Richland Hills City Council
Special Meeting Agenda, Wednesday, June 01, 2011, 6:00 P.M.
City Hall, 3200 Diana Drive
||CALL TO ORDER|
||INVOCATION AND PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE|
||PUBLIC INPUT OR PUBLIC COMMENTS -- Public.|
||CONSIDER CREATING AN AD HOC COMMITTEE TO REVIEW PROPERTIES WHICH HAVE DELINQUENT TAXES -- Consider creating an ad hoc committee which purpose is to review properties which have delinquent taxes and determine if the City should consider acquiring such properties.
||CONSIDER APPROVING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 6 OF THE CITY CODE, ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE, REGULATING THE
NUMBER AND TYPES OF BIRDS THAT MAY BE KEPT IN THE CITY – Consider discussing and approving an ordinance amending Chapter 6 of the City Code, the City’s Animal Control Ordinance, to regulate the number and types of birds that may be kept in the City.
Fowl or Poultry Animal Control Ordinance.tgs.5.20.11|
||APPROVE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH E. L. BAKER, JR. LTD. AND RICHLAND INDUSTRIAL RAIL, INC. REGARDING SIGNAGE AND ACCESS TO PROPERTY OWNED OR TO BE ACQUIRED BY SUCH PARTIES LOCATED AT THE PROPOSED INTERSECTION OF BURNS STREET AND HANDLEY-EDERVILLE ROAD -- Consider discussing and approving a development agreement with E. L. Baker, Jr., Ltd., a Texas Limited Liability Company, and Richland Industrial Rail, Inc., a Texas Corporation, regarding signage and access to property owned or to be acquired by such parties located at the intersection of Burns Street and Handley Ederville Road, as such intersection is to be realigned.|
||CONSIDER AMENDING THE CITY``S SIGN REGULATIONS CONTAINED IN CHAPTER 62 OF THE CITY CODE TO FACILITATE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMERCIAL PROPERTY -- Consider amending the City``s current sign regulations contained in Chapter 62 of the City Code to facilitate development of commercial property.|
||CONSIDER AMENDING THE CITY``S PLATTING AND SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS CONTAINED IN CHAPTER 74 OF THE CITY CODE TO ALLOW OF CONDITIONAL APPROVAL OF PLATS ON PROPERTY WHICH HAS NOT YET BEEN ACQUIRED IN ORDER TO PROMOTE CERTAINLY AND PROMOTE DEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTY – Consider amending the City``s current regulations regarding platting contained in Chapter 74 of the City Code to permit the approval of plats on property which the applicant has not yet acquired title, in order to promote certainty regarding development options and facilitate development of such property.|
||COUNCIL MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMENTS -- A) Mayor Pro Tem Davis to comment on Bicycle Rodeo which was conducted on Saturday, May 14, 2011 and B) Mayor Ragan to discuss orientation worksession for City Council Members regarding their duties and responsibilities under state law and the City Charter.|
||CONDUCT ORIENTATION WORKSESSION WITH CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS – Consider discussing and hearing presentation of city staff and the city attorney regarding city services, budget, advisory boards, open meetings act, state law and provisions of the City Charter.|
||EXECUTIVE SESSION: Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, executive session may be held under one or more of Sections 551.071, 551.073, 551.074, 551.076, 551.087, 413.183(f) and 418.106(d) & (e), either at the end of the Regular Session or at any time during the meeting on any item on the agenda if a need arises for the City Council to seek advice from the City Attorney or otherwise convene in closed session as permitted by such sections of the Open Meetings Act. The City Council may take action on any agenda item listed for executive session consideration upon reconvening in open
session. Please refer to agenda for the items posted. The sections referenced above are generally described as follows:|
Section 551.071: Consultation with Attorney
The City Council may conduct a private consultation with its attorney when the City Council seeks the advice of its attorney concerning any item on this agenda, about pending and contemplated litigation, or a settlement offer, or on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the City Council under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Board of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551.
Section 551.072: Deliberation regarding real property:
The City Council may conduct a closed meeting to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property, particularly obtaining drainage easement for property located at 7025 Latham Drive.
Section 551.073: Deliberation regarding Prospective Gift or Donation
The City Council may conduct a closed meeting to deliberate a negotiated contract for a prospective gift or donation to the City.
Section 551.074: Deliberation regarding Personnel Matters
The City Council may deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of public officers, including the City Manager, City Secretary, City Attorney, Municipal Judge and non-advisory city boards and commission members. A complete list of the city boards and commissions and the membership of those boards and commissions is on file in the City Secretary’s Office.
Section 551.076: Deliberation regarding Security Devices
The City Council may deliberate the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation of security personnel or devices.
Section 551.087: Deliberation regarding Economic Development Negotiations
The City Council may discuss or deliberate regarding commercial or financial information received from a business prospect that the city seeks to have locate, stay or expand in or near the city and which the City is conducting economic development negotiations or to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect; particularly, discussion of potential economic development incentive agreement for redevelopment of real property.
Section 418.183(f): Texas Disaster Act
The City Council may deliberate information: (1) for purposes of preventing, investigating, or responding to an act of terrorism or related criminal activity and involving emergency response providers, their staffing, contact information and tactical plans; (2) that relates to the risk or vulnerability of persons or property, including infrastructure, to an act of terrorism; (3) that relates to the assembly of an explosive weapon, the location of a material that may be used in a chemical, biological or radioactive weapon, or unpublished information pertaining to vaccines or devices to detect biological agents or toxins; (4) that relates to details of the encryption codes or security keys for a public communication system;(5) that relates to a terrorism-related report to an agency of the United States; (6) that relates to technical details of particular vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure to an act of terrorism; (7) that relates to information regarding security measures or security systems intended to protect public and private property from an act of terrorism; or (8) any other topic subject to discussion in closed session pursuant to the Texas Disaster Act.
Section 418.106(d) & (e): Local Meetings to Discuss Emergency Management Plans regarding Pipeline Safety
The City Council may discuss emergency management plans providing for disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in executive session when those plans contain sensitive information relating to critical infrastructure or facilities, and the safety or security of the infrastructures or facilities could be jeopardized by disclosure of the emergency management plan.
This facility is wheelchair accessible. If you plan to attend this meeting and you have a disability that requires special arrangements at the meeting, please notify the City 72 hours in advance of the meeting so that reasonable accommodations can be made. For sign interpretive services, please call also 72 hours in advance.|