WORK SESSION BEGINS AT 11:00 A.M. IN THE WORK SESSION ROOM
CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERATION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA AND ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CLOSED MEETING IN THE WORK SESSION ROOM
After determining that a quorum is present, the City Council of the City of Denton, Texas will convene in a Work Session on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in the Council Work Session Room at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney Street, Denton, Texas at which the following items will be considered:
H. Receive a report, hold a discussion, and give staff direction regarding 2439 and 3167 House Bill draft ordinances and amendments to the 2019 Denton Development Code.
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.
A. Deliberations Regarding Certain Public Power Utilities: Competitive Matters - Under Texas Government Code Section 551.086.
Deliberate and discuss competitive information regarding public power operational and financial matters pertaining to the purchases and risks of wholesale energy supply pertaining to the proposed electric budget.
B. Consultation with Attorneys - Under Texas Government Code Section 551.071.
Receive information from the City’s attorneys and discuss legal status, expenses and strategy in Cause No. DC-17-08139, styled “Michael Grim and Jim Maynard v. City of Denton, Texas” pending in the 68th Judicial District Court, Dallas County, Texas; where a discussion of these legal matters in an open meeting 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.
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 decision, or vote is taken in the Closed Meeting in accordance with the provisions of Section 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 Texas Government Code, Section 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 Sections 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 item(s):
A. Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, a Texas home-rule municipal corporation, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Thelin Recycling Company, L.P. for Brush and Wood Grinding Services for the Beneficial Reuse Department; providing for the expenditure of funds therefor; and providing an effective date (RFP 7085 - awarded to Thelin Recycling Company, L.P., for three (3) years, with the option for two (2) additional one (1) year extensions, in the total five (5) year not-to-exceed amount of $1,150,000).
B. Consider adoption of an ordinance authorizing expenditure of an additional $100,000 in previously budgeted funds for outside counsel in the litigation styled “Michael Grim and Jim Maynard v. City of Denton, Texas,” pending in the 68th Judicial District Court, Dallas, County, Texas; and declaring an effective date.
C. Consider approval of the minutes of August 1, 2019 and amendment of the minutes of April 23, 2019.
D. Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas, authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the Texas Department of Public Safety, State of Texas, authorizing the Denton Police Department to perform uniform commercial vehicle weight inspections and enforcement for the period of August 1, 2019 through August 1, 2021; and providing an effective date.
E. Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas, authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the Texas Department of Public Safety, establishing responsibilities, policies, and guidelines for the Denton Police Department to conduct federal safety regulation inspections for the period of August 1, 2019 through August 1, 2021; and providing 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.
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 ___________________, 2019 at ________o'clock (a.m.) (p.m.)
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