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HALTOM CITY

5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117
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January 27, 2020 City Council Minutes

Monday, Jan 27 2020
City Hall (Council Chambers) - 5024 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117
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MINUTES

HALTOM CITY

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

January 27, 2020

 

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on January 27, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present:

Mayor An Truong Council Place 2 Walter Grow

Council Place 4 Brent Weast Council Place 5 Susan Soule

Council Place 6 Ricky Brown Council Place 7 Gaye Vanzant Mayor Pro Tem Lin Thompson and Council Place 1 Marian Hilliard were 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; Cody Phillips, Police Chief; Toni Beckett, Human Resources and Risk Management Director; Hikmat Qaddoura, Budget Analyst, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

CALL TO ORDER - Mayor Truong called the Worksession to order at 6:00 p.m.

Ms. Katheryn Jacob, of Women’s Safe Haven, was unable to attend for the presentation.

VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM – No citizen came forward.

Mayor Truong closed the Worksession at 6:01 p.m. and called for an Executive Session.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

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, city charter limitations, 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

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 including George Akers Survey, Abstract 30, Tract 24D.

The Council returned to the dais at 6:50 p.m. and a short retirement video of City Manager Keith Lane was shown and both the Council, Staff, and citizens commented on his service and wished him well on his retirement. City Manager Lane expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Council, Staff and citizens.

REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Truong called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m.

INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Police Chief Cody Phillips 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.

  • Cookbook Club for Adults will be Wednesday, Jan. 29th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

  • GED Study Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

  • Annual Haltom Stampede 5k and Fun Run will be held Saturday, Feb. 8th

  • AARP Tax Preparation Assistance – Thursdays – 12-3 p.m. – registration is required

  • Social Security Seminar – Saturday, February 8th – 10-12 p.m.

  • Anti-Valentine’s Day Party for Teens – Friday, Feb. 7th – 6-8 p.m.

  • Computer Classes in both English and Spanish are at the Library

  • Central Fire Station is organizing a fundraiser for disaster relief for Puerto Rico

  • Early Voting for the Federal election begins on Feb. 18th at forthcoming locations Council Member Grow announced IT Director Paul Berwick will be retiring this Friday, January 31st.

REGULAR AGENDA

REPORTS

  1. Monthly Financial Report – Review of MFR for Nov. 30, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2019. Budget Analyst Hikmat Qaddoura presented the monthly financial reports for both November 30, 2019 and December 31, 2019. No questions were asked.

  2. 2020 Crime Statistics (1st Quarter) – Presentation of the Haltom City Police Department crime statistics for the 1st quarter of 2020. Police Chief Phillips presented the statistical data for the 1st quarter of 2020 for the Haltom City Police Department, the Animal Control Center, and the Code Enforcement Division.

    PRESENTATIONS – Longtime Employee Service Award – Police Chief Phillips presented a 25-year service award to both Police Captain Shawn Holt and Sergeant James Hailey, who both expressed their gratitude to the Council and Chief Phillips. The Council was notified that the Library will be receiving a 2019 Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award plaque for an upcoming meeting.

    CONSENT AGENDA

  3. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of January 6, 2020 and January 13, 2020.

  4. Curfew Ordinance – Consideration and/or action to approve Ordinance No. O-2020- 002-01 continuing the City’s juvenile curfew regulations. – 2nd Reading.

    Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve the Consent Agenda consisting of Agenda Items #3 and #4. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    REGULAR AGENDA

