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Weekly City Council & Commissioners Courts Agenda Watch

The agendas for the following City Council and Commissioners Courts for this week are being sent to you as a service of the HAR Governmental Affairs department. These include: Pasadena City Council, Pearland City Council, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, Missouri City City Council, Sugar Land City Council, Harris County Commissioners Court, Houston City Council, Montgomery County Commissioners Court, Conroe City Council and The Woodlands Township Board of Directors. If there is an agenda item you would like us to monitor, please let us know by contacting Mary Hinojosa at mary.hinojosa@har.com. The following agenda items may be of interest to you:

Pasadena City Council – No Meeting

Pearland City Council – Regular Meeting – Monday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. (link to full agenda)

VI. Consent Agenda

  1. Consideration and Possible Action – Resolution No. R2016-85 – A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Pearland, Texas, appointing the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission as its Capital Improvements Advisory Committee, and adopting rules of procedure therefor.
  1. Consideration and Possible Action – Resolution No. R2016-89 – A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Pearland, Texas, authorizing the City Manager or his designee to enter into a Reimbursement and Maintenance Agreement between the City and the Pearland Economic Development Corporation and an Interlocal Agreement between the City and the Pearland Independent School District associated with the Cullen Boulevard Enhancement Project.

 

VII. New Business

  1. Consideration and Possible Action – First and Only Reading of Ordinance No. 1525 – An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Pearland, Texas authorizing the issuance of City of Pearland, Texas Certificates of Obligation, Series 2016; prescribing the terms thereof; providing for the payment thereof; awarding the sale thereof; and making other provisions regarding such Certificates and matters incident thereto; and declaring an emergency.
  1. Consideration and Possible Action – First and Only Reading of Ordinance No. 1526 – An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Pearland authorizing issuance of City of Pearland, Texas, Water and Sewer System Revenue Bonds, Series 2016A; prescribing the terms thereof; providing for the payment thereof; awarding the sale thereof; making other provisions regarding such bonds and matters incident thereto; and declaring an emergency.
  1. Consideration and Possible Action – First Reading of Ordinance No. 1524 – An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Pearland, Texas, adopting a Park Dedication Formula and a Fee in Lieu of Dedication Calculation Formula; amending the Park Benefit Zone Map; containing a savings clause, a severability clause and a repealer clause; providing for publication and an effective date.
  1. Consideration and Possible Action – Resolution No. R2016-74 – A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Pearland, Texas, renewing a unit supply contract for landscape maintenance services (medians, right of ways and City facilities) with Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping, Inc. in the estimated amount of $599,480.40 from June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017.
  1. Council Input and Discussion – Regarding right-of-way mowing responsibilities throughout various parts of the city.

 

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court – Regular Meeting – Tuesday, May 24, at 1 p.m. (link to full agenda)

5. PUBLIC HEARINGS:  1:00 p.m.:  Conduct Public Hearings and take all appropriate action on the following matters:

A. Conduct public hearing for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Modena School Road between Baker Road and Thuesen Road for placement of 45 mph speed limit signs, Pct 1.

B. Conduct public hearing for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Winner Foster Road between FM359 and Pirtle Road for placement of 35 mph speed limit signs, Precinct 1.

C. Conduct public hearing for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Grand Mission Estates, Section 20, Precinct 3.

D. Conduct public hearing for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Exploration Park, addition of “No Parking” signs on Cinco Park Road within Cinco Ranch Greenway Village, Precinct 3.

E. Conduct public hearing for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Fieldstone, Section 11, Precinct 4.

F. Conduct public hearing for acceptance of the traffic control plan for The Villas at Riverstone and Stonebrook at Riverstone, Section 2, Precinct 4.

28. ENGINEERING:

A. Take all appropriate action on request for variance to the 10 foot landscape reserve requirement as stated in Section 7.3 of the Fort Bend County Regulations of Subdivisions, for Lakes of Bella Terra, Sec. 37 on behalf of LOB Limited Partnership, Precinct 3.

D. Take all appropriate action on request for variance to the 10 foot landscape reserve requirement as stated in Section 7.3 of the Fort Bend County Regulations of Subdivisions, for Lakes of Bella Terra, Sec. 38 on behalf of LOB Limited Partnership, Precinct 3.

