Notice of Emergency City Council Meeting – April 3, 2020

The Mayor has called an emergency session to extend the Declaration of Disaster, to cancel the April meeting, and to act upon the Secretary of State’s Election Advisory that we must take action to postpone the election until November immediately.

We will be holding a teleconference Friday at 5:00 p.m. so please download Zoom on your cell phones, computer, or tablets to attend the meeting. If you need help setting this up please let us know and we can help you.


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If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Cathy Pugh, City Secretary, City of Tom Bean

The complete agenda is below but please note these important process changes due to the COVID-19 public health emergency:

This meeting will be closed to in-person attendance by the public. A temporary suspension of the Open Meetings Act to allow telephone or videoconference public meetings has been granted by Governor Greg Abbott. These actions are being taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by avoiding meetings that bring people into a group setting and in accordance with Section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code. Videoconferencing capabilities will be utilized to allow individuals to address the Council. Members of the public are entitled to participate remotely via Zoom Teleconferencing. The meeting will be recorded and uploaded to the City website following the conclusion of the meeting.

Members of the public who wish to submit their written comments on a listed agenda item must submit their comments by email to or by calling 903-546-3015 for staff assistance.  Comments must be received before 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 3, 2020.

Emergency Session Teleconferencing Agenda:

Our Document Library has been reorganized. This document is located in our archives, the Library of City Council Agenda Archives, where you will find this meeting agenda filed numerically by date.

Disaster Declaration April 3, 2020 Version – ORDINANCE 2020-03A

Election Date Change April 3, 2020 Version — ORDINANCE 2020-02

Additional Materials for Review:

SOS, Election Advisory, Executive Order