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Posted on: September 27, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City Council Recap 9-27-21

A recap of the Sept. 27, 2021 regular City Council meeting. 

During the 7 p.m. public meeting: 

Proclamation 

  • Mayor Michael Evans issued a proclamation honoring the Mansfield Public Library's Mansfield Reads! program. 

Presentation 

  • Members of the City Council were presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Award. 

Staff Comments

  • Chief Financial Officer Troy Lestina informed the Council that the city is in the beginning stages of forming an audit committee. 
  • Director of Planning Jason Alexander updated the Council about the Mansfield Rental Registration Ordinance. 
  • Police Chief Tracy Aaron reminded the Council about National Night Out, which takes place Oct. 5. 

Consent Agenda 

  • Council passed a resolution allowing the sale of beer, wine and certain liquor beverages at Hawaiian Falls Waterpark. 
  • Council awarded contracts for the supply of eight different water treatment chemicals for the Bud Ervin Water Treatment Plant. 
  • Council approved a negotiated settlement between the Atmos Cities Steering Committee and Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Division, regarding the company’s 2021 rate review mechanism filing. 
  • Council authorized the awarding of a contract to Cole Construction, Inc. for the landscaping and irrigation of medians on Turner Warnell Road between Cooper Street and Callendar Road. 
  • Council amended the contract with Teague Nall and Perkins, Inc. for the FM 157 and South Parkridge Sanitary Sewer Improvements.
  • Council adopted the City of Mansfield's investment policy and related actions. 
  • Council awarded a contract for janitorial services at Mansfield City Hall, the Mansfield Public Library and the Chris W. Burkett Service Center.
  • Council adopted and authorized the use of the Competitive Sealed Proposal Delivery Method for the Public Safety Burn Tower Foundation and Skills Pad Project; delegated authority to the City Manager, and provided an effective date. 
  • Council authorized the City Manager to adopt an amendment to the Charity Care Program, providing ambulance services to our community without regards to a patient’s or guarantor’s ability to pay for the service. 

Public Hearing 

  • Council approved an industrial-use permit for a proposed rubber compounding facility on nearly eight acres of land at 800 S. 6th Ave. 
  • Council approved a specific-use permit for a proposed gas station on just over an acre of land in the 1900 block of FM 157. 
  • Council held a public hearing regarding the annexation of more than 58 and a half acres of city-owned property in Johnson County. No action was taken on this agenda item. 

Public Hearing and First Reading 

  • Council passed the first reading of an ordinance to implement the proposed Downtown District, a form-based code that intends to create a pedestrian-oriented mixed-use district within Historic Downtown Mansfield. 
  • Council passed the first reading of an ordinance to approve a zoning change to PD Planned Development District for Single-Family Residential Uses on roughly 56 acres of land at 2695 Howell Dr. in Johnson County.

Public Hearing Continuation and Second & Final Reading 

  • Council approved an ordinance to rezone roughly three quarters of an acre of land at 3121 E. Broad St. to PD Planned Development District for Eating Place with Drive-through Service Uses. Andy’s Frozen Custard is looking to open a restaurant at this location. 

New Business 

  • Council adopted and approved the terms of an agreement the State of Texas entered into with a number of drug companies related to the opioid crisis. The City of Mansfield will receive approximately $184,000 as a result of this agreement. 
  • Council authorized a development agreement with Meehan Properties for public improvements to property within reinvestment zone number two.
  • Council authorized a development agreement with JLB Partners, LLC for public improvements to property within reinvestment zone number one. 
  • Council discussed the nomination of candidates to serve on the board of directors for the Tarrant County, Johnson County and Ellis County Appraisal Districts for calendar years 2022 and 2023.

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