

  • 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 Council reconvened to Regular Session at 8:58 p.m.

RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION

No action was taken.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Truong adjourned the meeting at 8:58 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary An Truong, Mayor