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CITY OF LUBBOCK
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
December 17, 2019
1:30 P. M.


 
The City Council of the City of Lubbock, Texas met in regular session on the 17th of December, 2019, in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1625 13th Street, Lubbock, Texas at 1:30 p.m.

 
1:36   P.M. CITY COUNCIL CONVENED
City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1625 13th Street, Lubbock, Texas
Present: Mayor Daniel M. Pope; Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Griffith; Council Member Juan A. Chadis; Council Member Randy Christian; Council Member Latrelle Joy; Council Member Steve Massengale; Council Member Shelia Patterson Harris; City Manager W. Jarrett Atkinson; City Secretary Rebecca Garza; City Attorney Chad Weaver
Note:
      City Council addressed agenda items in the following order:
  • 1.1-1.2; Executive Session; 3.3.1;3.1-3.2; 3.3.2; Citizen Comments; 5.1; 6.1-6.11; and 7.1-7.9.
             
1. Hear and discuss presentations regarding the following and provide guidance to staff as appropriate.
             
1. Homelessness Committee Report and Recommendations

Council member Latrelle Joy gave a presentation on the Homelessness Committee's report and recommendations. She answered questions from City Council. The Homelessness Committee's recommendations are:

Short Term:
  • The City Police Department should practice strict enforcement of existing ordinances.
  • The City should adopt additional ordinances to protect citizens' rights (curfew, camping, etc.)
  • The City, Lubbock County, and other stakeholders should investigate the creation of a legal diversion process to direct homeless individuals to housing and other needed services.
Long Term:
  • A permanent advisory committee should be appointed and tasked to collaborate and provide a report to the City Council about the means and manner of putting these recommendations in effect.
Jarrett Atkinson, city manager, and Chad Weaver, city attorney, gave comments and answered questions from City Council. Consensus from City Council that the City Manager work with Council member Latrelle Joy on an ordinance, including funding options, and to schedule another work session in a month.
             
2. Lubbock Animal Services Performance and Activity Report

Jarrett Atkinson, city manager, introduced Steven Greene, director of animal services, and gave comments.

Steven Greene, director of animal services, gave a presentation on Animal Services operations and activities and answered questions from City Council.
             
At the completion of the Work Session, City Council recesses into Executive Session.
             
2. Executive Session

The meeting recessed at 3:11 p.m. and reconvened in Executive Session under the provisions of Section 551, Texas Government Code. City Council reconvened in open session at 4:42 p.m., and the meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m.

             
1. Hold an executive session in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 551.071, with legal counsel for advice about pending or contemplated litigation or settlement agreement and on matters in which the duty of the attorney under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct conflicts with Chapter 551.
             
1.
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Right of Way Acquisition
             
2.
City Council Policy and Procedure for Boards, Commissions, and Committees
             
3.
Risk Management and Lubbock Power & Light - Automobile collision claims occurring on July 23, 2019, at approximately 5000 West Loop 289
             
2. Hold an executive session in accordance with the Texas Government Code, Section 551.072, to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.
             
1.
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Turnback Program
             
2.
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Right of Way Acquisition
             
3. Hold an executive session in accordance with the Texas Government Code, Section 551.074, to discuss personnel matters, the appointment, employment, evaluation or reassignment of the following:
             
1.
City Attorney
             
2.
City Manager
             
3.
City Secretary
             
4. Hold an executive session in accordance with Texas Government Code 551.074, to discuss personnel matters, regarding the duties, responsibilities, and/or appointments to the Building Board of Appeals, Central Business District Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone Board of Directors, Community Development and Services Board, Electric Utility Board, Lubbock Business Park Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone Board of Directors, North Overton Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone Board of Directors, Urban Design/ Historic Preservation Commission, Urban Renewal/ Neighborhood Redevelopment Commission, and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
             
Adjourn from Executive Session
             
4:30 p.m. - City Council reconvenes in Open Session in City Hall Council Chambers

City Council reconvened at 4:42 p.m.
             
3. Ceremonial Items
             
1. Invocation

Father Jim Haney, St. Paul's on the Plains Episcopal Church, led the invocation.
             
2. Pledges of Allegiance

Pledges of Allegiance were given by those in attendance to the United States and Texas flags.
             
3. Proclamations and Presentations
             
1.
Special Presentation by the Lubbock High School Choir

Mayor Daniel M. Pope introduced the Lubbock High School Choir Madrigal singers, led by Lindsey Spitsberg. They appeared before City Council to perform Christmas carols for those in attendance.
             
2.
Presentation of a Special Recognition in support of the Marines' Annual Toys for Tots Campaign to provide new toys at Christmas for children in this community

Mayor Daniel M. Pope presented a special recognition in support of the Marines' Annual Toys for Tots Campaign. Maine 1st Sargent, Edward J. Vasquez, gave comments about the Toys for Tots Campaign and thanked the Mayor and City Council.
             
