The Fort Stockton City Council has a busy agenda for its Tuesday, Aug. 27 Regular meeting.
According to the agenda, a closed session will be held to discuss possible litigation with WaterBridge Resources LLC regarding the Water Purchase Agreement with the city and, in a separate matter, to discuss possible litigation between Cockrell Farms and the city regarding the City’s Use of Three (3) Water Wells near the Belding Prison.
The board may act upon either matter when they return to open session.
There are also agenda items tied to possible changes to city policies on manufactured and mobile home zoning; the leasing of 274 acres of city land for farming; and a review of an agreement to work a Violent Offender Task Force with the city police and U.S. Marshal's Office.
Here's the complete agenda:
CALL MEETING TO ORDER AFTER DECLARING A QUORUM PRESENT.
ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FLAG ALLEGIANCE TO THE TEXAS FLAG
MISSION STATEMENT: “The Mission of the City of Fort Stockton Municipal Government is to Promote & Value Public Confidence and Trust by the Accountable and Responsible Use of Community Resources; to Ensure Public Safety; Improve Public Services; Promote Local Recreation and Entertainment; and Generate Economic Development.
COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE ON CONSENT & REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS:
1. All matters listed are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. If discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.” Minutes: (Mayor)
▪ Regular Meeting Minutes of Fort Stockton City Council, 08/13/2019
▪ Special Meeting Minutes of Fort Stockton City Council, 08/19/2019
▪Regular Meeting Minutes of Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, 07/16/2019 ▪Regular Meeting Minutes of F.S. 4-A Economic Development Corp., 07/18/2019 ▪Regular Meeting Minutes of F.S. 4-B Economic Development Corp., 07/18/2019 ▪Regular Meeting Minutes of F.S. Downtown Association, 07/16/2019
▪Regular Meeting Minutes of F.S. 4-A Economic Development Corp., 06/20/2019 ▪Regular Meeting Minutes of F.S. 4-B Economic Development Corp., 06/20/2019 ▪ Regular Meeting Minutes of Intergovernmental Recreation Board, 06/26/2019
Citizens who desire to address City Council with regard to matters on the Consent Agenda or Regular Agenda will be received when the item is to be considered. Discussion by City Council Members will only take place when an agenda item is scheduled for consideration. Prior to making comments, each speaker will be required to provide his/her name and residential address. Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes. Speakers making personal, impertinent, profane or slanderous remarks will be removed from the
Council Chamber and will be barred from re-entering the room during the meeting.
Accounts Payable Total: $930,138.45
PRESEN T A TIONS:
2. Senior Civil Engineer Steve Synovitz of Hanson Professional Services Inc. --- 18-Inch Well Field Line Project Update
3. City Water Attorney Mark Harral ---
(a) Texas Department of Criminal Justice Sewer Pond Project;
(b)City of Fort Stockton’s Participation & Results in the Texas Mandated 2021 State Water Plan;
(c) Texas Water Board Memorandums Concerning Contamination of Groundwater at Belding and Possible
Permit Modifications by Cockrell Investments at Belding Farms; (d)Oil & Gas Customers at Blue Ridge Property;
(e)Salt Creek Midstream at Blue Ridge Property; &
(f) Rules of Reeves County Groundwater Conservation District
4. Discuss/Act upon Ordinance No. 19-116, Authorizing Three (3) Separate Requests from Property Owners Yadira & Jose Renteria for All of Block 47, St. Gall Addition, Fort Stockton, Pecos County, Texas: (Mayor)
• Re-Zone Property from a Single Family-3 (SF-3) Residential Dwelling District to a Single Family-4 (SF-4) Residential Dwelling District;
• Plat Block to Contain Lot 1, Lot 2, Lot 3, Lot 4; &
• Specific-Use Permit for the Placement of Four (4) Manufactured Mobile Homes in accordance with
Section 7(1), 7(2) & 7(16) of the Zoning Ordinance and Providing for an Effective Date Provision.
5. Discuss/Act upon Ordinance No. 19-117, Allowing for the Placement of a Manufactured Mobile Home by Specific-Use Permit in a Single Family-3 (SF-3) Residential Dwelling District; Being Lot Four (4), Block Twenty-Nine (29), St. Gall Addition, Fort Stockton, Pecos County, Texas, as requested by Property Owners Armando & Margarita Gonzalez; This being in accordance with Section 7(1), 7(2) & 7(16) of the Zoning Ordinance and Providing for an Effective Date Provision. (Mayor)
6. Discuss/Act upon Ordinance No. 19-119, Amending Appendix B of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Fort Stockton Titled Zoning*, Section 7. Use Regulation Districts, 2. Primary Residential Uses. One Family Dwelling Detached; Manufactured Modular Home for Agricultural, Single Family-1 (SF-1), Single Family-2 (SF-2), Single Family-3 (SF-3), Single Family-4 (SF-4), Two Family (2F), Multi-Family (MF), & Planned Development (PD); And Repealing All Other Ordinances or Portions Thereof in Conflict, A Severability Clause and Providing for an Effective Date. (Mayor)
7. Discuss/Act upon Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) from the United States Marshals Service and Fort Stockton Police Department regarding the Violent Offender Task Force. (City Mgr.)
8. Discuss/Act upon Awarding of Lease for Approximately 274 Acres of Land Located on T&P RR Co., Block 3, Section 71, Pecos County, Texas. Proposal Submitted: Rayburn Durham (Wtr.Attny.)
9. Discuss/Act upon Rescheduling the September 10, 2019 Regular City Council Meeting to September 11, 2019. (City Mgr.)
10. City Council May Convene in Closed Session in Accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Concerning Attorney-Client Matters (§551.071); Deliberation regarding Real Property (§551.072); Deliberation regarding Prospective Gifts (§551.073); Personnel Matters (§551.074); and/or Deliberation regarding Security Devices (§551.076):
(a)Contemplated Litigation with WaterBridge Resources LLC regarding the Water Purchase Agreement with the City of Fort Stockton.
(b)Contemplated Litigation between Cockrell Farms and the City of Fort Stockton regarding the City’s Use of Three (3) Water Wells near the Belding Prison.
11. Reconvene into Open Session Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section §551.102 & Take Action, if any, on Matters Deliberated in Executive Session:
10(a) Discuss/Act upon Contemplated Litigation with WaterBridge Resources LLC regarding the Water
Purchase Agreement with the City of Fort Stockton.
10(b) Contemplated Litigation between Cockrell Farms and the City of Fort Stockton regarding the City’s
Use of Three (3) Water Wells near the Belding Prison.
12. Questions from the Media on Agenda Items. (Mayor)
13. Adjourn. (Mayor)