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Paris City Council Agenda 01.27.20


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, January 27, 2020.  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: Opening Agenda

  1. Call the meeting to order.
  1. Invocation
  1. Pledge of Allegiance.
  1. Citizens’ forum.

(Persons desiring to address the Council 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 Council 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 City, Council Members, or employees, as well as individual personal appeals, are not appropriate for citizens’ forum.)

If necessary, the City Council may convene into Executive Session under Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code regarding any item on this agenda.

Consent Agenda

Items on the Consent Agenda are approved by a single action of the Council, with such approval applicable to all items appearing on the Consent Agenda.  A Council Member may request any item to be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered as a separate item.

  1. Approve Minutes from the meeting on January 13, 2020.
  1. Receive reports and/or minutes from the following boards and commissions:
    1. Paris Visitors & Convention Council Quarterly Activity & Financial Reports
    2. Love Civic Center Quarterly Activity & Financial Reports
    3. Historic Preservation Commission (11-19-2019)
    4. Paris Public Library Advisory Board (12-18-2019)
    5. Paris Economic Development Corporation (12-18-2019 & 1-7-2020)
  1. Receive the December monthly financial report.
  1. Receive the December drainage report.
  1. Receive demolition and code enforcement activity reports.
  1. Accept the bid and award a contract in the amount of $61,540.00 for ground maintenance to Green’s Lawn & Landscape, the lowest responsible bidder.
  1. Approve the appointment of Council Member Portugal to serve as the liaison to Main Street Advisory Board and Council Member Pilgrim to serve as the liaison for the PEDC.
  1. Approve a Resolution ordering the regular municipal election for May 2, 2020.
  1. Approve a resolution authorizing execution of a Contract for Elections Services with the Lamar County Elections Administrator.
  1. Approve a Resolution authorizing a Joint Election Agreement between the City of Paris and Paris Independent School District.
  1. Approve a Resolution authorizing a Joint Election Agreement between the City of Paris and North Lamar Independent School District.
  1. Approve the Final Plat of Lot 1, Block A of the Davis Addition, located in the 2000 Block of West Sherman Street.
  1. Approve the Final Plat of Lot 1, Block A of the Sanitation Solutions Addition, located in the 2100 Block of South Church Street – LCAD Parcel Nos. 400119 and 71936.
  1. Approve the Final Plat of Lot 1, Block A of the CEFCO North Addition, located in the 2500 Block of North Main Street.
  1. Approve the Final Plat of Lots 1 and 2, Block A of the CEFCO South Addition, located in the 2900 Block of South Church Street.
  1. Approve the Replat of Lot 1, Block A of the CEFCO West Paris Addition, located in the 3900 Block of Bonham Street.
  1. Approve amendments to the Airport Hangar Lease Agreement. Regular Agenda
  2. Conduct a public hearing, discuss and act on an Ordinance considering the petition of Ramseur Baptist Church for a change in zoning from a One-Family Dwelling District No. 2 (SF2) to a General Retail District (GR), in the City of Paris, Block 287, Lots 1B and 5, located in the 3400 block of Lamar Avenue.
  1. Conduct a public hearing, discuss and act on a Resolution approving a tax abatement agreement with Lionshead Specialty Tire and Wheel, to wit:
  1. Current Owner of property: Paris Economic Development Corporation
  2. Name of Applicant: Lionshead Specialty Tire and Wheel LLC (will acquire property from PEDC)
  3. Name and location of reinvestment zone: LCAD Parcel Numbers 115907 (Northwest Paris Industrial Park, Block A, Lot 1, 9.58 acres) and 121017 (Northwest Paris Industrial Park, Block A, Lot 1A, 10.00 acres), Paris, Texas (property is in enterprise zone by virtue of 2010 U.S. Census data pursuant to Texas Government Code Chapter 2303 and designated a reinvestment zone by virtue of Texas Tax Code

Section 312.2011)

  1. General description of improvements and repairs: Construction of a manufacturing and warehousing plant
  2. The total estimated cost of improvements: $5,400,000.00.
  1. Discuss the creation of a Panhandling Ordinance, and provide direction to staff.
  1. Discuss and act on an Ordinance authorizing the issuance of a solid waste collection permit to Nelson and Tanna Stoll d/b/a Countryside Disposal, LLC.
  1. Discuss and act on an Ordinance amending the Traffic Control Map adopted in Section 31-65(b) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Pairs, Texas; establishing stop signs stopping northbound and southbound traffic at the intersection of Church Street and Sherman Street.
  1. Discuss and act on a Resolution forgiving certain civil penalties assessed against the property located at 1416 W. Kaufman Street.
  1. Convene into executive session pursuant to Sec. 551.087 of the Texas Government Code, (1) to discuss or deliberate regarding commercial or financial information that the governmental body has received from a business prospect that the governmental body seeks to have located, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the governmental body and with which the governmental body is conducting economic development negotiations; or (2) to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentives to a business prospect described by Subdivision (1), as follows: Skinner Bakery.
  1. Reconvene into Open Session and possibly take action on those matters discussed in Executive Session.
  1. Consider and approve future events for City Council and/or City Staff pursuant to Resolution No. 2004-081.


I certify that the above notice of the meeting was posted on the bulletin board in the City Hall Annex, 150 First St. SE, Paris, Texas and on the City’s website at, no later than 5:30 p.m. on January 24, 2020.


Janice Ellis, City Clerk 

Special Accommodations

This facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available.  Requests for special accommodations or interpretive services must be made forty-eight (48) hours prior to this meeting.  Please contact Janice Ellis at (903) 784-9248 or for assistance.