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July 24, 2017 City Council Minutes

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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.

WORKSESSION

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.

REGULAR MEETING

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS

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.

Community Projects

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.

Public Works

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.

PRESENTATION

“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.

REPORTS

  1. 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.

  2. Quarterly Investment Report for 2017Review 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.

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  3. 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.

    REGULAR AGENDA

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

    VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM

    No citizen came forward.

    BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

  9. Resignations of Board Members – Consider approval of the resignations of Board/Commission Members. There were no resignations.

  10. Appointment/Reappointment to Boards and Commissions – Consider approval regarding appointments to Boards/Commissions. The following appointments were made:

    1. Council Member Fowler requested approval of Gary Blocker to the EDC as the 3rd citizen selection. The appointment was approved unanimously.

    2. Mayor Pro Tem Truong appointed Ollie Anderson to Place 7 on the ZBA. The appointment was approved unanimously.

    3. Council Member Grow appointed Marian Hilliard to the P & Z and Toni Holmes to the Beautification Board. The appointments were approved unanimously.

    4. Mayor Averitt appointed Lillian Furrie to the Alternate P & Z position. The appointment was approved unanimously.

  11. Attendance RequirementsConsideration 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

    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

  12. 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.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt adjourned the meeting at 8:42 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

 

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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July 5, 2018 City Council/EDC Minutes

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JOINT MEETING OF THE HALTOM CITY COUNCIL & THE HALTOM CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

HALTOM NORTHEAST CENTER - 3201 FRIENDLY LANE

July 5, 2018

A Joint Meeting of the City Council of Haltom City and the Haltom City Economic Development Corporation was held on July 5, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Northeast Center, 3201 Friendly Lane, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present, to-wit:

Mayor David Averitt Mayor Pro-Tem Dr. An Truong Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn Council Place 2 Walter Grow (EDC) Council Place 3 Lin Thompson Council Place 4 Brent Weast Council Place 5 Bob Watkins (EDC) Council Place 6 Ricky Brown (EDC)

EDC members present were Gary Blocker, and Daren Hudson. EDC members Don Jury and Wesley Hart were absent.

Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; James Donovan, City Attorney; Art Camacho, City Secretary; and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director. Trent Petty, of Petty and Associates, was also present.

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor David Averitt called the Council and EDC President Brown called the EDC joint meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and addressed each member by name.

  1. Haltom Hospitality 380 Development Agreement – Consideration and/or action regarding the Haltom Hospitality 380 Development Agreement. Mayor Averitt recused himself from the meeting during this agenda item. Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps stated that Al Karmali was not able to be present because of Ms. Karmali’s Naturalization of Citizenship Ceremony this same evening. Mr. Phelps also stated he had received an email from Mr. Karmali requesting a six (6) month extension across the board on all deadlines. He then presented this agenda item which included the following:

    1. Prior actions by Mr. Karmali, including a 60-day extension for construction work.

    2. Specifics on the hotel/restaurant according to the 380 Development Agreement, which included the project beginning date and completion date.

    3. Problems involving Mr. Karmali regarding property title issues.

    4. A switch of bank funding from Happy State Bank to Prosperity Bank for better financing by Mr. Karmali.

    5. Problem with the buried Atmos Gas Line for the parking lot area on the site plan.

    6. Projected date for the Hoffbrau Restaurant to move in by May/June of 2019.

      A discussion was held concerning the Council’s and the EDC’s intent on securing the Hoffbrau restaurant business in Haltom City and possibly acquiring another hotel source for the placement of the restaurant at the same location, designating a new performance bond agreement, and meeting the construction deadlines that favor both the new hotel and the Hoffbrau restaurant.

