Recap of City Council Meeting – November 06, 2012

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Meeting cut short due to the election returns.

DUNCANVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
REGULAR MEETING
7:00PM Council Chambers
City Hall 203 E. Wheatland Road

Mayor Deborah Hodge
Mayor Pro Tem and District 5 Johnette
Councilmember At-Large Janet Harris
Councilmember District 1 Don Freeman
Councilmember District 2 Dr. Stephen Jones
Councilmember District 3 Leslie Thomas
Councilmember District 4 Mark Cooks

Called to order at 7:08 PM by Mayor Deborah Hodge

REVISED AGENDA

Invocation
Pledge of Allegiance
Mayor’s Report
Recognition of Visitors / Proclamations / Presentations
Citizens Public Comment Period
[Each speaker will be allowed two (2) minutes to address the council]

Rami Burney – Spoke in support of the Parkour group that uses Kidsville.

Saad Burney – Spoke in support of the Parkour group that uses Kidsville, and the fact that parents and children visiting the park enjoy the activity and ask them to show kids how to do it.

Ronald Cade – Spoke in support of the Parkour group that uses Kidsville.

Raul Garcia – Spoke in support of the Parkour group that uses Kidsville.

Christian Hawkins – Spoke in support of the Parkour group that uses Kidsville.

Cindy Jones – as the president of Duncanville United, she shred the success of the movie in the park event this past weekend. Duncanville United provided bounce houses and other items. 150 citizens attended the event and they were thankful for the experience. Questions why one council member would pressure a local business not to provide the space for the event.

Gale Sliger – Spoke on her own behalf and no board or commission. She asks for clarification of the rules for meeting locations due to the Keep Duncanville Beautiful Board and her invitation to hold their annual planning meeting at her home. The City Manager told her that the meeting’s were public meetings and she told him that would not be a problem. Her home has a ramp and wide doors. Her time ran out before she could finish.

Nicholas Peterson – Spoke in support of the Parkour group that uses Kidsville.

Paul Proudfoot – Spoke in support of the Parkour group that uses Kidsville.

Nadji Vernon – Spoke in support of the Parkour group that uses Kidsville.

Sumari Vernon – Spoke in support of the Parkour group that uses Kidsville.

Kendrick Walfard II – Spoke in support of the Parkour group that uses Kidsville.

Jacory Young – Spoke in support of the Parkour group that uses Kidsville.

Consent Item(s)

1C. Approval of minutes.

2C. Approval of an expenditure in the amount of $38,835.27 for annual purchase of Police ammunition from GT Distributors, Inc. through the Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (TLGPC).

3C. Approval of an expenditure in the amount of $177,245 for purchase of mobile intensive care unit (MICU) from Sterling McFall Ford through the HoustonGalveston Area Council Cooperative (H-GAC).

4C. Approval of an expenditure in the amount of $143,100 for the purchase of personal computer hardware, software, and peripherals from Dell Marketing, L.P. ($98,000) and Hewlett-Packard Company ($45,100) through the State of Texas Cooperative Purchasing Program.

5C. Award of a two-year contract with PMAM Corporation for Alarm Permitting Management Services.

6C. Approval of a one-year contract and an expenditure in the amount of $36,513 with BIO Landscape and Maintenance, Inc. for City facilities grounds mowing maintenance.

7C. Award bank depository contract to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in the amount of $23,197.97 for the two-year period effective from February 1, 2013 through January 31, 2015 and approve Resolution No. 2012-110607 designating a bank depository and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contact. Pulled from the consent agenda.

8C. Approval of a professional services agreement and an expenditure in the amount of $41,925 with Utility Data Systems of Texas, L.L.C. for Municipal Court software migration upgrade and maintenance services.

9C. Approval of FY l2-l3 Mosquito Ground Control Agreement between Dallas County, on behalf of Dallas County Health and Human Services, and the City of Duncanville for mosquito ground control services.

Thomas moves for approval and Jameson seconds. Passes 7-0.

Reports/Recommendations/Requests

7. Award bank depository contract to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in the amount of $23,197.97 for the two-year period effective from February 1, 2013 through January 31, 2015 and approve Resolution No. 2012-110607 designating a bank depository and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contact.

Thomas moves for approval and Jameson seconds. Passes 6-0 with Cooks recusing himself.