  5. Ordinance No. O-2020-001-03 – May 2020 Special Election – Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. O-2020- 001-03 calling for a Special Election in conjunction with the General Election on May 2, 2020 to submit a proposition on the question of the continuation of the sales and use tax under the provisions of the Texas Tax Code to maintain and repair municipal streets. - 1st Reading. City Secretary Art Camacho presented the ordinance and Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:40 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:40 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve Ordinance No. O-2020-001-03 for a Special Election on May 2, 2020 – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  6. Preliminary Plat (P-001-20) – Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action on the application of Grayson CeBallos creating the Preliminary Plat of Lot 1, Block 1 of the Garcia Addition located in the “SF-1” Single Family Residential District, currently referred to as Abstract 472, Tract 16A of the John W Elliston Survey, containing approximately 0.596 acres of land, locally known as 3932 McComas Rd. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the Preliminary Plat in conjunction with the Final Plat for the same lot. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:45 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:45 p.m. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve the Preliminary Plat (P-001-020). The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  7. Final Plat (P-002-20) – Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action on the application of Grayson CeBallos creating the Final Plat of Lot 1, Block 1 of the Garcia Addition located in the “SF-1” Single Family Residential District, currently referred to as Abstract 472, Tract 16A of the John W Elliston Survey, containing approximately 0.596 acres of land, locally known as 3932 McComas Rd. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the Final Plat in conjunction with the prior Preliminary Plat for the same lot. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:46 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:46 p.m. Council Member Vanzant moved, seconded by Council Member Weast, to approve the Final Plat (P-002-20). The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  8. Replat (P-003-20) – Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action on the application of David Dang for approval of a replat creating of J.W. Akers 1999 Addition, Lot 1-R, Block 1 from the J. W. Akers 1999 Addition, Lots, 1 & 2, Block 1, located in the C-3 Commercial District, containing approximately 3.1156 acres of land, locally known as 5302 East Belknap Street. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the Replat and Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:49 p.m. Planning Consultant Charles Clawson came forward and explained the property line expansion for the projected development. No other citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:51 p.m. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve the Replat (P-003-20). The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  9. Ordinance No. O-2020-003-15 (CU-001-20) – Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. O-2020-003-15 on the application of Michael Woods for a Conditional Use Permit for Commercial Amusement (indoors) in the “C-3” Commercial District, containing approximately 5,811 square feet of lease space on Lot 1RA1, Block 1 of the Fossil Creek Park Addition, with a property address being 5600 Denton Highway and a unit address being 5620 Denton Highway – 1st Reading. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the clientele and the various kinds of entertainment available. Applicant Michael Woods stated the change in age admission will be 21 years of age after 8:00 p.m. and presented a folder with the entertainment machines. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:47 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:47 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Weast, to approve Ordinance No. O-2020-003-15 (CU-001-20) on first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  10. Ordinance No. O-2020-004-15 (CU-002-20) – Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. O-2020-004-15 on the application of Kyle Lapointe for consideration of a Conditional Use Permit for manufacturing and assembling operations of commodities including large steel and outdoor storage of construction materials in the “M-2” Heavy Industrial District located on Lot G1, Block 1 of the Fortex Industrial Complex Addition and Tract 20D of the George Akers Survey, A-30, being approximately 4.894 acres north of Midway Road and east of Minnis Drive, having the approximate address of 2528 Minnis Drive. 1st Reading. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 8:01 p.m. Applicant Kyle Lapointe presented a short review of his plans for the property. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 8:03 p.m. Council Member Soule moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Ordinance No O-2020-004-15 (CU-002-20) – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  11. Resolution No. R-2020-002-11 - Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action regarding Resolution No. R-2020-002-11 requesting 46th Year Community Development Block Grant funds for a water main project, specifically the Kings Avenue and Westchester Drive water main replacement (East Belknap Street to Waldemar Street) and the addition of water main along East Belknap Street between Westchester Drive and Kings Avenue. Public Works Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize presented the Resolution, along with a PowerPoint presentation indicating the projected installation of the water lines and fire hydrants. A discussion was held regarding the funding sources and the improvements toward the fire prevention system. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 8:09 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 8:09 p.m. Council Member Soule moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Resolution No. R-2020-002-11. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  12. Award of Construction Bid RFB2019-316-001: North Oaks Pump Station Ground Storage Tanks 1 & 4 Repainting – Consideration and/or action to award Construction Bid No. RFB2019-316-001 for the North Oaks Pump Station Ground Storage Tanks 1 & 4 Repainting to N.G. Painting, L.P. City Engineer Keith Fisher presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the budgeted amount, water tank capacity and the possible addition of a painted city logo. Council Member Vanzant moved, seconded by Council Member Grow, to approve Construction Bid No. RFB2019-316-001 to N. G. Painting, L.P. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  13. Letter Agreement for Sale of Property – Consideration and/or action to approve a Letter Agreement for the conveyance of 1.89 acres held as Street Right-of-Way. City Attorney Olson presented the agenda item and explained the need and process for the conveyance of the property by the City. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve the Letter Agreement for the sale of property. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  14. Ordinance No. O-2020-005-15 – Consideration and/or action to approve Ordinance No. O-2020- 005-15, vacating 1.89 acres of Street Right-of-Way in the George Akers Survey, Abstract 30, Tract 24D. – 1st Reading. City Attorney Olson presented the ordinance and explained that vacating of the property is needed to complete the property transaction.

    Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 8:20 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 8:20 p.m. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve Ordinance No. O-2020-005-15 – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    CITY STAFF REPORTS

  15. Staff Report – (1) Night Court Update; (2) STW Update. Finance Director Foust reported that the monthly Night Court will be ending in March as there is a low attendance and it is not feasible financial-wise for the city. She also stated that STW has been bought by Open Gov Financials, but it will not affect the payroll system or utility services billing.

    FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

  16. Discussion on items to be placed on future agendas. No items were mentioned.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS/COMMITTEES

  17. Resignations of Board/Commissions/Committee Members – Consider approval of resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members. There were no resignations.

  18. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. There were no appointments or reappointments made.

    EXCUSED ABSENCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

  19. 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 Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Weast, to approve the absence of Mayor Pro Tem Thompson and Council Member Hilliard. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION – There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Truong adjourned the meeting at 8:23 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary An Truong, Mayor