Missouri City City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a new fire engine for Fire Station No. 5.
The fire engine will cost a total of $608,712, and purchased through a Houston-Galveston Area Council contract. The city would receive the truck in approximately August 2013. The city will request the reimbursement through the Sienna Municipal Utility District No. 1 after receipt and payment for the vehicle.
Fire Station No. 5 is currently being designed, and is expected to be complete in 2013. The city cannot request reimbursement for the cost of the fire engine until the construction contract for the new fire station has been awarded.
The city council voted unanimously to postpone appointments to a bond steering committee for an indefinite amount of time. Mayor Allen Owen said the bond issue the city was considering to place on the ballot as early as May is being postponed until possibly 2014 due to other bond issues being proposed in the county.
The city council voted 4-3, with Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Wyatt, Robin Elackatt and Danny Nguyen opposed, to approve, on first reading, a request by SDI Missouri Holdings, LLC, Stone River Enterprises, LLC and Roo Realty, LP, to amend a planned development district to allow for deviations from the city’s Zoning Ordinance concerning architectural and signage regulations related to a restaurant proposed for the area.
The deviations included allowing the business, a Raising Cane’s Restaurant, to have less than the required amount of primary exterior materials, to have more flagpoles and flag signs, and allow more wall signage, as well as have signage that does not consist of channel letters and logos flush mounted directly onto a building façade.
The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval for the items with exception of the flagpoles and flag signs, recommending that the applicant be allowed three flagpoles with three flag signs on three sides of the building, for a total of nine flagpoles with nine flag signs.
The city council voted 6-1, with Nguyen opposed, to approve a contract renewal for lobbying services with Texas Government Solutions. The agreement totals approximately $105,000 for a 24-month period.
The city council voted unanimously to award a $39,350 contract to JTB Services for demolition of the Quail Valley clubhouse.
The demolition is in conjunction with the completion of the new City Centre at Quail Valley.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda