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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
 
NOTICE OF
TELECONFERENCE MEETING 
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

April 13, 2020
 Work Session 
4:00 p.m., City Council Chambers
 Regular Meeting
5:30 p.m., City Council Chambers
504 N. Queen Street
Palestine, Texas

 
 
Notice is herby given in accordance with Order of the Governor issued March 16, 2020, the City Council of the City of Palestine will conduct its Work Session and Regular Meeting by telephone/video conference instead of a meeting providing for physical access to the public, 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.

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone for the Work Session at 4:00 p.m.
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/922346126?pwd=Tk1uWmNlT2V0Z0taT1dySlZjYTVUdz09

You can also dial in using your phone. United States: 346-248-7799 Meeting ID: 922 346 126, Password: 732896

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone for the Regular Meeting at 5:30 p.m.
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/818900739?pwd=SFpsYUFBVm5PMTdiREpHSitKdm1QUT09

You can also dial in using your phone. United States: 346-248-7799 Meeting ID: 818 900 739, Password: 408959

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WORK SESSION
 
1.   Discussion and update on external financial audit.  Assistant City Manager/Chief Financial Officer, Edena Atmore Click to View
2.   Discussion and update regarding fiscal year budget 10/01/2019 - 09/30/2020.  Assistant City Manager/Chief Financial Officer, Edena Atmore Click to View
3.   Discussion and update regarding fiscal year budget 10/01/2020 - 09/30/2021.  Assistant City Manager/Chief Financial Officer, Edena Atmore
 
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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
Members of the public may submit their comments by completing the required Request to Speak form by using the web link below. All comments submitted prior to the meeting will be read during the meeting.http://cityofpalestinetx.com/government/city-secretary/policies-forms/request-to-speak/
 
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.   Development Services March 2020 Monthly Report Click to View
3.   Fire Department Monthly Report March 2020 Click to View
4.   Municipal Court February 2020 Monthly Report Click to View
5.   Municipal Court March 2020 Monthly Report Click to View
6.   Palestine Public Library March 2020 Monthly Report and Summer 2020 Updates Click to View
7.   Parks and Recreation March 2020 Monthly Report Click to View
8.   Public Works March 2020 Monthly Report Click to View
9.   Fiscal Year 2019 - 2020 Hotel Occupancy Tax budget re-forecast due to COVID-19 impact on tourism in Palestine
 
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I.   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 minutes of the Work Session and Regular Meeting of January 27, 2020. Click to View
2.   Consider approval of minutes of the Special Meeting of February 3, 2020. Click to View
3.   Consider approval of minutes of the Work Session and Regular Meeting of February 24, 2020. Click to View
4.   Consider approval of minutes of the Work Session and Regular Meeting of February 10, 2020. Click to View
5.   Consider approval of invoices over $25,000.  Assistant City Manager/Chief Financial Officer, Edena Atmore
 
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J.   REGULAR AGENDA
 
1.   Discuss and take action on approved Hotel Occupancy Tax grants.  Tourism/Marketing Manager, Mary Raum. Click to View
2.   Discuss and take action on previously approved Downtown grants.  Main Street Maanger, Rachel Nichols. Click to View
3.   Consider authorizing the City Attorney to create lease amendment agreements for mall tenants.  City Attorney, Gary Landers  Click to View
4.   Consider authorizing the Economic Development Corporation Attorney to create lease amendment agreements for Business Park tenants requesting leniency on payment of lease payments due to COVID-19.  City Manager, Leslie Cloer  Click to View
5.   Consider approval of contract for City Attorney Services.  City Attorney, Gary Landers Click to View
6.   Discuss and take action for response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Mayor, Steve Presley and City Manager, Leslie Cloer
 
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K.   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 the Laza lawsuit and status of pending claims.
2.   Section 551.072 deliberation regarding real property: the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property including interlocal agreement with a government entity.
3.   Section 551.087 deliberation regarding Economic Development negotiations including Project Potter.
 
L.   RECONVENE IN REGULAR SESSION
Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone for the Regular Meeting after the Closed Session
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/249467780?pwd=VFh3Ry9lSVB6RDRWaVJyUHhQaXFtZz09

You can also dial in using your phone. United States: 346-248-7799 Meeting ID: 249 467 780, Password: 386574
1.   Take any action necessary regarding real property.
 
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M.   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 Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 5:00 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, CONTACT THE CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE VIA EMAIL AT therrera@palestine-tx.org or 903-731-8414.

    

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