CITY OF JEFFERSON, TEXAS
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
305 E. AUSTIN STREET
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2022 @ 5:30 P.M.
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Jefferson City Council will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 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
a. Budget cycle
b. Process to handle questions/complaints
c. Hot weather is here
6. CHIEF’S COMMENTS
a. Department Update
a. JEDCO quarterly update – Bubba Haggard
b. Tourism quarterly update – Colleen Taylor
c. FOJA quarterly update – Sharon Goolsby
d. Linebarger Collection report and update –Staci Killingsworth
8. 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 May 3, 2022 Special Council Meeting
b. Consider and/or approve minutes of May 17, 2022 Regular Council Meeting
c. Consider and/or approve monthly financial reports
d. Consider and/or approve Resolution for Official Action to Authorize Individuals to sign checks on behalf of the City of Jefferson
e. Consider and/or approve Resolution Amending Authorized Representatives for TEXPOOL
f. Consider and/or approve the Jefferson Salutes America event application to be held on July 4, 2022
g. Consider, discuss and/or approve Charter Gulf Coast application for building permit. (Elizabeth and North Walcott)
h. Consider, discuss and/or approve Will & Lucy Thomas application for building permit. (150 Gray St.)
9. ACTION ITEMS
a. Consider, discuss and/or approve a Petition to declare the alley located between Lot 9 and Lot 10 of Block 74 in the Urquhart Addition of the City of Jefferson to be abandoned and closed and to convey to the adjoining property owners.
b. Consider, discuss and/or approve Kay Terhune’s request to have dead tree limbs hanging over the house located at 107 N. Main Street to be trimmed at the City’s expense or to allow Ms. Terhune to hire a tree trimmer at her expense.
c. Consider, discuss and/or approve removing or trimming a live tree located at the Jefferson Masonic Lodge, 310 N. Alley Street, at the City’s expense.
d. Consider, discuss and/or approve a resolution authorizing the imposition of a penalty up to 20% for collection costs on delinquent taxes
e. Consider, discuss and/or approve renewing and/or amending the Marion County Chamber of Commerce lease agreement on the usage of the former Jefferson Police Department building on Austin Street.
f. Consider, discuss and/or approve professional services/legal advice and structuring possible expansion of extraterritorial jurisdiction and annexation of property adjacent to the City of Jefferson.
g. Consider, discuss and/or approve use of funds to clear undergrowth on and/or around the Jefferson Howe Train Trestle.
h. Consider and/or approve 2023 TMRS Employee Retirement Plan City Contribution Rate of .72%
i. Consider, discuss and/or approve finalizing the 2022 Street Campaign and publishing notice for bid acceptance in the paper.
j. Consider, discuss and/or approve adding the role of an administrative office assistant, the positions salary, and authorizing the posting of the position in the newspaper and on the TML website.
k. Consider, discuss and/or possible action to persons violating Sec. 90-47 regarding parking on City Streets
l. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointing Mayor Pro Tem
m. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointment to JEDCO by Ald. Shadden
n. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointment to JEDCO by Ald. Thomas
o. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointment to JEDCO by Ald. Johnson
p. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointment to JEDCO by Mayor Baker
q. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointment to Tourism by Ald. Shadden
r. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointment to Tourism by Ald. Thomas
s. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointment to Tourism by Ald. Johnson
t. Consider, discuss and/or approve appointment to Tourism by Mayor Baker
a. Discuss and consider list of tabled items from previous meetings
b. Core Committee on strategic plan update and possible discussion
c. Agenda requests with complete documentation needs to be turned no later than 5:00 pm on the Wednesday before the council meeting.
11. 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.
a. Section 551.071 – Consultation with an Attorney
b. Section 551.072 – Deliberations concerning Real Property
c. Section 551.073 – Deliberations concerning gifts/donations
d. Section 551.074 – Deliberations concerning Personnel Matters: Employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee (6 month evaluation of City Secretary)
e. Section 551.076 – Deliberation concerning Municipal Security
f. Section 551.087 – Economic Development
12. POST-EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION ITEMS
a. Return to Open Session and take action as a result of discussions in preceding:
- Agenda Item 11a pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.071 Consultation with an Attorney
- Agenda Item 11d pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.074 [Personnel Related Matters]: City Secretary
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 17th day of June, 2022, at 4:45 p.m. and remained to posted for at least 72 continuous hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.
Melissa Boyd, City Secretary