AGENDA
FORNEY CITY COUNCIL
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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 CORY MCGEE

 
III.

PRESENTATIONS

1.

Presentation of the GFOA Budget Award

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 June 18, 2018, 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 final plat for Gateway Parks Addition, Phase 4A, located northeast of the S. Gateway Boulevard and F.M. 1641 intersection in the City of Forney, Texas.

2.

Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Lot 3, Block A, Kroger Drive North Addition, located west of F.M. 548 and north of Kroger Drive the City of Forney, Texas.

 
3.

Consider approval of a final plat for Lot 3, Block A, Kroger Drive North Addition, located west of F.M. 548 and north of Kroger Drive the City of Forney, Texas.

4.

Consider approval of a site plan for Driver’s Edge, located northwest of the intersection of Kroger Drive and Marketplace Boulevard in the City of Forney, Texas.

5.

Consider approval of a final plat for The Villages of Fox Hollow Phase 5B, located northeast of the Rogers Parkway and Monitor Boulevard intersection in the City of Forney, Texas.

6.

Consider approval of a final plat for Windmill Farms Phase 3E, located south of Reeder Road and east of Iron Gate Boulevard in the City of Forney extra-territorial jurisdiction.

7.

Consider approval of a Resolution approving a Development Agreement between the City of Forney, Texas and Costello Investments, LLC, the owners of a tract of land known as Kaufman CAD Property ID 9534, located on High Country Lane; and being an approximate 108-acre tract of land situated in the M Musick Survey, Abstract 312, Kaufman County, Texas, and authorizing the City Manager to execute same.

 
8.

Consider approval of a Resolution approving a Development Agreement between the City of Forney, Texas and Delbert and Betty J. McGee, the owners of a tract of land known as Kaufman CAD Property ID 9635, located at 10650 High Country Lane; and being an approximate 41.89-acre tract of land situated in the M Musick Survey, Abstract 312, Kaufman County, Texas, and authorizing the City Manager to execute same.

VII.

DISCUSSION / ACTION ITEMS

1.

Discuss and consider approval of an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Forney and the FISD for the provision of public parking in downtown Forney.

2.

Consider all matters incident and related to providing for the redemption of certain outstanding bonds of the City, including the adoption of a resolution pertaining thereto.

3.

Discuss and consider a Resolution authorizing a project for economic development of an area located at the southeast intersection of Highway 80 and FM 548 and FM 1641 (2nd Reading).

4.

Discuss and consider a Resolution authorizing a list of projects for economic development in the City of Forney, Texas (2nd Reading).

5.

Consider approval of the authorization to allow staff to seek bids for the construction of replacement of sanitary sewer and street replacement at Houston and Austin Street, and all related issues.

 
6.

Discuss and consider approval of a Resolution accepting a Quitclaim Deed from the State of Texas for a section of FM 740 from Broad Street to College Avenue.

7.

Discuss and consider approval of an Ordinance setting the speed from 35 mph to 30 mph a portion of S. Bois D’ Arc from Broad Street to College Avenue; and determine a solution for pedestrian safety in the area.

8.

Discuss and consider approval of the authorization to allow staff to seek bids for the construction of Redbud Roadway Reconstruction Project, and all related issues.

9.

Discuss and consider approval of an Ordinance amending the FY 2017-18 Budget to transfer $120,000 from the CIP Fund to the Utility Fund. [Read Ordinance Caption]

10.

Discuss and consider approval of entry signage for Downtown Forney including but not limited to size, style and proposed locations.

11.

Discuss and consider a recommendation from Forney EDC to allow a percentage of Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) generated by new hotels to be used as an incentive for new meeting/convention space.

 
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.


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.  Discuss action on Final Plat for Gateway Parks subdivision, phase 7.
b.  Growth Management Plan
2.

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

a.  Municipal Court Judge (Presiding and Associate)
XI.

TAKE ANY ACTION NECESSARY AS A RESULT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

 
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 6th day of July, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. and remained so posted for at least 72 continuous hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.