December 11, 2017 City Council Minutes
HALTOM CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY HALL
45024 BROADWAY AVENUE
December 11, 2017
A Regular Meeting by the City Council of the City of Haltom City, Texas, was held on December 11, 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 3 Lin Thompson Council Place 4 Trae Fowler
Council Place 5 Bob Watkins Council Place 6 Ricky Brown
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; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Janet Carver, Purchasing Agent, and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Averitt called the Worksession to order at 6:02 p.m. Jason Bethke, of Fathom, presented a PowerPoint presentation detailing the current status of the new utility billing program. A discussion of the possible May 2018 Bond Election was held with Trent Petty, of Petty and Associates, detailing several options for the acquiring of a municipal complex, including a “P-3” project and a combination facility. Dave Campbell, of Huitt- Zollar, presented the Council with the engineering situation at Fire Station #3 that included high land slope problems and land acquisition.
The Worksession ended at 7:05 p.m. There was no Executive Session and the Council recessed for 10 minutes.
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Averitt called the meeting to order at 7:17 p.m.
INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mayor Pro Tem Dr. An Truong gave the Invocation, and led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Flag Pledge.
ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS – City Secretary Art Camacho read the following:
The Holiday Decorating Contest will be held from Dec. 11th through 17th.
The Haltom City Calendars are now available.
The Haltom Sr. Center Christmas Party will be Friday, Dec. 15th.
The Haltom City Library will be having a Holiday Bedtime Story Time on Thursday, December 14th.
The Haltom City Chorale will be having a free concert on December 16th.
Waste Connections will be offering free Christmas recycling.
The Haltom Stampede is scheduled for February 10th.
The Carson Street Closing will be closed for 10 months to a year.
The HC Public Library lists the children, teen and adult programs on the website.
PRESENTATIONS – Fire Chief Perry Bynum presented a 20-year Employee Service Award to Firefighter Lieutenant Chris Tyrone, who thanked the citizens, Council, and Fire Department Staff.
Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the Minutes of the meetings of November 27, 2017. Council Member Thompson moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve the Minutes of November 27, 2017. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Public Works Vehicle Purchase – Consideration and/or action regarding approval of the purchase of a Sanitary Sewer Camera Vehicle through the vendor contract with the Buyboard Cooperative. Purchasing Agent Janet Carter presented the agenda item and a discussion was held regarding the vehicle and a discussion was held regarding the warranty, specific function, and funding. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Nunn, to approve the purchase of a Sanitary Sewer Camera Vehicle through the vendor contract with the Buyboard Cooperative. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Ordinance No. O-2017-030-03 – Consideration and approval of an ordinance authorizing the issuance of “City of Haltom City, Texas Combination Tax and Limited Pledge Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2018”; Providing for the payment of said certificates by the levy of an ad valorem tax upon all taxable property within the City and further securing said certificates by a lien on and pledge of the pledged revenues of the system; Providing the terms and conditions of said certificates and resolving other matters incident and relating to the issuance, payment, security, sale, and delivery of said certificates, including the approval and distribution of an official statement pertaining thereto; Authorizing the execution of a Paying Agent/Registrar Agreement and an Official Bid Form; Complying with the requirements of the Letter of Representations previously executed with the Depository Trust Company; Authorizing the execution of any necessary engagement agreements with the City’s Financial Advisors and/or Bond Counsel; And providing an effective date. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented the ordinance and Andrew Friedman, of SAMCO Capital Markets, provided additional information regarding the city’s AA- credit rating, certificate maturity, bond coupons, ten-year call option, true interest call, and draw- down fund balance reserves. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:45 p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:46 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to adopt Ordinance No. O-2017-030-03 – authorizing the issuance of City of Haltom City, Texas Certificates of Obligation, Series 2018 – first and only reading. Mayor Averitt then read “A motion by Council Member Walter Grow and seconded by Council Member Ricky Brown that the City Council adopt an ordinance authorizing the issuance of “City of Haltom City, Texas Certificates of Obligation.” The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Final Plat (P-015-17) – Conduct a public hearing and consideration and/or action regarding approval of an application of Goodwin and Marshall, Inc., on behalf of ABRES III, Ltd, for approval of a final plat creating High Pointe Addition, Phase 2 from a portion of Block 3 and 4 of Fossil Ridge Subdivision and a portion of Lot 1R, Block 4 of Lots 1R and 2R, Block 4 of Fossil Ridge Addition, located in the “PD” Planned Development for “SF-2” Single Family Residential uses, containing approximately
