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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Council Connection for Aug. 20

Council Connection

At their Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 Regular Meeting, City Council Members approved an ordinance rezoning an approximate 24.45-acre tract of land from LC-3 retail district to PD planned development district to allow for a mixed-use commercial and residential development, approved a resolution adopting a schedule of fees for City residential and commercial solid waste and recycling collection services and authorized the publication of notices of intention to issue certificates of obligation for the construction of public works and any related items and the payment of contractual obligations for professional services.

Here is a full rundown of Council’s actions from the meeting:

  • Received operational announcements from City Manager Anthony J. Snipes, including:
    • An update on the active shooter incident at Ben E. Keith’s distribution center:
      • The incident occurred a little after 2 a.m. and resulted in two fatalities and one injury. MCPD is conducting an extensive investigation.
      • A City news release was shared with officials, citizens, stakeholders and the media and updates will be shared as the investigation progresses.
      • This is the City’s first active shooter incident and our thoughts are with the families and all affected at Ben E. Keith during this time.
      • A recognition of Police, Fire, local assisting agencies, Communications and the City Manager’s Office for working collaboratively during this situation. Snipes said their partnership is a great example of the City’s credo—together, we excel!
    • An update on staff’s partnership with METRO to prepare for the Community Connector Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, Aug. 27 
      • The event will be held at 10 a.m. at the Community Center.
      • The service will launch in time for the HCC’s fall classes and will provide convenient, cost-effective, curb-to-destination service for residents.
      • A news release on the launch was sent out and includes important FAQs.
    • A rundown of upcoming events:
      • An MCPD Car Seat Inspection Event is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Target on Hwy. 6.
      • The Animal Shelter Open House is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon.
      • All non-emergency offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 for Labor Day.
    • An update on roadway updates to be aware of while travelling in the area: 
      • As part of the Independence Boulevard construction project, the City’s contractors closed Staffordshire Road from Court Road to Independence Boulevard today. Court Road will remain closed from Moore Road to Staffordshire.
      • Also, Martin Lane and Adams Street intersection is closed to all traffic. It is anticipated that this intersection will be closed for 30 days; traffic control devices and detour routes are set up.
    • Recognition of the following: 
      • Wishbone Pet Care owner Tammi Bui for partnering with the City to provide Animal Services with 14 days of boarding for pets in need of northern transport as a donation! Also, Kiddie Academy of Missouri City for raising donations all summer for animals housed in the shelter.
      • The Parks team for organizing the Net Generation Team Challenge that provided young players a chance to try out tennis.
      • Fire & Rescue Services for joining the First United Methodist Church for their 2018 Crud Day.
      • Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre for hosting this month’s Citizens’ University Class in partnership with our Communications team.
      • MCPD, Communications and Parks teams for partnering with Fort Bend County and AccessHealth for the 2018 Back-to-School Health Fair.
      • Financial Services, Development Services, City Centre at Quail Valley, Innovation & Technology and Communications teams for partnering with the City Manager’s office on the recent “Doing Business With the City” Leadership Luncheon. More than 150 people were present at the event. 
      • A reminder that Aug. 25 marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey. Staff will remain diligent in sharing preparedness updates with citizens to ensure they are ready to weather any storm.
  • Approved the Consent Agenda, which included the following:
    • Approving the minutes of the Special City Council meeting of July 23, 2018 and the Special and Regular City Council meetings of Aug. 6, 2018
    • Approving a specific use permit for the location of a telecommunications tower and associated equipment on the second and final reading. The telecommunications site is proposed to be located within the Quail Valley Thunderbird North subdivision, within a neighborhood park, north of the intersection of Turtle Creek Drive and Southern Hills Drive and west of Roane Park.
  • On the second and final reading, approved rezoning an approximate 24.45-acre tract of land from LC-3 retail district to PD planned development district to allow for a mixed-use commercial and residential development. The subject site is located north of Excel Urgent Care, south of a Murphy Express gas station and Cube Smart self-storage, east of Quail Valley Thunderbird and a Public Storage, and west of Colony Lakes subdivision.
  • Held a public hearing to receive comments for or against City residential and commercial solid waste and recyclable material collection rates and to consider a resolution adopting a schedule of fees for City residential and commercial solid waste and recycling collection services. Per an annual rate adjustment clause in the City’s contract with solid waste provider, WCA (associated with the consumer price index and fuel components), residential and commercial solid waste rates will increase by 4.79%. For residential customers this means an increase from $12.65 to $13.26 per month. Commercial customers will see a 4.79% increase in their respective rates for service. These increases will be effective beginning Jan. 1, 2019.
  • Held a public hearing to consider the name change of Lakeshore Harbour Boulevard to Trammel Fresno Road on the first of two readings.
  • Authorized execution of an amendment to the interlocal agreement between the City and Fort Bend County for improvements to Independence Boulevard (Segment 1).
  • Approved an ordinance to change the name of Lakeshore Harbour Boulevard to Trammel Fresno Road on the first of two readings.
  • Approved an ordinance amending Chapter 18, Businesses, of the City code; establishing regulations for massage establishments on the second and final reading.
  • Authorized a resolution amending the schedule of fees for Development Services to account for certain consultant plan review, to set certain fees for third party plan reviews, inspections and expedited plan review services regarding commercial development review within the City’s jurisdiction.
  • Approved a resolution amending the authorized representatives to the Texas Local Government Investment Pool; the signature card on file will be updated to add Senior Accountant Etta Taylor-Edwards to maintain the City’s trust account.
  • Authorized the publication of the notice of intention to issue certificates of obligation in an amount not to exceed $2.1 million for the construction of public works and any related items and the payment of contractual obligations for professional services.
  • Authorized the publication of the notice of intention to issue certificates of obligation in an amount not to exceed $21 million for the construction of public works and any related items and the payment of contractual obligations for professional services.
  • Approved a resolution allowing the City to submit a grant application to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to potentially fund the purchase of a Simulated Impaired Driving Experience package.
  • Approved a resolution allowing the City to submit a grant application to the Criminal Justice Division of the Office of the Governor through the Houston-Galveston Area Council to potentially fund the purchase of a mobile video surveillance trailer.

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