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HALTOM CITY

5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117
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July 8, 2019 City Council Minutes

Monday, July 8 2019
7:00 p.m.
City Hall (Council Chambers) - 5024 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117
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Minutes

July 8, 2019

 

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on July 8, 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 2 Walter Grow Council Place 4 Brent Weast Council Place 6 Ricky Brown Council Place 7 Gaye Vanzant

Council Place 5 Susan Soule was absent.

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; Sidonna Foust, Finance Director; Keith Fisher, City Engineer, 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 – Citizen Bob Watkins came forward and addressed the Council again regarding the placing of the Visitors/Citizens Forum at the beginning of the

Worksession and inquired about HB 2439 and the Board/Commission Ordinance. City

Engineer Keith Fisher presented a PowerPoint regarding the application for the 2019 Safe Routes to School (SRTS), which included a review of the program, eligibility, matching fund requirements, application process, evaluation process, and project objectives on Stanley- Keller Road and Estes Park Road. A discussion was held regarding routes, trees, street sidewalk location preference and safety factors. This item will be forthcoming on an agenda through a resolution for Council to consider. City Attorney Olson decided to wait until the next meeting to hold a presentation on Open Government.

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.

REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER

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

INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps gave the Invocation and Council Member Weast 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 meet on July 11th to build rockets, space stations, etc.

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

  • Happy Birthday Harry celebration will be held on July 31st for Harry Potter fans.

  • Teen Space Laser Tag will be held Friday, July 26 at 6:00 p.m.

  • Galaxy Mug and Coasters will be Thursday, July 18th at 6:30 p.m.

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

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

  • Haltom Youth Baseball is hosting a BBQ Cookoff/Home Run Derby on July 20th.

  • Summer Camp still has a few openings and ends August 9th.

  • CERT Classes begin September 9th through October 5th.

PROCLAMATIONS – Parks and Recreation Month – Council Member Grow and Mayor Truong presented the proclamation to Parks and Recreation Director Christi Pruitt, along with Penny Clowers and Don Lemaster of the Parks and Recreation Board.

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Regular Meeting minutes of June 24, 2019.

  2. 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. 2nd Reading.

    Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve the Consent Agenda, consisting of Agenda Items 1 and 2. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    REGULAR AGENDA

  3. Insulated Boom Bucket Truck Purchase – Consideration and/or action regarding the purchase of an insulated boom bucket truck through the Sourcewell Purchasing Cooperative. Public Works Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the purchase price, height availability, traffic control lights, funding and years of expected use. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve the purchase of the insulated bucket truck. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  4. Skid Steer Loader Purchase – Consideration and/or action regarding the purchase of a skid steer loader through the Buyboard Cooperative. Public Works Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the timeline of arrival and mosquito control. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Weast, to approve the purchase of a skid steer loader. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  5. Ordinance No. O-2019-017-15 (Z-006-19) – Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of Karen Mitchell, Mitchell Planning Group, LLC, on behalf of Mark Talley for a zoning change request from “M-1” Industrial to “PD-M-1” Planned Development Industrial located on an approximately 3.9502 acre tract of land situation in Green B. Stanley Survey Abstract 1378, Tract 5A02, Tarrant County, Texas, locally known as 4233 Janada Street. - 1st Reading. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding truck routes, non-hazardous material transporting, recycled vehicle fluids present at the facility, and zoning objections. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:42 p.m. and Craig Farmer, representing Mark Talley, presented a PowerPoint regarding the parent company AER Manufacturing, which included the work description, new upgrades, facility site and parking, and the projected date for operation for their new acquisition AER Precision Manufacturing. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:49 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Thompson, to approve Ordinance No. O-2019-017-15 (Z-006-19) on first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried. Council Member Grow also stated his father-in-law worked for a paper company that inhabited the building and is glad it is back in operation.

  6. Playground Equipment Purchase – Consideration and/or action to approve the purchase of an all-inclusive playground equipment. Parks and Recreation Director Christi Pruitt presented a PowerPoint on the agenda item and discussion was held regarding the funding, timeline, and equipment material and warranty. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve the purchase of the all-inclusive playground equipment. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  7. Resolution No. R-2019-015-03 – Consideration and or action regarding approval to update the fee schedule to include the effective immediately H.B 852 Building Permit Fees. Finance Director Sidonna Foust and Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the resolution and a discussion was held regarding the effect of the bill in regard to fees associated with building permits and the increased rates. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Resolution No. R-2019-015-

    03. Mayor Pro Tem Thompson and Council Members Grow, Weast, Brown and Vanzant voted aye. Council Member Hilliard voted nay. Motion carried.

  8. Strategic Goals – Consideration and/or action regarding the approval of Resolution No. R- 2019-014-01 confirming the City Council’s Strategic Goals. City Manager Keith Lane presented the resolution and a discussion was held regarding the objectives, timeframe for completion, separation of City Hall and Law Enforcement Center, and the addition of the Northeast Center (future Senior Center) to the facilities listed. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Resolution No. R-2019-014-01, with the addition of the Senior Center to the infrastructure improvements. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried

  9. Ordinance No. O-2019-018-01 – Consideration and/or action to amend Ordinance 2001- 040-01 – Board and Commissions - 1st Reading. Mayor Truong requested the ordinance be tabled to a later date and a survey produced for citizen’s input. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Weast, to table this item to a later date for consideration. The vote was anonymous. Motion carried.

    CITY STAFF REPORTS

  10. There was no staff report given.

    FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

  11. Discussion on items to be placed on future agendas. No item was discussed.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS/COMMITTEES

  12. Resignations of Board/Commissions/Committee Members – Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members. There were no resignations. Council Member Grow will be leaving the Parks Board as the Liaison and Gaye Vanzant will be assuming the Liaison position with the Board. This action was approved unanimously.

  13. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. Council Member Hilliard inquired about Nancy Watkins’ appointment on the Animal Advisory Committee. Mayor Pro Tem Thompson appointed Ella Patterson to the Beautification Board. The appointment was approved unanimously. Mayor Truong made the following appointments: Housing Authority – Leticia Aguilar, Ann Skwira-Wilson, Sandra Tork, Don Lemaster, and Willis Nelson. The reappointments were approved unanimously. Mayor Truong also reappointed Warren Davenport to the Fire Services Board and Harold Fowler to the Parks and Recreation Board. The appointments were approved unanimously.

    EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

  14. 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 Weast moved to approve the absence of Council Member Soule. The vote was unanimous and the absence approved.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Truong adjourned the meeting at 8:33 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary An Truong, Mayor