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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Council Connection for April 5

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At their Monday, April 5 Virtual Regular Meeting, Councilmembers authorized the execution of a joint elections agreement and contract for elections services with Fort Bend County for the May 1, 2021 special election; held a public hearing and approved a zoning ordinance regarding a NewQuest project north and east of the Watts Plantation and Knight Road intersection; and appointed members to the Texas Parkway/Cartwright Road Corridor Development Advisory Committee. Here is a rundown of all Council actions at the meeting:

Presentations & Recognitions:

  • Proclaimed April as “Autism Awareness Month” and, recognized “We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym” and the “Speech Learning Center” for their impact with families living with autism disorder in our community.
  • Proclaimed April as “Fair Housing Awareness Month”
  • Proclaimed the week of April 11-17, 2021, as “National Public Safety Telecommunications Week” 

Staff Reports:

  • Acting Fire Chief Mario Partida presented a COVID-19 update.

Consent Agenda:

  • Approved the minutes of the special and regular City Council meetings of March 15, 2021.
  • Authorized the City Manager to execute a contract for the provision of annual physicals to Fire Department personnel.
  • Authorized the execution of a joint elections agreement and contract for elections services with Fort Bend County for the May 1, 2021 special election. 
  • Authorized the City Manager to execute a contract for pavement lifting services. 
  • Authorized the City Manager to execute a contract for pavement marking services. 

Public Hearings & Related Actions

  • Zoning Public Hearings & Ordinances: Held public hearing and received comments for or against a request by H. Paul Dodd of NewQuest Properties to zone an approximate 75.58-acre tract of land to PD Planned Development District No. 108 to allow for a mixed use development to include retail, commercial and multi-family uses; providing a penalty; containing other provisions relating to the subject. The site is located north and east of the Watts Plantation and Knight Road intersection, south of Hightower High School, and east of the Fort Bend Town Center (containing a Kroger grocery store and a Chase Bank) currently located at State Highway 6 and Fort Bend Parkway. This ordinance was approved 7/0 on the first of two readings. 

Appointments:

  • Appointed members to the Texas Parkway/Cartwright Road Corridor Development Advisory Committee. 

Authorizations:

  • Authorized the execution of a professional services contract with Halff Associates, Inc. for the Cangelosi Ditch Widening Project.
  • Authorized the execution of an encroachment agreement with Blue Ridge West Municipal Utility District providing for the City’s encroachment into the District’s utility easement to be used in connection with the planned Veterans Memorial.

Ordinances:

  • Considered an ordinance adopting pay structures and an incentive and certification pay plan for nonexempt personnel and exempt personnel, including fire personnel and police personnel; providing an effective date; providing for repeal. This ordinance failed to pass 5/2 on the first of two readings.

The next Regular City Council Meeting will be hosted virtually on Monday, April 19 at 7 p.m. and it may be watched via MCTV live stream on the City’s website here:  https://www.missouricitytx.gov/780/MCTV

Council Connection serves as a recap for all Regular City Council Meetings. To review details of all Special City Council Meetings including the agenda packets, minutes and to watch the video, please visit here: https://www.missouricitytx.gov/407/City-Council

Citizens who would like to participate in the “Public Comments” section, have the option to either share their comments in writing or speak during the Zoom meeting. Any person interested, must notify the City by one of the following methods before 4 p.m. on the day of the City Council meeting:

  1. Email or call the City Secretary at CSO@missouricitytx.gov or 281.403.8686. 
  2. Submit a public comment form to the City Secretary by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/39pw73Q

Once a resident signs up for public comments, he or she will be contacted by the City Secretary’s office with further details on how to login for the meeting. Residents are advised not to share the Zoom invitation with others, as only those who are signed up for public comments, presenters, staff and council will be allowed access to the meeting. 

Residents who wish to listen or watch the meeting may access the livestream on the City website via this link: https://www.missouricitytx.gov/780/MCTV

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