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September 9, 2019 City Council Minutes

Monday, Sep 9 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

September 9, 2019

 

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on September 9, 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 (Reg. Session) Council Place 5 Susan Soule Council Place 6 Ricky Brown Council Place 7 Gaye Vanzant

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 – No citizen came forward.

DISCUSSION – Economic Benefits from a No-Kill Shelter - Animal Advisory Committee Member Brenda Rotramble presented a PowerPoint concerning a “No-Kill” Shelter program that included sponsoring, funding and volunteering for animals as an alternative to putting them down. A discussion was held regarding volunteer efforts, adoption programs, community involvement, and sterilization.

Mayor Truong called for an Executive Session at 6:15 p.m. The Council returned from the Executive Session at 7:00 p.m.

REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER

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

INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Council Walter Grow 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.

  • Dav Pilkey, Children’s Author, will be at the Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum on Sept. 21st.

  • Walgreen’s Flu Shots will be Wednesday, Sept. 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Senior Center will host a Craft Fair on Saturday, October 12th from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • 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.

  • NT Giving Day will be Thursday, Sept. 19th and citizens can donate to their charity.

  • North Beach Street will be getting re-striped later this month and into October.

Fire Chief Brian Jacobs extended an invitation to the citizens regarding the 9/11 Ceremony. PRESENTATION – “Senior Center Week” – Parks and Recreation Director Christi Pruitt presented Senior Center Director Bobbi Arthur with a proclamation for “Senior Center

Week”.

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of August 26, 2019. (A. Camacho)

  2. Ordinance No. O-2019-021-15 (Z-005-19) – 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 – 2nd Reading

  3. Ordinance No. O-2019-022-15 (CU-004-19) – 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. – 2nd Reading

  4. Contract Renewal – Consideration and/or action to approve the contract renewal with Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins, and Mott, L.L.P. law firm for collection services of delinquent taxes and court fines and fees. (K. Lane)

  5. Park Demolition – Consideration and/or action to approve the award of bid to Garrett Demolition for the demolition of the former NEO Optimist Baseball complex. (C. Pruitt)

  6. Investment Policy – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Resolution No. R-2019-017-03 amending the revised investment policy. (S. Foust)

    Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve the Consent Agenda of items #1 through #6. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    REGULAR AGENDA

  7. Proposed FY2020 Budget – Conduct a public hearing (second) and consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. O-2019-019-03 adopting the proposed FY2020 budget. 2nd Reading. Finance Director Sidonna Foust presented the ordinance and a discussion was held on the funding allocated in the FY2019-2020 amount toward the Senior Center renovation. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:40 p.m. Citizen Charley Roberts came forward and inquired about several budget requests by city departments, the tax rate, possible consideration by the Council for a new city hall, Fathom expenditures, and vehicle purchases. Citizen Katherine Hunter came forward and stated that after reviewing the tax rate for the budget, her property tax would only be increased by $15 per year, which she considered fine for the city budget. No other citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:50 p.m. A discussion was held concerning the “needs versus the wants” requests of the city staff. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Ordinance No O-2019-019-03, adopting the FY2020 Budget, on the 2nd reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried. City Attorney Olson notified the Council that state legislation now requires the City Council to make a separate motion to ratify the tax increase that is reflected in the budget. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to ratify the tax increase that is reflected in the budget. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  8. Proposed FY2020 Tax Rate – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. O-2019-020-03 adopting the FY2020 Proposed Tax Rate. 2nd Reading. Finance Director Foust presented the ordinance for the second reading. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve Ordinance No. O-2019-020-03 and that the property tax rate be increased by the adoption a tax rate of

