AGENDA
FORNEY CITY COUNCIL
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
6:30 p.m.  Regular Meeting 
City Hall, 101 E. Main Street, Forney, Texas 75126


I.

CALL TO ORDER

II.

INVOCATION / PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – MAYOR PRO TEM MARY PENN

 
III.

OPEN FORUM/CITIZEN COMMENTS

This is the public's opportunity to address the City Council on any matter related to the City. However, in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Section 551.041, the City Council cannot discuss, consider, or take action on matters not listed on the agenda. The City Council will receive citizen comments, and if necessary, may refer the matter to City staff for research, resolution or referral to Council on a future agenda. As described in the City's Public Meeting Procedures, comments will be limited to three (3) minutes.
IV.

DISCUSSION ONLY ITEMS

V.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1.

Consider approval of the Minutes from the January 8, 2019, City Council meeting.

VI.

CONSENT AGENDA

[The items on the Consent Agenda are considered to be self-explanatory by the Council and will be enacted in one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless requested by a Council Member.]
1.

Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Victorian Village on Main Street, located northeast of the intersection of E. Main Street and Chestnut Street.

 
2.

Consider approval of a final plat for Victorian Village on Main Street, located northeast of the intersection of E. Main Street and Chestnut Street.

3.

Consider approval of a preliminary plat for the Goodyear Addition, located at the southwest corner of S. Gateway Boulevard and U.S. Highway 80.

4.
5.

Consider a Resolution awarding a contract to Iron T Construction for construction services for repairs at the detention pond north of Highway 80 and east of FM 548, adjacent to Lowe’s Home Improvement store, and all related issues.

6.

Consider and approve a reduction of the Right-of-Way on Reeder Road.

VII.

PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS / ACTION ON PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

1.

Hold a public hearing and discuss and consider approval of an Ordinance to rezone property from Agricultural District to Planned Development District with a base zoning of General Retail District. The property consists of approximately 5 acres located east of S. F.M. 548 and north of the Grayhawk Planned Development.

VIII.

DISCUSSION / ACTION ITEMS

1.

Vision 2025 - Goals and Initiatives

2.

Discuss and consider approval of a site plan for Lakepointe Retail, located east of S. F.M. 548 and north of the Grayhawk Planned Development.

3.

Discuss and consider appointments to various boards and commissions including: Library Board; Board of Adjustments; and TIF Board.

4.

Discuss and consider a Resolution adopting tax abatement guidelines and criteria for granting a tax abatement in reinvestment zones for economic development.

5.

Discuss and consider action to accept the resignation of Cory McGee, Council Member Place 1, declaring the seat vacant, and initiate an appointment pursuant to the City of Forney Charter, Section 3.05, and all related issues.

IX.

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

THE CITY MANAGER WILL DISCUSS CURRENT CITY ACTIVITIES, UPCOMING MEETINGS, FUTURE LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES, AND OTHER RELATED MATTERS FOR POSSIBLE ACTION, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING:
  • Department Reports (Fire, Police, Municipal Court, Finance)
  • Citizen Complaints -- Actions taken or to be taken
  • Upcoming Special Events
  • Personnel Changes
  • Commendations
  • Public Works/Streets Projects, Repairs or Construction
  • Park Issues
  • Inspection Issues
  • CIP Projects

X.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

PURSUANT TO SECTION 551.0415 TEX. GOV'T CODE, CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS MAY MAKE A REPORT ABOUT ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST DURING A MEETING OF THE GOVERNING BODY WITHOUT HAVING GIVEN NOTICE OF THE REPORT. ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST INCLUDE: 

  • Expressions of thanks, congratulations, or condolence;
  • Information regarding holiday schedules;
  • An honorary or salutary recognition of a public official, public employee, or other citizen, except that a discussion regarding a change in the status of a person’s public office or public employment is not an honorary or salutary recognition for purposes of this subdivision;
  • A reminder about an upcoming event organized or sponsored by the governing body;
  • Information regarding a social, ceremonial, or community event organized or sponsored by an entity other than the governing body that was attended or is scheduled to be attended by a member of the governing body or an official or employee of the municipality; and
  • Announcements involving an imminent threat to the public health and safety of people in the municipality that has arisen after the posting of the agenda.
XI.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, Sections 551.071, 551.072, 551.073, 551.074, 551.076 and 551.087.  Executive Session may be held, under these exceptions, at the end of the Regular Meeting or at any time during the meeting that a need arises for the Council to seek advice from the City Attorney’s Office as to the posted subject matter of this City Council meeting.
1.

Consult with legal counsel regarding pending or contemplated litigation or a settlement offer and/or matters in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code (Tex. Gov't Code Section 551.071).

a. Kaufman County Appraisal District Board of Directors
b. City Council Place Appointment
2.

Deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee (Tex. Gov't Code 551.074).

a.  Council Member Cory McGee's Resignation
XII.

TAKE ANY ACTION NECESSARY AS A RESULT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

XIII.

ADJOURNMENT

This facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available.  Requests for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting.  Please contact the City Secretary's office at 972-564-7302 or FAX 972-564-7349 for further information.  Braille is not available.

I, Dorothy Brooks, City Secretary for the City of Forney, Texas, do hereby certify that this Agenda was posted at City Hall, in a place readily accessible to the general public at all times, on the 18th day of January 2019, at 5:00 p.m. and remained so posted for at least 72 continuous hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.