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HomeMy Public PortalAboutCity Council Minutes 09-12-1995 MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL • REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 12, 1995 1. CALL TO ORDER Mayor Kelley called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Richland Hills City Hall, 3200 Diana Drive, Richland Hills, Texas. Councilmembers Present: Pat Watkins, Reta P. Kaastad, Horace Hamilton, Larry Wilson, and LaRue Wall. City Staff Present: Interim City Manager James Quin, City Secretary Terri Willis and City Attorney Paul Wieneskie. Mayor Kelley recessed the regular meeting of the Richland Hills City Council at 7:05 p.m. in order to convene into Executive Session in the Council Conference Room. 2. EXECUTIVE SESSION Mayor Kelley convened the Executive Session at 7:06 p.m. A. Consideration of Entering into Executive Session in Accord with Chapter 551, Section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code, to Deliberate Matters Concerning Personnel, Specifically, Interview with Fielding, Barrett & Taylor L.L.P. for City Attorney Position. Mayor Kelley adjourned the Executive Session at 7:50 p.m. B. Consideration of Final Action, Decision, or Vote on a Matter Deliberated in Executive Session in Accord with Chapter 551, Section 551.102 of the Texas Government Code. Mayor Kelley reconvened the regular meeting of the Richland Hills City Council at 7:51 p.m. in the Council Chambers, and advised there would be no action taken on the item discussed during Executive Session. 3. INVOCATION AND PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE Mayor Kelley requested of moment of silence for prayer. • Mayor Pro Tem Wilson led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags. MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL • REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 12, 1995 PAGE 2 4. COUNCIL-APPOINTED BOARDS At this time, the Council considered appointments to the City's Boards, Committees, and Commissions. Councilmember Wall advised she would like to appoint Ms . Janet Stone to Place 5 on the Special Events Committee. Mayor Kelley advised there being no objection, Ms. Stone was duly-appointed. Mayor Pro Tem Wilson pointed out there was a copy of a letter in the agenda packet from Mrs. Nelda Stroder regarding a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, Mr. JoDon Hicks, not owning property in the City as required by the City Charter in order to be a member of the Commission. Mayor Pro Tem Wilson explained that he had requested a legal opinion from City Attorney Wieneskie in this regard, and read the • response he had received from Mr. Wieneskie. In essence, the letter stated that the attorney's office had recommended a proposition be placed on the ballot in 1992 for a Charter amendment to remove the requirement for property ownership on the Commission, due to the possibility that a federal court would probably rule this requirement unconstitutional; however, the proposition was defeated. Therefore, the attorney's opinion was that the City Charter requirement for property ownership as a qualification for membership on the Planning and Zoning Commission not be enforced. ?Mr. JoDon Hicks, 6912 Grapevine Highway, Richland Hills, spoke to the Council regarding his feelings on this issue. ?Ms. Nelda Stroder, 2840 Kingsbury, Richland Hills, spoke to the Council and explained her reason for writing the letter. 5. PRESENTATIONS,/RECOGNITIONS - Mayor Kelley to Present 15-Year Service Award to Mr. Norman Means, Drainage Utilities Maintenance Worker in the Public Works Department. Interim City Manager Quin advised that Mr. Means was unable to attend the meeting. MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL • REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 12, 1995 PAGE 3 6. FISCAL YEAR 1994-95 BUDGET AMENDMENT A. Consideration of Conducting a Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget Amendment in Accord with Section 12.02 of the City Charter. Mr. Quin advised that the proposed budget amendment would increase the General Fund appropriation from $3,410,385 to $3,545,240. The budget amendment was required in order to meet provisions of the contractual obligations issuance ordinance as follows: transfer $30,000 surplus from the 1994 Personal Property Finance Contractual Obligations Issue to the 1994 Contractual Obligations Interest and Sinking Fund for administrative vehicles; transfer $104,855 to the Drainage Utility Fund for future capital improvements in accord with prior Council action directing the adjustment of the 1994-95 budget; accurate accounting for the Calloway Branch Improve- ment Project by increasing the appropriation from $450,000 to $1,232,982 to reflect all expenses and reimbursements related to the project; and appropriate $28, 442 from the 1993 Contrac- tual Obligations Acquisition Fund for the purchase of capital assets approved in the 1993 Personal Property Finance Contrac- tual Obligations Issue Order for the computer project which began last August. Mayor Kelley opened the public hearing at this time. There being no persons requesting to speak at this time, Mayor Kelley declared the public hearing closed. B. Consideration of Adopting an Ordinance Amending the FY 1994-95 Budget. The caption of the proposed ordinance reads as follows: "AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CITY OF RICHLAND HILLS ORDINANCE NO. 735-94, AND THE FISCAL YEAR 1994-95 BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, ADOPTED THEREBY; AS AMENDED BY ORDINANCE N0. 