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Steve Presley, Mayor
Larissa R. Loveless, Council District #1
Mitchell Jordan, Council District #2 
Vickey L. Chivers, Council District #3
Joe Baxter, Council District #4 
Dana Goolsby, Council District #5
Ann Connor, Council District #6 
Leslie Cloer, City Manager
Teresa Herrera, City Secretary
Gary Landers, City Attorney
 
NOTICE OF TELECONFERENCE MEETING 
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

July 27, 2020
 2:00 p.m., Work Session 
 5:30 p.m., Regular Meeting
City Council Chambers
504 N. Queen Street
Palestine, Texas
 
Notice is hereby given in accordance with Order of the Governor issued March 16, 2020, the Palestine City Council will conduct its meeting by telephone/video conference in order to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings (also called "social distancing") to slow the spread of the COVID-19. There will be public access to the location described above. All attendees are required to wear a face covering.

Zoom Link Work Session 2:00 p.m.:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89300484062?pwd=QzhhWXFmRnlWemFDdXFidFNSRFA0dz09

Meeting ID: 893 0048 4062
Password: 204739

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Zoom Link Regular Meeting 5:30 p.m.:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85254242638?pwd=cFlKYkI4ZFQ4U0xYaCtWaDlieGdMUT09

Meeting ID: 852 5424 2638
Passcode: 549190

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The public will be permitted to submit public comments electronically as provided by the agenda and as permitted by the presiding officer during the meeting.
 
             
WORK SESSION
 
1.   Discussion and update on Enterprise Lease Agreement. Leslie Cloer, City Manager and Ursula Fetsko, Enterprise Account Manager Click to View
2.   Discussion and update on ADA master plan proposal from Brannon Corp. Leslie Cloer, City Manager Click to View
3.   Discussion and update on Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 - 2021.  Leslie Cloer, City Manager and Edena Atmore, Assistant City Manager/CFO Click to View
4.   Discussion and update regarding the Strategic Plan for 2020 - 2025. Leslie Cloer, City Manager
 
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REGULAR MEETING
 
A.  
CALL TO ORDER
 
B.  
INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
C.  
PROPOSED CHANGES OF AGENDA ITEMS
 
D.   PUBLIC COMMENTS, PUBLIC RECOGNITION, AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Members of the public may submit their comments by completing the required Request to Speak form by using the web-link below. All comments submitted by 4:30 p.m., the day of the meeting will be read during the meeting. All comments must be no more than five minutes in length.
http://cityofpalestinetx.com/government/city-secretary/policies-forms/request-to-speak/

It is not the intention of the City of Palestine to provide a public forum for the embarrassment or demeaning of an individual or group. Neither is it the intention of the Council to allow a member of the public to slur the performance, honesty and/or integrity of any person or threaten any person. Accordingly, profane, insulting, or threatening language will not be read aloud at the meeting.
 
E.   OATH OF OFFICE FOR NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS (Judge Johnston)
 
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F.   OATH OF OFFICE FOR POLICE CHIEF MARK HARCROW (Judge Johnston)
 
G.   ELECTION OF MAYOR PRO TEM
 
H.   CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURES
 
I.   MAYOR'S REPORT
 
J.   ITEMS FROM COUNCIL
 
K.   CITY MANAGER'S REPORT
 
1.   City Manager's Report Click to View
2.   Development Services June 2020 Monthly Report Click to View
3.   Economic Development June 2020 Monthly Report Click to View
4.   Police Department June 2020 Monthly Stats
 
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L.   REGULAR AGENDA
 
1.   Discuss and take action on Enterprise Leasing Program for Fiscal Year 2020 - 2021. Leslie Cloer, City Manager Click to View
2.   Discuss and take action on proposal received from Brannon Corporation to create an ADA Master Plan for parks and recreation areas. Leslie Cloer, City Manager Click to View
3.   Consider awarding RFP 2020-009, Palestine Municipal Airport AWOS Replacement to DBT Transportation Services in the amount of $156,545.00. Mark Fletcher, Street Director Click to View
4.   Consider authorizing City Manager to seek sealed bids for Summit Drive Waterline Replacement between Inwood and Beverly Drive. Felipe Garcia, Utilities Director Click to View
5.   Consider authorizing City Manager to seek sealed bids for Camden Street Waterline Replacement between N. Queen Street and N. Sycamore Street. Felipe Garcia, Utilities Director Click to View
6.   Consider authorizing City Manager to seek sealed bids for parts necessary to replace Waterline between Wolf Creek and Lower Lake extending to Palestine Municipal Airport. Felipe Garcia, Utilities Director Click to View
7.   Discuss and take action on the Hotel Occupancy Grant Program. Mary Raum, Tourism Marketing Manager Click to View
8.   Discuss and take action on an ordinance creating Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Alliance (IDEA) Committee and confirm the appointment of the committee members. City Council Click to View
9.   Discuss and take action on a Resolution directing the Chief Financial Officer of the City of Palestine to calculate the voter-approval tax rate of the City of Palestine in the manner provided for a special taxing unity by using an 8% threshold for new revenue instead of 3.5% as authorized by Texas Tax Code Section 26.04(C-1) due to the Governor's State-Wide Declaration of Disaster in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and declaring an effective date. Edena Atmore, Assistant City Manager/CFO and Gary Landers, City Attorney Click to View
10.   Discuss and take action on an ordinance calling for a Special Election to be held on November 3, 2020. Leslie Cloer, City Manager and Gary Landers, City Attorney Click to View
11.   Discussion and update on Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 - 2021.  Leslie Cloer, City Manager and Edena Atmore, Assistant City Manager/CFO
12.   Discussion and update regarding the Strategic Plan for 2020 - 2025. Leslie Cloer, City Manager
 
M.   CLOSED SESSION
Council will go into Closed Session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapter D.
 
1.   Section 551.071 consultation with attorney: pending or contemplated litigation or a settlement offer.
a.   Discussion and update regarding Fikes Wholesale Tax Abatement Agreement. Click to View
2.   Section 551.072 deliberation regarding real property: the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.
a.   Discussion and update regarding the Civic Center and Palestine Mall.
 
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N.   RECONVENE IN REGULAR SESSION
 
1.   Take any action necessary regarding Fikes Wholesale Tax Abatement Agreement.
2.   Take any action necessary regarding real property including: Civic Center and Palestine Mall.
 
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O.   ADJOURNMENT
 
 
I certify that the above Notice of Meeting was posted on the outdoor bulletin board at the main entrance to City Hall, 504 N. Queen Street, Palestine, Texas, in compliance with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code on  Friday, July 23, 2020, at 1:45 p.m.

Teresa Herrera, City Secretary

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) PERSONS IN NEED OF SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHALL, CONTACT THE CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE VIA EMAIL AT therrera@palestine-tx.org or 903-731-8414.

    

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