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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Council Connection for March 16

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, MCTX City Councilmembers had a new system in place at the Monday, March 16 meeting to ensure proper safety for everyone in attendance. In alliance with local, state and national guidelines, City Council, staff and the audience practiced social distancing throughout the meeting.

Also, City Council authorized the purchase of Fire & Rescue Services firefighter protective clothing; authorized the request by the Exchange Club of Fort Bend to post child abuse awareness signs along Highway 90A and Present Street; adopted a schedule of fees pertaining to the regulation, registration, impoundment and handling of animals by the City of Missouri City, Texas. Here is a rundown of all Council actions at the meeting:

Presentations and Recognitions:

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Proclaimed March 25, 2020 as “Greek Independence day” in the City of Missouri City.

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Proclaimed March as “Women’s History Month” in the City of Missouri City.

City received a COVID-19 update from Emergency Medical Services medical director Dr. Joe Anzaldua. Watch the meeting including the COVID-19 presentation via this link: http://bit.ly/3db5pz6.

Consent Agenda:

  • Approved the minutes of the special and regular City Council meetings of March 2, 2020.
  • Amended Section 18, Board of Adjustment, of Appendix A of the Missouri City Code, entitle, “The City of Missouri City Zoning Ordinance;” amending rules and regulations for powers and the hearing of appeals.
  • Amended Chapter 34, Finance and Taxation, of the Missouri City Code; authorizing form of payment; providing for return check fees; providing for credit card service fees; providing for a repeal and providing for severability.
  • Authorized the purchase of Fire & Rescue Services firefighter protective clothing.
  • Authorized the Comcast internet service renewal contract.

Authorizations:

  • Authorized the request by the Exchange Club of Fort Bend to post child abuse awareness signs along Highway 90A and Present Street.
  • Authorized the execution of a contract for Fire Station No. 1 renovations.
  • Authorized the negotiation and execution of certain cost sharing agreements between the City of Missouri City and Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District Number 47 and Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District Number 48 for the rehabilitation of the Mustang Bayou Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Ordinances:

  • Approved an ordinance disannexing a 5.36-acre tract of land located north of the Sienna Sports Complex, south of the Sienna Village of Bees Creek residential subdivision, east of the Brazos River, and west of the Brazos Canal Access Road.
  • Authorized the issuance and sale of City of Missouri City, Texas, combination tax and revenue certificates of obligation, series 2020 in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $11,000,000 for the construction of public works and the purchase of a fire truck.
  • Authorized the issuance and sale of City of Missouri City, Texas, general obligation and refunding bonds, series 2020, in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $6,340,000 for the refunding of certain bonds and for the construction of public works.
  • Approved an ordinance ratifying and consenting to the declaration of a local state of disaster resulting from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic; and declaring an emergency.

Resolutions:

  • Approved and adopted the development and planning schedule of fees
  • Adopted a schedule of fees pertaining to the regulation, registration, impoundment and handling of animals by the City of Missouri City, Texas.
  • Approved a resolution supporting Project Brazos, which provides federal grants to mitigate flooding in the City’s ETJ.

The next Regular City Council Meeting will be held on Monday, April 6 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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