737-94; INCREASING CERTAIN FUND APPROPRIATIONS; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE." MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Kaastad, and • seconded by Councilmember Wall, to adopt the ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 1994-95 Budget. MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 12, 1995 PAGE 4 6. FISCAL YEAR 1994-95 BUDGET AMENDMENT (cont'd.) Councilmember Watkins requested that Paragraph 3 of Section I be voted on separately, which was the transfer of $104,855 to the Drainage Utility Fund for future capital improvements, and explained that he was opposed to some of the items included in the transfer for the budget amendment. AMENDMENT TO MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Kaastad, and seconded by Councilmember Wall, to amend the motion to exclude Paragraph 3 of Section I of the proposed ordinance. The motion unani- mously carried. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Kaastad, and seconded by Councilmember Wall, to accept Paragraph 3 of Section I of the proposed ordinance. • Councilmember Watkins explained his opposition was related to the elimination of funds for Police Department furnishings. VOTE ON MOTION: The motion carried by a vote of 3 to 2, with Councilmembers Hamilton and Watkins casting the negative votes. (Ordinance No. 758-95) 7. FISCAL YEAR 1995-96 BUDGET AND CIP Interim City Manager Quin advised that this item was for consideration of adoption of an ordinance adopting the budget and CIP (Capital Improvements Projects) for Fiscal Year 1995- 96. The caption of the proposed ordinance reads as follows: "AN ORDINANCE BY THE CITY OF RICHLAND HILLS ADOPTING A BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 1995, AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1996, IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEXAS STATUTES AND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF RICHLAND HILLS; PROVIDING A SEVERABIL- ITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE." • Mr. Quin reviewed proposed changes as previously discussed by Council in pre-council session as follows: MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL • REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 12, 1995 PAGE 5 7. FISCAL YEAR 1995-96 BUDGET AND CIP (cont'd.) Street Department Account 56210-Curb and Gutter Project for a total amount of $30,000 by transferring $18,000 from health insurance savings and $11,000 from landscape savings. Water Production Department Account 56020-Equipment~Vehicles transfer $55,000 to Account 56115 Machinery~Hvy. Equip. Capital Improvements Plan - Include $15,000 to be transferred from the Drainage Utility Fund to the Valley Gutter Program. Street Sweeping was discussed, however, no funds were budgeted, therefore, Mr. Quin recommended that the Council, at the beginning of the next fiscal year, make a motion, if under $5, 000, the streets will be swept once for the Street Seal Program to clean the gutters. Council had also discussed $100,000 for the Midway Road Project, and if a consensus of the Council agrees to that project, $100, 000 will be transferred from the T funds to the Street Department line item Capital Improvements Project Midway Construction. Councilmember Hamilton pointed out there was also discussion regarding a joint project with the Birdville Independent School District (BISD). Mr. Quin agreed that $3,000 would be funded for a joint project with the BISD, which was budgeted last year, however, was not completed. The proposed all fund expenditures totalled $5,764,203, which included operating costs, capital improvements, interfund transfers, and debt service payments. The total proposed budget reflected a decrease in the amount of $777,285, or 11.9, less than last fiscal year's budget. This decrease was primarily the result of the completion of the Calloway Branch Project at a cost of $450,000, and expenditure reductions in the General Fund of $166,646 and in the Enterprise Fund of $210,000. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Kaastad, and seconded by Councilmember Hamilton, to adopt the ordinance adopting the Fiscal Year 1995-96 Budget • and CIP as presented. Councilmember Watkins explained he would be voting in opposition to the proposed budget, due to the fact that he was opposed to a few items, such as the elimination of the positions of Administrative Secretary to the City Secretary MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL • REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 12, 1995 PAGE 6 7. FISCAL YEAR 1995-96 BUDGET AND CIP (cont'd.