CITY OF JEFFERSON, TEXAS
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
305 E. AUSTIN STREET
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2023 @ 5:30 P.M.
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Jefferson City Council will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 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
- POLICE CHIEF COMMENTS
a. 2022 Year-end review to include racial profiling.
a. JEDCO Quarterly Update – Bubba Haggard
b. FOJA Quarterly Update – Sharon Goolsby
c. NETMWD Quarterly Report – George Otstott
- 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 Monthly Financial Reports
b. Consider and/or approve Quarterly Financial Reports
c. Consider and/or approve April 20, 2021 Regular City Council meeting minutes
d. Consider and/or approve January 3, 2022 Special City Council meeting minutes
e. Consider and/or approve hiring Linc Ellison in the Public Works Department at the rate of $12.00 per hour to be effective January 23, 2023.
f. Consider and/or approve hiring Ray Dewayne Cox in the Public Works Department at the rate of $12.00 per hour to be effective November 16, 2022.
g. Consider and/or approve contract/agreement between the City of Jefferson and the Jefferson Carnegie Library
h. Consider and/or approve Interlocal Agreement between the City of Jefferson and Marion County for Library Services
i. Consider and/or approve Interlocal Agreement Between the County of Marion and the City of Jefferson Covering Shared Services and Responsibilities
j. Consider and/or approve 2023 JOINT CONTRACT/AGREEMENT FOR ELECTION SERVICES.
k. Consider and/or approve O’Reilly Auto Parts Enterprises, LLC Application for Building Permit (Walcott Street: Alley Addition: Block 31, Part Lots 1-3, 6-9 and all of lots 10-12 and alleys)
l. Consider and/or approve Roxann Reed’s Application for Building Permit (1103 S. Main St.)
m. Consider and/or approve Jeffrey Sofich’s Application for Building Permit (409 West Camp St.)
n. Consider and/or approve the Jefferson Lions Club Lucky 5k and Fun Run Event Application to be held on March 18, 2023
8. ACTION ITEMS
a. Consider, discuss, and/or approve submitting applications to TxDot for sidewalks between schools, citywide sidewalk improvements, and citywide trails/parks improvements (trestle and parks)
b. Consider, discuss, and/or approve creating a role for City Building inspector, reporting to Police Chief; budgeted in the General Fund regular Payroll; offset in Admin Revenue – building permits & fees)
- DISCUSSION ITEMS
a. Relocation of City Hall offices
- 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 January 13, 2023, at 4:00 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.