Call to Order
             
4. Citizen Comments - According to Lubbock City Council Rules, any citizen wishing to appear before a regular meeting of the City Council, regarding any matter posted on the City Council Agenda, shall complete the sign-up form provided at the meeting, no later than 5:00 p.m.

No one appeared to speak.
             
5. Minutes
             
1. October 15, 2019 Special City Council Meeting - Electric Utility Board
November 15, 2019 Special City Council Meeting - Swearing-In Ceremony
November 18, 2019 Special City Council Meeting - Community Engagement Task Force
November 19, 2019 Regular City Council Meeting
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Griffith, seconded by Council Member Latrelle Joy to approve the October 15, 2019 Special City Council Meeting- Electric Utility Board minutes; the November 15, 2019 Special City Council Meeting - Swearing-In Ceremony minutes; the November 18, 2019 Special City Council Meeting - Community Engagement Task Force minutes; and the November 19, 2019 Regular City Council Meeting minutes.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
6. Consent Agenda - Items considered to be routine and enacted by one motion without separate discussion. If the City Council desires to discuss an item, the item is removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.
  Motion by Council Member Latrelle Joy, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve items 6.1 - 6.11.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
1. Budget Amendment Ordinance 2nd Reading - Finance: Ordinance No. 2019-O0169, Amendment 9, amending the FY 2019-20 Budget for municipal purposes respecting the Capital Fund to establish Capital Improvement Project 8651 - SH 114 and FM 179 Traffic Control and appropriate funding; providing for filing; and providing for a savings clause.
             
1. Resolution - Traffic Operations: Resolution No. 2019-R0457 authorizing the Mayor to execute Contract 15091, Interlocal Agreement CSJ 0880-04-032, with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), for the City to furnish and install traffic signal equipment at SH 114 (19th Street) and FM 179 (Inler Avenue).
             
2. Budget Amendment Ordinance 1st Reading - Finance: Ordinance No. 2019-O0177, Amendment 10, amending the FY 2019-20 Budget for municipal purposes respecting the Grant Fund to accept and appropriate funding from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, for the Prevention Resource Center Grant; accept and appropriate funding from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for the Community Coalition Partnership Grant; providing for filing; and providing for a savings clause.
             
3. Resolution - Purchasing and Contract Management: Resolution No. 2019-R0458 authorizing the Mayor to execute Contract 15048, with Pro Petroleum, LLC, for firm fixed price fuel on bulk unleaded and diesel fuel services (RFP 20-15048-MA).
             
4. Resolution - Business Development: Resolution No. 2019-R0459 authorizing the Mayor to approve a Downtown Grant Program (Facade) expenditure of Market Lubbock, Inc., to be provided to SEWCO, Inc. dba Officewise, pursuant to Article IV, Section 5 of the Amended and Restated Bylaws of Market Lubbock Development Corporation.
             
5. Resolution - Aviation: Resolution No. 2019-R0460 authorizing the Mayor to reject all bids for Rotary Snow Plow with Carrier Vehicle at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, ITB 19-14673-MA.
             
6. Resolution - Risk Management: Resolution No. 2019-R0461 authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement settling and compromising all claims related to vehicle collisions occurring on July 23, 2019, at approximately 5000 West Loop 289.
             
7. Resolution - Facilities Management: Resolution No. 2019-R0462 authorizing the Mayor to execute Contract 14994, with Hamilton Roofing Company, for roof replacement at Fire Station #5 (FS#5) located at 1101 Zenith Avenue.
             
8. Resolution - Facilities Management: Resolution No. 2019-R0463 authorizing the Mayor to execute a Dedication Deed and two Drainage Easements located in Section 4, Block O, Lubbock County, Texas, Martin Luther King Boulevard and East 19th Street. 
             
9. Resolution - Parks and Recreation: Resolution No. 2019-R0464 authorizing the Mayor to execute Contract 15014, with Turfmaster Irrigation and Landscaping, Inc., for the construction of a walking trail at Leftwich Park, located at 60th Street and Elgin Avenue.
             
10. Resolution - Fire Rescue: Resolution No. 2019-R0465 accepting a Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), to fund a City of Lubbock Urban Search and Rescue Team Sustainment Project, and designating the City Manager as the authorized official, to act on behalf of the City of Lubbock, for all matters related to the grant.
             
11. Resolution - Fire Rescue: Resolution No. 2019-R0466 accepting a Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), to fund a City of Lubbock Dive Team Sustainment Project, and designating the City Manager as the authorized official, to act on behalf of the City of Lubbock, for all matters related to the grant. 
             