} and City Engineer; and the elimination of funding for Police Department furnishings, and additional police uniforms. VOTE ON MOTION: The motion carried by a vote of 3 to 2, with Councilmembers Hamilton and Watkins casting the negative votes. (Ordinance No. 759-95) 8. 1995 AD VALOREM TAX RATE Interim City Manager Quin advised that this item was to consider adoption of an ordinance approving the 1995 appraisal roll and adopting the effective tax rate of $.416403 per $100 of assessed valuation of real and personal property. Due to the fact that the City had experienced a decline in property values, the adoption of the proposed effective tax rate would provide the City with the same amount of property tax revenue as was collected in Fiscal Year 1994-95 with an effective tax rate of $.40609. The caption of the proposed ordinance reads as follows: "AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE APPRAISAL ROLL; LEVYING AND ASSESSING AD VALOREM TAXES FOR THE USE AND SUPPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OF THE CITY OF RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS; PROVIDING FOR APPORTIONING EACH LEVY FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES; PROVIDING FOR A TAX DUE AND DELINQUENT DATE; PROVIDING FOR THE CONTINUANCE OF EXEMPTIONS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT; DECLARING A FIRST PRIOR AND SUPERIOR LIEN ON REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE." MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Wall, and seconded by Councilmember Watkins, to adopt the ordinance approving the 1995 appraisal roll and adopting the effective tax rate of $.416403. The motion unanimously carried. (Ordinance No. 760-95) • 9. REPEAL OF TWO PERCENT FEE FROM ENTERPRISE FUND TO GENERAL FUND Interim City Manager Quin advised that this item was to consider adoption of an ordinance repealing Ordinance No. 640 in its entirety and the 2~ periodic payment from the Enterprise Fund to the General Fund. MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL • REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 12, 1995 PAGE 7 9. REPEAL OF TWO PERCENT FEE FROM ENTERPRISE FUND TO GENERAL FUND (cont'd.) The caption of the proposed ordinance reads as follows: "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, REPEALING ORDINANCE N0. 640 IN ITS ENTIRETY AND THE TWO PERCENT (2~) PERIODIC PAYMENT FROM THE RICHLAND HILLS ENTERPRISE FUND TO THE RICHLAND HILLS GENERAL FUND IMPOSED THEREBY; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE." MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Kaastad, and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Wilson, to adopt the ordinance repealing Ordinance No. 640 in its entirety and the 2~ periodic payment from the Enterprise Fund to the General Fund. The motion carried by a vote of 4 to 1, with Councilmember Watkins casting the negative vote. (Ordinance No. 761-95) 10. APPOINTMENT OF SYSTEM ASSEMBLY REPRESENTATIVE TO NORTH TEXAS LIBRARY Interim City Manager Quin advised that this item was for consideration of appointing a system assembly representative to the North Texas Library System. The term of office for the City's current representative, Mary Stoughton, had expired. Ms. Stoughton had notified the City of her desire not to be reappointed, therefore, Library Director Carroll Barrow had recommended Ms. Nelda Stroder be appointed as the City's representative. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hamilton, and seconded by Councilmember Watkins, to appoint Ms. Nelda Stroder as the System Assembly Represen- tative to the North Texas Library System. The motion failed by a vote of 2 to 3, with Council- members Wall, Wilson and Kaastad casting the negative votes. 11. AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT • Interim City Manager Quin advised that this item was for consideration of awarding a contract in the amount of $62,557.62 to Harper and Associates (Miracle Recreation) for the installation of playground equipment at Kate Baker Park. MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL . REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 12, 1995 PAGE 8 11. AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT (cont'd.) The Parks Department had $27,000 budgeted for park improve- ments, and the Parks and Beautification Advisory Board had $33,000 budgeted for Kate Baker Park improvements. Therefore, in order to award the contract, an additional $2,557.62 must be allocated. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Kaastad, and seconded by Councilmember Wall, to award the contract to Harper and Associates in the amount of $62,557.62 for playground equipment at Kate Baker Park; and, that the additional $2,557.62 be funded from the donated dollar to the Parks and Beautifi- cation Fund. Mayor Pro Tem Wilson discussed with City Engineer Randy Dulaney the additional cost over the budgeted amount; a . provision for a 3~ performance bond; the relocation of a gas line; underground drainage; incidental costs associated with the project; and, placement of the equipment. VOTE ON MOTION: The motion unanimously carried. 12. AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR STREET SWEEPING SERVICES Interim City Manager Quin advised that this item was for consideration of awarding a contract to Browning-Ferris, Inc. in the amount of $10,059.60 for street sweeping services. This item was tabled at the July 25, 1995 Council meeting, due to a question regarding the number of street sweepings. During the interim, City staff had researched the contract and consumer price index, and it was determined that if the parameters of the contract were changed, the contract would have to be re-bid. Mr. Quin, therefore, recommended that the Council authorize staff to initiate the process for one street sweeping of the chip seal program for a cost less than $5, 000. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Watkins, and seconded by Councilmember Wall, to authorize City staff to obtain three bids for one street sweeping . of the chip seal program for a cost less than $5,000 during the first quarter of the 1995-96 fiscal year. The motion unanimously carried. MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 12, 1995 PAGE 9 13. ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE APPROVING LONE STAR GAS COMPANY RATE REQUEST Interim City Manager Quin advised that this item was for consideration of adopting an ordinance approving a rate request by Lone Star Gas Company. Mr. Quin recommended the City Council table this item until the September 26, 1995 Council meeting in order to allow for publication of a legal notice of the public hearing on the rate increase request. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Kaastad, and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Wilson, to table this item until the September 26, 1995 City Council meeting. The motion unanimously carried. 14. APPROVAL OF NEWSLETTER PRINTING SPECIFICATIONS • Interim City Manager Quin advised that this item was for consideration of approving specifications for printing of the newsletter and authorizing staff to seek competitive sealed bids. Mr. Quin further advised that the current contract with Graphics 2 was in the amount of $18,000, therefore, $20,000 had been budgeted for the 1995-96 fiscal year. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Kaastad, and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Wilson, to approve the specifications for printing of the newsletter and authorize staff to seek competitive sealed bids. The motion unanimously carried. 15. CONSIDERATION OF CREATING AN ADVISORY BOARD TO EVALUATE A POSSIBLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SALES TAX ELECTION Interim City Manager Quin advised that this item was placed on the agenda at the request of Councilmember Wall and Mayor Pro Tem Wilson to consider creating a special advisory board to evaluate whether an election should be called regarding the economic development 4b sales tax. This item was the result of House Bill No. 788, which allowed cities with sales tax rates of 7.75 percent to hold an election for an additional 1/2 cent sales tax for economic development. • The City Council discussed with the City Attorney the possibility of including a proposition on the November 7, 1995 ballot in this regard, however, Mr. Wieneskie advised more MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL • REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 12, 1995 PAGE 10 15. CONSIDERATION OF CREATING AN ADVISORY BOARD TO EVALUATE A POSSIBLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SALES TAX ELECTION (cont'd.) time was needed to educate the citizens on this issue. The Council discussed the possibility of holding an election in January. MOTION: A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Wilson, and seconded by Councilmember Wall, to place an item on the agenda for the September 26, 1995 City Council meeting for consideration of calling an election regarding the adoption of an economic development 4b sales tax. The motion unanimously carried. 16. APPROVAL OF AN ORDINANCE PASSING THROUGH WATER AND WASTEWATER RATES CHARGED TO THE CITY FROM FORT WORTH AND HURST • Interim City Manager Quin advised that City staff had not been able to obtain the accurate figures to be included in the proposed ordinance, therefore, Mr. Quin recommended the item be tabled until the September 26, 1995 meeting. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Kaastad, and seconded by Councilmember Watkins, to table this item until the September 26, 1995 Council meeting. The motion unanimously carried. 