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MEETING AGENDA
City Council
REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL
January 5, 2021
                               

 
HAL BALDWIN MUNICIPAL COMPLEX COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1400 SCHERTZ PARKWAY BUILDING #4
SCHERTZ, TEXAS 78154


CITY OF SCHERTZ CORE VALUES
Do the right thing
Do the best you can
Treat others the way you want to be treated
Work cooperatively as a team

 
AGENDA
TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Overflow seating available at the Civic Center, Conference Hall, Building #5
 
City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at the City Council Chambers. In lieu of attending the meeting in person, residents will have the opportunity to watch the meeting via live stream on the City’s YouTube Channel.
 
             
Call to Order 
 
Opening Prayer and Pledges of Allegiance to the Flags of the United States and State of Texas. (Councilmember Brown)
 
 
 
City Events and Announcements
  • Announcements of upcoming City Events (B. James/C. Kelm/S. Gonzalez)
  • Announcements and recognitions by the City Manager (M. Browne)
  • Announcements and recognitions by the Mayor (R. Gutierrez)
 
Hearing of Residents
Residents who choose to watch the meeting via live stream, but who would like to participate in Residents to be Heard, should email their comments to City Secretary, Brenda Dennis, at bdennis@schertz.com by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021, SO THAT THE CITY SECRETARY MAY READ THE PUBLIC COMMENTS INTO THE RECORD UNDER THE HEARING OF RESIDENTS.  In the body of the email please include your name, your address, phone number, agenda item # if applicable or subject of discussion, and your comments.

This time is set aside for any person who wishes to address the City Council. Each person should fill out the speaker’s register prior to the meeting. Presentations should be limited to no more than 3 minutes.

All remarks shall be addressed to the Council as a body, and not to any individual member thereof. Any person making personal, impertinent, or slanderous remarks while addressing the Council may be requested to leave the meeting.

Discussion by the Council of any item not on the agenda shall be limited to statements of specific factual information given in response to any inquiry, a recitation of existing policy in response to an inquiry, and/or a proposal to place the item on a future agenda. The presiding officer, during the Hearing of Residents portion of the agenda, will call on those persons who
have signed up to speak in the order they have registered.
 
Consent Agenda Items

The Consent Agenda is considered self-explanatory and will be enacted by the Council with one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless they are removed from the Consent Agenda upon the request of the Mayor or a Councilmember.
 
1.   Minutes – Consideration and/or action regarding the approval of the minutes of the regular meeting of December 08, 2020 and the Special Workshop Session meeting of December 09, 2020. (B. Dennis)
 
2.   Resolution No. 21-R-01 - Consideration and/or action approving a Resolution by the City Council of the City of Schertz, Texas authorizing EMS debt revenue adjustments, Utility Billing debt revenue adjustments and Schertz Magazine debt revenue adjustments for certain inactive outstanding receivables and other matters in connection therewith. (B. James/J. Walters)
 
3.   Ordinance No. 21-M-02 - Consideration and/or action approving an Ordinance by the City Council of the City of Schertz, Texas reaffirming the Council Code of Ethics, repealing all Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict with this Ordinance; and providing an effective date. (First & Final) (Mayor/Council)
 
Discussion and Action Items:
 
4.   Boards, Commissions and Committees Appointments/Reappointments/Resignations - Consideration and/or action approving the resignation of Mr. Bob Cantu from the Reinvestment Zone Number Two (TIRZ) Board of Directors, reappointing Mr. Michael Dahle and Mr. Gary Inmon, and filling the current vacancy. (Mayor/Council)
 
Public Hearings
 
5.   Resolution No. 21-R-03- Conduct a public hearing, consideration and/or action approving a Resolution accepting a petition for voluntary annexation of approximately 142 acres of land located generally 3,500 feet southwest of the intersection of Doerr Lane and Bell North Drive, Comal County, Texas. (B. James/ L. Wood/ E. Delgado)
 
6.   Ordinance No. 21-S-01 - Conduct a public hearing, consideration, and/or action approving a request to rezone approximately 10.5 acres of land from Planned Development District (PDD) to Planned Development District (PDD), generally located southeast of the intersection between Hallie Chase and Hallie Loop, more specifically described as Hallie’s Cove Subdivision Units 4A and 4B, City of Schertz, Bexar County, Texas. First Reading (B. James/L. Wood/N. Koplyay)
 
