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August 26, 2019 City Council Minutes

Monday, Aug 26 2019
7:00 p.m.
City Hall (Council Chambers) - 5024 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117
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MINUTES

HALTOM CITY

CITY COUNCIL

CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE

August 26, 2019

 

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on August 26, 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 skyped in from 2330 Southwest Freeway, in Houston, Texas. Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; Wayne Olson, City Attorney; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director; Sidonna Foust, Finance Director; Toni Beckett, Human Resources and Risk Management Director; Brian Jacobs, Fire Chief; Lesly Smith, Library Director, and Steve Irvin, Police Lieutenant.

WORKSESSION

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

VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM – The following citizens came forward:

  • Jack Lewis – Asked about how much revenue the new utility system has been able to save since the new meters have been installed and also requested the Stormwater Drainage Fee be removed from the utility bill.

  • Bob Watkins – Stated the Stormwater Fee was sufficient and was applied to all taxing and non-taxing entities.

Finance Director Sidonna Foust presented the Monthly Financial Report for July 2019 at this time and no discussion was held. The Worksession ended at 6:14 p.m. and Mayor Truong called for an Executive Session at 6:14 p.m. The Council returned from the Executive Session at 6:58 p.m.

REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Truong called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m.

INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Council Member Hilliard 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.

  • Flea For All Flea Market will be held Saturday, Sept. 14th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Dave Lieber, Journalist and Author, will be at the Library on Sept. 28th at 11 a.m.

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

  • Soccer Registration will be extended through August 31st.

  • Keep Haltom City Beautiful is hosting the Fall Sweep and the Trinity Trash Bash on Saturday, Sept. 28th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

PRESENTATIONS

Mayor Truong and Mayor Pro Tem Thompson presented Stacey White and her daughter Emily with a Certificate of Recognition honoring James (Jimbo) White.

City Employee Longtime Service Award – The following employees received a Longtime Service Award:

  • Library Director Smith presented Librarian Acquisition Specialist Dianne Elrod with a twenty-year service award.

  • Police Lt. Steve Irvin presented Police Officer Vickie Hardin with a twenty-year service award and also Capt. Robert Shiflett with twenty-five year service award.

  • Fire Chief Jacobs presented Lt. Ben Wood with a twenty-year service award.

  • City Manager Lane presented Fire Chief Jacobs with a twenty-year service award.

CONSENT AGENDA

  • Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of August 12, 2019 and August 19, 2019. (A. Camacho)

  • Signatories – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Resolution No. R-2019- 018-03 designating the authorized signatories for all City financial transactions. (S. Foust) Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Thompson, to approve the Consent Agenda of items #1 and #2. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    REGULAR AGENDA

