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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Council Connection for Monday, July 20

At its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 20, City Council members received a presentation on legislative updates, authorized a contract for solid waste and recyclable material collection from WCA and presented scholarships to Mayor’s Youth Commi...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

Council Connection for Monday, May 4

At its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 4, City Council members proclaimed May as Older Americans Month, heard a presentation of the quarterly investment report and approved an ordinance on the first of two readings that will increase Police Dep...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

Council Connection for Monday, Mar. 2

At their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 2, City Council Members recognized Johnnie Moutra III for his accomplishments in media and opposed several bills of the 84th Texas Legislative Session that may negatively impact the City.

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Here is a full list of Council’s actions:

  • Recognized Johnnie “John-John” Moutra III for his accomplishments in the media and the national acclaim he has brought to the City and awarded him a key to the city. Communications Director Stacie Walker introduced Moutra and highlighted his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he and his family invited the talk show host into his home in 2004 while the Super Bowl was occurring in Houston. Additionally, Moutra and his former wife were crowned the winner of the first season of the ABC reality TV show “Here Comes the Newlyweds”, he has produced a music album, “Letters and Numbers”, he won the internet game show “Let’s Ask America” and is a poet, music producer and song writer. He is set to appear in a future reality TV series and is partnering with Missouri City Television on several productions.
  • Granted an exclusive, perpetual easement to CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC for an infrastructure reliability detection system. This easement will allow connection to the existing power lines across the Mustang Bayou Channel.
  • Authorized the negotiation and execution of an agreement between Missouri City and Sienna Plantation Municipal Utility District No. 1 for the operation of Fire Station No. 5.
  • Passed an ordinance on the first of two readings that would amend the Public Infrastructure design Manual and provide a penalty. The manual was last updated in 2004.
  • Passed two resolutions that supports legislation to create the Missouri City Management Districts No. 1 and No. 2. The districts would provide the City a way to reimburse developers in the Mustang Bayou Service Area for utility infrastructure construction.
  • Passed a resolution that opposes a bill in the 84th Texas Legislature that would create the Missouri City East Fort Bend Houston Management District. This management district would encompass portions of Missouri City, unincorporated Fort bend County and Houston, but Missouri City would not have any control over or approval of the issuance of bonds by the district, power to appoint directors, no right to dissolve the district and, if the district were to be dissolved, Houston would become the owner of all facilities owned by the District.
  • Passed a resolution opposing Senate Bill 343 and any other legislation in the 84th Texas Legislature that would erode the authority of, or that is detrimental to, Missouri City. The bill restricts the authority of home-rule municipalities to adopt regulations on matters otherwise regulated by the state and prevents home-rule municipalities from adopting regulations that are more stringent than the state’s regulations.
  • Passed a resolution opposing Senate Bill 182, House Bill 365, Senate Bill 156, Senate Joint Resolution 14, House Bill 957, House Joint Resolution 71 and any other legislation in the 84th Texas Legislature that would limit the ability of Missouri City to provide services to its residents and businesses. The legislation would change the current property and sales and use tax policies and other income producing policies in a manner that would cause the City to lose revenue or the ability to raise revenue.
  • Approved the Consent Agenda, which included the following:

    1. Approval of the minutes of the special and regular City Council meetings of February 16, 2015.
    2. Approval of an ordinance on the second and final reading amending Chapter 14, Buildings and Building Regulations, of the Missouri City Code; adopting the 2015 Edition of the International Building Code and making amendments thereto; providing a penalty.
    3. Approval of an ordinance on the second and final reading amending Chapter 14, Buildings and Building Regulations, of the Missouri City Code; adopting the 2015 Edition of the International Plumbing Code and making amendments thereto; providing a penalty.
    4. Approval of an ordinance on the second and final reading amending Chapter 14, Buildings and Building Regulations, of the Missouri City Code; adopting the 2015 Edition of the International Fuel Gas Code and making amendments thereto; providing a penalty.
    5. Approval of an ordinance on the second and final reading amending Chapter 14, Buildings and Building Regulations, of the Missouri City Code; adopting the 2015 Edition of the International Mechanical Code and making amendments thereto; providing a penalty.
    6. Approval of an ordinance on the second and final reading amending Chapter 14, Buildings and Building Regulations, of the Missouri City Code; adopting the 2014 Edition of the National Electrical Code and making amendments thereto; providing a penalty.
    7. Approval of an ordinance on the second and final reading amending Chapter 14, Buildings and Building Regulations, of the Missouri City Code; adopting the 2015 Edition of the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code and making amendments thereto; providing a penalty.
    8. Approval of an ordinance on the second and final reading amending Chapter 14, Buildings and Building Regulations, of the Missouri City Code; adopting the 2015 Edition of the International Energy Conservation Code and making amendments thereto; providing a penalty.
    9. Approval of an ordinance on the second and final reading amending Chapter 14, Buildings and Building Regulations, of the Missouri City Code; adopting the 2015 Edition of the International Residential Code and making amendments thereto; providing a penalty.
    10. Approval of an ordinance on the second and final reading amending Chapter 14, Buildings and Building Regulations, of the Missouri City Code; adopting the 2015 Edition of the International Property Maintenance Code and making amendments thereto; providing a penalty.
    11. Approval of an ordinance on the second and final reading amending Chapter 14, Buildings and Building Regulations, of the Missouri City Code; adopting the 2015 Edition of the International Existing Building Code and making amendments thereto; providing a penalty.
    12. Approval of an ordinance on the second and final reading amending Chapter 38, Fire Prevention and Protection, of the Missouri City Code; adopting the 2015 Edition of the International Fire Code and making amendments thereto; redesignating rules and regulations relating to fireworks as amendments to the 2015 Edition of the International Fire Code; providing a penaltyRead on...

