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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
Edena Atmore, Asst. City Manager/CFO
Teresa Herrera, City Secretary
Gary Landers, City Attorney
 
NOTICE OF TELECONFERENCE MEETING 
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

June 22, 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. 

Zoom Link Work Session:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89309228406?pwd=RjM3TXM0dlFCWXBuY3RubkRmNUtHZz09

Meeting ID: 893 0922 8406
Password: 066228

You can also dial in using your phone. One tap mobile
+13462487799,,89309228406#,,,,0#,,066228# US

Zoom Link Regular Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81447339791?pwd=bmQzZ3Q2SWR3eUxyZUVHSGlLcXJLUT09

Meeting ID: 814 4733 9791
Password: 807342

You can also dial in using your phone. One tap mobile
+13462487799,,81447339791#,,,,0#,,807342# 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.   Discussion with KSA regarding Hospital Lift Station Improvements, Project 049. Felipe Garcia, Utilities Director Click to View
2.   Discussion with KSA regarding Water Treatment Plant Generator, Project 050. Felipe Garcia, Utilities Director Click to View
3.   Discuss Annual Audit for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. Frank Campos, Auditor Click to View
4.   Discuss the online convenience fee for all customers paying bills online via credit cards. Edena Atmore, Assistant City Manager/CFO Click to View
5.   Discuss the temporarily reduced rate for an extra trash polycart. Edena Atmore, Assistant City Manager/CFO Click to View
6.   Discuss the special rates request received from Palestine Garden Center. Edena Atmore, Assistant City Manager/CFO Click to View
7.   Discuss the operations and guidelines of the Farmers Market. Lisa Denton, EDC 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 Report Click to View
2.   Municipal Court Report Click to View
3.   Customer Service Update Click to View
4.   Police Department Stats Click to View
5.   Police Department PLACE Team Report Click to View
6.   Development Services April 2020 Report Click to View
7.   Development Services May 2020 Report
 
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I.   OPEN BIDS
 
1.   Open Sealed Bid RFP 2020-008 - Water Line Replacement.
 
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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 June 8, 2020. Teresa Herrera, City Secretary Click to View
2.   Consider approval of the multi-year contract with CGI Communications for the 2019 Community Video Program. Mary Raum, Tourism Marketing Manager Click to View
3.   Consider approval of invoices over $25,000.00. Edena Atmore, Assistant City Manager/CFO
 
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K.   REGULAR AGENDA
 
1.   Discussion and take action on KSA Engineers  Projects 049 for Hospital Lift Station Upgrade and 050 for Water Treatment Plant Generator. Felipe Garcia, Utilities Director Click to View
2.   Consider acceptance of the Annual Audit for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. Frank Campos, Auditor Click to View
3.   Discuss and take action on Enterprise leasing program for fiscal year 2020 - 2021.  Edena Atmore, Assistant City Manager/CFO, Mark Harcrow, Chief of Police Click to View
4.   Discuss and take action on RFQ 2020-001 for Engineering Services. Patsy Smith, Parks and Recreation Director and Leslie Cloer, City Manager Click to View
5.   Discuss and take action on Hotel Occupancy Tax Funding application by the Palestine YMCA in the amount of $10,000.00; Whataburger Classic Spring Soccer Tournament. Mary Raum, Tourism Marketing Manager Click to View
6.   Discuss and take action on a Resolution for the City of Palestine Emergency Management COVID-19 Disaster Costs Project. Mendi Chambers, Interim Emergency Management Coordinator Click to View
7.   Discussion and second 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
8.   Discuss and take action on the online convenience fee for all customers paying bills online via credit cards. Edena Atmore, Assistant City Manager/CFO Click to View
9.   Discuss and take action the special rates request received from Palestine Garden Center. Edena Atmore, Assistant City Manager/CFO Click to View
10.   Discuss and take action on an ordinance amending the rate for an extra trash polycart. Edena Atmore, Assistant City Manager/CFO Click to View
11.   Discuss and take action on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Alliance (IDEA) Committee.  Steve Presley, Mayor
 
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L.   CLOSED SESSION
Council will go into Closed Session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapter D, Chapter 791, and Section 272.001(1).
 
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 and Palestine Athletic Complex. Click to View
2.   Section 551.087 deliberation regarding Economic Development negotiations.  Discussion and update regarding Project Mash. Click to View
3.   Section 551.071 consultation with attorney: pending or contemplated litigation or a settlement offer. Discuss Gayle Cooper v. City of Palestine, Palestine Economic Development Corporation, 2SC200003. Click to View
4.   Section 791, interlocal cooperation agreements and Section 272.001(1), acquisition, sale, or lease of property for the Palestine Civic Center.
 
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M.   RECONVENE IN REGULAR SESSION
 
1.   Take any action necessary regarding real property including:  Palestine Mall, Civic Center, and Palestine Athletic Complex. Click to View
2.   Take any action necessary regarding Project Mash. Click to View
3.   Take action necessary regarding Gayle Cooper v. City of Palestine, Palestine Economic Development Corporation, 2SC200003. Click to View
4.   Take any action necessary regarding an interlocal agreement for the sale of the Palestine Civic Center.
 
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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, June 19, 2020, at 9:30 a.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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