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Larry Weber, President
Kurt Herrington, Board Member
Linda Dickens, Board Member
Charles Drane, Board Member
Michael Page, Board Member
Ben Campbell, Board Member

Will Brule, Board Member
    
Lisa Denton, ED Director
Terry Johnson, ED Project Manager

 
   
NOTICE OF MEETING 
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD
July 16, 2020

9:00 a.m.

City Hall Council Chambers
504 N. Queen Street
Palestine, TX

 
 
Notice is hereby given in accordance with Order of the Governor issued March 16, 2020, the board 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 mask or face covering.

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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.
 
             
A.  
CALL TO ORDER
 
B.   PROPOSED CHANGES OF AGENDA ITEMS
 
C.   PUBLIC COMMENTS
Members of the public may submit their comments by completing the required Request to Speak form by using the weblink below. All comments submitted by 8:30 a.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/
 
D.   CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURES
 
E.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
1.   Public hearing regarding the award of the following incentives by Palestine Economic Development Corporation:
a.   $26,740 to Timothy Triplett toward the renovation of the Gregg-Link Building located at 102 West Main Street;
b.   $51,646 to Marshal Craig Allen toward the renovation of First Class Renovation at 301 West Oak Street;
c.   $7,918 to Martha Hunt toward the renovation of Mr. T's Food 4 Tha Soul located at 704 West Main Street; and
d.   $19,420 to Kaycee Hamilton/Mark Stoup toward the renovation of Posh Paws located at 105 East Main Street.
 
F.   ITEMS FROM BOARD
 
G.   DIRECTOR'S REPORT
 
H.   DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS
 
1.   Consider approval of PEDC minutes dated June 4, 2020 Click to View
2.   Consider approval of financial statements dated May 2020 Click to View
3.   Discuss and take action on Gayle Cooper v. City of Palestine, Palestine Economic Development Corporation, 2SC200003 Click to View
4.   Discuss and take action regarding Economic Development Performance Agreement with New Urban Development Palestine, TX, LLC Click to View
5.   Discuss and take action regarding application for infrastructure assistance from The Overlook Lifestyle Apt Homes LLC Click to View
6.   Discuss and take action regarding PEDC grant programs Click to View
7.   Discuss and take action on PEDC budget for fiscal year 2020 - 2021 Click to View
8.   Discuss and take action on PEDC strategic plan 2020 - 2025
 
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I.   CLOSED SESSION
The Board will go into Closed Session pursuant to Section 551.087 deliberation regarding economic development negotiations and Section 551.072 
deliberation regarding the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property
 
1.   Discussion regarding Prospect M*A*S*H Click to View
2.   Discussion regarding Prospect STP Click to View
3.   Discussion and update on sale of Palestine Mall
 
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J.   RECONVENE IN REGULAR SESSION
 
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1.   Take any action necessary regarding Prospect M*A*S*H Click to View
2.   Take any action necessary regarding Prospect STP Click to View
3.   Take any action necessary regarding the sale of Palestine Mall
 
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K.   ADJOURNMENT
 
I certify that the above Notice of Meeting was posted at the main entrance of the Palestine Economic Development Corporation located at 100 Willow Creek Parkway, Suite A, Palestine, Texas, in compliance with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code on   Friday, July 10, 2020, at 11:00 a.m.

Lisa Denton, Economic Development Director
 
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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