7. Regular Agenda
             
1. Board Appointments - City Secretary: Consider five appointments to the Electric Utility Board.
  Motion by Council Member Steve Massengale, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Griffith to appoint Edwin Davis, Don Boatman, Larry Bradley, Kelly Turner, and Gregory Taylor to the Electric Utility Board.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
2. Ordinance 2nd Reading - Planning: Ordinance No. 2019-O0170, for Zone Case 2916-B, a request for an amendment to Ordinance No. 2017-O0138 to remove the condition limiting the total number of curb cuts off Upland Avenue at 8308, 8312, and 8702 Upland Avenue, located west of Upland Avenue and south of 82nd Street, Upland Business Park, Tract A, and 16.923 acres of unplatted land out of Block AK, Section 26.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave comments and answered questions from City Council.
  Motion by Council Member Latrelle Joy, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve Ordinance No. 2019-O0170.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
3. Ordinance 2nd Reading - Planning: Ordinance No. 2019-O0174, for Zone Case 3257-J, a request of Hugo Reed and Associates for 1585 Development LLC, for a zone change to Two-Family Residential (R-2) from Single-Family Residential (R-1) Specific Use, at 13502 University Avenue, located north of 137th Street and west of University Avenue, on 9.2 acres of unplatted land out of Block AK, Section 1.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave comments and answered questions from City Council.
  Motion by Council Member Latrelle Joy, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve Ordinance No. 2019-O00174.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
4. Ordinance 2nd Reading - Planning: Ordinance No. 2019-O0171, for Zone Case 3401, a request of AMD Engineering for Lincoln Frankford Group, for a zone change to Two-Family Residential (R-2) from Single-Family Residential (R-1), located generally, east of Frankford Avenue and north of Itasca Street, on 11.63 acres of unplatted land out of Block JS, Section 6.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave comments and answered questions from City Council.
  Motion by Council Member Latrelle Joy, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve Ordinance No. 2019-O0171.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
5. Ordinance 2nd Reading - Planning: Ordinance No. 2019-O0172, for Zone Case 3401-A, a request of AMD Engineering for Lincoln Frankford Group, for a zone change to Reduced Setback Single-Family Residential (R-1A) from Single-Family Residential (R-1), located generally east of Frankford Avenue and north of Itasca Street, on 3.14 acres of unplatted land out of Block JS, Section 6.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave comments and answered questions from City Council.
  Motion by Council Member Latrelle Joy, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve Ordinance No. 2019-O0172.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
6. Ordinance 2nd Reading - Planning: Ordinance No. 2019-O0173, for Zone Case 3401-B, a request of AMD Engineering for Lincoln Frankford Group, for a Specific Use in the Reduced Setback Single-Family Residential District (R-1A) for townhomes, located generally east of Frankford Avenue and north of Itasca Street, on 3.14 acres of unplatted land out of Block JS, Section 6.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave comments and answered questions from City Council.
  Motion by Council Member Latrelle Joy, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve Ordinance No. 2019-O0173.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
7. Ordinance 2nd Reading - Planning: Ordinance No. 2019-O0175, amending Chapter 40 "Zoning" of the Code of Ordinances, by amending Section 40.02.055(b) related to Special Exceptions, by removing the use of mobile homes or travel trailers for dwelling purposes in any zoning district.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave comments and answered questions from City Council.
  Motion by Council Member Shelia Patterson Harris, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve Ordinance No. 2019-O0175.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
8. Ordinance 2nd Reading - Planning: Ordinance No. 2019-O0176, amending Chapter 40 “Zoning” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lubbock, Texas, with regard to Article 40.03 “Districts” and conditional uses in multiple zoning districts and alcohol sales as a permitted use in various districts; and Article 40.02 “Administration” regarding special exceptions before the Zoning Board of Adjustment in order to bring ordinances into compliance with State Law; providing a savings clause; providing a penalty; and providing for publication.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave comments and answered questions from City Council.
  Motion by Council Member Steve Massengale, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Griffith to approve Ordinance No. 2019-O0176.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
9. Ordinance 1st Reading - Community Development: Ordinance No. 2019-O0178, amending Article 2.03 by amending Section 2.03.033 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lubbock, with regard to the composition, appointment, and terms of the members of the Community Development and Services Board.

Jarrett Atkinson, city manager, gave comments and answered questions from City Council. Karen Murfee, community development director, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council.
  Motion by Council Member Latrelle Joy, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve Ordinance No. 2019-O0179.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
5:37 P.M. CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNED
 
There being no further business to come before Council, Mayor Pope adjourned the meeting.

 

The December 17, 2019 Regular City Council Meeting minutes were approved by the City Council on the 28th day of January, 2020.


 

  ____________________________________
DANIEL M. POPE, MAYOR
ATTEST:
 
 
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Rebecca Garza, City Secretary
 

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