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CITY OF LUBBOCK
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
November 16, 2021
9:00 A. M.


 
The City Council of the City of Lubbock, Texas met in regular session on the 16th of November, 2021, in City Council Chambers, Citizens Tower, 1314 Avenue K, Lubbock, Texas at 9:00 a.m.

 
9:03 A.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:
  • 1.1-1.2; Executive Session; 1.3-1.4; Executive Session; 3.1-3.4; Citizen Comments 4; 5.1; 6.1-6.18; 7.1; 7.3-7.11; 7.2; 7.12.








             
   1. Hear and discuss presentations regarding the following and provide guidance to staff as appropriate.
             
   1. Presentation by legal counsel of draft illustrative plan redistricting the City Councilmember Districts based on recently issued 2020 Census data

Rebecca Garza, city secretary, introduced the item, gave comments, and answered questions from City Council. David Mendez, with Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado, and Acosta, LLP, gave a presentation on the draft illustrative plan redistricting the City Council Districts based on 2020 Census data and answered questions from City Council. Additionally, Mr. Mendez presented on an overview of the initial assessment, city of Lubbock demographics, and the process used to develop the draft illustrative plan.
             
   2. The City Council will hear Citizen Comments on redistricting. Per Resolution No. 2021-R0410, any proposed redistricting plans and citizen comments must be submitted in writing and be legible, even if the person also makes the comments orally during the Citizen Comment period. Redistricting plans can be submitted to either ocs@mylubbock.us or by the conclusion of the Citizen Comment period. The Citizen Comment form can be found here: mylubbock.us/redistricting2021.

Citizen Comments submitted in writing (copies were provided to City Council):
  • Joshua Shankles; and Peter Muhlberger, representing the Texas Democratic Women, submitted written citizen comments regarding redistricting to City Council.
Citizen Comments delivered orally:
  • Peter Muhlberger, representing the Texas Democratic Women, appeared before City Council to speak on redistricting.
At the conclusion of the Citizen Comment period, the meeting was recessed at 9:29 a.m. and reconvened in Executive Session under the provisions of Section 551, Texas Government Code. City Council reconvened in open session at 11:09 a.m. and discussed item 1.3.
             
   3. Discussion by the City Council of the draft redistricting plan and amendments, if necessary, to develop a redistricting plan for future adoption

David Mendez, with Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado, Acosta, LLP, presented draft redistricting plan 1A; noted changes from the current City Council District map; and amended the map as directed by City Council.

Rebecca Garza, city secretary, gave comments and answered questions from City Council.
             
At the completion of Item 1.3., the City Council recessed until 3:00 p.m.

City Council recessed at 11:51 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - City Council reconvenes in Work Session in City Council Chambers.

City Council reconvened at 3:02 p.m.
             
   4. Fiscal Year End Finance Update and Report

Blu Kostelich, chief financial officer, gave a presentation on the fiscal year-end finance report and answered questions from City Council. Topics discussed included: an overview of the City of Lubbock's credit rating profile and an update on sales tax collections.

Jarrett Atkinson, city manager, gave comments and answered questions from City Council.
             
At the completion of the Work Session, City Council recessed into Executive Session
             
   2. Executive Session

The meeting recessed at 3:25 p.m. and reconvened in Executive Session under the provisions of Section 551, Texas Government Code. City Council reconvened in open session at 4:51 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.
Redistricting for the City
             
   2.
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Turnover Program
             
   2. Hold an executive session in accordance with the Texas Government Code, Section 551.072, to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.
             
   1.
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Turnover Program
             
   2.
Loop 88 Land Acquisition
             
   3.
Lake 7
             
   3. Hold an executive session in accordance with Texas Government Code Section 551.074, to discuss personnel matters, regarding the duties, responsibilities, and/or appointments to the Community Development & Services Board, Urban Design/Historic Preservation Commission, Urban Renewal/Neighborhood Redevelopment Commission, Water Board of Appeals and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
             
             
4:30 p.m. - City Council reconvenes in Open Session in City Council Chambers

City Council reconvened at 4:51 p.m.
             
