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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 
Teresa Herrera, Interim
City Manager/City Secretary
Gary Landers, City Attorney
 
NOTICE OF TELECONFERENCE MEETING 
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

October 12, 2020
 Work Session at 3:30 p.m. 
 Regular Meeting at 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.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83131816566?pwd=K2VuMGJkeGFMQ1dCaW14QUFZRzdLdz09

Zoom Link Work Session:
Meeting ID: 831 3181 6566
Passcode: 854824

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Zoom Link Regular Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86849743944?pwd=d0p0b3M1a3pwZmM4TTRSU1ByMjdWUT09

Meeting ID: 868 4974 3944
Passcode: 580269

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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.   Discuss Coronavirus Relief Funds. Steve Presley, Mayor
2.   Discuss Flood Infrastructure Fund 2020. Mendi Chambers, Interim EMC
 
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 weblink below. All comments submitted by 5:00 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.   CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURES
 
F.   MAYOR'S REPORT
 
G.   ITEMS FROM COUNCIL
 
H.   CITY MANAGER'S REPORT
 
1.   Development Services Update Click to View
2.   September 2020 Utility Billing Report Click to View
3.   September 2020 Fire Department Report Click to View
4.   September 2020 Library Stats Report Click to View
5.   September 2020 Public Works Report Click to View
6.   September 2020 Municipal Court Report Click to View
7.   September 2020 Parks Department Report Click to View
8.   August 2020 Financial Report
 
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I.   BOARD APPOINTMENTS
 
1.   Consider the appointment with term to expire on December 31, 2021: Suzanne Eiben to Place 3 replacing Chuck Eldridge to Palestine Economic Development Corporation.
 
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J.   OPEN BIDS
 
1.   Open RFP 2020-015 Farmers Market Management
2.   Open RFP 2020-016 Highland Drive Water Line Replacement
3.   Open RFP 2020-017 Highland Sewer Water Line Replacement
4.   Open RFP 2020-018 Link Street Water Line Replacement
5.   Open RFP 2020-019 Variah Street Drive Water Line Replacement
6.   Open RFP 2020-020 Parts for Link Street Water Line Replacement
7.   Open RFP 2020-021 Parts for Lamar Street Sewer Line Replacement
8.   Open RFP 2020-022 Parts for Highland Drive Water Line Replacement
9.   Open RFP 2020-023 Parts for Highland Drive Sewer Line Replacement
10.   Open RFP 2020-024 Parts for Variah Street Water Line Replacement
11.   Open RFP 2020-025 Lamar Street Sewer Line Replacement
12.   Open RFP 2020-026 Lamar Street Water Line Replacement
13.   Open RFP 2020-027 Parts for Lamar Street Water Line Replacement
 
K.   CONSENT AGENDA
The following items may be acted upon in one motion. No separate discussion or action is necessary unless requested by the Mayor or a Council Member, in which event those items will be pulled for separate consideration. Approval of the consent agenda authorizes the City Manager to implement each item in accordance with staff recommendations.
 
1.   Consider approval of an ordinance to permit the operation of golf carts on public streets. Teresa Herrera, Interim City Manager/City Secretary Click to View
2.   Consider awarding bid for RFP 2020-014 - Water Treatment Plant Aluminum Sulfate (Alum) to Chemtrade at $118.83 per liquid ton. Felipe Garcia, Utilities Director Click to View
3.   Consider approval of Palestine Public Library membership participation in Northeast Texas Digital Consortium. Ana Sanchez, Interim Library Director Click to View
4.   Consider approval of invoices over $25,000. Andy Sibai, Interim Finance Director Click to View
5.   Consider 48-month lease agreement with Xerox for a printer in the Police Department. Mark Harcrow, Police Chief
 
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L.   REGULAR AGENDA
 
1.   Discussion and possible action regarding Flood Infrastructure Funds Applications: 13721, 13722, 13723, 13724. Mendi Chamber, Interim EMC Click to View
2.   Discussion and possible action regarding HOT Application from Hope Station for the restoration of the front entrance portico of the historic 1921 I&GN Railroad Employee Hospital in the amount of $15,000.00. Mary Raum, Tourism Marketing Manager Click to View
3.   Discussion and possible action regarding HOT Application from Texas State Railroad in the amount of $15,000.00 for the marketing The Polar Express Train Ride ™. Mary Raum, Tourism Marketing Manager Click to View
4.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with CentralSquare Technologies LLC. for Police Department record management software/hardware for the amount of $72,633.12. Mark Harcrow, Police Chief Click to View
5.   Discussion and possible action on Coronavirus Relief Funds. Steve Presley, Mayor
 
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 including but limited to the G. Cooper v. City & PEDC, Baze Chemical, Lone Star Equipment, Laza, UPRR, Kennedy, Steven, Ivy lawsuits, and other pending claims.
 
N.   RECONVENE IN REGULAR SESSION
 
1.   Take any action necessary regarding pending or contemplated litigation or a settlement offer including but limited to the G. Cooper v. City & PEDC, Baze Chemical, Lone Star Equipment, Laza, UPRR, Kennedy, Steven, Ivy lawsuits, and other pending claims.
 
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, October 9, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.

Teresa Herrera, Interim City Manager/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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