CITY OF JEFFERSON, TEXAS
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
305 E. AUSTIN STREET
TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2022 @ 5:30 P.M.
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Jefferson City Council will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 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.
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 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
5. MAYOR’S COMMENTS
a. FY22 Budget Update
b. Lions Club award
c. Railroad discussions
d. Soda/Henderson sink hole update
e. Administrative Assistant update
f. TML Conference October 5-7th in San Antonio
g. Update on the July 13, 2022 storm and debris removal
6. 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 July 5, 2022 Special Council Meeting
b. Consider and/or approve minutes of July 11, 2022 Special Council Meeting
c. Consider and/or approve monthly Financial Reports
d. Consider and/or approve Quarterly Budget Reports
e. Consider and/or approve Quarterly Revenue Reports
f. Consider and/or approve appointment of Karen Jones to calculate tax rates
g. Consider and/or approve the JHS Homecoming Parade event application to be held on September 9, 2022.
h. Consider and/or approve Peter Stapa’s application for Building permit (507 N. Soda St.)
i. Consider and/or approve Jefferson Economic Development Corp. Budget for fiscal year 2022-2023
7. ACTION ITEMS
a. Consider, discuss and/or approve Wesley and Michelle Miller’s application for building permit with variance (209 E. Clarksville St.)
b. Consider, discuss and/or approve reimbursement to a guest of Kennedy Manor for his vehicle damage caused by the broken limb from a tree on City Property
c. Consider, discuss and/or approve trimming or removing trees that are shedding limbs on Market Street that are located on City property near Kennedy Manor.
d. Consider, discuss and/or approve JEDCO to spend $45,860.00 to complete Railroad Quiet Zone Study
e. Consider, discuss and/or approve the purchase up to $3,400 for Evidence Management Software and Asset Management for the Police Department
f. Consider, discuss and/or approve Truancy Fines from Jefferson ISD as guided by the Texas Education Code
g. Consider, discuss and/or approve the formation of a committee to review the CenterPoint Energy proposed franchise agreement renewal, ask questions and negotiate terms to be presented to City Council for consideration and final approval.
h. Consider, discuss and/or approve setting dates and times for the 2022/2023 budget workshops in addition to process discussion and Council expectations
8. DISCUSSION ITEMS
a. Discuss and consider uncontracted commercial trash carriers damaging roads by servicing large commercial dumpsters for businesses and residential customers within the city limits.
b. Discuss and consider stop sign needs within the city
9. 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: Darren Coleman
b. Section 551.072 – Deliberations concerning Real Property
c. Section 551.073 – Deliberations concerning gifts/donations
d. Section 551.074 – Deliberations concerning Personnel Matters
e. Section 551.076 – Deliberation concerning Municipal
f. Security Section 551.087 – Economic Development
10. 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 15th day of July, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. and remained to posted for at least 72 continuous hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.
Melissa Boyd, City Secretary
ATTENDANCE BY OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICIALS: It is anticipated that members of the City Council, or other city board, commissions and/or committees may attend the meeting in numbers that may constitute a quorum of the other city boards, commissions and/or committees. Notice is hereby given that the meeting, to the extent required by law, is also noticed as a meeting of the other boards, commissions and/or committees of the City, whose members may be in attendance. The members of the boards, commissions and/or committees may participate in discussions on the same items listed on the agenda, which occur at the meeting, but no action will be taken by such in attendance unless such item and action is specifically provided for an on an agenda for that board, commission or committee subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act.