AGENDA

SPECIAL
CITY COUNCIL MEETING

JANUARY 19, 2021
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 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING AT 6:00 P.M. ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2021 AT FATE CITY HALL, 1900 CD BOREN PARKWAY, FATE, TEXAS, FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES:

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 meetings held November 17, 2020 and December 29, 2020.

B.

Approval of Financial Report for December 2020.

C.

Approval Of Quarterly Investment Report For The Quarter Ending December 31, 2020.

D.

Approval of any necessary action regarding all matters incident and related to the issuance and sale of "City of Fate, Texas, General Obligation Bonds, Series 2021", including the adoption of Ordinance No. O-2021-001- authorizing the issuance of such bonds and approving all other matters incident thereto.

5.

ACTION ITEMS

A.

Discuss, consider, and take any necessary action regarding Resolution No. R-2021-008– Appointing Allen Robbins and Christopher Ash to the Fate Municipal Development District No. 1 Board of Directors, to serve the remainder of unexpired terms ending July 2021.

B.

Discuss, consider, and take any necessary action regarding a Resolution No. R-2021-009– Appointing John Brandt to the Fate Development Corporation Board of Directors, to serve as a Council Class Member for the remainder of an unexpired term ending July 2021.

C.

Discuss, consider, and take any necessary action regarding appointing a representative to the Rockwall County Consortiums to include the Emergency Services Corporation, the Road Consortium, and the Open Space Consortium.

1.

Discuss, consider, and take any necessary action regarding resolution no. R-2021-010- appointing a member to the county of rockwall emergency service corporation (esc); and providing an effective date.

2.

Discuss, consider, and take any necessary action regarding resolution no. R-2021-011- appointing a member to the rockwall county wide planning consortium (road consortium); and providing an effective date.

3.

Discuss, consider, and take any necessary action regarding resolution no. R-2021-012- appointing a representative to the rockwall county open space consortium; and providing an effective date.

D.

Discuss, consider, and take any necessary action regarding Accessory building requirements and size.

E.

Discuss, consider, and take any necessary action regarding placing the dissolution of the Fate Development Corporation on the May 2021 ballot.

6.

Training

A.

Council orientation from City Manager on logistical items, and familiarization with City practices, protocols, and operations.

7.

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

8.

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 Development Agreement With Avondale To Cost Share Woodcreek Blvd. From State Highway 66 To Interstate 30

B.

In accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 551.087, to discuss or deliberate regarding commercial or financial information that the City has received from a business prospect that the City seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the City of Fate and with which the City is conducting economic development negotiations; and to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to the business prospect:

1.

Project WS20

9.

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

10.

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 14th day of January, 2021, at 5:13 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 _________, 2021, by _______________________.