AGENDA
FORNEY CITY COUNCIL
Tuesday, August 21, 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 – MAYOR RICK WILSON

 
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.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1.

Consider approval of the Minutes of the August 7, 2018, City Council meeting.

V.

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 Fox Hollow Phase 2, located south of F.M. 1641 and east of Monitor Boulevard in the City of Forney, Texas.

2.

Consider approval of a final plat for Fox Hollow Phase 2a, located south of F.M. 1641 and east of Monitor Boulevard in the City of Forney, Texas.

3.

Consider approval of a final plat for Lakewood Trails Phase 2, a residential subdivision located south of F.M. 741 and west of High Country Lane in the City of Forney ETJ.

4.

Consider approval of a site plan for American National Bank of Texas, located south of U.S. Highway 80 and east of Regal Drive in the City of Forney, Texas.

VI.

PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS / ACTION ON PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

1.

Hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-2019 and take any action necessary. This budget will raise more total property taxes than last year's budget by $1,023,068 or 12.10%, and of that $540,705 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year.

2.

Hold a public hearing (1st public hearing) on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 2.49%.

3.

Hold a public hearing and discuss and consider approval of an Ordinance amending the City of Forney Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance to amend the requirements for fences. [Read Ordinance Caption]

4.

Hold a public hearing and discuss and consider approval of an Ordinance amending the City of Forney Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance to amend the exterior construction standards for structures located within the light industrial zoning district. [Read Ordinance Caption]

5.

Hold a public hearing and discuss and consider approval of an Ordinance amending the development standards of the Villas of Mustang Place planned development, specifically regarding screening. [Read Ordinance Caption]

6.

Hold a public hearing and discuss and consider approval of an Ordinance rezoning 2.89 acres of property from AG, Agricultural to SF-15, Single-Family Residential. The property is located north of W. U.S. Highway 80 and east of Lovers Lane. [Read Ordinance Caption]

VII.

DISCUSSION / ACTION ITEMS

1.

Discuss and consider the Brooklyn Village access connector.

2.

Discuss and consider approval of a preliminary plat for Lover’s Landing, located north of W. U.S. Highway 80 and east of Lovers Lane in the City of Forney, Texas.

3.

Discuss and consider approval of the 2018 Certified Tax Roll.

4.

Discuss and consider a resolution awarding the bid from BRCT LLC dba Black Rock Construction for construction services for the 12-inch water lines associated with the elevated tank project and authorize the Interim City Manager to execute the necessary contract documents.

5.

Discuss and consider approval and acceptance of a proposal for services related to the Downtown Lighting Project and authorize the Interim City Manager to execute all necessary contract documents.

6.

Discuss and consider approval on an Ordinance amending Ordinance 17-40 transferring CIP Funds to the CIP Project for the Downtown Lighting Project. [Read Ordinance]

7.

Discuss and consider approval of a Resolution approving the expenditure of FEDC sales tax dollars for a Performance Agreement between the Forney EDC and Forney ISD in regard to downtown public parking space.

8.

Discuss and consider approval of a Resolution approving the expenditure of FEDC sales tax dollars for an Economic Incentive and Performance Agreement between the Forney Economic Development Corporation and Nathan Simon, d/b/a Forever Faded Hair Lounge, a Texas sole proprietorship.

9.

Discuss and consider approval of a Resolution approving the expenditure of FEDC sales tax dollars for an Economic Incentive and Performance Agreement between the Forney Economic Development Corporation and LCG Highway 80, LLC.

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. Saoh Docket No. 471-17-4964. WS; PUC Docket No. 46662 -- Pet. of Plano, et al.
b. PUC Docket No. 47814 - Pet. of Talty SUD, et al.
c. Mustang Creek Lift Station
d. Highway 80/Gateway Bridge Project Closeout
2.

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

a. City Attorney
b. Municipal Court Judge
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 17th day of August 2018, at 5:00 p.m. and remained so posted for at least 72 continuous hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.