Public Hearings and Regular Council Meeting Tuesday, September 21, 2021 06:30 PM 8301 Westview Drive, Houston, Texas 77055

Notice is hereby given of a Regular Council Meeting and Public Hearing of the City of Hilshire Village, Texas Council to be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 6:30 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. 

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Time: Sep 21, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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1.CALL TO ORDER

  1. 1.A.Invocation - Council Member Schwarz

  2. 1.B.Pledge of Allegiance

  3. 1.C.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.REPORTS TO COUNCIL

  1. 3.A.Police Report

4.DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION

  1. 4.A.Discussion and Possible authorization for the Mayor to enter into a one (1) year contract with Flock Group Inc. for three (3) Automatic License Plate Detection Cameras 

5.REPORTS TO COUNCIL

  1. 5.A.Engineer Report:
    1303 Friarcreek Lane
    1330 Glourie Drive
    1334 Glourie Drive
    1123 Guinea Drive
    1 Hickory Shadows Drive
    7907 Hilshire Green Drive
    8201 Mallie Court
    1306 Pine Chase Drive
    14 Pine Creek Lane
    Wirt Road Safety Project
    Water Meter Vault Upgrades
    Lift Station Generator

  2. 5.B.Building Official Report

6.DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION

  1. 6.A.Discussion and Possible Approval of the City of Hilshire Village Resolution Number 2021-219 authorizing the Mayor to execute, and the City Secretary to attest respectively, an amended Concealed Network Node Deployment Agreement with GTE Mobilnet of South Texas, lp d/b/a Verizon Wireless to update the type of installation and location of certain network nodes and related equipment subject to the city’s Right-of-Way Management Ordinance

7.PUBLIC HEARING # 1

  1. 7.A.Public Hearing  - Amend Chapter 12 Planning and Zoning of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Hilshire Village, Texas, Section 02:00, Definitions, and Section 11.02, structure to allow habitable areas in an attic under certain conditions and regulating location of a balcony; providing a penalty for any violations.  

8.DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION

  1. 8.A.Discussion and Possible Adoption of Ordinance Number 810-2021 of the City of Hilshire Village amending Chapter 12, Planning and Zoning, Section 02:00, Definitions, and Section 11.02, Structure to allow habitable areas in an attic under certain conditions; regulating location of a balcony and providing a penalty. 

9.PUBLIC HEARING # 2

  1. 9.A.Public Hearing on the proposed Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year Ending 2022

10.PUBLIC HEARING # 3

  1. 10.A.Public Hearing on the proposed Tax Rate for Fiscal Year 2021

    A tax rate of $0.589884 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of City of Hilshire Village.

    PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.589884 per $100

    NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE $0.576348 per $100

    VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE $0.589884 per $100

    The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2021 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Hilshire Village from the same properties in both the 2020 tax year and the 2021 tax year.

    The voter-approval rate is the highest tax rate that City of Hilshire Village may adopt without holding an election to seek voter approval of the rate.

    The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that City of Hilshire Village is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2021 tax year.

    CITY COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON THE TAX RATE AT A SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 AT 1:30 PM

11.DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION

  1. 11.A.Discussion and Possible approval of Ordinance Number 811-2021 amending Appendix “A” Fee Schedule of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Hilshire Village, Texas by deleting section 7.200 and replacing with a new section 7.200 establishing new water and trash rates:
    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING APPENDIX “A” FEE SCHEDULE OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF HILSHIRE VILLAGE, TEXAS, BY DELETING SECTION 7.200 OF APPENDIX “A” THEREOF AND SUBSTITUTING THEREFOR A NEW SECTION 7.200 OF APPENDIX “A”, ESTABLISHING NEW WATER, WATER DEPOSITS, BILLING CHARGES, SANITARY SEWER AND SOLID WASTE COLLECTION RATES; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT OR IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY.

  2. 11.B.Discussion and Possible approval of Ordinance Number 812-2021 adopting the City of Hilshire Village, Texas General Budget for the FYE 2022:  In accordance with Section 102.007(c) of the Local Government Code, adoption of this year’s budget will require raising more revenue from property taxes than in the previous year; 
    [This Vote must be a Record Vote]             

  3. 11.C.Discussion and Possible action to ratify the proposed property tax increase reflected in the FY 2021-2022 Budget in accordance with Section 102.007 (c) of the Local Government Code. 
    THIS BUDGET WILL RAISE MORE REVENUE FROM PROPERTY TAXES THAN LAST YEAR'S BUDGET BY AN AMOUNT OF $55,032, WHICH IS A 3.64 PERCENT INCREASE FROM LAST YEAR'S BUDGET.  THE PROPERTY TAX REVENUE TO BE RAISED FROM NEW PROPERTY ADDED TO THE TAX ROLL THIS YEAR IS $22,469.
    (This Vote must be a Record Vote)

12.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. 12.A.None at the time of the Agenda Posting

  2. 12.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)

13.REPORTS TO COUNCIL

  1. 13.A.Fire Commissioner's Report ( Commissioner Byrne)

  2. 13.B.Mayor Herron's Report

  3. 13.C.City Administrator's Report: (City Administrator Blevins)
    Complaint Log
    Consent Agenda

  4. 13.D.City Treasurer's Report (City Administrator Blevins)

14.CONSENT AGENDA

  1. 14.A.Disbursements

  2. 14.B.Minutes From the Council Workshop & Special Council Meeting August 5, 2021.

  3. 14.C.Minutes From the Public Hearing and Regular Council Meeting August 17, 2021. 

  4. 14.D.Minutes From the Budget Workshop September 7, 2021.

  5. 14.E.Check Registers

  6. 14.F.Approving a Proclamation recognizing National Night Out to be held October 5, 2021 on Ridgeley Drive.

  7. 14.G.Approving a Proclamation recognizing Halloween Night to be held October 31, 2021 on Archley Drive

15.ADDITIONAL COUNCIL COMMENTS

16.FUTURE AGENDA TOPICS

17.ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. 17.A.Announcement:  Special Council Meeting to adopt Property Taxes will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 1:30 PM

18.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.