Friendswood City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the city’s membership in the Gulf Coast Coalition of Cities.
The city council voted 2-5, with only Deirdre Carey Brown and Patrick McGinnis voting in favor, on a motion to remove from the table several items for consideration following a June 4 workshop on the Parks and Open Space Master Plan. The item, which was originally considered and tabled on June 4, remains on the table for further consideration at a future date.
The city council voted 2-5, with only Brown and McGinnis voting in favor, on a motion to remove from the table an item that proposed scheduling a forum on homeowners association related issues. The item will remain on the table for future consideration.
The city council took no action regarding a license agreement with Wedgewood Village Homeowners Association for the installation of a reader board on Blackhawk Boulevard. No motion was made on the item.
The city council voted unanimously to approve an allocation of money from the Park Dedication Fund and the General Fund Reserves for improvements to city property.
The item was amended to utilize $140,000 in the Parks Dedication Fund and $110,000 in reserves.
The city council voted unanimously to table an appointment to the Keep Friendswood Beautiful Committee.
The city council voted unanimously to appoint Chris Brown and Arthur Triplette, Jr., and to reappoint Jim Nye to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The city council voted unanimously to appoint Sherry German to the Library Board.
The city council voted unanimously to reappoint Donna Broom to the West Ranch Management District Board. Another appointment recommended by Mayor Kevin Holland was not acted upon.
The city council took no action regarding the formation of an ad hoc committee to research sales tax uses and possibilities.
The city council took no action regarding the development of a staff/city attorney communication policy.
The city council voted 4-3, with Mayor Kevin Holland, Jim Hill, and Steve Rockey opposed, to approve a request for a voluntary disconnection from the city’s public water system at 2104 Pine Drive.
The city council voted 6-1, with Hill opposed, to amend the rules of procedure for the conduct of city council meetings to allow the mayor and council members to submit additional agenda backup documents subsequent to the current deadline of agenda items.
The city council voted 6-1, with Hill opposed, to approve the first reading of an amendment to the city’s distance restrictions for the location of alcoholic beverage sales, in order to be consistent with state law.
The city council voted unanimously to deny the first reading of an ordinance repealing regulations pertaining to the distance restrictions for the location of alcoholic beverage sales.
The city council voted 5-2, with Brown and Rockey opposed, to approve the final reading of an ordinance repealing the adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code.
The city council voted 6-1, with Brown opposed, to approve items on the city council’s consent agenda. The items on the consent agenda included:
- Authorizing the rescheduling of the September city council meeting from September 3 to September 10 due to the Labor Day holiday
- Acceptance of public paving and utility improvements at West Ranch, West Lake Section 2
- Acceptance of natural gas emergency generators for lift stations in “Group A”
- Acceptance of natural gas emergency generators for lift stations in “Group B”
- An amendment to the city’s interlocal agreement for health insurance to add the City of West University Place to the agreement
- Acceptance of the June 2012 Property Tax Report
- Approval of the minutes of the May 21, June 4 and June 30 city council meetings
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda