April 27, 2020 City Council Agenda
- Monday, Apr 27 2020
- Work Session - 6:00 p.m. | Meeting - 7:00 p.m.
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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING
April 27, 2020 - 6:00 p.m.
The Meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the Work Session. At the conclusion of the Work Session the Council will proceed into the Regular Session.
WORK SESSION 6:00 P.M.
This Council Meeting will be conducted through videoconferencing network due to the COVID 19 health and safety regulations. Participation by Council and City Staff will occur remotely in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act or pursuant to the Action issued by the Governor of Texas on March 16, 2020. This Meeting can be viewed on the city website on the following link: hctx.gov/cc-live. Citizens may also be able to view the Meeting on Spectrum Cable Channel 190. All Council Members, EDC Members, City Staff and presenters will be in safe areas for the videoconference. No citizen will be allowed in the City Hall building because of the COVID 19 health and safety regulations. However, citizens may email their comments on the agenda items to the City Secretary to have them read prior to the discussion of the item. The email address is: and the deadline is 3:00 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2020.
CALL TO ORDER (General Comments)
Review and discuss items on the Regular Agenda of April 27, 2020
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, 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, appointment and role of board of adjustment, possible amended election date, legal impact of COVID-19, authority to ease open meetings act, and pending litigation and settlement offers for the following cases:
Flynn v. Haltom City EDC
Joe Williamson v. City of Haltom City
Nicklaus Forrest 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.
REGULAR SESSION – To Begin at the Conclusion of the Work Session CALL TO ORDER
INVOCATION – Council Member Walter Grow ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS – City Secretary Art Camacho REPORTS
Monthly Financial Report – Review of Monthly Financial Report for March 31, 2020
Quarterly Investment Report - Review for the quarter ending March 31, 2020.
*Reports to the City Council may occur during the Work Session or Regular Session as time permits.
Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of April 9, 2020 Worksession and April 13, 2020 Regular Meeting. (A. Camacho)
Ethics Commission Ordinance – Consideration and/or action to approve Ordinance No. O- 2020-010-01 for the Haltom City Ethics Commission and appointments. – 2nd Reading.
Renewal of Ad Valorem Tax Abatement Policy – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Ad Valorem Tax Abatement Policy. (S. Foust)
Social Media Policy – Consideration and/or action to approve Resolution No. R-2020-011-02 – Social Media Policy for City Employees. (T. Beckett)
Ordinance No. O-2020-012-15 – Conduct a public hearing and consideration and/or action to approve Ordinance No. O-2020-012-15 amending Ordinance No. O-2002-032-15, Section 35 “Board of Adjustment” to increase the number of alternate members – 1st Reading. (G. Batchelor).
Disaster Continuation of Functions – Consideration and/or action to approve Resolution No. R-2020-016-01 – Disaster Continuation of Functions. (R. Phelps)
Cancel/Reschedule a Regularly Scheduled Meeting – Consideration and/or action to cancel or reschedule the regularly scheduled meeting of May 25, 2020 in lieu of Memorial Day. (A. Camacho)
Continuation of Participation in Tarrant County’s Consortium of Non-entitlement Cities for the CDBG Program – Consideration and/or action to approve Resolution No. R-2020-017-01 – Continuation of participation in Tarrant County’s Consortium for funds from the Community Development Block Grant Program, Home Investment Partnership Program, and Emergency Solutions Grant Program for fiscal years 2021-2023. (G. Van Nieuwenhuize)
Standards of Care – Conduct a public hearing and consideration and/or action to approve Ordinance No. O-2020-011-10 establishing standards of care for the recreation programs for elementary school age children operated by the City. 1st Reading (C. Pruitt)
Ordinance No. O-2020-013-01 – Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action to amend Chapter 26, Emergency Management, to provide penalties for violations of the City’s Emergency Management Plan and Disaster Declarations – 1st Reading (C. Phillips)
CITY STAFF REPORTS
Staff Reports – Administrative Recognition of Citizens/Staff.
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
Discussion on items to be placed on future agendas.
Resignations of Board/Commissions/Committee Members – Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members.
Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees.
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.
See Posting on Page One (1) of Agenda. RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION
Take any action deemed necessary as a result of the Executive Session.
I, ART CAMACHO, CITY SECRETARY OF THE CITY OF HALTOM CITY, TEXAS, DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE AGENDA WAS POSTED ON THE OFFICIAL BULLETIN BOARDS IN CITY HALL ON THIS THE 24th DAY OF APRIL, 2020, AT 5:00 P.M., WHICH IS A PLACE READILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC AT ALL TIMES AND THAT SAID NOTICE WAS POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 551, TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.
ART CAMACHO, CITY SECRETARY
I CERTIFY THAT THE ATTACHED NOTICE AND AGENDA OF ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL WAS REMOVED BY ME FROM THE CITY HALL BULLETIN BOARD ON DAY OF , 2020.