CITY OF DENTON CITY COUNCIL
December 8, 2009
After determining that a quorum is present, the City Council of the City of Denton, Texas will convene in a Work Session on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 04:00 p.m. in the City Council Work Session Room at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney Street , Denton, Texas at which the following items will be considered:
Following the completion of the Work Session, the City Council will convene in a Closed Meeting to consider specific items when these items are listed below under the Closed Meeting section of this agenda. The City Council reserves the right to adjourn into a Closed Meeting on any item on its Open Meeting agenda consistent with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, as amended, or as otherwise allowed by law.
||Deliberations regarding Real Property - Under Texas Government Code Section 551.072; Consultation with Attorney - Under Texas Government Code Section 551.071.
||Discuss, deliberate and receive information from staff and provide staff with direction pertaining to the grant of property within the Denton Rail Corridor to the DART or DCTA, the limits of said corridor being all that certain lot, tract or parcel of land described in that certain Quitclaim Deed from Missouri Pacific Railroad Company to the City of Denton, Texas dated August 9, 1993, and filed on August 24, 1993, as Clerk No 93-R0058485 in the Real Property Records of Denton County, Texas; and also being that same property described in that certain Correction Quitclaim Deed, dated June 1, 2001 and filed for record in the Real Property Records of Denton County, Texas as Volume 4857, Page 020211 where such deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City Council in negotiations with DART or DCTA. Consultation with the City’s attorneys regarding legal issues associated with the granting of said property above described where a public discussion of these legal matters would clearly conflict with the duty of the City’s attorneys to the City of Denton and the Denton City Council under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas.
Following the completion of the Closed Meeting, the Council will consider the following in Open Session:
||Continuation of a public hearing on the Sale of the Denton Branch Rail Trail Corridor owned by the City of Denton to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority (DART) for the purposes of reactivation of a rail line between Denton and Carrollton and consideration of an ordinance granting approval for the sale and transfer of the Denton Branch Rail Trail from approximately Mile Post 721.89 to Mile Post 729.5 for the purpose of a commuter railroad in accordance with Chapter 26 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code; and providing an effective date.
||ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION
||Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas, authorizing the City Manager to execute a Contract of Sale by and between the City of Denton, Texas ("City") and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority ("DART") transferring the Denton Rail Corridor, consisting of those lands described in that certain Quitclaim, dated August 9, 1993, County Clerk File No. 93-R0058485, as corrected by Correction Quitclaim Deed, dated June 1, 2001, County Clerk File No. 2001-R0057561, and as corrected by Correction to Correction Quitclaim Deed, dated June 28, 2001, County Clerk File No. 2001-R0076013, all recording references to the Real Property Records of Denton, Texas.
||Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas, expanding and extending the term of a right of entry and possession, dated March 3, 2009, as extended on May 5, 2009, as extended and expanded on June 23, 2009, as extended and expanded on September 1, 2009, as extended on September 15, 2009, and as extended and expanded on September 22, 2009 and as extended on November 3, 2009 (as amended and extended, the "Right of Entry") in favor of the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) and authorizing DCTA to enter upon and take possession of certain real property of the City of Denton for the purpose of performing activity as described in the Right of Entry; and providing and effective date.
C E R T I F I C A T E
I certify that the above notice of meeting was posted on the bulletin board at the City Hall of the City of Denton, Texas, on the ________day of ___________________, 2009 at ________o'clock (a.m.) (p.m.)
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