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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Shenandoah City Council Meeting February 23, 2022 Update

SHPD Officers receiving special commendations for their work

Supporting Documents for Agenda Items can be found HERE.

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Attendance: Present:   Mayor Pro Tem Charlie Bradt (Position 4)- presiding,  Mike McLeod (Position 5),  John Escoto (Position 3)   Ted Fletcher (Position 2) and Ron Raymaker (Position 1)  Absent: Mayor Ritch Wheeler

ITEM 7: Commissioner Riley Report -   Commissioner Riley and City Engineer John Bleyl provided information regarding upcoming changes to the Research Forest/ Grogan's Mill intersection.  Riley assured Council and attendees that the efforts to make the intersection better are continuing.  No Council action required; information only.

ITEM 8: Police Officer Recognition - Four members of the Shenandoah Police Department were recognized.  In the accompanying photo,  the honorees are shown following the presentation. From left are Lt. Jake Reuvers,  Officer Jennifer Genovesi, Officer CJ Duenas, Officer David Swetnam, Officer Kevin Franz and Chief Troye Dunlap. No Council action required; presentation only.

ITEM 9: Wellman Road School Zone Report  - School Administrator Russell Shafer and Area Superintendent Robert Riggs presented a report of actions taken by the school to alleviate traffic during school release times.  Shafer reported that the car release time of his 350 students now takes only about 15 minutes as they have streamlined the process with the aid of Chief Dunlap.  Presentation only. 

ITEM 10:   Municipal Development District (MDD) Monthly Report  - No action required; report only. 

ITEMS 11-13: Proposed Zoning Amendment for a Special Use Permit (SUP) -  Katz’s  Deli has proposed a new location and requested a Special Use Permit (SUP) at 19315 IH 45  for a Special Use Permit for a Mixed Beverage (On-Premise) with Late Hours Permit. The Special Use Permit will authorize the holder to sell mixed beverages from unsealed containers and wine, beer, ale and malt liquor for on-premise consumption with late hours between midnight and 2 a.m. A public hearing was held with two comments.  Council voted 4-1 to approve the amendment. (McLeod nay)

ITEMS 14-16: Planned Development District #14 Amendment- The Developer has requested a Zoning Regulation Amendment of PDD #14 to include a reduction of required retail square footage, removal of the restriction of personal services and banking, provide for a PILOT based on 15,000 square feet of retail space, increase allowable building height to two-story, update the language on the City Impact Fee Ordinance and future agreement with a Point of Sale Agreement and reduce the minimum square footage required of each unit.  A public hearing was held with one comment. Council voted 4-1  to approve the ordinance. (McLeod nay)

ITEM 17:  Political Signs on Election Day-  Following discussion at the last meeting, the City Attorney compiled a list of options for revising the sign ordinance based on feedback from Councilmembers in hopes of gaining a consensus for an ordinance revision.  Discussion only.

ITEM 18: Ratification of the Accounts Payable for January-  Council voted 5-0 to ratify the accounts payable.

City Administrator Updates

  • During the recent mulch fire at Living Earth, our water plant operator was called to the scene by the fire department to identify fire hydrant ownership. The city offered them the option of using some city hydrants when the three closest hydrants proved non-working. Firefighters tied into the water system of Houston Methodist Hospital which is not Shenandoah's water system so our water system was not impacted. 
  • Arbor Day will be Saturday, March 5, from 9 am to noon in the Public Works bay.
  • The city will be an Election Day voting site on March 1 for Pct. 31 voters.

Executive Session:  Started 8:48 pm; ended 9:10  pm 

 According to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of Government Code as follows:

  • Government Code  § 551.087: Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations
    • Use of ARPA Funds

Consideration and, if determined appropriate, take action resulting from the item(s) listed under Executive Session. 

No action was taken in the meeting.

 The meeting was adjourned at  9:10  pm.

Upcoming Events/Meetings

March 1: Primary Election, 7 am - 7 pm   (NOTE: The City IS  an Election Day  polling place for Pct. 31.)

March 5:  Arbor Day, 9 am - noon

March 8: Civic Club, 6 pm

March 9: City Council, 7 pm

March 15: Planning and Zoning Commission, 6 pm

March 19:  Spring Community Garage Sale, 8 am - 1 pm

March 23:  Municipal Development District, 6 pm

March 23: City Council, 7 pm

March 26: Spring Trash Bash and Drug Take Back, 8 am - noon

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