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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

June 8, 2020
 Work Session 
3:30 p.m., City Hall Conference Room
 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 Work Session 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88392376335?pwd=dzhuUEliM3p0QTVQcmE0eHkvMUhpQT09

Meeting ID: 883 9237 6335
Password: 526990

You can also dial in using your phone. One tap mobile.
+13462487799,,88392376335#,,1#,526990# US

Zoom Link Regular Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84580400478?pwd=M2dWUWlnWStBd2M2UkpPd2JublQ4QT09

Meeting ID: 845 8040 0478
Password: 600786

You can also dial in using your phone. One tap mobile.
+13462487799,,84580400478#,,1#,600786# 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.
 
             
WORK SESSION
 
1.   Discuss RFQ 2020-001 Engineering Services. Patsy Smith, Parks and Recreation Director Click to View
2.   Review CGI Communications, Inc. videos and authorize the posting of the videos on the City's website. Mary Raum, Tourism Marketing Manager Click to View
3.   Discuss water usage for splash pad and cost of water. Pasty Smith, Parks and Recreation Director
 
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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 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/
  1. Agenda Items
  2. Non-Agenda Items

It is not the intention of the City of Palestine to provide a public forum for the embarrassment or demeaning of an individual or group. Neither is it the intention of the Council to allow a member of the public to slur the performance, honesty and/or integrity of any person or threaten any person. Accordingly, profane, insulting, or threatening language will not be read aloud at the meeting.
 
E.   CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURES
 
F.   MAYOR'S REPORT
 
G.   ITEMS FROM COUNCIL
 
H.   CITY MANAGER'S REPORT
 
1.   City Manager's Office Click to View
2.   Parks and Recreation Monthly Report Click to View
3.   Fire Monthly Report and Emergency Management Update Click to View
4.   Tourism March/April Report Click to View
5.   Public Works Monthly Report Click to View
6.   Library Monthly Report and Opening Plan
 
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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 May 26, 2020. Teresa Herrera, City Secretary Click to View
2.   Consider the approval of invoices over $25,000. Edena Atmore, Assistant City Manager/CFO
 
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J.   REGULAR AGENDA
 
1.   Consider authorizing City Manager to seek sealed bids for the Palestine Municipal Airport Automated Weather Observation System. Felipe Garcia, Utilities Director Click to View
2.   Discuss and take action on the library's application for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission CARES grant. Theresa Holden, Library Director Click to View
3.   Discussion and first reading of a resolution approving funding by the Palestine EDC for infrastructure grant of up to $70,000.00 in Sales Tax Rebates to New Urban Development. Leslie Cloer, City Manager Click to View
4.   Consider the approval of the 2020 Pool Schedule for the Steven Bennett Pool. Patsy Smith, Parks and Recreation Director
 
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K.   CLOSED SESSION
Council will go into Closed Session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapter D.
 
1.   Section 551.072 deliberation regarding real property: the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property. Discussion and update on City-owned properties including Palestine Mall, Civic Center, and Palestine Athletic Complex. Click to View
2.   Section 551.087 deliberation regarding Economic Development negotiations. Discussion and update on Chick Fil-A (Mall Pad Site 2). Click to View
3.   Section 551.087 deliberation regarding Economic Development negotiations. Discussion and update on Magnum Opus Ventures. Click to View
4.   Section 551.087 deliberation regarding Economic Development negotiations:  discussion and update regarding Project Mash.
 
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L.   RECONVENE IN REGULAR SESSION
 
1.   Discussion and possible action regarding real property including:  Palestine Mall, Civic Center, and Palestine Athletic Complex. Click to View
2.   Discussion and possible action regarding an economic development incentive for New Urban Development Corporation, LLC in an amount not to exceed $40,000 to reimburse the developer its infrastructure costs associated with the Chick Fil-A (Mall Pad Site 2) project. Click to View
3.   Discussion and possible action on Project Mash.
 
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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, June 5, 2020, at 3:10 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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