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HomeMy Public PortalAboutCity Council Minutes 01-10-1995 MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL • REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 10, 1995 1. CALL TO ORDER Mayor Kelley called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Richland Hills City Hall, 3200 Diana Drive, Richland Hills, Texas. Councilmembers Present: Nelda Stroder, Curtis Whitfield, Reta P. Kaastad, and Roy Maberry. Councilmembers Absent: Larry Wilson. City Staff Present: City Manager Stephen Hughes, City Secretary Terri Willis, and City Attorney Paul Wieneskie. 2. INVOCATION AND PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE Mayor Kelley requested a moment of silence for prayer. • Mayor Pro Tem Maberry led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags. 3. COUNCIL-APPOINTED BOARDS City Manager Hughes advised that applications had been submitted for the Teen Court Advisory Board and the Economic Development Advisory Board. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Stroder, and seconded by Councilmember Whitfield, to appoint Wayne A. Erickson to Place 5 on the Teen Court Advisory Board. Mayor Kelley advised there being no objection, Mr. Erickson was duly-appointed to the Teen Court Advisory Board. MOTION: A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Maberry, and seconded by Councilmember Stroder, to appoint Donald Atchison to Place 1 on the Teen Court Advisory Board. Mayor Kelley advised there being no objection, Mr. Atchison was duly-appointed to the Teen Court Advisory Board. MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL • REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 10, 1995 PAGE 2 3. COUNCIL-APPOINTED BOARDS (cont'd.) MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Kaastad, and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Maberry, to appoint Michael Marcum to Place 2 on the Economic Development Advisory Board. Mayor Kelley advised there being no objection, Mr. Marcum was duly-appointed to the Economic Development Advisory Board. 4. PUBLIC HEARING, 21ST YEAR CDBG PROGRAM Assistant to the City Manager Jim Quin explained that the City had participated in the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) for the past 20 years. This program enables low to moderate income areas to benefit from federal funding. The City entered into this program in conjunction with Tarrant County, and approximately $135,000 has been earmarked for this • year's project. These funds have been used to rehabilitate sewer lines in the City, and also have resurfaced roads in the northwest section of the City. However, this money can be used for a variety of different projects, provided that they are in the target areas designated by Tarrant County. A survey is done each year of each city to determine the low to moderate income areas. Mr. Quin advised that public input for projects which have merit and are in the target areas will be considered, and pointed out that forms were available for the public to submit their ideas for projects. City Manager Hughes advised there would be an item on the January 24, 1995 agenda regarding the selection of a project for funding by resolution, and the engineers would complete the application between January 24 and February 15 and submit it for funding. Councilmember Kaastad inquired as to whether the Community Center was in the target area, and Mr. Quin advised it was not in the target area. There were questions from the audience regarding the target areas, and Mr. Hughes explained these funds were direct entitlement money from the federal government and could only be used for projects in low to moderate income areas. There are two target areas, one being in the northeast section of MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL • REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 10, 1995 PAGE 3 4. PUBLIC HEARING, 21ST YEAR CDBG PROGRAM (cont'd.) the City from Booth Calloway to Airline Drive, and the other being in the southeast section of the City from Ash Park east to the city limit line. Councilmember Whitfield advised that he felt the City should consider the continuation of sewer line projects due to the expense involved and the necessity for these types of projects. There were no other persons requesting to speak on this item. 5. RAILTRAN STATION DESIGN PRESENTATION City Manager Hughes advised that the Transportation Authority had notified the City they were still finalizing the preliminary design and would be holding a series of public • hearings on the project, and had requested delay of action and approval until a later date. MOTION: A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Maberry, and seconded by Councilmember Kaastad, to postpone indefinitely action and approval on the Railtran Station Design. The motion unanimously carried. 6. REMOVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEM5 There were no items removed from the Consent Agenda. 7. CONSENT AGENDA APPROVAL City Manager Hughes reviewed the Consent Agenda items as follows: A. Approval of an Agreement with the Deaf Action Center for Sign Interpretive Services; B. Approval of the Minutes of the November 7 and 21, 1994 Regular City Council Meetings; • MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL • REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 10, 1995 PAGE 4 7. CONSENT AGENDA APPROVAL (cont'd.j C. Approval of the Purchase of 3905 Airline Drive, Owned by Richard and Linda Brock, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Approved Appraised Value; and, D. Approval of a Resolution Establishing that the May 6, 1995 Election be Jointly Conducted by the Birdville Independent School District and the City of Richland Hills. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Stroder, and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Maberry, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. The motion unanimously carried. 8. REPORTS AND COMMENTS • ?David Ainslie, 6713 John Street, Richland Hills, spoke before the Council regarding the painting over of writing on the side of his commercial building without his authorization. ?Jean Smith, 3628 Labadie Drive, Richland Hills, spoke before the Council regarding the business across the street from the abandoned church located at Popplewell and Grapevine, and the dangerous traffic situation in this area. ?Oliver Pettit, 7505 Hovenkamp Avenue, Richland Hills, spoke before the Council regarding extending the investigation of sewer lines beyond east of Labadie. Mr. Pettit also discussed the condition of the streets in the City, specifically on Hovenkamp. ?City Manager Hughes advised there would be a workshop held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 1995, to discuss some of the issues brought up this evening, such as Laidlaw Waste Systems, anti-graffiti regulations, and City facilities improvements. Mr. Hughes also advised that a Town Hall Meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, January 17, 1995, at 7:30 p.m. • MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL • REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 10, 1995 PAGE 5 9. ADJOURNMENT Mayor Kelley declared the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. APPROVED: C. F. KELLEY, MAYOR ATTEST: `'PRR WIL IS, IT SECRETARY • •