Richland Hills City Council
Regular Meeting Agenda, Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 7:00 P.M.
City Hall, 3200 Diana Drive
The Regular Session is open to the public. If Executive Session is required, it will be held in the Council Conference Room, and is closed to the public. Please note that although the Council will generally consider the items on the agenda in the order shown below, the Council may elect to re-order items in order to accommodate the needs of the Council, city staff, presenters, or the public generally. Therefore, members of the public interested in any agenda item are encouraged to be in attendance at the start of the meeting.
||CALL TO ORDER|
||INVOCATION/PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE
||PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITIONS -- Consider recognizing and presenting awards to the following:
A) Mayor Ragan to present five-year service award to Mr. Jason Miller, Firefighter/Paramedic, Fire Department and
B) Mayor Ragan to present ten-year service award to Ms. Beverly Stapperfend, Deputy Court Clerk, Municipal Court.
||COUNCIL APPOINTED BOARDS -- Appointments and resignations.|
||HEAR PRESENTATION OF PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION – Consider hearing presentation of Ms. Martha Strain, Chairperson, Planning and Zoning Commission, regarding activities of the Commission during the past year.
||DISCUSS UTILIZATION OF OLD POLICE STATION SPACE FOR
RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY -- Consider discussing utilization of
old police station space for possible lease to the Richland Hills Model Railroad Association. At its Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Regular Meeting, Council tabled this item until the August 12, 2008 Regular Meeting.
||APPROVE A PROPOSED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT
WITH APPLICANT JUST PEACHY PARTNERS. L.P. PROVIDING
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES UPON APPLICANT
COMPLYING WITH CERTAIN CONDITIONS -- Consider approving a
proposed economic development incentive agreement with applicant Just
Peachy Partners, L.P. wherein the City would provide economic
development incentives up to a maximum of $58,735, to be paid in five
annual installments of a maximum of $11,747, provided that the applicant
complies with certain conditions for development of the property,
construction of improvements, and operational and sales tax goals as
provided in the proposed agreement.
||CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING AND APPROVE APPLICATION TO
AMEND THE ZONING CODE, CHAPTER 90 OF THE CITY CODE
REGARDING PUD LOCATED AT BOULEVARD 26 AND WILLMAN
AVENUE --Consider the following:
A) Conducting a public hearing concerning an application for a proposed amendment to the Richland Hills Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 90 of the City Code, to do the following: (1) change the
classification of certain property located at 7410 Boulevard 26, 4151 Willman Avenue and 4159 Willman Avenue, Richland Hills, the legal description of which is Block 2, Lots 7,8,9 and 10, Willman Addition of the City of Richland Hills, in Tarrant County, which
property is currently zoned as a Planned Unit Development, by amending the boundaries, regulations and uses permitted in such Planned Unit Development, and (2) to change the classification of certain property located at 7265 Vivian Lane, Richland Hills, the legal description of which is Block 2, Lot 11, Willman Addition of the City of Richland Hills, in Tarrant County, which property is currently zoned as the C-2 General Commercial zoning district, to add it to the Planned Unit Development referenced above and
B) Approve an application for a proposed amendment to the Richland Hills Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 90 of the City Code, to do the following: (1) change the classification of certain property located at 7410 Boulevard 26, 4151 Willman Avenue and 4159 Willman Avenue, Richland Hills, the legal description of which is Block 2,
which property is currently zoned as a Planned Unit Development,
by amending the boundaries, regulations and uses permitted in such Planned Unit Development, and (2) to change the classification of certain property located at 7265 Vivian Lane, Richland Hills, the legal description of which is Block 2, Lot 11, Willman Addition of the City of Richland Hills, in Tarrant County, which property is currently zoned as the C-2 General Commercial zoning district, to add it to the Planned Unit Development referenced above.
||DISCUSS FISCAL YEAR 2008-09 PROPOSED TAX RATE AND SCHEDULE PUBLIC HEARINGS -- Consider discussing Fiscal Year 2008-09 proposed tax rate and scheduling public hearings for 7:00 P. M. Tuesday, August 26, 2008 and 7:00 P. M., Tuesday, September 2, 2008.
||DISCUSS FORMALIZING TRE PARKING MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING PRESENTED BY THE T -- Consider discussing the Memorandum of Understanding presented at the Council’s Tuesday July 8, 2008 workshop by the T regarding TRE Station Parking expansion and determining whether the memorandum should be formalized in the form of an interlocal agreement with The T. This item was placed on the agenda by Council Member Marrs.|
||APPROVE RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF ACSC
PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT AND PER CAPITA FEE -- Consider
approving a resolution authorizing the execution of the Atmos Steering
Committee participation agreement and authorizing the payment of five cents per capita or $415 to fund regulatory and related activities related to Atmos Energy Corporation.
||APPROVE FIRE DEPARTMENT ASSET LIST AND AUTHORIZE SALE
OF FIRE DEPARTMENT QUINT -- Consider approving Fire Department
Asset list and authorizing the sale of the Quint fire apparatus.
||DISCUSS PAST AND FUTURE IMPACT OF AD VALOREM TAX RATE
INCREASES ON RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
-- Consider discussing past and future impact of tax rate increases on
residents and businesses in Richland Hills. This item was placed on the
agenda by Council Member Marrs.
