Jefferson City Council conducted through Zoom app.

The Jefferson City Council met Tuesday night via electronically, due to the social gathering restrictions from the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Council approved a web services-hosted agreement with Tyler Technologies to provide online utility payments on the City’s website for $1,200 per year for three years. The Council also approved an amendment to the City’s urban renewal plan to allow Jefferson Telecom, Jefferson Elks Lodge, the former Jefferson Veterinary Clinic and the empty lots to the south of the Elks Lodge to use tax increment financing (TIF) funds, following a public hearing on the topic.

The Council set April 28th at 5:30pm as the public hearing date and time on the plans, specifications, and cost estimates for four walking trail projects and the public hearing date for the 2021 fiscal year budget was rescheduled to April 14th from March 31st. Due to a communication error, the public hearing notice wasn’t published correctly and the governor’s proclamation allowed city and county entities an extension to submit their budgets to April 30th. 

Additionally, the Council tabled awarding a contract to one bidder for a roof replacement project at 100 East State Street to the first meeting in April. The bid was over the allotted amount the Council allows for improvements to a city-owned building using TIF funds. The Council also approved the mayoral appointments and they appointed Roxanne Gorsuch as city clerk, effective April 1st with an annual salary of $47,264. Finally, the Council recognized City Clerk Diane Kennedy for 40 years of service as she will retire on March 31st.