March 21, 2019 EDC Minutes
- Thursday, March 21 2019
- 6:00 p.m.
- City Hall (Pre-Council Room) - 5024 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117
- Information: 817-222-7773
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
HALTOM CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
A Regular Meeting was held by the Board of Directors of the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the City Hall Pre-Council Chambers with the following members present: President Ricky Brown; Vice President Gary Blocker; Board Members Bob Watkins, Daren Hudson, Walter Grow, Don Jury and Troy Dunn. Staff Members present: EDC Executive Director Keith Lane, Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps, City Secretary Art Camacho, City Attorney Wayne Olson, Customer Service Director Sidonna Foust, Assistant Director of Finance/Controller Jon Stevenson, and Public Works Director Greg Van Nieuwenhuize. Trent Petty, of Petty and Associates, and Council Member Linda Thompson were also present during the meeting and Executive Session.
CALL TO ORDER
President Brown called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Pre-Council Room.
EDC Minutes – Consideration and/or action to approve the Minutes of the March 7, 2019 Special Meeting. Board Member Dunn moved, seconded by Board Member Grow to approve the Minutes of the March 7, 2019 special meeting. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Finance Report – Discussion of the monthly Finance Report. Jon Stevenson, Assistant Director of Finance/Controller, presented the monthly finance report, which included the fund balance being corrected by the auditors. No questions were asked and no action taken.
Economic Development Assistance Grant - Conduct a public hearing and consider action on awarding an Economic Development Assistance Grant to Purple Dog Holdings, LLC (d.b.a. Yesterday's Express Car Wash) for property located at 5410 North Beach. The property owner did not show and this item was taken off the agenda for consideration.
The EDC left the Pre-Council Room and proceeded to the Council Chambers dais for the next two agenda items for presentation purposes at 6:04 p.m.
Land Use Agreement – Consideration and/or action regarding a land use agreement with the BISD to accommodate parking for a new elementary school. Katie Bowman, of the BISD, presented a PowerPoint with reference to EDC properties situated for a projected parking lot and bridge deployment of students across Fossil Creek toward a new school in Richland Hills. A discussion was held regarding the bridge design, safety requirements, traffic flow, land use agreement instead of a land purchase, possible road damage, and school pickup procedures.
Board Member Watkins recused himself from the EDC dais as caution regarding business relations.
EDC Development and Land Property Sale – Consideration and/or action regarding development plans and sale of EDC land located at 4101 Old Denton Road. Assistant City Manager Rex Phelps introduced Zach Penn, of Northern Realty Group, who reviewed the Makens Group proposal for specific EDC properties and then stated another proposal for the same property had been submitted. James Pliska, of Pliska Consulting, stated how he was made aware of the property by Nancy Watkins and then contacted truck repair owner Waylon Wolfe Jr. Mr. Wolfe addressed the EDC board and provided his business history and current need for a property purchase for an expansion of his truck repair shop. A question was asked regarding his business retail sales tax on equipment for repairs.
President Brown called for an Executive Session at 6:32 p.m. under the following:
Section 551.071 – Consultation with the EDC Attorney. The Economic Development Corporation reserves the right to adjourn into Executive Session at any time during the course of this meeting to seek legal advice from the EDC Attorney about any matters listed on the agenda, dissolution/restructuring of the Haltom City Economic Development Corporation, Chapter 380 development agreement with Haltom Hospitality, LLC, and litigation, settlement offers and/or claims including Flynn v. Haltom City.
Section 551.072 – Real Property. Deliberation regarding the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property owned by the Economic Development Corporation, including land located at 4101 Denton Road.
Board Member Watkins recused himself during the Executive Session discussion of the 4101 Old Denton Road property.
RECONVENE INTO REGULAR SESSION
The EDC Board went back into Regular Session at 8:22 p.m. regarding the following:
Consideration and/or action to enter into a land use agreement with Birdville Independent School District (BISD) to accommodate parking lot for a new elementary school. Board Member Jury moved, seconded by Board Member Watkins, for the EDC to convey the (EDC) properties to the City of Haltom City with a proviso that the City negotiate a fair market value for the EDC property. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Board Member Watkins recused himself from the dais at this point.
Consideration and/or action regarding the sale of land located at 4101 Old Denton Road. Board Member Grow moved, seconded by Board Member Blocker, to negotiate an agreement for the sale of the property to Mr. Waylon Wolfe and company. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
Board Member Watkins returned to the dais at this point.
Board Member Grow moved, seconded by Board Member Jury, to have Northern Realty Group market the property listed at 5100 Haltom Road, approximately 16.17 acres, that is currently owned by the Haltom EDC, and Springlake Addition Lots 3A and 4A. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried
President Brown called for an Executive Session at 8:25 p.m. The Board reconvened into Regular Session in the Pre-Council Room at 8:49 p.m. Board Member Jury moved, seconded by Board Member Watkins, to have the City Staff work with Northern Realty on the basis of the values (property) that have been put forth in their memorandum. The vote was unanimous. Motion carried.
President Brown adjourned the meeting at 8:50 p.m. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:
Art Camacho, City Secretary Ricky Brown, President
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