Richland Hills City Council
Regular Meeting Agenda, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 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 AND PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE|
||PUBLIC INPUT OR PUBLIC COMMENTS -- Public.|
||PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITIONS/PROCLAMATIONS -- Consider
recognizing and presenting awards to the following: A) Mayor Ragan to proclaim “March for Meals Awareness Month in Tarrant County” and recognize March on Wheels, Inc. for its efforts which have resulted in the improvement in the lives of the homebound and disabled in Tarrant County with continued personal independence, daily visits by caring volunteers, well-balanced meals and the assistance of professional case managers; B) Mayor Ragan to recognize the Richland Hills Public Library for being awarded the 2010 Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. Of 565 public libraries in the state of Texas only 27 received the 2010 award and C) Mayor Ragan to recognize First Semester “A” Honor Roll Students from
Richland Elementary School.
Meals on Wheels Proclamation|
Letter from Mr. Paul Phelan, Co-Chair, Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award Committee, Texas Municipal Library Directors Associaiton to the
Richland Elementary School first Semester "A" Honor Roll list.|
||BOARD APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS -- Appointments and
||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
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. This item was tabled at
Council’s Tuesday March 8, 2011 Regular Meeting.
Ordinance as Prepared by the City Attorney|
||APPROVE FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 AUDIT -- Consider discussing and
approving the Fiscal Year 2009-10 Audit as prepared by the City’s
independent auditors, George, Morgan & Sneed, P. C.
Comments and Recommendations|
Analysis of Variance report as completed by the Finance/Accounting Manager|
||RECEIVE THE REPORT OF THE CITY’S DELINQUENT TAX
COLLECTION LAW FIRM LINEBARGER GOGGIN BLAIR AND
SAMPSON, LLP REGARDING THE COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT
PROPERTY TAXES OWED WITHIN THE CITY -- Receive the report of
the City’s delinquent tax collection law firm Linebarger Goggin Blair and
Sampson, LLP regarding collection of delinquent property taxes owed
within the City, particularly regarding vacant properties.
||HEAR STAFF REPORT REGARDING THE PRINTING OF
WATER BILLS AND NEWSLETTER AND THEIR DELIVERY VIA
ENVELOPE -- Consider hearing and discussing staff report regarding
progress toward printing both the water bills and newsletter and their
delivery via envelope.
||HEAR STAFF REPORT REGARDING P.R.I.D.E. INITIATIVE -- Consider
hearing and discussing staff report from the Director of Planning and
Community Development regarding P.R.I.D.E Initiative.
||APPROVE RESOLUTION DESIGNATING CERTAIN POSITIONS
AUTHORITY TO HANDLE REGISTRATION DOCUMENTATION -- Consider discussing and approving resolution designating certain positions authority to handle registration documentation pertaining to unmarked license plates.
||APPROVE OIL, GAS AND MINERAL LEASE AGREEMENT WITH DALE
PROPERTY SERVICES, LLC – Consider discussing and approving oil,
gas and mineral lease agreement with Dale Property Services, LLC
regarding city property described as 1.17 acres, more or less, Block
33 Richland Hills Addition (Kate Baker Park); .4971 acres, more or less,
Lot 7 and 8, Block F, Richland Hills Addition; .1835 acres, more or less,
Lot 2B, Block 1, Richland Hills Addition and .1607 acres, more or less, Lot
16R, Payton Subdivision (Hurst) for the amount of $5,000 per net mineral
acre and twenty-five percent royalty. This item was tabled at Council’s
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Regular Meeting.
||APPROVE PURCHASE OF PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
BACKHOE AND ONE-TON TRUCK VIA TEXAS BUY BOARD -- Consider
discussing and approving the purchase of a Case Backhoe for the amount
of $57,500 (with trade-in) from Hi-Way Equipment and a one-ton 2011
Dodge Truck for the amount of $27,417 (with trade-in) from Meador Dodge
via the Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (Buy Board).
E-mail from the Director of Public Works to the City Manager.|
||APPROVE PURCHASE OF PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT SCAG
DECK MOWER AND MOWER ATTACHMENT VIA TEXAS BUY BOARD
-- Consider discussing and approving the purchase of a SCAG Deck
Mower for the amount of $6,750 (with trade-in) and a mower attachment
for the amount of $4,563 from Zimmerer Kubota of Haltom City.
Email from the Director of Public Works to the City Manager|
||APPROVE CONTRACT AMENDMENT REGARDING BFC-5/5A
DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT DESIGN WITH HALFF AND ASSOCIATES
REGARDING COMPLYING WITH TCEQ DAM SAFETY REGULATIONS
-- Consider discussing and approving a contract amendment for the not to
exceed amount of $21,837 with the professional engineering firm Halff and
Associates to complete analysis required by Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Dam Safety and Emergency Action Plan
regulations regarding Richland Elementary School Detention Pond.
E-mail from the Director of Public Works 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, March 8, 2011
Regular Meeting Minutes.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes|
||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: 1) qualifications for
members of non-advisory city boards and commissions, specifically, the
Planning and Zoning Commission.
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: 1) qualifications
for members of non-advisory city boards and commissions, specifically, the Planning and Zoning Commission.
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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