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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Council Connection for July 18

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At the Monday, July 18 In-Person Regular Meeting in the Community Center, Councilmembers recognized Leigha Gabrielle for outstanding community service; recognized former Parks Foundation president Bill Odle for his dedication; and with the help of Missouri City Green, presented the 2022 Golden Tree Award to Horizon Baptist Church. Here is a rundown of all Council actions at the meeting:

Presentations & Recognitions

  1. Recognized Leigha Gabrielle for outstanding community service.
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  2. Recognized former Parks Foundation president Bill Odle for his dedication to the Parks Foundation.
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  3. Presented the 2022 Golden Tree Award to Horizon Baptist Church, 2223 Murphy Rd., for outstanding landscaping.
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Staff Reports

  1. Postponed (6-0) the presentation and update from the Harris County Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO).
  2. Received a presentation from GFL representatives and Council approved (4-1) the proposed renewal and amendment of the City’s solid waste removal contract.

Consent Agenda

  1. Authorized (5-0) the Interim City Manager to execute a professional services contract with Gunda Corporation for the Lake Olympia signals or round-a-bout design services at three locations in an amount not to exceed $330,000.
  2. Authorized (5-0) the Interim City Manager to execute a contract with Carrier Commercial Services for the removal of the existing HVAC system, and installation of a new chiller system at the EOC Data Center in an amount not to exceed $238,000.
  3. Authorized (5-0) the Interim City Manager to renew the original contract 19-308 with an amended per annum amount, and approve a purchase order increase for petroleum products for city wide use in an amount not to exceed $650,000 per year for the Apache Oil Company Agreement.
  4. Approved (5-0) an ordinance on the second and final reading amending the City’s civil service ordinance relating to the strength of force for certain police officer personnel; promotional pay; and authorized personnel access to departmental personnel files.
  5. Approved (5-0) an ordinance on the second and final reading amending criteria and procedures for the consideration of certain economic development projects within Missouri City.

Public Hearings & Related Actions

  1. Zoning Public Hearings and Ordinances
  2. Public Hearings & Related Actions
    1. Held a public hearing on the submission of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Local Parks Grant application through the City in the amount of $750,000 for Freedom Tree Park.
    2. Approved (4-1) a resolution authorizing the submission of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Local Parks Grant application through the City in the amount of $750,000 for Freedom Tree Park.

Appointments

  1. Postponed (6-0) the appointment of Thomasine Johnson to the Parks Board, Position 2 for a term expiring June 30, 2024; Mary Ross to the Parks Board, Position 4 for a term expiring June 30, 2024; Susan Dierker to the Parks Board, Position 6 for a term expiring June 30, 2024; Brian Merchant to the Parks Board, Position 8 for a term expiring June 30, 2024; Buddy Snyder to the Parks Board, Position 12 for a term expiring June 30, 2024.
  2. Appointed (6-0) George E. Johnson III to the Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals, Position 1 for a term expiring June 30, 2024; William Cronin to the Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals, Position 2 for a term expiring June 30, 2024; and Max J. Moneguet III to the Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals, Alternate Position for a term expiring on June 30, 2024.
  3. Appointed (6-0) Charles Jarvis to the Electrical Board, Position 2 for a term expiring June 30, 2024 and Christopher Harvey to the Electrical Board, Position 4 for a term expiring June 30, 2024.
  4. Appointed (6-0) Eunice Reiter to the Arts and Culture Commission, Position 2 for a term expiring June 30, 2024; Brianna Kyles to the Arts and Culture Commission, Position 4 for a term expiring June 30, 2024; Adrienne Barker to the Arts and Culture Commission, Position 6 for a term expiring June 30, 2024.
  5. Appointed (6-0) James Davidson Jr. to the Parks Foundation, Position 1 for a term expiring June 30, 2024; Anthony Snipes to the Parks Foundation, Position 2 for a term expiring June 30, 2024; E. Joyce Iyamu to the Parks Foundation, Position 3 for a term expiring June 30, 2024; Tom S. Nichols to the Parks Foundation, Position 4 for a term expiring June 30, 2024; Julia Hardy to the Parks Foundation, Position 5 for a term expiring June 30, 2024; Debbie Poncik to Parks Foundation, Position 6 for a term expiring June 30, 2024; and Alice Aanstoos to the Parks Foundation, Position 10 for a term expiring June 30, 2024.
  6. Appointed (6-0) Anthony Snipes to the Parks Foundation Chair position.
  7. Appointed (6-0) Angie Young to the Community Development Advisory Committee, Position 6 for a term expiring June 30, 2024 and Sheryl L. Orloff to the Community Development Advisory Committee, Position 7 for a term expiring June 30, 2024.
  8. Postponed (6-0) the appointment of Gloria Lucus to the Planning and Zoning Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2024; Karen Overton to the Planning and Zoning Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2024; Sonya Brown-Marshall to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Position 3 for a term expiring June 30, 2024; Daniel Silva to the Planning and Zoning Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2024.
  9. Postponed (6-0) the appointment of Reggie Abraham to the Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals, Position 4 for a term expiring June 30, 2024; Denice Pringle, Position 5 to the Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals, Position 5 for a term expiring June 30, 2024; Cleotha Aldridge to the Zoning Board Adjustments and Appeals, Alternate Position for a term expiring June 30, 2024; Sharon Jurica to the Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals, Alternate Position for a term expiring June 30, 2024.

Authorizations

  1. Authorized (6-0) the Interim City Manager to execute a contract with Bass Construction to convert Hunters Glen Park trail from decomposed granite (DG) to concrete.
  2. Authorized (6-0) the Interim City Manager to enter into a contract for the reconstruction of Missouri City Drive with Conrad Construction Company, LTD. in an amount not to exceed $2,195,971.

Closed Executive Session

  1. Texas Government Code, Section 551.074 – Deliberations concerning the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of the City Manager.
  2. Texas Government Code, Section 551.071 – Consultation with attorney to seek or receive legal advice regarding pending or contemplated litigation, a settlement offer, or on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the City under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with the Texas Open Meetings Act: (i) Setback enforcement matter in 0013 D Bright (Stillwell Partition).

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The next Regular City Council Meeting is on Monday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Community Center, 1522 Texas Parkway. 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.

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