17. DISCUSSION OF ADVISORY BOARD USE OF RENOVATED OFFICES AND COURT ROOM AT OLD POLICE STATION BUILDING Interim City Manager Quin advised that this item was placed on the agenda at the request of Mayor Pro Tem Wilson in order to consider and discuss advisory board use of the newly-renovated offices and courtroom at the old police station building. Mayor Pro Tem Wilson suggested that the newly-renovated building be used for all advisory board meetings. Mr. Wilson pointed out that he had received a memo from the Building/Code Official, Dale Jackson, in regard to the maximum occupancy levels of the building, depending on the intended use of the building. Therefore, Mr. Wilson suggested that the architect be consulted in regard to the discrepancy between the occupancy levels presented by Mr. Jackson and the occupany levels presented by the architect. MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILL5 CITY COUNCIL • REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 12, 1995 PAGE 11 17. DISCUSSION OF ADVISORY BOARD USE OF RENOVATED OFFICES AND COURT ROOM AT OLD POLICE STATION BUILDING (cont'd.) MOTION: A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Wilson, and seconded by Councilmember Watkins, to table this item until the September 26, 1995 Council meeting. The motion unanimously carried. Mayor Kelley requested a 10-minute recess at 8:50 p.m., and reconvened the meeting at 9:00 p.m. 18. DISCUSSION OF CITY DRUG TESTING POLICY Interim City Manager Quin advised that this item was placed on the agenda at the request of Councilmember Wall to consider and discuss changing the City's employee drug testing policy. • Councilmember Wall pointed out that the City's current drug testing policy was a good policy, however, felt there were two items that should be considered for an amendment to the policy. Councilmember Wall advised that, in order to provide for zero tolerance of drugs in the workplace, she recommended that drug testing be required for all pre-employment screening for any City position; and, to authorize the City Manager to order random tests on City employees at his discretion, in addition to probable cause. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Wall, and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Wilson, to amend the current drug testing policy to include that drug testing be required for all pre-employment screening for any City position; and, to authorize the City Manager to order random tests on City employees at his discretion, in addition to probable cause. At the request of Mayor Kelley, City Attorney Wieneskie pointed out that the law in this regard was in a state of flux concerning the precise limits of the City's authority to conduct drug testing, other than the pre-employment drug screening tests. Mr. Wieneskie pointed out that in the area of random tests was where most litigation arises, and currently, it seems that random drug testing was acceptable for safety sensitive positions, such as police, fire, and City vehicle/heavy equipment operators. In addition, Mr. Wieneskie pointed out that, currently, he and the City Manager were working on a program to institute a new drug testing program MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL • REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 12, 1995 PAGE 12 18. DISCUSSION OF CITY DRUG TESTING POLICY (cont'd.) for any employee of the City who holds a commercial driver's license. Mr. Wieneskie did not recommend the City conduct random drug testing on any employee who was not in a safety sensitive position, unless for probable cause. Councilmember Hamilton suggested that any drug testing be done only by a laboratory that was certified in that particular field, and pointed out there were several certification agencies available for this purpose. Councilmember Kaastad suggested the motion also be amended to delete the random drug testing as recommended by the City Attorney. AMENDMENT TO MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Wall, and • seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Wilson, to amend the motion to include in the current policy that drug testing be required for all pre- employment screening for any City position; and, authorize random testing for Public Works and Public Safety employees, in addition to probable cause; and, that the drug testing be conducted by a NIDA or CAP certified lab. The motion unanimously carried as amended. 19. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR AUDITING SERVICES Interim City Manager Quin advised that this item was for consideration and discussion of authorizing staff to seek competitive sealed proposals for the purpose of conducting the Fiscal Year 1994-95 annual audit. Mr. Quin advised that the current contract with McCaslin & Company expires this fiscal year on September 30, 1995. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Kaastad, and seconded by Councilmember Wall, to authorize staff to seek competitive sealed proposals for auditing services for the purpose of conducting the Fiscal Year 1994-95 audit. The motion unanimously • carried. MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL • REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 12, 1995 PAGE 13 20. CALL SPECIAL MEETING IN RESPONSE TO CITIZEN INITIATIVE PETITION Interim City Manager Quin advised that this item was for consideration and discussion of calling a special meeting for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 1995, regarding action on the initiative petition relating to the Handley-Ederville Road Project. