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Town of Little Elm
100 W Eldorado Parkway
Little Elm, Texas 75068
214-975-0404
http://www.littleelm.org

REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY DECEMBER 21, 2021 - 6:00 p.m.
Present:
Mayor Curtis J. Cornelious; Mayor Pro Tem Neil Blais; Council Member Jamell Johnson; Council Member Tony Singh; Council Member Lisa Norman; Council Member Jeremy Lukas; Council Member Michael McClellan
Staff Present:
Caitlan Biggs, Director of Administrative Services/Town Secretary; Joe Florentino, Assistant Town Manager; Matt Mueller, Town Manager; Chad Hyde, Director of Community Services; Deidre Hale, Human Resources Director; Doug Peach, Deputy Town Manager; Fred Gibbs, Director of Development Services; Hayden Brodowsky, Development Services Manager; Jason Shroyer, Director of Public Works; Jennette Espinosa, EDC Executive Director; Kate Graham, Assistant to the Town Manager; Kelly Wilson, Chief Financial Officer; Paul Rust, Fire Chief; Rebecca Hunter, Purchasing Manager; Robert Brown, Town Attorney; Rodney Harrison, Police Chief

             
   1. Call to Order Council Workshop at 6:00 p.m.
  Meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m.
             
   A. Invocation.
  Invocation was given by Josh Youngblood.
             
   B. Pledge to Flags.
             
   C. Items to be Withdrawn from Consent Agenda.
  None.
             
   D. Emergency Items if Posted.
  None.
             
   E. Request by the Town Council for Items to be Placed on a Future Agenda for Discussion and Recognition of Excused Absences.
  Council Member Jeremy Lukas requested to discuss an item in February to discuss ordinances related to public spaces, such as sex offenders and green space.

Mayor Pro Tem Neil Blais requested to discuss the wastewater contract to going to a call in service for household hazardous waste.
             
   F. Presentation of Monthly Updates.
  Town Manager Matt Mueller discussed details for the January 6, 2022, Council Retreat.
             
   G. Town Council to Highlight Items on the Agenda Needing Further Discussion or Comments Prior to the Regular Session.
  None.
             
   2. Workshop.
             
   A. Present and Discuss the January 4, 2022, Town Council Meeting.
  Town Manager Matt Mueller stated that staff does not have any items for the January 4, 2022 meeting and is requesting to cancel this meeting.

Town Council had no opposition.
             
   3. Roll Call/Call to Order Regular Town Council Immediately Following Council Workshop.
             
   4. Public Comments
Persons may address the Town Council on any issue. This is the appropriate time for citizens to address the Council on any concern whether on this agenda or not. In accordance with the State of Texas Open Meeting Act, the council may not comment or deliberate such statements during this period, except as authorized by Section 551.072, Texas Government Code.
  None.
             
   5. Consent Agenda
All matters listed under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine by the Town Council and require little or no deliberation. There will not be a separate discussion of these items and the agenda will be enacted by one vote. If the Council expresses a desire to discuss a matter listed, that item will be removed from the consent agenda and considered separately.
             
  Motion by Council Member Michael McClellan, seconded by Council Member Lisa Norman to approve the consent agenda.














  Vote: 7 - 0 - Unanimously
             
   A. Consider Action to Approve the Minutes from the December 7, 2021, Regular Town Council Meeting.
             
   B. Consider Action to Approve the Minutes from the December 14, 2021 Special Council Meeting.
             
   C. Consider Action to Approve Ordinance No. 1652 Amending the FY 2020-2021 Annual Budget in Accordance with Existing Statutory Requirements; Appropriating the Various Amounts Herein; Repealing all Prior Ordinances and Actions in Conflict Herewith; and Providing for an Effective Date.
             
   D. Consider Action to Approve Ordinance No. 1653 Amending the FY 2021-2022 Annual Budget in Accordance with Existing Statutory Requirements; Appropriating the Various Amounts Herein; Repealing all Prior Ordinances and Actions in Conflict Herewith; and Providing for an Effective Date.
             
   E. Consider Action to Approve the Memorandum of Understanding for Work Share between the EDC and the Chamber of Commerce for Jennifer Eusse.
             
