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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Council Connection for July 6

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At their July, 6 In-Person Regular Meeting in the Community Center, Councilmembers recognized Dr. Monica Rasmus for serving on the Community Development Advisory Committee and the Planning & Zoning Commission; recognized God’s Garden for their service to the citizens of Missouri City; proclaimed the month of July as Parks & Recreation month; and accepted a check from Quail Valley Fund for park improvements. Here is a rundown of all Council actions at the meeting:

Presentations & Recognitions

  • Recognized Dr. Monica Rasmus for serving on the Community Development Advisory Committee and the Planning & Zoning Commission.
  • Recognized God’s Garden for their service to the citizens of Missouri City.
  • Proclaimed the month of July as Parks and Recreation Month in the City.
  • Accepted a check of $800,000 from the Quail Valley Fund for Ridgeview Park improvements.
  • Recognized Police Detective Alex Salazar for his years of service to the City.
  • Recognized MCTV Producer Douglas Penalba for facilitating Council Zoom meetings from March 30, 2020, through April 26, 2021.

Staff Report

  • Police Chief Mike Berezin presented MCPD’s annual report.

Consent Agenda

  • Approved the minutes of the Special and Regular City Council meetings of June 21; and the Special City Council meetings of June 22 and June 23.
  • Authorized the conveyance of a portion of Sta-Mo Park to Fort Bend County for Fort Bend County’s Moore Road Improvement Project. 
  • Authorized the city manager to negotiate and execute an amendment to a contract for grant program services.
  • Authorized the 2021 tax levy write-off information for real and personal property.

Public Hearings & Related Actions

  • Zoning Public Hearings and Ordinances
    • Held a public hearing and received comments for or against a request by Dan Elkins, Kimley-Horn, to zone an approximate 35.29-acre tract of land to PD, Planned Development District to allow for a mixed use development, including single-family residential rental units with commercial development, along the Highway 6 frontage; providing a penalty; containing other provisions relating to the subject; and approved the related ordinance on the first of two readings. 
  • Public Hearings and Ordinances
    • Held a public hearing and received comments for or against proposed drought contingency plan for City water service areas; consider a related ordinance amending Chapter 86, Utilities, of the Missouri City Code; amending regulations regarding certain drought contingency plans; providing a penalty; and approved the ordinance on the first of two readings.

Authorizations

  • Authorized the acceptance of a donation from the Quail Valley Fund for Ridgeview Park improvements.

Resolutions

  • Approved a resolution authorizing the lease of fifty golf carts and the execution of an agreement and associated documents for the lease of such golf carts.
  • Approved a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the United States Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to fund first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training for sworn peace officers and high school students within the City. 
  • Approved a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the United States Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services for expenses related to de-escalation training for the Missouri City Police Department.

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

The next Regular City Council Meeting is on Monday, July 19 at 7 p.m. at the Community Center, 1522 Texas Parkway. This in-person meeting is open to the public with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. 

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

For more updates, 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) or download the MCTX Mobile app (available for free in Google Play and the Apple app store).

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