TELEPHONIC MEETING

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, June 15, 2020, in the Benbrook city council chambers, 911 Winscott Road, Benbrook, Texas, by telephone conference.

For this meeting, the presiding officer 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. 

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

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. Social distancing will be required of citizens choosing to attend the meeting. The public toll-free dial-in number(s) 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 http://www.benbrook-tx.gov/AgendaCenter.


AGENDA
BENBROOK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
REGULAR MEETING
Monday, June 15, 2020
911 WINSCOTT ROAD, BENBROOK, TEXAS
A quorum of the Benbrook City Council may be in attendance at this meeting
WORK SESSION 7:00 PM
CENTRAL CONFERENCE ROOM 

1. Review/Discuss Regular Meeting Agenda 

2. BEDC Staff Updates (time permitting)
   a. Discussion of approved projects may include, but not limited to: Benbrook Boulevard/U.S. 377, NW Winscott Addition, Gateway Center, Westpark Corner, 8909 Benbrook Blvd., and/or Benbrook  Plaza.
   b. Benbrook Business Activity
   c. Benbrook City Council – action items of interest to BEDC Board of Directors
   d. BEDC department items/initiatives/contracts/programs/marketing activities         

REGULAR MEETING 7:30 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
ALL AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO FINAL ACTION
I.

CALL TO ORDER

II.

CITIZEN COMMENTS ON ANY AGENDA ITEM

III.

ACTION ITEMS

  1. Approve Minutes May 4, 2020 Special Meeting 
  2. Approve Renewal of BEDC’s Certificate of Deposit with Pinnacle Bank 

IV.

DIRECTOR'S REPORT

  1. Financial Report for Periods Ending April 30 and March 31, 2020
  2. BEDC Disaster Relief Grant Program Update 


V.

INFORMAL CITIZEN COMMENTS - State Law prohibits any deliberation of or formal action regarding items presented in informal citizens comments. 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.



VI.

EXECUTIVE SESSION Pursuant to Texas Open Meetings Act:

  1. Section 551.072 - Deliberation Regarding Real Property: a) 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 the government body in negotiations with a third person.  
  2. Section 551.087 - Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations: b) Discuss possible incentives for redevelopment of BEDC properties. 

VII.

RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION - Take any action necessary following Executive Session

VIII.

ADJOURNMENT

 

WORK SESSION

1. Continuation of Items in Pre-Meeting Work Session (if necessary)

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 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 817-249-6990.  PLEASE CALL 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE IF YOU REQUIRE SIGN INTERPRETATIVE SERVICES.