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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Council Connection for Sept. 16

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At their Monday, Sept. 16 Regular Meeting, Councilmembers adopted the budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2019 and ending Sept. 30, 2020; authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute an amendment to the existing contract for ditch cleaning/excavation services and amended the personnel policy of the City of Missouri City to provide for certain vacation leave. Here is a rundown of all Council actions at the meeting:

Presentations:CC 9.16.19

Mayor Yolanda Ford proclaimed Oct. 2, 2019 as “Public Administration Day” in the City of Missouri City, Texas.  

Staff Reports:

Received updates from City Manager Anthony J. Snipes. He shared details on:

  • The storm system in the Gulf, and that staff is closely monitoring the situation.
  • The annual employee barbecue cook-off that is Friday, Sept. 27, and as a result, all non-emergency City offices will be closed on that day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • His election as a fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration.
  • Upcoming events:
  • Community Connection on Thursday, Sept. 19
  • Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 21
  • MCTX Job Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 24
  • “Doing Business with the City” workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 24
  • National Night Out kickoff party on Saturday, Sept. 28
  • National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 1
  • Community Night Out on Saturday, Oct. 5

Consent Agenda:

  • Approved the minutes of the special and regular City Council meetings of Sept. 3, 2019, and the special City Council meeting of Sept. 7, 2019.
  • Changed the zoning district classification of an approximate 14.11 acre tract of land from SD, suburban district to LC-3, retail district; providing for an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan; providing a penalty. The subject site is located south of Vicksburg Boulevard and State Highway 6, east of the Oakwick Forest Estates residential subdivision and west of a Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Public Hearings:

  • Held the public hearing on the approval and adoption of the budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 2019, and ending Sept. 30, 2020. There were no public comments and Council adopted the budget.
  • Also, held the first of two public hearings to receive comments regarding the City’s proposed tax rate of up to $0.630000. There were two residents who shared their feedback.

Authorizations:

  • Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute an amendment to the existing contract for ditch cleaning/excavation services.
  • Authorized the City Manager to execute a one year contract extension with Wells Fargo Bank for depository services.

Ordinances:

  • Amended the personnel policy of the City of Missouri City to provide for certain vacation leave on the second and final reading.
  • Approved an ordinance authorizing the crediting of updated service credits in the Texas Municipal Retirement System for certain City of Missouri City employees who have membership in such-system; providing for increased annuities for certain City of Missouri City retirees and beneficiaries of deceased retirees; providing an effective date on the first of two readings.

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, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers.

For more information about Missouri City, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX and Nextdoor, 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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