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|
||CANVASS AND DECLARATION OF JUNE 23, 2012 RUN-OFF
ELECTION RESULTS -- Consider canvassing and declaring the results of
the Saturday, June 23, 2012 Mayoral Run-Off Election.
Cumulative Election Results|
||RECOGNITION OF OUTGOING MAYOR RAGAN -- Consider recognizing outgoing Mayor David Ragan.
||SEATING OF MAYOR ELECTED JUNE 23, 2012 -- Presentation of
certificate of election to newly elected Mayor and administering Oath of
||PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITIONS/PROCLAMATIONS -- Consider the
following: A) Mayor to present ten-year year service award to Ms. Donna
Anderson, Records Clerk, Police Department.
Biography of Ms. Donna Anderson, Permit Clerk, Police 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 law.|
||APPOINT RICHLAND HILLS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION MEMBERS TO FILL VACANCIES CREATED BY MAYORAL ELECTION AND CITIZEN RESIGNATION -- Consider discussing and appointing Mayor Agan to Richland Hills Development Corporation Board of Directors to fill Chairperson vacancy and replacing citizen member who resigned.|
||DISCUSS REQUEST OF OLIVER PETTIT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR
CONSTRUCTION OF KATE BAKER PARK BUILDING -- Consider
discussing request of Mr. Oliver Pettit of 7505 Hovenkamp Avenue to raise
funds for the construction of Kate Baker Park Building. This item was
tabled at Council’s Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Regular Meeting.
||APPROVE SITE PLAN REQUEST FOR BUYERS BARRICADES
LOCATED AT 7409 BAKER BOULEVARD -- Consider discussing and
approving site plan request for Buyers Barricades located at 7409 Baker
Boulevard to facilitate construction of 178,160 square foot development
located in a Planned United Development Zoning District.
E-mail from Planning and Community Development Permit Clerk to the City Manager.|
||APPROVE SITE PLAN REQUEST FOR CLINIC LOCATED AT 7560
GLENVIEW DRIVE -- Consider discussing and approving site plan
request for Richland Hills Clinic located at 7560 Glenview Drive to
facilitate construction of 10,200 square foot medical office building located
in General Commercial C-2 Zoning District.
E-mail from Planning and Communtiy Development Permit Clerk to the City Manager.|
E-mail from the Economic Development Specialist to the City Manager.|
||APPROVE ORDINANCE CREATING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN STEERING COMMITTEE -- Consider discussing and approving an ordinance creating a Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee.|
||APPROVE ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 1222-12 WHICH
AMENDED FEE SCHEDULE REGARDING VACANT BUILDING
INSPECTION -- Consider discussing and approving an ordinance
amending Ordinance 1222-12 which amended the fee schedule for
various permits, licensing, inspections and fees, specifically, fees relating
to vacant building inspection and registration.
Ordinance as prepared by the City Attorney|
||APPROVE RICHLAND HILLS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
ACTION REGARDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE --
Consider discussing and approving Richland Hills Development
Corporation action of Tuesday, July 3, 2012 regarding approving
economic development incentive with Valley-Dynamo, LLP located at
7224 Burns Road for an approximate value of $5,018. This incentive
replaces an existing incentive approved by the RHDC and City Council on
Tuesday, October 13, 2011. The value of the incentive will be based on
the value of permits paid to the City for improvements to 7125 Belton
Street for an approximate value of $5,018.
RHDC Meeting Agenda|
||APPROVE POLICY ADDRESSING MANAGEMENT OF
TREE BRANCHES IN CITY PARKS AND STREETS – Consider
discussing and approving policy addressing the management of low
hanging and overhanging tree branches in City parks and streets.
E-mail from the Director of Public Works to the City Manager.|
||APPROVE SELECTION OF HALFF AND ASSOCIATES TO DESIGN
BAKER BOULEVARD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT –
Consider discussing and approving selection of the professional
engineering firm Halff and Associates to design three intersection
improvements on Baker Boulevard.
E-mail from the Director of Public Works to the City Manager|
||APPROVE AWARD OF CONTRACT REGARDING UPPER HARDISTY DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS -- Consider discussing and approving an award of contract for the base bid amount of $334,565.15 to P.C. Contractors LLC for the construction of drainage improvements in the Upper Hardisty Drainage basin.|
E-mail from Public Works Director to the City Manager.|
||APPROVE AWARD OF CONTRACT REGARDING INSTALLATION OF ANIMAL SERVICES CENTER FENCING -- Consider discussing and approving an award of contract for the amount of $11,600 to A and A Fence & Concrete to install chain link fencing and replace existing wood fencing at rear and side of Animal Services Center property as recommended by the Animal Shelter Advisory Board.|
Memo from the Chief of Police to the City Manager.|
||DISCUSS APPROVING INVITING REPRESENTATIVES OF TRAFFICK
911 TO CONDUCT “I’M NOT BUYING IT” FORUMS IN RICHLAND
HILLS -- Consider discussing approving inviting representatives of
TRAFFIK 911 to conduct forums regarding the “I’m Not Buying It” program
to educate the public regarding the human trafficking of children. This item was placed on the agenda by Council Member Norton.
||HEAR AND DISCUSS REPORT REGARDING FOURTH OF JULY PARADE PLANNING PROGRESS AND ISSUE REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS -- Consider hearing and discussing Fourth of July Parade planning progress and issue request for volunteers. This item was placed on the agenda by Council Member Williams.|
||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, June 19, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes and B) Approval of Health Insurance and Accidental Death and Disability Benefits Request for Proposal and authorize staff to seek competitive sealed bids.|
Health Insurance Request for Proposal|
||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.
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; particulary, 1) purchase of property located at 3272 Diana Drive and 3271 Matthews 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; particularly receive report from the Chief of Police regarding City Hall 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; particularly, discussion with economic development specialist regarding potential economic development incentive agreement for development 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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