City of
HALTOM CITY

5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117
817-222-7700

Haltom City COVID-19 Response
covid 19 resources support

Check Status Of City Facilities, Services & Operations

Animal Services, City Hall, Court, Library, Parks & Recreation, Planning & Permitting, Senior Center & Utility Billing

OPERATIONAL CHANGES

July 13, 2020 City Council Minutes

Monday, Jul 13 2020
PDF version:
Download PDF File
Haltom City - City Secretary's Office

MINUTES

HALTOM CITY

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

VIDEO-CONFERENCE

July 13, 2020

 

A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on July 13, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. via videoconferencing, with the following members present:

Mayor An Truong Mayor Pro Tem Walter Grow

Council Place 1 Marian Hilliard Council Place 3 Lin Thompson

Council Place 4 Brent Weast Council Place 5 Susan Soule

Council Place 6 Ricky Brown Council Place 7 Gaye Vanzant

Staff Present: Rex Phelps, City Manager; Sidonna Foust, Assistant City Manager; Wayne Olson, City Attorney; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Cody Phillips, Police Chief; Brian Jacobs, Fire Chief; Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director; Christi Pruitt, Parks and Recreation Director; Toni Beckett, Human Resources and Risk Management Director; Chaise Hudson, Fire Battalion Chief, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director. Mark McLiney of SAMCO, Sergio Ramirez, Jimmy Hartman, Wade Wardeman, Ron Sturgeon, and Jerry Enos were each given direct access to the meeting via videoconference.

WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER - Mayor Truong called the Worksession to order at 6:00 p.m. City Secretary Camacho stated two emails had been received: (1) Danielle Jenkins – NRH resident who was involved with a conflict over the wearing of a facemask at a Haltom City business. (2) Haltom City Resident Murray Gee addressed the Council regarding his encounter with his neighbor’s dogs, which attacked him previously. There were no other emails.

Mayor Truong called for an Executive Session at 6:03 p.m.

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, legal impact of COVID-19, regulation of alcoholic beverages, dissolution of the EDC, 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.

The Council came out of Executive Session at 6:38 p.m.

REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Truong called the Regular Session to order at 6:40 p.m.

INVOCATION

Council Member Brown gave the Invocation and Mayor Truong commented on maintaining social distancing and wearing masks during this pandemic time to assist each other on staying healthy and safe.

ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS

City Secretary Camacho announced the following: the City Library has expanded its services to citizens and they are listed on the City website; citizens need to complete the 2020 Census so the information will assist in government funding; daily lunches are provided at the Christian Center of Fort Worth, with free groceries at the Leah Vanzant Community Life Center; Images of Haltom City will be held with digital entries; Refresh BISD is still open for registration and volunteers; the American Legion is serving meals to help support veterans; and the Fire Services Board will host their annual Water Drive on Saturday, July 18th.

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of June 15, 2020 and June 22, 2020. (A. Camacho)

  2. Ordinance No. O-2020-014-15 (CU-006-20) – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Ordinance No. O-2020-014-15 on the application of Ramiro Sanchez for a Conditional Use Permit for Outdoor Storage of Construction Materials in the “M-2” Heavy Industrial District, located on Lot 2, Block 3 of the L. Berry Addition, being approximately 0.253 acres on the north side of Goldie Street, locally known as 4203 Goldie Street. – 2nd Reading - (G. Batchelor) Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Grow, to approve the Consent Agenda consisting of Items #1 and #2. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

