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APRIL 13, 2020     5:15 PM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with order of the Office of the Governor issued March 16, 2020, the City Council of the City of Cuero will conduct its  Meeting scheduled for 5:15 p.m. on April 13, 2020, located at 112 E. Main Street,  by telephone/video conference in order to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings (also called “social distancing”) to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  There will be no public access to the location described above. 

his Notice and Meeting Agenda, and the Agenda Packet, are posted online at

The public toll-free dial-in number to participate in the telephonic/video meeting is hosted through ZOOM.  The dial in number is:  (425) 436-6318
Meeting ID: 970 235 1111
Password 359281

The public will be permitted to offer public comments telephonically as provided by the agenda and as permitted by the presiding officer during the meeting.

A recording of the telephone/video meeting will be made, and will be available to the public on our website or in accordance with the Open Meetings Act upon written request.

Please submit questions/comments by 3:00 pm. 4/13/2020 to 
All comments must have your name and address.


Call to order and announce a quorum is present



Led by James K.Crain, III

Pledge of Allegiance

to the American Flag and the Texas Flag Led by W.T. "Tony" Allen.

Public Comments

An opportunity for the public to address Council or concerns not on the agenda (limited to two minutes). ( HB 3636). Comments from the members shall be limited to : 
a. Statements of specific factual information given in response to an inquiry;
b. A recitation of existing policy in response to an inquiry;
c. A proposal to place the subject on a future agenda.

Presentation and Recognitions


Proclamation for Fair Housing Month


Council consideration and action items


Discuss, consider and possible action on the Extension of the Disaster Declaration




Discuss, consider and possible action on Resolution No. 2020-21, denying Texas Gas Service Company's rate increase.


Discuss, consider and possible action on Resolution No. 2020-22, for GLO Drainage Grant relating to Civil Rights activities.


Discuss, consider and possible agreement on Resolution No. 2020-23 approving an agreement for professional services with LSPS Solutions, LLC.



City Manager update on COVID-19

Consent Agenda


Council meeting minutes 3/9/2020, 4/6/2020


Cuero Development Corporation COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program Grant

Available to apply 4/7/2020-6/30/2020 to assist Cuero Businesses generating sales tax with 50% of monthly rent up to $1000.00 per month up to six months. 

Building Department monthly permits


Municipal Court monthly report


DeWitt County Appraisal District monthly report


Library monthly report


Reappoint Lisa Ivey and Marcellus Wesley to the Cuero Housing Authority Board for a term of two years.


Executive Session


Executive Session Pursuant to Section 551.074, Title 5, Texas Government Code.

PURSUANT TO SECTION 551.074 CHAPTER 551, TITLE 5 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE. Executive Session Items May Be Discussed and Acted Upon, If Appropriate, In Open Session.

                         A.  Personnel Matters under Section 551.074 Texas Govt. Code.

                        Discuss and consider  applications for replacement of  District 4 Councilmember. 

Reconvene into open session.


Reconvene Public Meeting to take necessary action, if any, on matters discussed in Executive Session.

Reconvene Public Meeting To Take Necessary Action, If Any On Any Matter Discussed In Executive Session In Section A Above.

                     A.  Personnel Matters under Section 551.074 Texas Govt. Code.

                   Discuss, consider and possible action on applications for replacement of District 4 Councilmember position.



The City Council may convene into executive (closed) session in accordance with the Texas Government Code when necessary and legally justified. Any item on this agenda may be discussed in executive session if authorized by Texas Law regardless of whether it is listed under “Executive Session” of this agenda, and regardless of any past or current practice of the City Council.  Executive sessions herein are closed meetings,  and may include the consideration of any item otherwise listed on the agenda plus any subject matter specified in the executive session notice, and may include items under the Texas Government Code as follows: Section 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney regarding contemplated or pending litigation, a settlement offer or administrative hearing); Section 551.072 (Deliberation regarding real property); Section 551.073 (Deliberation about gifts and donations); Section 551.074 (Personnel Matters); Section 551.076 (Deliberation about Security Devices); Section 551.086(Deliberation regarding Municipally Owned Utility); and Section 551.087 (Deliberation regarding Economic Development Negotiation).

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Cuero will provide reasonable accommodations for persons attending City Council meetings.  To better serve you, requests should be received 24 hours prior to the meetings.  Please contact Jennifer Zufelt, City Secretary, at 361-275-3476.

I certify that a copy of the April 13, 2020, agenda of items to be considered by the City of Cuero Council was posted on the City Hall windows on Thursday, April 9, 2020 before 5:00 P.M.

Jennifer Zufelt
City Secretary