July 24, 2017 City Council Minutes
HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL, 5024 BROADWAY AVENUE
July 24, 2017
A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on July 24, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present:
Mayor David Averitt Mayor Pro Tem Dr. An Truong
Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 2 Walter Grow
Council Place 4 Trae Fowler Council Place 5 – Bob Watkins Council Place 6 – Ricky Brown
Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Wayne Olson, City Attorney; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Glenna Batchelor, Interim Planning and Community Development Director; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Julie Orebaugh, Community Projects Coordinator; Cody Phillips, Police Chief, Derek Wood, Fire Lieutenant, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:02 p.m. Council Member Walter Grow opened the discussion regarding the EDC property at 6101 Midway Road and voiced concern toward a purchase offer by Tim Sansone, of Organic Recycling. A lengthy discussion was held concerning the original property acquisition, property appraisal, prior action taken by the EDC on former purchase attempts, email responses, and the use of Executive Sessions to determine Council or EDC action. There was no Executive Session. Mayor Averitt ended the Worksession at 6:50 p.m.
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.
INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mayor Averitt gave the Invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Flag Pledge.
City Secretary Art Camacho read the following announcements:
Public Library - Story Time, Super Science Saturdays, Bi-lingual Story Time, Family Movie Night, Summer Reading Program activities, Sing-a-long Afternoons and Coloring and Cookies for Grown Ups activities and their dates and times are found on the Library’s website.
“Ladies Night Out” will be held Saturday, August 12 from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Ticket price is $45.
The date for the 2017 Haltom City “Back to School” Health Fair is Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The first 1,000 Haltom City elementary and middle school students will receive a free backpack and school supply kit. Sponsorships are available.
Soccer registration has begun for boys and girls ages 3 to 10. You can register in person at the Rec Center or online.
Haltom City Pee-Wee Football and Cheerleading sign-ups begin Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Haltom City Northeast Center and will be there on Saturdays in August.
The Birdville Museum is open by appointment only this summer. Please call 817-547-
5498 to schedule.
Terry Waters, retired HCFD Fire Lieutenant, is hosting a blood drive with Carter Blood Care on Wednesday, August 10th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Haltom City Northeast Center.
The railroad crossing on Haltom Road – between Glenview Drive and Stanley-Keller Road – is being double-tracked. Traffic conditions for motorists will change through mid- August. The traffic pattern is provided on the city’s website.
Veterans Memorial – Public Works Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize presented an update on the Veterans Memorial which included site grading, foundation work, lighting, pedestal and wall construction and substantial completion by October 31st.
“World Changers Project” – Community Projects Coordinator Julie Orebaugh and Fire Lieutenant Derek Wood presented a PowerPoint showing the work that the youth group had completed on the home of Wally and Debra Smith, of 5016 Caroledean Ct. and Mark Haveman, of North Park Baptist, also commented on their efforts.
“Haltom City Fine Art Scholarship Winners” – Community Projects Coordinator Julie Orebaugh presented recognition to students Natalie Nounennady, Gavin Ricks and Kasey Romero for their scholarly accomplishments and pursuit of higher education.
Monthly Financial Report for June 2017 – Review of the monthly Financial Report for the month ending June 30, 2017. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the monthly financial report and a discussion was held regarding grant reimbursements.
Quarterly Investment Report for 2017 – Review of the June 2017 Quarterly Investment Report. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the quarterly report which indicated a higher rate of interest and an increase in market value and GDP.
2017 Crime Statistics (2nd Quarter) – Presentation of Haltom City Police Department crime statistics for the second quarter of 2017. Police Chief Cody Phillips presented the data which highlighted the total calls for service, increases of building and home burglaries and vehicle theft, and also a compressed spreadsheet of service activity.
Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meeting of July 10, 2017. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Watkins, to approve the Minutes of July 10, 2017. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Ordinance No. O-2017-016-15 (CU 008-17) – Consideration and/or action on the application of Ernest Hedgcoth on behalf of Maldonado Gerardo to amend an existing Conditional Use Permit for auto dealer use by the addition of auto paint & body use in the “M-1” Industrial District located on Tracts 1F & 1J of the John Akers Survey, Abstract 24, being approximately 1.86 acres north of Catalpa Street and northwest of Airport Freeway frontage road, having the approximate address of 5213 Airport Freeway. 2nd Reading. Interim Planning and Community Director Glenna Batchelor
presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding the stipulations mentioned at the last ordinance presentation. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017-016-15 (CU 008-17), based on prior stipulations – second reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Property Enhancement Incentives Grant – Consideration and/or action for approval of a Property Enhancement Incentives Grant to New RJ Ventures LLC for property located at 4215 East Belknap Street. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor stated the applicant was not available and the agenda item will be moved to the August 14, 2017 agenda.
Property Enhancement Incentives Grant – Consideration and/or action for approval of a Property Enhancement Incentives Grant to Chaz Buchanan Ventures, LLC for property located at 5601 East Belknap Street. Interim Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the grant request that included a
$10,000 façade enhancement and parking enlargement. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Watkins, to approve the property enhancement incentives grant in the amount of $10,000. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Special Joint Election – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of Resolution No. R-2017-021-01 calling for a Special Election on November 7, 2017 to fill the unexpired term of City Council Place 3 and holding a Joint Election with Tarrant County. City Secretary Art Camacho presented the resolution and Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Fowler, to approve Resolution No. R-2017-021- 01 for a Special Election for Council Place 3. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
No citizen came forward.
Resignations of Board Members – Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission Members. There were no resignations.
Appointment/Reappointment to Boards and Commissions – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions. The following appointments were made:
Council Member Fowler requested approval of Gary Blocker to the EDC as the 3rd citizen selection. The appointment was approved unanimously.
Mayor Pro Tem Truong appointed Ollie Anderson to Place 7 on the ZBA. The appointment was approved unanimously.
Council Member Grow appointed Marian Hilliard to the P & Z and Toni Holmes to the Beautification Board. The appointments were approved unanimously.
Mayor Averitt appointed Lillian Furrie to the Alternate P & Z position. The appointment was approved unanimously.
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.
Mayor Averitt called for an Executive Session at 8:08 p.m. to discuss the following:
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 which 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, project schedule/construction contract with Tiseo Paving, dissolution/restructuring of the Haltom City Economic Development Corporation, and pending litigation and settlement offers for the following cases:
Flynn v. Haltom City EDC
James H. Watson v. City of Haltom City
Section 551.072 – Deliberations about Real Property
Deliberation regarding the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property owned or leased by the City.
Section 551.074 - Personnel
Deliberation regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee:
City Secretary Salary Reduction Agreement
RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION
Take any action deemed necessary as a result of the Executive Session, including approval of settlement agreement with Tiseo Paving. The Council reconvened at 8:40
p.m. Council Member Trae Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Ricky Brown, to approve for the City Manager and City Attorney to move forward in the settlement agreement with Tiseo Paving as discussed in Executive Session. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 8:42 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:
Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor