AGENDA
FORNEY CITY COUNCIL
Tuesday, February 5, 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 – COUNCIL MEMBER DAVID JOHNSON

 
III.

PROCLAMATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

1.

Presentation from iChoosr - Group Purchasing Texas Power Switch

IV.

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.
V.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1.

Consider approval of the Minutes from the January 22, 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 Resolution approving the Police Department request for approval of the 2019 annual contract for wrecker services in the City.

2.

Consider approval of a resolution to change signature cards for the American National Bank account and CD.

3.

Consider approval of the Quarterly Investment Report ending 12/31/18.

4.

Consider approval of and acceptance of the Public Improvements for Raising Cane's Commercial Development.

5.

Consider approval of a Resolution setting the date, time and place for public hearings on a proposed involuntary annexation of a 250.5942 acre tract of land owned by Kate Pinson McKellar Estate, et al., situated in the John Gregg Survey, Abstract No. 171, Kaufman County, Texas, KCAD Property ID No. 6471.

6.

Consider approval of a Resolution setting the date, time and place for public hearings on a proposed involuntary annexation of a 44.308 acre tract of land owned by Sharon A. Riggs, situated in the John Gregg Survey, Abstract No. 171, Kaufman County, Texas, KCAD Property ID No. 6414.

7.

Consider approval of a Resolution setting the date, time and place for public hearings on a proposed involuntary annexation of a 45.00 acre tract of land owned by TRBP Limited, situated in the John Gregg Survey, Abstract No. 171, Kaufman County, Texas, KCAD Property ID No. 196884.

8.

Consider approval of a Resolution setting the date, time and place for public hearings on a proposed involuntary annexation of a 5.00 acre tract of land owned by John D. Gibson & Sarita K. French, situated in the John Gregg Survey, Abstract No. 171, Kaufman County, Texas, KCAD Property ID No. 6583.

9.

Consider approval of a Resolution setting the date, time and place for public hearings on a proposed involuntary annexation of a 7.304 acre tract of land owned by John D. Gibson & Sarita K. French, situated in the John Gregg Survey, Abstract No. 171, Kaufman County, Texas, KCAD Property ID No. 6582.

VII.

DISCUSSION / ACTION ITEMS

1.

Vision 2025 -- Goals and Initiatives

2.

Discuss and consider approval of an Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances, Article 8.08, entitled “Abandoned and Junked Motor Vehicles,” and Article 12.04, entitled “Parking,” to regulate the parking of commercial vehicles. [Read Ordinance Caption]

3.

Discuss and consider approval of an Ordinance amending the FY 2018-19 Budget to transfer $275,000 from the Utility Fund to the Utility CIP fund for the Weaver Lift Station replacement project. [Read Ordinance Caption]

VIII.

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

IX.

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.
X.

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.
XI.

TAKE ANY ACTION NECESSARY AS A RESULT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

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.  Commercial Development; southeast corner of the intersection of Highway 80 and FM 548.
b.  Vintage Meadows, Limited Purpose Annexation
c.  Devonshire, Wastewater Service Agreement
d.  Personnel Policies; Overtime Benefits
e.  Amended Master Consolidated Interlocal Agreement Between the City of Forney and the Forney Independent School District
f.  Growth Management Plan
2.

Deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property pursuant to Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code.

a.  Amendment to the 4th Correction of Deed Without Warranty and Partial Release of Right of Reverter between the City and the FEDC.
3.

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

a.  Assistant City Manager
4.

Discuss or deliberate regarding commercial or financial information that the governmental body has received from a business prospect that the governmental body seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the governmental body and with which the governmental body is conducting economic development negotiations, or to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect (Tex. Gov't Code Section 551.087):

a.  Project Eagle
XII.

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 1st day of February, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. and remained so posted for at least 72 continuous hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.