MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

EULESS CITY COUNCIL

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011

 

A regular meeting of the Euless City Council was called to order by Mayor Mary Lib Saleh at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, in the Precouncil Conference Room of City Hall, 201 North Ector Drive.  Those present included Mayor Mary Lib Saleh, Mayor Pro Tem Linda Martin, Council Members Tim Stinneford, Leon Hogg, Donna Mickan, Glenn Porterfield and Perry Bynum.

 

During the Precouncil meeting:

 

Ø    Mayor Mary Lib Saleh reported that she attended the Northeast Tarrant Transportation Summit hosted by Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes.  Additionally, the HEB Economic Development Foundation met and received updates from each member city as well as the HEB Independent School District.  She reported that the HEB Sports Hall of Fame annual banquet was held at the Texas Star Conference Centre and the event was well attended. 

 

Ø    Geographic Information System Manager David Allen gave a demonstration and answered questions related to the GIS maps available through the city’s website.

 

Ø    Director of Public Works and Engineering Ron Young reported that he and Planning and Economic Development Director Mike Collins attended a meeting regarding the North Tarrant Express project.  He presented a video animation of an aerial overview of the east segment of the project (from Northeast Mall east on SH 121-183 to the Westpark Way bridge in Euless), and responded to questions regarding the project.

 

Ø    Marketing Manager Betsy Deck reviewed the results of the 2010 census, and stated that Euless’ current population is 51,277.  This figure indicates a population growth of 11.5 percent since 2000.

 

Ø    Parks and Community Services Director Ray McDonald provided an update relative to the relocation of the DFW Writers group meetings to the Simmons Center, and stated that the group will hold their first meeting at the new location on March 16, 2011.  He added that the Ruth Millican Center will be utilized by the Historical Preservation Committee as a museum for historical artifacts of the city, which are currently stored at the Fuller House.

 

Ø    City Manager McKamie reported that a piece of steel from the World Trade Center Ground Zero site in New York City is being given to the City of Euless to be incorporated into an art piece at a later date at the front of the Fire Administration Building in commemoration of 9-11.

 

Ø    Planning and Economic Development Director Mike Collins presented the development update, including the current commercial and residential development.

 

Ø    Finance Director Vicki Rodriquez presented the financial update for the period ending January 31, 2011.

 

Ø    City Manager McKamie reviewed the regular agenda items.

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

The City Council convened into closed session at 6:27 p.m. for deliberation regarding the following:

 

-       Consultation with attorney as authorized by Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code related to:

o   Open Meetings Act, the Public Information Act, pending litigation, settlement offers and any item posted on the agenda.

 

The City Council reconvened into open session at 6:59 p.m.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION OF SCHEDULED ITEMS – COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

The Euless City Council continued their meeting in the Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. for consideration of scheduled items.

 

STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT

 

City Manager Gary McKamie

Deputy City Manager Loretta Getchell

Assistant City Manager Chris Barker

City Attorney Wayne K. Olson

City Secretary Susan Crim

Deputy City Secretary Kim Sutter

Police Chief Mike Brown

Director of Planning and Economic Development Mike Collins

Director of Parks and Community Services Ray McDonald

Finance Director Vicki Rodriquez

Interim Fire Chief Paul Smith

Director of Public Works and Engineering Ron Young

Public Works Manager JT Ackerman

Marketing/Communications Manager Betsy Deck

Texas Star General Manager Glenda Hartsell-Shelton

Human Resources/Risk Administrator Carolyn Marshall

Fleet and Facility Administrator Kyle McAdams

Information Services Administrator Dan McLain

Fire Captain Rick Clark

Police Captain Gary Landers

Fire Lieutenant Chanc Bennett

Firefighter II/Paramedic Dustin Benton

Senior Planner Stephen Cook

Firefighter II/Paramedic James Cowger

Firefighter/Paramedic Joel Daniel

Computer Support Specialist Jake Dilliplane

Firefighter II/Paramedic Jerad Gomez

Firefighter II/Paramedic Jarrod Goodman

Firefighter II/Paramedic Michael Hanks

Firefighter II/Paramedic Jeff Hayden

Firefighter / Paramedic Holt Markum

Driver/Engineer/Paramedic Jason Moon

Fire Division Chief Jeff Morris

Firefighter II/Paramedic Saul Padilla

Firefighter/Driver/Paramedic Michael Parks

Firefighter II/Paramedic James Rowell

Fire Battalion Chief Darrell Rutledge

Fire Training Officer/Paramedic Dale Skinner

Fire Lieutenant Scott Stamps

Firefighter II/Paramedic Chris Sutterfield

Assistant Finance Director Jackie Theriot

Firefighter II/Paramedic Michael Van Pelt

 

