Item 1. Call to order and Roll call.
A person may address the Council on items not on the printed agenda. Comments are limited to three (3) minutes per speaker with 45 minutes total time for all speakers. The Council may not comment or deliberate regarding such statements or comment during this period. Any discussion of the subject must be limited to a proposal to place the subject on the agenda for a future meeting.
A regular monthly meeting of the Town of New Hope Board of Aldermen Town Council was held on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in the New Hope Town Hall. It was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Mayor Jeff Herbst. Also present were Ald. Carol King, Ald. Bob Parmelee, Ald. Alex Hull, Ald. Omar Nunez, and attorney John Rapier.
Heather – status of Oak Meadows – on agenda
Gennifer Welch – changing policies on Planning & Zoning. Complaint about Town Hall maintenance, fence line and tree maintenance. Request for agenda item on Town Hall Maintenance.
Item 2. Consent items:
- Minutes of previous meetings(s).
- Treasurer’s report(s)
Motion to approve both items by consent was made by Jeff Herbst and seconded by Carol King. It passed unanimously.
Item 3. Consider and take appropriate action on report from Jeff Herbst, Road Commissioner.
Jeff Herbst presented two options to repair roads in Oak Meadows –asphalt overlay or concrete replacement. After discussion, the concrete option was agreed. Ald. Alex Hull made a motion to accept repair Oak Creek with concrete an Ald. Bob Parmelee seconded. . It passed unanimously.
Item 4. Discussion and take appropriate action concerning appointment of Mayor Pro Tem for term concurrent with Mayor. Motion was made to appoint Ald. Bob Parmelee as Mayor Pro Tem by Ald. Alex Hull and a second was made by Ald. Carol King. None opposed and motion passed. Ald. Bob Parmelee abstained from voting.
Item 5. Discussion and appropriate action concerning appointment of Town Council Alderman. The council reviewed a list of qualified applicants. Ald. Omar Nunez nominated Kimberly Barrow and Ald. Carol King seconded. One opposed. Motion passed. Ald. Kimberly Barrow was sworn in by Attorney John Rapier. She then joined the council for the remainder of the meeting.
Item 6. Discussion and appropriate action concerning proposed Ordinance No. 2016-002 creating the New Hope Planning and Zoning Commission and appointment of members thereto. Some discussion as to how tis commission would operate. Ald. Bob Parmelee made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2016-002 creating the New Hope Planning and Zoning Commission and Ald. Alex Hull seconded It passed unanimously.
The council reviewed a list of qualified applicants. Ald. Omar Nunez made a motion to appoint the following five people to the Planning and Zoning committee: Thomas Esselman, Roger Cotton, Luke Martecofic, Joe Dudas and Paul Fruch. Ald. Carol King seconded. It passed unanimously.
Item 7. Discussion and appropriate action concerning proposed Ordinance 2016-003 republishing the noise regulations contained in Section 15.02 of the New Hope Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance No. 2005-11 and providing for a penalty of not more than $500.00 per day. The council reviewed the ordinance. Motion to approve Ordinance 2016-003 republishing the noise regulations contained in Section 15.02 of the New Hope Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance No. 2005-11 was made by Ald Bob Parmelee and seconded by Ald Alex Hull. It passed unanimously. Attorney Rapier explained that the ordinance would become effective when it is posted in the paper.
Item 8. Discussion and appropriate action concerning proposed Resolution No. 2016-009-R relating to the creation of a North Central Texas Regional 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District and providing an effective date. Mayor Jeff Herbst made a motion to accept and Ald. Kimberly Barrow seconded. It passed unanimously. ??EFFETIVE DATE?
Item 9. Discussion and appropriate action concerning Event Committee proposal for Town Park Grant. Ald Omar Nunez presented the park grant request. Motion was made by Mayor Jeff Herbst and a second was made by Ald. Alex Hull to accept the submittal of the grant request. It passed unanimously.
Item 10. Receive the Code Enforcement Officer’s report and take appropriate action, if any. Attorney Rapier explained about reported violations and whether budget would bear cost of many violations and what violations to pursue. Motion to have a workshop meeting to discuss violations at a date to be determined was made by Ald. Bob Parmelee and seconded by Mayor Jeff Herbst. It passed unanimously.
Item 11. Discuss possible alternative dates for July 2016 Town Council meeting. Major Jeff Herbst made the request to move the July meeting to July 19th. Ald. Kimberly Barrow made a motion to accept and Ald. Alex Hull seconded. It passed unanimously.
Item 12 Adjournment. Major Jeff Herbst adjourned the meeting at 8:30 PM.