AGENDA

SPECIAL
CITY COUNCIL MEETING

JANUARY 23, 2020
6:00 P.M.

FATE CITY HALL
1900 CD BOREN PARKWAY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FATE WILL HOLD A SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING AT 6:00 P.M. ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020 AT FATE CITY HALL, 1900 CD BOREN PARKWAY, FATE, TEXAS, FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES:

NOTICE OF ATTENDANCE: NOTICE is hereby given that the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board may be in attendance at the City Council Meeting January 23, 2020 being held at the Fate City Hall, 1900 CD Boren Parkway, Fate, Texas.

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND CONFIRM A QUORUM

2.

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE AMERICAN AND TEXAS FLAGS

3.

PUBLIC COMMENT

This is an opportunity for the public to address the council on any matter, except public hearings that are included on the agenda. Comments related to public hearings will be heard when the specific hearing begins. Public comments are limited to three (3) minutes per speaker, unless otherwise required by law. To address the governing body, each speaker must complete a Public Comment Form and present the completed form to the City Secretary prior to the start of the meeting. Each speaker shall approach the podium and state his/her name and address before speaking. Speakers shall address the governing body with civility that is conducive to appropriate public discussion. Speakers can address only the governing body and not individual city officials or employees. The public cannot speak from the gallery but only from the podium. Per the Texas Open Meetings Act, the governing body is not permitted to take action on or discuss any item not listed on the agenda. The council may: (1) make a statement of fact regarding the item; (2) make a recitation of existing policy regarding the item; or (3) propose the item be placed on a future agenda.

4.

CONSENT AGENDA

A.

Approval of Minutes of the Council Meeting held January 6. 2020.

B.

Approval of Financial Report for December 2019.

C.

Approval Of Quarterly Investment Report For The Quarter Ending December 31, 2019.

D.

Approval of Travel Expenses associated with attending Texas Municipal League (TML) Newly Elected City Officials' Workshop.

E.

Approval of Resolution No. R-2020-005 - Ordering The General Election To Be Held On Saturday, May 2, 2020, For The Purpose Of Electing Two (2) Council Members, (Places 2 And 3), To The Fate City Council To Hold Office For A Period Of Three Years; Designating The Polling Place; Designating Filing Deadlines; Providing For A Runoff Election; Providing For Notice Of Election; And Providing An Effective Date.

5.

ACTION ITEMS

A.

Discuss, consider, and take any necessary action regarding the Park adjacent to Harry Herndon Intermediate School.

B.

Discuss, consider, and take any necessary action regarding the procedures for the appointment of the Municipal Judge for the City of Fate Municipal Court.

C.

Discuss, consider, and take any necessary action concerning the Fiscal Year 2021 budget process.

6.

MAYOR, COUNCIL, AND CITY MANAGER REPORTS

Regarding items of Community Interest – Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.0415 the Mayor, Council and City Manager may report on the following items:  (1) expression of thanks, congratulations or condolences; (2) information about holiday schedules; (3) recognition of individuals; (4) reminders about upcoming City Council events; (5) information about community events; (6) announcements involving imminent threat to public health and safety.

A.

Mayor's Report

B.

Council Reports

C.

City Manager's Report

7.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: In accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 551.001, et seq., the City Council will recess into Executive Session (closed meeting) to discuss the following:

A.

In accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 551.071, consultation with attorney on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with the Texas Open Meetings Act:

1.

To receive legal advice regarding a Social Media Policy

8.

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

9.

ADJOURNMENT

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

§551.071 Consultations with Attorney
§551.072 Deliberations regarding Real Property
§551.074 Personnel Matters 
§551.076 Deliberations regarding Security Devices
§551.087 Deliberations regarding Economic Development Negotiations

This building is wheelchair accessible. Any request for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting. Please contact the City Secretary’s Office at (972) 771-4601 Ext. 103 for further information.

I certify that the above NOTICE OF MEETING was filed and posted on the Bulletin Board at City Hall, 1900 CD Boren Parkway, City of Fate, Texas on the 16th day of January, 2020, at 5:20 P.M. and remained so posted until removed as indicated below, pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Act. This notice was likewise posted on the city website at www.cityoffate.com.


Victoria Raduechel, TRMC, City Secretary

Removed from the Bulletin Board at City Hall on the ____ day of _________, 2020, by _______________________.