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CITY OF LUBBOCK
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
November 1, 2021
2:00 P. M.


 
The City Council of the City of Lubbock, Texas met in regular session on the 1st of November, 2021, in City Council Chambers, Citizens Tower, 1314 Avenue K, Lubbock, Texas at 2:00 p.m.

 
2:05 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CONVENED
City Council Chambers, Citizens Tower, 1314 Avenue K, Lubbock, Texas
Present:
Mayor Daniel M. Pope; Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale; Council Member Juan A. Chadis; Council Member Randy Christian; Council Member Jeff Griffith; Council Member Latrelle Joy; Council Member Shelia Patterson Harris; City Manager W. Jarrett Atkinson; City Secretary Rebecca Garza; City Attorney Chad Weaver
Note:
      City Council addressed agenda items in the following order:
  • 1.1-1.3; Executive Session; 3.1-3.4; Citizen Comments 4; 5.1; 6.1-6.9; 7.12; 7.2; 7.4-7.11; 7.3; 7.13.
  • Item No. 7.1 was deleted.
  • Item No. 7.13 failed.






             
   1. Hear and discuss presentations regarding the following and provide guidance to staff as appropriate.
             
   1. Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan Update

Jarrett Atkinson, city manager; and Colby VanGundy, director of parks and recreation, introduced the item, gave comments, and answered questions from City Council. Aaron Tuley, with Halff Associates, gave a presentation and update on the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan and answered questions from City Council. Topics discussed included: a revised master plan outline; parks needs assessments (demand based assessment, standards based assessment, operations based assessment, resource based assessment, and conditions based assessment); an overview of collaborative efforts with the Texas Tech University Department of Landscape Architecture; and an update on the Canyon Lakes Master Plan.
             
   2. American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds Update

Jarrett Atkinson, city manager, gave a presentation and update on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds as they relate to the City of Lubbock and answered questions from City Council. Topics discussed included: City of Lubbock allocations; current commitments; commitment and expenditure deadlines; proposed funding categories which include public safety and preparedness, targeted critical infrastructure, neighborhood recovery and revitalization, community support services, job training and economic development, and arts, non-profits and small businesses; potential opportunities for collaboration with Lubbock County and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM); and proposed topics for discussion at the November 17, 2021, joint meeting with the Lubbock County Commissioners Court.

Stacy Keith, executive director of the Lubbock Cultural Arts Foundation, gave comments related to the various sectors of the Lubbock arts community and answered questions from City Council.
             
   3. Unified Development Code Update

Council Member Latrelle Joy, chair of the Unified Development Code (UDC) subcommittee; and Council Member Randy Christian, member of the UDC subcommittee, gave comments and answered questions from City Council on the Unified Development Code. Topics discussed included: an update on current progress, a revised timeline for final adoption, and upcoming opportunities for public input.
             
At the completion of the Work Session, City Council recessed into Executive Session.
             
   2. Executive Session

The meeting recessed at 3:33 p.m. and reconvened in Executive Session under the provisions of Section 551, Texas Government Code. City Council reconvened in open session at 5:04 p.m., and the meeting was called to order at 5:11 p.m.
             
   1. Hold an executive session in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 551.071, with legal counsel for advice about pending or contemplated litigation or settlement agreement and on matters in which the duty of the attorney under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct conflicts with Chapter 551.
             
   1.
Waivers for Utility Infrastructure Requirements (when platting land)
             
             
4:30 p.m. - City Council reconvenes in Open Session in City Council Chambers.

City Council reconvened at 5:04 p.m.
             
   3. Ceremonial Items
             
   1. Invocation

Pastor Jeremy Willis, Lighthouse Baptist Church, led the invocation.
             
   2. Pledges of Allegiance

Pledges of Allegiance, to the United States and Texas Flags, were led by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale.
             
   3. Proclamations and Presentations
             
   4. Board Recognitions: Presented by Mayor Daniel M. Pope

Health/Educational Facilities Development Corporation Board of Directors
Winter Chambers Horton
 
Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, Inc. Board of Directors
Walter Cathey
 
Lubbock Water Advisory Commission
Donna McCallister
 
Market Lubbock Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors
Walter Cathey
 
Planning & Zoning Commission
Brandon Hardaway (unable to attend)
             
Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 5:11 p.m.
             
