After determining that a quorum is present, the City Council of the City of Denton, Texas will convene in a Work Session on Tuesday, March 27, 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:
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 18-439 Consultation with Attorneys - Under Texas Government Code, Section 551.071
Discuss, deliberate, and receive information from staff, the City's attorneys, and retained outside counsel and provide staff, the City's attorneys, and retained outside counsel with direction pertaining to the status, strategy, current discussions with opposition, and possible outcomes of the condemnation case styled City of Denton, Texas v. RTS&M, LLC, et al., Cause No. PR-2014-00492, currently pending in the Probate Court of Denton County, Texas; 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 litigation.
B. ID 18-504 Deliberations Regarding Certain Public Power Utilities: Competitive Matters - Under Texas Government Code Section 551.086.
Receive information from staff, and discuss, deliberate and provide direction to staff regarding the future plans for, and current and future operations of, the Gibbons Creek Steam Electric Station owned by the Texas Municipal Power Agency. (The City of Denton is a member of TMPA).
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.
Following the completion of the Closed Meeting, the City Council will convene in a Special Called Meeting to consider the following items:
1. CONSENT AGENDA
A. ID 18-462 Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, a Texas home-rule municipal corporation authorizing and approving the execution by the City Manager, or his designee, of a contract between the City of Denton, Texas and STHProject, a non-profit corporation ("STH"), providing for authorization of STH to provide lunches to children under the age of eighteen and qualifying disabled participants through age 21 at no charge to said recipients during the summer months at designated City of Denton Park and Recreation facility sites; and providing an effective date. The Parks, Recreation and Beautification Board recommends approval (4-0).
B. ID 18-479 Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas amending the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget and Annual Program of Services of the City of Denton to allow for increases to: (A) the General Fund of $951,800 for the purpose of funding police facility and park improvement projects, (B) the Park Development Trust Fund of $288,000 for the purpose of funding park property enhancements, and (C) the Capital Improvement Program of $8,263,619 for the purpose of funding drainage, police facility, streets and parks capital projects; declaring a municipal purpose; providing a severability clause; providing an open meetings clause; and providing for an effective date.
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.
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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