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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

May 11, 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 Palestine City Council 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 no public access to the location described above.

Zoom Link Regular Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86038105844?pwd=QVRUbUJrckRva3BkSFBqenVXVWVCQT09

Meeting ID: 860 3810 5844
Password: 722381

You can also dial in using your phone. One tap mobile:
+13462487799,,86038105844#,,1#,722381# US
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.


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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.  
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 weblink below. All comments submitted by 5:00 p.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/

A. Agenda Items
B. Non-Agenda Items
 
1.   Proclamation declaring Monday, May 11, 2020; Jeffery Gerritt Day in Palestine, Texas. Mayor Steve Presley
 
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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.   Parks and Recreation's Report Click to View
3.   Fire Department's Report Click to View
4.   Public Works' Report
 
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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 the minutes from March 30, 2020, Special Meeting. City Secretary Teresa Herrera Click to View
2.   Consider approval of the minutes from April 6, 2020, Special Meeting. City Secretary Teresa Herrera Click to View
3.   Consider the approval of invoices over $25,000.00. Asst. City Manager/CFO Edena Atmore Click to View
4.   Consider a resolution finding that Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC's application for approval to amend its distribution cost recovery factor to increase distribution rates within the City should be denied. City Secretary Teresa Herrera
 
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J.   REGULAR AGENDA
 
1.   Consider approval to seek proposals to replace a water line located at the Palestine Municipal Airport.  Utilities Director, Felipe Garcia Click to View
2.   Discuss and take action on Utility billing response to COVID-19.  Assistant City Manager/Chief Financial Officer, Edena Atmore Click to View
3.   Consider confirmation of Lisa Denton as Economic Development Director.  City Manager, Leslie Cloer Click to View
4.   Consider and take action on resolution amending authorized representatives for TexPool. City Manager, Leslie Cloer Click to View
5.   Consider and take action on resolution amending authorized representatives for TexSTAR.  City Manager, Leslie Cloer Click to View
6.   Discussion and update from City Attorney on current projects. City Attorney Gary Landers
7.   Discuss and take action for response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).  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 551.074 personnel matters, to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee; specifically of the city manager.
2.   Section 551.071, discussion and update with City Attorney regarding pending or contemplated litigation or a settlement offer. Click to View
3.   Section 551.072, deliberation regarding real property: the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property. Click to View
L.   RECONVENE IN REGULAR SESSION
Zoom Link after Closed Session:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86975018562?pwd=b1BFZWpsT1ErMWZ1VmtWZHVvNU9BZz09

Meeting ID: 869 7501 8562
Password: 699014

You can also dial in using your phone. One tap mobile:
+13462487799,,86975018562#,,1#,699014# US
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.
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.
2.   Take any action necessary regarding pending or contemplated litigation or a settlement offer. Click to View
3.   Take any action necessary regarding the deliberation regarding real property: the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of 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 Friday, May 8, 2020, at 1:00 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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