A. Consultation with Attorney - Under Texas Government Code Section 551.071.
1. Discuss legal strategies and alternatives regarding potential litigation or settlement, concerning street failures in a portion of the Wind River subdivisions.
B. Deliberations Regarding Security Devices or Security Audits - Under Texas Government Code Section 551.076.
1. Discuss and deliberate the deployment of security devices or security personnel, including the conduct of security audits or the consideration of specific occasions for the deployment of security devices or personnel in, around, or involving City of Denton facilities or personnel.
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.
A. Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas amending the City's utility credit and collection policies that are contained in the Denton Code of Ordinances, Chapter 26, "Utilities," Sections 26-3, 26-4, 26-5, 26-6, 26-8 and 26-9; providing an open meetings clause; providing a cumulative clause; providing a repealer; providing a severability clause; providing an effective date. The Public Utilities Board recommends approval (5-0).
B. Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas, amending Ordinance No. 2009-236 prescribing the number of positions in each classification of Police Officer; prescribing the number of positions in each classification of Fire Fighter; providing a savings clause; providing a severability clause; and declaring an effective date.
C. Consider approval of a resolution of the City Council of the City of Denton, Texas (City), authorizing the intervention at the Railroad Commission of Texas concerning the filing for an increase in rates by Atmos Pipeline - Texas; requiring Atmos Pipeline to reimburse reasonable rate case expenses; authorizing the retention of counsel and rate consultants; finding that the meeting at which this resolution was approved complied with the open meetings act; making such other findings and other provisions related to the subject.
D. Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas adopting the Denton Municipal Airport Business Plan as an official policy document intended to guide future development and financial performance of the Denton Municipal Airport, and providing an effective date.
E. Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute on behalf of the City of Denton an acceptance of an offer from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) relating to a grant for the Routine Airport Maintenance Program (RAMP); authorizing the City Manager to expend funds provided for in the grant program; and declaring an effective date. (TxDOT Project No. AM 2011DNTON and TxDOT CSJ No. M118DNTON). The Airport Advisory Board recommends approval (6-0).
F. Consider approval of a resolution of the City of Denton, Texas requesting improvements to Interstate 35 East as designed by the Texas Department of Transportation to be fully funded and implemented for the full project length from Interstate 635 in Dallas County to U.S. Highway 380 in Denton County; and providing an effective date.
G. Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas to declare the intent to reimburse expenditures from the Unreserved Fund Balance of the Electric Fund with Certificates of Obligation with an aggregate maximum principal amount equal to $11,752,000 to allow Denton Municipal Electric to continue funding ongoing capital expenditures for expansion of the distribution and transmission electric facilities.
H. Consider adoption of an ordinance accepting competitive bids and awarding a two-year contract for tree trimming services for Denton Municipal Electric (DME); providing for the expenditure of funds therefor; and providing an effective date (Bid 4401-Two Year Contract for Tree Trimming Services Section B awarded to the lowest responsible bidder meeting specification, ABC Professional Tree Services, Inc., in the two-year estimated amount of $900,000)
I. Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas authorizing the City Manager to execute two professional service agreements to assist the City of Denton in advancing its State Legislative Program, assist Council and staff in addressing proposed legislation, and make the City aware of any legislative or administrative initiatives believed to be detrimental to the interests of the City; authorizing the expenditure of funds therefor; and providing an effective date (RFP 4576-Legislative Consulting Services awarded to Focused Advocacy, LLC in an amount not to exceed $132,500 and Solutions for Local Control, LLC in an amount not to exceed $45,000 for a total award not to exceed $177,500 annually).
J. Consider adoption of an ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc. for preparation of a sustainability plan and implementation strategy for the City of Denton; authorizing the expenditure of funds therefor; and providing an effective date (RFP 4536 in an amount not to exceed $169,190).
K. Consider adoption of an ordinance approving the expenditure of funds for the purchase of software and hardware for the E.J. Ward Automated Fuel Management System to be installed at the Fuel Island and Truck Wash Facility at the City of Denton Landfill available from only one source in accordance with the provision for State Law exempting such purchases from requirements of competitive bids; providing for the expenditure of funds therefor; and providing an effective date (File 4610-Purchase of Software/Hardware for Fuel Management System to E.J. Ward, Inc. in the amount of $68,429).
L. Consider adoption of an ordinance waiving the City of Denton allocation of Recovery Zone Bonds; designating Fort Bend County as the designee; and declaring an effective date.
M. Consider adoption of an ordinance of the city of Denton, Texas, establishing the new Public, Education and Government (PEG) subscriber fee rate as one percent of the cable providers' gross revenue; authorizing and directing the City Manager or his designee to execute a letter to all Denton cable providers; and declaring an effective date.