   3. Ceremonial Items
             
   1. Invocation

Senior Pastor John Murdoch, Christian Life Assembly of God, 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
             
   1.
Presentation of a Special Recognition in Support of Home Health and Hospice Month

Council Member Latrelle Joy presented a Special Recognition in support of Home Health and Hospice Month. Nicole Cook, with Interim Healthcare, gave comments on the importance of home health and hospice and thanked City Council for the recognition. Perry Scott, Amy McAlpine, Leanna Albert, and Nathan Scheres, all with Interim Healthcare, were also in attendance to receive this recognition.
             
   4. Board Recognitions: Presented by Council Member Latrelle Joy
Airport Board
Eddie Harris
 
Building Board of Appeals
Alex Cardenas (unable to attend)
 
Citizens Traffic Commission
Leslie Landeros (unable to attend)
 
Model Codes & Construction Advisory Board 
Robert Bichard
Mark Branscome
Robbie Moon

Planning & Zoning Commission
Brandon Hardaway
 
Urban Design/Historic Preservation Commission
Deborah Bigness
 
Water Board of Appeals
Dennis Carrizales
             
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 16, 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. September 21, 2021 Special City Council Meeting - Transportation Policy Committee
September 22, 2021 Special City Council Meeting - Lubbock Economic Development Alliance
October 26, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting
             
  Motion by Council Member Jeff Griffith, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve the September 21, 2021 Special City Council Meeting - Transportation Policy Committee minutes; the September 22, 2021 Special City Council Meeting - Lubbock Economic Development Alliance minutes; and the October 26, 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 Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale to approve items 6.1-6.18.




















  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   1. Ordinance 2nd 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.
             
   2. Ordinance 1st Reading - Right-of-Way: Ordinance No. 2021-O0165, abandoning and closing a portion of an alley right-of-way located in Section 1, Block AK, Lubbock County, Texas.
             
   3. Resolution - Right-of-Way: Resolution No. 2021-R0448 authorizing the Mayor to execute a General Warranty Deed from Day Estates, LTD, in connection with the acceptance by the City of Lubbock of certain real property known as Tract D, Day Estates Addition, Lubbock County, Texas for purposes related to a Storm Water Detention Basin.
             
   4. Resolution - Right-of-Way: Resolution No. 2021-R0449 authorizing the Mayor to accept on behalf of the City of Lubbock, three Street and Public Use Dedication Deeds out of Sections 26 and 30, Block AK, Lubbock County, Texas, to be utilized for the Upland Avenue Roadway Expansion Project.
             
   5. Resolution - Engineering: Resolution No. 2021-R0450 authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 1 to Advanced Funding Agreement Contract 15496, with the Texas Department of Transportation, for reimbursement of construction related expenses for widening 114th Street, from Quaker Avenue to Indiana Avenue.
             
   6. Resolution - Engineering: Resolution No. 2021-R0451 authorizing the Mayor to execute Contract 16180, with HDR Engineering, Inc., for design services associated with the Erskine Street Improvements Project.
             
   7. Resolution - Engineering: Resolution No. 2021-R0452 authorizing the Mayor to execute Contract 15923, with Rink’s Lease Service, Inc., for construction services for the Upland Avenue Water Line Relocation.
             
   8. Resolution - Business Development: Resolution No. 2021-R0453 authorizing an East-Side Grant Program (Facade) expenditure of Market Lubbock, Inc., to be provided to Lee's PDR, LLC, pursuant to Article IV, Section 5, of the Amended and Restated Bylaws of Market Lubbock Economic Development Alliance. 
             
   9. Resolution - Business Development: Resolution No. 2021-R0454 authorizing a program or expenditure of the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, to be provided to BASF Corporation, Inc., pursuant to Section 501.073 of the Texas Local Government Code.
             
   10. Resolution - Aviation: Resolution No. 2021-R0455 authorizing the Mayor to execute Purchase Order 25300004, with Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, for the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicle at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport.
             
   11. Resolution - Aviation: Resolution No. 2021-R0456 authorizing the Mayor to execute Contract 16053, with The Wilson Group, Inc., for glass replacement at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport.
             
