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    Posted: Nov 16 2020 at 6:28pm


Meeting Agenda


The City Council of the City of Coleman, Texas will meet in session on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 200 West Liveoak, Coleman, Texas.


Due to COVID-19: The CDC, Governor Abbott and other governmental agencies continue to urge social distancing. The City of Coleman Council Meeting will be limited to no more than twenty (20) persons in attendance, which includes Council Members, and City Staff. This will result in limited seating for the general public. If you must attend the meeting in person, you are highly encouraged to wear a covering over your nose and mouth. You may also watch the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone at: http://cityo or


Members    of    the    public    may    submit    comments    to    the    Council    via    email    to coWJc il(@citvofcole  Emails will continue  to be received  until 4:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting.


All items on the agenda are for possible discussion and action. Council may vote and/or act upon each of the items listed on this Agenda. One agenda item will be discussed at a time, in the order determined by the Mayor, unless logic and practical considerations allow similar topics to be considered together for purposes of convenience and efficiency. Consent items are considered to be non-controversial and will be voted on in one motion unless a council member asks for separate discussion. The City Council of the City of Coleman, Texas, reserves the right to meet in closed, executive session on any of the items listed below should the need arise and if authorized by Title 5, Chapter 551, of the Texas Government Code.


1.     Call to Order, Invocation, and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flags of the United States of America and the State of Texas.


2.     Introductions, Announcements, and Recognitions


3.     Items to be withdrawn


4.     Citizen Presentations: Any citizen who desires to address the City Council on a matter not included on the agenda may do so at this time. The City Council may not deliberate on items presented under this agenda item. Presentations are subject to five (5) minutes for items not


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on the agenda. If you wish to speak to an item on the agenda, you will be allowed to speak when the council addresses the item. There is a (3) minute time limit for items on the agenda. The presiding officer (with the consent of a majority of the City Council) may grant additional time. To comply with the provisions of the Open Meetings Act, the Council respectfully requests that prior to addressing Council, that each person submit a Speaker Request Form stating your name, address, and topic of presentation. The form is located at the entryway to Council Chambers.


5.     Discuss, consider, and act upon the approval of minutes for the City of Coleman Council Meetings held on November 12, 2020.


6.     Hear requests from the City Council for future agenda items.


7.      Hear update from Fire Chief/Emergency Management Coordinator Jimmy Watson regarding COVID-19.


8.     Discuss, consider, and act upon the second reading of an Ordinance of the City of Coleman ordering and declaring the 2020 Charter Amendments adopted and entering an order into the records of the City of Coleman declaring the amendments adopted.


9.      Discuss, consider, and act upon the confirmation of the appointment of Jimmy R. Watson as Fire Chief pursuant to City of Coleman Charter Section 5.08.


10.  The City Council may enter Executive Session to discuss the following pursuant to:

A.    Government Code§ §551.071 (Consultation with Attorney) to receive legal advice from City Attorney regarding the appointment of a Chief of Police and Government Code§

551.074 (Personnel Matters) to discuss the education, experience, duties, and responsibilities of the position of Chief of Police.


11.  Upon returning to open session, the City Council may take whatever actions as they may deem appropriate regarding items discussed in Executive Session including:

A.    Discuss, consider, and act upon approval of a job description for the position of Chief of Police.

B.    Discuss, consider, and act upon authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Max Westbrook Consulting to provide professional services for the recruitment/hiring process for a Chief of Police.


12.  Adjournment



Approved as to Form:

Pat Chesser, City Attorney


I certify that the above notice of meeting was posted at City Hall, 200 W. Liveoak, Coleman Texas, and on the City of Coleman internet website on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 5:00

p.m. and remained so posted continuously for at least seventy-two (72) hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting. I further certify that the media was properly notified. A list of those notified will be available upon request.



Special Accommodations

The City of Coleman is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodations and equal access to communications will be provided to those who provide notice to the City Secretary by calling 325-625-4116 or by going by 200 W. Liveoak, Coleman Texas during normal business hours at least (48) forty-eight hours in advance of the scheduled meeting.

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