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, October 13, 2015 at 2:00 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:
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 Special Called Meeting of the City of Denton City Council to consider the following items:
1. Consent Agenda
A. ID 15-892 Consider approval of a resolution nominating members to the Board of Directors of the Denton Central Appraisal District; and declaring an effective date.
B. ID 15-950 Consider approval of a resolution allowing Denton Rugby Football Club, Inc., to be the sole participant allowed to sell alcoholic beverages at Friends With Benefits Presents: North Texas Hot Shots, on October 17, 2015, upon certain conditions; authorizing the City Manager or his designee to execute an agreement in conformity with this resolution; and providing for an effective date.
C. ID 15-951 Consider a request for an exception to the Noise Ordinance for the purpose of the third annual Friends With Benefits Presents: North Texas Hot Shots at the E. McKinney and E. Oak Street parking lot on Saturday, October 17, 2015, from noon to 6 p.m. The exception is specifically requested to increase sound levels from 70 to 75 decibels for amplified sound.
D. ID 15-960 Consider a request for an exception to the Noise Ordinance for the purpose of the third annual Industrial Street Pop Festival on the 100 block of Industrial Street, on Sunday, October 18, 2015 from noon to 10 p.m. The exception is specifically requested to increase sound levels from 70 to 75 decibels.
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.
Following the completion of the Special Called Meeting, 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.
1. Closed Meeting:
A. ID 15-926 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 in the E. Puchalski Survey, Abstract No. 996, City of Denton, Denton County, Texas, and being generally located in the 900 block of W. Collins Street (Block 4, Hillside Addition, City and County of Denton, Texas). 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. [Eagle Substation]
B. ID 15-978 Consultation with Attorneys - Under Texas Government Code §551.071.
Consult with the City's Attorneys on the status, strategy, and potential resolution of litigation styled, Bishop v. City of Denton, Texas and Darius M. Porter, Cause No. 4:14-CV-608, currently pending in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division.
C. ID 15-1014 Deliberations regarding Economic Development Negotiations - Under Texas Government Code Section 551.087.
Receive a report and hold a discussion regarding economic development issues regarding a proposed economic development incentive agreement for Project Cartoon. This discussion shall include commercial and financial information the City Council has received from Project Cartoon, a business prospect, which the City Council 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; deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to Project Cartoon.
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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