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Posted on: May 2, 2023

Council Connection for May 1

Council Connection

At the Monday, May 1 Regular Meeting, council members authorized a revised parkland dedication proposal for Parkway Crossing; authorized execution of a contract with Texas Drainage, Inc. for citywide ditch cleaning services; and approved a resolution converting the pay provisions for each individual firefighter and police officer into the newly adopted civil service step-pay matrix. Here is a rundown of all Council actions at the meeting:

Presentations & Recognitions

  • Recognized May as National Tennis month.
  • Recognized Municipal Court team for the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center’s (TMCEC) Municipal Traffic Safety Initiatives (MTSI) Award.
  • Proclaimed May 8 through May 12 as 2023 National Economic Development week.
  • Proclaimed May 1 through May 7 as 2023 Hurricane Preparedness week.
  • Proclaimed May 7 through May 13 as 2023 Public Service Recognition week. 

Consent Agenda

  • Approved (7-0) the minutes of the Special and Regular City Council meetings of April 17.
  • Authorized (7-0) the City Manager to execute a contract with Paradigm Traffic Systems, Inc. for the purchase of miscellaneous traffic signal parts and services for the Traffic Operations Division. 
  • Authorized (7-0) a revised parkland dedication proposal for Parkway Crossing and rescinded a previous proposal approved on June 1, 2020.
  • Authorized (7-0) the City Manager to execute a contract with Texas Drainage, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $160,000, in an aggregate over a four-year period for citywide ditch cleaning services.
  • Accepted (7-0) the Quarterly Investment Report for the quarter that ended on March 31, 2023. 

Public Hearings & Related Actions

  • Public Hearings & Related Actions
    • Held a public hearing to receive comments for or against a request to adopt an ordinance continuing Article VII of Chapter 74 of the Missouri City Code, continuing the rules and regulations pertaining to the standards of care for certain elementary-age recreation programs operated by the City.
    • Approved (7-0) an ordinance on the first of two readings, continuing the rules and regulations pertaining to the standards of care for certain elementary-age recreation programs operated by the City.

Appointments

  • Confirmed (7-0) the appointment of Linda Bell, Position 2; Cody Radley, Position 3; and Debbie Marcell, Position 1 as directors to the Sienna Management District.
  • Confirm the reappointment of John Van De Wiele, James C. Brown, Chuck Howell, and Jaime Stewart as directors to the Missouri City Management District No. 2. This item was postponed to another meeting.  

Ordinances

  • Consider an ordinance on the first of two readings authorizing the execution of a developer participation agreement between the City and Missouri City BTR, LLC, in an amount not to exceed 66 percent, $650,000, of the estimated project costs for a traffic signal improvement located at the intersection of State Highway 6 and Vicksburg Boulevard. No action was taken. 
  • Approved (7-0) an ordinance on the first of two readings adopting a new pay plan for non-exempt personnel and exempt personnel, excluding civil service Fire Department personnel, civil service Police Department personnel, and appointed employees. Second reading of this ordinance is set to be at the Special City Council Meeting on May 5, 2023.
  • Approved (7-0) an ordinance on the first of two readings amending the civil service implementation ordinance of the City; providing certain amendments related to base pay, seniority pay, and temporary duties in higher classification for certain Fire Department and Police Department personnel; providing for repeal; providing for severability; providing an effective date; and containing other provisions related thereto. Second reading of this ordinance is set to be at the Special City Council Meeting on May 5, 2023.

Resolutions

  • Approved (7-0) a resolution converting the pay provisions for each individual firefighter and police officer into the newly adopted civil service step-pay matrix. 
  • Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute and the City Secretary to attest an assignment, notice and consent by and between the City and DPEG Vicksburg, LP, pertaining to the assignment of a tax increment reinvestment zone incentive agreement from DPEG Vicksburg, LP, to the City. No action was taken.

Closed Executive Session

  • 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: DPEG Vicksburg, LP Assignment.
  • Texas Government Code, Section 551.087 – Deliberations regarding commercial or financial information that the governmental body has received from a business prospect that the governmental body seeks to locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the governmental body and with which the governmental body is conducting economic development negotiations: potential mixed-use development.

Council Connection serves as a recap for all Regular City Council Meetings. To review details of all City Council Meetings including the agenda packets and to watch the video, please visit the Agenda Portal

The next Regular City Council Meeting is on Monday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at the City Hall Complex, 1522 Texas Parkway. 

Residents who wish to listen to or watch the meeting virtually may access the livestream on MCTV on the City Website.

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