April 20, 2017 – City Council Meeting Minutes

                                     CITY OF SEYMOUR      

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

APRIL 20, 2017

 

A Regular City Council Meeting was held on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 7:00 P.M. at the Portwood Arts and Civic Center, 800 E. Morris, Seymour, Tx  76380.

                                                                              

Mayor Nan Gilbert –Mathis called the meeting to order, roll call and Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Proclamation: Child Abuse Prevention Month was read by the Mayor.

 

Council present: Mayor Nan Gilbert-Mathis, Council members Les Hons, David Horton, Jon Hrncirik, Mary K. Fair and MPT Monty Glass.

 

Counsel present: City Attorney was not present at this meeting.

 

City Staff: City Administrator Steve Biedermann, City Secretary Conchita Torrez, Finance Director Mary Griffin, ED Director Lauren Bush, Police Chief Mike Griffin and Electric Supervisor Jay Barrington.

 

Guest(s): Jared Bodkin, Gaile Myers, Mike Myers, Shad Sturgeon, Virginia Stanley, Sis Hammack, Gerry Nunan, Cathleen Lohman and Myra Busby.

 

Announcements from Mayor: Mayor Gilbert-Mathis reminded everyone of the upcoming City Election on May 6, 2017.

 

Citizen’s questions and/or Comments: No one signed up for questions or comments.

 

CONSENT AGENDA: (Items listed under the Consent Agenda are considered routine and are generally enacted in one motion. The exception to this rule is that a Council Member may request one or more items to be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate discussion and action.)

 

  1. Consider Approving The Consent Agenda As Follows:

 

  1. a) Approve meeting minutes for Regular Council meeting on March 23, 2017.

 

  1. b) Accept Reports

(1) Monthly Investment Report for the month of March, 2017.

(2) First Bank and Trust report summary for the month of March, 2017.

(3) Employee & Contract list /Golf Course Membership Report

 

End of Consent Agenda

 

City Council reviewed the Consent Agenda and a motion was made by Council

Member Jon Hrncirik, second by MPT Monty Glass to approve Consent

Agenda as presented by City Staff. Motion passes unanimously.

 

  1. Hear monthly supervisor reports from the City of Seymour departments:

Administrative, Finance, Police, Electric, Street/Park, Water/Swr/RO,

SFREC/Pool, EDD and written report from Emergency Management.

 

City Administrator gave his report, and Street/Park, Water, Sewer and RO

Report.   No action was taken on this agenda item.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and take action regarding Transmission Operator

information received from Schneider Engineering.

 

Gerry Nunan with Schneider Engineering presented a report to Mayor and City

Council regarding the process made since this project started several years ago.

 

Council chose to table this item until more information could be obtained.

Motion made by MPT Monty Glass, second by Council member Les Hons to

table until more information was obtained. Motion passes unanimously to table.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and take action regarding request from Chamber of

Commerce Board of Directors, Gaile and Mike Myers. Requesting financial

assistance for the WPA (Rock house) at the City Park.

 

Gaile Myers presented financial information to Mayor and City Council

regarding the WPA (Rock house) at the City Park. It is currently being

remodeled so that Chamber of Commerce Office will move in there.

The board was requesting financial assistance from the City.

 

Motion made by Council member Les Hons, second by MPT Monty Glass to

table this agenda item until further information is received by Finance Director

Mary Griffin since this agenda item was not budgeted. Also, the Chamber

Board is to provide the City Council with more quotes for Council to review.

 

Motion to table was passes unanimously.

 

 

 

 

  1. Review and approve the Second Quarter Investment Report, as presented by

City of Seymour Investment Officers.

 

Motion made by Council member Jon Hrncirik, second by Council member Les

Hons, to accept and approve the Quarterly Investment Report.

Motion passes unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and approve Ordinance No. 2017-02, an ordinance

repealing the City of Seymour Building Codes, Article Sections 3.200, 3.202,

3.203, 3.204, 3.206, 3.207 and 3.210.

 

A motion was made by Council member Jon Hrncirik, second by Council

member Mary K. Fair, to repeal Seymour Building Codes, Article 3.200,

3.202, 3.203, 3.204, 3.206, 3.207 and 3.210. Motion passes unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and approve Ordinance No. 2017-03, an ordinance

repealing the City of Seymour Minimum Housing Code, Article 3.300, in its

entirety.

 

A motion was made by Council member Les Hons, second by MPT Monty

Glass, to repeal in its entirety, Seymour’s Minimum Housing Code, Article

3.300. Motion passes unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and approve Ordinance No. 2017-04, an ordinance

repealing the City of Seymour Plumbing Code, Article 3.400, in its entirety.

 

Motion made by MPT Monty Glass, second by Council member Mary K. Fair,

to repeal in its entirety the Seymour Plumbing Code, Article 3.400. Motion

passes unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and approve Ordinance No. 2017-05, an ordinance

repealing the City of Seymour Electrical Installation Code, Article 3.502 to

3.517. (*** correction to Article # is 3.503)

 

Motion made by Council member Les Hons, second by MPT Monty Glass, to

repeal the City of Seymour Electrical Installation Code, Article 3.503 to 3.517.

Motion passes unanimously.

 

 

 

  1. Discuss, review and take action to approve City of Seymour bills paid the

month of March, 2017.

 

Council reviewed the bills paid in March, 2017. Motion made by MPT Monty

Glass, second by Council member Mary K. Fair, to approve the city bills paid in

the month of March, 2017. Motion passes unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, review and take action on the City of Seymour City Pool fees and

schedule for 2017.

 

The City Council and Mayor reviewed the City Pool fees /Schedule for 2017.

Council chose to leave the current rates as is. Opening date for the City Pool is

scheduled for May 31, 2017, and SPLASH DAY is set for Saturday, June 3,

  1. Motion by Council member Jon Hrncirik, second by Council member Les

Hons to approve the schedule/rates and dates to open. Motion passes

unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and take action to approve Resolution No. 1429, a

resolution amending the City of Seymour Budget 2016-2017, making a budget

adjustment regarding the RO Plant Department.

 

Finance Director Mary Griffin explained that the RO Plant is in need of

replacing a pump and in order for the City to function it is a necessary

adjustment to the budget.

 

Motion made by MPT Monty Glass, second by Council member Les Hons, to

approve Resolution No. 1429, amending the Seymour Budget, 2016-2017, in

regards to the RO Plant Department having unforeseen expenditures.

Motion passes unanimously.

 

  1. Take Action and remove tabled agenda item from the March 23, 2017,

Regular City Council meeting regarding mowing fees.

 

Motion made by MPT Monty Glass, second by Council member Les Hons, to

remove tabled agenda item regarding mowing fees, from the March 23, 2017,

Regular Council Meeting. Motion passes unanimously.

 

 

 

 

  1. Discuss, consider and take action on mowing fees regarding the Baylor

County Appraisal District properties.

 

City Administrator Steve Biedermann addressed the Council regarding this

issue. He stated that he had met with SISD Superintendent John Baker,

Seymour Hospital CEO Leslie Hardin, Hospital Board Member N. E. Deweber,

Baylor Co. Judge Rusty Stafford, County Commissioner Rick Gillispie, Street

Supervisor Adam Sturgeon, Code Enforcement John Byrket and City Secretary

Conchita Torrez.

 

This agenda item had been tabled at the March 23, 2017, Regular Meeting

Minutes. Discussion was the concern of the County Judge regarding the $20 an

hour charge from the City for mowing fees. After discussing and hearing the

views and concerns from the other entities, an agreement was finally reached.

The City would charge $15 per hour, per employee for mowing of the lots that

is shared by the taxing entities.

 

Motion made by Council member Les Hons, second by Council member Mary

  1. Fair, to approve a $15/hr straight charge instead of $20.00. Motion passes

with 3 ayes and 2 nays. The ayes overrule.

 

Regular Meeting closes and a recess is called by the Mayor at 8:58 p.m.

 

Recess ends at 9:08 p.m. and Executive Session begins

 

  1. An Executive Session (closed to the public) pursuant to Chapter 551 of the

Texas Local Government Code under §551.074: Personnel Matters; Merit

performances.

 

Executive Session closes and Regular Meeting resumes.

 

  1. Discuss and take action resulting from deliberations during Executive

Session.

 

Motion made by Council member Jon Hrncirik, second Council member Mary

  1. Fair, to allow City Administrator Steve Biedermann to distribute cost of

living 2% raises to city employees as well as merit performance raises. Motion

passes with 3 ayes and Council member Horton and Council member Hons

abstained due to conflict of interest.

 

 

  1. Adjournment by MPT Monty Glass, second by Council Member Mary K.

Fair at 9:29 p.m.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS THE 18TH DAY OF MAY, 2017.

 

MPT Monty Glass

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

City Secretary Conchita Torrez, TRMC