CITY OF JEFFERSON, TEXAS
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
305 E. AUSTIN STREET
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2022 @ 5:30 P.M.
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Jefferson City Council will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 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
- PROCLAMATION –
a. Declaring October 30, 2022 as St. Paul’s Methodist Church Day
b. Declaring October 23 – 31, 2022 as Red Ribbon Week
- MAYOR COMMENTS
a. TML Insurance Additional Coverage Update
1. Police Department Golf Cart
2. Lighting on the Train Trestle
a. Paul Methodist Church – COVID Vaccination update – Reverend Ray Walker
b. NETMWD Quarterly Report – George Otstott
c. 2021 Financial Audit – Jordan Shaw, McMinn, Pope, Woodfin & Shaw, P.C.
- 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 September 19, 2022 Budget Hearing/Special Meeting
b. Consider and/or approve minutes of September 20, 2022 Tax Rate Hearing/Special Meeting
c. Consider and/or approve Application for Amusement Ride Permit for Sacred Spur Carriage
d. Consider and/or approve an application for building permit from Joe and Carmen McDonnell (105 S. Vale)
e. Consider and/or approve Special Event application for the Annual Christmas Parade to be held November 26, 2022
f. Consider and/or approve hiring Adam Fischer in the Public Works Department at the rate of $12.00 per hour to be effective October 19, 2022.
g. Consider and/or approve hiring Vincent Tucker in the Public Works Department at the rate of $12.00 per hour to be effective October 19, 2022.
h. Consider and/or approve 2021 Financial Statement Audit from McMinn, Pope, Woodfin & Shaw, P.C
i. Consider, discuss and/or approve Longview Lights quote for $2,050.00 to replace and reprogram 5 lights on the train trestle that do not have full functioning colors
- ACTION ITEMS
- DISCUSSION ITEMS
a. Discuss and consider options on improving the drainage in the alley between 217 W. Lafayette and the Catholic Church – Tommy Engel
b. Strategic Plan Core Team Update – Ald. Moore, Ald. Thomas, and Sec. Boyd
- 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:
e. Section 551.076 – Deliberation concerning Municipal Security
f. Section 551.087 – Economic Development
- 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 the day of October 14, 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 (JEDCO, Tourism, Citizen Action and Diversity, Core Team, Planning and Zoning, etc.) 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.