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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Council Connection for Sept. 20

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9.20.21 Council Meeting Room

At their Monday, Sept. 20 In-Person Regular Meeting in the Community Center, Councilmembers approved an ordinance to adopt the budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2021 and ending Sept. 30, 2022; approved an ordinance on the assessment, levy, and collection of ad valorem taxes of $0.578035 per $100 for Missouri City for the tax year 2021; and approved an ordinance adopting the Missouri City Firefighters and Police Officers’ Civil Service classification system. Here is a rundown of all Council actions at the meeting:

Consent Agenda

  • Approved the minutes of the Special and Regular City Council Meetings of Sept. 7, 2021. 
  • Approved an ordinance amending Chapter 2, Administration, of the Missouri City Code; requiring certain training for the City Council on the second and final reading. 
  • Approved an ordinance amending the Personnel Policy to provide for the implementation of Civil Service; establishing a policy for quarantine leave for certain public safety employees; establishing a policy for mental health leave for peace officers; clarifying the City’s random drug testing policy; making Juneteenth a City holiday; and consider the ordinance on the second and final reading.
  • Authorized the city manager to execute a one-year contract extension for depository services.
  • Authorized the city manager to negotiate and execute an agreement and transition plan for the operations and maintenance of the Steep Bank Flat Bank Creek Service area.
  • Authorized the city manager to execute professional services contracts for plan review, project management and inspections services.
  • Authorized the purchase of a Faro 3D scanner.
  • Authorized the city manager to execute an agreement for software as a service for certain software applications.
  • Authorized the city manager to execute an interlocal agreement for Fort Bend County Emergency Services District No. 7 to use the radio system jointly owned by the City of Missouri City and the City of Sugar Land.

Public Hearings & Related Actions


  • Public Hearings and Related Actions
    • Held a public hearing and considered an ordinance to approve and adopt the budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2021 and ending Sept. 30, 2022. The ordinance was approved on the first and final reading.
    • Held a public hearing and considered an ordinance on the assessment, levy, and collection of ad valorem taxes for the City of Missouri City, Texas, for the tax year 2021 and for each year thereafter until otherwise provided; providing the date on which such taxes shall be due and timely paid; authorizing an additional penalty for the collection of delinquent ad valorem taxes in lieu of recovering attorneys’ fees. The ordinance was approved on the first and final reading, setting the 2021 Missouri City property tax to be $0.578035 per $100 which is $0.02 lower than 2020 property tax. 

Authorizations

  • Approved the parkland dedication proposal for the Greyden Estates development.
  • Approved the parkland dedication proposal for the Arcadia development.
  • Authorized the city manager to execute an interlocal agreement with Fort Bend County regarding the Lexington Boulevard and Cartwright Road reconstruction project.
  • Authorized the execution of an amendment to an updated service agreement for temporary solid waste services.

Ordinances

  • Approved an ordinance adopting the City of Missouri City Firefighters and Police Officers’ Civil Service classification system on the second and final reading.
  • Approved an ordinance amending the general budget for the Fiscal Year beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021; transferring various appropriations among accounts; appropriating supplemental revenue to various fund accounts; authorizing the appropriate city officials to take steps necessary to accomplish such transfers; making certain findings; containing certain provisions relating to the subject on the first and final reading.

Resolutions

  • Approved a resolution applying the Civil Service implementation ordinance previously adopted by City Council of the City of Missouri City for certain fire fighters and police officers and converting the pay provisions for each individual fire fighter and police officer into the newly adopted civil service step-pay matrix model.
  • Approved a resolution adopting a schedule of fees pertaining to the regulation, registration, impoundment and handling of animals; and providing an effective date.
  • Approved a resolution approving and adopting the development and planning schedule of fees; and providing an effective date.

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 and 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, Oct. 4 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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