   4. Citizen Comments - According to Lubbock City Council Rules, any citizen wishing to appear in-person before a regular meeting of the City Council, regarding any matter posted on the City Council Agenda below, shall complete the sign-up form provided at the meeting, no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 1, 2021. Citizen Comments is an opportunity for citizens to make comments and express a position on agenda items. Any comment received that is in the nature of asking a question will be referred to an appropriate member of the City staff for a response.

No one appeared to speak.
             
   5. Minutes
             
   1. October 12, 2021 Special City Council Meeting - LPD South Patrol Division Ribbon Cutting
October 12, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Latrelle Joy to approve the October 12, 2021 Special City Council Meeting - LPD South Patrol Division Ribbon Cutting minutes; and the October 12, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting minutes.

  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   6. Consent Agenda - Items considered to be routine are enacted by one motion without separate discussion. If the City Council desires to discuss an item, the item is removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.
             
  Motion by Council Member Randy Christian, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve items 6.1-6.8.










  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   1. Ordinance 2nd Reading - Right-of-Way: Ordinance No. 2021-O0150, abandoning and closing a 20-foot alley right-of-way, located in Block 7, Original Town of Lubbock, Lubbock County Texas, at 5th Street and Avenue J.
             
   2. Ordinance 1st Reading - Right-of-Way: Ordinance No. 2021-O0153, abandoning and closing a 2-foot Underground Street Light Cable Easement located along the east side of Lot 328, Hatton Place Addition, Lubbock County, Texas, at 3721 116th Street.
             
   3. Resolution - Right-of-Way: Resolution No. 2021-R0442 authorizing the Mayor to execute a Street Use License and all related documents, by and between the City of Lubbock and A & A Skibell Equities, LLC, d/b/a KFC, located at 5004 Slide Road, Lubbock County, Texas.
             
   4. Resolution - Water Utilities: Resolution No. 2021-R0443 authorizing the Mayor to execute a four-year Interlocal Wholesale Wastewater Contract, with Texas Tech University, to serve a classroom/research facility located outside the City’s incorporated boundaries.
             
   5. Resolution - Water Utilities: Resolution No. 2021-R0444 authorizing the Mayor to execute a four-year Interlocal Wholesale Water Sales Contract, with Texas Tech University, to serve potable water to a classroom/research facility located outside the City’s incorporated boundaries.
             
   6. Ordinance 2nd Reading - Traffic Operations: Ordinance No. 2021-O0151, amending Section 20.05.103 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lubbock, with regard to the removal of school zones.
             
   7. Ordinance 2nd Reading - Business Development: Ordinance No. 2021-O0152, reviewing classifications for the methods of assessing special benefits for the services and improvements of property in the Northwest Passage PID; approving, adopting, and filing with the City Secretary the assessment roll; levying 2022 assessments for the cost of certain services and improvements to be provided in the district during FY 2022-23; fixing charges and liens against the property in the district and against the owners thereof; and providing for the collection of the assessment.
             
   8. Resolution - Health Benefits: Resolution No. 2021-R0445 authorizing and directing the City Manager to purchase, for and on behalf of the City of Lubbock, Individual Stop Loss insurance coverage from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, for the City's health benefits program, in an amount not to exceed $14.79 per member, per month.
             
   9. Resolution - City Manager: Resolution No. 2021-R0446 authorizing the Mayor to execute the Texas Opioid Abatement Fund Council and Settlement Allocation Term Sheet and related documents, including any settlement participation forms.

Jarrett Atkinson, city manager, gave comments and answered questions from City Council.
             
  Motion by Council Member Jeff Griffith, seconded by Council Member Latrelle Joy to approve Resolution No. 2021-R0446.



  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   7. Regular Agenda
             
   1. Public Hearing - Planning: Consider a request for Zone Case 763-C, a request of Frank Hayward for Austin M. Carrizales, Tory Brueggeman, Anthony and Rebecca Guajardo, Glaytus Lee Rumsey, Daniel and Sherri Henley, and John and Mary Jan Beakley, for a zone change from Single-Family District (R-1) to Commercial - Apartment District (CA) at 5201, 5202, 5203, 5204 70th Street and 7004 Slide Road, located west of Slide Road and south of 69th Street, Ranch Acres Addition, Lots 1, 2, 16, and the east 116.12 feet of Lot 15, and consider an ordinance.

