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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
FOR THE MEETING AT 10:00 A.M. TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER, CITY HALL
1000 THROCKMORTON STREET, FORT WORTH, TEXAS

I.    CALL TO ORDER
  
II.    INVOCATION - Pastor Everette Carpenter, House of Praise
  
III.    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  
IV.    CONSIDERATION OF MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF APRIL 8, 2014
  
V.    ITEMS TO BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA
  
VI.    ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED OR WITHDRAWN BY STAFF
  
VII.    CONSENT AGENDA
   Items on the Consent Agenda require little or no deliberation by the City Council. Approval of the Consent Agenda authorizes the City Manager, or his designee, to implement each item in accordance with staff recommendations.
  
A. General - Consent Items
1. M&C G-18173 - Adopt Ordinance Approving Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Board Resolution 2014-03-058, Amending Appendix 1 of the Code of Rules and Regulations of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Board to Include Streets Constructed as a Part of Southgate Plaza and Their Corresponding Speed Limits (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)
2. M&C G-18174 - Adopt Ordinance Amending the Fort Worth City Code to Clarify the Employee Disciplinary Process (Section 2-181), Repeal Existing Provisions Related to the Disciplinary Appeals Board and Personnel Regulations (Sections 2-182 through 2-184), Enact a New Section 2-182 Outlining the Disciplinary Appeal Process, Enact a New Section 2-183 to Provide for Selection and Appointment of Hearing Officers, Enact a New Section 2-184 to Charge the City Manager with Adopting Personnel Rules and Regulations and Make a Conforming Change in Section 2-83 of the City Code to Delete a Reference to the Disciplinary Appeals Board (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)
3. M&C G-18175 - Approve Findings of the Ground Transportation Coordinator Regarding Renewal Application of AETS, LLC, to Operate Fifteen Limousines Within the City of Fort Worth and Adopt Ordinance Granting Such Authority (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)
4. M&C G-18176 - Authorize Temporary Closure of a Segment of Mallard Creek Street from April 16, 2014 to May 11, 2014 and a Segment of Seventeen Lakes Boulevard from May 12, 2014 to June 6, 2014 for Construction Activities on Litsey Road (COUNCIL DISTRICT 7)
5. M&C G-18177 - Authorize Temporary Closure of a Segment of North Riverside Drive at Fossil Creek Boulevard Intersection Beginning April 16, 2014 Through August 20, 2014 for Construction of a Proposed Roundabout (COUNCIL DISTRICT 4)
6. M&C G-18178 - Adopt Resolution Exempting Certain Vehicles Operated by the Fire, Code Compliance and Aviation Departments from the Inscription Requirements and Authorizing Use of Regular License Plates (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)
7. M&C G-18179 - Authorize Transfer in the Amount of $20,998.18 from the General Fund to the Special Trust Fund to Reimburse Previously Incurred Expenses (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)
8. M&C G-18180 - Approve Appointment of Dave Westen and Jerry Hataway as Substitute Hearing Officers for the Municipal Court Services Department - Parking Bureau (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)
9. M&C G-18181 - Adopt Entrance Fees and Swimming Lessons Registration Fees for Forest Park Swimming Pool and Marine Park Swimming Pool for Fiscal Year 2014 (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)
  
B. Purchase of Equipment, Materials, and Services - Consent Items
1. M&C P-11639 - Authorize Execution of a Contract with Rincon & Associates, LLC, to Conduct a Market Research Study for School-Aged Children and Teens as Part of the City's SPARC Initiative in the Amount Up to $89,751.00 (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)
2. M&C P-11640 - Authorize Purchase Agreement with Rick's Tire Service, Inc., in an Amount Up to $1,200,000.00 for the First Year, for Roadside Tire Services for the Equipment Services Department (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)
3. M&C P-11641 - Authorize Purchase of an Airport Rescue Firefighting Vehicle from DACO Fire Equipment in the Amount of $593,989.00 Using a Cooperative Contract for the Fire Department (COUNCIL DISTRICT 2)
  
C. Land - Consent Items
1. M&C L-15676 - Authorize Acquisition of a Permanent Easement in 0.516 Acres of Land and a Temporary Construction Easement in 0.354 Acres of Land Located at 2620 Keller Hicks Road from Ryan G. Aldis and Amanda D. Aldis in the Amount of $119,995.00 for the Northside II 48-Inch Water Main, Phase 1 Improvement Project and Pay Estimated Closing Costs Up to $4,000.00 (COUNCIL DISTRICT 7)
  
D. Planning & Zoning - Consent Items
1. M&C PZ-3051 - Adopt Ordinance Vacating a Portion of 13th Street and a Portion of Texas Street Rights-of-Way to be Replatted as Additional Parking and Landscaping (COUNCIL DISTRICT 9)
  
