City Hall, 3200 Diana Drive
The Special Meeting and Work Session are open to the public. If Executive Session is required, it will be held in the Council Conference Room, and is closed to the public. Please note that although the council will generally consider the items on the agenda in the order shown below, the Council may elect to re-order items in order to accommodate the needs of the council, city staff, presenters, or the public generally. Therefore, members of the public interested in any agenda item are encouraged to be in attendance at the start of the meeting.
|1.||Items for Consideration
Amendments to Richland Hills Home Rule Charter.
Executive Session: Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, Sec. 551.071, Sec. 551.072, Sec. 551.073, Sec. 551.074, Sec. 551.076, Sec. 551.087 and Sec. 418.0183 (f) and 418.106 (d) & (e) of the Texas Government Code (Texas Disaster Act). Refer to posted list attached hereto and incorporated herein. Executive Session may be held, under these exceptions, at any time during the meeting that a need arises for the City Council to seek advice from the City Attorney as to the posted subject matter of this City Council meeting.
|3.||Reconvene into open session for possible action resulting from any items posted and legally discussed in Executive Session.
Discussion of Proposed FY 2013-14 Annual Budget, including overview and format changes, programs, tax rate, utility rates, Council priorities, and meeting dates.
|5.||Discussion of Shared Services.
|6.||Discussion of Employee Benefits including Health Insurance.
|7.||Discussion of Funding Sources for Projects including land acquisition, municipal facilities, code enforcement, streets and other infrastructure.
|9.||EXECUTIVE SESSION LIST - AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 2.
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, 551.072, 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
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.
1. Property located at 3271 Matthews 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 with economic development specialist regarding potential economic incentive agreement for development 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.