10. Public hearing to consider the request of Wilsonia Pritchard, representing Destiny Ventures, LLC (Just Dance), tenant, to renew and amend the existing “SUP” Specific Use Permit zoning that allows a party/event facility (indoor only) on Block B, Lot ll, of Duncanville Estates l, more commonly known as lll South Cedar Ridge Road, Suite ll0.

Wilsonia Pritchard, managing member of Destiny Ventures, LLC gave background on the facility. She reported that they have operated for 6 months, without incident, for the 6 month period designated by the SUP. She asks that the council remove the restriction of a police officer at all events, and only those that have alcohol at the event, to allow them to have alcohol at the event, and to make the term longer than 6 months before they have to come back for the renewal.

Cooks moves to close public hearing and Freeman seconds. The hearing is closed by a 7-0 vote.

11. Consider directing staff on the request of Wiisonia Pritchard, representing Destiny Ventures, LLC (Just Dance), tenant, to renew and amend the existing “SUP” Specific Use Permit Zoning that allows a party/event facility (indoor only) on Block B, Lot 11, of Duncanville Estates 1, more commonly known as 111 South Cedar Ridge Road, Suite 110.

Items 11-17 were postponed until the next meeting due to the elections.

12. Discuss and consider action regarding the request of Duncanville Community Theatre for hotel occupancy tax funds in the amount of $4,000 for 2012/2013 Season.

13. Discuss and consider action regarding the request of the International Museum of Cultures for hotel occupancy tax funds in the amount of $10,000 for advertising, introduction of new exhibits, cultural programming, and recruitment of conferences/retreats.

14. Discuss and consider participation in the upcoming Dallas County photo journal entitled “Dallas County: A 21St Century Mosaic”.

15. Discuss and Consider approval of Independent Contractor Agreement between Jus’Ba11s Managing Group and the City of Duncanville for Fieldhouse management.

16. Receive Fire Department Public Safety Report.

17. Discuss and consider changes to the Planning & Zoning procedures to require the proposed Zoning change notification sent to all properties Within 200 feet of requested property to contain a return date at least one Week prior to the Planning and Zoning public hearing date and to require staff only to answer technical questions not to speak on behalf of applicants.

18. Receive Councilmember Reports – Items of community interest regarding which no action will be taken, as authorized by Section 551.0415 of the Government Code.

Cooks spoke on Make a Difference Day at his church (Concord Church) and that they are partnering with a Duncanville church to provide food for Thanksgiving and asked that people visit the church’s website for more info.

Jameson announces that the Duncanville High School has a production of The Sunshine Boys On November 7-11 at the Shine Performance Hall.

Freeman thanks all the young citizens for coming to the meeting and expressing their views. He encourages them to contact their state representatives to try for funding.

Thomas congratulates a group of home school kids for their accomplishments in robotics.

Harris congratulates Richard Summerlin for an award received in Financial Reporting.

Recessed into Executive Session at 7:55PM.

19. Recess into Executive Session in compliance With Texas Government Code Section 551.071(1), to meet with the City Attorney regarding pending litigation (DCEDC V. MARA, Inc.) and Section 551.074, Personnel, to discuss City Manager duties.

20. Discuss any item and/or take any action necessary as a result of the Executive Session.
Posted Friday, November 2, 2012 at 5:00 P.M.

2 Responses to Recap of City Council Meeting – November 06, 2012

  1. In the briefing the Council voted to NOT have a joint Celebrate Duncanville Banquet with the Duncanville Chamber of Commerce. Johnette Jameson said it was too expensive ($60 per person) and that last year the City paid for the entire event. WHAT ??? Don Freeman questioned this decision, telling the Council that they (in so many words) should be working with the Chamber….not against them. I can only wonder who has brain-washed members of this Council that the Chamber of Commerce is not a viable force in this community. Thank you, Don Freeman and Janet Harris and Mark Cooks for not casting their votes based on vendettas.

    Susan Carner
    Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:50 am

    • We have it on good authority that the City of Duncanville paid only their portion and not for the entire event. In addition, it has been rumored that some on the council believed this was a fund raiser. The chamber did not make any significant money on this event as well and it was not designed to be a fund-raiser.

      admin
      Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 7:55 pm