Workshop 
 
7.   Chapter 30 Fire Prevention and Protection - Workshop discussion related to the updated Schertz Code of Ordinances, Chapter 30 Fire Prevention Code, and local amendments related to adopting the International Fire Code, 2018 Edition. (M. Browne/J. Kelm/K. Long)
 
8.  
Workshop Discussion and Update (Ordinance 20-H-18) - Discussion and update regarding the COVID-19 virus and our current Ordinance No. 20-H-18 Declaration of Local Disaster. (M. Browne/K. Long/S. Hall)
 
Roll Call Vote Confirmation
 
Closed Session
 
 
9.   City Council will meet in closed session under section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code, Personnel Matters, to conduct the annual evaluation of the City Secretary, Brenda Dennis.
 
10.   City Council will meet in closed session under Section 551.087 of the Texas Government Code, Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations, Closed Meeting. The governmental body is not required to conduct an open meeting (1) 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; or (2) to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect.
  • Project E-064
 
Reconvene into Regular Session
 
9a.    Take any action based on discussions held in closed session under Agenda Item 9. 
 
10a.     Take any action based on discussions held in closed session under Agenda Item 10.
 
Roll Call Vote Confirmation
 
Requests and Announcements
  • Announcements by the City Manager.
  • Requests by Mayor and Councilmembers for updates or information from staff.  
     
  • Requests by Mayor and Councilmembers that items or presentations be placed on a future City Council agenda.
     
  • Announcements by Mayor and Councilmembers
     
    • City and community events attended and to be attended
    • City Council Committee and Liaison Assignments (see assignments below)
    • Continuing education events attended and to be attended
    • Recognition of actions by City employees
    • Recognition of actions by community volunteers
 
Adjournment
 
CERTIFICATION

I, BRENDA DENNIS, CITY SECRETARY OF THE CITY OF SCHERTZ, TEXAS, DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE AGENDA WAS PREPARED AND POSTED ON THE OFFICIAL BULLETIN BOARDS ON THIS THE 31st DAY OF DECEMBER 2020 AT 12:45 P.M., WHICH IS A PLACE READILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC AT ALL TIMES AND THAT SAID NOTICE WAS POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 551, TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.
 
BRENDA DENNIS 
 
I CERTIFY THAT THE ATTACHED NOTICE AND AGENDA OF ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL WAS REMOVED BY ME FROM THE OFFICIAL BULLETIN BOARD ON _____DAY OF _______________, 2021. TITLE: ______________

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The City Council for the City of Schertz reserves the right to adjourn into closed session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any of the matters listed above, as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act.

Closed Sessions Authorized: This agenda has been reviewed and approved by the City’s legal counsel and the presence of any subject in any Closed Session portion of the agenda constitutes a written interpretation of Texas Government Code Chapter 551 by legal counsel for the governmental body and constitutes an opinion by the attorney that the items discussed therein may be legally discussed in the closed portion of the meeting considering available opinions of a court of record and opinions of the Texas Attorney General known to the attorney. This provision has been added to this agenda with the intent to meet all elements necessary to satisfy Texas Government Code Chapter 551.144(c) and the meeting is conducted by all participants in reliance on this opinion.

 
COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND LIAISON ASSIGNMENTS
 
Mayor Gutierrez
Audit Committee
Investment Advisory Committee
Main Street Committee
Councilmember Scagliola – Place 5
Cibolo Valley Local Government Corporation - Alternate
Hal Baldwin Scholarship Committee
Interview Committee for Boards and Commissions - Alternate
Schertz-Seguin Local Government Corporation
Councilmember Davis– Place 1
Interview Committee for Boards and Commissions
Main Street Committee - Chair
Schertz Housing Authority Board
TIRZ II Board
Councilmember Scott – Place 2
Interview Committee for Boards and Commissions

Schertz Animal Services Advisory Commission


 
Councilmember Jill Whittaker – Place 3
Audit Committee

 
Councilmember Dahle – Place 4
Cibolo Valley Local Government Corporation
Interview Committee for Boards and Commissions
TIRZ II Board
Councilmember Heyward – Place 6
Audit Committee
Investment Advisory Committee

 
Councilmember Brown – Place 7
Main Street Committee
Schertz-Seguin Local Government Corporation - Alternate

 
 

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