JEFFERSON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
305 E. AUSTIN ST / JEFFERSON / TEXAS
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the Jefferson Economic Development Corporation will be held on December 13, 2022, at 5:30 pm at the Transportation Building located at 305 E Austin St., Jefferson, Texas, at which time the subjects to be discussed or 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
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Welcome/Introduction of Guests and Visitors
Public Comments – Limited to citizens of Jefferson and business owners; they must sign up in advance and limit their comments or conversation to 3 minutes. Jefferson Economic Development Corporation Members may ask questions but shall not discuss items that are not on the agenda. For items not on the agenda, a person may add an item to a future Jefferson Economic Development Corporation Agenda by contacting a JEDCO board member a minimum of 5 days prior to a Meeting.
- CONSENT AGENDA (JEDCO reserves the right to remove items from the Consent Agenda and consider and/or approve individually).
a. Consider and/or approve financial report (if any)
b. Consider and/or approve minutes from JEDCO’s November 8, 2022, meeting.
- DISCUSSION / CONSIDERATION / ACTION ITEMS
a. Approve Cooner & Cooner, PC engagement letter for bookkeeping services up to $1,550 per annum for fiscal years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.
b. Discussion/Consideration/Approval – Economic Development Grant Application for a New Business submitted by David and Sophia Neely. The New Business will be located on Highway 59 at the site of the former Sonic Restaurant.
c. Discussion/Consideration/Approval – Authorize Raymond Sanders to negotiate an Economic Development Agreement with Queenwood Products pertaining to approximately thirteen acres of JEDCO property on Old Colony Road.
d. Discussion – Update on The Retail Coach, LLC recruiting retail companies to bring to Jefferson.
- EXECUTIVE SESSION
The Jefferson Economic Development Corporation reserves the right to adjourn into Executive Session at any time during this meeting to discuss:
- Texas Government Code 551.087 Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations relating to a Grant Application for a New Business.
- CONSIDERATION/ACTION – FUTURE MEETINGS OR WORKSHOP
Certificate of Posting
The undersigned does hereby certify that this Notice of Meeting of the Jefferson Economic Development Corporation was posted at City Hall, 102 North Polk Street, Jefferson, TX at a place readily accessible to the general public at all times, on the 9th day of December 2022, at __1:30pm_____, and remained so posted for at least 72 continuous hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.
Jefferson Economic Development Corporation
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 on an agenda for that board, commission, or committee subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act.