G. Take all appropriate action on Interlocal Agreement for Traffic Signal Improvements between Fort Bend County and Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 19 in an amount not to exceed $15,000 regarding construction of a traffic signal at the intersection of University Boulevard and Oilfield Road, Precinct 4. (Fund: Road &Bridge)

33. TAX ASSESSOR/COLLECTOR:

Take all appropriate action to adopt Local Option Exemptions for the Fort Bend County General Fund property taxes for the 2016 Tax Year as follows, pursuant to Section 11.13(n) of the Texas Property Tax Code:

  • Homestead Exemption: $5000 or 20 percent (whichever is greater); and
  • Over Age 65 Exemptions: $100,000; or
  • Disabled Person Exemption: $100,000.

Missouri City City Council – No Meeting

 

Sugar Land City Council – Regular Meeting – Tuesday, May 24, at 5:30 p.m. (link to full agenda)

I. Workshop

C. Review of and discussion on options regarding the use of mobile devices-while-driving ordinance and processes for obtaining public input.  Mr. Scott Schultz, Assistant Chief of Police.

D. Review of and discussion on a proposed ordinance governing special events and providing direction for the ordinance to govern the impact of special events on public safety and city facilities.  Mr. Scott Schultz, Assistant Chief of Police.

 

Houston City Council – Regular Meeting – Tuesday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 25, at 9 a.m. (link to full agenda)

HEARINGS

  1. PUBLIC HEARING on the City Budgets for the time period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017

 

PROPERTY – NUMBER 3

  1. RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department to APPOINT two independent appraisers to determine the fair market value of ±1.737 acres of land located out of South Side of Buffalo Bayou Addition located between Texas Avenue, Hamilton Street, Capitol Avenue, and Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, Harris County, Texas – DISTRICT I – GALLEGOS

 

ORDINANCES – NUMBERS  8  through  43

  1. ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Amendment 1 to an Advance Funding Agreement between the City of Houston and the STATE OF TEXAS through the Texas Department of Transportation for the Hunting Bayou Gaps Transportation Enhancement Project – DISTRICT B – DAVIS

 

  1. ORDINANCE appropriating $170,000.00 out of Airport Improvement Fund; approving and authorizing agreement for exchange of real property interests wherein REVISTA, INC conveys tracts of land containing 8.24 acres to the City of Houston, Texas, in exchange for 35.00 acres of land, including all improvements thereon, adjacent to George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston – DISTRICT B – DAVIS

 

FISCAL YEAR 2016 BUDGET MATTERS

  1. ORDINANCE related to the Fiscal Affairs of the City; approving the annual budgets of the City of Houston, Texas, for Fiscal Year 2017, including provisions for future adjustment to certain fund  balances; making various amendments to the proposed budgets; authorizing certain transfers; re-designating a cash reserve in the Fund Balance; amending Ordinance 2014-602, as amended, to rename Houston Civic Events Special Revenue Fund to Tourism Promotion Special Revenue Fund and restating the purposes thereof; establishing a cost  for copies of the budget; making other provisions related to the subject; making certain findings related thereto; providing a repealing clause; providing for severability

 

  1. ORDINANCE ratifying the property tax increase reflected in the annual budgets of the City of Houston, Texas, for Fiscal Year 2017 that will require raising more revenue from property taxes than in Fiscal Year 2016; setting an effective date

This item should only be considered after passage of Item 42 above

 

MATTERS HELD – NUMBERS  45  through  52

  1. ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE XV, DIVISION 3 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to the Neighborhood Traffic Management Speed Control Program

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER STARDIG

This was Item 13 on Agenda of May 11, 2016

 

Harris County Commissioners Court – Regular Meeting – Tuesday, May 24, at 10 a.m. (link to full agenda)

  1. Departments
  2. Public Infrastructure
  3. County Engineer
  4. Right of Way
  5. Recommendation that the court approve certain projects, decrees of public necessity and convenience, and acquisition of specific properties on behalf of the county for:
  6. A tract for the Cavalcade Annex 36: New Community Center project in Precinct 1.

 

  1. A tract for the Woodland Hills Drive project in Precinct 2.

 

  1. Two tracts for the San Jacinto Boulevard, Phase 2 project in Precinct 2 (UPIN 16102MF0ET01).

 

  1. 14 tracts for the Mueschke Road-7 project in Precinct 3 (UPIN 141033020709).

 

  1. Two revised tracts for the West Road, Segment A project in Precinct 3 (UPIN 161033031808-10).

 

  1. Two revised tracts for the Cypress Creek Greenway, Phase B project in Precinct 4.

 

  1. 16 tracts for the Tomball Tollway, Phase II project in Precinct 4 (UPIN 130505R124).

