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.
6:00 P.M. -- Council Orientation Worksession.
||CALL TO ORDER|
||INVOCATION AND PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE|
||PUBLIC INPUT OR PUBLIC COMMENTS -- Public.|
||PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITIONS/PROCLAMATIONS -- Consider the
following: A) Mayor Ragan to present ten-year service award to Police
Officer Jonathan Robinson; five-year service award to Police Officer
Lorenzo Cedillo, Jr. and five-year service award to Robin Ford, Public
Safety Dispatcher and B) Mayor Ragan to recognize Economic
Development Specialist Matthew Shaffstall for being awarded the Texas
Economic Development Council’s 2010 Certificate of Achievement for
Economic Excellence for utilizing economic development best practices for its use of the Economic Re-Development Plan and commitment to
the economic development process with a focus on Business Retention & Expansion, Business Attraction & Recruitment, Entrepreneurism and Tourism.
Biography of Police Officer Jonathan Robinson.|
Biography of Police Officer Lorenzo Cedillo.|
Biography of Public Safety Dispatcher Robin Ford|
E-mail from Economic Development Specialist to the City Manager.|
||BOARD APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS -- Appointments and
||APPROVE ORDINANCE AMENDING BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES -- Consider discussing and approving an ordinance amending Boards, Commissions and Committees.|
||CONSIDER CREATING AN AD HOC COMMITTEE TO REVIEW PROPERTIES WHICH HAVE DELINQUENT TAXES -- Consider creating an ad hoc committee which purpose is to review properties which have delinquent taxes and determine if the City should consider acquiring such properties.|
Revised delinquent property list.|
||CONSIDER DISCUSSING AND APPROVING THE CITY OF RICHLAND
HILLS CITY COUNCIL FINAL AGENDA CUT-OFF DAY AND TIME
PRIOR TO THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS -- Consider
discussing and approving that Final Agenda cut-off day be moved to 5PM
the Wednesday prior to the City Council regular meeting. Also included on
this Cut-off date will be all Agenda items and their corresponding backup
material. The Final Agenda should be posted on the internet for Council
and Public View. This item was placed on the agenda by Council Member
||CONSIDER DISCUSSING AND APPROVING ESTABLISHMENT OF
PRE-COUNCIL MEETING PRIOR TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS –
Consider discussing and approving establishment of a Pre-Council
Meeting thirty minutes prior to City Council Meetings. This item was
placed on the agenda by Council Member DeSoto.
||CONSIDER DRAFTING A POLICY INCREASING PROJECT VALUE
LIMIT BEFORE REQUIRING ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING
SERVICES -- Consider discussing and approving drafting of policy which
would increase the monetary value limit of a project before requiring
architectural and engineering services. This item was placed on the
agenda by Council Member DeSoto.
||CONSIDER APPROVING AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING CITY
CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE -- Consider discussing and approving
an ordinance establishing a City Charter Review Committee which will be
comprised of appointees from each council place and an appointee from
the Mayor to serve as chairman of the committee. The chairman would
only vote in case of a tie. This item was placed on the agenda by Council
||APPROVE ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
ADVISORY BOARD -- Consider discussing and approving an ordinance
establishing Public Transportation Advisory Board which was previously
abolished. This item was placed on the agenda by Mayor Ragan.
||APPROVE AMENDMENT TO CITY COUNCIL RULES OF PROCEDURE
PLACING PUBLIC INPUT OR PUBLIC COMMENTS ITEM AT END OF
AGENDA -- Consider discussing and approving an amendment to the City
Council Rules of Procedure placing “Public Input or Public Comments”
item at the end of the agenda. This item was placed on the agenda by
||DESIGNATION OF VOTING REPRESENTATIVE TO NCTCOG --Consider designating a voting representative to the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ General Assembly.|
Designation of Voting Representative Form.|
||APPOINT RICHLAND HILLS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION BOARD
OF DIRECTORS -- Consider appointing members to the Richland Hills
Development Corporation Board of Directors for a two-year term in
accordance with the Corporation’s Articles of Incorporation.
||CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING ON FISCAL YEAR 2011-12 CRIME
CONTROL AND PREVENTION DISTRICT BUDGET -- The Crime Control
and Prevention District Board of Directors will consider the following: |
A) Conduct Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2011-12 Crime Control and Prevention District Budget.