VISITORS

 


Loretta Doty

Steve Doty

Steve Chapman

Darl Easton

Iris Elliott

David Hughes

Andrea Moon

Landon Moon

Lauren Moon

Luke Moon

Jerrie Keller

Jake Thomasson

Alexander Varela


 

And others as noted in the visitor register.

 

INVOCATION

 

Police Chief Mike Brown gave the invocation.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Council Member Tim Stinneford led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

ITEM NO.  1.             PRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH

 

Interim Fire Chief Paul Smith introduced Driver/Engineer/Paramedic Jason Moon.  Jason was accompanied by his wife, Andrea and his children, Landon, Lauren and Luke, as well as members of the Fire department. 

 

Mayor Saleh presented Jason with a plaque and certificate commemorating his selection as employee of the month for March 2011.

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 3 and 4)

 

Mayor Saleh advised that item 2 will be pulled and voted on separately at the request of Council Member Glenn Porterfield.

 

Council Member Bynum motioned to approve Consent Agenda items number 3 and 4.

 

Council Member Stinneford seconded the motion.

 

Ayes:              Mayor Saleh, Mayor Pro Tem Martin, Council Members Stinneford, Hogg, Mickan, Porterfield, and Bynum

 

Nays:              None

 

Mayor Saleh declared the motion carried.

 

ITEM NO.  3.             ACKNOWLEDGED SALE OF CITY OF EULESS GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2011

 

Acknowledged sale of City of Euless General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2011 in the amount of $6,575,000 in accordance with Ordinance No. 1902, approved at the January 25, 2011, City Council meeting.

 

ITEM NO.  4.             APPROVED CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

 

Approved City Council minutes of regular meeting of February 8, 2011.

 

REGULAR AGENDA

 

ITEM NO.  2              APPROVED AWARD OF BID NO. 005-11

 

Council Member Porterfield motioned to approve the award of Bid Number 005-11 for the construction of a pavilion, to replace the current wood pavilion with a metal pavilion installed on the existing slab, at the Texas Star Golf Course to JBeck Construction, Argyle, Texas in the amount of $58,114, including the add alternate #1 bid of $11,480.

 

Council Member Porterfield explained that he is concerned that the City Council has not been presented with the final total cost of the project and only has the cost for the steel structure. 

 

City Manager McKamie outlined the following costs associated with the demolition and reconstruction of the pavilion:

 

Base Structure                               $58,114

Masonry (add alternate#1)           $11,480

Electrical (estimate)                       $15,000

Truss work (estimate)                    $13,000

Demolition                                      $10,000

Total (estimate)                            $107,594

 

Council Member Mickan seconded the motion.

 

Ayes:              Mayor Saleh, Mayor Pro Tem Martin, Council Members Stinneford, Hogg, Mickan, Porterfield, and Bynum

 

Nays:              None

 

Mayor Saleh declared the motion carried.

 

ITEM NO.  5.             CONSIDER AUTHORIZING CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN ENGINEERING DESIGN CONTRACT

 

Council Member Hogg motioned to authorize the City Manager to execute an engineering design contract with Elliott and Hughes, Inc. for design of Fiscal Year 2011 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project.  The contract amount is not to exceed $73,314.

 

Council Member Bynum seconded the motion.

 

Ayes:              Mayor Saleh, Mayor Pro Tem Martin, Council Members Stinneford, Hogg, Mickan, Porterfield, and Bynum

 

Nays:              None

 

Mayor Saleh declared the motion carried.

 

ITEM NO.  6.             CONSIDER FIRST AND FINAL READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 1903

 

Council Member Mickan motioned to approve the first and final reading of Ordinance No. 1903, amending Chapter 82, “Traffic and Motor Vehicles”, Article III, “Operation of Vehicle”, Section 82-67, “Same – Streets designated; Emergencies; Truck traffic confined; Emergency Vehicles excepted” to provide for the designation of truck routes.

 

Council Member Stinneford seconded the motion.

 

Police Chief Mike Brown advised that the ordinance will update the existing truck route ordinance by adding additional streets in an effort to facilitate a more efficient distribution of truck traffic throughout the city.

 

Ayes:              Mayor Saleh, Mayor Pro Tem Martin, Council Members Stinneford, Hogg, Mickan, Porterfield, and Bynum

 

Nays:              None

 

Mayor Saleh declared the motion carried.

 

ITEM NO.  7.             PUBLIC HEARING FOR PLANNED DEVELOPMENT 10-02-PD

 

Mayor Saleh opened the public hearing at 7:21 p.m.

 

Planning and Economic Development Director Mike Collins explained that the Planning and Zoning Commission opened a public hearing regarding the request and is scheduled to continue the public hearing at their March 1, 2011, Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.  He stated that staff recommends that the City Council continue the public hearing to the March 8, 2011, regularly scheduled City Council meeting.

 

Mayor Saleh asked to hear from any proponents followed by opponents to the request.

 

There being none, Mayor Saleh requested a motion to continue the public hearing to the March 8, 2011, City Council meeting.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Martin motioned to continue the public hearing regarding a request for a Planned Development to change the zoning of A. Barnard Survey, A-107, Tract 1A and 1C; Adam Bradford Survey, A-152, Tracts 1, 1A2, 1A3, 1A4, 1A07, 1B, 4, 4B, 4B1, 4B1A, 4B1A2, 4B2, 4B2A, 4C, 4C1, 4C2, 4D, 4D1, 4D2, 4E, 5, 5A, 5A1, 5A1A, and 5B from C-2 (Community Business District) into PD (Planned Development) to the March 8, 2011, City Council meeting.

 

Council Member Bynum seconded the motion.

 

Ayes:              Mayor Saleh, Mayor Pro Tem Martin, Council Members Stinneford, Hogg, Mickan, Porterfield, and Bynum

 

Nays:              None

 

Mayor Saleh declared the motion carried.

 

ITEM NO.  8.             PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

There were no public comments.

 

ITEM NO.  9.             REPORTS

 

CITY ATTORNEY

 

No report given.

 

CITY MANAGER

 

City Manager McKamie recognized and welcomed audience member, Steve Chapman, Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District Deputy Superintendent, to the meeting.

 

CITY COUNCIL

 

Council Member Stinneford announced and congratulated the Fire Department and communications personnel recognized at the recent annual awards banquet:

 

Fire Department Employee of the Year 2010                 Ken Rawlinson

Fire-Rescue Specialist of the Year 2010                         Jarrod Goodman

Fire Supervisor of the Year 2010                                      Chanc Bennett

Driver-Engineer of the Year 2010                                     Jacob Smith

EMS Provider of the Year 2010                                         David Cooper

 

Distinguished Unit Award for outstanding service on May 22, 2010, responding to a structure fire on Fair Oaks:

 

Fire Personnel: Darrell Rutledge, Scott Stamps, James Rowell, James Cowger, Jarrod Goodman, Joel Daniel, Rick Clark, Jason Moon, Dustin Benton, Michael Hanks, Saul Padilla, Chanc Bennett, Michael Parks, Bandon Herron, Irving Alvarado, and Chris Sutterfield.

 

Distinguished Unit Award for outstanding service on September 8, 2010, related to severe weather consisting of heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Hermine:

 

Fire Personnel: John O’Brien, Rusty Cade, Allan Cavender, Jeremy Goodman, Robert Hopkins, Lance Judd, Ken Kelly, Steve Mayo, Jerry Sutton, Ken Wroblski, Adam Parkhurst, Josh Schnitzius, Tommy Rush, Tom Tyre, Brad Shupbach, Scott Evans, and Michael Jones

Communications Personnel: Debbie Riley-Torrez, Darla Wilson, Courtney Flory, and Mary Weber

 

Distinguished Unit Award for outstanding service in October 2010 in response to an injury to a seven year old child:

 

Communications Personnel:  Melissa Van Winkle, Mary Weber, and Darla Wilson.

 

ITEM NO. 10             ADJOURN

 

Mayor Saleh adjourned the meeting at 7:26 p.m.

 

 

 

APPROVED:                                                            ATTEST:

 

 

 

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Mary Lib Saleh                                                         Susan Crim, TRMC

Mayor                                                                         City Secretary