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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Council Connection for Aug. 5

Council Connection

At their Monday, Aug. 5 Regular Meeting, Councilmembers authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract for design services for the Mustang Bayou wastewater plant expansion; authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract for the provision of renovation services related to the remodel of certain office space and restrooms at Fire Station No. 1; and authorized the Mayor to execute and the City Secretary to attest a letter of intent from Grand Parkway Commercial T&Q, LLC, for economic incentives, pertaining to the redevelopment of Grand Park Center 1799, located at 1701 – 1799 Texas Pkwy.Ø There was a Council motion to postpone an ordinance amending Chapter 2, Administration, of the Missouri City Code, amending regulations regarding tagging final action on agenda items; the item failed in a 3-1 vote—only four members were present for the meeting and a majority vote was needed for the item to pass. Afterward, Councilmembers discussed the ordinance in executive session under Texas opens meeting act section 551.071.2. After the executive session, the Regular Meeting was reconvened and no action was taken.

Here is a rundown of Council actions at the meeting:

Staff Reports:
Received operational updates from City Manager Anthony J. Snipes. These include:

  • A reminder of the closure of the bridge on Glenn Lakes Lane near Highland Lakes Drive to all traffic on Monday, July 29 for the reconstruction project.
  • An announcement of the closure of the southbound lane on La Quinta Drive at Quail Valley Drive for a roadway repair project.
  • An update on the new real-time travel map on the City website; view it here:http://bit.ly/2MOyh5g.
  • A reminder that Fort Bend Independent School District starts school on Wednesday, Aug. 14 and to be mindful of speed limits in school zones.
  • There are a number of upcoming events: AccessHealth Back to School Health Fair on Saturday, Aug. 10; the MCTX Symposium, a public input workshop, on Wednesday, Aug. 21.
  • City Manager Snipes, Assistant City Manager Bill Atkinson and Director of Financial Services Allena Portis presented the Certified Roll and Proposed Budget.

Consent Agenda:

  • Approved the minutes of the Special and Regular City Council meetings of July 15, 2019.
  • Approved an ordinance on the second and final reading establishing a maximum speed limit for the school zone for Elkins High School located on Knight’s Court, within the City, including designating a location and times.
  • Accepted the quarterly investment report for the period ending on June 30, 2019.

 Public Hearings:

  • Held a public hearing on the first of two readings to receive comments for or against a request for an amendment to the regulations and restrictions of PD, Planned Development District No. 34 pertaining to ordinance O-00-34 to allow for the development of office and warehouse and retail uses; regulating and restricting the development and use of property within such PD Planned Development District; providing for an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan; providing a penalty; and containing other provisions relating to the subject. The subject site is located north of the Timber Falls Business Park, south of US 90A – South Main Street, east of the Second Mile Mission Center and west of South Cravens Road.
  • Held a public hearing on the first of two readings to receive comments for or against a request for an amendment to PD, Planned Development District No. 66 to allow for an integrated business development to include an existing child care center; regulating and restricting the development and use of property within such PD Planned Development District; providing for an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan; providing a penalty; and containing other provisions relating to the subject. The subject site is located at 4835 Hwy. 6. PD No. 66 is located north of Colonial Lakes Drive and Highway 6.
  • Held a public hearing to receive comments for or against the proposed Program Year 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan; and approved the plan.
  • Held a public hearing to receive comments for or against the proposed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan; and approved the plan.
  • Held a public hearing on the first and final reading to receive comments for or against a proposed ordinance amending and extending the termination date of Reinvestment Zone No. 1, City of Missouri City, to December 31, 2039. Council approved the amendment and extension.

Authorizations:

  • Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract for design services for the Mustang Bayou wastewater plant expansion.
  • Authorized the City Manager to execute the purchase of a front end loader.
  • Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract for the provision of renovation services related to the remodel of certain office space and restrooms at Fire Station No. 1.

 Ordinances:

  • There was a Council motion to postpone an ordinance amending Chapter 2, Administration, of the Missouri City Code, amending regulations regarding tagging final action on agenda items; the item failed in a 3-1 vote—only four members were present for the meeting and a majority vote was needed for the item to pass. Afterward, Mayor Yolanda Ford and Councilmembers Reginald Pearson (District A), Jeffrey Boney (District B), and Floyd Emery (District D) went into executive session under Section 551.071.2. of the Texas Open Meetings Act. After the executive session, the Regular Meeting was reconvened and Mayor Ford asked for a motion. No action was taken and the meeting was adjourned.

Resolutions:

  • Authorized the Mayor to execute and the City Secretary to attest a letter of intent from Grand Parkway Commercial T&Q, LLC, for economic incentives, pertaining to the redevelopment of Grand Park Center 1799, located at 1701 – 1799 Texas Pkwy.
  • Authorized a resolution denying CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC’s requested increase to its electric transmission and distribution rates and charges within the City of Missouri City.
  • Did not take action on a resolution requesting the Fort Bend County Commissioner’s Court to reappoint Russell C. Jones as Fort Bend County’s municipal representative to the Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Water authority.
  • Authorized a resolution for the Mayor to execute and the City Secretary to attest an economic development between the City of Missouri City, and NewQuest Properties, Inc., pertaining to the development of certain improvements to an approximately 43-acre tract of land located in the City.

To view the full Missouri City Television video of the meeting or to review additional details in the agenda packet, visit this City website page: http://bit.ly/2M3VtNE. 

The next Regular City Council Meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers.

For updates, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX andNextdoor, watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse) or download the MCTX Mobile app (available for free in Google Play and the Apple app store.)

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