Notices

I. NOTICE:

            The location of the March 30, 2020, 5:30 PM Special City Council Meeting has been moved to a virtual Zoom meeting due to a Declaration of Local Disaster of Public Health.

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            Supplemental Notice due to Covid-19 Disaster Declaration


City Council Chambers is wheelchair accessible.  Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters for persons who are deaf, or hearing impaired, or readers of large print, are requested to contact the City Secretary’s Office at 972-382-2682, or fax 972-382-3736 at least two (2) working days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.


The City Council reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the course of this 3meeting to discuss any of the matters listed above, as authorized by the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.  “I, the undersigned authority do hereby certify that the Notice of Meeting was posted on the bulletin board at City Hall of the City of Celina, Texas, a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times and said Notice was posted on the following date and time:  _03/28/20___ at _3:05_ p.m. and remained so posted continuously for at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled time of said meeting.”



                                                                                                           

Vicki Tarrant, TRMC                                                                                                          Date Notice Removed

City Secretary, City of Celina, TX

CITY OF CELINA, TEXAS

RESOLUTION NO. 2020-17R

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF CELINA, TEXAS POSTPONING A GENERAL

ELECTION TO BE HELD ON MAY 2, 2020 AND MOVING THE GENERAL ELECTION

TO NOVEMBER 3, 2020 FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING CITY COUNCIL PLACE

4, CITY COUNCIL PLACE 5 AND MAYOR; MAKING FINDINGS THERETO; AND

PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, the Noval Coronasvirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still a fluid situation with an

unknown outcome: and

WHEREAS, there are both Federal and State Guidelines regarding prevention of this disease, the

City is taking measures to try and prevent the spread of the COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Texas, Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation

suspending Section 4 l .0052(a) and (b) of the Texas Election Code and Section 49.103 of the Texas

Water Code to the extent necessary to allow political subdivisions that would otherwise hold

elections on May 2, 2020, to move their general and special elections for 2020 only to the next

uniform election date, occurring on November 3, 2020, without otherwise adjusting the term of

office, and suspending Sections 31.093 and 42.0621(c) of the Texas Election Code to the extent

necessary to require all county election officers, if requested by an affected political subdivision,

to enter into a contract to furnish election services with any political subdivision who postponed

their election to November 3, 2020; and

WHEREAS, Collin County and Denton County, as most other jurisdictions, are currently under a

disaster declaration that has an unknown ending date; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor of the City of Celina issued a Declaration of Local Disaster on March 16,

2020;and

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Celina extended such Declaration on March 23, 2020;

and

WHEREAS, the pandemic has caused the availability of sanitation supplies (to ensure the safety

of the voters and election workers) to become almost nonexistent.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF

CELINA, TEXAS:

1. That the General Election to be held May 2, 2020 is hereby postponed until November

3, 2020.

2. This Resolution shall become effective from and after its date of passage.

ADOPTED AND APPROVED on this 23rd day of March, 2020 by a vote of the City Council of

the City of Celina, Texas.

1

SeanTerry,Mayor

ATTEST:

Vicki Tarrant, City Secretary

2

CITY OF CELINA

ORDER TO POSTPONE ELECTION DATE

ORDEN DE POSPONER

The City of Celina hereby postpones the general election scheduled to be held on May 2, 2020 to the

November 3, 2020 uniform election date. This decision comes as a result of a proclamation from the Governor

of the State of Texas, Greg Abbott, suspending Section 41.0052(a) and (b) of the Texas Election Code and

Section 49.103 of the Texas Water Code, and the City of Celina is exercising this authority.

La Ciudad de Celina par la presente pospone las elecciones genera/es programadas para el 2 de mayo de

2020 al 3 de noviembre de 2020,fecha de eleccion uniforme. Esta decision se produce coma resultado de una

proclamacion de/ Gobernador del Estado de Texas, Greg Abbott, que suspende a la Seccion 41.0052 (a) y (b)

de/ Codigo Electoral de Texas y la Seccion 49.103 del Codigo de Aguas de Texas, y la Ciudad de Celina es

ejercer esta autoridad

The candidate filings for the election will remain valid for the election held on the November date and the

filing period will not be re-opened for the November election date.

Las presentaciones de candidatos para la eleccion seguiran siendo validas para la eleccion celebrada en la

fecha de noviembre y que el perfodo de presentacion no se volvera a abrir para la fecha de eleccion de

noviembre.

This is to confirm that all Application for Ballot By Mail (ABBMs) for voters that are voting by mail due to

being over the age of 65 or due to disability will still be valid for the postponed election, and that ABBMs for

voters who submitted ABBMs based on expected absence from the county would not be valid for the

postponed election.

Esto es para confirmar que todas las Solicitudes de boleta par correo (ABBM) para las votantes que votan

por correo parser mayores de 65 anos o por discapacidad seguiran siendo validas para la eleccion aplazada,

y que las ABBM para los votantes que presentaron ABBM basado en la ausencia esperada del condado no

seria valido para la eleccion pospuesta.

This is to confirm the relevant dates for the November election, including the voter registration deadline

(October 5, 2020), the deadline to submit an ABBM (October 23, 2020), and the dates for early voting

(October 19, 2020 - October 30, 2020).

Las principal es fechas relevantes para las elecciones de noviembre, incluida la fecha limite de inscripcion de

votantes (5 de octubre de 2020), lafecha limite para presentar un ABBM (23 de octubre de 2020) y las fechas

de votacion anticipada (19 de octubre de 2020 - 30 de octubre de 2020))

· s ; 3 day of March, 2020

Sean Terry, Mayor (Alcalde)

Vicki Tarrant, City Secretary (Secretario)