E. Award of Contract - Consent Items
1. M&C C-26761 - Authorize Amendment to Mayor and Council Communication C-26027 to Revise the Scope of an Enhanced Community Facilities Agreement with Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., for the Reconstruction of Norwood Drive, Increase City's Participation in the Project by $175,000.00 for Total Participation Not to Exceed $1,945,000.00, Extend Completion Deadline for the Project and Adopt Appropriation Ordinance (COUNCIL DISTRICT 5)
2. M&C C-26762 - Authorize Execution of a Consent to Assignment of Tax Abatement Agreement, City Secretary Contract No. 33805, by Park Ridge Multi-Family LP, for the Construction of the Berkeley Apartments Located at 2001 Park Hill Drive in the Berry/University Neighborhood Empowerment Zone to Berkeley Apartments Phase I LLC (COUNCIL DISTRICT 9)
3. M&C C-26763 - Authorize Execution of a Consent to Assignment of Economic Development Program Agreements for Trinity Bluff Development by LPC Trinity Parks LP to SWF Trinity Bluffs, LLC or an Affiliate, City Secretary Contract Nos. 35326 and 35327, as Amended and a Consent to Collateral Assignment by SWF Trinity Bluffs, LLC or an Affiliate to Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (COUNCIL DISTRICT 9)
4. M&C C-26764 - Authorize Execution of One-Year Annual Contracts with Renewal Options for Geotechnical, Material, and Environmental Testing for Various City Construction Projects with Apex Geoscience, Inc., ETTL Engineers & Consultants, Inc., Fugro Consultants, Inc., Globe Engineers, Inc., Gorrondona & Associates, Inc., Landtec Engineers, LLC, Rone Engineering Services, Ltd., and T. Smith Inspection & Testing, LLC, with a Fee Not to Exceed $300,000.00 Annually Per Firm (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)
5. M&C C-26765 - Authorize Execution of an Engineering Services Agreement with Brown and Gay Engineers, Inc., in an Amount Not to Exceed $652,600.00 for the Design of North Beach Street from Fossil Creek Boulevard to Northeast Loop 820 (COUNCIL DISTRICT 4)
6. M&C C-26766 - Authorize Execution of a Construction Contract with Durable Specialties, Inc., in the Amount of $748,000.00 for Installation of New Traffic Signals, Paving Improvements, Median Modifications, Sidewalks and ADA Ramps at Two Intersections, North Riverside Drive at Western Center Boulevard and FM 1187 at Hemphill Street and Provide for Project Costs and Contingencies for a Project Total in the Amount of $914,185.00 (COUNCIL DISTRICTS 4 and 6)
7. M&C C-26767 -

Authorize Rejection of Bids Received for the White Lake Hills Drainage Improvements – Willow Ridge Road (COUNCIL DISTRICT 4)

8. M&C C-26768 - Authorize Execution of a Contract with EAS Contracting, L.P., in an Amount Up to $545,969.00 for Construction of Taxiway Alpha Lighting Rehabilitation at Fort Worth Alliance Airport (COUNCIL DISTRICT 7)
9. M&C C-26769 - Authorize Execution of Change Order No. 1 to City Secretary Contract No. 44516 with William J. Schultz, Inc. d/b/a Circle "C" Construction Company, in the Amount of $261,882.00 for a Revised Total Contract in the Amount of $2,471,993.00 for Water Replacement Contract 2009, WSM-P on Hillcrest Street, Authorize Transfer from the Water and Sewer Operating Fund to the Water Capital Projects Fund and the Sewer Capital Projects Fund and Adopt Appropriation Ordinances (COUNCIL DISTRICT 3)
10. M&C C-26770 - Authorize Execution of an Engineering Agreement with Gupta & Associates, Inc., in the Amount of $749,398.00 for the Power System and Arc Flash Study at Various Water Treatment and Pumping Facilities (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)
  
VIII.    PRESENTATIONS BY THE CITY SECRETARY - CONSENT ITEMS
   1. OCS - 1920 - Notice of Claims for Alleged Damages and/or Injuries
  
IX.    SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS, INTRODUCTIONS, ETC.
   1. Presentation on FitWorth Ten-Week Challenge
   2. Presentation on Mayfest Inc.
   3. Presentation of Proclamation for Parliamentary Law Month
   4. Presentation of Proclamation for Fort Woof Dog Park Day
  
X.    ANNOUNCEMENTS BY CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND STAFF
   1. Upcoming and Recent Events
   2. Recognition of Citizens
   3. Approval of Ceremonial Travel
  
XI.    PRESENTATIONS BY THE CITY COUNCIL
   1. Changes in Membership on Boards and Commissions
  
XII.    PRESENTATIONS AND/OR COMMUNICATIONS FROM BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND/OR CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEES
  
