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Historic Preservation Commission meets this afternoon

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The City of Paris Historic Preservation Commission will meet Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 4 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 107 East Kaufman.


  1. Call meeting to order -Chairman
  2. Approval of minutes from previous meeting (January 10, 2018) —Chairman
  3. Consent Agenda
    (Items appearing on this consent agenda may be approved by a single vote of the Commission, with such approval applicable to all items appearing on said agenda. If any Commission member desires to discuss and consider separately any item appearing on the consent agenda, that Commission member may do so by requesting that the item be removed from the consent agenda and considered as a separate item.)
    -Discussion and possible action regarding the following structures considered by code inspectors to be in violation of Article III of Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Paris, Paris, Texas, entitled “Substandard and Dangerous Buildings and Structures,” to determine whether such buildings or structures can be rehabilitated and designated on the National Register of Historic Places, as a recorded Texas Historic Landmark or as historic property as designated by the City Council of the City of Paris.
    a) 1524 E Price
    b) 1440 Sperry
    C) 348 SW 13th
    d) 1238 NW 18th
    e) 2400 N Main
    f) 646 NE 17th
    g) 1191 Grove
  4. Report from Committee on Design Standards.
  5. Discussion on Imagine the Possibilities Tours May 2018
  6. HPO Report:
    ID# COA-18-0093, Replacement of deteriorated blanker panels on, side of building located at 270 SW 1st Street-Prepare for repair of 1980’s mural. National Alliance Preservation Commission Forum: July 18 — 22, 2018 Des Moines, IA
  7. Adjourn

Paris Economic Development Corp to meet Thursday afternoon

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The Paris Economic Development Council will meet Thursday, February 15, 2018 in the community room at 1125 Bonham St. Paris, Texas 75460. A full agenda packet can be downloaded here.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 
4:00 O’CLOCK P.M. 
  1. Call meeting to order Richard Manning, Chair
  2. Citizens’ Input
    (Persons desiring to address the Paris EDC Board must limit their presentation to no more than two minutes. Unless an item is posted on the Agenda, the Texas Open Meetings Act prohibits the Board from responding to any comments other than to refer the matter to a future agenda, to an existing policy, or to a staff person with specific factual information. Claims against the Paris EDC Board Members or employees are not appropriate for citizens’ input)
  3. Discuss and possibly approve Minutes of the January 23, 2018 Monthly Meeting.
  4. Discuss and possibly approve January 2018 Financials.
  5. Discuss and possibly approve the yearly Audit Report for the 2016-2017 year as presented by Brittany Martin of McClanahan and Holmes.
  6. Discuss the Executive Director’s Marketing Travel for 2018.
  7. Executive Director’s Monthly Report.
  8. Convene into Executive Session:
    a) Section 551.087; Deliberation of Economic Development Negotiations to deliberate Commercial and Financial Information and Economic Incentives relating to the following: Commercial real-estate development.
    1) Discuss Land Purchase
    2) Project American SpiralWeld
  9. Reconvene into Open Session and possibly take action on items) discussed in Executive Session.
  10. Discuss Future Agenda Items.
  11. Adjourn
POSTED: Monday, February 12, 2018, at City Hall Annex Bulletin Board 
If necessary, the Paris Economic Development Corporation may convene into Executive Session under Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code regarding any item on this agenda.
Conflict of Interest: 
The Paris EDC Voting and Ex-Officio members should read all items of the above agenda to confirm that he/she doesn’t have a conflict of interest with any of the ]terns for discussion and/or action.

County Commissioners meet Wednesday at 9am

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Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Lamar County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 14th day of February, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., in the Commissioners’ Courtroom located on the first floor of the Lamar County Courthouse, 119 North Main Street, Paris, Texas, at which time there will be discussion and/or action on the following subjects:

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Paris City Council to meet tonight

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Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Paris shall meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018. The meeting will be held at the City Council Chamber 107 E. Kaufman Street in Paris, Texas. The matters to be discussed and acted upon are as follows.

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Colton Sanders

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