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Jacksonville City Council will consider the approval of a resolution to apply for a grant for broadband Internet access through Traylor and Associates at its 6 p.m. meeting Tuesday in the council’s chamber at the Norman Activity Center, 526 E. Commerce St.

The city will apply for a grant for broadband Internet access for the city. Traylor and Associates is being considered to administer the grant, according to a release from the city.

Also on the agenda is action on approval of a resolution authorizing changes in signatories for the city. Jacksonville recently hired Freddy Thomas as its finance director. Officials said he needs to be added to the list of signatories through Prosperity Bank. In addition, Rob Beall, the mayor pro tem, will be added. Jeff Smith, previous mayor pro tem, will be deleted from the list.

Both of these items were submitted with recommendations for the council’s approval at the 6 p.m. meeting.

Approval of the minutes from the council meeting of Nov. 10 and an open forum for the mayor and council will be included, along with a special presentation from the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Tyler Joint Force Battalion.

Betty Thompson, the city secretary, said the corps will present the city with a flag flown over Pearl Harbor.

Two executive sessions are scheduled. One concerns personnel matters with regards to the municipal judge position held by Pete Menefee. The other involves consultation with Joe Angle, the city attorney, regarding unspecified litigation matters.

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