AGENDA

REGULAR
CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MARCH 1, 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 MONDAY, MARCH 1, 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.

PRESENTATIONS

A.

Introduction of new Fate Department of Public Safety Canine Officer Denzel by Fate Public Safety Officer/Canine Handler Bryan Dubetsky

B.

Proclamation - 2021 Winter Storm Heroes Day

C.

Economic Development Workplan for 2021

4.

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.

5.

CONSENT AGENDA

A.

Approval of minutes of the council meetings held December 7, 2020, January 19, 2021, and January 25, 2021.

B.

approval of Resolution No. R-2021-032- cancelling the Special City Election scheduled to be held on May 1, 2021, for the purpose of electing a Mayor to fill an unexpired term, to hold office for a period of one year; declaring the unopposed candidate for Mayor elected to office; and directing the giving of notice of said cancelled election.

6.

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 Mayor seating process

2.

to receive legal advice regarding Council Member Place 5

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 ab74

7.

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

8.

ACTION ITEMS

A.

Discuss, consider, and take any necessary action regarding Resolution No. R-2021-033-appointing a replacement to serve as Council Member Place 5 until the General Election is held in May 2021; and the Swearing-In and Seating of Newly Appointed City Council Member Place 5.

B.

Discuss, consider, and take any necessary action regarding a Bill Credit for Citizens for Severe Winter Weather Event.

C.

City Council Training Presented By City Attorney Brenda McDonald.

9.

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

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 26th day of February, 2021, at 2:00 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 _______________________.