  • Proposed FY2020 Budget – Conduct a public hearing and consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. O-2019-019-03 adopting the proposed FY2020 budget. 1st Reading. Finance Director Sidonna Foust presented the agenda item with several updated figures. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:30 p.m. Citizen Charlie Roberts asked about the amount of interest being paid on the debt service. Finance Director Foust will provide the interest rate data to Mr. Roberts after the meeting. Mr. Roberts also questioned the size of the vehicles being purchased for several city crews. No other citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:33 p.m. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Ordinance No. O-2019-019-03 on the first reading, with the second reading and adoption of the budget to be scheduled for September 9, 2019. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  • Proposed FY2020 Tax Rate – Conduct a public hearing (second) and consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. O-2019-020-03 adopting the FY2020 Proposed Tax Rate. 1st Reading. Finance Director Foust presented the ordinance which included an actual record of a citizen payment of different taxes for a senior citizen. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:47 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:48 p.m. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Ordinance No. O-2019-020-03 on the first reading and that the property tax rate be increased by the adoption of a tax rate of $0.66576, which is effectively a 3% increase in the tax rate and that the second reading of the ordinance will be on September 9th. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  • (P-002-19) Preliminary Plat - Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of Susie Lim for the Final Plat of Lot 1, Block 1 of the Lim Addition located in the “C-3” Commercial District, containing approximately 0.413 acres of land, locally known as 4527 East Belknap Street. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the plat and a discussion was held regarding the prior Belknap Development plan and the recapturing of property values. The presentation was also used in the final plat consideration. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:52 p.m. for both the Preliminary and Final Plat. No citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:53 p.m. Mayor Pro Tem Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Weast, to approve Preliminary Plat (P-002-19) located at 4527 East Belknap Street. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  • (P-002-19) Final Plat - Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of Susie Lim for the Final Plat of Lot 1, Block 1 of the Lim Addition located in the “C-3” Commercial District, containing approximately 0.413 acres of land, locally known as 4527 East Belknap Street. (This item was covered in the previous presentation for both discussion and the Public Hearing). Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Vanzant, to approve Final Plat (P-002-19) for the location at 4527 East Belknap Street. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  • Ordinance No. O-2019-021-15 (Z-005-19) – Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of Tommy Cunningham for a zoning change request from “C-2” Commercial to “C-3” Commercial District located on an approximately 0.6639 acre tract of land situated in the Parkdale Gardens Addition, Lot 1R, Block 16, Tarrant County, Texas and locally known as 2240 Carson Street – 1st Reading. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding opposition to the zoning change due to code violations. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:52 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:53 p.m. Mayor Pro Tem Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve Ordinance No. O-2019-021-15 (Z-005-19) located at 2240 Carson Street – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  • Ordinance No. O-2019-022-15 (CU-004-19) – Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of Tommy Cunningham for a conditional use permit to allow for a contractor’s office (w/shop and garage) located on an approximately 0.6639 acre tract of land situated in the Parkdale Gardens Addition, Lot 1R, Block 16, Tarrant County, Texas and locally known as 2240 Carson Street. – 1st Reading. Planning and Community Director Glenna Batchelor previously presented the majority of the information in regard to the zoning change. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 8:02 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 8:03 p.m. Council Member Vanzant moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve Ordinance No. O-2019-022-15 (CU-004-19) for a conditional use permit at 2240 Carson Street – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  • Audit Committee Appointments – Consideration and/or action regarding nominating and appointing members to the Audit Committee. Mayor Truong submitted the name of Brent Weast and Council Members Hilliard and Grow requested to serve, with Council Member Vanzant serving as Alternate. Council Member Soule moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Thompson, to approve the appointment of Council Members Weast, Hilliard, and Grow to the Audit Committee, with Council Member Vanzant as the Alternate. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  • Ordinance No. O-2019-023-01 – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. O-2019-023-01 amending the requirements for presentations by citizens during City Council meetings in accordance with HB 2840 – 1st Reading. City Secretary Art Camacho presented the requirements of this ordinance and an update on current Council action concerning their tabling this item at the last meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Weast, to approve Ordinance No. O- 2019-023-01 on the first reading, with the following exemptions/changes:

    • This is for agenda items that do not include a Public Hearing.

    • In Sec. 2.2 (e) (amendments), the words “per agenda” will be changed to “for agenda” and “non-agenda items” will be eliminated.

    • No media items will be accepted for presentation during the Citizens Forum.

    • In Sec. 2-2 (f), for non-agenda items, two minutes will be allowed; the words “per agenda” will be changed to “for agenda” – “allowing discretion….”

    • On the Speaker’s Request Form, a #4 will be added stating “Items posted with a Public Hearing will be addressed at that time.”

      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 updated ordinance and Mayor Pro Tem Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Weast, to approve Ordinance No. O- 2019-018-01- amending the board/commission ordinance, first reading, with the changes:

    • Sec. 2-36 (d) – Exemption on the 12 months residency requirement for members of the Animal Advisory Committee and the TIRZ Board.

    • Sec. 2-37 (a) – Eliminate “The maximum number of terms for service on a board or commission is five two-year terms.”

    • Add to Sec. 2-37 (a) – “Service boards, such as the Beautification Board, Library Board, Fire Services Board, and Parks and Recreation Board, shall have the authority to appoint, or not, advisory board members at their discretion, with the advisory board members not having the right to vote, nor counted as toward a quorum, nor have attendance requirements.

    • Sec. 2-39 – “Board meetings and procedures” – add that board members must vote by the electronic system provided in the Council Chambers.

      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. No items were mentioned.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS/COMMITTEES

  • 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. No appointment or reappointments were made. Council Member Weast stated he will be appointing someone at the next meeting for the Library Board and the Planning and Zoning Commission. Council Member Hilliard stated that the appointments for Animal Advisory Committee has been completed and Kevin Cleveland has been appointed the city staff personnel for this group.

    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

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Truong adjourned the meeting at 8:15 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

 

Art Camacho, City Secretary An Truong, Mayor