25.424 acres of land, locally known as 4805 Northeast Loop 820 Highway and unaddressed property. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the plat and a discussion was held regarding the number of responses to the plat application. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 7:48
p.m. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 7:49 p.m. Council Member Grow moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Truong, to approve Final Plat (P-015-17) – High Pointe Addition, Phase 2. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Ordinance No. O-2017-029-15 (CU-012-17) - Conduct a Public Hearing and consider action on an application of Don Denman of Denman Commercial for a conditional use permit for a wrecking/auto salvage yard in in the “M-1” Industrial and “M-2” Heavy Industrial District in accordance with Zoning Ordinance O-2002-032-15, and Section 42-121, on Lot 3-5 of Block 29, Lot 1-3 of Block 30, A1424 TR 2D and Lot 6R of Block 29 out of the Watauga Addition, locally known as 6001 & 6035 Huddleston Street. 1st Reading. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the ordinance and a discussion was held regarding salvage vehicles and neighbor’s approval. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 8:01. No one came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the meeting at 8:02 p.m. Council Member Fowler moved, seconded by Council Member Thompson, to approve Ordinance No. O-2017- 029-15 (CU-012-17), with recommendations received from the Planning and Zoning Commission, with the exception of changing the final condition that vehicles on site higher than seven feet be located on the fire lane to the west and to the south of the existing fire lane – first reading. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Replat (P-017-17) - Conduct a public hearing and consider action on the application of Ghalib Hussain for approval of a replat creating Lots 1R, Block A of the Browning Heights East plat from Lot 4A, Lot 2A1 & 3A, Lot 1A & 2B1 of Block 22 of Browning Heights East, located in the C-2 commercial district, containing approximately .996 acres, and locally known as 5021 & 5025 Broadway Ave. Council Member Watkins recused himself from the Council meeting in regard to business relations with the applicant. Planning and Community Development Director Glenna Batchelor presented the replat and a discussion was held regarding the upgrading of fencing material toward the north of the property and the traffic flow. Mayor Averitt opened the Public Hearing at 8:10 p.m. No citizen came forward. Mayor Averitt closed the Public Hearing at 8:11 p.m. Mayor Pro Tem Truong moved, seconded by Council Member Brown, to approve Replat (P-017-17). The vote was unanimous with Council Member Watkins recused. Motion carried. Council Member Watkins returned to the dais.
Willis O’dell inquired as to who was responsible for the lack of the city’s Christmas decorations being displayed and will meet with the City Manager after the meeting.
Resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members – Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission/Committee Members. Mayor Averitt submitted the resignation of Daniel Pearson from the P & Z Commission. The Council voted unanimously to approve the resignation.
Appointment/Reappointment to Boards/Commissions/Committees – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions/Committees. Council Member Grow appointed Steve Chapman to the CCPD and Red Light Camera Board. The appointment was approved unanimously. Mayor Averitt appointed Julie Barron to the Beautification Board. The appointments was approved unanimously. Council Member Thompson appointed Kyle Smith to the P & Z Commission. The appointment was approved unanimously.
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.
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
Discussion on items to be placed on future agendas. No item was presented.
Mayor Averitt called for an Executive Session 8:18 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, 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, 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
Amer Ozzie v. City of Haltom City
Ray Beshirs 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.
RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION
Take any action deemed necessary as a result of the Executive Session. The Council reconvened at 8:49 p.m. No action was taken.
Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 8:50 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:
Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor