The Regular Session is 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.
REGULAR SESSION – 7:00 PM or immediately following the Special City Council Work Session
CALL TO ORDER
INVOCATION AND PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE
1. PUBLIC HEARINGS AND OTHER RELATED ITEMS
A. The City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission to conduct a joint public hearing relative to the application for a proposed amendment to the Richland Hills Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 90 of the City Code, amending Ordinance 951-03, to change the Planned Unit Development District Development Plan Standards of certain property located on Grapevine Highway & Rufe Snow Drive in Richland Hills, which application seeks to change the requirements set out in 1.10 of said PUD Planned Unit Development District Development Plan Standards to allow for tractor-trailer truck access to the site from Grapevine Highway, Rufe Snow, and Hovenkamp with no limitations.
B. Approve Ordinance 1260-13, Amending Ordinance 951-03 by changing the requirements set out in 1.10 of said PUD Planned Unit Development District Development Plan Standards to allow for tractor-trailer truck access to the site from Grapevine Highway, Rufe Snow, and Hovenkamp with no limitations, and approving a revised site plan.
1A - Memo
1B - Attachments
2. OTHER ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
A. Consider Chapter 380 Economic Development Incentive Agreement with Wal-Mart.
2A - Memo
3. COMMUNITY INTEREST ITEMS
This is a standing item on the agenda of every regular meeting of the City Council. (The Texas Open Meetings Act effective September 1, 2009, provides that “a quorum of the city council may receive from municipal staff, and a member of the governing body may make, a report regarding items of community interest during a council meeting without having given notice of the subject of the report, provided no action is taken or discussed.” The Open Meetings Act does not allow Council to discuss an item concerning pending City Council business unless it is specifically, appropriately posted on the agenda.) An “item of community interest” includes the following:
- information regarding holiday schedules;
- honorary recognitions of city officials, employees, or other citizens;
- reminders about upcoming events sponsored by the city or other entity that is scheduled to be attended by a city official or city employee; and
- announcements involving imminent public health and safety threats to the city
4. EXECUTIVE SESSION
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.
Reconvene into open session for possible action resulting from any items posted and legally discussed in Executive Session.
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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:
2. Relocation expenses related to enforcement of Substandard Building Ordinance.
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.
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 551.087: Deliberation regarding Economic Development Negotiations
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