CITY OF JEFFERSON, TEXAS
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
305 E. AUSTIN STREET
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022 @ 6:30 P.M.
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Jefferson City Council will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 6:30 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. Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022
6. MAYOR COMMENTS
a. Update on Marcia Thomas’s request
7. CONSENT ITEMS
a. Consider and/or approve Rebecca Landers application for building permit. (205 E. Delta St.)
b. Consider and/or approve of 2022-23 FOJA financial commitment (raise from 13K to 16,250 beginning in Oct)
8. ACTION ITEMS
a. Consider, discuss and/or approve Ald. Finstrom’s appointment of Mike Watts to the Jefferson Planning and Zoning Commission. (Tabled from 9/20/22 meeting)
9. DISCUSSION ITEMS
a. Strategic Plan Core Team Update – Ald. Moore, Ald. Thomas, and Sec. Boyd
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.
a. Section 551.071 – Consultation with an Attorney (Carroll Lawsuit)
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 Security
f. Section 551.087 – Economic Development
11. POST-EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION ITEMS
a. Return to Open Session and take action as a result of discussions in preceding: Agenda Item 10a pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.071 Consultation with an Attorney: (Carroll Lawsuit)
12. ADJOURNMENT SPECIAL MEETING
Immediately following adjournment of the special council meeting, the council will go into a workshop to discuss the following:
a. There will be no action taken during this workshop. This meeting is for a workshop to discuss recommendations and possible adjustments to existing City of Jefferson Ordinances and the 2016 Personnel Policy & Procedure Manual in comparison to the 2000 edition of the Employee Handbook. There will also be a session with the new Planning and Zoning Board to discuss expectations of the board and meeting requirements. There will be no action taken by the city council on approving recommendations and/or adjustments at this time.
- Handbook session with Joanne Stacey
- Planning & Zoning session with new P&Z Board
14. ADJOURNMENT OF WORKSHOP
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 the 30th day of September, 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