CITY OF DENTON CITY COUNCIL
March 8, 2011
After determining that a quorum is present, the City Council of the City of Denton, Texas will convene in a 2nd Tuesday Session on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 04:00 p.m. in the City Council Work Session Room, 215 E. McKinney Street , Denton, Texas at which the following items will be considered:
NOTE: A 2nd Tuesday Session is used to explore matters of interest to one or more City Council Members or the City Manager for the purpose of giving staff direction into whether or not such matters should be placed on a future regular or special meeting of the Council for citizen input, City Council deliberation and formal City action. At a 2nd Tuesday Session, the City Council generally receives informal and preliminary reports and information from City staff, officials, members of City committees, and the individual or organization proposing council action, if invited by City Council or City Manager to participate in the session. Participation by individuals and members of organizations invited to speak ceases when the Mayor announces the session is being closed to public input. Although 2nd Tuesday Sessions are public meetings, and citizens have a legal right to attend, they are not public hearings, so citizens are not allowed to participate in the session unless invited to do so by the Mayor. Any citizen may supply to the City Council, prior to the beginning of the session, a written report regarding the citizen’s opinion on the matter being explored. Should the Council direct the matter be placed on a regular meeting agenda, the staff will generally prepare a final report defining the proposed action, which will be made available to all citizens prior to the regular meeting at which citizen input is sought. The purpose of this procedure is to allow citizens attending the regular meeting the opportunity to hear the views of their fellow citizens without having to attend two meetings.
||Receive a report, hold a discussion and give staff direction regarding the Fire Department’s 2010-11 FY budget update and Strategic Plan review.
||Consultation with Attorneys - Texas Government Code Section 551.071.
||Consult with City’s attorneys on legal issues associated with existing and potential regulation of gas well drilling and exploration within the Denton city limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction, specifically including, but not limited to, the following general categories, as they may relate to such regulations:
||Legal issues and strategies associated with the imposition, calculation and assessment of various local permitting, road remediation and inspection fees, and local requirements for operators to provide security and insurance, as such fees and requirements relate to gas well drilling and production in the Denton city limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction;
||Legal issues and strategies associated with possible preemption of local regulatory standards relating to gas well drilling and exploration within the Denton city limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction, by existing, proposed and potential Federal and State legislation, and administrative regulations; and
||Legal issues and strategies associated with proposed and potential modifications to existing local regulations, as they relate to gas well drilling and exploration within the Denton city limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction, as well as limitations imposed upon the City’s regulatory authority, with regard to such issues and strategies.
||Consultation with Attorneys - Under Texas Government Code, Section 551.071; and Deliberations Regarding Real Property - Under Texas Government Code, Section 551.072.
||Consult with City’s attorneys on legal issues associated with the proposed annexation of 1,595 acres of land previously designated as areas DH-7, DH-9 and DH-12 in the City’s 2009 Annexation Study, specifically including, but not limited to, legal and strategic issues associated with the proposal, modification, negotiation execution, and enforcement of service plans and non-annexation agreements, as well as more general legal and strategic issues relating to the annexation of each area.
||Discuss, deliberate and receive information from Staff and provide Staff with direction pertaining to the possible acquisition of certain real property located in the downtown area of Denton, Texas, Denton County, Texas, including real property located in the H. Cisco Survey, Abstract No. 1184 and in B.B.B. & C.R.R Company Survey, Abstract No. 185. Consultation with the City’s attorneys regarding legal issues associated with the potential acquisition of the real property referenced hereinabove, where a public discussion of these legal matters would conflict with the duty of the City’s attorneys to the Denton City Council under the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Conduct of the State Bar of Texas, or would jeopardize the City’s legal position in any potential litigation. C E R T I F I C A T E
Following the completion of the Special Called 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.
Following the completion of the 2nd Tuesday Session, the Council will convene in a Special Called Session to consider the following:
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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 ___________________, 2011 at ________o'clock (a.m.) (p.m.)
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