February 6, 2018 Fulshear Special City Council Meeting Recap

Fulshear City Council met in special session Tuesday, February 6, at the Irene Stern Center.
City Council approved an ordinance ordering an election on May 5, 2018, for the positions of Mayor, Councilor At-Large, and Council Districts 2, 3, and 4.

Council approved a special use permit for La Balance Restaurant which will be occupying the building at 8050 FM 359 South, and also approved the creation of a Planned Unit Development for properties along Wallis Street owned by the Texana Center, Thrive Church, and the Fulshear Cemetery. Additionally, a general conceptual plan was approved for Fulshear Polo Ranch, an approximately 218-acre planned residential development by Century Landholdings of Texas north of FM 1093 and east of Bessie’s Creek in the City of Fulshear.

Council heard a presentation on the impacts of past, present and future development on the City’s service costs by Verdunity, Inc. that outlined the predicament municipalities face in providing services to their citizens. The presentation established why some of the City’s current development agreements need to be revisited, and what the City should consider when analyzing development in the future. The presentation is available here and a video will also be made available. 

City Council also accepted the resignation of Acting City Manager, and Assistant City Manager/Human Resources Director, Paula Ryan, who has diligently and faithfully served the City since 2016. Ms. Ryan graciously thanked the Council, audience, and staff for their trust in her, and for the ability for her and her family to be a part of the ‘Fulshear Family.’ Ms. Ryan’s resignation is effective February 16.

City Council appointed Police Chief Kenny Seymour to serve as Acting City Manager effective February 17, as they continue working with Strategic Government Resources to select the City’s next City Manager. Chief Seymour has been with the City since 2009 and has served as Chief since 2011.