Special Meeting Agenda- Nov. 9, 2020

Nov 10, 2020 | Regular Town Council Meeting

SPECIAL MEETING

AGENDA

TOWN OF CLINT, TEXAS

 REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

200 N. SAN ELIZARIO RD., CLINT, TEXAS

November 9, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

 

OPEN MEETINGS DURING COVID-19 EMBERGENCY DISASTER PERIOD: 

After declaring a state emergency on March 16, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott temporarily suspended certain requirements of the Texas Open Meetings Act that require governmental officials and the public to be physically present at the public meeting location in order to reduce face-to-face contact and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

 

The Town Council and staff will participate in this meeting in person at the Community Center located at 200 N. San Elizario Road, or via telephone conference.

 

Participation by members of the public is welcome.  Members of the public may participate in the telephone conference, by calling the number provided below:

1 (701) 802-5167

Access Code:  6552724

 

To participate in Open Forum or to comment on any item on the agenda, interested members of the public MUST sign up prior to the meeting by emailing townofclint@sbcglobal.net or by calling (915) 851-3146, or submit their comment or question by emailing townofclint@sbcglobal.net.  Comments or questions will be read during the Open forum or the appropriate agenda item.

 

An electronic copy of the meeting agenda materials will be posted on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/clinttx/

 

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A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD AND COUNCIL WILL DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING AGENDA.  THE COUNCIL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RETIRE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION CONCERNING ANY OF THE ITEMS LISTED ON THE AGENDA WHENEVER IT IS CONSIDERED NECESSARY AND LEGALLY JUSTIFIED UNDER THE OPEN MEETING ACT, CHAPTER 551, TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.

 

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. INVOCATION
  4. ROLL CALL; EXCUSE ABSENT COUNCIL MEMBERS
  5. APPROVE AGENDA (November 9, 2020)
  6. OPEN FORUM:

An open forum will be held for the purpose of allowing the public an opportunity to voice opinions regarding any issues before this Town Council.  Those wishing to address the Council are asked to limit their concerns to three minutes, to allow others in the audience an opportunity to speak as well.  Council is prohibited from voting on any item that is not shown on the agenda for this meeting.

 

 

  1. AGENDA ITEMS:

Council will consider and take action on the following:

 

                PRESENTATIONS:  None

 

              OLD BUSINESS:  ITEMS TABLED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING: 

               (Recommend some items or all items be postponed to next meeting)

  1. Discuss and take action on proposed rental contract for Clint Community Center – Alderman David Bynum
  2. Discuss and take action to discuss an Interlocal Agreement with San Elizario for Code Enforcement – Alderman David Bynum
  3. Update on town street repairs from Socorro – Mayor Aguirre

 

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Swearing in of newly elected Mayor and Aldermen – Town Clerk Susie Rodriguez
  2. Discuss and take action to accept Mayor Pro Tem Natasha Hernandez resignation as alderman at large – Mayor Aguirre
  3. Discuss and take action on appointment of alderman to Town Council to fill vacant alderman position and serve the remaining term of 1 year – Mayor Aguirre
  4. Discuss and take action on Attorney fees – Mayor Aguirre
  5. Discuss and take action on Town Attorney attendance at meetings, communications with Mayor, staff and council members, projects and related contract issues – Asst. City Attorney Bertha Ontiveros
  6. Discuss and take action on advertising for bids to begin repairing town streets – Mayor Aguirre
  7. Discuss and take action on designating signatories on all town checks and Purchase Orders – Mayor Aguirre
  8. Discuss and take action to appoint one alderman to serve as Mayor Pro Tempore for a term of one year – Mayor Aguirre
  9. Discuss and take action to accept Chief Victor Perez resignation as Chief of Police and appointment of committee to interview applicants for hiring of Police Chief for the continued operation of the Police Dept. – Alderwoman Patsy Franco
  10. Discuss and take action on appointment of interim Chief for Clint Police Dept. – Alderwoman Patsy Franco
  11. Discuss and take action on Texas Gas Service Company, a Division of ONE Gas, Inc’s Initial Rate Filing for a Conservation Adjustment Clause tariff – Texas Gas Service – Elizabeth O’Hara/Mayor Aguirre
  12. Discuss and take action on Texas Historical Commission letter on Clint Cemetery – Mayor Pro Tem Natasha Hernandez
  13. Discuss and take action on First Amendment to Interlocal Subrecipient Grant Agreement with the County of El Paso for the distribution of Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds – Town Accountant Dianne Johnson
  14. Discuss and take action on Professional Services Agreement for Engineering Services with Huitt Zollars Inc. and approval of a Work Order for engineering review of drainage plans for Inkwood Estates project – Town Clerk Susie Rodriguez/Asst. City Attorney Bertha Ontiveros
  15. Information on speed bumps from Quest Contracting, Inc. – Mayor Aguirre
  16. Discuss and take action on creating a waiver for protecting the town from law suits by any employee – Mayor Aguirre
  17. First reading of extension to continue Emergency Declaration of Disaster and First Reading of Ordinance to reenact and continue Ordinance No. 153 Instituting Emergency Measures due to a Public Health Emergency – Asst. City Attorney Bertha Ontiveros
  18. Discuss and take action on changing dates for November and December meetings – Mayor Aguirre

 

 

 

Executive Session:  The Town Council will retire in executive session pursuant to sections 551.071-551.076, Texas Government Code, to discuss any of the following:

  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION:
  2. Personnel Matter: Complaint regarding and performance of Mayor Aguirre – Alderwoman Patsy Franco

(551.071 Consultation with Attorney and 551.074 Personnel Matter

  1. Pending Litigation:  Claim against the Town of Clint under Texas Defamation Mitigation Act – Asst. City

                              Attorney Bertha Ontiveros (551.071 Consultations with Attorney)

 

  1. ADJOURNMENT:

 

 

 

Posted this 6th day of November 2020                                                   

                                                                                                              ______________________

                                                                                                              Susie Rodriguez/Town Clerk

 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town of Clint will provide for reasonable accommodation for persons attending meetings.  Requests for auxiliary aids and services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting by calling the City Clerk at (915) 851-3146