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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Council Connection for Jan. 21

Council Connection

At their Tuesday, Jan. 21 Regular Meeting, Councilmembers authorized the purchase of a sign preemption system for emergency vehicles through the BuyBoard cooperative purchasing program; authorized the purchase of replacement Fire Department safety breathing air packs; authorized the City to accept competitive offers from retail energy providers and authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract for the purchase of electricity. Here is a rundown of all Council actions at the meeting:

Presentations and Recognitions:

1.21.2020 CC Marshall HS Recognition

Recognized the Marshall High School football team for a successful season.

1.21.2020 CC 2019 MVP of the Year

Recognized Margo Webb as the 2019 Municipal Volunteer Program volunteer of the year.

1.21.2020 CC WCA  Recognition

Recognized WCA for a random act of kindness during the holiday season.

1.21.2020 CC Human Trafficking month copy

Proclaimed January as “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month” in the City of Missouri City.

Staff Reports:

Received updates from City Manager Anthony Snipes. He:

  • Informed residents of the Sixth Annual Black History Month Celebration kickoff on Friday, Jan. 31, and the traditional Black History Month program on Saturday, Feb. 29.
  • Announced that the citywide LED streetlight transition is 95% complete and should be completed in late January or early February depending on weather.
  • Told residents that the Texas Parkway and Cartwright Road beautification is set to begin on Sunday, Feb. 2.
  • Reminded residents that they can request a change in the size of their trash cans and recycling containers from WCA by calling 281.403.5800.

Consent Agenda:

  • Approved the minutes of the special City Council meetings of Jan. 3, 2020, and Jan. 4, 2020, and the special and regular City Council meetings of Jan. 6, 2020.
  • Granted a specific use permit to allow for the location of a place of assembly located north of Olympia Gymnastics & Tumbling, south of Colony Lakes residential subdivision, east of a shopping center, and west of River Pointe Church, along Knights Court.

Public Hearings:

  • Held a public hearing to receive comments for or against an ordinance amending Chapter 82 of the Missouri City Code; amending regulations relating to the subdivision of property. The ordinance was approved on the first of two readings.

Authorizations:

  • Appointed Assistant City Manager Glen Martel as the representative and Public Works Director Shashi Kumar as the alternate to the Groundwater Reduction Plan Oversight Committee.

Authorizations:

  • Authorized the purchase of an advanced transportation management system through the BuyBoard cooperative purchasing program.
  • Authorized the purchase of a signal preemption system for emergency vehicles through the BuyBoard cooperative purchasing program.
  • Authorized multiple contracts for specialized veterinarian services.
  • Authorized the execution of a blanket purchase order for large fleet (fire truck) repair.
  • Authorized the purchase of a new fire truck (pumper) and associated equipment for the proposed Fire Station 6 through the Houston Galveston Area Council (HGAC) cooperative purchasing program.
  • Authorized the purchase of replacement Fire Department safety breathing air packs.
  • Authorized the City to accept competitive offers from retail energy providers and authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract for the purchase of electricity.

Resolutions:

  • Approved a resolution finding and determining public necessity for the acquisition of certain real property interest in rights-of-way in connection with the public improvement project known as the Knight Road Extension Project.
  • Approved a resolution authorizing the submission of a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant to the Federal Emergency Management Agency through the Assistance to Firefighters Program.
  • Approved a resolution authorizing the publication of the notice of intention to issue the City of Missouri City, Texas certificates of obligation in a principal amount not to exceed $11,000,000 for the construction of public works and any related items thereto and for the payment of contractual obligations for professional services; authorizing the distribution of a preliminary official statement relating to such certificates.

To view the full Missouri City Television video of the meeting or to review additional details in the agenda packet, Click Here.

The next Regular City Council Meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers.

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