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Ferris City Council Agenda for April 18

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AGENDA

FERRIS CITY COUNCIL MEETING

CITY OF FERRIS

A GENERAL LAW MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF THE

STATE OF TEXAS, ELLIS COUNTY

AT THE

COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF CITY HALL

100 TOWN PLAZA FERRIS, TEXAS  75125

7:00 P.M. MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FERRIS WILL MEET IN REGULAR SESSION AT 7:00 P.M. ON THE 18th DAY OF APRIL 2011 AT ITS REGULAR MEETING PLACE AT 100 TOWN PLAZA, FERRIS, TEXAS FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSIDERING:

ITEM                                                     DESCRIPTION                                    PAGE

INVOCATION

COUNCIL BUSINESS

1. Call to order.  None

2. Roll call to determine the presence of a quorum.                                                    1

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

3. Consider approval of meeting minutes for the regular City Council meeting

of April 4, 2011                                                                                                      2

APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURES

4. Consider ratification of expenditures for period ending April 8, 2011.    Sep. Cov.

PRESENTATION

5. Presentation of certificates to the Ferris Historical Structures Drawing Contest winners.                                                                                                               6

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

6. Consideration and action as may be appropriate regarding Resolution No. R-11-117 amending the Resolution No. R-11-112, Section 2 and Section 3, designating the Election Judge and providing for clerical personnel; designating the Election Judge and Election Clerks to serve as the Early Voting Ballot Board for the May 14, 2011 General Election.   7

7. Consideration and action as may be appropriate regarding repealing Ordinance No. O-06-641 and adopting Ordinance No. O-11-715 regarding adopting a tax abatement policy.                                                                                                                  9

PUBLIC HEARING

8. Open Public Hearing.  None

9. Conduct Public Hearing to consider the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Board to the Ferris City Council concerning a Special Use permit to open a church at 212 W. Sixth Street.                                                                                                   22

10. Close Public Hearing.                                                                                   None

NEW BUSINESS

11. Consideration and action as may appropriate regarding issuing a special use permit for Abundant Life Church.                                                                                     22

12. Consideration and action as may be appropriate regarding entering into an agreement with First Southwest.                                                                                           25

13. Consideration and action as may be appropriate regarding the use and purchase of Ipads for City Council agendas.                                                                             35

14. Discussion regarding the potential purchase of land from the Union Pacific Railroad.                                                                                                             41

15. Discussion, consideration, and action as may be appropriate regarding amending the FY 2010 - 2011 Budget.                                                                                        44

16. Consideration and action as may be appropriate regarding entering into an agreement for service with Payclix.                                                                                         47

17. Adjourn.                                                                                                     None

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Executive Session Reservation

The City Council reserves the right to convene into an Executive Session    (closed to the public) as authorized by Section 551.071(2) of the TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, for the purpose of seeking confidential legal  advice from the City Attorney on any agenda item listed herein.

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Disability Assistance and Accommodation

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance should contact the City Secretary at (972) 544-2110 two working days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

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I, PAT BRADLEY, HEREBY CERTIFY THE FOREGOING NOTICE WAS POSTED ON OR BEFORE THE 15th DAY OF APRIL 2011 BY 5:00 P.M.

PAT BRADLEY

CITY SECRETARY


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