    $0.66576, which is effectively a three (3) percent increase in the tax rate. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  9. Fee Schedule – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Resolution No. R- 2019-019-03 amending the fee schedule. Finance Director Foust presented the fee schedule and a discussion was held regarding City of Fort Worth fees. Mayor Pro Tem Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Resolution No. R- 2019-019-03. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  10. Ordinance No. O-2019-027-03 – Consideration and/or action to approve the continued receipt of the share of bingo prize fee funds generated by bingo – 1st Reading. Finance Director Foust presented the ordinance and a discussion was held on repealing gross receipts on bingo fees. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Thompson, to approve Ordinance No. O-2019-027-03 – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  11. Resolution No. R-2019-021-03 – Consideration and/or action to approve the continued receipt of the share of bingo prize fee funds generated by bingo. Finance Director Foust presented the resolution and Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Thompson, to approve Resolution No. R-2019-021-03 – bingo prize fee funds. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  12. 12. P-011-19 Preliminary Plat - Multiple Existing Tracts – Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action to approve the application of Clay Christy, on behalf of LGE Design Group, for a preliminary plat for Colonial Park Addition, Phase II, Lots 1-2, Block 1, being approximately 25.57 acres, locally known as 4100 Northeast Loop 820 and 5000 Anderson Boulevard, Lots 1-2, Block 2, being approximately 19.4 acres, locally known as 4300 Northeast Loop 820 and 5001 Anderson Boulevard, Lots1-2, Block 5, being approximately 17.96 acres, locally known as 4250 Northern Cross Boulevard and 4900 Anderson Boulevard and Lot 1, Block 6, being approximately, 9.92 acres, locally known as 4901 Anderson Boulevard all together combining to be approximately 72.86 acres of land situated in the Green B. Stanley Survey, Abstract No 1378, in the City of Haltom City, Tarrant County, Texas. Planning and Community Development Director Batchelor presented the application and it was noted there were no objections from the notifications sent. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 8:07 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 8:08 p.m. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Thompson, to approve P-011-19 Preliminary Plat - Multiple Existing Tracts. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  13. 13. P-014-19 Preliminary Plat – High Pointe Apartments - Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action to approve the application of Stephen Barnes for a Preliminary Plat being a tract of land situated in the J. Robinson Survey, Abstract No. 1346, the J. King Survey, Abstract No. 897, the G. Stanley Survey, Abstract No. 1378, the J. N. King Survey, Abstract No. 896, and the A. Hood Survey, Abstract No. 682, Haltom City, Tarrant County, Texas, being a portion of Tract 1 as described in deed to ABRES III, Ltd., recorded in D205108072, Official Public Records, Tarrant County, Texas (OPRTCT), being all of that 0.285 acre tract of land as described in deed to ABRES III, L.P., recorded in D216147833, OPRTCT, being a portion of Tract A, Block 1 of Fossil Springs, an addition to Haltom City, Tarrant County, Texas as recorded in Volume 388-197, Page 55, Plat Records, Tarrant County, Texas (PRTCT), being all of that 21.822 acre tract of land as described in deed to ABRES III, Ltd., recording in D218262955, OPRTCT, being a portion of Lot 1, Block 1, First Baptist Church of Fort Worth Addition, and addition to Haltom City, Tarrant County, Texas as recorded in Cabinet A, Slide 6322, PRTCT. Planning and Community Development Director Batchelor presented information concerning both the Preliminary and Final Plat. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 8:11 p.m. for both plats. No citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 8:12 p.m. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve P-014-19 Preliminary Plat – High Pointe Apartments. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  14. 14. P-015-19 Final Plat – High Pointe Apartments - Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action to approve the application of Stephen Barnes for a Final Plat and facilities agreement (development agreement) for the High Pointe Apartments, Phase 1, being 15.956 acres of land situated in the J. Robinson Survey, Abstract No. 1346, J. King Survey, Abstract No. 897, G. Stanley Survey, Abstract No. 1378, locally known as 3955 Haltom Road. Planning and Community Director Batchelor previously presented the plat information in the Preliminary Plat agenda item. Mayor Truong previously opened the Public Hearing at 8:11 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 8:12 p.m. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve P-015-19 Final Plat – High Pointe Apartments – with a facilities agreement. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried. Planning and Community Development Director Batchelor requested a “parkland dedication determination” for their credit for their final plat and indicated they would be only eligible for a 40% parkland dedication. Council Member Weast added this to his motion and it was seconded by Council Member Grow. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  15. Ordinance No. O-2019-024-15 (Z-008-19) - Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action to approve the application of David Duong for a Zoning Change request from “M-1” Industrial District to “PD-MF-2” Planned Development – Multifamily District located on a tract of land situated in the J.A. Murrell Addition being Lots 17A, 18A, 19A, 20, 21A, 22A, 23A and 24A, being approximately 1.2769 acres on the west side of Layton Avenue, locally known as 4225 Bernice Street – 1st Reading. Planning and Community Development Batchelor presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the property trees, parking area, parking entrance, and fencing. Planning Consultant James Pliska provided additional information, including planning requirements for the Belknap Revitalization, of which Mr. Duong plans to abide. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 8:35 p.m. Citizen Victor Trotter inquired as to the current parking of the local street. Mr. Pliska presented a mutual parking agreement and stated the apartments will be facing Bernice Street and different methods could be implemented to not allow parking on Layton Avenue. A lengthy discussion was held regarding methods to prevent parking on the street by apartment residents, including one-way gates and no parking enforcement.

