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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
August 17, 2020
 Special Meeting
5:30 p.m., 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:
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Meeting ID: 879 1856 2882
Passcode: 491003

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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.
 
             
SPECIAL MEETING
 
A.  
CALL TO ORDER
 
B.  
PROPOSED CHANGES OF AGENDA ITEMS
 
C.   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.
 
D.   CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURES
 
E.   REGULAR AGENDA
 
1.   Discussion with possible action regarding Coronavirus relief funding. Steve Presley, Mayor
2.   Discussion with possible action regarding the contract with NET Health; contact tracer. Steve Presley, Mayor
3.   Discuss No-New-Revenue Tax Rate and Voter-Approval Tax Rate for Fiscal Year 2020-2021, adopt the proposed tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020-2021, schedule a public hearing, and authorize public notices. Edena Atmore, Assistant City Manager/CFO Click to View
4.   Discussion and update on proposed Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 - 2021.  Edena Atmore, Assistant City Manager/CFO
 
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F.   CLOSED SESSION
Council will go into Closed Session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapter D.
1.   Section 551.072 deliberation regarding real property: the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property and Section 551.087 deliberation regarding Economic Development negotiations.
a.   Discussion and update on City-owned properties including the Palestine Mall
 
G.   RECONVENE IN REGULAR SESSION
 
1.   Consider and take action on the third amendment to the Purchase and Sale Agreement for the Palestine Mall between the City of Palestine and Palestine Economic Development Corporation and between Palestine Economic Development and Christon Company.
 
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H.   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  Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 5:20 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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