   12. Resolution - Information Technology: Resolution No. 2021-R0457 authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 3 to Contract 12643, with Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (Esri), in the amount of $1,235,000, for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and services.
             
   13. Resolutions - Fleet Services: Resolution No.'s 2021-R0458 & 2021-R0459 authorizing the Mayor to execute Contract 16246 with Phares Auto Glass, Inc. dba Auto Glass Co., and Contract 16166 with B-King Ventures, LLC dba Clear-Vu Auto Glass, for windshield and window replacement services for City of Lubbock vehicles and equipment.
             
   14. Resolution - Fleet Services: Resolution No. 2021-R0460 authorizing the Mayor to execute Purchase Order 31062734, in accordance with Sourcewell Contract 052417, with Romco Equipment Company, for the purchase of an M30 Concrete Truck, for the Water Department.
             
   15. Resolution - Fleet Services: Resolution No. 2021-R0461 authorizing the Mayor to execute Purchase Order 31062840, with Deere & Company, in accordance with Sourcewell Contract 031121-DAC, for the purchase of a John Deere 9009A TerrainCut Rough Mower, for the Park Maintenance Department.  
             
   16. Resolution - Fleet Services: Resolution No. 2021-R0462 authorizing the Mayor to execute Purchase Order 31062880, in accordance with Sourcewell Contract 122017-EXP, with Madvac, Inc., for the purchase of 4 LP61-G Portable Litter Vacuums, for the Parks Maintenance Department.
             
   17. Resolution - Police: Resolution No. 2021-R0463 authorizing the Mayor to execute an acceptance of the FY2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant Program, by and between the City of Lubbock and the United States Department of Justice, and the Office of the Attorney General.
             
   18. Resolution - Police: Resolution No. 2021-R0464 authorizing the Mayor to execute an interlocal agreement with Lubbock County, Texas, allocating and transferring 50% of the City's Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award, under the FY2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant Program, to Lubbock County, in order to fund the Lubbock County Joint Enforcement Initiative.
             
   7. Regular Agenda
             
   1. Ordinance 2nd Reading - 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.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Latrelle Joy to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0155.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   2. Ordinance 2nd Reading - 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.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council. Jarrett Atkinson, city manager; Greg Zielinski, chief building official; and Darcey Achin, the proponent, gave comments and answered questions from City Council. 
             
  Motion by Council Member Jeff Griffith, seconded by Council Member Randy Christian to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0164.


  Vote: 5 - 2 Motion carried
 
NAY: Council Member Latrelle Joy
  Council Member Shelia Patterson Harris
             
   3. Ordinance 2nd Reading - 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.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Latrelle Joy to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0156.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   4. Ordinance 2nd Reading - 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.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Latrelle Joy to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0157.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   5. Ordinance 2nd Reading - 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.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Latrelle Joy to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0158.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   6. Ordinance 2nd Reading - 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.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Latrelle Joy to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0159.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   7. Ordinance 2nd Reading - 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.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Latrelle Joy to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0160.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   8. Ordinance 2nd Reading - 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.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Latrelle Joy to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0161.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   9. Ordinance 2nd Reading - 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.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Latrelle Joy to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0162.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   10. Ordinance 2nd Reading - 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.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Latrelle Joy to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0163.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   11. Ordinance 2nd Reading - 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.

Bryan Isham, director of planning, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale, seconded by Council Member Latrelle Joy to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0154.


  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
   12. Resolution - Business Development: Resolution No. 2021-R0465 approving the method of assessment classification for the Willow Bend Villas Public Improvement District, and calling for a public hearing on December 7, 2021. 

Jesica McEachern, assistant city manager, gave comments and answered questions from City Council. 
             
  Motion by Council Member Latrelle Joy, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve Resolution No. 2021-R0465.

  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
5:52 P.M. CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNED
 
There being no further business to come before Council, Mayor Pope adjourned the meeting.

 

The November 16, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting minutes were approved by the City Council on the 14th  day of December, 2021.


 

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

    

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