AGENDA 
 FORNEY CITY COUNCIL 
 Tuesday, August 3, 2021
 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting 
 City Hall, 101 E. Main Street, Forney, Texas 75126
 
I.

CALL TO ORDER

II.

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – COUNCIL MEMBER DERALD COOPER

 

III.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1.

Consider approval of the Minutes of the July 20, 2021, City Council meeting.

IV.

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.
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 the quarterly investment report ending 6/30/21.

2.

Consider approval of the acceptance of public improvements for the C-Life Church project.

3.

Consider a Resolution approving a Professional Services Agreement with KSA Engineers, Inc. to provide consulting and support for updating the Engineering Design Standards and all related issues.

4.

Consider all matters incident and related to providing for the redemption of certain outstanding bonds of the City, including the adoption of a resolution pertaining thereto.

VI.

DISCUSSION / ACTION ITEMS

1.

Discuss and consider action on an Ordinance amending Chapter 12 of the Code of Ordinances, “Traffic and Vehicles,” by amending Section 12.09.002 “Permitted and Restricted” deleting certain required equipment for golf carts and slow-moving vehicles as authorized by Section 551.4041 of the Texas Transportation Code.

VII.

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


VIII.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF COMMUNITY EVENTS

This section is used to communicate items of community interest, specifically, reminders about upcoming events organized or sponsored by the governing body or other information regarding a social, ceremonial, or community event organized or sponsored by an entity other than the governing body that may be of interest to the citizens of Forney.

IX.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

PURSUANT TO THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT, CHAPTER 551, TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, THE CITY COUNCIL WILL RECESS INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION (CLOSED MEETING) TO DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING:


1.

Consult with legal counsel regarding pending or contemplated litigation or a settlement offer and/or matters in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code (Tex. Gov’t Code Section 551.071):

a.  Buffalo Creek Interceptor

2.

Discuss or deliberate regarding commercial or financial information that the governmental body has received from a business prospect that the governmental body seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the governmental body and with which the governmental body is conducting economic development negotiations, or to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect (Tex. Gov't Code Section 551.087):

a.  Project Owl

X.

RECONVENE INTO REGULAR SESSION

IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, CHAPTER 551, THE CITY COUNCIL WILL RECONVENE INTO REGULAR SESSION TO CONSIDER ACTION, IF ANY, ON MATTERS DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.



XI.

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 30th day of July, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. and remained so posted for at least 72 continuous hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.