 

  1. Recommendation that the court approve certain projects and acquisition of specific properties on behalf of the Flood Control District for:
  2. Four tracts for the Castlewood Subdivision ROW Acquisition project in Precinct 2 (UPIN 150900P506R3).

 

  1. Two tracts for the Upper Langham Creek Frontier project in Precinct 3 (UPIN 120900U100E8).

 

  1. Flood Control District
  2. Recommendation for authorization to pursue acquisition of properties that flooded as a result of the rainfall on April 17-18, 2016 and that are within previously identified areas of interest, and acquire them through the district’s voluntary buyout program.

 

  1. Grants
    a. Request by the Flood Control District for authorization to submit an application to the Texas Water Development Board for grant funds in the amount of $250,000, with a required match of $250,000, to conduct a Cedar Bayou Feasibility Study.

 

  1. Tax Assessor-Collector
  2. Request for approval of orders for exemption from ad valorem taxation for tax year 2016 for the county, Flood Control District, and Harris County Hospital District, dba Harris Health System, in the following amounts of the appraised value of residence homesteads:
  3. $5,000 or 20% of the appraised value, whichever is greater of an adult’s residence homestead;

 

  1. $160,000 of the appraised value of the residence homestead of an individual who is disabled; or

 

  1. $160,000 of the appraised value of the residence homestead of an individual who is 65 or older.

 

  1. Commissioners Court
  2. Commissioner, Precinct 1
  3. Request for approval of a stop sign installation at the intersection of Greens Road and Old Humble Road in connection with a stop sign study.

 

  1. Commissioner, Precinct 2
  2. Request for approval to establish a 20 miles per hour maximum speed limit on residential streets within the City of Shoreacres that have not been designated as major thoroughfares.

 

  1. Commissioner, Precinct 4
  2. Request for approval of affidavits and petitions from residents regarding posting of 20 MPH signs within the subdivisions of:
  3. Postwood Glen Subdivision and that neighborhood plaques be installed under every speed limit sign.

 

  1. Postwood Oaks Subdivision.

 

  1. Postwood Green Subdivision and that neighborhood plaques be installed under every speed limit sign.

 

  1. The Reserve at Inverness Subdivision.

 

III. Public Hearings Request by Public Health Services for public hearings on proposed adoption of orders:

  1. Amending the rules for the regulation of food establishments in the unincorporated areas of the county.

 

  1. To establish rules for the regulation of swimming pools and spas in the unincorporated areas of the county.

 

Montgomery County Commissioners Court – Regular Meeting – Tuesday, May 24, at 9:30 a.m. (link to full agenda)

  1. COUNTY JUDGE
  2. CONSIDER, DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION NAMING APPOINTMENTS OF THE CITIZENS COMMITTEE THAT WILL REVIEW THE ELECTED OFFICIAL RAISES.

 

  1. COUNTY ATTORNEY -REAL PROPERTY
  2. PRECINCT 3
  3. CONSIDER AND APPROVE RESOLUTIONS AND ORDERS TO PAY FOR ACQUISITION OF PARCELS 10 AND 41 FOR RAYFORD ROAD EXPANSION PROJECT.

 

  1. PUBLIC HEARING
  2. PRECINCT 1
  3. CONSIDER AND APPROVE PARTIAL REVISION TO LOTS IN THE TOWNSITE OF DOBBIN, TO BE KNOWN AS DOBBIN CENTER.

 

B.PRECINCT 2

  1. CONSIDER AND APPROVE ESTABLISHING A 35 MPH SPEED ZONE FOR TIME PERIODS 8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. AND 3:00 P.M – 4:00 P.M. ON RESEARCH FOREST DRIVE IN FRONT OF LEGACY PREPARATORY ACADEMY.

 

  1. CONSIDER AND APPROVE ESTABLISHING “NO STANDING NO PARKING ANY TIME” ON BOTH SIDES OF MARSICO PLACE AND HIDDEN TRAIL DRIVE.

 

3.CONSIDER AND APPROVE ESTABLISHING TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROL FOR RESEARCH FOREST DRIVE AT WEST ALDEN BRIDGE DRIVE; RESEARCH FOREST DRIVE AT CROWNRIDGE DRIVE; AND FISH CREEK THOROUGHFARE AT WOODFOREST PARKWAY SOUTH.

