Council accepts infrastructure, moves forward on some legal items

During its regular Sep. 01, 2020 meeting, the Forney City Council met to consider infrastructure, landscaping, legal actions.
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  • Swore in appointed council member James Traylor.
  • Approved as one consent item:
    • the Acceptance of Public Improvements for the Amazon DDX7 Project.
    • the Acceptance of Public Improvements for the Caliber Collision project.
    • the Acceptance of Public Improvements for the Deen Kubota project.
    • the Acceptance of Public Improvements for the Eagle Ridge Phase IV project.
    • the Acceptance of Public Improvements for the Firestone project.
    • the Acceptance of Public Improvements for the Kroger North Drive Addition project.
    • a Resolution approving a negotiated settlement between the Atmos Cities Steering Committee (ACSC) and ATMOS Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Division regarding the 2020 Rate Review Mechanism Filing.
      Documents indicate this will approve rate increases for residential of 9.9% and commercial of 6.56%.
    • a Resolution to authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with AAA Greenleaf Landscaping for a period of Two Months for landscape and mowing in the Fox Hollow PID.
      Documents indicate this will approve $16,000 / month to maintain 31+ acres.
    • authorizing city staff to seek Request for Proposals (RFP) for Fox Hollow PID landscape and site maintenance.
    • a resolution authorizing a wireline crossing agreement between the City and Union Pacific Railroad Company.

  • Appointed Bennie Jones to fill Vacancy on the Planning and Zoning Commission.
  • Public Comment - none
  • City Manager's report - items on agenda were projects that will be opening, $31 million worth of investment, during a time when no new growth in much of the country.  Thanks to building, community development, fire, engineering departments.
  • Council Comments - Mr. Johnson thanks staff for
    work and the budget; Mr. Cooper thanks staff, welcome Mr. Traylor; Mr. Moon
    welcomed Mr. Traylor; Mr. Myers used to hear how city was difficult to work with, staff has made improvements, easy to work with now; Mr. Traylor met w/ Mr. Carson and Ms. Brooks, staff been phenomenal, thanked Mike Thomas for his service; Mayor Penn Forney greatest place to live, had concerns about how city was hard to work with, thanks to staff for fixing that, and to cohesive council.  Thanks PD Chief Lunt for crime they foiled with attempted armed robbery on Ridgecrest.  Thanks Mr. Carson for the new companies coming in.
  • Held a 48-minute executive session re:
    • PUC Docket No. 46662; SOAH Docket No. 473-17-4964.WS Petition of the Cities of Garland, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson Appealing the Decision by North Texas Municipal Water District Affecting Wholesale Water Rates; Proposed Contract Amendment and Settlement Agreement.
    • PUC Docket No. 47814; SOAH Docket No. 46-18-1344.WS Petition of High Point Water Supply Corporation, Talty Special Utility District and Markout Water Supply Corporation Appealing the Decision by the City of Forney Affecting Wholesale Water Rates.
    • Landscape Maintenance Agreement with AAA Greenleaf Landscaping – Fox Hollow Public Improvement District No. 1.

  • Authorized City Manager to negotiate and execute all necessary settlement agreements (re:) PUC Docket No. 46662, subject to city attorney approval.
  • Approved settlement agreement and release between the City of Forney and AAA Greenleaf Landscaping.
  • Adjourned at 1932
Tuesday, 2020, September 1