Richland Hills City Council
Regular Meeting Agenda, Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 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|
||PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITIONS -- Consider recognizing and
presenting awards to the following: |
A) Mayor Ragan to present twenty-year service award to Ms. Catherine Riegel, Water Systems Instrumentation Foreman, Public Works Department.
B) Mayor Ragan to recognize First Semester “A” Honor Roll Students from
Jack C. Binion Elementary School.
E-mail from City Secretary to the City Manager.|
Biography of Ms. Catherine Riegel, Water Systems Instrumentation Foreman, Public Works Department.|
||BOARD APPOINTMENTS, RESIGNATIONS AND REMOVAL --
Appointments, resignations and removal of board and commission
members, with or without cause, to the extent permitted without hearing by
||HEAR PRESENTATION OF MR. OLIVER PETTIT REGARDING FUND
RAISING FOR BUILDING AT KATE BAKER PARK -- Consider hearing
and discussing presentation of Mr. Oliver Pettit regarding fund raising regarding building at Kate Baker Park. This item was tabled at Council’s
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Regular Meeting.
||APPROVE RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER
INTO LOCAL PROJECT ADVANCE FUNDING AGREEMENT (LPAFA)
WITH TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TXDOT) AND
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS (NCTCOG) –
Consider discussing and approving resolution authorizing the Mayor to
enter into LPAFA with TXDOT and NCTCOG regarding the reconstruction
of three intersections on Baker Boulevard (SH 183) at Rufe Snow Drive,
Vance Road/Ash Park Drive and Handley Ederville Road.
Letter with attached resolution and LPAFA from Mr. Loyl C. Bussel, P.E., Director, Transportation Planning and Development, TxDOT to the City Manager.|
Memorandum from Mayor to City Council Members and City Staff.|
||APPROVE RESOLUTION SUSPENDING MARCH 6, 2012 EFFECTIVE
DATE OF ATMOS ENERGY CORP., MID-TEX DIVISION REQUESTED
RATE CHANGE -- Consider discussing and approving resolution
suspending the March 6, 2012 effective date of Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-
Tex Division requested rate change to permit the city time to study the
request and to establish reasonable rates; approving cooperation with
Atmos Cities Steering Committee and other cities in the Atmos Mid-Tex Service area to hire legal and consulting services and to negotiate with the company.
E-mail from Mr. Geoffrey Gay, Lloyd Gosselink to member cities.|
Model Staff Report|
FAQs and list of ACSC cities from Mr. Geoffrey Gay, Llowd Gosselink to member cities.|
||APPROVE ORDINANCE GRANTING TO ATMOS ENERGY
CORPORATION A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN AND
OPERATE PIPELINES AND EQUIPMENT IN THE CITY -- Consider
discussing and approving an ordinance granting to Atmos Energy
Corporation, a Texas and Virginia Corporation, its successor and assigns,
a franchise to construct, maintain, and operate pipelines and equipment in
the City of Richland Hills, Tarrant County, Texas, for the transportation,
delivery, sale and distribution of gas in, out of and through said city;
providing for the payment of a fee or charge for the use of public rights-of-
way and providing that such a fee that shall be in lieu of certain other fees
Email from City Attorney to the City Manager|
||APPROVE RESOLUTION AGREEING TO MEETING ALL MATCHING
CONTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EXPENDITURES UNDER
TARRANT COUNTY HOME PROGRAM -- Consider discussing and
approving a resolution agreeing to meet all match contribution
requirements for the expenditures under the Tarrant County Home
Investment Partnerships Program for Program Year 2012 at a match of
thirty (30) percent.
E-mail from Tarrant County Community Development Department to member cities.|
||CONSIDER APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION SUPPORTING MUNICIPAL
SETTING DESIGNATION APPLICATION OF FIVE STAR FORD AND
QUIK TRIP CORPORATION FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF RUFE SNOW DRIVE AND N. E. LOOP 820
-- Consider discussing and approving resolution in support of the
application of Five Star Ford and Quik Trip Corporation to the Texas
Commission on Environmental Quality for a Municipal Setting Designation
for property located at the southwest corner of N. E. Loop 820 and Rufe
Snow Drive, North Richland Hills, Texas
E-mail from the Director of Public works to the City Manager.|
||APPROVE AWARD OF CONTRACT TO OVERLAND SERVICES REGARDING 37TH YEAR CDBG PROGRAM -- Consider discussing and
approving 37th Year CDBG award of contract, Base Bid B, for the amount
of $88,529 to Overland Services to construct pavement and curb and
guttering improvements to Reeves Street and Henry Drive.
Bid Tabulation from the Director of Public Works to the City Manager.|
E-mail from the Director of Public Works to the City Manager.|
||APPROVE FY 2011 ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTER GRANT
PROGRAM AWARD -- Consider discussing and approving FY 2011
Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program Award for the amount of $62,729
for operations and safety to enhance first responders’ ability to protect the
health and safety of the public, as well as that of first-responder personal,
with respect to fire related hazards.
E-mail with attachments from the Fire Chief to the City Manager.|
||APPROVE RESOLUTION CALLING SATURDAY SPECIAL ELECTION FOR MAY 12, 2012 ON ISSUE OF WHETHER TO CONSOLIDATE THE CITIES OF RICHLAND HILLS AND NORTH RICHLAND HILLS – Consider approving a resolution calling a Special Election for Saturday, May 12, 2012, on the issue of whether to consolidate the cities of Richland Hills and North Richland Hills pursuant to Chapter 61 of the Texas Local Government Code, due to filing of a petition for consolidation filed under Texas Local Government Code Section 61.003.|
||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 7, 2012
Regular Meeting Minutes.
||PUBLIC INPUT OR PUBLIC COMMENTS -- Public.
||COUNCIL MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMENTS -- A) Council Member Goveas to make presentation regarding state of the City, and Council accomplishments.|
||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.
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; particularly, receive report from the Chief of Police regarding building security.
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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