||DISCUSS CITY’S PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT WITH THE T FOR
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES -- Consider discussing a proposal to draft
a new agreement with the T for transportation services addressing cost of
participation; bus and other non-rail transportation services; rail services
and TRE Development. This item was placed on the agenda by Council
||APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF ALTERNATE RED LIGHT
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING OFFICER -- Consider approving the
appointment of Ms. Sara Wiegand as Alternate Red Light Administrative
||APPROVE TRE SIDEWALK CONNECTION PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS AND AUTHORIZE STAFF TO SEEK BIDS -- Consider approving specifications and authorizing staff to seek competitive sealed bids regarding the construction of the TRE Sidewalk Connection Project.|
||APPROVE PARK PLACE WELL AND TANK SITE IMPROVEMENT
SPECIFICATIONS AND AUTHORIZE STAFF TO SEEK BIDS -- Consider
approving specifications and authorizing staff to seek competitive sealed
bids regarding the construction of improvements to the Park Place Well
and various tank sites throughout the City.
||APPROVE CONTRACT AWARD TO UTILITY SERVICES FOR LONDON
ELEVATED WATER TANK PAINTING -- Consider approving an award of
contract for the amount of $131,000 including Base Bid A and Alternates 1
& 2 and to Utility Services for completion of London Elevated Water Tank
Painting and Refurbishment.
||APPROVE PURCHASE OF SEWER CAMERA TRAILER VIA HGAC
CONTRACT -- Consider approving purchase of sewer camera trailer for
the amount of $81,174.27, including HGAC fee, from CUES, Inc., which is
a HGAC vendor thereby meeting state competitive bid statutes.
||REMOVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS -- Any Council Member may
remove any item from the Consent Agenda for separate discussion and
action at this time.
||CONSENT AGENDA -- A) Approval of Tuesday July 22, 2008 Regular
Meeting Minutes and July 24, 2008 Town Hall Meeting.
||REPORTS/COMMENTS – Public and Council.|
||EXECUTIVE SESSION: Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, executive session may be held under one or more of Sections 551.071, 551.073, 551.074, 551.076, 551.087, 413.183(f) and 418.106(d) & (e), either at the end of the Regular Session or at any time during the meeting on any item on the agenda if a need
rises for the City Council to seek advice from the City Attorney or otherwise convene in closed session as permitted by such sections of the
Open Meetings Act. The City Council may take action on any agenda item listed for executive session consideration upon reconvening in open
session. Please refer to agenda for the items posted. The sections
referenced above are generally described as follows:
Section 551.071: Consultation with attorney
The City Council may conduct a private consultation with its attorney when the City Council seeks the advice of its attorney concerning any item on
this agenda, about pending and contemplated litigation, or a settlement offer, or on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the City Council
under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Board of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551. This includes the following pending and/or contemplated litigation subjects:
1. Cause No. 153-20891904; Ruth E. Haynes and Viola Gelvin v. the City of Richland Hills.
Section 551.072: Deliberation regarding real property
The City Council may conduct a closed meeting to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property.
Section 551.073: Deliberation regarding prospective gift or donation
The City Council may conduct a closed meeting to deliberate a negotiated contract for a prospective gift or donation to the City.
Section 551.074: Deliberation regarding personnel matters
The City Council may deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of public officers, including the City Manager, City Secretary, City Attorney, Municipal Judge
and non-advisory city boards and commission members. A complete list of the city boards and commissions and the membership of those boards
and commissions is on file in the City Secretary’s Office.
Section 551.076: Deliberation regarding security devices
The City Council may deliberate the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation of security personnel or devices.
Section 551.087: Deliberation regarding economic development negotiations
The City Council may discuss or deliberate regarding commercial or financial information received from a business prospect that the city seeks
to have locate, stay or expand in or near the city and which the City is
conducting economic development negotiations; or to deliberate the offer
of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect as described
Section 418.183(f): Texas Disaster Act
The City Council may deliberate information: (1) for purposes of preventing, investigating, or responding to an act of terrorism or related
criminal activity and involving emergency response providers, their staffing, contact information and tactical plans; (2) that relates to the risk
or vulnerability of persons or property, including infrastructure, to an act of terrorism; (3) that relates to the assembly of an explosive weapon, the
location of a material that may be used in a chemical, biological or radioactive weapon, or unpublished information pertaining to vaccines or devices to detect biological agents or toxins; (4) that relates to details of
the encryption codes or security keys for a public communication system;(5) that relates to a terrorism-related report to an agency of the
United States; (6) that relates to technical details of particular vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure to an act of terrorism; (7) that relates
to information regarding security measures or security systems intended to protect public and private property from an act of terrorism; or (8) any
other topic subject to discussion in closed session pursuant to the Texas Disaster Act.
Section 418.106(d) & (e): Local meetings to discuss emergency management plans regarding pipeline safety
The City Council may discuss emergency management plans providing for disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in executive
session when those plans contain sensitive information relating to critical infrastructure or facilities, and the safety or security of the infrastructures
or facilities could be jeopardized by disclosure of the emergency management plan.
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