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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
August 20, 2020

11:30 a.m. 

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

 
 
Notice is hereby given in accordance with Order of the Governor issued March 16, 2020, the Palestine Economic Development Corporation 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.

Zoom Link:
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Meeting ID: 812 3951 1408
Passcode: 943310

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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 11:00 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 HEARING
1.   Public Hearing regarding infrastructure grant of $200,000 to the City of Palestine to assist with costs associated with construction of lift station improvements
 
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F.   ITEMS FROM BOARD
 
G.   DIRECTOR'S REPORT Click to View
H.   DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS
1.   Consider approval of the following PEDC minutes:
a. July 16, 2020
b. July 31, 2020
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2.   Consider approval of the following PEDC financial statements:
a. June 2020
b. July 2020
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3.   Consider and take action regarding election of Interim Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer, as required in the PEDC By-Laws Click to View
4.   Discuss and take action to confirm the appointment of McCall, Parkhurst & Horton as Bond Counsel for PEDC by Resolution and authorize the President to execute engagement letter, as approved by PEDC Counsel Click to View
5.   Discuss and take action regarding infrastructure grant, in the amount of $200,000, to the City of Palestine to assist with costs associated with construction of lift station improvements Click to View
6.   Discuss and take action regarding park improvement grant, in the amount of $5,820, to the City of Palestine for fall protection materials to be installed at Greens Park Click to View
7.   Discuss and take action regarding temporary access easement for lot 1R-3A in Willow Creek Business Park for the repair of erosion on the property Click to View
8.   Discuss and take action regarding the PEDC Downtown Grant Program Click to View
9.   Discuss and take action regarding the PEDC Community Development Grant Program Click to View
10.   Discuss and take action regarding cancellation of initial Economic Development Performance agreement with Timothy Triplett dated 02-15-19 Click to View
11.   Discuss and take action regarding updated Economic Development Performance Agreement with Timothy Triplett to include new term ending 9-15-20 Click to View
12.   Discuss and take action regarding approval of Downtown Grant Performance Agreement with Mary Mollard Properties, Ltd. for project previously approved on 01-17-19 Click to View
13.   Discuss and take action regarding PEDC incentive application Click to View
14.   Discuss and take action regarding final plat for Lot 1R-3A, 1R-3B, 1R-3C, Block 1, Willow Creek Business Park, Phase 1 Click to View
15.   Discuss and take action on PEDC Strategic Plan Click to View
16.   Discuss and take action on PEDC budget for fiscal year 2020-2021
 
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I.   CLOSED SESSION
The Board will go into Closed Session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapter D: Section 551.087 deliberation regarding economic development negotiations & Section 551.072 deliberation regarding the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property
1.   Discussion regarding sale of Palestine Mall Click to View
2.   Discussion regarding Prospect 1001 Click to View
3.   Discussion regarding Prospect 1006
 
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J.   RECONVENE IN REGULAR SESSION
 
1.   Take any action necessary regarding a 3rd amendment to the Purchase and Sale Agreement for the Palestine Mall between Palestine Economic Development Corporation and Christon Company Click to View
2.   Take any action necessary regarding Prospect 1001 Click to View
3.   Take any action necessary regarding Prospect 1006
 
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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, August 14, 2020, at 5:00 p.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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