CITY OF JEFFERSON, TEXAS
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
102 N. POLK STREET
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Notice is hereby given that a regular Meeting of the Jefferson City Council will be held on October 17, 2017 at 5:30 PM at the Jefferson City Hall located at 102 N. Polk St., Jefferson, Texas, at which time the subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the order shown on the meeting notice. Unless removed for the consent agenda, items identified with the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.
1. CALL TO ORDER – MAYOR
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
4. WELCOME GUESTS AND VISITORS
Public Comments – Limited to citizens and business owners of the City of Jefferson, must sign up in advance on the list located near the door of the Council Chambers and must limit to 3 minute conversation. Jefferson City Council may ask questions but shall not discuss items that are not on the agenda. On a subject that is not posted on the agenda a person may add an item to a future City Council Agenda by contacting the City Administrator a minimum of 5 days prior to a regular City Council meeting.
5. CONSENT AGENDA
(City Council reserves the right to remove items from the Consent Agenda and consider and/or approve individually)
a) Consider and/or Approve Council Meeting Minutes from September, 2017, and Special Meeting from October 3, 2017
b) Consider and/or Approve Monthly Financial Report
6. ACTION ITEMS
a) Council Address in reference to Tourism/Marketing Director
b) Consider and/or Approve RESOLUTION 2017-10-01, AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO PARTICIPATE AS PART OF THE CITIES ADVOCATING REASONABLE DEREGULATION IN PROCEEDINGS RELATED TO SOUTHWESTERN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY’S APPLICATION TO RECONCILE FUEL COSTS SUBMITTED ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 28, 2017; AUTHORIZING THE HIRING OF ATTORNEYS AND CONSULTANTS; DIRECTING THE ACTIVITIES OF LAWYERS AND CONSULTANTS REGARDING SWEPCO’S APPLICATION; REQUIRING REIMBURSEMENT OF REASONABLE LEGAL AND CONSULTANT EXPENSES; FINDING THAT THE MEETING COMPLIES WITH THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT; AND MAKING OTHER FINDINGS AND PROVISIONS RELATED TO THE SUBJECT
c) Consider and/or Approve RESOLUTION 2017-10-02, DECLARING PORTION OF ALLEY ABANDONED AND CLOSED AND AUTHORIZING SALE
d) Consider and/or Approve authorization of City Administrator to enter into an agreement with Prothro, Wilhemi and Company, PLLC for the year end September 30, 2017 financial audit.
e) Consider and/or Approve GRANT CONTRACT with the Marion County Community Center, Inc.
f) Consider and/or Approve re-appointment of Lena Pope as City of Jefferson Municipal Judge for a 2 year term.
g) Consider and/or Approve authorization for City Administrator to advertise for sealed bids for Cedarwood North Subdivision LOT NO. 25, UNIT 3 (.63 acre tract) and LOT NO. 26, UNIT 3 (.02 acre tract)
7. CLOSE REGULAR MEETING
8. EXECUTIVE SESSION
The Jefferson City Council reserves the right to adjourn into Executive Session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any of the matters listed above, as authorized by Texas Government Code;
1. Section 551.071 – Consultation with an Attorney
2. Section 551.072 – Deliberations concerning Real Property
3. Section 551.073 – Deliberations concerning Gifts/Donations
4. Section 551.074 – Personnel Matters
5. Section 551.076 – Deliberations concerning Municipal Security
6. Section 551.086 – Economic Development
9. RECONVENE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
10. ACTION TAKEN FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION (IF ANY)
12. ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE NEXT AGENDA
Certificate of Posting
I, Doris Hines, City Secretary for the City of Jefferson, Texas, do hereby certify that this Notice of Meeting was posted at City Hall, 102 North Polk Street, a place readily accessible to the general public at all times, on the _____ day of _________________, 2017, at __________, and remained so posted for at least 72 continuous hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.
Doris Hines, City Secretary