Kennedale City Council Agenda

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KENNEDALE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING | MAY 13, 2024 AT 5:30 PM
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS | 405 MUNICIPAL DRIVE , KENNEDALE, TX 76060

 
I. CALL TO ORDER
To  address the Kennedale City Council regarding an agenda item, submit a ‘Request to Speak’ form before the meeting begins. Speakers are allotted three (3) minutes, must limit their comments to the subject indicated on the form, and should address the Kennedale City Council as a whole, rather than individual members or staff. Pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.071, the Kennedale City Council reserves the right to adjourn into Executive (Closed) Session at any time during the meeting to seek legal advice from the City Attorney on any item posted on the agenda
 
A. ROLL CALL

B.
INVOCATION AND PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE U.S. AND TEXAS FLAGS
“Honor the Texas Flag; I Pledge Allegiance to Thee, Texas, One State under God; One and Indivisible."
 

II. VISITOR AND CITIZEN FORUM

At this time, any person may address the Kennedale City Council about items not on the agenda. Rules and procedures for addressing the Kennedale City Council are included under "I. CALL TO ORDER". Neither formal action nor discussion may occur at this time. Those wishing, instead, to speak on an agenda item should indicate their desire to speak as the Kennedale City Council considers that item.
 

III. ELECTION BUSINESS

A.
Recognition of outgoing members of the City Council.

B.
Certification of Election Returns

C.
Consideration of and action on the approval of Ordinance 761, an Ordinance of the City of Kennedale Texas, certifying the election results for the May 4, 2024, Elections.

D.
Swearing in of newly elected City of Kennedale Mayor and City Council Place 4.

E.
Consideration of and action on approving Ordinance 762 calling a runoff election to be held June 15, 2024, for the purpose of electing City of Kennedale City Council Member Place 2.
 

IV. ADJOURNMENT


 
CERTIFICATION
I DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE MAY 13, 2024 KENNEDALE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA WAS POSTED INSIDE THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF CITY HALL (405 MUNICIPAL DRIVE), IN A PLACE CONVENIENT AND READILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AT ALL TIMES; AND THAT SAID AGENDA WAS POSTED AT LEAST SEVENTY-TWO (72) HOURS PRECEDING THE SCHEDULED TIME OF SAID MEETING, IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 551 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.

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BOBBIE JO TAYLOR, CITY SECRETARY

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Kennedale will provide for reasonable accommodations for persons attending meetings. This facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Requests for sign interpreter services must be made forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting by calling 817-985-2104 or (TTY) 1-800-735-2989.

 

 

KENNEDALE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
SPECIAL MEETING | APRIL 26, 2024 AT 11:00 AM
CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS | 405 MUNICIPAL DRIVE, KENNEDALE, TX 76060

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY JOIN IN PERSON OR
ACCESS A LIVE FEED AT WWW.CITYOFKENNEDALE.COM/VIDEOS
THE VIRTUAL OPTION DOES NOT ALLOW FOR PUBLIC COMMENT



I. CALL TO ORDER
To address the Kennedale City Council regarding an agenda item, submit a ‘Request to Speak’ form before the meeting begins. Speakers are allotted three (3) minutes, must limit their comments to the subject indicated on the form, and should address the Kennedale City Council as a whole, rather than individual members or staff. Pursuant  to Texas Government Code §551.071, the Kennedale City Council reserves the right to adjourn into Executive (Closed) Session at any time during the meeting to seek legal advice from the City Attorney on any item posted on the agenda.

A. ROLL CALL


B. INVOCATION AND PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE U.S. AND TEXAS FLAGS
“Honor the Texas Flag; I Pledge Allegiance to Thee, Texas, One State under God; One and Indivisible."

 

II. EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Kennedale City Council reserves the right to meet in Executive (Closed) Session at any time during the meeting pursuant to the below cited sections of the Texas Government Code: 

A. PURSUANT TO §551.071 — Consultation with the City Attorney pertaining to any matter in which the duty of the City Attorney under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct may conflict with the Open Meetings Act, including discussion of any item posted on the agenda, legal issues regarding the Open Meetings Act.

1. Discussion of the ILA with Tarrant County road projects


B. PURSUANT TO §551.072 — Deliberation regarding the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.



C. PURSUANT TO §551.074 — Deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee; or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee.

1. Consideration of appointment for City Secretary position


D. PURSUANT TO §551.087 — (1) Deliberation regarding commercial or financial information that the governmental body has received from a business prospect that the governmental body seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the governmental body and with which the governmental body is conducting economic development negotiations; or (2) to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect described by Subdivision.



III. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION, AND TAKE ACTION NECESSARY PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION, IF NEEDED

 

IV. ADJOURNMENT

CERTIFICATION
I DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE APRIL 26, 2024 KENNEDALE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA WAS POSTED INSIDE THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF CITY HALL (405 MUNICIPAL DRIVE), IN A PLACE CONVENIENT AND READILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AT ALL TIMES; AND THAT SAID AGENDA WAS POSTED AT LEAST SEVENTY-TWO (72) HOURS PRECEDING THE SCHEDULED TIME OF SAID MEETING, IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 551 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.




ROSS SANCHEZ, INTERIM DEPUTY CITY SECRETARY

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Kennedale will provide for reasonable accommodations for persons attending meetings. This facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Requests for sign interpreter services must be made forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting by calling 817-985-2104 or (TTY) 1-800-735-2989.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KENNEDALE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING | APRIL 16, 2024 AT 5:30 PM

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS | 405 MUNICIPAL DRIVE, KENNEDALE, TX 76060

 

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY JOIN IN PERSON OR

ACCESS A LIVE FEED AT WWW.CITYOFKENNEDALE.COM/VIDEOS

THE VIRTUAL OPTION DOES NOT ALLOW FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

 

 

I. CALL TO ORDER

To address the Kennedale City Council regarding an agenda item, submit a ‘Request to Speak’ form before the meeting begins. Speakers are allotted three (3) minutes, must limit their comments to the subject indicated on the form, and should address the Kennedale City Council as a whole, rather than individual members or staff. Pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.071, the Kennedale City Council reserves the right to adjourn into Executive (Closed) Session at any time during the meeting to seek legal advice from the City Attorney on any item posted on the agenda.

   A. ROLL CALL

   B. INVOCATION AND PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE U.S. AND TEXAS FLAGS “Honor the Texas Flag; I Pledge Allegiance to Thee, Texas, One State under God; One and Indivisible."

 

II. VISITOR AND CITIZEN FORUM

At this time, any person may address the Kennedale City Council about items not on the agenda. Rules and procedures for addressing the Kennedale City Council are included under "I. CALL TO ORDER". Neither formal action nor discussion may occur at this time. Those wishing, instead, to speak on an agenda item should indicate their desire to speak as the Kennedale City Council considers that item.

 

III. WORK SESSION

   A. WORK SESSION REPORTS

        1. Re-Accreditation Award for Kennedale Police Department

        2. Little School Rd Extension (Freese & Nichols)

        3. Safe route to school (Shield Engineering)

        4. Street study

        5. Receive the independent auditor's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) for the fiscal year 2023 ending September 30, 2023. Forvis LLP

        6. Board & Commissions Training

        7. Capital Project Plan for water & sewer

        8. Resolution for Citizens on Patrol

   B. DISCUSSION AND/OR REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATION OF ITEMS LISTED ON THE AGENDA

 

IV. REGULAR SESSION

   A. REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

        In addition to any items below, the Kennedale City Council, the presiding officer, and/or staff may give or receive reports regarding items of community interest, including, but not limited to, recognition of officials, citizens, staff, or departments; information regarding holiday schedules; and upcoming or attended events.

        1. Updates from members of the Kennedale City Council

        2. Updates from the Mayor

           a. BBQ Proclamation

           b. Child Abuse Awareness Month Proclamation

        3. Updates from the City Manager

        4. Financial Reports for the City and/or the EDC

   B. CONSENT AGENDA

        These matters have appeared on previous agendas, require little or no deliberation, or are considered routine or ministerial tasks. If discussion is desired, items may be removed for separate consideration.

        1. Approval of the minutes from the March 19, 2024 Regular Meeting

        2. Approval of the independent auditor's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) for the fiscal year 2023 ending September 30, 2023. Forvis LLP

   C. ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION

        1. Stripe-A-Zone Quote N Little School Rd

        2. Valley Lane and Averett Rd bridge improvements

        3. Judge Agreements

   D. PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

V. EXECUTIVE SESSION

   The Kennedale City Council reserves the right to meet in Executive (Closed) Session at any time during the meeting pursuant to the below cited sections of the Texas Government Code:

   A. PURSUANT TO §551.071 — Consultation with the City Attorney pertaining to any matter in which the duty of the City Attorney under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct may conflict with the Open Meetings Act, including discussion of any item posted on the agenda, legal issues regarding the Open Meetings Act.

