August 12, 2019 City Council Minutes
- Monday, Aug 12 2019
- 7:00 p.m.
- City Hall (Council Chambers) - 5024 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117
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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE
August 12, 2019
A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on August 12, 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 5 Susan Soule
Council Place 6 Ricky Brown Council Place 7 Gaye Vanzant
Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Alicia Kreh, City Attorney; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director, Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director; Sidonna Foust, Finance Director; Toni Beckett, Human Resources and Risk Management Director; Keith Fisher, City Engineer, and Cody Phillips, Police Chief.
CALL TO ORDER - Mayor Truong called the Worksession to order at 6:02 p.m. VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM – No citizen came forward. Council Member Soules introduced citizen Jim West in regard to establishing a possible ordinance amendment to
allow for food trucks to operate in the city. Planning and Community Development Director
Glenna Batchelor provided information concerning the operations of food trucks in certain situations involving community events, time constraints, health department issues and additional code enforcement. In addition, the Planning and Zoning Commission will be discussing this item later this month and have information ready for the Council. City Attorney Alicia Kreh presented a PowerPoint on Open Government regarding the Open Records Request, and a discussion was held regarding email information, text messages, record information processing and retention schedules.
The Worksession ended at 6:55 p.m. and no Executive Session was held.
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Truong called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m.
INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Prior to Council Member Brown giving the Invocation, a short moment of silence was held in respect to the passing of former longtime ZBA and Planning and Zoning Commission member James (Jimbo) White. Council Member Brown then 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.
CERT Classes begin September 9th through October 5th.
Citizens Police Academy will start August 21st for 10 weeks from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
City Employee Longtime Service Award – City Manager Keith Lane presented Glenna Batchelor with a 25 year service award. Ms. Batchelor expressed gratitude for her award and thanked her family and coworkers.
Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of July 22, 2019 and July 29, 2019. (A. Camacho)
Agreement for Award of Transportation Development Credits – Consideration and/or action to enter into an Agreement with the North Central Texas Council of Governments outlining the roles and responsibilities of each party with respect to Transportation Development Credits for the Broadway Avenue Reconstruction Project. (K. Fisher)
Construction Contract - Consideration and/or action to award a construction contract for the Street and Utility Reconstruction Improvements for Vicki Street. (K. Fisher) Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve the Consent Agenda of items #1, #2, and #3, with corrections to the Minutes of July 22, 2019. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Property Tax Rate – Tax rate discussion, consideration and/or action on a vote for setting the preliminary/proposed tax rate for the FY2020 budget and schedule public hearings. Finance Director Sidonna Foust presented a PowerPoint that included a breakdown of the tax dollar distribution, the effect of Senate Bill 2 concerning the rollback rate for 2020, property evaluation and tax rates, average household tax with neighboring cities, and budget reasons to approve the rollback rate. A discussion was held regarding tax revenues, sales tax revenues projected for 2020, and fund reserve balances. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Weast, that the preliminary property tax rate be set at $0.66576 per $100 of net taxable value, comprised of a maintenance and operations rate of $0.413727 and an interest and sinking rate of $0.252033, and that public hearings concerning the preliminary tax rate be held on August 19, 2019 and August 26, 2019. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
CCPD Budget - Conduct a public hearing on the FY2020 Proposed budget and subsequent to the public hearing approve the FY2020 CCPD budget. Finance Director Sidonna Foust presented the FY2020 Crime Control and Prevention District budget that included the projected revenues and expenditures. A discussion was held regarding the amount of fund balance at the beginning of each fiscal year and City Manager Lane explained that if a citizen vote ever terminated the CCPD sales tax, there would still be sufficient funding for only one year before it would be exhausted. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:48 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:49 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Thompson, to approve the FY2020 CCPD budget. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Employee Benefits – Consideration and/or action to award bid #B2019-061-004 for Dental Insurance; and renew Medical Insurance provided by Cigna. Human Resources Director Toni Beckett presented the bid that included DHMO and PPO rates on dental coverage and Cigna’s medical rates for employees and their spouses and family. A discussion was held regarding city contributions and increased rates. Mayor Pro Tem Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Vanzant, to award bid #B2019-061-004 for dental insurance and renew medical insurance provided by Cigna. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Replat Plat (P-007-19) - Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of
J.B. Davies, on behalf of Theron Bryan of Transwestern, for the replat of part of Lot 16, all of Lot 17, and a part of Lot 18, Block 1 and a part of Lot 15, Block 2 of the Randol Addition creating Lot 17R, Block 1, of the Randol Addition, located in the “M-1” Industrial District, containing approximately 2.45 acres of land, locally known as 5901 Eden Drive. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the agenda item that included the site map, replat request and the unanimous favorable vote from Planning and Zoning. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:59 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:59:30. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Hilliard, to approve Replat (P-007-19) at 5901 Eden Drive. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Replat Plat (P-010-19) - Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of Randy Broyles for approval of a replat creating Lot B1R-1 & B1R-2, Block 1, Browning Park Addition, located in the “C-2” Commercial District, containing approximately 6.54 acres of land, locally known as 5516 Denton Highway. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the agenda item and Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 8:02 p.m. James Almanza, of 5524 Bonner, came forward and erroneously began complaining about the neighboring business next to his house. Mayor Truong calmly corrected him and advised him to contact Police Chief Phillips in regard to his complaint. No other citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 8:09 p.m. Council Member Soule moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Replat (P-010-19) at 5516 Denton Highway. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Board/Commission Ord. Amendment – Consideration and/or action approving Ordinance No. O-2019-018-01 amending the Board/Commission ordinance – 1st Reading. City Secretary Art Camacho presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the type of background check to be used on applications, the exception to being a Haltom City resident for all boards and commissions, withdrawing of the ex-officio criteria for longtime service board members, electronic voting for all boards using the Council Chambers, and the board/commission dress codes. Council Member Hilliard moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to table this agenda item for further consideration. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
CITY STAFF REPORTS
There was no staff report given.
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
Discussion on items to be placed on future agendas. Mayor Pro Tem Thompson provided an update on the Ethics Commission Sub-Committee in regard to the scope of the Ethics Commission being established.
Resignations of Board/Commissions/Committee Members – Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members. Council Member Weast moved to accept the resignations of Steve Chapman from the Planning and Zoning and Teresa Cabano from the Library Board. The resignations were accepted unanimously.
Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. No appointment or reappointments were made.
EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS
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
Mayor Truong called for an Executive Session at 8:50 p.m.
RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION
Take any action deemed necessary as a result of the Executive Session. The Council reconvened at 9:42 p.m. No action was taken. ADJOURNMENT
Mayor Truong adjourned the meeting at 9:42 p.m.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:
Art Camacho, City Secretary An Truong, Mayor