CITY OF DENTON CITY COUNCIL
November 13, 2012
After determining that a quorum is present, the City Council of the City of Denton, Texas will convene in a Special Called Work Session on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 03:00 p.m. in the Council Work Session Room at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney Street, Denton, Texas at which the following items will be considered:
After determining in Open Session that a quorum is present, the City Council of the City of Denton, Texas will convene in a Closed Meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the City Council Work Session Room at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney Street, Denton, Texas at which the following item will be considered:
Following the completion of the Closed Meeting, the Council will convene in a 2nd Tuesday Session to consider the following:
||Consultation with Attorneys - Under Texas Government Code Section 551.071; and Deliberations regarding Real Property - Under Texas Government Code Section 551.072.
||Discuss, deliberate, and receive information from staff and provide staff with direction pertaining to the potential purchase of certain real property interests located in the A.N.B. Tompkins Survey, Abstract Number 1246, Denton County, Texas (located generally in the 2100 block of South Bonnie Brae Street), within the City of Denton, Texas. Consultation with the City’s attorney’s regarding legal issues associated with the acquisition or condemnation of tracts referenced above where a public discussion of these legal matters would conflict with the duty of the City’s attorneys to the City of Denton and Denton City Council under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas, or would jeopardize the City’s legal position in any administrative proceedings or potential litigation.
||Consultation with Attorneys - Under Texas Government Code Section 551.071.
||Consult with and provide direction to City’s attorneys regarding legal issues and strategies associated with Phase I and proposed Phase II Gas Well Ordinance regulation of gas well drilling and production within the City Limits and the extraterritorial jurisdiction, including Constitutional limitations, statutory limitations upon municipal regulatory authority, moratorium on drilling and production and claims associated therewith, statutory preemption and/or impacts of federal and state law and regulations as it concerns municipal regulatory authority and matters relating to enforcement of the ordinance.
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.
||Under Section 551.042 of the Texas Open Meetings Act, respond to inquiries from the City Council or the public with specific factual information or recitation of policy, or accept a proposal to place the matter on the agenda for an upcoming meeting AND
Under Section 551.0415 of the Texas Open Meetings Act, provide reports about items of community interest regarding which no action will be taken, to 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; 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; or an announcement involving an imminent threat to the public health and safety of people in the municipality that has arisen after the posting of the agenda.
NOTE: 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:
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 ___________________, 2012 at ________o'clock (a.m.) (p.m.)
NOTE: THE COUNCIL WORK SESSION ROOM IS ACCESSIBLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. THE CITY WILL PROVIDE SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED IF REQUESTED AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE SCHEDULED MEETING. PLEASE CALL THE CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE AT 349-8309 OR USE TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICES FOR THE DEAF (TDD) BY CALLING 1-800-RELAY-TX SO THAT A SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER CAN BE SCHEDULED THROUGH THE CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE.