PUBLIC NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL MEETING FOR CONSIDERATION OF AN AMENDMENT TO THE TAX ABATEMENT AGREEMENT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE CITY OF MIDLOTHIAN, TEXAS
The City Council of the City of Midlothian, Texas (the "City") will consider entering into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to that certain City of Midlothian Tax Abatement Agreement between the City and SunOpta Grains and Foods, Inc. (the “Agreement”), related to property located in the Midlothian Commercial-Industrial Tax Abatement Reinvestment Zone Number 16, as follows:
1. The name of the property owner is TXI Operations LP and the applicant to be added to the Agreement by the Amendment is Cornerstone Development Partners, LLC which entity will be the owner of certain real property to be used/leased by SunOpta Grains and Foods, Inc..
2. The name of the reinvestment zone is Midlothian Commercial-Industrial Tax Abatement Reinvestment Zone Number 16 and the location is the southeast corner of Power Way and Brookhollow Drive in the RailPort Business Park, City of Midlothian, Ellis County, Texas, being approximately 30 acres, generally located at the southwest corner of Power Way and Brookhollow Drive.
3. The improvements included in the Agreement generally consist of approximately 400,000 square foot building to be used primarily for manufacturing and this will not be changed by the Amendment.
4. The estimate costs of the improvements are $200,000,000.
Pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Act (the “Act”), the City will consider approval of the Amendment at 6:00 p.m. on July 13, 2021 in the City Council chambers in the City Hall, 104 W. Avenue E, Midlothian, Texas.
This notice shall remain continuously posted for at least 30 days prior to the meeting and shall be posted in the same manner as required by the Act for a City Council meeting.
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that it is the intention of the City Council of the City of Midlothian, Texas, to issue one or more series of the interest bearing certificates of obligation of the City to be entitled “City of Midlothian, Texas Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation”, for the purpose of paying contractual obligations to be incurred by the City, to-wit, the construction and equipment of a municipal courts building in the City; and the payment of fiscal, engineering and legal fees incurred in connection therewith.
The City Council tentatively proposes to authorize the issuance of said series (one or more) of Certificates of Obligation at its regular meeting place in the City Hall at a meeting to commence at 7 o’clock, p.m., on August 24, 2021. In the event City Council will be unable to meet at City Hall on August 24, 2021, the City will post information on its website for attending the meeting by telephone, teleconference, or other electronic means. The maximum amount of Certificates of Obligation that may be authorized to be sold on said date for such purposes described above is $5,000,000. The City Council presently proposes to provide for payment of said series (one or more) of Certificates of Obligation from the levy of taxes and from a limited surplus revenue pledge (not to exceed $1,000) derived from the operation of the City’s water and wastewater systems.
In accordance with the provisions of Subchapter C of Chapter 271, Texas Local Government Code, as amended (“Chapter 271”), the following information has been provided by the City: (i) the principal amount of all outstanding debt obligations of the City is $79,361,797 (ii) the current combined principal and interest required to pay all outstanding debt obligations of the City on time and in full is $105,629,175; (iii) the maximum principal amount of the certificates of obligation to be authorized is $5,000,000; (iv) the estimated combined principal and interest required to pay the certificates of obligation to be authorized on time and in full is $6,557,676; (v) the maximum interest rate for the certificates may not exceed the maximum legal interest rate; and (vi) the maximum maturity date of the certificates of obligation to be authorized is August 1, 2041.
Authorized by Resolution 2021-31 approved on June 8, 2021.
Posted June 9, 2021.
Water Treatment Plant TCEQ Violation
Some infants and young children who drink water containing chlorite in excess of the MCL could experience nervous system effects. Similar effects may occur in fetuses of pregnant women who drink water containing chlorite in excess of the MCL. Some people may experience anemia.
MONITORING, ROUTINE (DBP), MAJOR
We failed to test our drinking water for the contaminant and period indicated. Because of this failure, we cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during the period indicated
The CITY OF MIDLOTHIAN water system PWS ID TX0700005 has violated the monitoring/reporting requirements set by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in Chapter 30, Section 290, Subchapter F. Public water systems are required to collect and submit chemical samples of water provided to their customers and report the results of those samples to the TCEQ on a regular basis.
We failed to monitor and/or report the following constituents: Chlorites. This Violation occurred in the monitoring period May 2020
Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether your drinking water is safe from chemical contamination. We did not complete all monitoring/reporting for chemical constituents, and therefore TCEQ cannot be sure of the safety of your drinking water during that time.
We are taking the following actions to address this issue:
Samples were taken on a day when only one treatment plant was on-line. We have updated our sampling protocol and provided advanced training to staff as to when samples are to be collected and tested.
If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact Joe Richey 972-775-6663.
Posted June 8, 2021.