City Council Meeting: February 24, 2020

Feb 24 2020

7:00 pm New Fairview City Hall

999 Illinois St, Rhome 76078

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
February 24, 2020
7:00 P.M.
New Fairview City Hall
999 Illinois Ln.
New Fairview TX 76078

AGENDA

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. EXECUTIVE SESSION

A. Advice from Attorney: Pursuant to Sec. 551.071 of the Texas Government code, the Board
of Aldermen reserves the right to convene in Executive Session(s), from time to time as deemed
necessary during this meeting for any posted agenda item, to receive advice from its attorney as
permitted by law. In addition, the Board may convene in executive session to receive advice from
its attorney regarding the following:
a. Pending or contemplated litigation or a settlement offer;
b. 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 chapter; and
c. Constellation Lakes Development Agreement.

4. OPEN FORUM

The City Council invites persons with comments or observations related to city issues, projects, or
policies to briefly address the City Council. Anyone wishing to speak should sign-in with the City
Secretary before the beginning of the City Council meeting. In order to expedite the flow of business
and to provide all citizens the opportunity to speak, there is a three-minute limitation on any person
addressing the City Council. State law prohibits the City Council from discussing or taking action on
any item not listed on the posted agenda.

5. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discuss, consider and act on approving Sunset Mesa Final Plat
B. Discuss, consider and act on Strategic Government Resources Interim Services Agreement
C. Discuss, consider and act on Ordinance creating City Administrator
D. Discuss, consider and act on Ordinance repealing duties of Mayor
E. Discuss, consider and act on Ordinance appointing Alan Guard as Interim City
Administrator

6. ADJOURN

I, the undersigned authority, do hereby certify the above notice of the meeting of the City Council of New
Fairview, is a true and correct copy of the said notice that I posted on the official posting place at New
Fairview City Hall, FM 407, New Fairview, Texas, a place of convenience and readily accessible to the
general public at all times, and said notice posted this 21st day of February 2020 at 7:00PM at least 72 hours
proceeding the meeting time.
Page 2
____________________________
Monica Rodriguez, City Secretary
SEAL:
This facility is wheelchair accessible; parking spaces are available. Request for accommodations or
interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting. Please contact the city secretary at city
hall 817-638-5366 or fax 817-638-5369 or by email at citysecretary@newfairview.org for further
information


February-21-2020-Agenda.pdf
May 26, 2020
  • PDF
  • 0.1MB

Download

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL
February 24, 2020
7:00 P.M.
New Fairview City Hall
999 Illinois Ln.
New Fairview TX 76078
MINUTES

STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF WISE
CITY OF NEW FAIRVIEW

THE CITY COUNCIL CONVENED INTO A CITY COUNCIL MEETING , THE SAME
BEING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, THE 24th DAY OF FEBRUARY 2020 IN THE NEW
FAIRVIEW CITY HALL AND NOTICE OF SAID MEETING GIVING THE TIME,
PLACE AND SUBJECT THEREFORE HAVING BEEN POSTED AS PRESCRIBED BY
ARTICLE 5 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENTAL CODE, WITH THE FOLLOWING
MEMBERS PRESENT:

Pursuant to Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code, the Council may convene into
Executive Session(s) from time to time as deemed necessary during the meeting for any
posted agenda item and may receive advice from its attorney as permitted by law.

CITY COUNCIL
Mayor Pro Tem Scott Johnson
Councilman Rick White
Councilwoman Rebecca McPherson
Councilman Charlie Stumm
Councilman William Payne

PRESENT
City Secretary Monica Rodriguez
City Clerk Brooke Boller
City Attorney Bradley Anderle

ITEM NUMBER 1.CALL TO ORDER:

Mayor Pro Tem Scott Johnson called the meeting to order at 7:08 PM

 

ITEM NUMBER 2. ROLL CALL:

Roll call with the above-mentioned names present

ITEM NUMBER 3. CONSENT AGENDA

All matters listed as Consent Agenda are considered to be routine by the City Council and will
be enacted by one motion. There will not be a separate discussion of these items. If discussion
is desired, that item will be removed from the consent agenda and will be considered separately.

ITEM NUMBER 4. OPEN FORUM:

The City Council invites persons with comments or observations related to city issues, projects,
or policies to briefly address the City Council. Anyone wishing to speak should sign-in with the
City Secretary before the beginning of the City Council meeting. In order to expedite the flow of
business and to provide all citizens the opportunity to speak, there is a three-minute limitation on
any person addressing the City Council. State law prohibits the City Council from discussing or
taking action on any item not listed on the posted agenda.

