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City of Lubbock, Texas
Regular City Council Meeting
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Daniel M. Pope, Mayor
Steve Massengale, Mayor Pro Tem, District 4
Juan A. Chadis, Councilman, District 1
Shelia Patterson Harris, Councilwoman, District 2
Jeff Griffith, Councilman, District 3
Randy Christian, Councilman, District 5
Latrelle Joy, Councilwoman, District 6
     W. Jarrett Atkinson, City Manager
Chad Weaver, City Attorney
Rebecca Garza, City Secretary
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Note: On occasion the City Council may consider agenda items out of order.

Pursuant to the Executive Orders of Governor Abbott, and other authority provided by the Texas Attorney General, the City Council will convene via video and/or teleconference.
 
2:00 p.m. - City Council convenes in Work Session regarding items for presentation and discussion on such issues that may require in-depth consideration by the City Council.  No action will be taken by the City Council in Work Session.
 
             
1.   Citizen Comments - Any citizen wishing to address the City Council, regarding items in the Work Session, may submit a citizen comment by email at citizencomments@mylubbock.us, no later than 12:00 p.m., on December 15, 2020.  Submitted comments must include name and address.  Each comment will be read aloud for a period of time not to exceed three minutes pursuant to City Council Rules.  Citizen Comments is an opportunity for citizens to make comments and express a position on agenda items.  Any comment received that is in the nature of asking a question will be referred to an appropriate member of the City staff for a response.
 
2.   Hear and discuss presentations regarding the following and provide guidance to staff as appropriate.
 
2. 1.   Presentation and Discussion regarding the award of the Downtown Civic Park Design Contract
 
At the completion of the Work Session, City Council recesses into Executive Session.
 
3.   Executive Session
 
3. 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.
 
3. 1. 1.  
Emergency Management, Declarations, and Executive Orders
 
3. 1. 2.  
Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code
 
3. 1. 3.  
5,562 acres, more or less, plus improvements in Lubbock County, Texas, commonly known as Lubbock Land Application Site
 
3. 2.   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, Community Development and Services Board, Permit and License Appeal Board, Urban Design & Historic Preservation Commission, Urban Renewal/Neighborhood Redevelopment Commission, Water Board of Appeals, and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
 
3. 3.   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.
 
3. 4.   Hold an executive session in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 551.087, to discuss or deliberate regarding commercial or financial information that the governmental body has received from a business prospect that the governmental body seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the governmental body and with which the governmental body is conducting economic development negotiations; and to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect described herein above.
 
Adjourn from Executive Session
 
4:30 p.m. - City Council reconvenes in Open Session.
 
4.   Ceremonial Items
 
4. 1.   Invocation
 
4. 2.   Pledges of Allegiance
 
Call to Order
 
5.   Citizen Comments - Any citizen wishing to address the City Council, regarding any matter posted on the City Council Agenda below, may submit a citizen comment by email at citizencomments@mylubbock.us, no later than 2:00 p.m. on December 15, 2020.  Submitted comments must include name and address.  Each comment will be read aloud for a period of time not to exceed three minutes pursuant to City Council Rules.  Citizen Comments is an opportunity for citizens to make comments and express a position on agenda items.  Any comment received that is in the nature of asking a question will be referred to an appropriate member of the City staff for a response.

Public Hearings – Any person wishing to speak at a posted public hearing (Items 8.5 – 8.9) may do so via Zoom by using the “Raised Hand” feature. When utilizing Zoom through a telephone, press *9 to "raise your hand" and you will be placed in the queue.
 
6.   Minutes
 
6. 1.   November 12, 2020 Special City Council Meeting - Canvass Election & Swearing-In Ceremony
November 12, 2020 Special City Council Meeting - Planning and Priorities Work Session
November 17, 2020 Regular City Council Meeting
 
7.   Consent Agenda - Items considered to be routine are 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.
 
7. 1.   Budget Ordinance Amendment 1st Reading - Finance: Consider Budget Ordinance Amendment 5, amending the FY 2020-21 Budget for municipal purposes respecting the Grant Fund to accept and appropriate funding through Nancy Lieberman Charities from the United States Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office for the Kids & Cops Dream Court Grant; providing for filing; and providing for a savings clause.
 
7. 2.   Ordinance 1st Reading - Right-of-Way: Consider an ordinance abandoning and closing three portions of the Main Street Right-of-Way located north of Tract A-1, VDC Hotel Addition, that was originally dedicated with the plats of Overton Addition and Original Town of Lubbock Addition, Lubbock County, Texas, 1610 Broadway.
 
7. 3.   Resolution - Wastewater Utilities: Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute Purchase Order 23105330, with JWC Environmental, for the rehabilitation of a fine screen mechanism at the Southeast Water Reclamation Plant (SEWRP).
 
7. 4.   Ordinance 2nd Reading - Code Enforcement: Consider Ordinance No. 2020-O0158, amending Article 36.01 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lubbock, to provide for clarification and improved enforcement capabilities with regard to the obstruction and maintenance of City rights-of-way, alleys, and easements.
 
7. 5.   Resolution - Business Development: Consider a resolution approving a Downtown Grant Program (Facade) expenditure of Market Lubbock, Inc., to be provided to Plains Properties, LLC, pursuant to Article IV, Section 5 of the Amended and Restated Bylaws of Market Lubbock Development Corporation.
 
7. 6.   Resolution - Business Development: Consider a resolution approving a Downtown Grant Program (Facade) expenditure of Market Lubbock, Inc., to be provided to J&W Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning, pursuant to Article IV, Section 5 of the Amended and Restated Bylaws of Market Lubbock Development Corporation.
 
7. 7.   Resolution - Business Development: Consider a resolution accepting a Special Warranty Deed for certain real property granted to the City of Lubbock by Betenbough Homes, LLC, and located at 2335 138th Street, 14001 Avenue W, and 2124 135th Street.
 
7. 8.   Resolution - Public Health Services: Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a Memorandum of Understanding - Outreach, Screening, Assessment, and Referral, with the Lubbock Regional Mental Health Retardation Center dba StarCare Specialty Health System (StarCare), to participate in an interagency collaborative effort to meet the specific needs of the priority population, including serving as an essential link between prevention, intervention, and treatment services within the community.
 
7. 9.   Resolution - Public Health Services: Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a Memorandum of Understanding - Parenting Awareness & Drug Risk Education Program (PADRE), with the Lubbock Regional Mental Health Retardation Center dba StarCare Specialty Health System (StarCare), to participate in an interagency collaborative effort to provide community based, intervention services to parents and expectant parents who are at risk of developing substance use disorders.
 
7. 10.   Resolution - Community Development: Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 1 to Community Development Funding Contract 15166 and all related documents with Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc. (LSSS), to provide utility assistance to qualified low-income persons and families through the Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).
 
7. 11.   Resolution - Community Development: Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute Contract 15548 and all related documents, between the City of Lubbock and the Salvation Army, for the Emergency Solutions Grant Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (ESG – CV).
 
7. 12.   Resolution - Facilities Management: Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute Contract 15630, with Mathews Backhoe, Inc., for the demolition of commercial property located at 1017 East 29th Street, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas.
 
7. 13.   Resolution - Fleet Services: Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute Contract 15484, with Mighty Wash, for car wash services for City vehicles.
 
7. 14.   Resolution - Lubbock Fire Rescue: Consider a resolution to extend Fire Fighter Matthew Dawson's leave with full pay, for one additional year, pursuant to Texas Local Government Code, Section 143.073.
 
7. 15.   Resolution and Order - City Secretary: Consider a resolution and order for a special city election, and for the City Secretary to present the certification of the initiating committee for an ordinance to outlaw abortion within the City of Lubbock, and to declare Lubbock a sanctuary city for the unborn, and to submit said proposed ordinance to a vote of the electors of the City of Lubbock for adoption, and ordering a special city election for May 1, 2021, and authorizing execution of the Election Order, and providing for amendments to the Election Order.
 
7. 16.   Resolution - City Manager: Consider a resolution approving and ratifying the actions of the City Manager in executing the Second Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding with Palisade Pipeline, LLC, to define roles and responsibilities of the City of Lubbock and Palisade Pipeline, LLC.
 
7. 17.   Resolution - City Manager: Consider a resolution approving a rate increase for gas utility services provided by West Texas Gas, Inc., adopting tariffs reflecting this change, directing West Texas Gas, Inc. to reimburse the City for its reasonable rate case expenses, declaring an effective date, and repealing any prior resolutions or ordinances inconsistent with this resolution.
 
8.   Regular Agenda
 
8. 1.   Resolution - City Council: Consider a resolution continuing and affirming the Mayor's Declarations of Disaster regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
 
8. 2.   Board Appointment - City Secretary: Consider the appointment of the Chairperson of the Central Business District Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Reinvestment Zone Board of Directors, for the 2021 calendar year, with the term ending December 31, 2021.
 
8. 3.   Board Appointment - City Secretary: Consider the appointment of the Chairperson of the Lubbock Business Park Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Reinvestment Zone Board of Directors, for the 2021 calendar year, with the term ending December 31, 2021.
 
8. 4.   Board Appointment - City Secretary: Consider the appointment of the Chairperson of the North Overton Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Reinvestment Zone Board of Directors, for the 2021 calendar year, with the term ending December 31, 2021.
 
8. 5.   Public Hearing - Planning: Consider a request for Zone Case 0774-A, a request of Jerry Barbosa and Jessica Brashear, for a zone change to Light Manufacturing District (M-1) from Single-Family District (R-1) at 1108 East 52nd Street, located south of East 52nd Street and east of King Avenue, James Subdivision Addition, the west 50 feet of Lot 43, and consider an ordinance.
 
8. 6.   Public Hearing - Planning: Consider a request for Zone Case 2538-P, a request of SK Architecture Group for Carpet Tech, for a zone change to Commercial District (C-4) from Single-Family District (R-1) Specific Use at 6602 and 6530 19th Street, located north of 19th Street and east of Oakridge Avenue, Terra Estates Addition, Lots 8 and 9, and consider an ordinance.
 
8. 7.   Public Hearing - Planning: Consider a request for Zone Case 2358-Q, a request of Ronnie Wallace for Betenbough Homes, for a zone change to Two-Family District (R-2) from Single-Family District with Reduced Setbacks (R-1A) at 7502 and 7504 34th Street, located east of Yuma Avenue and north of 34th Street, on 9.534 acres of unplatted land, out of Block AK, Section 42, and consider an ordinance.
 
8. 8.   Public Hearing - Planning: Consider a request for Zone Case 3047-Y, a request of AMD Engineering, LLC for Wheelhouse Development, for a zone change to Local Retail District (C-2) from Central Business District, General (CB-3) Specific Use at 4501 114th Street, located south of 114th Street and west of Quaker Avenue on 1.21 acres of unplatted land, out of Block E-2, Section 23, and consider an ordinance.
 
8. 9.   Public Hearing - Planning: Consider a request for Zone Case 3340-C, a request of J.R.’s Landscaping, for a zone change to Light Manufacturing District (M-1) from Interstate Highway Commercial District (IHC) at 1008 25th Street, located north of 25th Street and west of Texas Avenue, Bowles Addition, Block 1, Lots 5 and 6, and consider an ordinance.
 
8. 10.   Resolution - Business Development: Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute Contract 15438, with TBG Partners, for providing professional services for the design of a Downtown Civic Park.
 

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