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HomeMy Public PortalAboutCity Council Minutes 04-16-1971 Executive r~,eeting of the City Council ,pril 16, 1971 P~~eeting eras called to consider increase frr t~sst:. ,Chief of r~olice George Campbell cue to the fact that the ~~ay for the Lie--utenant in 1~3 months U~-ili be above the ~.sst. Chiefs pay r;~ore so by the fact that he has longevity. i~~otion t~ras made to increase the ~~ay of GEOrge Cam.~~bell to 675.00 (;25.00 raise) the members of the Council rec,ueste-d that on the next agendG that longevity be considered for all Dept. -leads, as they felt that they deserved it as much as any other er~,1~loyee. ~:t sp tfully subn~~itted, Lucy G~2'""', City ,secretary tit e t a:.~- Paul C. Daniels, i~~ayor RFgular .'~eeting of the City Council E~.pril 16, 1971 Call to Urder_ P~leeting was called to order my Mayor Daniels at 6 : 30 P .i~:. present were Councilmen Blackmon, Howerton, Gillard, Launius and City atty. McEntire. Councilman Klein was absent. Master Charge i~iayor Daniels said he would like to have this service made available for Ci~.izens to pay water, sewer, garbage and tax bills as we are becoming an older city and. bills, especially taxes are not sometimes paid as deligently as they were. He stated the Coun'~y is presently allowing license plates to be paid for in this manner. ~ copy of the proposed contract is to be made available to each councilman for his consideration. Joe b°~atson Pir. Y~atson spokesman for those citizens that have register~:d a complaint about the maintenance of Sam flings Landscape Co. Mr. Watson presented a petition from residents along Kingsbury that stated the Business was operated in violation of our Ordinance. r,ll They were asking was that the City Council do their job and enforce the Ordinance. He states i~Iings was using a residential lot in conjunction with his business. The greenhouses were not built to specs. a temporary building was allowed to be moved in, and was not 25ft. from. the side lot line. Mr ~•.'atson said he knew we were all good eggs and believed working with people and • sometime we overlooked things we shouldn't. i~ir. yvatson said his request was - Will the Council enforce the Ordinance? i:ayor Laniels said the Council takes office to enforce laws and that the matter will be thoroughly looked into by both the Council and the City attorney. i~r Watson said they were just as determined to get something done as if they had torches marching on City Hall. The petition from the citizens was read into the minutes, and i~ictures of the firm werealso presented. mayor Daniels also read into the minutes a letter from Sam dings. Councilman Howerton, asked the date petition was started, was advised I~iarch 17th. He said he asked this because the Council needs an equal opportunity to review the problen~~. i-'.ayor Daniels said we will give opinion after legal advice. ~•`yne Gu11eV Air Gulley advised Council he had a recommendation chance to the electrical code - that had been approved by the ~;lectrical Board. He would present the code change in its final form at the next regular meeting for Council approval, Youth program i~lr tisa Short originator of the Northeast Youth En:ployn~net r.gency asked the City Council for cooperation and suppor t for the volunteer group that seeks sums;,er employr::ent for the age group 13 to 18 in the Birdville School System.. Mayor Daniels complimented ~.ir. Short for all the time he has donated to youth. _2_ i~:otion made by Gillard, second by Blackr~~on to have the City Hall available for applications and job openings for the young people. LTnanimously approved. Glenview Drive T~iayor Daniels read letter from the State Hky. Dept. regarding the possible widening of Glenview between Hwy 121 and Loop 820. The City of North Richland Hills has informed the Hwy Dept. they are interested in getting Federal funds for the widening as part of their City borders Glenview. I•iayor Daniels asked permission to have our Engineer look info the cost and also as to what the State Hwy D"pt. has propcsed. I•~otion made by Blackmon s~rnd by Howerton to have our F,nginners look into the Glenview problem. Unanimously approved. Solid waste D~osal T2`'solution T4iotion-made by Launius, second by Howerton to adopt Resolution- 4-71 as read, a copy rt,ade a part of these r;inutes. ~Iti Unanimously approved. Gr rbage rate increase Mayor Daniels said he would not accept either a rate increase or start curb side pickup. He stated that another firm may be interested in the service. _r.