        1. 400 N Little School Rd Repair Estimate

        2. TownCenter Development District

        3. Tru Hotel Agreement

   B. PURSUANT TO §551.072 — Deliberation regarding the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.

   C. PURSUANT TO §551.087 — (1) Deliberation regarding commercial or financial information that the governmental body has received from a business prospect that the governmental body seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the governmental body and with which the governmental body is conducting economic development negotiations; or (2) to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect described by Subdivision.

   D. PURSUANT TO §551.074 — Deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee; or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee.

        1. Board appointments

 

VI. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION, AND TAKE ACTION NECESSARY PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION, IF NEEDED

 

VII. ADJOURNMENT

 

CERTIFICATION

I DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE APRIL 16, 2024 KENNEDALE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA WAS POSTED INSIDE THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF CITY HALL (405 MUNICIPAL DRIVE), IN A PLACE CONVENIENT AND READILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AT ALL TIMES; AND THAT SAID AGENDA WAS POSTED AT LEAST SEVENTY-TWO (72) HOURS PRECEDING THE SCHEDULED TIME OF SAID MEETING, IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 551 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.

 

ROSS SANCHEZ, INTERIM DEPUTY CITY SECRETARY

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Kennedale will provide for reasonable accommodations for persons attending meetings. This facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Requests for sign interpreter services must be made forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting by calling 817-985-2104 or (TTY) 1-800-735-2989.

 

 

 

 

 

KENNEDALE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

SPECIAL MEETING | APRIL 15, 2024 AT 9:00 AM

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS | 405 MUNICIPAL DRIVE, KENNEDALE, TX 76060

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY JOIN IN PERSON OR

ACCESS A LIVE FEED AT WWW.CITYOFKENNEDALE.COM/VIDEOS

THE VIRTUAL OPTION DOES NOT ALLOW FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

 

I. CALL TO ORDER

To address the Kennedale City Council regarding an agenda item, submit a ‘Request to Speak’ form before the meeting begins. Speakers are allotted three (3) minutes, must limit their comments to the subject indicated on the form, and should address the Kennedale City Council as a whole, rather than individual members or staff. Pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.071, the Kennedale City Council reserves the right to adjourn into Executive (Closed) Session at any time during the meeting to seek legal advice from the City Attorney on any item posted on the agenda.

   A. ROLL CALL

   B. INVOCATION AND PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE U.S. AND TEXAS FLAGS

        “Honor the Texas Flag; I Pledge Allegiance to Thee, Texas, One State under God; One and Indivisible."

 

II. WORK SESSION

   A. WORK SESSION REPORTS

        1. Presentation by directors of budget overviews and new program requests for each department

   B. DISCUSSION AND/OR REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATION OF ITEMS LISTED ON THE AGENDA

 

III. EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Kennedale City Council reserves the right to meet in Executive (Closed) Session at any time during the meeting pursuant to the below cited sections of the Texas Government Code:

   A. PURSUANT TO §551.071 — Consultation with the City Attorney pertaining to any matter in which the duty of the City Attorney under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct may conflict with the Open Meetings Act, including discussion of any item posted on the agenda, legal issues regarding the Open Meetings Act.

   B. PURSUANT TO §551.072 — Deliberation regarding the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.

   C. PURSUANT TO §551.087 — (1) Deliberation regarding commercial or financial information that the governmental body has received from a business prospect that the governmental body seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the governmental body and with which the governmental body is conducting economic development negotiations; or (2) to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect described by Subdivision.

   D. PURSUANT TO §551.074 — Deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee; or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee.

 

IV. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION, AND TAKE ACTION NECESSARY PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION, IF NEEDED

 

V. ADJOURNMENT

 

CERTIFICATION

I DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE APRIL 15, 2024 KENNEDALE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA WAS POSTED INSIDE THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF CITY HALL (405 MUNICIPAL DRIVE), IN A PLACE CONVENIENT AND READILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AT ALL TIMES; AND THAT SAID AGENDA WAS POSTED AT LEAST SEVENTY-TWO (72) HOURS PRECEDING THE SCHEDULED TIME OF SAID MEETING, IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 551 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.

 

ROSS SANCHEZ, INTERIM DEPUTY CITY SECRETARY

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Kennedale will provide for reasonable accommodations for persons attending meetings. This facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Requests for sign interpreter services must be made forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting by calling 817-985-2104 or (TTY) 1-800-735-2989.