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 AND PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE|
||PUBLIC INPUT OR PUBLIC COMMENTS -- Public.|
||PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITIONS/PROCLAMATIONS -- Consider
proclaiming the following: A) Mayor Ragan to proclaim the Month of April 2011 as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” and urge all citizens in the community to become more aware of child abuse prevention, consider helping parents raise their children in a safe, nurturing environment and to work together to help reduce child abuse and neglect significantly in the years to come; 2) Mayor Ragan to proclaim the Month of May 2011 as “Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month” urging all citizens to become more aware of the inherent danger involved in operating a motorcycle and give the operator the respect on the road they deserve and 3) Mayor Ragan to proclaim the week of April 10-16, 2011 as “National Crime Victims’ Rights Week”.
Child Abuse Proclamation|
Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Proclamation|
National Crime Victims Right Proclamation|
||BOARD APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS -- Appointments and
||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, March 22, 2011 Regular Meeting.
||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 JOINT ELECTION AGREEMENT AND CONTRACT FOR
ELECTION SERVICES WITH TARRANT COUNTY -- Consider
discussing and approving a joint election agreement and contract for
election services with the Tarrant County Elections Administrator to
conduct early voting and election day services regarding May 14, 2011
Joint Election Agreement and Contract for Services|
||DISCUSS AND APPROVE PROPOSED CHANGES TO BOARDS,
COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES -- Consider discussing and
approving the proposed Ad Hoc Committees recommended changes to
Boards, Commissions and Committees, and direct City Attorney to
Prepare ordinances to reflect changes.
E-mail from the City Secretary to the City Manager.|
||APPROVE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE T REGARDING
BURNS STREET/TRINITY BOULEVARD/HANDLEY EDERVILLE ROAD
REALIGNMENT PROJECT -- Consider discussing and approving an
interlocal agreement with the Fort Worth Transportation Authority dba The
T regarding the realignment of the Burns Street/Trinity Boulevard/Handley
Ederville Road intersection.
Agreement relating to realignment of the Burns Road and Trinity Boulevard Intersection and T Executive Committee Action Item.|
||APPROVE REPLAT REQUEST FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 7024
AND 7030 BOULEVARD 26 -- Consider discussing and approving a
replat request to combine two non-residential lots totaling 0.88 acres into
one non-residential lot in C-2 General Commercial zoning district located
at 7024 and 7030 Boulevard 26 (Tranquility Day Spa).
E-mail from the Director of Community Development to the City Manager|
Staff Report from the Director of Community Development to the City Manager|
||APPROVE SITE PLAN FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 7421
WHITEHALL STREET -- Consider discussing and approving a site plan
for property located at 7421 Whitehall Street in I-1 Zoning District
regarding construction of 21,000 square foot office/warehouse building.
Memorandum with staff report from the Director of Community Development to the City Manager.|
||HEAR PRESENTATION FROM LEE ENGINEERING REGARDING SAFE
ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM -- Consider hearing and discussing
presentation of video from Lee Engineering regarding Safe Routes to
School program which is required by the Non-Infrastructure portion of the
||APPROVE SPECIFICATIONS PLUS ALTERNATE FOR LIBRARY
ROOF REPAIR AND AUTHORIZE STAFF TO BID LIBRARY EXTERIOR
WALL REPLACEMENT PROJECT – Consider discussing and approving
plans and specifications for the replacement of the Library exterior wall plus alternate for Library roof repair and authorize staff to seek competitive sealed bids for the project.
E-mail from the Director of Public Works to the City Manager.|
LBL Architects letter|
||APPROVE SPECIFICATIONS AND AUTHORIZE STAFF TO BID
BAKER BOULEVARD DETENTION POND PROJECT -- Consider
discussing and approving plans and specifications for the construction of
the Baker Boulevard detention pond and authorize staff to seek
competitive sealed bids for the project.
E-mail from the Director of Public Works to the City Manager|
Estimate of Probable Cost|
E-mail from the Director of Public Works to the City Manager.|
Explanation of Cost letter|
||APPROVE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR SALES TAX AUDITING
SERVICES -- Consider discussing and approving professional services
agreement received from Kasner & Associates for sales tax auditing
services for the amount of 33% of back sales & use tax collected.
Memorandum from the Economic Development Specialist to the the City Manager|
||CONSIDER APPROVING AND SCHEDULING A CANDIDATE FORUM TO BE HELD AT CITY HALL AND SELECTING A MODERATOR AND ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES FOR CONDUCTING THE FORUM – Consider approving and scheduling an impartial candidate forum to be held at City Hall, selecting a moderator and establishing mandatory guidelines for conducting the forum in compliance with Texas election laws. This item was placed on the agenda by Council Member Marrs.|
||CONSIDER APPROVING BROADCASTING AND/OR INTERNET STREAMING A CANDIDATE FORUM TO BE HELD AT CITY HALL AND SELECTING A MODERATOR AND ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES FOR CONDUCTING THE FORUM -- Consider approving broadcasting the proposed candidate forum on the City’s public access television channel and/or providing internet streaming of the forum. This item was placed on the agenda by Council Member Marrs.|
||CONSIDER APPROVING PLACEMENT OF BOTH PRESENT PARKING RESTRICTION ORDINANCE WITH PROPOSED ORDINANCE ON THE CITY WEBSITE -- Consider discussing and approving the placement on the city website the present parking restriction ordinance with the proposed parking restriction ordinance with any changes between them clearly delineated for citizens to review. This item was placed on the agenda by Council Member Head.|
||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 22, 2011
Regular Meeting Minutes and B) approve placement of Fire Department
1997 Chevy Suburban on internet auction site for disposal.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes|
E-mail from the Fire Chief to the City Manager.|
Memo from the Fire Chief to the City Manager|
||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.
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; particularly, conduct performance review of the City Manager.
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; particularly, discussion of potential economic development incentive agreement for redevelopment of real property.
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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