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Larry Weber, President
Ben Campbell, Interim Vice President
Linda Dickens, Interim Secretary/Treasurer
Charles Drane, Director
Michael Page, Director
Kurt Herrington, Director

Suzanne Eiben, Director
    
Lisa Denton, ED Director
Terry Johnson, ED Project Manager

 
   
NOTICE OF JOINT MEETING 
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD
AND
CITY COUNCIL
October 22, 2020

11:30 A.M.

City 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: 833 8414 5372
Passcode: 713530

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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.   DIRECTOR'S REPORT
 
1.   DIRECTOR'S REPORT
 
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F.   DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS
 
1.   Consider approval of PEDC minutes dated September 22, 2020  Click to View
2.   Consider approval of financial statements dated September 2020 Click to View
3.   Ratify action regarding confirmation of appointment of McCall, Parkhurst & Horton as Bond Counsel for PEDC by Resolution and authorize President to execute engagement letter Click to View
4.   Discuss and take action regarding Broadband Plan for Palestine/Anderson County Click to View
5.   Discuss and take action regarding PEDC Performance Agreements:
a. Economic Development Performance Agreement, Deed of Trust and Promissory Note with Tahwahkaro Distilling Co.
b. Economic Development Performance Agreement with SCC Development Palestine
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6.   Discuss and take action regarding establishment of TIRZ Click to View
7.   Discuss and take action regarding the following items related to Palestine Economic Development Corporation
a. PEDC By-Laws
b. Administrative Agreement between PEDC and City of Palestine 
 
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G.   CLOSED SESSION
The Board will go into Closed Session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapter D.
1.   Section 551.072 deliberation regarding real property: the purchase, sale, exchange, lease, or value of real property:
a. Possible lease of 100 Willow Creek Pkwy., Suite A-1
b. Possible purchase of real property
c. Value/possible sale of real property
d. Palestine Mall
 
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H.   RECONVENE IN REGULAR SESSION
 
1.   Take any action necessary regarding real property: the purchase, sale, exchange, lease, or value of real property:
a. Possible lease of 100 Willow Creek Pkwy., Suite A-1
b. Possible purchase of real property
c. Value/possible sale of real property
d. Palestine Mall
 
I.   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 Monday, October 19, 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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