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Posted on: September 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City Council Recap 9-28-20

A recap of the Sept. 28 regular City Council meeting:

During the 7 p.m. public meeting:


  1. Tarrant County College Chancellor Eugene Giovannini addressed the Council for a “State of the College” Presentation, detailing the college’s successes over the past several years and providing information on its enrollment and online classes since the start of the pandemic.
  2. The Mansfield City Council was presented with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award Gold Medal, the second year in a row the Council has been honored for its community service and volunteer work.

Sub-Committee Reports

  1. Sub-Committee Chairman Terry Moore updated the Council on the Public Memorials Sub-Committee meeting of Sept. 15.
  2. Sub-Committee Chairman Brent Newsom updated the Council on the Revitalization of Historic Downtown Mansfield Sub-Committee meeting of Sept. 23. As part of this update, Special Event Manager Angie Henley announced plans to move the annual Hometown Holidays tree lighting and fireworks show from the municipal complex to historic downtown. The two-day event will feature a carnival midway on Main Street, two nights of fireworks and special programs at The LOT. The event is set for Dec. 4-5.

 Consent Agenda was approved in total including:

  1. Ordinance extending the school zone on East Debbie Lane serving Asa Low Intermediate School and Brooks Wester Middle School
  2. Historic landmark overlay district classification for the 1924 High School and 1940 Rock Gym structures of the Mansfield ISD.
  3. Authorizing execution of a joint election agreement with Ellis County Elections Administrator.
  4. Negotiated settlement between Atmos Cities Steering Committee and Atmos Energy Corp. regarding the 2020 Rate Review Mechanism Filing.
  5. Selection of BelWave Communications as the contractor for installation of public WiFi.
  6. Authorizing the bank depository contract.
  7. Amending the bylaws of the Historic Preservation Advisory Board.
  8. Authorizing execution of a joint election agreement with Tarrant County Elections Administrator.
  9. Approval of minutes for the following meetings: Sept. 11, Sept. 14, Sept. 15 and Sept. 17.
  10. Approval of special event permit from Eubanks Snow Cones.

Old Business

  1.  Approval of third and final reading of a zoning change from C-1 Neighborhood Business to SF-7.5/18 single-family residence district at 1557 Speers Drive.

 Public Hearings:

  1. Council approved the first reading of a zoning change of SF-1/5/12 single-family residential to PD Planned Development for single-family residential and accessory dwelling at 106 S. 2nd Ave.
  2. Council approved the first reading a zoning change from SF-1/5/12 single-family residential to PD Planned Development for multi-family residential uses at 505 W. Kimbell St. Council provided information to the applicant in regards to changes to the PD they would like to see for the second reading.
  3. Council approved 6-1 the first reading to amend the zoning ordinance to make body art and piercing studio use a non-permitted use, grandfathering current businesses and requiring any new application to be submitted as a Specific Use Permit (SUP).
  4. Council approved the first reading of an ordinance amending sections of the zoning ordinance in regards to requirements for applications for concept plans, planned developments, specific use permits and industrial use permits. These amendments eliminates the requirement of 15 paper copies to the planning department.

New Business:

  1. Council approved the first reading of an ordinance abandoning certain utility and drainage easements in the M3Ranch addition.
  2. Council approved the first reading amending code of ordinances in regards to peddlers and solicitors.
  3. Council approved 6-1 a request from Republic Services for an extraordinary recycling processing rate increase. The total trash/recycling rate for a Mansfield residence will increase from $14.15 per month to $14.85 per month.
  4. Council approved 4-3 a request for a minor modification of the planned development standards and exhibits for Oaks Preserve, allowing 20 percent of the 1/3 acre lots to have homes with a minimum square footage of 2,800. Council also reiterated its support of the landscape approved in the original PD.
  5. Council approved a plan to extend pilot parklet program to Dec. 31, 2021.


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