Posted on: February 17, 2015

Council Connection for Monday, Feb. 16

At its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Feb. 16, City Council Members recognized Fort Bend County Precinct 2 Commissioner Grady Prestage, recognized former Finance Director Wes Vela and approved an ordinance ordering a May 9, 2015 general election. ...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2012

Council Connection for Monday, Nov. 5

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During its regularly scheduled meeting held on Monday, Nov. 5, City Council made initial authorizations in granting franchise fee agreements regarding residential and commercial solid wast...Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2012

Council Connection for Monday, June 4

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At its regularly scheduled meeting held on Monday, June 4, City Council Members recognized two police officers who received prestigious awards, approved amendments to the City’s sign regulations, and honored a Missouri City Middle School student for winning a national geography contest.

Here are some actions Council Members took during the meeting:

On behalf of City Council, Mayor Allen Owen congratulates Rahul Nagvekar on his achievement.
  • Recognized Rahul Nagvekar as the 2012 National Geographic Bee winner. The 14-year-old Nagvekar is a student at Quail Valley Middle School in Missouri City and the son of two engineers. He won a $25,000 college scholarship and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Galapagos Islands. About 4 million students from fourth- to eighth-grade took part in the contest from each state, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.
  • Det. Patrick, second from left, celebrates his honor with his family and Chief Joel Fitzgerald, far left, Assistant Chief Mike Berezin, far right, and Capt. John Bailey (next to Berezin).
  • Recognized Detective Terry Patrick as the recipient of the 2012 Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast District Exchange Club Officer of the Year Award. Patrick has been with the department since June 2002. He received the award because of his dedication and tenacity pursuing every possible investigative lead associated with criminal cases, including solving 11 residential burglaries.
  • Officer Berry, second from right, celebrates her honor with, from left, Assistant Chief Berezin, Capt. Dwayne Williams and Chief Fitzgerald.
  • Recognized Officer Jessica Berry as the 2012 Missouri City Police Officer of the Year and as the recipient of the Fort Bend County 2012 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Award. Berry made more than 75 DWI arrests last year, in addition to assisting other officers and agencies with other cases. She was also chosen because she consistently led the entire department in field investigations and traffic arrests while displaying a positive attitude.
  • Held a public hearing and approved an ordinance on the first of two readings for amendments to the City’s Sign Regulations. The changes are designed to provide a balance between the continued promotion of quality design and materials while providing flexibility for the latest technology and changes sought by businesses.
  • Held a public hearing and approved an ordinance on the first of two readings for a request by PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc. to allow deviations to the sign at the back of the store facing Fort Bend Toll Road.
  • Asked the new property owner of 3202 Confederate Dr., a home damaged by fire, to secure an engineering report, develop plans for reconstruction and meet with City Staff to apply for permits for the demolition of the damaged portions of the home and for reconstruction permits. City Council will address the issue at a future meeting.
  • Approved continuing the current standards of care for certain elementary age recreation programs operated by the Parks & Recreation Department.
  • Approved a joint resolution of the City Council and the Board of Directors of the Missouri City Recreation and Leisure Local Government Corporation to adopt a meeting room use policy for homeowner associations, governmental agencies, including Municipal Utility Districts and the Fort Bend County Library, Missouri City Chapter of the AARP, Missouri City Business Alliance, Texas Parkway Alliance, Police and Fire Auxiliaries, Friends of Missouri City Parks and Missouri City Green at the Recreation and Tennis Center Meeting Rooms, Community Center, City Hall Meeting Room #1, Public Safety Headquarters Training Room and the Oak Board Room, Hibiscus Board Room, and Azalea Room at the City Centre at Quail Valley for HOAs and governmental agencies only.
  • Authorized the Interlocal Agreement for the operations of the Regional Water Treatment Plant with Quail Valley Utility District for an estimated $96,000 in Fiscal Year 2012 and $288,000 in Fiscal Year 2013, and to pay invoiced services to date of $23,605.65.
  • Authorized the Interlocal Agreement for Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Operation and Maintenance Services for the Steep Bank Wastewater Service Area and Mustang Bayou Water and Wastewater Service Area operations and maintenance to Quail Valley Utility District.
  • Declined to take action on an Interlocal agreement between Fort Bend County Precinct 4 and Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #115 that includes an area inside Missouri City limits.
  • Approved the consent agenda, which included the following:

    1. Approved the minutes of the Special and Regular City Council meetings of May 21.
    2. Accepted a report on impact fees and the capital improvements plan from the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee. The Planning and Zoning Committee served as the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee. They recommended no changes to the land use assumptions, capital improvements plan or impact fees.
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