AGENDA
FORNEY CITY COUNCIL
Tuesday, June 4, 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 by the Forney Independent School District

2.

Presentation by Community Waste Disposal - 2018 Annual Review

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 May 14, 2019, Special City Council Meeting.

2.

Consider approval of the Minutes from the May 21, 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 a Local Agreement with the Kaufman County Criminal District Attorney Respecting Forfeited Contraband Under Chapter 59 Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

2.

Consider a resolution authorizing the 60-day notice of termination of the services agreement with Brinson Benefits; authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with HUB International to provide employee benefit advisory/patient advocate services.

3.

Consider approval of a resolution designating signatories to access a City of Forney safe deposit box located at American National Bank.

4.

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

5.

Consider approval of the acceptance of public improvements for Holiday Inn Express.

VII.

DISCUSSION / ACTION ITEMS

1.

Vision 2025 -- Goals and Initiatives

2.

Discuss and consider a Resolution approving an Interlocal Agreement with Kaufman County for Downtown Public Parking adjacent to the Kaufman County Sub Courthouse located at 200 E. Main Street in Forney, Texas.

3.

Discuss and consider an Ordinance amending Chapter 1 and 4 of the City of Forney Code of Ordinances regarding the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on certain defined park facilities and other areas within the City of Forney for special events purposes.

4.

Discuss and consider cancelling the July 2, 2019, regularly scheduled meeting of the City Council.

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, THE CITY COUNCIL WILL RECESS INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION (CLOSED MEETING) TO DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING:
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.  Reinvestment Zone Number One, City of Forney
2.

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 Hans Solo
b.  Project Downtown
c.  Project Rodeo
d.  Project area Kroger South
e.  Project area FM 741 and FM 548
f.  Project area SE Hwy 80 and FM 548
g.  ICSC

XI.

RECONVENE INTO REGULAR SESSION

IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, CHAPTER 551, THE CITY COUNCIL WILL RECONVENE INTO REGULAR SESSION TO CONSIDER ACTION, IF ANY, ON MATTERS DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.
XII.

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 31st 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.