This item was deleted.
             
   2. Public Hearing - Planning: Ordinance No. 2021-O0155, for Zone Case 1624-A, a request of OJD Engineering, LLC for SDIRA Wealth, for a zone change from High-Density Apartment District (A-2) to Reduced Setback Single-Family District (R-1A), at: 2405 North Avenue N, located north of Wabash Street and east of North Avenue P, on 15.164 acres of unplatted land out of Block A, Section 78, and consider an ordinance.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council. 

Mayor Pope opened the public hearing at 5:52 p.m.

No one appeared to speak in favor or opposition.

Mayor Pope closed the public hearing at 5:55 p.m.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0155.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   3. Public Hearing - Planning: Ordinance No. 2021-O0164, for Zone Case 1927-C, a request of Darcey Achin for Godbold Multi Arts, Inc., for a zone change from Local Retail District (C-2) Specific Use to Commercial District (C-4) Specific Use for an Event Center, at 2601 19th Street, located south of 19th Street and west of University Avenue, Ellwood Place Addition, Block 7, Lot 1 and the East 26.5 feet of Lot 2, and consider an ordinance.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council. 

Mayor Pope opened the public hearing at 5:56 p.m.

No one appeared to speak in favor or opposition.

Mayor Pope closed the public hearing at 5:57 p.m.
             
  Motion by Council Member Jeff Griffith, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0164.


  Vote: 5 - 2 Motion carried
 
NAY: Council Member Latrelle Joy
  Council Member Shelia Patterson Harris
             
   4. Public Hearing - Planning: Ordinance No. 2021-O0156, for Zone Case 2538-W, a request of AMD Engineering, LLC for 806 Land Group, LLC, for a zone change from Single-Family District (R-1) to Two-Family District (R-2), generally located south of 4th Street and east of Upland Avenue, on 73.45 acres of unplatted land out of Block JS, Section 10, and consider an ordinance.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council. 

Mayor Pope opened the public hearing at 5:52 p.m.

No one appeared to speak in favor or opposition.

Mayor Pope closed the public hearing at 5:55 p.m.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0156.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   5. Public Hearing - Planning: Ordinance No. 2021-O0157, for Zone Case 2538-Y, a request of Betenbough Homes, for a zone change from Transition (T) and Single-Family District (R-1) to Two-Family District (R-2), at 7311 34th Street, located south of 34th Street and west of Upland Avenue, on 34.294 acres of unplatted land out of Block AK, Section 39, and consider an ordinance.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council. 

Mayor Pope opened the public hearing at 5:52 p.m.

Ronnie Wallace, with Betenbough Homes, appeared to speak in favor.

No one appeared to speak in opposition.

Mayor Pope closed the public hearing at 5:55 p.m.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0157.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   6. Public Hearing - Planning: Ordinance No. 2021-O0158, for Zone Case 2573-S, a request of AMD Engineering, LLC for North Park Development, Inc., for a zone change from Interstate Highway Commercial District (IHC) and General Retail District (C-3) to High-Density Apartment District (A-2) at 316 and 401 North Winston Avenue, located west of Winston Avenue and north of Auburn Street, on 15.65 acres of unplatted land out of Block A, Section 22, and consider an ordinance.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council. 

Mayor Pope opened the public hearing at 5:52 p.m.

No one appeared to speak in favor or opposition.

Mayor Pope closed the public hearing at 5:55 p.m.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0158.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   7. Public Hearing - Planning: Ordinance No. 2021-O0159, for Zone Case 2895-Q, a request of Betenbough Homes, for a Specific Use for an Event Center, on property zoned General Retail District (C-3), at 6305 82nd Street and 6303 82nd Street, Suite B, located south of 82nd Street and east of Milwaukee Avenue, Betenbough II Addition, Tracts A and B1 and Betenbough Garden Office Addition, Tract A, and consider an ordinance.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council. 

Mayor Pope opened the public hearing at 5:52 p.m.

Ronnie Wallace, with Betenbough Homes, appeared to speak in favor.

No one appeared to speak in opposition.

