Regular Council Meeting Tuesday, November 21, 2023 06:30 PM 8301 Westview Drive, Houston, Texas 77055

The City Council of the City of Hilshire Village, Texas will meet on Tuesday, November 21,      2023, at 6:30 PM in the City Hall Council Chambers at 8301 Westview, Houston, Texas 77055.

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


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1.CALL TO ORDER

  1. 1.A.Invocation (Council Member Carey)

  2. 1.B.Pledge of Allegiance

  3. 1.C.Roll Call

2.CITIZEN'S COMMENTS
This is an opportunity for citizens to speak to the Council about agenda and non-agenda items. Comments are limited to 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 must address the council at the microphone and give their name and address before 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 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

  2. 3.B.Building Official Report (Clerk Ray)

  3. 3.C.Engineer Report (Engineer Him) 
    On-Going Plan Review
    City Water and Testing
    Hilshire Green Paving, Drainage & Utility Improvements
    Pine Chase Grove Water Meter area
    Wirt Road Safety Project/Interlocal Agreements

  4. 3.D.Fire Commissioner's Report (Mayor Buesinger)

  5. 3.E.Mayor Buesinger's Report

  6. 3.F.City Secretary's Report: (City Secretary Stephens)
    Complaint Log
    Consent Agenda
    90-Day Outlook

  7. 3.G.City Treasurer's Report (City Secretary Stephens)
    Check Registers, Financials

4.CONSENT AGENDA

  1. 4.A.Approve Disbursements

  2. 4.B.Approve Check Registers and Financials through October 2023

  3. 4.C.Approve Minutes from the Regular Council Meeting September 19, 2023

  4. 4.D.Approve Minutes from the Regular Council Meeting October 17, 2023

5.DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION

  1. 5.A.Discussion and possible action to approve the Village Mutual Insurance Cooperative Board’s recommendations to provide Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Long Term Disability, and Supplemental Life for City employees for the 2024 Budget year. (Secretary Stephens)

  2. 5.B.Discussion and possible action to approve the Village Fire Department Budget Amendment 2023-05 to reallocate $146,651 between budget categories at no additional cost to the City. (Mayor Buesinger)

  3. 5.C.Discussion and possible approval for Lead and Copper Rule Revised Service Line Inventory with a not-to-exceed cost of $40,300 (Engineer Him)

  4. 5.D.Discussion and possible action to opt out of a proposed settlement with 3M Company and Dow Chemical to provide money to water utilities to test for and treat PFAS in public water systems due to the potential hazards associated with PFAS. (Attorney Bounds)

  5. 5.E.Discussion and possible approval of City of Hilshire Village Resolution # 2023-253 authorizing joining a coalition of cities in the Texas, Gulf Coast, South Texas, and Beaumont/East Texas divisions served by CenterPoint Gas and suspending the effective date of the rate change. (Secretary Stephens)

  6. 5.F.Discussion and possible approval of City of Hilshire Village Resolution # 2023-254 to become a participating member of the Harris-Galveston Area Council, and payment of annual dues. (Secretary Stephens)

  7. 5.G.Discussion and possible action to appoint or reappoint a director to the Subsidence District Board for a two-year term. (Secretary Stephens)

6.DISCUSSION

7.ADDITIONAL COUNCIL COMMENTS

8.FUTURE AGENDA TOPICS

9.ANNOUNCEMENTS

10.ADJOURNMENT

NOTES:

*Agenda items may be considered in any order.

* In the event a quorum of the city council is not present, the members who are present may meet as a sub-committee of council to discuss the agenda items above.

*City Council may recess into a closed meeting at any time during the open 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).

I, Cassie Stephens, 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 November 17, 2023 at 3:30 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.