Special Council Meeting Wednesday, September 22, 2021 01:30 PM 8301 Westview Drive, Houston, Texas 77055

Notice is hereby given of a Special Council Meeting of the City of Hilshire Village, Texas Council to be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 1:30 PM  in the City Hall Council Chambers at 8301 Westview, Houston, Texas  77055

The meeting will be in person and social distancing is requested.  Face Mask are recommended.

Any person may participate and address the City Council by Zoom, telephone, personal appearance at City Hall, or by writing

Time: Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021 01:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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This written notice, the meeting agenda, and the agenda packet, are posted online at http://www.hilshirevillagetexas.com.

The public will be permitted to offer public comments in person or electronically as provided by the agenda and as permitted by the presiding officer during the meeting.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEND YOUR COMMENTS PRIOR TO THE MEETING PLEASE SEND TO susan.blevins@hilshirevillagetexas.com.

A recording of the telephonic meeting will be made, and will be available to the public in accordance with the Open Meetings Act upon written request. The matters to be discussed and acted on at the meeting are shown on the agenda below: If you need extra instructions for the use of Zoom please call prior to one (1) hour before meeting (713-973-1779).

1.CALL TO ORDER

  1. 1.A.Roll Call

2.CITIZEN'S COMMENTS
This is an opportunity for citizens to speak to Council relating to agenda and non- agenda items. Comments are limited up to three minutes. If the topic the speaker wishes to address is on the agenda, the speaker can either speak at this time or defer comments until such time the item is discussed.

Speakers are required to address council at the microphone and give their name and address prior to voicing their concerns.

Note: To comply with provisions of the Open Meetings Act, the City Council may not deliberate on items discussed under this agenda item. Items that cannot be referred to the City staff for action may be placed on a future City Council agenda.  A copy of any prepared remarks or notes to be used and/or distributed by the speaker must be presented to the City Secretary prior to the beginning of the meeting.

3.DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION

  1. 3.A.Discussion and Possible Approval of a component of the tax rate the in the amount of $0.134835/100 for the purpose of paying the accruing interest and to provide a sinking fund for payment of the indebtedness of the City for the FYE 2022

  2. 3.B.Discussion and Possible Approval of a component of the tax rate in the amount of $0.455049/100 for the purpose of funding the maintenance and operation expenditures of the City for the FYE 2022

    THIS TAX RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE.  THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.50 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $5.73. 

  3. 3.C.Approval of the 2021 property tax rate be increased by the adoption of a tax rate of $0.589884/100 which is effectively a 2.35 percent increase in the tax rate.
    [This Vote must be a Record Vote]

  4. 3.D.Approval of the City of Hilshire Village Ordinance Number 813-2021 providing for the Levy and Collection of Ad Valorem Taxes for the Year 2021 Providing for Two components to the Proposed Tax Rate consisting of a Tax Rate of $0.134835/100 for the purpose of paying the accruing interest and to provide a sinking fund for payment of the indebtedness of the City and a Tax Rate of $0.455049/100 for the purpose of funding Maintenance and Operation Expenditures.  

    THIS TAX RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE.  THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.50 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $5.73.  THE TOTAL PROPERTY TAX RATE IS A 2.35 PERCENT INCREASE.

4.CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION: City Council reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any of the matters on this agenda as authorized by Texas Government Code, Sections 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney) Sections 551.074 (Personnel Matters) and Sections (Security Devices or Security Audits).

  1. 4.A.None at the time of the Agenda Posting

  2. 4.B.Discussion and Possible Action to deliberate and consider any actions necessary on any items discussed in the Executive Session.  (NONE AT THE TIME AGENDA POSTED)

5.DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION

6.ADDITIONAL COUNCIL COMMENTS

7.ANNOUNCEMENTS

8.ADJOURNMENT

NOTE: Agenda items may not necessarily be considered in the order that they appear. With regard to any item, Council may take various actions, including but not limited to rescheduling an item in its entirety or for particular action at a future date or time.

NOTE: IN THE EVENT A QUORUM OF THE CITY COUNCIL IS NOT PRESENT, THE REPORTING MEMBERS WHO ARE PRESENT WILL MEET AS A SUB-COMMITTEE, FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSE ONLY, REGARDING THE ABOVE AGENDA ITEM(S).

City Council reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any of the matters listed above as authorized by Texas Government Code, Sections 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney), 551.072 (Deliberations about Real Property), 551.073 (Deliberations about Gifts and Donations), 551.074 (Personnel Matters), 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices), 551.087 (Economic Development), and 551.086 (Certain Public Power Utilities: Competitive Matters). Following the executive session, if any, City Council may act in open session on any item discussed in the executive session.

I, Susan Blevins, do hereby certify that the above Notice of Meeting and Agenda for the City Council of the City of Hilshire Village was posted in a place convenient and readily accessible September 17, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

This facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Requests for accommodations or interpretative service must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting. Please contact the City Hall at 713-973-1779 or FAX -713-973-7793 for further information.