CITY OF JEFFERSON, TEXAS
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
305 E. AUSTIN STREET
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2023 @ 6:30 P.M.
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Jefferson City Council will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 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.
- MAYOR’S COMMENTS
a. Notice of Deadline to File an application for a place on the Ballot (Deadline is 2/17/2023)
b. City Hall Update
- 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 Order of Election for May 7, 2022 (1) Alderman Ward 1, (1) Aldermen Ward 2, and (1) Alderman Ward 3.
b. Consider and/or approve hiring Justin Woods in the Public Works Department at the rate of $12.00 per hour to be effective February 8, 2023.
c. Consider and/or approve the Krewe of Hebe Mardi Gras 2023 event application for February 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th
7. ACTION ITEMS
a. Consider, discuss and/or approve immediate temporary closure of north approximate 1/2 of alley running NW to SE (Block 28) between Henderson and Lafayette Streets at new construction site of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church until project is completed.
b. Consider, discuss and/or approve to remove or plug the drain pipe between properties on both sides of City’s alley running NW to SE (Block 28) between Henderson St and Lafayette St in order to allow each property owner to create drainage solutions for their own property which does not include transferring water to neighbor’s side of alley
- 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
e. 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 February 3, 2023, at 4:30 pm. 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.