   F. Consider Action to Approve the Collateral Assignment of Payment of Rights between Hurtado Barbecue Little Elm, LLC, 100 Hardwicke LLC, and Little Elm Economic Development Corporation.
             
   G. Consider Action to Approve a Release of Claim between the Village at Lakefront, LLC, Little Elm EDC, and Town of Little Elm to Voluntarily and Knowingly Execute this Release with the Express Intention of Effecting the Extinguishment of all Claims Designated in this Release.
             
   H. Consider Action to Approve the Lessor's Consent and Agreement between Tinman Social and Little Elm Economic Development Corporation; requested by Midwest Regional Bank, Tinman Social's Financial Institution and Loan Provider.
             
   I. Consider Action to Approve Change Order #1 Regarding the Town Hall Expansion Project in an Amount Not to Exceed $64,720.27.
             
   J. Consider Action to Approve a Professional Services Design Contract with Pacheco-Koch Consulting Engineers, Inc. for the Hill Lane Improvement Project.
             
   K. Consider Action to Approve a Contract with Network Cabling Services (NCS) for Audio/Visual Upgrades at Little Elm Town Hall.
             
   L. Consider Action to Approve Amendment #2 to the Interlocal Agreement Cooperation Agreement between the Town of Little Elm, the City of Frisco, and the Texas Department of Transportation for the Operation and Maintenance of Traffic Signals.
             
   6. Public Hearings.
             
   A. Hold a Public Hearing, Present, Discuss and Consider Action on Ordinance No. 1649 Accepting and Approving A Service and Assessment Plan and Assessment Roll for the Spiritas East Public Improvement District. 

Open Public Hearing:
Receive Public Comments:
Close Public Hearing:
Take Action on Ordinance No. 1649
  Open Public Hearing: 6:07 p.m.
Receive Public Comments: None
Close Public Hearing: 6:08 p.m.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Neil Blais, seconded by Council Member Michael McClellan to approve Ordinance No. 1649.


  Vote: 7 - 0 - Unanimously
             
   7. Reports and Requests for Town Council Consideration.
             
   A. Present, Discuss, and Consider Action on Ordinance No. 1650 Approving and Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of the Town of Little Elm, Texas, Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2022 (Spiritas East Public Improvement District Project); and Approving and Authorizing Related Agreements.
  EDC Executive Director Jennette Espinosa introduced Andrew Freeman with SAMCO, the Town's Financial Advisor, who gave Town Council an overview of the sale of the bonds in the attached presentation. He stated that the bond sale was successful.
             
  Motion by Council Member Jamell Johnson, seconded by Council Member Lisa Norman to approve Ordinance No. 1650.

  Vote: 7 - 0 - Unanimously
             
   8. Convene in Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code:
  • Section 551.071 for private consultation with the Town Attorney to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and municipal authority to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and to seek legal advice with respect to pending and contemplated litigation and including all matters on this agenda to which the Town Attorney has a duty under the Texas Rules of Discipline and Professional conduct regarding confidential communication with the Town Council.
  • Section 551.072 to discuss certain matters regarding real property.
  • Section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code to discuss and deliberate personal matters to evaluate performance duties, of a public officer or employee(s).
  • Section 551.076 to discuss security matters.
  • Section 551.087 to discuss Economic Development.
  Town Council convened into Executive Session at 6:12 p.m.
             
   9. Reconvene into Open Session

Discussion and consideration to take any action necessary as the result of the Executive Session:
  • COVID-19 Pandemic and the Town’s response thereto, including the consideration of an emergency declaration ordinance.
  • Section 551.071 for private consultation with the Town Attorney to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and municipal authority to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and to seek legal advice with respect to pending and contemplated litigation and including all matters on this agenda to which the Town Attorney has a duty under the Texas Rules of Discipline and Professional conduct regarding confidential communication with the Town Council.
  • Section 551.072 to discuss certain matters regarding real property.
  • Section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code to discuss and deliberate personal matters to evaluate performance duties, of a public officer or employee(s).
  • Section 551.076 to discuss security matters.
  • Section 551.087 to discuss Economic Development.
  Town Council reconvened into Executive Session at 6:43 p.m. No action taken.
             
   10. Adjourn.
  Meeting adjourned at 6:43 p.m.
Respectfully,
 
Caitlan Biggs
Town Secretary

 
Passed and Approved this 18th day of January 2022.
 

    

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