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Kaastad, and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Wilson, to call a special meeting for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 1995 regarding action on the initiative petition. ?T. S. Bridges, 7231 Hovenkamp, Richland Hills, spoke to the Council regarding the initiative petition and expressed his feeling that the petition was misrepresented. . VOTE ON MOTION: The motion unanimously carried. 21. 45TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Interim City Manager Quin advised that this item was placed on the agenda at the request of Mayor Pro Tem Wilson in order to consider holding a 45th Birthday celebration for the City of Richland Hills between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 1995 during the next regular Council meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Wilson suggested the City have a birthday cake and punch to celebrate the 45th Birthday of Richland Hills during the next Council meeting. MOTION: A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Wilson, and seconded by Councilmember Wall, to hold a celebra- tion for Richland Hills' 45th Birthday during the September 26, 1995 Council meeting. The motion unanimously carried. 22. JOINT CITY COUNCIL AND ADVISORY BOARD WORKSHOP • Interim City Manager Quin clarified that this item was for consideration of scheduling a Council workshop before the end of September regarding proposed changes to the ordinances relating to the City's boards, commissions, and committees. This item was placed on the agenda at the request of Councilmember Kaastad. MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL • REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 12, 1995 PAGE 14 22. JOINT CITY COUNCIL AND ADVISORY BOARD WORKSHOP (cont'd.) MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Kaastad, and seconded by Councilmember Wall, to schedule a Council workshop for Thursday, September 28, 1995, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the recommended changes to the board ordinances. The motion unanimously carried. 23. REMOVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS Interim City Manager Quin advised that any Councilmember may remove an item from the Consent Agenda for separate discussion and vote. Mr. Quin advised that City Secretary Willis had requested the Minutes of the August 22, 1995 City Council meeting be removed from the Consent Agenda and tabled to the next meeting. • 24-A. Approval of Minutes of the August 22, 1995 Regular City Council Meeting. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Watkins, and seconded by Councilmember Hamilton, to remove the Minutes of the August 22, 1995 Council meeting from the Consent Agenda, and table approval until the September 26, 1995 Council meeting. The motion unanimously carried. 24. CONSENT AGENDA Interim City Manager Quin recommended approval of the remaining item on the Consent Agenda as follows: B. Approval of Specifications for a Tractor Mower. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Kaastad, and seconded by Councilmember Wall, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. The motion unani- mously carried. 25. REPORTS AND COMMENTS ?Oliver Pettit, 7505 Hovenkamp, Richland Hills, commented on the following items: information not being provided to the citizens in regard to the previous item on the public hearing for amendments to the FY 1994-95 budget;improvements to Kate Baker Park; the initiative petition; and cardboard recycling. MINUTES OF THE RICHLAND HILLS CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 12, 1995 PAGE 15 25. REPORTS AND COMMENTS (cont'd.) ?Nelda Stroder, 2840 Kingsbury, Richland Hills, commented on the Special Council Meetings held on August 29, 1995 and September 5, 1995 in regard to possible land acquisition. Mayor Pro Tem Wilson pointed out there were several advisory boards with vacancies, and a newly-established Wastewater Advisory Board, and encouraged anyone interested in volun- teering to serve the City in this capacity to complete an application. 26. EXECUTIVE SESSION A. Consideration of Entering into Executive Session in Accord with Chapter 551, Section 551.074, Personnel, of the Texas Government Code, to Deliberate the Matters Concerning a Public Officer or Employee, Specifically, Review the City Secretary's Job Description. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Kaastad, and seconded by Councilmember Watkins, to postpone the Executive Session until the September 19, 1995 Special City Council meeting. The motion unani- mously carried. B. Consideration of Final Action, Decision, or Vote on a Matter Deliberated in Executive Session in Accord with Chapter 551, Section 551.102 of the Texas Government Code. 27. ADJOURNMENT Mayor Kelley declared the meeting adjourned at 9:40 p.m. APPROVED: C. F. KELLEY, MAYOR ATTEST: WILL S, CITY SECRETARY