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City Council Regular Session. January 3, 2012. City Council Meeting – January 3, 2012. REGULAR SESSION [6:00pm ] 1.CALL TO ORDER 2.INVOCATION AND PLEDGES U.S. Flag Texas Flag: Honor the Texas flag. I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.

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City council regular session

City CouncilRegular Session

January 3, 2012


City council meeting january 3 2012

City Council Meeting – January 3, 2012

REGULAR SESSION [6:00pm]

1.CALL TO ORDER

2.INVOCATION AND PLEDGES

U.S. Flag

Texas Flag: Honor the Texas flag. I pledge allegiance to

thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.

  • PUBLIC COMMENT

    a.Related to any matter not on the agenda – 2 minutes per speaker

    b.Related to any matter on the agenda – 5 minutes per speaker


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City Council Meeting – January 3, 2012

4. CONSENT AGENDA

(Approval of Consent Agenda authorizes the City Manager to implement each item in accordance with staff recommendations. An item may be removed from the Consent Agenda and added to the Statutory Agenda for full discussion by request of a member of Council.)

  • Approve the minutes of the City Council Regular Session held on December 13, 2011. [Lee Woodward, City Secretary]

  • Adopt Ordinance 2012-09, amending the traffic schedule to ratify no parking signs on University Avenue approximately 200 feet south of the intersection with Bearkat Boulevard, 2nd reading. [Aron Kulhavy, Director of Public Works]

  • Adopt Ordinance 2012-08, amending the traffic schedule to ratify stop signs at the intersection of Avenue M and 14th Street, 2nd reading. [Aron Kulhavy, Director of Public Works]

  • Authorize the City Manager to reject all bids for the Airport Protection Plan Bid #12-05, as allowed in the bid document. [Matt Lumpkins, Director of Community Services]


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City Council Meeting – January 3, 2012

4. CONSENT AGENDA

(Approval of Consent Agenda authorizes the City Manager to implement each item in accordance with staff recommendations. An item may be removed from the Consent Agenda and added to the Statutory Agenda for full discussion by request of a member of Council.)

  • Adopt the Fair Housing Activity Statement (FHAST) Form as the City of Huntsville’s Fair Housing Action Plan. [Dr. Sherry McKibben, Community Development Specialist]

  • Authorize the City Manager to approve renewals of City insurance programs. [Winston Duke, Finance Director]

  • Authorize the City Manager to purchase seventeen (17) light-duty vehicles from Caldwell Country, Sam Pack Ford, and Prestige Ford, with all replaced vehicles to be placed in auction and sold to highest responder. [Winston Duke, Finance Director]


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City Council Meeting – January 3, 2012

4. CONSENT AGENDA

(Approval of Consent Agenda authorizes the City Manager to implement each item in accordance with staff recommendations. An item may be removed from the Consent Agenda and added to the Statutory Agenda for full discussion by request of a member of Council.)

  • Authorize the City Manager to enter into one-year contracts, with option to renew one additional year, for Asphaltic Hot Mix, Pavers Supply – FlowableFill, Transit Mix – Flexible Base, Pavers Supply – Cement Stabilized Base, Pavers Supply – Trap Rock, Vulcan Materials – CRS-2 Performance Grade Asphalt, 3/8” and 5/8” Chip Rock, Pavers Supply. [Billie Smith, Procurement Manager]

  • Approve the Standard Form of Agreement between the City of Huntsville and Absolute Energy, Inc. for Professional Services related to individual Task Orders. [Aron Kulhavy, Director of Public Works]

  • Approve the Standard Form of Agreement between the City of Huntsville and Jones and Carter, Inc. for Professional Services related to individual Task Orders. [Aron Kulhavy, Director of Public Works]


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City Council Meeting – January 3, 2012

4. CONSENT AGENDA

(Approval of Consent Agenda authorizes the City Manager to implement each item in accordance with staff recommendations. An item may be removed from the Consent Agenda and added to the Statutory Agenda for full discussion by request of a member of Council.)

k.Approve the Standard Form of Agreement between the City of Huntsville and Klotz & Associates, Inc. for Professional Services related to individual Task Orders. [Aron Kulhavy, Director of Public Works]

l. Approve the Standard Form of Agreement between the City of Huntsville and McClure and Browne for Professional Services related to individual Task Orders. [Aron Kulhavy, Director of Public Works]


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Proposed No Parking signs on University Avenue approximately 200 feet south of the intersection with Bearkat Boulevard


City council regular session

Proposed stop signs at the intersection of Avenue M and 14th Street


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City Council Meeting – January 3, 2012

5. STATUTORY AGENDA

  • Presentation, discussion, and possible action to adopt Ordinance 2012-10, amending Chapter 44 of the Code of Ordinances by adding Section 44-170 to Article VII, for the regulation of the use of handheld mobile telephones and mobile communication devices in school zones, and providing for a penalty and other findings, 1st reading. [Chief Kevin Lunsford, Director of Public Safety]

  • Possible action to approve Resolution 2012-09 in support of an application for Housing Tax Credits from Spring Hills Apt., LP, for the Spring Hills apartment project to be located in the Robert SmitherHomeplaceSubdivision on the northeast corner of Highway 75 and Gospel Hill Road. [Aron Kulhavy, Director of Public Works]

    c.Possible action to approve a community revitalization plan for the Robert SmitherHomeplace Subdivision. [Aron Kulhavy, Director of Public Works]


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6.MAYOR/CITY COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER REPORT

  • Presentation, discussion, and possible action to discuss departmental activities. [Standing item on first agenda of each month.]

  • Possible action to approve nominations for City Boards and Commissions. [Mayor Woodward]

  • Possible action to appoint Mayor Woodward as the City Representative to the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) General Assembly. [Mayor Woodward]

  • Annual update from the Communications and Service Committee. [Councilmember Fitch]

    e.Discussionof budget books and availability on web site. [Mayor Woodward]


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6.MAYOR/CITY COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER REPORT

f.City Manager’s Report

1.Updates on City construction, grants, studies, City projects, City purchases, and economic development.


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City Council Meeting – January 3, 2012

7.PUBLIC COMMENT

a.Related to any matter not on the agenda – 2 minutes per speaker

8. MEDIA INQUIRIES RELATED TO MATTERS ON THE AGENDA

9. ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST

(Hear announcements concerning items of community interest from the Mayor, Councilmembers, and City staff for which no action will be discussed or taken.)


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City Council Meeting – January 3, 2012

10.EXECUTIVE SESSION

a.CityCouncil will convene in closed session as authorized by Texas Government Code, Chapter 551; Section 551.071 – consultation with counsel on legal matters including current and pending litigation, including, but not limited to, claims involving Walker County Special Utilities District, and the City of Huntsville vs. the Huntsville/Walker-County Chamber of Commerce . [Leonard Schneider, City Attorney]

11.RECONVENE

a. Take action, if needed, on items discussed in executive session.

12. ADJOURNMENT


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The City Council is currently in Executive Session and will reconvene before adjourning.


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