November 11, 2019 City Council Minutes
- Monday, Nov 11 2019
- City Hall (Council Chambers) - 5024 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117
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CITY COUNCIL MEETING
November 11, 2019
A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on November 11, 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 Member Place 2 Walter Grow 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; Sidonna Foust, Finance Director; Lesly Smith, Library Director; Erica Gill, Librarian, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.
CALL TO ORDER - Mayor Truong called the Worksession to order at 6:01 p.m.
VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM – The following citizens came forward:
Bob Watkins – Commented on the Veterans Day program and requested the Visitor/Citizen Forum be moved to a later place in the meeting. No other citizen came forward.
Discussion – Utility Service Partners – Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps introduced Emilie Zalfini, of Utility Service Partners, Inc., who presented a PowerPoint that included a warranty program for utility service lines for residential customers and a marketing approach for municipalities.
Broadway Grant Proposal – Parks and Recreation Director Christi Pruitt presented a PowerPoint that showed the needed repairs on Broadway Park equipment and discussed the process of putting together a grant proposal to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The Worksession ended at 6:30 p.m. Mayor Truong called for an Executive Session at 6:30 p.m.
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 and about FATHOM water utility billing agreement, 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 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, agenda placement of the Visitor/Citizens forum, and pending litigation and settlement offers for the following cases:
Flynn v. Haltom City EDC
James H. Watson 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
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 and property on the George Akers Survey, Abstract 30, Tract 24D.
Section 551.074 – Personnel
Deliberation regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, or duties of the City Manager.
The Executive Session ended at 6:55 p.m.
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Truong called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m.
INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Council Member Ricky Brown 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.
The Senior Center is having a Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 15th
Parks and Recreation has registration for youth basketball until Nov. 30th.
The Haltom Road Park is nearing completion of the new playground equipment.
The Veterans Memorial Brick Fundraiser will continue until Nov. 15th.
Haltom Strong is hosting the Blue Tasiwoo Native American Bluebonnet Spreading.
Christmas on Broadway will be held Saturday, December 7th from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Keep Haltom City Beautiful is hosting the Neighborhood Decorating Contest.
Parks and Recreation Awards – Parks and Recreation Director Christi Pruitt presented an award to Ellis Connor and to the Veterans Memorial Committee and construction crew.
Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of October 28, 2019. Council Member Hilliard moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve the Minutes of October 28, 2019. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
TAD Resolution – (Tabled from the last meeting) Consideration and/or action to approve Resolution No. R-2019-026-01 approving a change in the procedure for voting for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors for the Tarrant Appraisal District. Council Member Hilliard moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Thompson, to approve Resolution No. R-2019-026-01 approving a change in the procedure for voting for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors for the Tarrant Appraisal District. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Cancel/Reschedule a Regularly Scheduled Council Meeting – Consideration and/or action to cancel or reschedule the regularly scheduled meeting of December 23, 2019, in lieu of Christmas Eve. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to cancel the regularly scheduled meeting of December 23, 2019. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Resolution No. R-2019-028-10 – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of land conveyance, 3133 Friendly Lane, from Friendly Lane Baptist Church for the City to construct a parking lot for use at the adjacent park property. Parks and Recreation Director Christi Pruitt presented the resolution and a discussion was held regarding the handicap parking. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Hilliard, to approve Resolution No. R-2019-028-10. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Fee Schedule Amendment – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Resolution No. R-2019-027-03, amending the fee schedule. Finance Director Sidonna Foust presented the resolution and Library Director Lesly Smith and Librarian Erica Gill provided the mobile wifi units, which rental will be added to the schedule fees. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Thompson, to approve Resolution No. R-2019-027-03 amending the fee schedule. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Replat – Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of Spry Surveyors for the Replat of Lots 14R, 15R-1, 15R-2, 16R and 17R, Block 4 of the west remaining 71’ of Lot 13 and Lot 14, all of Lot 15, Lot 16, and Lot 17, Block 4 of the Golden Gardens Subdivision, containing approximately 3.336 acres of land, locally known as 5909, 5913, 5921, 5925, 5929 and 5933 Midway Road. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the replat and a question was asked if there was any opposition, in which case there was, but it was handled by the Planning Department. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:39 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:40 p.m. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Vanzant, to approve the replat for properties at 5909, 5913, 5921, 5925, 5929 and 5933 Midway Road. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Preliminary Plat – Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of John Pitstick, on behalf of Beaten Path, LLC. for the preliminary plat of 412 Lots, Blocks A-Z and AA of the Heritage Village Subdivision, containing approximately 42.05 acres of land, locally known as 5100 Springlake Parkway. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the preliminary plat and a question was asked regarding any opposition. There was no opposition and more information will be forthcoming as the final plat is produced. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:44 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:45 p.m. Mayor Pro Tem Thompson moved, seconded by Council Member Vanzant, to approve the application on behalf of Beaten Path, LLC. for the preliminary plat of 412 Lots, Blocks A-Z and AA of the Heritage Village Subdivision, containing approximately 42.05 acres of land, locally known as 5100 Springlake Parkway. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
CITY STAFF REPORTS
No report was given.
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
Discussion on items to be placed on future agendas. A Workshop regarding the Code Enforcement Ordinances and the Local Pavement Management will be forthcoming.
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. There were no appointments or reappointments.
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. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve the absence of Council Member Walter Grow. The absence was approved unanimously.
The Council went into Executive Session at 7:47 p.m.
RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION
Take any action deemed necessary as a result of the Executive Session, including authorizing the City Manager to engage consultants and operators deemed necessary to continue safe and orderly water meter reading and billing operations for the City’s water and sewer system. The Council reconvened at 8:32 p.m. No action was taken.
Mayor Truong adjourned the meeting at 8:33 p.m.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:
Art Camacho, City Secretary An Truong, Mayor