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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
SPECIAL MEETING
 

PALESTINE CITY COUNCIL

April 20, 2020
 4:00 P.M.
 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.

Please join the Zoom meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86823758920?pwd=dmJoSEF3dU56Yy9xNmNIU2xiQmFHUT09

You can also dial in using your phone. United States: 346-248-7799 Meeting ID: 868 2375 8920, Password: 705269

Follow us live at: facebook.com/palestinetx/

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.
 
             
SPECIAL MEETING
 
A.  
CALL TO ORDER
 
B.   PUBLIC COMMENTS
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/
 
C.   CITY MANAGER'S REPORT
 
1.   City Manager's Report
 
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D.   REGULAR AGENDA
 
1.   Discuss and take action on deferring Hotel Occupancy Tax Payment Emergency Deferral Program effective April 20, 2020. Tourism/Marketing Manager, Mary Raum Click to View
2.   Discuss and take action on FEMA grants for City of Palestine.  Interim Emergency Management Coordinator, Mendi Chambers Click to View
3.   Discuss and take action on federal Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding. Interim Emergency Management Coordinator, Mendi Chambers Click to View
4.   Discuss and take action for response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). City Manager, Leslie Cloer
 
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E.   CLOSED SESSION
Council will go into Closed Session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapter D.
1.   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 city manager.
 
F.   RECONVENE IN REGULAR SESSION
1.   Take any action necessary regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee; specifically of the city manager.

 
G.   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 17, 2020, at 3:05 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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