CITY OF JEFFERSON, TEXAS
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
305 E. AUSTIN STREET
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2023 @ 6:30 P.M.
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Jefferson City Council will be held on Tuesday, November 07, 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.
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. Sidewalk campaign update
6. 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 the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Event Application to be held on January 14, 2024
7. ACTION ITEMS
a. Consider, discuss, and/or approve moving forward with the Planning and Zoning proposed Designation and Creation of a Historic District.
b. Consider, discuss, and/or approve Walter Martin’s application for building permit. (508 Pecan Court)
c. Consider, discuss, and/or approve James Hughes’ application for building permit with request for variance on setback. (Lot 1 Blk 74 Lake St. & Marshall)
d. Consider, discuss, and/or approve Joe & Carmen McDonnell’s application for building permit. (105 S. Vale St.)
e. Consider, discuss, and/or approve a Petition, Resolution, and Deed Without Warranty to declare a portion of an abandoned alley located between Lots 9 and 10 in Block 74 of the Urquhart Addition of the City of Jefferson to be abandoned and closed and to convey said alley containing approximately 3,398 square feet for the sum of $339.80 to Danny Hughes and Robin Hughes by deed without warranty.
f. Consider, discuss, and/or approve Danny Hughes’ application for building permit without alley purchase. (408 Camp St.)
g. Consider, discuss, and/or approve Danny Hughes’ application for building permit with alley purchase. (408 Camp St.)
h. Consider, discuss, and/or approve Grant Contract with The City of Jefferson, Texas and the Marion County Community Center, Inc.
8. DISCUSSION ITEMS
a. Discuss home sale in process that is partially built on the city ROW on Magnolia Ct.
b. Sale of 17 square foot of right of way
c. Adding a fenced in area
9. 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
10. 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 3rd day of November 2023, at 3:00pm. 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.