Mayor Pope closed the public hearing at 5:55 p.m.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0159.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   8. Public Hearing - Planning: Ordinance No. 2021-O0160, for Zone Case 2918-B, a request of Seventeen Services, Inc. for Keith McNeese, for a zone change from Garden Office District (GO) to Apartment-Medical District (AM) at 10701 Upland Avenue, located east of Upland Avenue and north of 109th Street, Devonshire Estates Addition, Tract A, and consider an ordinance.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council. 

Mayor Pope opened the public hearing at 5:52 p.m.

No one appeared to speak in favor or opposition.

Mayor Pope closed the public hearing at 5:55 p.m.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0160.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   9. Public Hearing - Planning: Ordinance No. 2021-O0161, for Zone Case 2952-D, a request of SPSM, LTD, for a zone change from Local Retail District (C-2) to General Retail District (C-3), at 601 North Slide Road, located north of Erskine Street and west of Slide Road, North Pointe Addition, Tract C, and consider an ordinance.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council. 

Mayor Pope opened the public hearing at 5:52 p.m.

No one appeared to speak in favor or opposition.

Mayor Pope closed the public hearing at 5:55 p.m.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0161.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   10. Public Hearing - Planning: Ordinance No. 2021-O0162, for Zone Case 3031-B, a request of SK Architecture Group for Nesloney Homes, for a zone change from Garden Office District (GO) to Local Retail District (C-2), at 8309 Upland Avenue, located east of Upland Avenue and south of 82nd Street, Westwood Addition, Lot 4, and consider an ordinance.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council. 

Mayor Pope opened the public hearing at 5:52 p.m.

No one appeared to speak in favor or opposition.

Mayor Pope closed the public hearing at 5:55 p.m.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0162.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   11. Public Hearing - Planning: Ordinance No. 2021-O0163, for Zone Case 3291-A, a request of OJD Engineering, LLC for John C. Owens, for a zone change from Local Retail District (C-2) to Family Apartment District (A-1) at 1901 82nd Street, located east of Avenue U and south of 82nd Street, on 3.82 acres of unplatted land out of Block E, Section 9, and consider an ordinance.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council. 

Mayor Pope opened the public hearing at 5:52 p.m.

No one appeared to speak in favor or opposition.

Mayor Pope closed the public hearing at 5:55 p.m.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0163.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   12. Public Hearing - Planning: Ordinance No. 2021-O0154, for Zone Case 3432-A, a request of Dwain Lane for Carolyn Lane Musgrave, for a Specific Use for an Event Center, on property zoned Commercial District (C-4) and Local Retail District (C-2) at 1801 19th Street and 1904 and 1906 Avenue R, located south of 19th Street and west of Avenue R, Lane Addition, Block 1, Lots 1, 2, 5 and 6, and consider an ordinance.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council.

Mayor Pope opened the public hearing at 5:18 p.m.

Dwain Lane, the proponent, appeared to speak in favor.

No one appeared to speak in opposition.

Mayor Pope closed the public hearing at 5:22 p.m.
             
  Motion by Council Member Juan A. Chadis, seconded by Council Member Latrelle Joy to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0154.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   13. Public Hearing - Planning: Consider a request for Zone Case 3437, a request of D’s Auto, for a zone change from Single-Family District (R-1) to Local Retail District (C-2), at 3407 Idalou Road, located west of Idalou Road and north of East 3rd Place, on 1.77 acres of unplatted land out of Block A, Section 3, and consider an ordinance.

This item failed.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council. 

Mayor Pope opened the public hearing at 6:21 p.m.

No one appeared to speak in favor or opposition.

Mayor Pope closed the public hearing at 6:22 p.m.
             
  Motion by Council Member Latrelle Joy, seconded by Council Member Jeff Griffith to approve this item.

  Vote: 1 - 6 Failed
 
NAY: Mayor Daniel M. Pope
  Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale
  Council Member Juan A. Chadis
  Council Member Jeff Griffith
  Council Member Latrelle Joy
  Council Member Shelia Patterson Harris
6:24 P.M. CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNED
 
There being no further business to come before Council, Mayor Pope adjourned the meeting.

 

The November 1, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting minutes were approved by the City Council on the 7th  day of December, 2021.


 

  ____________________________________
DANIEL M. POPE, MAYOR
ATTEST:
 
 
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Rebecca Garza, City Secretary
 

    

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