AGENDA
FORNEY CITY COUNCIL
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6:30 p.m.  Regular Meeting 
City Hall, 101 E. Main Street, Forney, Texas 75126

NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS TAKE THEIR OATH OF OFFICE
 

I.

CALL TO ORDER

II.

INVOCATION / PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – MAYOR PRO TEM MARY PENN

 
III.

PROCLAMATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

1.

Proclamation for Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month

2.

Proclamation for National Police Week

3.

Proclamation for Economic Development Week

4.

Proclamation for the 50th Anniversary of Municipal Clerks Week

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 April 16, 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 the quarterly investment report ending 3/31/19.

2.

Consider approval of the project acceptance for the Aimee Street Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project.

VII.

PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS / ACTION ON PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

1.

Hold a public hearing and discuss and consider approval of an Ordinance to amend the Meadow Ridge Planned Development to allow for amended residential standards for 18.3997 acres of property. The property is located north of N. Gateway Boulevard and south of Reeder Lane. [Read Ordinance Caption]

VIII.

DISCUSSION / ACTION ITEMS

1.

Vision 2025 -- Goals and Initiatives

2.

Discuss and consider approval of an Ordinance rezoning 108.2 acres of land from the Mixed-Use District to a Planned Development District with single-family, multi-family and commercial uses. The property is located south of the U.S. Highway 80 and F.M. 460 intersection in the City of Forney. [Read Ordinance Caption]

4.

Discuss and consider approval of an Ordinance annexing an approximate 44.308 acres, owned by Sharon A. Riggs and Linda C. Martin, situated in the John Gregg Survey, Abstract No. 171, Kaufman County, Texas, Kaufman CAD Property ID 6414, generally located on FM 460, south of FM 740.

5.

Discuss and consider approval of an Ordinance annexing an approximate 5.00 acres, owned by John D. Gibson and Sarita K. French, situated in the John Gregg Survey, Abstract No. 171, Kaufman County, Texas, Kaufman CAD Property ID 6583, generally located on FM 740, east of FM 460.

6.

Discuss and consider approval of an Ordinance annexing an approximate 7.304 acres, owned by John D. Gibson and Sarita K. French, situated in the John Gregg Survey, Abstract No. 171, Kaufman County, Texas, Kaufman CAD Property ID 6582, generally located on FM 740, east of FM 460.

7.

Discuss and consider approval of a Resolution awarding a contract to SAR and Associates, LLC for the construction services of the Lady Liberty Monument Relocation Project, 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.

ADJOURNMENT

In addition to any executive session already listed above, the City Council of the City of Forney reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any of the matters listed on this agenda, as authorized by the Texas Government Code for the following purposes:

Section 551.071 -- Consultation with Attorney
Section 551.072 -- Deliberations regarding Real Property
Section 551.073 -- Deliberation regarding Prospective Gift
Section 551.074 -- Personnel Matters
Section 551.076 -- Deliberations regarding Security Devices
Section 551.087 -- Deliberations regarding Economic Development Negotiations

This agenda has been reviewed and approved by the City’s legal counsel and the presence of any subject in any Executive Session portion of the agenda constitutes a written interpretation of the Texas Government Code Chapter 551 by legal counsel for the governmental body and constitutes an opinion by the attorney that the items discussed therein may be legally discussed in the closed session portion of the meeting considering available opinions of a court of record and opinions of the Texas Attorney General known to the attorney. This provision has been added to this agenda with the intent to meet all elements necessary to satisfy Texas Government Code Chapter 551.144(c) and the meeting is conducted by all participants in reliance on this opinion.

 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 3rd day of May, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. and remained so posted for at least 72 continuous hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.