TELEPHONIC MEETING AND CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in accordance with an order of the Office of the Governor issued March 16, 2020, and in an effort to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings (also called “social distancing”) to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Benbrook Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors will conduct its regular board meeting, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2021, in the Benbrook City Hall Council Chambers, 911 Winscott Road, Benbrook, Texas, by telephone conference. 

For this meeting, the presiding officer, President Kent Williams, will be physically present at the location described above.  However, one or all other members of the Benbrook Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors may participate in this meeting remotely through telephone conference providing for two-way audio communication for each member of the board.  

While this meeting is open to the public, citizens are encouraged to offer public comments telephonically as provided by the agenda and as permitted by the presiding officer during the meeting. Citizens choosing to attend the meeting in person will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. The public toll-free dial-in numbers to participate in the telephonic meeting are: 817-443-6248 or 1-866-894-9011.

This Notice, Meeting Agenda, and the Agenda Packet, are posted online at benbrook-tx.gov/AgendaCenter. 

AGENDA

BENBROOK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2021


911 WINSCOTT ROAD, BENBROOK, TEXAS
WORK SESSION 7:00 P.M. - COUNCIL CHAMBERS

A quorum of the Benbrook City Council may be in attendance at this meeting.

 

  1. Review/Discuss Regular Meeting Agenda
  2. BEDC Staff Updates (time permitting)
  1. Discussion of approved projects may include, but are not limited to, the following: Benbrook Boulevard/U.S. 377, NW Winscott Addition, Westpark Corner, Benbrook Plaza, Timbercreek Shopping Center, Russell's Feed & Supply, ACE Hardware, and/or American Masonry Supply.
  2. Benbrook development activity.
  3. Benbrook City Council (action items of interest to BEDC Board of Directors).
  4. ED Department items/initiatives/contracts/programs/marketing activities/events.
REGULAR MEETING 7:30 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
ALL AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO FINAL ACTION
I.

CALL TO ORDER

II.

CITIZEN’S PUBLIC FORUM

Citizen’s Public Forum provides the public with the opportunity to address the Board on any BEDC matter or item on the agenda. State Law prohibits any deliberation of or formal action regarding items presented during the citizen’s public forum. The BEDC Board of Directors may only make a statement of specific factual information given in response to the inquiry, recite an existing policy, or request staff place the item on an agenda for a subsequent meeting.
III.

ACTION ITEMS

A.   Approve the March 15, 2021, Regular BEDC Meeting Minutes.
B.   Approve the Purchase of a Texas 2 Step Certificate of Deposit (CD) and Update Signature Cards. 
IV.

DIRECTOR'S REPORT

A.   Receive Monthly Financial Report for Period Ending March 31, 2021. 
V.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Act:

A.   Section 551.072 – Deliberations Regarding Real Property
       Deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property, as deliberation in an open session would have a detrimental effect on the position of governmental body negotiations with a third person.

  • DISCUSS PROPERTY LOCATED SOUTH OF I-820, WEST OF    ARROW WOOD STREET, NORTH OF LAKESIDE DRIVE, AND  EAST OF BENBROOK BOULEVARD.


B.  Section 551.087 – Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations
       Deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to business prospects. 

  • DISCUSS AN INCENTIVE REQUEST FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 8522 BENBROOK BOULEVARD/U.S. 377.
  • DISCUSS AN INCENTIVE REQUEST FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 8905 BENBROOK BOULEVARD/U.S. 377.
VI.

RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

VII.

TAKE ANY NECESSARY OR APPROPRIATE ACTION AS A RESULT OF CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION

VIII.

ADJOURNMENT

The Benbrook Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors reserves the right to convene in Executive Session on any item on the Agenda pursuant to the provisions of the Open Meetings Law, Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, in accordance with the authority contained in:

Section 551.071, Consultation with City Attorney

Section 551.072, Deliberation regarding real property

Section 551.073, Deliberation regarding gifts and donations

Section 551.087, Deliberation regarding economic development negotiations

This meeting will be recorded, and the recording will be made available to the public in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, upon written request.

THIS FACILITY IS WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE.  FOR SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, OR TO INFORM US OF INACCESSIBILITY TO THIS MEETING, PLEASE CONTACT HILLARY CROMER, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING, AT 817-249-6091.  PLEASE CALL 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE IF YOU REQUIRE INTERPRETATIVE SERVICES.