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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 FEBRUARY 1, 2022 - 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; Doug Peach, Deputy Town Manager; Fred Gibbs, Director of Development Services; Jason Shroyer, Director of Public Works; Jennette Espinosa, EDC Executive Director; Kelly Wilson, Chief Financial Officer; Paul Rust, Fire Chief; Robert Brown, Town Attorney; Rodney Harrison, Police Chief



             
   1. Call to Order Council Workshop at 6:00 p.m.
  Meeting called to order at 6:00 p.m.
             
   A. Invocation.
  Mayor Curtis J. Cornelious gave the invocation.
             
   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   C. Items to be Withdrawn from Consent Agenda.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.
  None.
             
   F. Presentation of Monthly Updates.
  Town Manager Matt Mueller gave an update on storm preparation in anticipation of the winter weather.
             
   G. Town Council to Highlight Items on the Agenda Needing Further Discussion or Comments Prior to the Regular Session.
  None.
             
   2. Workshop.
             
   A. Present an Update on U.S. Highway 380.
  Assistant Director of Development Services/Town Engineer Wesley Brandon introduced Travis Campbell, TxDOT Area Engineer, who gave an update on the construction of U.S. 380 in the attached presentation. 
             
   B. Discuss the July 5, 2022, Regular Town Council Meeting.
  Town Council gave staff direction to cancel the July 5, 2022, regular Town Council meeting.
             
   C. Present and Discuss Logo Options for The Lawn at The Lakefront™.
  Director of Community Services Chad Hyde and Managing Director of Communications and Marketing Erin Mudie gave an overview of the item in the attached presentation. Erin Mudie presented two options for the logo to Town Council. Town Council directed staff to use Option 2. Town staff will bring back the logo for approval on the consent agenda at the next meeting.
             
   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 Tony Singh to approve the Consent Agenda.









  Vote: 7 - 0 - Unanimously
             
   A. Consider Action to Approve the Minutes from the January 18, 2022, Regular Town Council Meeting.
             
   B. Consider Action to Approve the Minutes from the January 25, 2022, Town Council & CDC Retreat.
             
   C. Consider Action to Approve a Developers Agreement between the Town of Little Elm and Integrity Group, LLC for an ATMOS Gas Line in the Ladera Development.
             
   D. Consider Action to Approve the Quarterly Investment Report for the period ending December 31, 2021.
             
   E. Consider Action to Approve Four (4) Appointments to the Community Development Corporation (CDC) Board of Directors.
             
   F. Consider Action to Approve the Final Acceptance of the Little Elm Aquatic Center North Parking Addition Project. (Contract #2021-06).
             
   G. Consider Action to Approve the Unaudited Quarterly Budget Report for the Quarter ending December 31, 2021, for FY 2021-2022.
             
   6. Public Hearings.
             
   A. Hold a Public Hearing, Present, Discuss, and Consider Action on Ordinance No. 1657 Regarding a Request to Rezone Approximately 4.56 Acres of Land, Currently Zoned as Light Commercial (LC), Generally Located at 2009 and 2011 Oak Grove Parkway, on the North Side of Oak Grove Parkway, within Little Elm’s Town Limits, in Order to Establish a New Planned Development District Based on Light Commercial (LC) District Requirements with Modified Development Standards, to Allow a New Commercial Development. 

Open Public Hearing:
Receive Public Comments:
Close Public Hearing:
Take Action on Ordinance No. 1657:
  Director of Development Services Fred Gibbs gave an overview of the item in the attached presentation. 

Open Public Hearing: 6:42 p.m.
Receive Public Comments: 
 Houshang Jahvani, Project Engineer, stated that there will be an agreement with property owners for shared use of dumpsters and parking spaces. He stated that there is a 6 foot retaining wall with a 6-8 foot wooden fence on top of it. He stated that ordinance requires an 8 foot masonry screening wall in this location and do not think it's necessary and is requesting a variance. Gibbs stated that P&Z wanted the screening wall to be included. Council did not approve this request.
Close Public Hearing: 6:51 p.m.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Neil Blais, seconded by Council Member Michael McClellan to approve Ordinance 1657 as presented.


  Vote: 7 - 0 - Unanimously
             
   B. Hold a Public Hearing, Present, Discuss, and Consider Action on Ordinance No. 1658 Regarding a Request to Rezone Approximately 5.79 Acres of Land, Generally Located at 1816 W Eldorado Parkway, in Order to Establish a New Planned Development District, to Allow the Development of a New Single Family Residential Subdivision.

Open Public Hearing:
Receive Public Comments:
Close Public Hearing:
Take Action on Ordinance No. 1658:
  Director of Development Services Fred Gibbs gave an overview of the item in the attached presentation.

Open Public Hearing: 6:59 p.m.
Receive Public Comments: None
Close Public Hearing: 7:00 p.m.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Neil Blais, seconded by Council Member Jamell Johnson to approve Ordinance No. 1658.


  Vote: 7 - 0 - Unanimously
             
   7. Reports and Requests for Town Council Consideration.
             
   A. Present, Discuss, and Consider Action on a Development Agreement between the Town of Little Elm and Unique Luxury Commercial Development (ULCD).
             
  Motion by Council Member Michael McClellan, seconded by Council Member Lisa Norman to approve the Development Agreement.


  Vote: 7 - 0 - Unanimously
             
   B. Present, Discuss, and Consider Action on a Development Agreement between the Town of Little Elm and Barbee Enterprises, Inc.
             
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Neil Blais, seconded by Council Member Michael McClellan to approve the Development Agreement.


  Vote: 7 - 0 - Unanimously
             
   C. Present, Discuss, and Consider Action to Approve the Joint Election Agreement and Contract for Election Services with the Denton County Elections Administrator.
             
  Motion by Council Member Tony Singh, seconded by Council Member Jeremy Lukas to approve the contract.


  Vote: 7 - 0 - Unanimously
             
   D. Present, Discuss, and Consider Action to Approve Ordinance No. 1656 Ordering a General Election to be held on May 7, 2022.
             
  Motion by Council Member Michael McClellan, seconded by Council Member Lisa Norman to approve Ordinance No. 1656.

  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.
  None.
             
   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.
             
   10. Adjourn.
  Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.
Respectfully,
 
Caitlan Biggs
Town Secretary

 
Passed and Approved this 15th day of February 2022
 

    

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