Some highlights of Jan. 26 City Council meetings:
City Council Work Session, 3 p.m., Room 290 of City Hall, 200 Texas St.
- Updates will cover several aspects of COVID-19 recovery: CARES Act funding; vaccination progress; and the Emergency Household Assistance Program.
- Briefings will cover MyH2O implementation and water meter installation; the annual report from the Human Relations Commission; an update on the Pier 1 Building; and Community Action Partners
City Council meeting, 7 p.m., City Council Chamber on the second floor of City Hall.
- Members will vote on adopting an ordinance calling for an election of mayor and Council positions on May 1.
- The Council will vote on an economic development program agreement with Oatly Inc. for the development of a manufacturing production facility at 7550 Oak Grove Road.
Safety protocols in place
Visitors to the City Council meetings must undergo a temperature check and health screening upon entering City Hall, and masks or face coverings are required.
To promote social distancing, seating during the Council meeting will be extremely limited. Residents planning to make an in-person presentation should arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the meeting to allow time for screening and to ensure seating is available.
Though in-person comments will be allowed at the 7 p.m. Council meeting, residents may also comment by telephone on an agenda item or during the public presentation portion of the agenda. To sign up to speak, use the link on the agenda, call 817-392-6150 or email the City Secretary. Speakers before Council should keep in mind that state law prohibits councilmembers from engaging in dialogue with speakers during public comment periods.
Members of the City Council may be participating remotely in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Council Rules of Procedure, or under the provisions provided by the governor of Texas in conjunction with the Declaration of Disaster enacted March 13, 2020.