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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Council Connection for July 6

Council Connection

At their Monday, July 6 Virtual Regular Meeting, Councilmembers authorized the execution of a professional services contract for the design of the Parks Department maintenance facility; authorized the negotiation and execution of a contract for the remodeling of Fire Station No. 3 and No. 4.; approved a resolution finding a public purpose and ratifying certain donations related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) disaster. Here is a rundown of all Council actions at the meeting:

Presentations and Recognitions:

  • Mayor Yolanda Ford administered the oath of office to certain members of the City’s boards, committees, and commissions.
  • Proclaimed the month of July as “Parks and Recreation Month” in the City of Missouri City, Texas.
  • Proclaimed July 6, 2020 as “Missouri City Police Department Appreciation Day” in Missouri City, Texas. See the proclamation here: https://bit.ly/38Hi9eV.

Staff Reports:

  • Missouri City Police Department Chief Mike Berezin presented the Police Department’s Annual Report.

Consent Agenda:

  • Approved the minutes of the special and regular City Council meetings of June 15, and the special City Council meetings of June 22, June 23, and June 24.

Authorizations:

  • Authorized the execution of a professional services contract for the design of the Parks Department maintenance facility.
  • Authorized the negotiation and execution of a contract for the remodeling of Fire Station No. 3 and No. 4.
  • Authorized a change order for vehicle equipment.
  • Authorized a change order for sidewalk construction and repair.
  • Withdrew authorization for the city attorney, or her designee, to initiate civil proceedings for the enforcement of city ordinances at 12646 Grove Park Drive and 12622 Grove Park Drive.
  • Authorized the city attorney, or her designee, to initiate civil proceedings for the enforcement of city ordinances at 4402 Ringrose Drive.

Ordinances:

  • Approved an ordinance amending the personnel policy of the City of Missouri City by establishing a notification process for employment claims against City Council’s appointed officials, establishing a time limit for reporting potential paycheck errors for city employees, and requiring notification to the human resources department for certain employee absences.
  • Approved an ordinance amending Chapter 62, Municipal Court, of the Missouri City Code; deleting provisions regarding certain municipal court fees.

Resolutions:

  • Approved a resolution finding a public purpose and ratifying certain donations related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) disaster.

During the July 6 Special Meeting, Council voted to appoint Odis Jones as the new City Manager. To listen to the full discussion between Councilmembers, visit the City’s website here: https://missouricitytx.new.swagit.com/videos/73372

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

The next Regular City Council Meeting will be hosted virtually on Monday, July 20 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. 

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:

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.

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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