      Council/EDC Member Watkins moved, seconded by Council/EDC Member Grow, to deny the six (6) month extension for Mr. Karmali. The vote was unanimous from both groups and the motion was carried. Council/EDC Member Grow moved, seconded by Council/EDC Member Watkins, to have the City Attorney reclaim the property at Old Denton Road and NE Loop 820; dissolve the Haltom City Hospitality 380 Agreement with Mr. Karmali; and direct the City Staff to work with the economic consultant to market the property where the 380 Agreement is currently located to look for an alternative developer to partner and develop the restaurant pad for Hoffbrau. The vote was unanimous from both groups and the motion was carried. Both the Council and EDC members expressed appreciation for the Hoffbrau restaurant and their desire to keep the business in Haltom City.

      Mayor Averitt returned to the meeting after recusing himself.

  2. EDC Property – Discussion of the appraisal of EDC properties and proposed development offers. Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps presented several offers regarding the following EDC properties:

    1. Midway 34.7 acres, zoned as M-2 Industrial - $1,666,000 value.

      1. Stream Realty Partners – Class A Industrial Park.

    2. Springlake – 42.06 acres – zoned as M1 Industrial

      $3,660,000 if Industrial - $2,930,000 if residential

      1. Alpha-Barnes - $2,500,000 (no incentives) – (7/19/18 meeting)

      2. Happy Baggett – (7/19/18 meeting)

      3. Our Country Homes – (7/19/18 meeting)

      4. Makens Group - ?

Trent Petty commented on establishing a criteria of a combination of housing and retail, with an allowance for city facilities, and sharing the appraised value with the developer.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Averitt and President Brown adjourned the Council/EDC joint meeting at 7:15 p.m.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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June 28, 2018 City Council Minutes

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HALTOM CITY COUNCIL/STAFF BUDGET MEETING

HALTOM PUBLIC LIBRARY - 4809 HALTOM ROAD

JUNE 28, 2018

A Budget Meeting with the City Council and City Staff was held by the City of Haltom City, Texas, on June 28, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Haltom City Public Library, 4809 Haltom Road, Haltom City, Texas, with the following members present, to-wit:

Mayor Pro-Tem Dr. An Truong Council Place 1 Jeannine Nunn

Council Place 2 Walter Grow Council Place 3 Linda Thompson

Council Place 4 Brent Weast Council Place 5 Bob Watkins Council Place 6 Ricky Brown

Mayor David Averitt was absent.

Staff Present: Keith Lane, City Manager; Rex Phelps, Assistant City Manager; Art Camacho, City Secretary; Jennifer Fung, Finance Director; Perry Bynum, Fire Chief; Cody Phillips, Police Chief; Lesly Smith, Library Director; Toni Beckett, Human Resources and Risk Management Director; Sidonna Foust, Customer Service Director; Paul Berwick, IT Director; Glenna Batchelor, Planning and Community Development Director; and Greg Van Nieuwenhuize, Public Works Director.

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Pro Tem Truong called the Budget Meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

  1. Discussion on Upcoming Budgetary Issues and Priorities for FY 2018-19:

    City Manager Keith Lane presented a PowerPoint presentation which showed the following:

    1. Property Tax Rate Comparisons for FY2016/2017 and FY2017/2018

    2. Effective Tax Rate definition

    3. Sources for determining the Proposed Budget – Vision Statement, Mission Statement, Council’s Fiscal Policy

    4. Council’s Long Term Strategic Goals – Workforce, community services, growing transportation needs, municipal facilities, 820 Corridor, collective future vision

    5. Decision Packages

    6. Transportation Services Options – NETS/Mid-Cities TRE

A discussion was held regarding the property tax rates, municipal facilities, and transportation services costs. Finance Director Jennifer Fung presented funding sources data which included the General Fund, Water and Sewer Fund, Capital Projects and Bond Issuance, and Proposed Rate Changes. A discussion was held concerning the water and sewer rate increases and rate changes within different departments. A joint meeting with the Council and EDC is scheduled, along with a future budget workshop.

Mayor Pro Tem Truong closed the meeting at 6:40 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:

Art Camacho, City Secretary David Averitt, Mayor

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