City of Jacksonville

City leaders will consider several different items on a July 9 meeting agenda as they gather at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Jacksonville City Hall, including a request from officials to approve a request changing the scope of work on a police department capital project, as well as a request to approve expenses for additional work on a sewer line extension project.

According to notes from an agenda packet, “during this fiscal year's budget, the City Council approvef a capital project for Watchguard video system upgrade.” However, “in the course of implementation of this project, IT staff has found a much greater need for police and is requesting these funds be moved to purchase a storage device for police department evidence, upgrade desktops for CJIS (criminal justice information system) compliance and replace body cameras.”

A separate agenda item regarding sewer line extension is a request from city staff for “$5,000 in additional city funds to extend a sewer line across U.S. Highway 79. This original grant was TXCBG for water line extension on Elberta Street,” according to the agenda packet.

During the meeting, the council also will have the first and second readings of resolution in support of economic development incentives, then consider action on said resolution.

City leaders also will consider action on:

• Approving an ordinance modifying development services permit fees to align with new state law;

• Accepting the bid for a 99-year lease of Lots 6 & 7, Summit Subdivision;

• Approving new employee policy manual; and

• Approving a consent agenda that includes minutes from the June 11, 2019, regular council meeting; appointing Fire Chief Keith Fortner as the city's Emergency Management Coordinator; approving a parade route for the Fred Douglas Reunion Parade, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 27; and approving a utility easement with Oncor on city-owned property near Love’s Lookout.

There also will be a presentation on a bike trail at Love's Lookout; an open forum for mayor and council; and the city manager's report, as well as recognition of Austin Bank as the JEDCO Employer of the Month.

A closed executive session also is listed on the meeting agenda, regarding “Texas Government Code Section 551.071 consultations with attorneys – possible pending litigation; (and) 551.072 deliberations about real property.”

Action, if any will be taken after the council reconvene in open session.