Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 6-1, with Deirdre Carey Brown opposed, to approve appointments to various boards, commissions and to the Municipal Court.
- Pat Sullivan was appointed to the Keep Friendswood Beautiful Committee to fill the unexpired term of Susan Delcambre, who resigned
- Carolyn Lessenger was appointed and Donald Evans, Brett Banfield, Hilmar Zeissig and Bill Provenzano were reappointed to the Community and Economic Development Committee
- Mike Czarowitz and Ted Thomas were reappointed to the Library Board
- Arthur Triplette, Jr. was appointed, and Terry McHugh, Monique Hammett, Chris Brown, Faye Ray and Rajni Amin were reappointed to the Construction Board of Adjustment
- Greg Hughs and Steve Knis were reappointed as regular members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, with Mike Czarowitz reappointed as an alternate member
- Judges James Woltz and Richard Flake were reappointed as Municipal Court judges
The city council voted unanimously to re-elect Jim Hill as mayor pro tem.
The city council voted 5-2, with Steve Rockey and John Scott opposed, to read into the record a letter from the Keep Friendswood Beautiful organization regarding comments made by Brown during the June 4 city council meeting. The city countered that Brown’s comments during the meeting did not reflect an official statement of the committee.
The letter noted Brown’s comments, quoting her as stating “I have had raised to me by members of Keep Friendswood Beautiful that there may be other positions in the city that aren’t as effective or aren’t being utilized as well to serve residents – one in particular is the receptionist’s desk”.
In the letter, the board stated that Brown’s comment did not reflect the position of the board. Letter
An item regarding possible use of the city’s communication resources by organizations, such as sports groups, for limited periods of time to advertise their registration events failed due to the lack of a second.
The city council discussed, but took no action, regarding the need for a bond election in November.
The city council voted unanimously to ask for an explanation from the Parks Subcommittee as to why public notice was not given for the subcommittee’s meeting in June.
The city council voted unanimously to table action regarding a license agreement with Wedgewood Village Homeowner’s Association for the installation of a reader board on Blackhawk Boulevard.
The city council voted 5-2, with Billy Enochs and ** Scott opposed, to submit an application for inclusion in the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program.
The item was amended to submit only pedestrian improvement projects for the program. The project would provide improvements along the FM 518 bridge over Cowards Creek and Mary’s Creek.
The city council voted unanimously to designate Council Member Jim Hill as representative and Council Member Patrick McGinnis as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors and General Assembly for 2012.
An ordinance declaring a policy for the public access to city facilities failed due to the lack of a motion.
The city council voted 4-3, with Hill, Enochs and McGinnis opposed, to table action regarding an amendment to the city’s regulations on the distance restrictions for the location of alcoholic beverage sales. The ordinance is to bring the city into compliance with state law.
The city council voted unanimously to table action regarding repealing regulations on distance restrictions for the location of alcoholic beverage sales.
The repeal would allow distance restrictions to be governed under the city’s permitted use table in the Zoning Ordinance.
The city council voted 6-1, with Brown opposed, to repeal the adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code. The item was amended to repeal the code and to ask staff to bring back recommendations utilizing neighboring communities for a workshop in October.
The city council voted 6-0-1, with Hill abstaining, to accept the public paving and utility improvements associated with Sterling Creek for the contractor’s one-year maintenance period.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda