TOWN OF CLINT, TEXAS
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
200 N. SAN ELIZARIO RD., CLINT, TEXAS
September 10, 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 email@example.com or by calling (915) 851-3146, or submit their comment or question by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 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/
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.
I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
IV. ROLL CALL; EXCUSE ABSENT COUNCIL MEMBERS
V. APPROVE AGENDA (September 10, 2020)
VI. 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.
IX. AGENDA ITEMS:
Council will consider and take action on the following:
OLD BUSINESS: ITEMS TABLED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING:
(Recommend some items or all items be postponed to next meeting)
A. Discuss and take action on proposed rental contract for Clint Community Center – Alderman David Bynum
B. Discuss and take action on Interlocal Agreement between the City of El Paso, Texas and The Town of Clint to provide public health, vector control and other services – Mayor Aguirre/Karl Rimkus – City of El Paso
A. Discuss and take action to discuss the Mayor’s duty under Texas law to preside at meetings, to follow Ordinance No. 007 Amendment A regarding Rules of Order of Business for the City Council and role of Mayor Pro Tem under state law – Alderwoman Patsy Franco
B. Discuss and take action to award to Del Mar Contracting, Inc. the construction contract for the base bid and alternate bid (pending TDA approval) for the Robert Alvarez Street Reconstruction project (TxCDBG Contract No. 7219079) in the amount of $184,469.00 – Huitt Zollars – Alejandra Gallegos
C. Discuss and take action on joint representation agreement with Horizon City for legal assistance to both towns on interlocal agreement regarding vector control services – Asst. City Attorney Bertha Ontiveros
D. Discuss and take action on overtime for police and other town employees for COVID activities, police overtime under other grants and COVID budget for FY2019-20 and FY2020-21 – Chief Victor Perez/Town Accountant Dianne Johnson
E. Discuss and take action on a Resolution of the Town of Clint, Texas enacting the Municipal Budget for 2020/2021 Fiscal Year; Funding Municipal purpose and authorizing expenditures – Town Accountant Dianne Johnson
F. Discuss and take action to ratify the property tax increase reflected in the adopted annual budget for Fiscal Year 2020/2021 – Town Accountant Dianne Johnson
G. Public Hearing – Second Reading on an Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of Clint, Texas, approving the 2020 ad valorem tax rate and levy on the assessed valuation of all taxable property within the corporate limits of the town; savings clause and effective date – Town Accountant Dianne Johnson
H. 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
I. Discuss and take action on scheduling date for next council meeting – Town Clerk Susie Rodriguez
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:
X. EXECUTIVE SESSION:
A. Personnel Matter: Pending litigation EEOC Charge No. 453-2020-01082 – Asst. City Attorney Bertha Ontiveros (551.074-551.071)
B. Personnel Matter: Complaint regarding and performance of Mayor Aguirre – Mayor Pro Tem Natasha Hernandez/Alderwoman Patsy Franco
Posted this 4th day of September 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