CITY OF DENTON CITY COUNCIL
May 14, 2013
After determining that a quorum is present, the City Council of the City of Denton, Texas will convene in a Work Session on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 04:00 p.m. in the 215 E. McKinney Street, Denton, Texas , Denton, Texas at which the following items will be considered:
After determining that a quorum is present, the City Council of the City of Denton, Texas will convene in 2nd Tuesday Session on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 4:00 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:
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.
Following the completion of the 2nd Tuesday Session, the City Council will convene in a Closed Meeting to consider the item 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 Closed Session, the Council will convene in a Special Called Meeting to consider the following:
||Consultation with Attorneys - Under Texas Government Code Section 551.071.
||Consult with City’s attorneys with regard to Item #1 on the May 14, 2013 Special Called Meeting Agenda, as it concerns legal issues associated with that item where a public discussion of this legal matter would conflict with the duty of the City’s attorneys under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas.
||Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas, providing for a zoning change from a Rural Residential (RD-5) zoning district classification and use designation to an Employment Center Industrial (EC-I) zoning district classification and use designation for approximately 27.76 acres of land, generally located north of University Drive and west of Masch Branch Road and legally described as Lot 2, Block 1 of the Marriott Gardens Addition, in the City of Denton, Denton County, Texas; providing for a penalty in the maximum amount of $2,000.00 for violations thereof; and providing a severability clause and an effective date. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval (7-0). (Z12-0014, Masch Branch Rezoning) The City Council postponed this item to the May 14, 2013 Council meeting (7-0).
||Consider adoption of an ordinance authorizing the City Manager of the City of Denton, Texas ("City") to execute, for and on behalf of the City, an Easement Grant and Abandonment agreement ("Agreement"), by and between the City and 52241, L.P., a Texas limited partnership ("Owner"), providing for (a) the granting to the City of (i) a public utility easement (herein so called) for public utility purposes, encumbering a 0.786 Acre tract, being more particularly described in the public utility easement, being attached to and made a part of the Agreement; and (ii) a Temporary Construction, Grading and Access Easement ("Temporary Easement"), encumbering 0.488 Acre of land, being more particularly described in the Temporary Easement, being attached to and made a part of the Agreement; and (b) the partial abandonment and release ("Release") by the City of (i) that certain Sanitary Sewer Easement, dated on or about January 1, 1961, from Walter M. Lea and wife, Jane C. Lea to the City, recorded in Volume 464, Page 188, Deed Records, Denton County, Texas; (ii) that certain Public Utility Easement, dated on or about August 7, 1980, from Calusa Development, Inc. to the City, recorded at Volume 1029, Page 480, Deed Records, Denton County, Texas; (iii) that certain All Purposes Public Utility Easement, dated on or about May 14, 1982, from RepublicBank Dallas, National Association to the City, recorded in Volume 1143, Page 125, Deed Records, Denton County, Texas; and (iv) that All Purpose Public Utility Easement, dated on or about October 6, 1981, from Leon McNatt Motor Co. to the City, recorded in Volume 1106, Page 73, Deed Records, Denton County, Texas (collectively, the "Affected Easements"), insofar and only insofar as the Affected Easements encumber a 0.095 Acre tract and a 0.489 acre tract, both tracts being more particularly described in the Release, attached to and made a part of the Agreement, all tracts of real property being located in the M.E.P. & P.R.R. Company Survey, Abstract No. 950, and the Gideon Walker Survey, Abstract No. 1330, Denton County, Texas and being generally located at the 4000 Block, South Interstate Highway 35 East; providing a savings clause; and providing an effective date. (State School Sanitary Sewer Interceptor - Phase II)
||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.
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 ___________________, 2013 at ________o'clock (a.m.) (p.m.)
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