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 -- Consider recognizing and
presenting awards to the following:
A) Mayor Ragan to present five-year service award to Mr. Joseph S. Batchelder, Police Officer, Police Department.
Biography of Police Officer Batchelder|
||BOARD APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS -- Appointments and
||HEAR RECOMMENDATION OF PLANNING AND ZONING
COMMISSION REGARDING WATER FOUNTAINS -- Consider hearing
and discussing Planning and Zoning recommendation regarding water
fountain requirement for commercial buildings.
||HEAR RECOMMENDATION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
ADVISORY BOARD REGARDING BOARD STRUCTURE -- Consider
hearing and discussing Economic Development Advisory Board
recommendation regarding restructuring the board membership number
Memorandum from the Economic Development Specialist to the City Manager.|
||APPROVE RESOLUTION APPROVING INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
WITH TXDOT -- Consider discussing and approving a resolution
approving interlocal agreement with TXDOT to place “flags” on vehicle
records and remove “flags” based upon data submissions received from
Local Government as part of Scofflaw Program.
||APPROVE RICHLAND HILLS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
ACTION -- Consider discussing and approving the Richland Hills
Development Corporation’s action of September 13, 2011, regarding the
following: A) Approval of a development agreement with Buyers
Barricades, Inc. to construct a 20,000 square foot facility with a minimum
value of $1.4 million located at Norton Drive and Baker Boulevard.
Public Hearing Notice|
||APPROVE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX GRANT FUNDING APPLICATION PROCEDURE -- Consider discussing and approving Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant Funding application procedure as developed by the Economic Development Specialist.|
HOT Tourism and Special Events Matching Grants Guidelines|
||APPROVE CONTRACT AWARD FOR THE REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL OF TREES, TRASH AND CONCRETE AT 7064 DOVER LANE -- Consider discussing and approving contract award for the amount of $6,000 to Garrett Demolition for the removal and disposal of trees, trash and concrete at 7064 Dover Lane.|
E-mail from the Director of Public Works to the City Manager.|
||APPROVE RICHLAND HILLS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FY
2011-12 BUDGET -- Consider discussing and approving the Richland
Hills Development Corporation budget for Fiscal Year 2011-12 containing
$43,736 for an economic development specialist; $9,585 for the storefront
improvement program; $6,500 for parks improvements; $190,955 for
economic development grants; $250,000 for street construction and
$132,528 for debt service payment.
||APPROVE FISCAL YEAR 2011-12 BUDGET AND CIP -- Consider
discussing and approving an ordinance adopting a budget for the fiscal
year beginning October 1, 2011 and ending September 30, 2012, in
accordance with Texas statutes and the Charter of the City of Richland
Hills; Providing a severability clause; and Providing an effective date.
All Fund Balances|
General/Enterprise Fund Expenditures|
Debt Service Schedules|
||APPROVE 2011 AD VALOREM TAX RATE -- Consider discussing and
approving an ordinance approving the 2011 appraisal roll; Levying and
assessing ad valorem taxes for use and support of the municipal
government of the City of Richland Hills; Providing for apportioning each
levy for specific purposes; Providing for a tax due and delinquent date;
Providing for the continuance of exemptions currently in effect; Declaring
a first prior and superior lien on real and personal property; Providing a
severability clause; and an effective date.
Tax Rate Adoption Ordinance|
||APPROVE AMENDMENTS TO THE SALARY COMPENSATION AND
POSITION CLASSIFICATION SCHEDULES -- Consider discussing and
approving certain amendments to the City of Richland Hills Salary
Compensation and Position Classification Schedules including the
reclassification of the City Marshal position from Class 19 to Class 21.
Salary Compensation Schedule|
Position Classification Schedule|
||APPROVE ORDINANCE ADOPTING NEW WATER AND
WASTEWATER RATES -- Consider discussing and approving an
ordinance adopting new water and wastewater rates.
||HEAR PRESENTATION REGARDING SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
PROJECT -- Consider hearing and discussing Safe Routes to School
project update as presented by the Director of Public Works.
||APPROVE RESOLUTION AMENDING RULES OF PROCEDURE
REGARDING ITEMS PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL -- Consider
discussing and approving a resolution amending the rules of procedure
governing the proceedings of the City Council with regard to items passed
or adopted with changes made during a council meeting.
||DIRECT FINANCIAL ADVISOR SOUTHWEST SECURITIES TO
INITIATE REFINANCE OF WATER AND SEWER BONDS
-- Consider discussing and directing the City’s Financial Advisor
Southwest Securities to initiate process of refinancing city’s long term
water and sewer bond debt. This item was placed on the agenda by
||APPROVE REQUESTING PROPOSALS REGARDING EXTERNAL
AUDIT SERVICES -- Consider discussing and approving requesting
proposals regarding City’s external audit services. This item was placed
on the agenda by Council Member Lopez.
||CONSIDER APPROVAL OF AN ORDINANCE CREATING A SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE AND ESTABLISHING PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE POWERS, COMPOSITION, APPOINTMENTS AND TERMS OF OFFICE OF MEMBERS OF SUCH BOARD -- Discuss and consider approval of an ordinance creating a Special Events Committee to assist the City Council with the planning and funding of City-organized and sponsored special events, and establish provisions relating to the powers, composition, appointments and terms of office of the members of board, and the procedures governing its meetings.|
||CONSIDER DISCUSSING AND APPROVING SCHEDULING OF PRE-COUNCIL UPON AN AS REQUESTED BASIS -- Discuss and consider approving scheduling of Pre-Council on the agenda upon an as requested basis rather than a regular item. This item was placed on the agenda by Mayor Ragan.|
||REMOVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS -- Any Council Member
may remove any item from the Consent Agenda for separate discussion
and action at this time.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes|
||CONSENT AGENDA -- A) Approval of Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Regular
||PUBLIC INPUT OR PUBLIC COMMENTS -- Public.|
||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, expenditure
of Hotel Occupancy Tax Funds .
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; particularly, discuss the expectations and goals of the City Council related to the duties 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.
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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