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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 MEETING 
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD
November 19, 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: 853 3435 6198
Passcode: 889505
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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 Click to View
1.   Public hearing regarding infrastructure grant, up to $50,000, to SCC Palestine Partners, LLC, for costs associated with infrastructure extensions related to new commercial development Click to View
F.   ITEMS FROM BOARD
 
G.   DIRECTOR'S REPORT Click to View
H.   DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS
 
1.   Consider approval of PEDC minutes dated October 22, 2020 Click to View
2.   Consider approval of October 2020 Financial Statements Click to View
3.   Discuss and take action regarding downtown grant for First Class Renovations-Craig Allen Click to View
4.   Discuss and take action regarding roadway repairs to Willow Creek Pkwy  Click to View
5.   Discuss and take action regarding development of Action Plan for PEDC and City of Palestine Click to View
6.   Discuss and take action regarding the following items associated with PEDC marketing:
a. CRM license to manage prospects and support BRE efforts
b. Texas Economic Development Connection Program
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I.   CLOSED SESSION
The Board will go into Closed Session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapter D.
1.   Section 551.071 consultation with attorney: discussion regarding Prospect 1011
2.   Section 551.072 deliberation regarding real property: the purchase, sale, exchange, lease, or value of real property:
a. Willow Creek Business Park 
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3.   Section 551.087 deliberation regarding Economic Development negotiations:
a. Discussion regarding Prospect 1010
b. Discussion regarding Prospect 1011
c. Discussion regarding Prospect 1012
d. Discussion regarding Prospect 1015
e. Discussion regarding Prospect 1016

 
J.   RECONVENE IN REGULAR SESSION
 
1.   Take any action necessary regarding consultation with attorney: Prospect 1011 Click to View
2.   Take any action necessary regarding real property: Willow Creek Business Park Click to View
3.   Take any action necessary regarding Prospects:
a. Prospect 1010
b. Prospect 1011
c. Prospect 1012
d. Prospect 1015
e. Prospect 1016
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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 Monday, November 16, 2020, at 10:00 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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