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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
Jeff Herrington, Interim City Attorney
 
NOTICE OF MEETING 
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

March 23, 2020
 Work Session at 4:00 p.m.
 Regular Meeting at 5:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers
504 N. Queen Street
Palestine, Texas

 
 
The City Council may meet in Closed Session regarding any item on this agenda if necessary, as permitted by Subchapter D of Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code. 
 
             
WORK SESSION
 
1.   Discuss Enterprise Fleet Order for Fiscal Year 2021 - 2022. Enterprise Account Manager, Ursula Fetsko and City Manager, Leslie Cloer Click to View
2.   Hot Pepper Festival Event Recap & Discussion. Tourism Marketing Manager, Mary Raum Click to View
3.   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Update, City Manager, Leslie Cloer
 
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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
Any citizen wishing to speak during public comments regarding an item on or off the agenda may do so after completing the required Request to Speak form. All comments must be no more than five minutes in length. Any comments regarding items not on the posted agenda may not be discussed or responded to by City Council. If you would like to submit comments of public interest or comment on agenda items, send those electronically by 3:00p.m., March 23, 2020, to our City Secretary, Teresa Herrera at therrera@palestine-tx.org.  Please include your name and either a phone number or e-mail address so we can reach out to you if we need any clarification prior to the City Council meeting.
 
E.   CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURES
 
F.   MAYOR'S REPORT
 
G.   ITEMS FROM COUNCIL
 
H.   CITY MANAGER'S REPORT
 
1.   City Manager's Report Click to View
2.   Library's monthly Statistical Report, Narrative, and Calendar Click to View
3.   Development Services February 2020 Monthly Report Click to View
4.   Fire Department Monthly Report Feb. 2020 Click to View
5.   Finance - Sales Tax Update Click to View
6.   Finance - Property Tax Update Click to View
7.   Parks and Recreation Monthly Report February 2020 Click to View
8.   Police February 2020 Statistics Click to View
9.   Police P.L.A.C.E. Team February Report Click to View
10.   Utility Billing Monthly Summary February 2020
 
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I.   OPEN BIDS
 
1.   Open Sealed RFQ 2020-001 Engineering Service
 
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J.   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 a resolution authorizing continued participation with Steering Committee of Cities served by Oncor: and authorizing the payment of seven cents per capita to the Steering Committee to fund regulatory and legal proceedings and activities related to Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC. City Secretary, Teresa Herrera Click to View
2.   Consider approval of Lease Agreement with Xerox for the Library. Interim Finance Director, Andrew Sibai Click to View
3.   Consider approval of invoice over $25,000. Interim Finance Director, Andy Sibai
 
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K.   REGULAR AGENDA
 
1.   Consider and take action on an ordinance re-zoning 101 Trail Hollow Lane, McFarlane Estates #1 Lot 2 in the McFarlane Estates Addition from R-1 Single Family Detached, Low Density District to C-3 General Retail Commercial District contingent upon the property closing with SCC Development Corporation. Planner/HPO Greg Laudadio Click to View
2.   Discuss and take action on the Fiscal Year 2021 - 2022 Enterprise Fleet Order. City Manager, Leslie Cloer Click to View
3.   Second reading and take action on a resolution regarding Palestine Economic Development Corporation and City of Palestine notice of intention to grant $19,420.00 to Kaycee Hamilton and Mark Stoup, property located at 105 E. Main Street. Tourism Markerting Manager, Mary Raum Click to View
4.   Consider and take action on the management of the event from the City of Palestine to the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce. Tourism Marketing Manager, Mary Raum Click to View
5.   Discuss and take action for response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). City Manager, Leslie Cloer Click to View
6.   Consider a Resolution declaring a state of disaster and emergency because of the impact of COVID-19, confirming and ratifying an emergency proclamation, and adopting, approving and ratifying certain rules to protect the health of persons in the City. City Manager, Leslie Cloer Click to View
7.   Discuss and take action by resolution authorizing City Manager to update, maintain, and enforce employee policies and regulations. City Manager, Leslie Cloer Click to View
8.   Consider and take action on authorizing the City Manager to work with Employee Benefit Consulting to take employee benefits plans out to bid. City Manager, Leslie Cloer
 
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L.   CLOSED SESSION
Council will go into Closed Session pursuant to Section 551.071 consultation with attorney: pending or contemplated litigation.
 
1.   Discussion and update regarding City of Palestine v. LS Equipment Company, Inc. - Case Number DCCV17-003-3 Click to View
2.   Discussion and update regarding Baze Chemical, Inc. v. City of Palestine, Texas, Case No. DCCV20-1523-3 Click to View
3.   Discussion and update regarding Union Pacific Railroad Company v. City of Palestine, Texas, Case 6:19-cv-00574-JDK. Click to View
4.   Discussion and update regarding Michael lvy v. City of Palestine, Case 6:19-cv-00242-JDK, in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas. Click to View
5.   Discussion and update regarding City of Palestine v. Jerry Laza, Cause No. DCCV 16-359-349, 349th District Court, Anderson County; and Jerry Laza v. City of Palestine, Cause No. 6:17-CV-00533-RWS in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas.
 
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M.   RECONVENE IN REGULAR SESSION
 
1.   Take any action regarding City of Palestine v. LS Equipment Company, Inc. - Case Number DCCV17-003-3 Click to View
2.   Take any action necessary regarding Baze Chemical, Inc. v. City of Palestine, Texas, Case No. DCCV20-1523-3 Click to View
3.   Take any action necessary regarding Union Pacific Railroad Company v. City of Palestine, Texas, Case 6:19-cv-00574-JDK. Click to View
4.   Take any action necessary regarding Michael lvy v. City of Palestine, Case 6:19-cv-00242-JDK, in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas. Click to View
5.   Take any action necessary regarding City of Palestine v. Jerry Laza, Cause No. DCCV 16-359-349, 349th District Court, Anderson County; and Jerry Laza v. City of Palestine, Cause No. 6:17-CV-00533-RWS in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas.
 
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N.   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, March 20, 2020 before 4:00 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, WITHIN THREE DAYS PRIOR TO ANY PROCEEDING, CONTACT THE CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE 504 N. QUEEN STREET, PALESTINE, TEXAS 75801 (903-731-8414).

    

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