~pointment to Tw:etropolitan Hwy. Comr,:ittee ~~>ayor Daniels said he would like to appoint Sam. i~,ings to the T~•ietropolitan Highway Come~ittee. Councilman Launius said I•~r A~:incs . was one of the most deligent worker in the i~altom Richland r Chamber. ~~otion made by Blackmon, second by Gillard to appoint Sam h'ings to the T~Tetropolitan H~„y. Committee. Unanimously approved. Resolution - charge for Library Cards ~ ,'•iayor Daniels said as other Cities now have Libraries, we should now honor cards from their Cities. l~iotion made by Launius second by Gillarc to ;pass Resolution 5-71 that no charge be made for Library cards issued to residents of other Cities which provide library service to its citizens, a copy made a part of these minutes. Unanimously approved. Resolution - conunendinq E. Rogers T~otion made by Gillard, second by Blackmon to approve Resolution X71 commending E. B. Rogers and the Boy Scouts for their SOroF. project in clearing Fossil Creek. Uaanin;ously approved. ~~pproval to attend convention (Denver, Colorado} T~:ayor Daniels asked approval for Luke Biker, Lucy ti,'right, and himself to attend the convention. T~~r. Baker is to be honored with awards. riotion made by Blackmon, second by Launius for all three to attend the convention. Unani„~ously approved. T~~ayor Daniels said this concluded the formal agenda. Tarrant County ~r'ater sup~aly Corp. P~Tayor Daniels said he had made a verbal agreement for dissolution of the eater Corp. far $650,000.00. This would ~t~y under -3- his proposal our system, Big Fossil Uutfall and plants 1 and 2. He believes this proposal is acceptable to North Richland Hills. Uur fiscal agent has been called to figure cost of bonds ect. The mayor understand Federal money is available at 5;a interest. The next Tarrant beater Supply Corp Board i~~eeting is b':ay 1st. at 9:00 all Councilmen are welcome to attend. i~,r, Bill 1`ieier from the audience introduced himself to the Councilmen as atbrney for Iriax Gardiner who has filed suit against the City to collect cost of the fences installed by i`r. Tar~¢ner. He presented to the City [.tty. I~.r. I`icEntrie co~~ies of three cases ,~l along the same line where the Courts said the Cities had to pay for the work done. I•'x i~ieir said it was not fair that i~ir. Gardner had not been paid as the fences were erected last spring. i~r. Gardner asks payment of rutty. fees and interest on money borrowed. Interest is now $422.62, rutty. would settle for $1000.00 and fence ~ cost is $8893.65 a total of $10,316.27. ratty. fees are accruing at the rate of $40.00 ~~er hour. I~r. h'~eier said they have right of action at law to recover this to date. e ~ 1~_ayor Daniels said we have new Councilmen so he ex~~l~ined the fences were placed around the water well because the State Inspector said they should be of the r~~an proof ty~~e. He asked I~.r. Gardner to do t'ne job simply because he was a rESident of Richland Hills and. operating his busines here. b~~e had some cor.alaints ~ about parking late at night in the park from residents in the area, ~ also the children playing would run out in the street, so he ~ requested that the park be fenced also. ~ Councilmen Howerton. asked for the lineal ft. of fence ffi installed, said he wanted to be well acquainted with the situation, and he also understood an offer had been made by the previous council to pay. i~ir. Howerton was given dirr~ensions of fences that were taken by ;~lr. Luke Baker - when he had 3 bids made on fences after they were installed. I•ir. Howerton said he did not question part of the charges but did question the Park fence as there was such a differt~rce in bids so he would like to study the matter before voting. ~I~Ir. Launius and I~ir. Blackmon feel tae have a moral obligation. to pay, that the Mayor had said it was an omission on his mart that bids were not taken at first. i~iotion made by Launius, second by Gillard to have the payment of fences placed on the nex~ regular Council I~~eeting. Unanimously approved. I~iotion to adjourn at 9 : 15 . Unanimously ap proved . Res ctfully,s~tted, r~> Lucy Ydr' t, City S etary ;;a ~ est: ul C . Dani s ~ o e ~ ay r e • RESOLUTION NO.~--~ BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, that: No charge shall be made for library cards issued to residents of other cities which provide a library service to its citizens; so long as such city does not charge for a library card issued to citizens of the city of Richland Hills . PASSED AND APPROVED this the day of Apri1,197. APPROV N MAYOR ATTEST, CITY SE TARY