City of Jacksonville

Jacksonville City Council recognized several people Tuesday night during its regular meeting. Among those honored were the Jacksonville ISD Student Ambassadors.

“It was great having them introduced at our city council meeting,” said Jacksonville Mayor Randy Gorham. “It's so refreshing to know we have some great youth that will become the leaders of tomorrow that are homegrown right here at JISD!”

Brian Gay received the “Employee of the Month” award. He works in the water and utilities department. Polywize was recognized as the “Employer of the Month” by the Jacksonville Econo-

mic Development Corporation.

“Polywize is a plastics company employing 12, with plans to add approximately 18 additional jobs in the future. Their North Bolton building once sat vacant and in disrepair, and is now a thriving company with great potential due to their substantial investment,” said Sherri McDonald, economic development assistant.

During the meeting, the council voted to approve a consent agenda that included the minutes of the regular council meeting on Jan. 14, planning workshops on Jan. 17 and Jan. 18, and an agenda workshop on Feb. 6. It also included the closure of Commerce Street and Wilson Street from Austin to west of the Norman Activity Center parking lot and Austin Street from Wilson to U.S. Highway 79 for the first 5K Taco Trot and Relay For Life.

Other items approved during the meeting included:

• The construction of a home at 2502 Byrd Rd. in the Lake Jacksonville Concession area. This is acceptable per the Lake Jacksonville rules and regulations.

• Annual agreements with Jacksonville Baseball Association and Jacksonville Soccer Association for the 2020 season for the use of the sports complex. The item passed with clarification that staff can make minor non-substantive changes which do not alter the integrity of the agreement.

•A bid for a 99-year lease for Lot 10 in the Lake Jacksonville Summit subdivision.

• A bid for a 99-year lease for Lot 11 in the Lake Jacksonville Summit subdivision.

• Approval for the City Manager to negotiate all aspects, accept final offer for sale of city property, and execute all documents associated TxDOT Hwy 175 right-of-way expansion.

• A lease extension at 2050 N. Jackson St.

After an executive session, the council recovened and approved the following items:

• Approval of sale terms of City-owned property.

• A 3A agreement with GVD Construction for economic development.

• Approval for the city manager and city attorney to work with residents to remove encroachments at new Public Safety Complex.

District 3 Councilman Tim McRae was not present.

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