WORK SESSION BEGINS AT 2:00 P.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, November 12, 2019, 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:
B. Receive a report, hold a discussion and give staff direction regarding the implementation of an exclusive pedestrian phase in the traffic signal operations of the downtown intersections at Oak and Elm, Oak and Locust, Hickory and Elm, and Hickory and Locust as a pilot program for evaluation as a safety improvement for all modes of transportation in the downtown area.
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; Consultation with Attorneys - Under Texas Government Code, Section 551.071.
Receive a presentation from staff regarding public power competitive and financial matters related to a Power Purchase Agreement between the City of Denton, as the seller of power and electric energy services, and Texas Woman’s University, as a buyer of power and electric energy services; discuss, deliberate, and provide direction to staff regarding the same. Consultation with the City’s attorneys regarding legal issues associated with the above matters 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.
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, approving a City co-sponsorship in an amount not to exceed $3,748 of in-kind services and resources for the Downtown Denton Turkey Trot and Kids’ Gobble Wobble, which will be held on Thursday, November 28, 2019, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., at the McKinney Street parking lot; and providing an effective date.
B. Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas, approving a City sponsorship of in-kind services and resources in an amount not to exceed $1,000 for the Denton Fire Traditions Calendar Fundraiser on Saturday, November 16, 2019; and providing an effective date.
C. Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, a Texas home-rule municipal corporation, authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to utilize a contract through Tarrant County, Bid Number 2019-064, for the repair, replacement, and the installation of new Guard Fence (guardrails); providing for expenditures of funds therefor; and providing an effective date (File 7176 - awarded to Vann/Elli, Inc., in the two (2) year not-to-exceed amount of $100,000).
D. 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 TXMAS Cooperative Purchasing Network Contract Number TXMAS-18-00CORP12 for managing live online vehicle and equipment auctions for disposal of City of Denton fleet assets and Police Department impound vehicles; providing for the expenditure of funds therefor; and providing an effective date (File 7212 - awarded to IronPlanet Inc. dba GovPlanet, for one (1) year, with the option for two (2) additional one (1) year extensions, in the total three (3) year).
E. Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas, Nunc Pro Tunc, correcting an inadvertent mistake in Ordinance No. 19-2196, specifically the awarded amount of the services agreement with IDEXX Distribution, Inc. c/o IDEXX Laboratories for drinking water compliance testing and for laboratory services and animal testing materials for the Denton animal shelter; providing an effective date (File 7133).
F. Consider approval of the minutes of October 22, 2019.
G. Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton (“City”) authorizing the Mayor to act on the City’s behalf in executing an amendment to the Joint Operating Agreement (the “JOA”) by and between, and among, Texas Municipal Power Agency (the “Agency”) and the cities of Bryan, Denton, Garland, and Greenville (the “Parties”); and, providing an effective date.
H. Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for conducting a traffic study to determine the impacts of a potential closure of a portion of Bell Avenue between the City of Denton and Texas Woman’s University, regarding the City’s request for reimbursement of a portion of the cost of performing the study that are specified in the agreement: authorizing the expenditure of funds thereof; and providing an effective date.
I. Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, a Texas home-rule municipal corporation, approving an agreement between the City and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc., a Texas Non-Profit Corporation (“ERCOT”) that allows the City to provide Black Start Services to ERCOT; authorizing the expenditure of funds and providing for the receipt of funds from ERCOT; 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 8th day of November 2019 at ________
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