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File #: 19-3980    Version: Name: Balch Springs ILA May 4 Special Election
Type: Agenda Item Status: Passed
File created: 1/25/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/4/2019 Final action: 2/4/2019
Title: Authorize the City Manager to finalize and execute an interlocal agreement with the City of Balch Springs, Texas, to share in the cost of a Special Election to be held May 4, 2019, authorizing the City Council to convey City park land by sale, up to a maximum of $30,000.00.
Attachments: 1. ILA with Balch Springs - Park Election Participation 011719

Title

Authorize the City Manager to finalize and execute an interlocal agreement with the City of Balch Springs, Texas, to share in the cost of a Special Election to be held May 4, 2019, authorizing the City Council to convey City park land by sale, up to a maximum of $30,000.00.

 

Body

On January 7, 2019, Council was briefed on the required actions and proposed schedule for the May 4, 2019, Special Election for the sale of park land.

 

Council approved the ballot language on January 22, 2019, and is scheduled to consider an ordinance calling the Special Election at this Council meeting.

 

If the ballot measure is approved, Council will be authorized to convey by sale up to approximately 171.393 acres of City park land described as 3811 South Belt Line Road, containing 87.727 acres, and 4600 Mercury Road, containing 83.666 acres, the entirety of which is located in the City of Balch Springs, Dallas County, Texas.

 

As the park land proposed to be sold is entirely within the city limits of Balch Springs and they stand to benefit from the sale, the Balch Springs City Council has agreed to participate in the election costs, on a 50/50 basis not to exceed $60,000, and approved the interlocal agreement during their January 28, 2019, City Council meeting.

 

Recommended/Desired Action

Staff recommends Council authorize the City Manager to execute an interlocal agreement with the City of Balch Springs, Texas.

 

Attachment(s)

Interlocal Agreement

 

Drafter

Sean Fox

 

Head of Department

Cliff Keheley