Richland Hills City Council
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|
||REPORTS/COMMENTS -- Public.
||PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITIONS -- Consider recognizing and
presenting awards to the following: A) Mayor Pro Tem Davis to proclaim
the month of March 2011 as “American Red Cross Month” and call upon all citizens to prepare their families for emergencies, and to give your time and financial support to this worth organization’s mission to prevent and relieve suffering and to save lives.
||COUNCIL APPOINTED BOARDS -- Appointments and resignations.|
||CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING AND CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO THE
CITY CODE REGARDING CHAPTERS 34, 82 AND 90 -- Consider
conducting a public hear to discuss and consider the following regulations
and amendments to the City Code: (1) amending Article VII of Chapter 34
of the Code of Ordinances to amend existing regulations to expand or
amend the regulations against parking on unapproved surfaces, including
to extend such regulations to commercial, over-size and recreational
vehicles; (2) amending Articles V and VI of Chapter 82 of the Code to
amend regulations to set maximum weight restrictions on vehicles parked
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or driving over various streets of the City; and (3) amending various
provisions of 90, Zoning, of the Code of Ordinances to establish
regulations for parking and/or storing commercial, over-size and
recreational vehicles in all zoning districts.
Memo to the Mayor and City Council Members from Denice Thomas, Director of Planning and Community Development.|
Ordinance as prepared by the City Attorney|
||CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON WHETHER TO AMEND THE
ORDER DECLARING THE STRUCTURE LOCATED AT 3828 RUTH
ROAD TO MODIFY THE DEADLINES PREVIOUSLY ESTABLISHED BY
THE CITY COUNCIL FOR DEMOLITION OR REPAIR AND CONSIDER
TAKING SUCH ACTION -- Conduct a public hearing on amending the
order declaring the structure located at 3828 Ruth Road to modify the
deadlines previously established by the City Council for demolition or
repair and establish a deadline by which the owner must apply for either a
demolition or repair permit, and consider and discuss taking action as
stated. This item was placed on the agenda by Council Member Marrs.
||RECEIVE THE REPORT OF THE CITY ATTORNEY REGARDING THE
COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES OWED WITHIN
THE CITY, PARTICULARLY VACANT PROPERTIES, AND CONSIDER
AND DISCUSS COLLECITON OPTIONS -- Receive the report of the City
Attorney regarding collection of delinquent property taxes owed within the
City, and consider and discuss collection options, particularly regarding
||CONSIDER AND DISCUSS DIRECTING THE PLANNING AND ZONING
COMMISSION TO REVIEW THE GAS WELL DRILLING REGULATIONS
CONTAINED IN ARTICLE IX, DIVISION 12 OF CHAPTER 90 OF THE
CITY CODE, THE CITY’S ZONING ORDINANCE, AND TO CONSIDER
ADDING REGULATIONS REGARDING MATERIALS USED IN THE
DRILLING AND FRACTURING PROCESSES -- Consider and discuss
whether to direct the Planning and Zoning Commission to review the City’s
gas well drilling regulations and consider recommending the addition of
regulations regarding the materials used in the drilling and fracturing
New York Times article|
||RECEIVE THE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY
ATTORNEY REGARDING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE
COUNCIL RULES OF PROCEDURE AND CONSIDER AND DISCUSS
AMENDING SUCH RULES -- Receive the report of the City Attorney
regarding proposed amendments to the City Council Rules of Procedure,
and consider and discuss amending such rules.
Rules of Procedure|
||APPROVE RESOLUTION APPROVING CITY INVESTMENT POLICY AS REQUIRED BY STATE LAW -- Consider discussing and approving resolution approving city investment policy as required by the Public Funds Investment Act.|
Resolution and Investment Policy|
||APPROVE RESOLUTION APPROVING APPLICATION FOR OAG
VICTIM COORDINATOR AND LIAISON GRANT -- Consider discussing and approving a resolution approving application to the Office of the Attorney General Crime Victim Services Division for the Victim Coordinator and Liaison Grant which position is shared by the cities of North Richland Hills, Richland Hills and Watauga.
||APPROVE AWARD OF CONTRACTS TO TEAGUE NALL PERKINS
FOR SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL ENGINEERING DESIGN -- Consider
discussing and approving the award of three contracts to Teague Nall
Perkins for the design of sidewalks and associated improvements
regarding Safe Routes to School grant program in the following amounts:
1) Jack C. Binion Elementary $126,100; 2) Richland Elementary School
$127,900 and 3) Richland Middle School $127,100. This item was tabled
at Council’s Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Regular Meeting.
Richland Middle School|
Richland Elementary Contract|
||APPROVE PURCHASE OF PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ONE-HALF TON TRUCK FROM CALDWELL COUNTRY – Consider discussing and approving the purchase of a one-half ton truck with safety equipment for the amount of $22,479 from Caldwell Country which is the low bid.|
Memo from Ken Cross to the Director of Public Works|
E-mail from the Director of Public Works to the City Manager.|
||APPROVE SELECTION OF COLOR FOR LIBRARY EXTERIOR
-- Consider discussing and approving the selection of the color “Mesilla”
for the Library Exterior Wall renovation project.
E-mail from the Director of Public Works to the City Manager|
Agenda Item Number 28 from Council`s Tuesday, December 14, 2010 Regular Meeting.|
||APPROVE NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS MAJOR CASE INVESTIGATIVE TEAM (MCIT) AGREEMENT -- Consider discussing and approving the North Central Texas MCIT agreement authorizing the city to participate in a multi-jurisdictional effort developed by the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office to concentrate investigative resources in the event of a major crime.|
Letter from Mr. Mike Adair, Assistant chief Investigator, Tarrant County District Attorney``s Office|
E-mail from the Chief of Police to the City Manager.|
||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, February 22, 2011
Regular Meeting Minutes.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes|
||COUNCIL MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMENTS -- Mayor Pro Tem Davis to comment on Rosebud Park Walking Trail and upcoming Easter Egg Hunt event.|
||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
arises 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; particularly, seek legal advice from the City Attorney regarding options for zoning and other regulation on halfway houses and criminal offender facilities.
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, particularly obtaining drainage easement for property located at 7025 Latham Drive.
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.
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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