B) Schedule a meeting to adopt the CCPD budget for 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 28, 2011.
E-mail to the City Secretary from the City Manager.|
||APPROVE SITE PLAN REQUEST FOR 6401 BAKER BOULEVARD
-- Consider discussing and approving a site plan request to renovate and
operate an automotive repair garage located at 6401 Baker Boulevard
which is in General Commercial (C-2) Zoning District.
Memo with attached staff report from the Director of Planning and Community Development to the Mayor and City Council Members.|
||APPROVE PURCHASE OF POLICE DEPARTMENT REPLACEMENT
VEHICLE -- Consider discussing and approving the purchase of a police
department replacement vehicle for the amount of $25,560 from Caldwell
Country and $17,684 to replace and install equipment all of which is being funded by payment from the offending driver’s insurance company.
May 9, 2011 e-mail with attachments from the Chief of Police to the City Manager and June 7, 2011 e-mail from the Chief of Police to the City Manager.|
||APPROVE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU)
REGARDING ADOPTION OF TXDOT FEDERALLY-APPROVED
DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM BY ENTITY -
- Consider discussing and approving MOU regarding adoption of TXDOT
federally-approved Disadvantage Business Enterprise Program by Entity
which is required by TXDOT for federally funded projects via the Federal
Highway Administration of which the Safe Routes to School program grant
received by the city is a part.
E-mail from the Director of Public Works to the City Manager.|
||APPROVE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH CITY OF NORTH RICHLAND HILLS FOR VARIOUS ANIMAL IMPOUNDMENT SERVICES -- Consider discussing and approving an interlocal agreement with the City of North Richland Hills for various substitute animal impoundment services.|
E-mail from Chief of Police to the City Manager.|
||APPROVE PASSAGE OF AN ORDER AUTHORIZING THE REDEMPTION OF CITY, TEXAS TAX NOTE, SERIES 2005 -- Consider discussing and approving the passage of an order authorizing the redemption of City of Richland Hills, Texas Tax Note, Series 2005|
E-mail from Finance/Accounting Manager to the City Manager|
Certificate for Order|
||APPROVE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH E. L. BAKER, JR. LTD. AND RICHLAND INDUSTRIAL RAIL, INC. REGARDING SIGNAGE, LANDSCAPE, SETBACK AND ACCESS REGULATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTY OWNED OR TO BE ACQUIRED BY SUCH PARTIES LOCATED AT THE PROPOSED INTERSECTION OF BURNS STREET AND HANDLEY-EDERVILLE ROAD -- Consider discussing and approving a development agreement with E. L. Baker, Jr., Ltd., a Texas Limited Liability Company, and Richland Industrial Rail, Inc., a Texas Corporation, regarding signage, landscape, access and setback regulations and development of property owned or to be acquired by such parties located at the intersection of Burns Street and Handley Ederville Road, as such intersection is to be realigned.
E-mail from the City Attorney to the City Manager.|
||APPROVE AGREEMENT WITH JEFFERY AND CONNIE GRIFFIN FOR PURCHASE OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 7025 LATHAM DRIVE -- Discuss and consider approving a contract with Jeffery and Connie Griffin, Sellers, to purchase a tract of land containing approximately 1.219 acres being more particularly described as a portion of Lot 6 B, a portion of lot 6, out of a Revision of Ward’s Subdivision out of the A. S. Trimble Survey, in Richland Hills, Texas, and located at 7025 Latham Drive for $80,747.84.|
E-mail from the City Attorney to the City Manager.|
Contract of Sale|
||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, May 24, 2011 Regular
Meeting Minutes and Wednesday, June 1, 2011 Special Meeting Minutes
and B) Approval of Health Insurance and Accidental Death and Disability
Benefits Request for Proposal and authorize staff to seek competitive
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes|
Wednesday, June 1, 2011, Special Meeting Minutes|
||COUNCIL MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMENTS -- A) Mayor Ragan
to comment upon and clarify issues related to the storage of entertainment
and food service equipment upon City property and address letter issued
by Ms. Pat Jermyn on Friday June 10, 2011.
||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) particularly claims and complaints regarding issuance of a stop work order, complaint, permits, request for reimbursement of legal fees, and other issues raised by David White regarding 7008 Hovenkamp Ave.
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; 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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