  16. Mayor Truong called for a break at 9:05 p.m. The Council resumed at 9:15 p.m. Fire Chief Jacobs provided additional information regarding the construction of one-way gates to allow for apartment residents to have emergency access out of the facility. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 9:20 p.m. Council Member Brown moved to approve Ordinance No. O-2019-024-15 on the first reading, and to work out the parking, which may include one-way gates and knox boxes. Council Member Weast requested that if Council Member Brown would add no-parking signs on Bernice and Layton, along with a wrought-iron fence, he would second the motion. Council Member Brown stated that placing no-parking signs on Bernice would cause residents in homes to not be able to park in front of their homes, but he did agree to place parking restrictions on Layton Avenue and the wrought iron fence. Council Member Weast seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  17. Ordinance No. O-2019-025-15 (Z-009-19) - Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action to approve the application of Ron Sturgeon for an amendment to Ordinance No. O-2014-016-15 to amend the text of the “PD-C-2” Planned Development Commercial District to include automobile and light truck repair shop, banquet hall, catering and food trucks on Lot 1, Block 1 of the Family Furniture Addition, being 4.03 acres located north of Northeast Loop 820 Highway and east of Denton Highway, locally known as 5230 Denton Highway – 1st Reading. Planning and Community Development Director Batchelor presented the application and a discussion was held regarding the various use of light-truck repair, with entrance to the shop coming in from the back of the building and no work will be done outside. Property owner Mr.

  18. Sturgeon addressed the Council and stated he had spent over two million dollars in renovation of the building and maintained a specific criteria for all potential customers. A discussion was held regarding food truck catering for the banquet hall use, the reduction of catering expense, the lack of a food truck ordinance in Haltom City, and situating the food trucks only in a planned development zoning. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 9:40 p.m. and the following individuals came forward:

    1. Joseph Springfield – (twice) – stated that Mr. Sturgeon is presenting an item that has a broad scope in regard to what uses the application could be used.

    2. Bob Watkins – stated he had no problem with the light truck repair business, or the food trucks because Mr. Sturgeon would not choose anything to harm his business. No other citizens came forward. Mr. Sturgeon approached the Council again and stated he couldn’t have an event center in his building without the food trucks. Assistant City Manager Phelps stated that the park will be renovated for events that would be able to initially involve food trucks and could be used as a starting point for them to be placed in the city at certain events. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 9:55 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to approve Ordinance No. O-2019-025-15 (Z-009-19) – PD rezone - for a planned development

      amendment on first reading. Council Members Hilliard, Grow, Weast, Soule, Brown and Vanzant voted aye. Mayor Pro Tem Thompson voted nay. Motion carried.

  1. 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 – 2nd Reading. City Secretary Art Camacho presented the ordinance and mentioned the changes were made from the last presentation. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve Ordinance No. O-2019-023-01, (with changes) on its second reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  2. Board/Commission Ord. Amendment – Consideration and/or action approving Ordinance No. O-2019-018-01 amending the Board/Commission ordinance – 2nd Reading. City Secretary Art Camacho presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the non-use of the electronic voting equipment during meetings that are held in the Council Chambers by other boards and commissions besides the City Council because of programing and IT staff personnel. Mayor Pro Tem Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve Ordinance No. O-2019-018-01 amending the Board/Commission ordinance, second reading, with deletion of Section 2-39 (d) “All such board and commission members must vote using the electronic system provided in the Council Chambers.” The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    CITY STAFF REPORTS

  3. There was no staff report given.

    FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

  4. Discussion on items to be placed on future agendas. Council Member Brown requested a Workshop be scheduled with the Public Works Department to discuss ADA regulations, sidewalk policies, city code wording, architectural barriers act, and other developments. Council Member Hilliard requested a presentation on each current city bond, which would include purchase, purpose, balance, and projects completed.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS/COMMITTEES

  5. Resignations of Board/Commissions/Committee Members – Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members. Council Member Grow submitted the resignation of Susan Ora from the ZBA for approval. The vote unanimously approved the resignation. Mayor Truong submitted the resignation of Lillian Furrie of the P & Z. The vote unanimously approved the resignation.

  6. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. Council Member Weast stated he will be appointing someone soon for Library Board Place 4 and appointed Kyle Hantz to the Planning and Zoning Commission Place 4. The appointment was approved unanimously.

    EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

  7. 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 10:10 p.m. The Council was called back to action at 10:11 for the following: Appointment of Veterans Memorial members. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to approve the appointment of Jeannine Nunn and Bob Watkins to the Veterans Memorial and Council Member Grow as the Council liaison. The appointments were approved unanimously. Mayor Truong adjourned the meeting at 10:13 p.m.

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

 

Art Camacho, City Secretary An Truong, Mayor