CITY OF JEFFERSON, TEXAS
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
305 E. AUSTIN STREET
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2022 @ 5:30 P.M.
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Jefferson City Council will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 5:30 PM at the Transportation Center at 305 E. Austin Street, Jefferson, Texas, at which time the subjects to be 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 from the consent agenda, items identified with the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.
- CALL TO ORDER – MAYOR
- PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
- 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 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 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
- MAYOR’S COMMENTS
a. Derelict Housing Policy
b. Sidewalk problems and potential solutions
c. Reminder: The deadline to file for a place on the ballot for the May 7, 2022 General Election is February 18, 2022 at 5pm. The drawing for a place on the ballot will be Monday, February 28, 2022 at 10am at City Hall, 102 N. Polk Street.
- CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S COMMENTS
a. Update on Drainage
b. 2022 Street campaign candidates
a. Historic Jefferson Foundation report on the completion of the lighting project at the Sterne Fountain – Laura Omer
- 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 minutes of January 18, 2022 Regular Meeting
b. Consider and/or approve minutes of January 21, 2022 Special Meeting
c. Consider and/or approve minutes of February 1, Public Hearing
d. Consider and/or approve minutes of February 1, Special Meeting
e. Consider and/or approve monthly financial reports
f. Consider and/or approve the Outlaw Nationals Car Show event application to be held on April 15 – 16 2022.
g. Consider and/or approve the 4th Annual Antique Tractor Show event application to be held from September 16 – 17, 2022
h. Consider and/or approve the East Texas Burn Run event application to be held on October 7 – 9, 2022
i. Consider and/or approve the Toys for Tots/Krewe of Hebe building permit (corner of Washington and Lafayette, Blk 32, Lot 12 Urquhart)
j. Consider and/or approve Kurt Gaar building permit (corner of Friou & Clay)
k. Consider and/or approve Jeffery Mark Ponder Investment Trust building permit. (Behind southeast side of existing building located at 114-120 Lafayette Street and adjoining Bateman’s Alley)
l. Consider and/or approve Chamber of Commerce building permit for improvements of the old Police Station (111 E. Austin Street)
m. Consider and/or approve amending the effective date of the Police Chief Salary Increase from the approved February 1, 2022 effective date to become effective for the pay period at the time of approval (1/23/22 to 2/5/22)
n. Consider and/or approve renewing the Pitney Bowes 60-month contract with updated equipment for up to $70.00 a month or up to $210.00 quarterly.
- ACTION ITEMS
a. Consider and/or approve an amendment to the approved Event application regarding street closures for the Mardi Gras Upriver from February 24 – 27, 2022
b. Consider and/or approve Rod Rodriguez’s variance request on building permit (306 E. Watson Street)
c. Consider and/or approve request from Mr. Anthony Fry for the City to repair curbs and the driveway entrance in front of 207 Alley Street.
d. Consider and/or approve renewing and/or amending the agreement between the City of Jefferson and the Marion County Chamber of Commerce for the usage of the former Jefferson Police Department Building on Austin Street
e. Consider, discuss, and/or approve adopting a Resolution of the City of Jefferson, Texas Cafeteria Plan, sponsored by Colonial Life, effective beginning on October 15, 2021 and ending October 14, 2022. (Tabled from 11/16/2021 Regular Council Meeting)
f. Consider and/or approve placement of STOP sign on Marshall St., Northbound at Lake Street.
g. Consider and/or approve a NO PARKING sign in the turn around area at the boat ramp.
h. Consider and/or approve updated resolution authorizing contractual and financial signers for grant no. 19-076-053-B844 Disaster Recovery GLO grant.
i. Consider, discuss and/or approve the recommendation of the Selection Review Committee to award by resolution Traylor & Associates for grant administration services in conjunction with an application (if applicable) of funding from the U.S. Department of Treasury for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to provide project administration and project-related management services, if awarded.
j. Consider, discuss and/or approve the recommendation of the Selection Review Committee to award by resolution Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. (SPI) for engineering services for the City’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funding for project related services and project implementation.
k. Consider and/or approve seeking bids to hire a grant administrator to submit applications on behalf of the City, for funds from the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) related to the FEMA-DR-4485, Covid-19 Pandemic
l. Consider and/or approve seeking bids to hire an engineer for service projects allowed with the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) related to the FEMA-DR-4485, Covid-19 Pandemic funds should the program award funds to the City.
m. Consider, discuss and/or approve an ordinance of the City of Jefferson, Texas regulating the speed of motor vehicles upon a certain section of US 59 within the corporate limits of the City of Jefferson, Texas. Authorizing the Texas Department of Transportation to erect signs, prescribing penalties, repealing all ordinances in conflict herewith and providing a savings clause; and declaring an emergency. (For traffic traveling in a southerly direction on US 59, for traffic traveling in a northerly direction on US 59)
10. EXECUTIVE SESSION
The Jefferson City Council reserves the right to adjourn into Executive Session at any time during the Course of the meeting to discuss any of the matters listed above, as authorized by the Texas Government Code.
Section 551.071 – Consultation with an Attorney
Section 551.072 – Deliberations concerning Real Property
Section 551.073 – Deliberations concerning gifts/donations
Section 551.074 – Deliberations concerning Personnel Matters
Section 551.076 – Deliberation concerning Municipal Security
Section 551.087 – Economic Development
11. POST-EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION ITEMS
Certificate of Posting
I, Melissa Boyd, City Secretary for the City of Jefferson, Texas do hereby certify that this Notice of Meeting was posted at City Hall, 102 N. Polk Street, a place readily accessible to the general public at all times, on this 11th day of February, 2022, at 11:50 a.m. and remained to posted for at least 72 continuous hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.
Melissa Boyd, City Secretary