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Paris to meet Monday night to talk street repair, approve auction of foreclosed properties, and award contract for Home Program Grant

in City of Paris by
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 26, 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:
  1. Call meeting to order.
  2. Invocation.
  3. Pledge of Allegiance.
  4. A. Citizens’ forum.
    B. Proclamation designating February as “Career and Technical Education” Month.
  5. Approve minutes from the meeting on February 12, 2018.
  6. Receive reports and/or minutes from the following boards, commissions, and committees:
    a. Paris Board of Adjustment (12-5-2017)
    b. Airport Advisory Board (11-16-2017 & 1-18-20)18)
    c. Main Street Advisory Board (1-9-2018)
    d, Historic Preservation Commission (I -107-20118)
    e. Paris Economic Development Corporation (1-23-20)18)
    f. Paris Visitors & Convention Council (1-22-20118)
  7. Receive January monthly financial report.
  8. Receive January drainage report.
  9. Receive demolition and code enforcement activity reports.
  10. Approve the Final Plat of Lots 28-34; Block A, Stone Ridge Addition Phase 8, located in
    the 460111 Block of Boulder Lane,
  11. Resolution approving the Private Re -Sale of Multiple Tracts of Tax Foreclosed Properties, and authorizing the Mayor to execute Deeds.
  12. Approve a Resolution requesting the Sheriff or a Constable to Sell Tax Foreclosed Properties and to Re -Sell Bid -Off Tax Properties in accordance with the Texas Property Code.
  13. Accept the bid and award a contract for the construction of single-family homes under a Home Program Grant received from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), in the City of Paris, Texas to Whitaker Homes, the lowest responsible bidder; and authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute all necessary documents.
  14. Conduct a public hearing, discuss and act on an Ordinance considering the petition of Robert Russell for a change in zoning from a Commercial District (C) to a Commercial District with a Specific Use Permit -52 Self -,Storage Warehouse, City Block 315-A, Lot 1, ABsT 208 Crow Survey, 3.52 Acres, located at 4605 Lamar Avenue.
  15. Conduct a public hearing, discuss and act on an Ordinance considering the petition of Amanda Scott on behalf of Alex Outdoor Advertising LP for a change in zoning from a Planned Development District a-f (PD a-f) to Planned Development District a-f (PD a-f) with a Specific Use Permit (Tattoo Shop) for a Permanent Make-Up Salon, on Lot PT 1, SSLA Commercial Addition, located at 2775 NE Loop 286.
  16. Conduct a public hearing, discuss and act on an Ordinance considering the petition of Zachary Michael for a change in zoning from an Agricultural District (A) to Multiple-Family Dwellings (MF-1) for duplex, triplex or quadplex rental properties, on W Askins Survey, Tract 80, located at 5040 Farm Road 195.
  17. Receive presentation, discuss and act on a Resolution Supporting the Implementation of Joining Forces, a Joint Land Use Study.
  18. Discuss and act on the 2018 Plan of Work for Street Bond Reconstruction.
  19. Consider and approve future events for City Council and/or City Staff pursuant to Resolution No. 2004-081.
  20. Adjournment.

NLISD Board meets tonight to hire new Superintendent

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A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of North Lamar ISD will be held February 20, 2018, beginning at 6:00 PM in the North Lamar High School Library.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.

I. CALL to ORDER/ESTABLISH QUOREM-Stephen Holmes

II. INVOCATION and PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE-Stone Students

III. RECOGNITION of STUDENTS/STAFF-Principals/Carla Coleman

IV. PUBLIC COMMENTS

V. ACTION ITEM
A. Resolution by the Board of Trustees to Name the Administration Building The Roy Chadwick Administration Building

VI. ACTION ITEM
A. Consider and Possible Action to Approve Superintendent Employment Contract with Dr. Jason Adams

VII. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes B. Monthly Financial Reports-Tami Miles
1) Statement of Position
2) Payment of Monthly Bills 3) Tax Collections

VIII. ACTION and DISCUSSION ITEMS-Tami Miles
A. Budget Amendment
B. Seek Proposals for Computers for the 2017-2018 School Year
C. Request To Extend Engagement Letter For Audit Services
D. Seek Proposals for Athletic Field Prep, Athletic Supplies/Equipment, Band Instruments/Repairs, Electrical Services/Repairs, HVAC Equipment, Instructional Supplies/Equipment, Janitorial Supplies, Lawn Services, Maintenance Supplies/Equipment/Repairs, Pest Control, Plumbing Services, Roof Repairs, Student Accident Insurance

IX. ACTION and DISCUSSION ITEMS-Chandra White A. Attendance and Enrollment Report
B. Curriculum Report
1) Spring Benchmark and STAAR Testing X. INFORMATION ITEM- Carla Coleman
A. Conduct Public Hearing of the District Annual Report XI. ACTION and DISCUSSION ITEMS- Chandra White
A. 2018-2019 School Calendar

XII. ACTION and DISCUSSION ITEM
A. Approve Appraisal of the 14 Acres of District Property on 271 North
B. Approve Appraisal of 30 Plus Acres off 271 North XIII. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
A. DAEP 2018-2019
B. Maintenance and Facility Report

XIV. EXECUTIVE SESSION-authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act
A. Texas Government Code 551.074 1) Personnel
a) Discuss employment of Superintendent of Schools
b) Consider Professional Personnel Contract Renew/Nonrenewal for Assistant Superintendent, Campus Principals, Assistant Principals, and Directors
c) Resignations
d) Superintendent’s Evaluation
B. Texas Government Code 551.071
1) Consultation with Attorney to Discuss Confidential Legal Matters

XV. ACTION ON ITEMS DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION

XVI. EXECUTIVE SESSION- authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act A. Texas Government Code 551.072
1) Discuss Purchase, Exchange, Lease, or Value of Real Property B. Texas Government Code 551.074
1) Conduct Level Three Hearing on Appeal of Decision Regarding School Employee Complaint/Grievance
C. Texas Government Code 551.071
1) Private Consultation with Attorney and Receive Confidential Advice

XVII. ACTION ON ITEMS DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION
A. Consideration and Possible Action Related to Level Three Appeal of School Employee

XVIII. ADJOURNMENT

Lamar County Commissioners to discuss Homeland Security grants and interview for constable vacancy on Tuesday

in Lamar County by

Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the Lamar County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 20th 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:

  1. Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. Flag and the Texas Flag. – Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  2. Approval of minutes. – Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  3. Discussion and/or action regarding a Proclamation of the Lamar County Commissioners’ Court to adopt a Proclamation to recognize National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Week, February 17-24, 2018) in Lamar County, Texas. The Future Farmers of America motto is “learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, living to serve”. (Proclamation No. P2018-001) – Chisum ISD, North Lamar ISD, Paris ISD, Prairiland ISD, and Roxton ISD; Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  4. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving the annual “Racial Profiling Compliance” report from Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass, as required by Article 2.132 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. – Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  5. Discussion and/or action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court hearing a presentation in regards to a Homeland Security Grant. The Grant is an application for the “Multi-Jurisdictional SWAT Team Ballistic Vest Project” for Lamar County in the amount of $10,137.50, no matching funds required. (Resolution No. R2018-002). Lamar County will administer this grant. – Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.; Lamar County Emergency Management Coordinator, Quincy Blount
  6. Discussion and/or action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court hearing a presentation in regards to a Homeland Security Grant. The Grant is an application for the “Multi-Jurisdictional Regional Hazmat Response Team Project” for Lamar County in the amount of $24,707.00, no matching funds required. (Resolution No. R2018-003). Lamar County will administer this grant. – Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.; Lamar County Emergency Management Coordinator, Quincy Blount
  7. Discussion and/or action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court hearing a presentation in regards to a Homeland Security Grant. The Grant is an application for the “Multi-Jurisdictional Surveillance Equipment Project” for Lamar County in the amount of $36,729.75, no matching funds required. (Resolution No. R2018-004). Lamar County will administer this grant. – Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.; Lamar County Emergency Management Coordinator, Quincy Blount
  8. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court interviewing and/or appointing a person to the Constable Precinct Two position for Lamar County. (§87.041 of the Texas Local Government Code). The appointment is made to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mike Ford, Constable Precinct Two, effective March 2, 2018. – County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  9. EXECUTIVE SESSION – Personnel – Discussion regarding deliberation of appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee; or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee pursuant to § 551.074 of the Texas Local Government Code. This item is in regards to interviewing, discussing and/or appointing a person to the Constable Precinct Two position for Lamar County. – County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  10. Action regarding EXECUTIVE SESSION – County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  11. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving into the minutes a copy of the letter dated January 2, 2018, that the County Judge received from Mr. Tommy Henderson, Director of Operations with Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). This letter is in regards to TxDOT authorizing the release of materials FY 2018 allocation, and for Lamar County to coordinate with Michael Gibson, Maintenance Section Supervisor to work out the details of securing the materials. Lamar County is participating in the County Assistance Program FY 2018. – County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  12. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving the Jail Commissary Audit Report for the year end September 30, 2017. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall
  13. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving an update and status report on repairs, and needed repairs, in the Courthouse and/or other County property. The item contemplates Lamar County Commissioners’ taking reasonable action as needed to repair and/or maintain County property. – Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  14. Discussion and/or action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court regarding line-item transfers for various offices. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall
  15. 15. Discussion and/or action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court to approve payment of claims, payroll, and other bills. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall
  16. ADJOURN

 

Candidates file for city council, deadline is 5 p.m. Friday

in City of Paris by

Paris City Council seats for Districts 1, 2, 3, and 6 are up for grabs this year. As of today, eight citizens have filed to run for those seats in the city’s election in May. A map of the city’s districts can be found here.

Councilmembers Aaron Jenkins of District 1, and Sue Lancaster of District 2, have reached their term limits– three consecutive two-year terms. Incumbents Billy Trenado of District 3, and Cleonne Holmes Drake of District 6, have filed for reelection.

District 1 is the only race that is– thus far– uncontested. The deadline for filing to run for city council is this Friday, February 16 at 5 p.m.

A full list of those who have filed is included below.

District 1:

Shandra “Renae” Stone

District 2:

Don McKnight
Derrick Hughes
Ed Darnell

District 3:

Billy Trenado (Incumbent)
Jane Helberg

District 6:

Cleonne Holmes Drake (Incumbent)
Patrick “Clayton” Pilgrim

 

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