XIII.    RESOLUTION
   A Resolution Appointing an Ad Hoc Task Force to Advise the City Council on Opportunities to Streamline the Funding and Delivery of Services to Homeless Persons in Fort Worth
   Attachment(s):
  Resolution - Attached.pdf
  
XIV.    REPORT OF THE CITY MANAGER
  
A. Benefit Hearing - None
  
B. General
1. M&C G-18138 - Adopt Resolutions to Amend the City's General Tax Abatement Policy and the Neighborhood Empowerment Zone Tax Abatement Policy and Basic Incentives to Revise Language on Affordable Housing Commitments for Residential Tax Abatement Projects (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS) (Continued from a Previous Meeting) 
2. M&C G-18138 - (Revised) Adopt Resolutions to Amend the City's General Tax Abatement Policy and the Neighborhood Empowerment Zone Tax Abatement Policy and Basic Incentives to Revise Language on Affordable Housing Commitments for Residential Tax Abatement Projects (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS) 
3. M&C G-18182 - Authorize Transfer of Funds in the Amount of $11,263,735.00 from the General Fund to the Contract Street Maintenance Fund for Fiscal Year 2014 Contract Street Maintenance Program and Adopt Appropriation Ordinance (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)
4. M&C G-18183 -
Conduct a Public Hearing, Adopt Resolution Re-Designating the Berry/University Area as a Neighborhood Empowerment Zone and Adopt Ordinance Re-Designating the Fort Worth Neighborhood Empowerment Reinvestment Zone No. 13 (COUNCIL DISTRICTS 3 and 9) (PUBLIC HEARING)
a. Report of City Staff
b. Citizen Presentations
c. Council Action
5. M&C G-18184 -
Conduct a Public Hearing, Adopt Resolution Re-Designating the Lake Arlington Area as a Neighborhood Empowerment Zone and Adopt Ordinance Re-Designating the Fort Worth Neighborhood Empowerment Reinvestment Zone No. 16 (COUNCIL DISTRICT 5) (PUBLIC HEARING)
a. Report of City Staff
b. Citizen Presentations
c. Council Action
6. M&C G-18185 -
Conduct a Public Hearing, Adopt Resolution Re-Designating the Stop Six Area as a Neighborhood Empowerment Zone and Adopt Ordinance Re-Designating the Fort Worth Neighborhood Empowerment Reinvestment Zone No. 17 (COUNCIL DISTRICT 5) (PUBLIC HEARING)
a. Report of City Staff
b. Citizen Presentations
c. Council Action
  
C. Purchase of Equipment, Materials, and Services - None
  
D. Land - None
  
E. Planning & Zoning - None
  
F. Award of Contract
1. M&C C-26771 - Authorize Execution of Professional Services Agreement with Tax Management Associates, Inc. also Known as TMA Audit Services, Inc., in an Amount Not to Exceed $2,742,000.00 for Homestead Exemption Audits and Adopt Supplemental Appropriation Ordinance (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)
2. M&C C-26772 - Authorize Execution of a Five-Year Tax Abatement Agreement with DuBrolis LLC, to Redevelop an Existing Retail Center for Office, Retail and Restaurant Use on Property Located at 1715-1721 W. Berry Street in the Berry/University Neighborhood Empowerment Zone (COUNCIL DISTRICT 9)
  
XV.    ZONING HEARING
  
1. ZC-14-035 - (CD-ALL) - City of Fort Worth, Text Amendment: An Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Fort Worth, being Ordinance No. 13896, as amended, codified as Appendix “A” of the Code of The City of Fort Worth (1986), to amend:
  • Section 4.405 “Airport/Airfield Overlay” (“AO”) District Of Article 4 “Overlay Districts”, Of Chapter 4, “District Regulations” To Add A New Section, Section 4.405G, “Fort Worth Alliance Airport”; Providing Regulations For Airport/Airfield Overlay Zone (“AO”) Restrictions For The Fort Worth Alliance Airport
To review the proposed amendments: http://fortworthtexas.gov/planninganddevelopment/zoningcommission.asp (Recommended for Approval by the Zoning Commission)
2. ZC-14-036 - (CD 7) - City of Fort Worth Planning & Development, Fort Worth Alliance Airport Overlay, South of the Fort Worth Alliance International Airport with Fort Worth City limits: Generally bounded by SH 114, Old Denton Rd, Keller Hicks, city limits, FM 156; from: multiple districts to: add an Airport Overlay ("AO") zone (Recommended for Approval by the Zoning Commission)
  
XVI.    CITIZEN PRESENTATIONS
  
XVII.    EXECUTIVE SESSION (PRE-COUNCIL CHAMBER) - SEE ATTACHMENT B
  
XVIII.    ADJOURNMENT
  

According to the City Council Rules of Procedures, individual citizen presentations shall be limited to three minutes, and group presentations shall be limited to ten minutes. At the Mayor’s discretion, time limits may be reasonably extended.

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