February 15, 2018 – City Council Meeting Minutes

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

OF THE CITY OF SEYMOUR

FEBRUARY 15, 2018

 

A Regular City Council Meeting was held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at the Portwood Arts and Civic Center, 800 E. Morris, Seymour, TX  76380.

 

Mayor Josh Sosolik called the meeting to order , roll call and Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00 p.m.

 

Council present: Mayor Josh Sosolik, Les Hons, Paula K. Vaden, Mary K. Fair and Monty Glass.

 

Council absent: MPT Jon Hrncirik was absent due to sickness.

 

Counsel present:  City Attorney Jonathan Whitsitt was present at the meeting.

 

City Staff present: City Administrator Steve Biedermann, City Secretary Conchita Torrez, Police Chief Mike Griffin and EDD Lauren Bush.

 

Guest(s): Trey Wakefield

 

Announcements: No announcements from the Mayor at this time.

 

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:

 

a.)  Approve January 18, 2018, Regular Called Meeting Minutes.

b.)  Accept Reports

  1. Monthly Investment Report
  2. First National Bank accounts report summary
  3. Employee List/Golf Course Membership total
  4. 4. Administrative & Supervisor reports

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

City Council reviewed the consent agenda as presented by City Secretary.

 

Motion made by Council member Monty Glass, second by Council member Les Hons, to accept consent agenda. Motion passed unanimously.

  1. Hear presentation of annual audit, as prepared by Jeff Gregg, C.P.A., Eide Bailly Firm, contracting with City of Seymour for Budget Year 2016-2017.

 

Jeff Gregg and Shannon Strickland presented the annual audit to the Mayor and City Council.  The City of Seymour is in good financial standings.

 

No action was taken on this agenda item.

 

  1. Discuss and take action to accept the annual audit as prepared and presented by the Eide Bailly Firm.

 

Motion made by Council member Les Hons, second by Council member Monty Glass to accept the annual audit as prepared by Eide Bailly Firm.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and take action regarding bids received for the removal, repair and replacement of roofing at 110 Memorial Drive, Seymour City Pool from the following:

 

Booe Commercial Roofing In c.                                                                    $9,500.00

alternate to tear off 1 layer of shingles, disposal and refelt add:                   $2,220.00

 

Guaranteed Roofing & Construction                                                             $8,700.00

 

After reviewing both bids, City Council entertained a motion.  Motion made by Council member Les Hons, second by Council member Monty Glass to accept Guaranteed Roofing and Construction bid of $8,700.00.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and take action to accept the Annual Police Contact Data Report, known as the Racial Profile Report, as presented by Seymour Police Chief Mike Griffin.

 

Chief Griffin presented the annual Racial Profile Report to Mayor Sosolik and City Council.

 

Motion made by Council member Monty Glass, second by Council member Mary K. Fair, to accept the report as presented .  Motion passed unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and take action to approve Resolution No. 1456, allowing Seymour Police Department to pursue a JAG (EGRANT) grant for various equipment, in helping during drug cases and tactical operations officers encounter.

 

Motion made by Council member Monty Glass, second by Council member Mary K. Fair, to approve Resolution No. 1456.  Motion passed unanimously.

  1. Discuss, consider and take action to approve Resolution No. 1457, allowing Seymour Police Department to pursue an Enforcement Vehicles Grant for the 2018 Fiscal Year.

 

Motion made by Council member Monty Glass, second by Council member Les Hons, to approve Resolution No. 1457.   Motion passed unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss and give direction to Economic Development Director Lauren Bush, regarding Manufacture homes.

 

No action was taken on this agenda item.  Direction was given to EDD Bush, to proceed with Public Hearing and Ordinance.

 

  1. Authorize City Staff to advertise for “City Wide Spring Clean up Week “to be held Saturday, April 14th through Sunday, April 22nd, 2018.

 

Motion made by Council member Paula K. Vaden, second by Council member Les Hons, to approve Spring Clean up week.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, and approve the City of Seymour bills paid the month of January, 2018.

 

Mayor Sosolik and City Council reviewed the City of Seymour bills as presented.

 

Motion made by Council member Les Hons, second by Council member Monty Glass, to approve the bills as presented.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and take action to change the March Regular Council meeting from March 15, 2018 to March 21, 2018, accommodating the SISD Spring Break schedule.

 

City Secretary Conchita Torrez noted to Mayor and City Council of a typo error regarding the March 21, 2018.  Corrected date is March 22, 2018 and would be noted in the minutes.

 

Motion made by Council member Mary K. Fair, second by Council member Paula K. Vaden. approving to change the March 2018, Regular Council Meeting to March 22, 2018.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss and review the City of Seymour Water Well Report, as received by Jason Bench, R.O. Supervisor.

 

After revieiwing the RO Water Well Report, City Council had questions regarding some of the figures.  Council would like RO Supervisor, Jason Bench, to attend the next Council meeting and answer questions they have.  No action taken.

Regular Meeting closes and a recess was called by Mayor Sosolik at 8:07 p.m.

 

Recess ends at 8:13 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 Section §551.071: Consultation with City Attorney, regarding Nepotism Law.

 

Executive Session closes at 8:41 p.m. and Executive Session two begins at 8:42 p.m.

 

  1. An Executive Session (closed to the public) pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Local Government Code, under Section §551.072: Real Property- SISD Auditorium and Ag Building

 

Executive Session closes and Regular meeting resumes at 9:00 p.m.

 

  1. Discuss, and take action resulting from deliberations from executive session regarding nepotism laws. No action taken

 

  1. Discuss, and take action resulting from deliberations from executive session, regarding real property. No action taken

 

  1. Adjournment by Council member Monty Glass, second by Council member Les Hons, to adjourn at 9:02 p.m. Motion passed unanimously.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS THE 22ND DAY OF MARCH, 2018.

MAYOR JOSH SOSOLIK

ATTEST:

CITY SECRETARY, CONCHITA TORREZ, TRMC