1. Chris Larrik – Would like to know if the new homes and subdivisions will have to adhere
to the current ordinances. Council says yes, they will. He has seen some, like in Falcon Ridge, that
have six-foot fences and the ordinance states five foot. He would like to go to 6-foot fence and
that is actually how most are sold too. Why are they approving some 6-foot but others are told no?
Falcon Ridge is a planned development (PD) which means they set up their PD Zoning. Mayor
Pro Tem Johnson states he believes the fences should be set at what ever they come off the truck
and if it is written differently, they should look into that. However, Falcon Ridge is aa PD which
means they set their rules and the council approves. The other plan developments are not in the
city limits but they have been granted approval rights.

ITEM NUMBER 4. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discuss, consider and act on approving Sunset Mesa Final Plat

Attorney Anderle states there was mention at the last meeting that the Final plat had been
presented and needed to be reviewed at this point the reviews have been completed
everything substantively about the plat is ready to go except for the one issue of what is the
street construction within this development. The developer is requesting that the Wise
County Street section standard be followed in place of the asphalt section in the city
regulations. It would still have asphalt. Wise County Specs are 8 inches of TXDOT grade
road base chip sealed and 2 inches of asphalt versus New Fairview’s road plan which is
scarfar dirt and mix in lime stabilize and mix in asphalt which means no road base.
Councilman Charlie Stumm states the road was originally constructed at Wise County specs
and has lasted this long. He doesn’t see a difference in one method versus the other, except
having a base that can be reworked and reworked. Council will vote to allow either road.
Councilman Rick White made a motion to approve final plat with county road specs.
Motion seconded by Councilman Charlie Stumm. All in favor. Passes. Will have
preconstruction meeting.

B. Discuss, consider and act on Strategic Government Resources Interim Services
Agreement

Attorney Anderle has met with some candidates last week and the agreement was presented
at that time. The agreement has been amended to reference the city administrator and by the
removing the indemnification clause. There is no other legal issues to be addressed. They
are here for interim services only and are not looking for permanent. Mayor Pro Tem Scott
Johnson inquired into the “TBD” listed. Attorney Anderle stated that usually housing,
mileage and such is not included but could be determined later. Since he lives in the area this
is not necessary. Councilman Rick White made a motion to approve Agreement with
Strategic Government Resources Interim Services. Motion seconded by Councilman
William Payne. All agree. Passed

C. Discuss, consider and act on Ordinance creating City Administrator

Everyone has been saying City Manager but due to type of Government it would be City
Administrator who would be Chief Operating Officer for the city. New Fairview has not
adopted a City Manager form of Government. City Council will create an Ordinance
outlining the job function of City Administrator. 2020-02-197 Ordinance number. City
Administrator will fall under City Council. Mayor is head of duties. City Administrator then
Mayor then council. Councilman Charlie Stumm made a motion to approve Ordinance
2020-02-197 creating City Administrator. Motion seconded by Councilman Rick White.
All in favor. Passed.

D. Discuss, consider and act on Ordinance repealing duties of Mayor

Ordinance 2020-03-198 – repeals 2019-01-188 severability clause says that if anything in
here is illegal it will just be taken away, but the overall act will be in place. Councilman
Charlie Stumm makes motion to approve Ordinance 2020-03-198 repealing the duties
of the Mayor. Rick White second. All agree. Passed.

E. Discuss, consider and act on Ordinance appointing Alan Guard as Interim City
Administrator

The City Council Interviewed two individuals for administrator. Two spectrums. One was
young and energetic, and one was more seasoned with a finance background. Unanimous
vote for Alan Guard. No payment for mileage. He lives in Pilot Point. Alan has 40 years of
city work with over 20 years in the financial side. Councilman Rick White makes a motion
to approve Ordinance appointing Alan Guard as Interim City Administrator. Motion
seconded by Councilman Charlie Stumm. All agree. Passed.

ITEM NUMBER 5. EXECUTIVE SESSION

A. Advice from Attorney: Pursuant to Sec. 551.071 of the Texas Government code, the Board
of Aldermen reserves the right to convene in Executive Session(s), from time to time as deemed
necessary during this meeting for any posted agenda item, to receive advice from its attorney as
permitted by law. In addition, the Board may convene in executive session to receive advice from
its attorney regarding the following:

a. Pending or contemplated litigation or a settlement offer
b. 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 chapter; and
c. Constellation Lakes Development Agreement.

ITEM NUMBER 7. ADJOURN

Mayor Pro Tem Scott Johnson adjourned the meeting at 10:00PM

February-24-2020-minutes-1.pdf
  • PDF
  • 0.1MB

Download


February-24-2020-minutes-1.pdf
  • PDF
  • 0.1MB

Download

Close window