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Council Connection for Dec. 6

Council Connection

charlesAt their Monday, Dec. 6 In-Person Regular Meeting in the Community Center, Councilmembers authorized the execution of a contract for city manager services and appointed Charles Jackson as the ninth City Manager. 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 Nov. 15, 2021 and the Special City Council Meetings of Nov. 22, 2021 and Nov. 30, 2021.
  • Authorized an ordinance on the third and final reading to grant a franchise to CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC to use the public rights-of-way within Missouri City, Texas, for electricity services.
  • Approved an ordinance on the second and final reading to authorize the crediting of updated service credits in the Texas Municipal Retirement System for certain City of Missouri City employees who have membership in such system; providing for increased annuities for certain City of Missouri City employees.
  • Approved an ordinance on the second and final reading to amend the Comprehensive Plan of the City of Missouri City, Texas; adopting a new drainage master plan; containing other provisions related thereto.
  • Authorized the city manager to negotiate and execute an amendment to the City’s agreement for public safety sidewalk reconstruction and repair services. 
  • Authorized the execution of an agreement for the purchase of furnishings for Missouri City Fire Station No. 6 and administrative offices.

Public Hearing

  • Zoning Public Hearings & Related Actions
    • Held a public hearing to receive comments for or against a request by Rollins Turner, Johnson Development Associates, Inc., to zone approximately 17.58 acres of land to PD, Planned Development District to allow for the development of office/warehouse uses; and to the extent such zoning deviates from the Future Land Use and Character map of the Comprehensive Plan, to provide for an amendment therefrom. The subject site location is along S Cravens Drive, north of a CenterPoint utility easement and a Fort Bend Water Control & Improvement District Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 2, south of the Transwestern Southwest Commerce Center, east of Echo Creek Drive, and west of the Park 8Ninety business park. The ordinance was approved on the first of two readings. 
    • Held a public hearing to receive comments for or against a request by CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, to zone approximately 1.588 acres of land to SUP, Specific Use Permit to allow for the location of development utilities; and to the extent such zoning deviates from the Future Land Use and Character map of the Comprehensive Plan, to provide for an amendment therefrom; and considered a related ordinance on the first of two readings. No action was taken for this item.
    • Held a public hearing to receive comments for or against a request by KM Township Square, LLC, to rezone an approximate 6.28 acre tract of land to PD, Planned Development District to allow for flexibility and innovation in design allowing for the redevelopment of an existing commercial retail center; and to the extent such zoning deviates from the Future Land Use and Character map of the Comprehensive Plan, to provide for an amendment therefrom. The ordinance was approved on the first of two readings. 
    • Held a public hearing to receive comments for or against by Trimcos Engineering, LLC for Vrindavan, to zone approximately 13.67 acres of land from PD, Planned Development No. 105 (Ordinance O-18-01) to R-2 single-family residential; and to the extent such zoning deviates from the Future Land Use and Character map of the Comprehensive Plan, to provide for an amendment therefrom. The ordinance was approved on the first of two readings. 
    • Held a public hearing to receive comments for or against a request by Andrea Metz, Lovett Commercial, to zone approximately 50 acres of land to PD, Planned Development District to allow for a mixed use development to include retail, commercial uses, including restaurants and cafes, flex spaces, artist studios, outdoor gathering spaces, indoor recreational facilities, ministorage, and residential; and to the extent such zoning deviates from the Future Land Use and Character map of the Comprehensive Plan, to provide for an amendment therefrom. The zoning was approved.
    • Held a public hearing to receive comments for or against a request by Tamim Artani for a SUP, Specific Use Permit, to allow for the location of a place of assembly, community center; and to the extent such zoning deviates from the Future Land Use and Character map of the Comprehensive Plan, to provide for an amendment therefrom. The ordinance was approved on the first of two readings. 
  • Public Hearing & Related Actions
    • Held a public hearing to receive comments for or against an amendment to the City of Missouri City, Texas Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 2 (TIRZ No. 2) Project and Financing Plan. The ordinance was approved on the first of two readings. 

 Authorizations

  • Authorized the execution of a contract for city manager services and appointing Charles Jackson as city manager. 
  • Authorized the City Manager to execute an amendment to the agreement for the construction of the Veterans Memorial Project.

Ordinances

  • Approved an ordinance on the first of two readings to consent to the reduction of the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Missouri City, Texas, by releasing approximately 1,333.53 acres of land located east of Farm to Market Road 521. 

Resolutions

  • Approved a resolution casting votes for the election of members of the board of directors of the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District for the two-year term commencing on Jan. 1, 2022; and containing other provisions related thereto.
  • Approved a resolution casting a vote for the election of a member of the board of directors of the Harris County Appraisal District for a two-year term commencing on Jan. 1, 2022; and containing other provisions related thereto.

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, Dec. 20 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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