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Posted on: September 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City Council Meeting Recap 9-14-20

A recap of the Sept. 14 regular City Council meeting:

The Mansfield City Council held a 4 p.m. work session to discuss the city’s mosquito control policy. Public Works Director Bart VanAmburgh lead the city’s environmental services department in a presentation on the mosquito control policy including education and communication, public interaction, surveillance and mitigation. Howard Redfearn, environmental services manager, explained to council that revisions to the current policy explained the rotation of traps as well as a table for the conditions in which spraying will occur. The staff also recommended the elimination of the 48 hour notice before spraying. A representative from the Tarrant County Public Health Department provided information on the history of their mosquito surveillance program and their current policy. The city’s mosquito control contractor also spoke detailing how the spraying program works.

During the 7 p.m. public meeting:

Sub-Committee Reports

  1. The Council vote 6-1 to approve the allocation recommendations of the the FY21 Hotel/Motel Tax Funds by the Hotel/Motel Tax Policy and Use Sub-Committee to include:
  • Spring Creek Invitational Boys Tournament                  $13,000
  • Spring Creek Invitational Girls Tournament                 $13,000
  • Methodist Mansfield Invitational Volleyball        $13,000
  • Whataburger Boys Basketball Tournament          $6,000
  • Mansfield Commission for the Arts/Music Alley   36,000
  • Pickle Parade                                         $30,000 ($42,000 in kind)
  • The LOT                                              $32,000
  • Mansfield Sister Cities Celebration           $5,000
  • Mansfield Reads!                                    $4,000
  • Mansfield Police Explorers                       $5,000
  • Mansfield CVB                                      $410,000
  • Reserve                                                 $30,000

Consent Agenda items approved:

  1. Resolution authorizing an agreement with Plummer Associates to conduct a plant and membrane filter capacity and membrane filter pilot study at the Bud Ervin Water Treatment Plant.
  2. Resolution approve the selection of an audit firm.
  3. Approval of minutes of the Aug. 17, Aug. 24 and Aug. 31 City Council meetings.

Old Business:

  1. Council approved 5-2 third and final reading on ordinance amending the Code of Ethics and Conduct for City elected officials and boards and commission members.
  2. Council voted 6-1 on the following revisions to the City’s mosquito control policy:
    • Ability of residents to opt out of spraying (property line to property line)Minimum 24-hour public notice on spraying
    • No aerial spraying either by the City or by Tarrant County without City Council approval
  3. Following a brief presentation by City Manager Joe Smolinski, Council approved 7-0 the second reading of an ordinance adopting the budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2020 and ending on Sept. 30, 2021.
  4. Council approved 7-0 second reading of an ordinance levying the ad valorem taxes for FY21 at a rate of $0.69 per $100 assessed valuation on all taxable property.
  5. Council approved 7-0 extending the current moratorium on tattoo parlor zoning to include the entire city

Public Hearings:

  1. Council approved 7-0 the second reading a zoning change from C-1 Neighborhood Business to SF-7.5/18 single-family residence district on 1.46 acres at 1557 Speers Drive.
  2. Council approved 7-0 the second reading of an ordinance extending the school zone on East Debbie Lane that serves Asa Low Intermediate School and Brooks Wester Middle School.
  3. Council approved 7-0 the second reading approval of an historic landmark overlay district classification for the 1924 High School and 1940 Rock Gym structures of the Mansfield ISD.

New Business:

  1. Council approved 7-0 a resolution approving an economic development agreement between MEDC and Goodman Food Products for warehouse expansion, contingent on landscaping of the property approved by the City’s landscape administrator.
  2. Council approved 7-0 a resolution approving the purchase and sale contract between the Mansfield Economic Development Corporation and Seefried Industrial Properties Inc. for the sale of 53 acres of MEDC land located south of Easy Drive with the provision that the City will be allowed to repurchase the property at sale price if the purchaser does not begin construction within one year.
  3. Council approved 7-0 the reappointment of David Littlefield and Mark Walker to the Historic Landmark Commission.
  4. Council approved 7-0 the reappointment of Suzonne Evans, Maglenda Martin and Cynthia Kuster to the Library Advisory Board.
  5. Council approved 7-0 an application for a parklet.

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