    REGULAR AGENDA

  3. Ordinance No. O-2020-023-03 - Consideration and approval of an Ordinance by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas authorizing the issuance of “City of Haltom City, Texas Combination Tax and Limited Pledge Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2020”; and other matters incident and related thereto – 1st and only Reading. Mark McLiney, of SAMCO, presented a review of the bids for the CO bonds, the funding method, and the financial sustainability of the City to maintain payment. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 6:55 p.m. No citizen came forward by calling. Mayor Truong closed the meeting at 6:55. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to adopt Ordinance No. O-2020-023-03 authorizing the issuance of City of Haltom City Certificates of Obligation Series 2020. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  4. Chest Compression System – Consideration and/or action to approve the purchase of five (5) Lucas compression systems and the recommendation that the City Manager be expressly authorized to execute any and all change orders within the amounts set by state and local law. Fire Chief Jacobs presented the agenda item which included the purpose and purchasing via grants. A discussion was held regarding training, life expectancy, usage and availability of these units, and the risk of COVID to firefighters. Council Member Vanzant moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve the purchase of five Lucas compression systems and recommend the City manager be expressly authorized to execute any and all change orders within this item. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  5. Ordinance No. O-2020-022-11 – Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action to approve Ordinance No. O-2020-022-11 adopting the Updated Water Conservation Plan and the Drought and Water Emergency Plan. 1st Reading. Public Works Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize presented the agenda item and stated there is an update about every five years and the goal of the water department is to reduce the loss of water by 6% over the next five years and also work on expressing this to the community. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:16 p.m. No citizen came forward by calling. Mayor Truong closed the meeting at 7:17 p.m. Mayor Pro Tem Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve Ordinance No. O-2020-022-11 adopting the Updated Water Conservation Plan and the Drought and Water Emergency Plan – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  6. Approval of Engineering Agreement – Consideration and/or action regarding authorizing the City Manager to execute an Engineering Services Agreement with Teague, Nall & Perkins for Haltom City’s 46th Year Community Development Block Grant Project. Public Works Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize presented the agenda item that included the CDBG site plan with estimated costs of both the City and the CDBG contribution, along with his recommendation of Teague, Nall and Perkins for the engineering services. Council Member Soule moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Grow, to authorize the City Manager to execute the Engineering Services Agreement with Teague, Nall and Perkins. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  7. Ordinance No. O-2020-019-15 (CU-007-20) – Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action on the application of Jimmy Hartman for a Conditional Use Permit for automobile and light truck repair shop in the “M-1” Industrial District located on Lot 1, Block A of the Wilbarger Commercial Complex, being approximately 4.407 acres on the south side of Lower Birdville Road, locally known as 5940, Suite B-7, Lower Birdville Road and with a Tarrant Appraisal District site address of 5920 Lower Birdville Road. – 1st Reading. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the agenda item. A discussion was held regarding auto repair being done in a building suited for warehouse storage and outside vehicle storage. Property owner Jimmy Hartman commented that he will be working on “high-end” vehicles such as Mazdas and Lamborghinis and it will consist mainly of customizing work, not wrecked vehicle repair. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:40 p.m. No citizen came forward by calling. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:41 p.m. Council Member Weast moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Grow, to approve Ordinance No. O-2020-019-15 (CU-007-20) – first reading. Mayor Pro Tem Grow and Council Members Thompson, Weast, Soule, Brown and Vanzant voted aye. Council Member Hilliard voted nay. Motion carried by a 6-1 vote.

  8. Ordinance No. O-2020-020-15 (CU-008-20) - Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action on the application of Wade Wardeman for a Conditional Use Permit for automobile and light truck repair shop and automobile paint and body shop in the “M-1” Industrial District located on Lot 1R, Block 23 of the Watauga Addition, being approximately 2.17 acres on the east side of Huddleston Street, locally known as 6120 Huddleston Street. 1st Reading. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the agenda item and property owner Wade Wardeman answered questions regarding air quality inspections, his business experience, no storage of vehicles, and final plans of paving and painting. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 7:51 p.m. No citizen came forward by calling. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 7:51 p.m. Mayor Pro Tem Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Soule, to approve Ordinance No. O-2020-020- 15 (CU-008-20) – first reading. City Attorney Olson requested clarity on hours of operation being 7:30 – 5:30 and not 8:00 to 5:00. Mayor Pro Tem Grow amended his motion, seconded by Council Member Soule, to reflect the hours of operation. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  9. Ordinance No. O-2020-021-15 (Z-001-20) - Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action on the application of Ron Sturgeon for an amendment to ordinance O-2014- 016-15 to amend the text of the “PD-C-2” Planned Development Commercial District 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 Glenna Batchelor presented the agenda item that included the history of the amendment of the Planned Development design criteria. A discussion was held with Mr. Sturgeon regarding the containers on the property, positioning of the containers, food truck inspections, fire lane accessibility, vehicle and food truck parking, and sales tax being credited to Haltom City. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 8:18 p.m. No citizen came forward by calling. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 8:18 p.m. Council Member Vanzant moved, seconded by Council Member Weast, to approve Ordinance No. O-2020-021-15 (Z-001-20) – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.

  10. (P-006-20 - Replat) - Conduct a Public Hearing and consideration and/or action on the application of Jerry Enos for the Replat of Lot 1 & S3’ and Lot 2 of the W.T. and Barbara Layton Subdivision and Lot 2 N 61’ TRI SWC and Lot 3 of the W.T. and Barbara Layton Subdivision located in the “M-1” Industrial District, creating Lot 2R, Block 1 of the Enos Addition containing approximately 0.411 acres of land, locally known as 1721 & 1723 Layton Avenue. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the agenda item which included the combining of the two properties for one property and outside vehicle storage. Mayor Truong opened the Public Hearing at 8:22 p.m. No citizen came forward by calling. Mayor Truong closed the Public Hearing at 8:23 p.m. Council Member Brown moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Grow, to approve the replat of P-006-20. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
  11. Ordinance No. O-2020-024-15 - Consideration and/or action to approve Ordinance No. O- 2020-024-15, vacating 1.32 acres of Street Right-of-Way in the George Akers Survey, Abstract 30. 1st Reading. City Attorney Olson presented the ordinance that included the conveyance of the city property to the Haltom City Economic Development Corporation for the sale to the McCrae Group. No questions were asked. Mayor Pro Tem Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve Ordinance No. O-2020-024-15 – leasing the right of way to the Economic Development Corporation - first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
  12. CITY STAFF REPORTS Staff Reports – No report was given.

  13. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Discussion on items to be placed on future agendas. No items were brought forward.

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

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

  16. 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. There were no absences.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Truong thanked the IT Dept. and adjourned the Council meeting at 8:28 p.m.