CITY OF JEFFERSON, TEXAS
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
305 E. AUSTIN STREET
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2023 @ 5:30 P.M.
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Jefferson City Council will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 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.
1. CALL TO ORDER – MAYOR
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
4. WELCOME GUESTS AND VISITORS
Public Comments – 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. The deadline for an item to be placed on an agenda with all corresponding documents for consideration is 5pm the Wednesday before the regularly scheduled meeting. While civil public criticism is not prohibited; disorderly conduct or disturbance of the peace as prohibited by law shall be cause for the chair to terminate the offender’s time to speak.
5. MAYORS COMMENTS
a. Public Comment Changes
b. Alley St. paving
c. Grant update (Sidewalk, Trestle and park, TWDB, CDBG, etc.)
6. PROCLAMATION – October 5, 2023 – Jefferson Teachers’
a. FOJA quarterly update – Sharon Goolsby
8. 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 August 15, 2023 Regular Council meeting minutes.
b. Consider and/or approve August 21, 2023 Special Council meeting minutes.
c. Consider and/or approve August 29, 2023 Special Council meeting minutes.
d. Consider and/or approve September 14, 2023 Special Council meeting minutes.
e. Consider and/or approve September 15, 2023 Special Council meeting minutes.
f. Consider and/or approve Monthly Financial Reports.
g. Consider and/or approve Mickie Moore’s application for building permit. (603 Lake St.)
h. Consider and/or approve Phil & Ashley Luna’s application for building permit. (655 N. Soda St.)
i. Consider and/or approve James & Leigh Hughes application for building permit. (601 E. Jefferson St.)
j. Consider and/or approve Engel Ventures, LLC application for building permit. (217 W. Lafayette St.) (Variance of set-back was previously approved on 2-21-2023)
k. Consider and/or approve Brookshire’s Application for Sign Permit. (404 E. Broadway St.)
l. Consider and/or approve Special Event Application for Culpepper & Merriweather Circus for October 17-19, 2023.
m. Consider and/or approve a renewal application for Amusement Ride Permit from Jefferson TX Tours, LLC. (Trolley)
n. Consider and/or approve TML Health Benefit Pool Renewal Notice and Benefit Verification Form.
o. Consider, discuss and/or approve changing Friday, October 6, 2023 approved holiday to Friday, October 13th as an approved Holiday for the Burn Run Event.
9. ACTION ITEMS
a. Consider, discuss, and/or approve a municipal maintenance agreement between the City of Jefferson and the State of Texas Department of Transportation.
b. Consider, discuss, and/or approve Ordinance No. 2023-9-4 APPROVING THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JEFFERSON AND THE STATE OF TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE MAINTENANCE, CONTROL, SUPERVISION, AND REGULATION OF CERTAIN STATE HIGHWAYS AND/OR PORTIONS OF STATE HIGHWAYS IN THE CITY OF JEFFERSON AND PROVIDING FOR THE EXECUTION OF SAID AGREEMENT; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
c. Consider, discuss, and/or approve a Resolution 2023-9-1 APPROVING THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JEFFERSON AND THE STATE OF TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE MAINTENANCE, CONTROL, SUPERVISION, AND REGULATION OF CERTAIN STATE HIGHWAYS AND/OR PORTIONS OF STATE HIGHWAYS IN THE CITY OF JEFFERSON AND PROVIDING FOR THE EXECUTION OF SAID AGREEMENT; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
d. Consider, discuss, and/or approve the 2022/2023 employee pay raises as presented on the Fiscal Year 2023/2024 approved budget.
10. DISCUSSION ITEMS
a. Discuss Council Initiative list
b. Discuss Potential move of city hall in 2024
c. Strategic Plan Core Team Update – Ald. Moore, Ald. Thomas, and Sec. Boyd
d. Update: Marion County Health and Resource Coalition – Will Thomas
11. 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 or below, 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: (appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee)
e. Section 551.076 – Deliberation concerning Municipal Security
f. Section 551.087 – Economic Development
12. 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 15th day of September 2023, at 6:00 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, Quiet Zone, 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.