City Council Regular Meeting - November 12, 2012

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AGENDA

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of La Marque, Texas will conduct a Regular Meeting on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at 1109-B Bayou Road for purpose of considering the following agenda:

(1)       CALL MEETING TO ORDER

(2)       ROLL CALL

(3)       INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

(4)       MINUTES

a.   Workshop Meeting, October 22, 2012

b.     Regular City Council Meeting, October 22, 2012

(5)       CITIZEN'S PARTICIPATION

Comments from the Public (At this time, any person with city-related business who has signed up may speak to Council (limited to three (3) minutes).  In compliance with Texas Open Meeting Act the City Council may not deliberate on comments.  Personal attacks will not be allowed, and personnel matters should be addressed to the City Manager during normal business hours.

(6)    PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Public Hearing - Ordinance No. O-2012-1068 an ordinance of the City of La Marque, Texas,

repealing Chapter 17, Article III, Coin-Operated amusement machines, of the Code of Ordinances, City of La Marque, Texas, and in its place adopting a new Chapter 17, Article III, Coin-Operated amusement machines, providing for definitions; providing for occupation tax; requiring a receipt to be attached to the machine, providing for exemptions; providing that illegal machines are not authorized; providing that skill or pleasure coin-operated machines are prohibited near schools; regulating amusement redemption machines and game rooms; and amending Appendix A, schedule of fees and charges, coin operated amusement machines, to increase the license fee for each machine, payment of fee and issuance of a license regulating Article III, Coin-Operated machines

b.    Public Hearing - Ordinance No. O-2012-1069 an ordinance of the City Council of the City

of La Marque, Texas, amending the Code of Ordinances, City of La Marque, Texas by adding a new Section 2-150 to modify health insurance eligibility for certain retirees; repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances or resolutions in consistent or in conflict herewith; and providing for severability.

(7) OLD BUSINESS

  1. Discussion/possible action - Ordinance No. O-2012-1068 an ordinance of the City of La Marque, Texas,

repealing Chapter 17, Article III, Coin-Operated amusement machines, of the Code of Ordinances, City of La Marque, Texas, and in its place adopting a new Chapter 17, Article III, Coin-Operated amusement machines, providing for definitions; providing for occupation tax; requiring a receipt to be attached to the machine, providing for exemptions; providing that illegal machines are not authorized; providing that skill or pleasure coin-operated machines are prohibited near schools; regulating amusement redemption machines and game rooms; and amending Appendix  A, schedule of fees and charges, coin operated amusement machines, to increase the license fee for each machine, payment of fee and issuance of a license regulating Article III, Coin-Operated machines. This is the second reading - Development Services Ana Tims

  1. Discussion/possible action - Ordinance No. O-2012-1069 an ordinance of the City Council of the City

of La Marque, Texas, amending the Code of Ordinances, City of La Marque, Texas by adding a new Section 2-150 to modify health insurance eligibility for certain retirees; repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances or resolutions in consistent or in conflict herewith; and providing for severability.  This is the second reading -City Manager C. Buttler

  1. Discussion/possible action - Resolution R-2012-1189_of the City Council of the City of La Marque,

Texas, approving a legal services agreement with Hodge Law Firm, P.L.L.C., and Tylka Law Center, P.C

and Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland P.C.; providing for incorporation of premises and pending an effective date, seeking  compensation and other relief arising from windstorm damage caused by Hurricane Ike.   Possible Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 551.071 -Consultation with Attorney regarding pending or contemplated litigation or a matter -City Manager C. Buttler

(8)    NEW BUSINESS

a.   Discussion/possible action-accepting the quarterly investment report ending September 30, 2012- Interim Finance Director S. Kou

b.    Discussion/possible action -Resolution R-2012-1192 of the City Council of the City of La Marque, Texas adopting an Anti-Fraud Policy designed to enforce controls and aid in the prevention and detection of fraud, theft, waste, or abuse against the City -Interim Finance Director S. Kou

c.   Discussion/possible action- Resolution No. R-2012-1193 a resolution of the City Council of the City of La Marque, Texas; authorizing and directing the City Manager to submit a letter to the State Comptroller in compliance with Section 2206.11 of the Texas Government Code which requires cities and other governmental entities to submit information concerning their authority to exercise the power of eminent domain; and making other provisions related to the subject-City Manager C. Buttler

d.   Discussion/possible action- Ordinance No. O-2012-1070 amending Chapter 14, Building and Building regulations, Section 14-25 fee schedule, and amending Appendix A schedule of fees and charges by amending fees for electrical work permits, plumbing permit fees and adding mechanical permit fees.  This is the first reading.  -Development Services A. Tims

e.   Discussion/possible action - Ordinance No. O-2012-1071 amending Chapter 71, Zoning, Section 71.-3, Administration, enforcement and fees of the Code of Ordinances, City of La Marque, Texas, to provide the establishment of fees by ordinance rather than resolution and amending Appendix A, Schedule of Fees and Charges adding rezoning classification and repealing Resolution No. 1043.  This is the first reading. -Development Services A. Tims

f.   Discussion/possible action - Auto parts for repair & service parts for all city vehicles & miscellaneous supplies in the amount of $43,900.00 -O'Reilly Auto Parts - Public Works Director M. Morgan

g.  Discussion/possible action - ratify final payment to AAA Asphalt, Inc. in the amount of $32,249.68;authorizing the City Manager to sign all documents pertaining to the close-out of LJA Project E019-0920 2010-2011 Street Improvement Program Project 2, (Central La Marque)-Public Works Director M. Morgan

h.  Discussion/possible action - final payment No. 6 retainage in the amount of $28,743.11 to AAA Asphalt Paving, Inc.; authorizing the City Manager to sign all documents pertaining to close-out LJA Project E019-0930 2010-2011 Street Improvement Program Project 3, (East La Marque)- Public Works Director M. Morgan

i.   Discussion/possible action- City of La Marque Goals & Objectives for FY 2012-13

j.  Discussion - Bayou Fest

(9)   CITY MANAGER REPORT - No Council Action Necessary

(10)     REQUESTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

a.Requests by Mayor and Council Members for items to be placed on future City Council agendas and

announcements on city events/community interests TEX. GOV'T CODE §551.415.(b), "items of community interest" includes:

(1)  expressions of thanks, congratulations, or condolence;

(2)  information regarding holiday schedules;

(3)  an honorary or salutary recognition of a public official, public employee, or other citizen, except that a discussion regarding a change in the status of a person's public office or public employment is not an honorary or salutary recognition for purposes of this subdivision;

(4)  a reminder about an upcoming event organized or sponsored by the governing body;

(5)  information regarding a social, ceremonial, or community event organized or sponsored by an entity other than the governing body that was attended or is scheduled to be attended by a member of the governing body or an official or employee of the municipality or county; and

(6)  announcements involving an imminent threat to the public health and safety of people in the municipality or county that has arisen after the posting of the agenda.

(11)     ADJOURNMENT

CERTIFICATION:

I hereby certify that the above notice of meeting was posted at 1109-B Bayou Road, La Marque, Texas before 8:30 p.m. on this 8th day of November 2012

The City Council for the City of La Marque, Texas reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any of the matters listed above, as authorized the Texas Government Code Section 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney), 551.072 (Deliberations about Real Property), 551.073 (Deliberations about Gifts and Donations), 551.074 (Personnel Matters), 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices) and 551.086 (Economic Development)

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Zina Tedford, City Clerk