AGENDA
FORNEY CITY COUNCIL
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
6:30 p.m.  Regular Meeting 
City Hall, 101 E. Main Street, Forney, Texas 75126

 
The general public can view the meeting live on our video stream at https://www.forneytx.gov/803/Watch-Meetings. If you wish to address the Council on any subject or in open forum at this meeting, you are required to email [email protected] no later than Tuesday, January 5, 2021, by 1:00 p.m. You must provide your name and telephone number and state which item(s) you wish to speak on. You will be provided a telephone number and meeting ID which you must dial into 15 minutes prior to the scheduled meeting start time. Due to technical restrictions, those who fail to dial into the meeting at the prescribed time may forfeit their ability to speak at said meeting.



I.

CALL TO ORDER

II.

INVOCATION – COUNCIL MEMBER JAMES TRAYLOR

 
III.

PROCLAMATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

1.

Presentation of the GFOA CAFR award.

Documents:
  1. CAFR award.pdf
IV.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1.

Consider approval of the Minutes of the December 15, 2020, City Council meeting.

V.

CONSENT AGENDA

The items on the Consent Agenda are considered to be self-explanatory by the Council and will be enacted in one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless requested by a Council Member.
1.

Consider approval of a Resolution ordering the General Election for May 1, 2021, and take any action necessary. [Comenta y considerar la aprobación de una Resolución que ordena la Elección General el 1 de mayo de 2021, y tomar las medidas necesarias.]

2.

Consider a Resolution setting a date, time and place for a public hearing on the proposed annexation of an approximate 1.14 acres located at 11237 County Road 212 owned by Bobby Wayne Hilbert.

3.

Consider a Resolution setting a date, time and place for a public hearing on the proposed annexation of an approximate 3.95 acres located at 11263 County Road 212 owned by George Brown.

4.

Consider a Resolution setting a date, time and place for a public hearing on the proposed annexation of an approximate 7.9 acres located at 11305 County Road 212 owned by Edwina Elaine Edwards.

5.

Consider a Resolution setting a date, time and place for a public hearing on the proposed annexation of an approximate 34.2 acres located at 11379 County Road 212 owned by the Beene Family Limited Partnership.

6.

Consider a Resolution setting a date, time and place for a public hearing on the proposed annexation of an approximate 25.3345 acres located on County Road 212, in the Absolom Hyer Survey, Abstract 203 owned by Platform 80-20, LP.

VI.

DISCUSSION / ACTION ITEMS

1.

Discuss and consider a Resolution approving a contract for depository banking services with American National Bank for a period of five (5) years.

2.

Discuss and consider a Resolution adopting tax abatement guidelines and criteria for granting a tax abatement in reinvestment zones for economic development.

3.

Discuss and consider a Resolution approving a contract for wrecker/towing services with Buster's Automotive.

VII.

OPEN FORUM/CITIZEN COMMENTS

This is the public's opportunity to address the City Council on any matter related to the City. In accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Section 551.042, the City Council cannot discuss, consider, or take action on matters not listed on the agenda. The City Council will receive citizen comments on non-agenda items, and if necessary, may refer the matter to City staff for research, resolution or referral to Council on a future agenda. As described in the City's Public Meeting Procedures, comments will be limited to three (3) minutes.
VIII.

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

THE CITY MANAGER WILL DISCUSS CURRENT CITY ACTIVITIES, UPCOMING MEETINGS, FUTURE LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES, AND OTHER RELATED MATTERS FOR POSSIBLE ACTION, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING:
  • Department Reports (Fire, Police, Municipal Court, Finance)
  • Citizen Complaints -- Actions taken or to be taken
  • Upcoming Special Events
  • Personnel Changes
  • Commendations
  • Public Works/Streets Projects, Repairs or Construction
  • Park Issues
  • Inspection Issues
  • CIP Projects

IX.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

PURSUANT TO SECTION 551.0415 TEX. GOV'T CODE, CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS MAY MAKE A REPORT ABOUT ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST DURING A MEETING OF THE GOVERNING BODY WITHOUT HAVING GIVEN NOTICE OF THE REPORT. ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST 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, except that a discussion regarding a change in the status of a person’s public office or public employment is not an honorary or salutary recognition for purposes of this subdivision;
  • 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; and
  • Announcements involving an imminent threat to the public health and safety of people in the municipality that has arisen after the posting of the agenda.
X.

ADJOURNMENT

In addition to any executive session already listed above, the City Council of the City of Forney reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any of the matters listed on this agenda, as authorized by the Texas Government Code for the following purposes:

Section 551.071 -- Consultation with Attorney
Section 551.072 -- Deliberations regarding Real Property
Section 551.073 -- Deliberation regarding Prospective Gift
Section 551.074 -- Personnel Matters
Section 551.076 -- Deliberations regarding Security Devices
Section 551.087 -- Deliberations regarding Economic Development Negotiations

This agenda has been reviewed and approved by the City’s legal counsel and the presence of any subject in any Executive Session portion of the agenda constitutes a written interpretation of the Texas Government Code Chapter 551 by legal counsel for the governmental body and constitutes an opinion by the attorney that the items discussed therein may be legally discussed in the closed session portion of the meeting considering available opinions of a court of record and opinions of the Texas Attorney General known to the attorney. This provision has been added to this agenda with the intent to meet all elements necessary to satisfy Texas Government Code Chapter 551.144(c) and the meeting is conducted by all participants in reliance on this opinion.

 This facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available.  Requests for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting.  Please contact the City Secretary's office at 972-564-7302 or FAX 972-564-7349 for further information.  Braille is not available.

I, Dorothy Brooks, City Secretary for the City of Forney, Texas, do hereby certify that this Agenda was posted at City Hall, in a place readily accessible to the general public at all times, on the 31st day of December, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. and remained so posted for at least 72 continuous hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.