CITY OF JEFFERSON, TEXAS
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
102 N. POLK STREET
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020 @ 5:30 P.M.
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Jefferson City Council will be held on March 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm at the Jefferson City Hall located at 102 N. Polk Street, Jefferson, Texas, at which time the subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which 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 from the consent agenda, items identified with the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.
1. CALL TO ORDER – MAYOR PRO TEM
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGINACE
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-minutes 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 City Hall a minimum of 5 days prior to a regular City Council meeting
5. PROCLAMATION FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
6. PRESENTATION- Gene Keenon to Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department
7. NORTHEAST TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT QUARTERLY REPORT- George Ostott
a. Redistricting – Pat George
b. Discuss-Verity Voting System
c. Surface water flooding and drainage issue around Berean Baptist Church, 204 Gray Street, Jefferson, Texas, Pastor William H. Scott, II – Ald. Finstrom
9. 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 of February 18, 2020 and March 3, 2020.
b. Consider and/or approve monthly Financial Reports
c. Consider and/or approve the resignation of Mayor Charles Haggard effective February 20, 2020
d. Consider and/or approve Joint Election Agreement between the Jefferson Independent School District and the City of Jefferson
10. ACTION ITEMS
a. Consider and/or approve to precede with joining Marion County to purchase Verity Voting System
b. Consider and/or approve a Petition, Resolution and Deed without Warranty to declare a portion of an alley abandoned and closed and convey to adjoining land owners, owning Lots 3 and 4 in Block 88 of the Urquhart Addition in Block 86, Urquhart Addition to the City of Jefferson, Texas, do hereby petition the City of Jefferson to declare the East-West alley shown on the Plat between Lot 3 on the North side of the alley and Lot 4 on the South side of the alley abandoned and closed.
c. Consider and/or approve Special Event Application for Battle for Jefferson Civil War Re-Enactment for May 1-May 3, 2020.
11. END REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING AND ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION
12. 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 below, 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
a. Discuss City Administrator
13. RECONVENE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
a. No action to be taken from Executive Session
Certificate of Posting
I, Doris M. 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 13th day of March, 2020, at 2:00 PM, and remained so posted for at
least 72 continuous hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.
Doris M. Hines, City Secretary