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, July 28, 2015 at 1:00 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:
C. DCA14-0009k Hold a discussion on complementary amendments to the Denton Development Code; specifically Subchapters 5, 16, and 22, relating to Gas Well Drilling and Production, Definitions, and Procedures; in order to reconcile Denton's gas well regulations with House Bill 40 that was signed into law on May 18, 2015.
A. ID 15-473 Consultation with Attorney - Under Texas Government Code, Section 551.071.
Discuss, deliberate, and receive information from the City's attorneys pertaining to the negotiation and legal consequences of meet and confer agreements with the Police and Fire Associations, and provide the City's attorneys with direction, where a public discussion of these legal matters would 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, or would jeopardize the City's legal position in any administrative proceedings or potential litigation.
B. ID 15-545 Deliberations regarding Real Property - Under Texas Government Code Section 551.072; Consultation with Attorneys - Under Texas Government Code Section 551.071.
Receive information from staff, discuss, deliberate, and provide staff with direction regarding the potential acquisition of real property interests, to wit: an 10.771 acre tract situated in the R. Longbottom Survey, Abstract No. 775 generally situated in the northwest quadrant at the intersection of U.S. Highway 288 and East University Drive (U.S. Hwy. 380), in the City of Denton, Denton County, Texas, for the construction, expansion and use of electric substations, switch stations or power transmission lines. Consultation with the City's attorneys regarding legal issues associated with the acquisition of the real property interests described 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 the 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 proceeding or potential litigation. (Purple route, Prescott)
C. ID 15-643 Consultation with Attorneys - Under Texas Government Code, Section 551.071; Deliberations regarding Economic Development Negotiations - Under Texas Government Code, Section 551.087.
Receive a report and hold a discussion regarding legal and economic development issues regarding economic development incentives for a business prospective in the Cole Ranch Development. This discussion shall include commercial and financial information the City Council may receive from the business owners which the City seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the City, and with which the City Council is conducting economic development negotiations, including the offer of financial or other incentives. Also hold a discussion with the City's attorneys on the referenced topic where the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with the provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.
D. ID 15-584 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 the current Gas Well Ordinance, and proposed Gas Well Ordinance amendment, regulation of gas well drilling and production within the City Limits and the extraterritorial jurisdiction, including: Constitutional limitations, statutory limitations upon municipal regulatory authority; statutory preemption and vested rights; impacts of federal and state law and regulations; impacts of gas well drilling upon protected uses and vice-versa; current and proposed extension to moratorium on drilling and production; other concerns about municipal regulatory authority or matters relating to enforcement of the Gas Well Ordinance, both current and proposed; settlement matters concerning gas well drilling in the City; surface development issues involving surface and mineral estates; and legal matters associated with a citizen's initiative ordinance and pending litigation styled George P. Bush, Commissioner, Texas General Land Office v. City of Denton Texas, Cause No. 15-02058-362 currently pending in the 362nd District Court of Denton County and Texas Oil and Gas Association v. City of Denton, Cause No. 14-08933-431 currently pending in the 431st District Court of Denton County regarding hydraulic fracturing where a public discussion of these legal matters would conflict with the duty of the City's attorneys under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas.
A. 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.
B. Possible Continuation of Closed Meeting topics, above posted.
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 ___________________, 2015 at ________o'clock (a.m.) (p.m.)
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