 

  1. CONSIDER AND APPROVE PARTIAL REVISION TO RESERVE “D” OF WOODFOREST SECTION 3, TO BE KNOWN AS WOODFOREST SECTION 62.

 

  1. PRECINCT 3
  2. CONSIDER AND APPROVE ESTABLISHING TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROL FOR LAKE FRONT CIRCLE AT SIX PINES DRIVE; LAKE FRONT CIRCLE AT PINECROFT DRIVE; AND RAYFORD ROAD AT RAYFORD CROSSING DEVELOPMENT DRIVEWAY.

 

  1. CONSIDER AND APPROVE ESTABLISHING “NO PARKING ANY TIME” ON BOTH SIDES OF GENEVA DRIVE BETWEEN RAYFORD ROAD AND WEST GENEVA DRIVE.

 

  1. PRECINCT 4
  2. CONSIDER AND APPROVE ESTABLISHING STREET NAMES OF MARKET PLACE DRIVE AND VALLEY RANCH BOULEVARD TO THE ROADS DEDICATED BY WARRANTY DEED (CF#2015084739) THAT WAS ACCEPTED BY COMMISSIONERS COURT ON AUGUST 25, 2015.

 

  1. CONSIDER AND APPROVE ESTABLISHING STREET NAMES OF VALLEY RANCH PARKWAY AND VALLEY RANCH BOULEVARD TO THE ROADS DEDICATED BY WARRANTY DEED (CF#2014057185) THAT WAS ACCEPTED BY COMMISSIONERS COURT ON JUNE 16, 2014.

 

  1. CONSIDER AND APPROVE PARTIAL REVISION TO LOT 9, BLOCK 7 OF SPLENDORA ESTATES, TO BE KNOWN AS SPLENDORA ESTATES BLOCK 7, LOT 9 REPLAT.

 

  1. COUNTY ATTORNEY
  2. CONSIDER AND APPROVE AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY’S PARTICIPATION IN THE TEXAS ENTERPRISE ZONE PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS ENTERPRISE ZONE ACT, CHAPTER 2303, TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE (“ACT”), PROVIDING TAX INCENTIVES, DESIGNATING A LIAISON FOR COMMUNICATION WITH INTERESTED PARTIES, AND NOMINATING WOODFOREST NATIONAL BANK TO THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TOURISM THROUGH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK AS AN ENTERPRISE PROJECT.

 

  1. CONSIDER AND APPROVE AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY’S PARTICIPATION IN THE TEXAS ENTERPRISE ZONE PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS ENTERPRISE ZONE ACT, CHAPTER 2303, TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE (“ACT”), PROVIDING TAX INCENTIVES, DESIGNATING A LIAISON FOR COMMUNICATION WITH INTERESTED PARTIES, AND NOMINATING KPH-CONSOLIDATION INC. (“KINGWOOD MEDICAL CENTER”) TO THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TOURISM THROUGH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK AS AN ENTERPRISE PROJECT.

 

Conroe City Council – Regular Meeting – Wednesday, May 25, at 2 p.m. and Thursday, May 26, at 9:30 a.m. (link to full agenda)

WORK SESSION

  1. Highway 105 Access Management Study Presentation. – T. Woolley

 

  1. Discuss naming League Line Road Extension to “Wally Wilkerson Parkway”. – T. Woolley

 

  1. Discuss removal of Anderson Elementary School Zone. – T. Woolley

 

  1. Discuss San Jacinto River Flood Protection Planning Study. –  S. Taylor

 

ACTION AGENDA

  1. Workshop Consider naming League Line Road Extension “Wally Wilkerson Parkway”. T. Woolley

 

  1. Workshop Consider removal of Anderson Elementary School Zone. T. Woolley

 

  1. Workshop Consider San Jacinto River Flood Protection Planning Study. S. Taylor

 

  1. Notice of Election – June 25th Runoff S. Gorjón

 

The Woodlands Township Board of Directors – Regular Meeting – Wednesday, May 25, at 6 p.m. (link to full agenda)

REGULAR AGENDA

  1. Receive, consider and act upon a discussion regarding drainage from the Del Webb development (as requested by Director Bass);

 

  1. Receive, consider and act upon administrative guidelines for special events held in the community that require public road or lane closures;

 

  1. Receive, consider and act upon Administrative Reports for Law Enforcement and Community Policing;

 

  1. Receive, consider and act upon the financial report;

 

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