After determining that a quorum is present, the City Council of the City of Denton, Texas will convene in a Work Session on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 12:00 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:
The City Council has agreed to suspend the Rules of Procedure for citizen comment on Work Session Report Items related to an ethics ordinance. This section of the agenda allows citizens to speak on Work Session Report Items related to an ethics ordinance only. Each speaker will be given a total of three (3) minutes to address any item related to an ethics ordinance he/she wishes that are listed on the Work Session Report. A Request to Speak Card should be completed and returned to the City Secretary before Council considers this item.
3. Citizen Comments on Ethics Related Work Session Report Items
Following the completion of the Work 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.
1. Closed Meeting:
A. ID 18-273 Deliberations regarding a Personnel Matter - Under Texas Government Code, Section 551.074.
Deliberate and discuss the evaluation, duties, discipline, procedures and contract of the Municipal Judge.
ANY FINAL ACTION, DECISION, OR VOTE ON A MATTER DELIBERATED IN A CLOSED MEETING WILL ONLY BE TAKEN IN AN OPEN MEETING THAT IS HELD IN COMPLIANCE WITH TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, CHAPTER 551, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT SUCH FINAL ACTION, DECISION, OR VOTE IS TAKEN IN THE CLOSED MEETING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF §551.086 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE (THE 'PUBLIC POWER EXCEPTION'). THE CITY COUNCIL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADJOURN INTO A CLOSED MEETING OR EXECUTIVE SESSION AS AUTHORIZED BY TEX. GOV'T. CODE, §551.001, ET SEQ. (THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT) ON ANY ITEM ON ITS OPEN MEETING AGENDA OR TO RECONVENE IN A CONTINUATION OF THE CLOSED MEETING ON THE CLOSED MEETING ITEMS NOTED ABOVE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION §551.071-551.086 OF THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT.
Regular Meeting of the City of Denton City Council at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney Street, Denton, Texas at which the following items will be considered:
A. Review of procedures for addressing the City Council.
B. Receive Scheduled Citizen Reports from Members of the Public. This section of the agenda permits any person who has registered in advance to make a citizen report regarding a public business item he or she wishes to be considered by the City Council. This is limited to no more than four (4) speakers per meeting with each speaker allowed a maximum of three (3) minutes to present their report. At the conclusion of each report, the City Council may pose questions to the speaker or may engage in discussion. Such questions or discussion shall not exceed two (2) minutes. If the City Council believes a speaker's report requires a more detailed review, the City Council will give the City Manager or City Staff direction to place the item on a future work session or regular meeting agenda and advise staff as to the background materials to be desired at such meeting.
C. Additional Citizen Reports - This section of the agenda permits any person not registered for a citizen report to make comments regarding public business on items not listed on the agenda. This is limited to two speakers per meeting with each speaker allowed a maximum of four (4) minutes. Such person(s) shall have filed a "Blue Card" requesting to speak during this period prior to the calling of this agenda item.
NOTE: If audio/visual aids during presentations to Council are needed, they must be submitted to the City Secretary 24 hours prior to the meeting.
4. CONSENT AGENDA
A. ID 18-154 Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton authorizing an agreement between the City of Denton, Texas, and Denton Music and Arts Collaborative to enable them to continue its programs that support and encourage the creative arts in the city; authorizing the expenditure of funds; and providing for an effective date. ($400)
B. ID 18-161 Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas, a Texas home-rule municipal corporation, providing for, authorizing, and approving the purchase of three (3) American Signal Corporation early warning sirens to supplement the sixteen (16) existing American Signal Corporation sirens currently in place at various locations throughout the City of Denton and which are essential for the safety of the citizens of Denton. Gifford Electric Inc. is the sole-source vendor for the distribution and maintenance of the American Signal Corporation siren products. Therefore this system is available from only one source and in accordance with Texas Local Government Code 252.022, provides that procurement of commodities and services that are available from one source are exempt from competitive bidding; and if over $50,000 shall be awarded by the governing body; which is available from only one source and in accordance with Chapter 252.022 of the Texas Local Government Code such purchases are exempt from the requirements of competitive bidding; and providing an effective date (File 6657 awarded to Gifford Electric Inc. in the not-to-exceed amount of $94,992).
C. ID 18-224 Consider approval of a resolution of the City Council of the City of Denton, Texas, establishing criteria for the City to disburse funds from the Economic Development Sponsorship Program; and providing for an effective date.
D. ID 18-228 Consider approval of the minutes of January 5, January 9, January 16, and January 27, 2018.
H. ID 18-254 Consider approval of a Resolution by the City of Denton, Texas, approving the grant application for "Rifle Grade Protection" project for fiscal year 2018 to the Office of the Governor; authorizing the City Manager or his agents official authority over this project; declaring an effective date; and requiring delivery of the Resolution to the Office of the Governor; and providing an effective date.
I. ID 18-257 Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton authorizing an agreement between the City of Denton, Texas and the Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County, Incorporated for providing aid to the City of Denton Police Department in the investigation of child abuse cases; providing client and clinical services to victims of child abuse and non-offending family members; providing for the expenditure of funds in the amount of $144,897; therefor; and providing for an effective date.
J. ID 18-281 Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, a Texas home-rule municipal corporation, authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute a contract through the Buy Board Cooperative Purchasing Network for the acquisition of one (1) Pierce Velocity Pumper Engine and associated equipment for the City of Denton Fire Department; and providing an effective date (File 6740 - awarded to Siddons-Martin Emergency Group in the amount of $919,864).
K. ID 18-285 Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, a Texas home-rule municipal corporation, authorizing the expenditure of funds for payment by the City to Texas Commission of Environmental Quality for waste disposal fees; and providing an effective date (File 6737- Waste Disposal Fee in the total amount of $280,000). The Public Utilities Board recommends approval (6-0).
L. ID 18-287 Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, a Texas home-rule municipal corporation, accepting competitive bids and awarding a contract for the supply of Phase Over Phase 138kV Pole Mounted Gang Operated Air Break ("GOAB") Switches for Denton Municipal Electric to be stocked in the City of Denton Distribution Center; providing for the expenditure of funds therefor; and providing an effective date (IFB 6628-awarded to the lowest responsible bidder meeting specification, Southern States LLC in c/o Preferred Sales Agency, in the three (3) year not-to-exceed amount of $420,000).
M. ID 18-288 Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, a Texas home-rule municipal corporation, authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Gee Consultants, Inc., a Texas Corporation, for construction materials testing services as set forth in the agreement, and providing an effective date (RFQ 6589- Professional Services Agreement for construction materials testing awarded to Gee Consultants, Inc. in the not-to-exceed amount of $750,000).
N. ID 18-295 Consider approval of a resolution of the City of Denton, Texas evidencing support for the proposed new construction of Palladium Teasley Apartments in Denton; and authorizing such other actions necessary or convenient to carry out this resolution.
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 ___________________, 2018 at ________o'clock (a.m.) (p.m.)
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