Joaquin City Council to discuss smoking in city office, city's Christmas parade and festival




September 13, 2019


The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Tuesday September 17, 2019

6:00 p.m. at The Joaquin City Hall located at 124 North Preston, Joaquin, Texas.




  1. Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest

  2. Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance

  3. Open Forum

  4. Council approval of the previous month’s minutes

  5. Monthly Reports:

  1. Utility Billing Manager Report — Monthly receipts

  2. Public Works -Update — Departmental Updates

  1. Council approval on Payment of Bills

  2. Discussion & council action on Jackson/Paxton water rates.

  3. Discussion & council action on claiming Joaquin as a sanctuary city for the unborn. No abortions allowed inside of our city.

  4. Council will hold a closed Executive Session Meeting

  1. Personnel Matters (551.074)

  1. Council reconvenes & possible action on matters discussed in executive session

  2. Discussion & Council Action on adoption of proposed tax rate (0.336200 per $100 of value)

  3. Discussion & Council Action on increasing Newton Johnson’s rate.

  4. Discussion & Council Action on smoking in City Office.

  5. Discussion & Council Action on Drug Testing Company.

  6. Discussion & Council Action on Christmas Parade & Festival.

  7. Discussion to determine the status of the old city hall. 

  8. Discussion & Council action on businesses inside the city who provide trash cans for cleaning of cars, to place a dumpster on their property & be kept free from trash on property.

  9. Adjournment



IF during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance With the Texas Open Meetings Act, Governmental Code Section 551 and Texas Revised Civil Statutes.


Posted by Paula Guzman on September 13, 2019 at 12:10 p.m. Approved Mayor Baker.

The following were notified: Shelby County Today, Center Broadcasting, The Light and Champion, and East Texas Press.

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