Recap of City Council Meeting – March 5, 2013

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Duncanville City Council
Meeting Agenda

REGULAR MEETING – 7PM
Council Chambers, City Hall
203 E. Wheatland Road

Mayor Deborah Hodge
Councilmember Don Freeman
Councilmember Stephen Jones
Councilmember Leslie Thomas
Councilmember Johnette Jameson
Councilmember Janet Harris – Absent
Councilmember Mark Cooks
Councilmember Johnette Jameson

REVISED AGENDA

Invocation
Pledge of Allegiance
Mayor’s Report
Mayor Hodge recognized the Duncanville Pantherettes and their undefeated season and winning the State Championship
Recognition of Visitors / Proclamations / Presentations
Citizens Public Comment Period
(Each speaker Will be allowed two (2) minutes to address the council.)

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CONSENT ITEM(S)

city_hall1C. Approval of minutes for February 19, 2013 City Council Meeting.

2C. Approval of amendment to the City Council Rules of Procedure. (Pulled from the agenda)

3C. Approval of amendment to Resolution No. 2013-020502.

4C. Approval of amendment to Resolution No. 2013-020503

5C. Approval of a professional services agreement and a Utility Fund Expenditure in the amount of $59,725 with Burgess and Niple, Inc., for FY 2012-2013 sanitary sewer evaluation survey covering the EA Basin.

6C. Ratify re-appointment of Civil Service Board member Sharon White.  (Pulled from the consent agenda and placed in the Executive Session)

7C. Approval of an expenditure of DCEDC funds not to exceed $57,000 for an Economic Development Incentive for the proposed medical/ general ofñce development to be located at 914, 918 E. Hwy 67 and other adjacent lots.

Motion was made by Cooks and seconded by Freeman and passed 6-0.

REPORTS/RECOMMENDATIONS/REOUESTS

8. Receive Annual Report from the Duncanville Community & Economic Development Corporation for calendar year 2012.

(Pulled from the agenda)

9. Discuss and consider approval of proposed changes to Sign Ordinance as it pertains to Political Signs.

Motion was made by Jameson and seconded by Freeman.

The changes that were being discussed were not placed within the packet, so it is unknown what exact changes were made.

Thomas moved to amend the changes the distance signs can be placed from the different entrances to the building from 200 to 400 feet. Jameson questioned if 400 would cover the distance between the library entrances. Since it was unsure, the amendment was pulled by Thomas.

Motion passes 6-0.

10. Receive Councilmember Reports – Items of community interest regarding which no action will be taken, as authorized by Section 551.0415 of the Government Code.

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11. Recess into Executive Session in compliance with Texas Government Code: Section 551.071, Consult With City Attorney

(a) Pending litigation on DCEDC V. MARA

(b) Receive legal advice related to pending Zoning eases

Section 551.074, Personnel

(a) Deliberate the appointment and/or removal of Board Members

(b) Discuss proposals for prosecutor services for the Municipal Court

(c) Discuss roles of Councilmembers

12. Discuss any item and/0r take any action necessary as a result of the Executive Session.

Jones moves to approve the several people for the Multicultural Board, seconded by Thomas. Motion carried 6-0 with Cooks being having left the meeting.