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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 27, 2020
  Regular Meeting
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 City Council of the City of Palestine will conduct its Special 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 no public access to the location described above.

Zoom Link Regular Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82632087588?pwd=UGphNEs4cDJ1ekptdFJpQWpINUwzZz09

You can also dial in using your phone.
Note: when you are joining a Zoom meeting by phone, you can use your phone’s dial pad to enter the commands *6 for toggling mute/unmute and *9 to “raise your hand.” Learn more here.

Meeting ID: 826 3208 7588
Password: 293550
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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.
 
             
REGULAR MEETING
 
A.  
CALL TO ORDER
 
B.  
INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
C.   CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
 
1.   Discuss and take action for response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).  City Manager, Leslie Cloer and NetHealth Public Information Officer and Director of Community Outreach, Terrence Ates and Assistant Director, Stephanie Walker.
 
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D.  
PROPOSED CHANGES OF AGENDA ITEMS
 
E.   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.

http://cityofpalestinetx.com/government/city-secretary/policies-forms/request-to-speak/

A. Agenda Items
B. Non-Agenda Items
 
F.   CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURES
 
G.   MAYOR'S REPORT
 
H.   ITEMS FROM COUNCIL
 
I.   CITY MANAGER'S REPORT
 
1.   City Manager's Office Click to View
2.   PD March 2020 Stats Click to View
3.   PD PLACE Team March 2020 Report Click to View
4.   Finance - Sales Tax Update Click to View
5.   Finance - Property Tax Update
 
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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 approval of minutes of the Work Session and Regular Meeting of March 9, 2020. Click to View
2.   Consider approval of minutes of the Emergency Meeting of March 16, 2020 3:00 p.m. Click to View
3.   Consider approval of minutes of the Emergency Meeting of March 16, 2020 4:15 p.m. Click to View
4.   Consider approval of minutes of the Work Session and Regular Meeting of March 23, 2020. Click to View
5.   Consider approval of invoices over $25,000. Asst. City Manager/CFO, Edena Atmore
 
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K.   REGULAR AGENDA
 
1.   Discuss and take action on emergency purchase order to resolve a drainage issue located on East Davis Street and Dallas Street that has become a concern for public safety.  Streets Director Mark Fletcher and Utilities Director Felipe Garcia Click to View
2.   Discuss and take action regarding Hotel Occupancy Tax Payment Emergency Deferral Program. Tourism/Marketing Manager Mary Raum Click to View
3.   Consider an ordinance authorizing and approving the creation of a Health Facilities Development Corporation on behalf of the City of Palestine, Texas; approving articles of incorporation, and approving bylaws. City Secretary Teresa Herrera Click to View
4.   Consider the appointments to the Health Facilities Development Corporation of Jesse George, III to Place 1 and Dr. David Thompson to Place 2 with the term with to expire May 4, 2021, Blake Starky to Place 3 with term to expire May 4, 2022, and Sara Minton to Place 5 and Diane Davis to Place 6 with the term to expire May 4, 2023. Mayor Steve Presley
5.   Discuss and take action on proposed Anderson County Humane Society Agreement. City Manager Leslie Cloer Click to View
6.   Update regarding the demolition or repair of dilapidated, substandard, or hazardous buildings. City Manager Leslie Cloer and Development Services Director Mark Miears Click to View
7.   Discuss and take action on grants for the City.  Interim Emergency Management Coordinator Mendi Chambers
 
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L.   CLOSED SESSION
Council will go into Closed Session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapter D.
1.   Section 551.072 deliberation regarding real property: the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property, including the Palestine Mall and Civic Center. Click to View
2.   Section 551.087 deliberation regarding economic development negotiations:  including Project Potter and Magnum Opus Ventures.
3.   Section 551.074 personnel matters: to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee; specifically of the economic development director, police chief, and city manager.
 
M.   RECONVENE IN REGULAR SESSION
Zoom Link after Closed Session:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89850411800?pwd=QUxiSFRJYjVUbkx4aUcxMThJay91dz09

You can also dial in using your phone.
Note: when you are joining a Zoom meeting by phone, you can use your phone’s dial pad to enter the commands *6 for toggling mute/unmute and *9 to “raise your hand.” Learn more here.

Meeting ID: 898 5041 1800
Password: 915972
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+13462487799,,89850411800#,,#,915972# US
 
1.   Take any action necessary regarding real property: the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property, including the Palestine Mall and Civic Center. Click to View
2.   Take any action necessary regarding economic development negotiations: including Project Potter and Magnum Opus Ventures
3.   Take any action necessary regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee; specifically of the economic development director, police chief, and city manager.
4.   Discuss and take action on the Purchase and Sale Agreement between City of Palestine and the Economic Development Corporation for Palestine Mall. City Manager Leslie Cloer Click to View
5.   Discuss and take action on the Purchase and Sale Agreement between the Economic Development Corporation and Christon Company for Palestine Mall. City Manager Leslie Cloer
 
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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, April 24, 2020, at 4:20 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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