September 23, 2019 City Council Minutes
- Monday, Sep 23 2019
- 7:00 p.m.
- City Hall (Council Chambers) - 5024 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117
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CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE
September 23, 2019
A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on September 23, 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 5 Susan Soule Council Place 6 Ricky Brown Council Place 7 Gaye Vanzant
Council Place 4 Brent Weast was absent.
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; Jon Stevenson, Finance Controller; Toni Beckett, Human Resources and Risk Management Director; Brian Jacobs, Fire Chief, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.
CALL TO ORDER - Mayor Truong called the Worksession to order at 6:02 p.m. VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM – No citizen came forward. Mayor Truong commented on the new process and form concerning the Visitors/Citizens Forum.
Monthly Financial Report – Review of Monthly Financial Report for August 2019. Finance Controller Jon Stevenson presented the Financial Report and no action was taken.
Mayor Truong called for an Executive Session at 6:11 p.m. The Council returned from the Executive Session at 6:30 p.m.
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Truong called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Northwood Church Pastor Scott Venable gave the Invocation and Mayor Pro Tem Thompson 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.
Dave Lieber, Journalist and Author, will be at the Library on Sept. 28th at 11 a.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.
The Rec Center is holding a Halloween candy drive until October 21st.
HC Fire Dept. is holding an Open House from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at Fire Station #1.
North Beach Street will be getting re-striped later this month and into October. Community Relations Director Julie Orebaugh presented a video regarding the “Refresh BISD” and Fran Burns addressed the Council and citizens about the “Art in the City” program.
PRESENTATION – Long Term Employee Service Awards. Fire Chief Brian Jacobs presented a 40-year Service Certificate to Fire Department employees Amy West and Ruby Leath. Public Works Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize presented a 20-year Service Certificate to Public Works employee Sheri Carter.
Consent Agenda Item #6 – Ordinance No. O-2019-025-15 (Z-009-19) was moved to the Regular Agenda.
Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of September 9, 2019.
Adoption of Voting System – Consideration and/or action to approve Resolution No. R-2019-020-01 for the adoption of the Hart InterCivic Verity System as the voting system to be used for all forms of voting in Tarrant County elections.
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 – 2nd Reading.
Ordinance No. O-2019-024-15 (Z-008-19) - 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 – 2nd Reading. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Thompson, to approve the Consent Agenda of items #2 through #5. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Ordinance No. O-2019-025-15 (Z-009-19) - 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 – 2nd Reading. Council Member Hilliard requested this item be tabled until the next meeting because she was conducting research and working on obtaining information. A discussion was held regarding restrictions being permanent on a Planned Development, regardless of the property owner. Council Member Hilliard moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Thompson, to table this item until the next Council meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Thompson and Council Members Hilliard, Soule and Vanzant voted aye. Council Members Grow and Brown voted nay. Motion carried.
P-001-19 – Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action on the application of Dilap Pranav for the Replat Plat of Lots 3-4R, Block 5, Fossil Ridge Phase III creating Lots 1-5, Block 1 of the Westpoint Place Subdivision located in the “C-2” Commercial District, containing approximately 26.48 acres of land, locally known as 3951 North East Loop 820. Planning and Community Development Director Batchelor presented the agenda item. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:29 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:30 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Thompson, to approve P-001-19. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Resolution No. R-2019-022-03 – Consideration and/or action to approve Resolution No. R-2019-022-03 - negotiated settlement between the Atmos Cities Steering Committee and Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Division regarding their 2019 Rate Review Mechanism filing. Assistant City Manager Phelps presented the resolution and a discussion was held regarding the increases of approximately $2.00 for residential and $6.18 commercial, along with replacement of gas lines, and the percent of increase over several years. Mayor Pro Tem Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Susan Soule, to approve Resolution No. R-2019-022-03 - negotiated settlement between the Atmos Cities Steering Committee and Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Division regarding their 2019 Rate Review Mechanism filing. 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. Council Member Hilliard requested a review of the GO Bonds be presented with their balances and expirations and was informed that Finance Director Sidonna Foust will be presenting this at the next meeting.
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. Council Member Brow reappointed Debbie Hardin to the ZBA. The reappointment was approved unanimously. Council Member Grow appointed Chris McDonald to the ZBA. The appointment was approved unanimously. Mayor Truong appointed Shayla Beaty to the P&Z Alternate. The appointment was approved unanimously.
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. Mayor Pro Tem Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve the absence of Council Member Brent Weast. The absence was approved unanimously.
There was no Executive Session.
Mayor Truong adjourned the meeting at 7:45 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:
Art Camacho, City Secretary An Truong, Mayor