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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Council Connection for July 2

Council Connection

At their Monday, July 2, 2018 Regular Meeting, City Council Members declared July as “Parks and Recreation Month”, heard a presentation on the Missouri City Police Department’s annual report and approved a parkland dedication.
Here is a full rundown of Council’s actions from that meeting:

  • Administered the oath of office to the following members of Missouri City’s boards, committees and commissions:
    • Charles Jarvis, Electrical Board (new member)
    • Alan Atwater, Parks Board (new member)
    • Don Johnson, Parks Board
    • Thomasine Johnson, Parks Board
    • Eunice Reiter, Community Development Advisory Committee
    • Zelia Brown, Community Development Advisory Committee (new member)
    • Reginald Pearson, Planning & Zoning Commission
    • Courtney Johnson Rose, Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Proclaimed July 2018 as “Parks and Recreation Month” in Missouri City.
    • The “Show Me City” is celebrating all month long with a calendar full of events and programs for MCTX residents of all ages, including free health screenings, a Fit Expo, a blood drive and exciting giveaways that will be hidden in select City parks; follow us on social media to learn how you can win these exciting prizes.
    • The Parks & Recreation Department has a full program agenda that is fun for all ages. Visit www.mctxparks.com or See details
  • Heard announcements from City Manager Anthony Snipes, which included the following:
    • Promoting that week’s Fourth of July celebration at Buffalo Run Park. The festival from 6 to 9 p.m. was cancelled due to rainfall, but that evening’s fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. was able to take place. See Livestream
    • Announcing ongoing roadway updates:
      • Trammel-Fresno Road is now open to traffic, and the City hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate. See photos 
      • On Thursday, July 5, Century Communities, under the supervision of the City, closed Court Road between Moore Road and Staffordshire Road to begin the Independence Boulevard Segment 1 Construction. Learn More
    • Recognizing Miss Harris County, Missouri City’s very own Brandee Mills, who competed in the Miss Texas pageant in Dallas. She did an excellent job of representing the ‘Show Me City’, and we’re excited to see what the future holds for this ambitious young Missouri City ambassador. See her perform 
    • Asking residents to Save the Date for the next Leadership Luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Community Center. It will focus on “Doing Business with the City” and feature staff presentations on how companies can become a vendor, submit a bid, and other business essentials. 
    • Reminding residents that the summer edition of the citizens’ newsletter is in the mail; all residents and businesses within city limits should have received a copy that week. 
  • Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a $63,493 contract to extend Tyler Munis Hosting Services. 
    • The City currently utilizes Tyler technology solutions as the ERP suite for Financial and HR modules. The original contract was executed in 2011 for a seven-year term, which ends in 2018. 
    • The City is currently in the process of bringing Munis in house, which will provide a financial cost savings of $63,493 annually. The contract renewal for a year will allow City staff to work with Tyler technologies on Migrating the data on premise providing better access and control to the data. 
  • Approved a parkland dedication for Parkland Zone 12 for the Zephyr House subdivision, which is one proposed single-family residential lot to be located south of Watts Plantation Road and east of Sienna Parkway. 
    • Ryan Moeckel of the Texas Engineering and Mapping Company provided a proposal to provide a cash payment of $1,400 in lieu of parkland for the development of one single-family residential lot in Parkland Zone 12, which Council approved. 
  • Authorized encroachment agreements with Kinder Morgan, which grants the City, as the “Owner” of the property, to construct a sidewalk under the supervision and guidelines of Kinder Morgan Crude and Condensate, LLC and Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, LLC as the “Company” operator of the existing access easement. 
    • The City’s Parks & Recreation Department plans to construct a sidewalk from the parking lot off Bermuda Dunes Drive to create handicap accessibility to the Quail Valley North Park. Permission by way of an Encroachment Easement from the existing Kinder Morgan Pipeline was required before commencing construction of the accessibility sidewalk. 
  • Accepted a deed for land from Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District (MUD) No. 26 to be used for a public roadway to serve the proposed Mustang Trails residential subdivision. The proposed area includes a regional detention conveyance channel that will allow the developer to make detention improvements to mitigate the impact of the development. 
  • Authorized an interlocal agreement with Fort Bend County for first responder and emergency medical services. 
    • Missouri City Fire and Rescue Services and Fort Bend County EMS have collaborated together to provide the citizens of Missouri City emergency medical response services. This agreement provides for the continuation of such collaboration between the two agencies for a term of one year and automatic renewal for up to three years. 
  • Authorized an interlocal agreement with Fort Bend County for the housing of one ambulance and two Fort Bend County EMS personnel at Fire Stations 1, 3, and 4. The agreement allows the County EMS employees sleeping quarters as well as a daytime staging area and minimal amenities. 
  • Approved a resolution that authorized the submission of a grant application to the Texas Water Development Board for Flood Protection Planning Grant assistance. 
    • The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is currently accepting applications for grants for flood protection planning, flood early warning systems, and the implementation of local strategies for alerting and responding to floods. The City has identified three projects within these categories and will be submitting an application to the TWDB: 
      • Flood Monitoring System - $125,000 requested 
        • Such a system would provide real-time rainfall and stream level data to first responders. In addition, this data is proposed to be made available to the public and will serve as a flood warning system. Staff is currently exploring opportunities with Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) to host this data on their web site and to also “tie-in” the proposed Missouri City Flood Monitoring System to the regional network, which encompasses cities such as Sugar Land and Pearland.
      • Brazos River Backwater Mapping - $75,000 requested 
        • Such an analyses would provide more accurate estimates of potential homes within the City that would be impacted during Brazos River high water conditions. As experienced during Hurricane Harvey response, such a data is valuable for emergency preparedness and response. 
      • Cangelosi Ditch Master Plan Update - $50,000 
        • This watershed continuous to undergo urbanization. An update is necessary to identify improvements necessary to accommodate future growth within the watershed, while identifying and mitigating any potential drainage impacts. 
      • The funding request is for 50 percent of the estimated project cost, which is $250,000. The remaining 50 percent of the project cost ($250,000) is required to be funded by the City, subject to approval of the grant application by the TWDB.
  • Approved the Consent Agenda, which included the following:
    • Approved the minutes of the special and regular City Council meetings of June 18, 2018; and, the special City Council meeting of June 25, 2018. 
    • Accepted a report from the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee (CIAC) concerning capital improvement impact fees. 

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