May 18, 2017 – City Council Meeting Minutes

CITY OF SEYMOUR

Regular council MEETING

May 18, 2017

 

A Regular City Council Meeting was held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at the Portwood Arts and Civic Center, 800 E. Morris, Seymour, TX 76380.

 

Call to Order, Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Josh Sosolik.

 

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

 

Counsel present: Attorney Jonathan Whitsitt was absent

 

City Staff present: City Administrator Steve Biedermann, City Secretary Conchita Torrez, Supervisors Robert Torrez, Jay Barrington, Adam Sturgeon, Todd Hrncirik and ED Director Lauren Bush.

 

Guests : Dan Craighead, Myra Busby, Virginia Stanley and Royce Stallcup.

 

Proclamation regarding Tourism Week was read by Mayor Sosolik.

 

Announcements from the Mayor: Mayor Sosolik thanked everyone for their support and those that voted at the May City of Seymour General Election.

 

Citizen 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 Thursday, April 20, 2017, Regular meeting minutes and May 11, 2017, Special Called meeting minutes.

 

  1. b) Accept Reports

1.) Monthly Investment Report

2.) First National Bank accounts report summary

3.) Employee & Contract List /Golf Course Membership Report

 

End of Consent Agenda

 

After reviewing the Consent Agenda, MPT Jon Hrncirik made a motion to accept the Consent Agenda as presented and followed with a second from Council member Les Hons.  Motion passes unanimously.

 

  1. Hear monthly reports from City of Seymour Department Supervisors: Administration,

Finance, Electric, Water/WWTP & R.O., Police, Street/Park, Pool/SFREC, Economic

Development and Emergency Management.

 

Each department supervisor gave their respective reports. No action was taken on this

agenda item.

 

  1. Remove tabled agenda item from the April 20, 2017, Regular City Council meeting,

information regarding LCRA Transmission Operator Information received from

Schneider Engineering.

 

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

remove tabled agenda item from the April 20, 2017, Regular Council meeting. Motion passes

unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and take action regarding LCRA Transmission Operator information

received from Schneider Engineering Representative Charlotte Garroway.

 

Charlotte Garroway presented the Mayor and City Council with information regarding the

LCRA Transmission Operator.

 

Ms. Garroway stated that the City of Seymour had been without a Designated Transmission

Operator (DTO) since circa-2008. DTO is required by ERCOT for each load serving entity in

ERCOT and if a city is without a DTO, are subject to fines by the Public Utility Commission

for failing to comply. Schneider Engineering has worked with the city since 2012 in an effort

to procure a DTO for the cities in order to comply with ERCOT and the Commission.

 

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

accept the LCRA Transmission Operator Contract as presented by Charlotte Garroway,

Schneider Engineering. Motion passes unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and take action regarding information received from Schneider

Engineering Representative Charlotte Garroway, regarding Electric Power Contract for

2020.

 

Continued information was given by Ms. Garroway regarding the Power Contract for 2020,

 

Motion by MPT Hrncirik, second by Council member Les Hons to take action and approve

the LCRA Contract for 2021-2023, Load Zone. Motion passes unanimously.

 

A recess was called at 8:21 p.m. by Mayor Josh Sosolik to allow Ms. Garroway to have

contracts signed by the Mayor and appropriate staff.

 

Recess ends at 8:31 p.m. and Regular Meeting resumes.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and take action regarding Shipman Land Lease.

 

Mr. Dan Craighead is the current lease holder for the Shipman Land and had expressed his

interest to the Mayor and City Council to continue his lease with the exception of leasing for

5 (five) years, instead of the 2 (two) years that is stated on the lease contract.

 

Motion by MPT Hrncirik, second by Council member Monty Glass to allow Mr. Craighead

to continue to lease the Shipman Land for a period of 5 years providing improvements are

made to the land with fencing. Motion passes unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and take action regarding Harris Land Lease.

 

Mr. Royce Stallcup expressed interest in leasing the Harris Land. After much consideration,

Council chose to table this agenda item and allow Mr. Biedermann to place Bid Notice in the

BANNER  and allow others to place a bid if interested.

 

Motion by Council member Les Hons, second by Mary K. Fair, to table this agenda item and

allow Mr. Biedermann to place in BANNER and allow others to place bids on this property.

Motion to table passes unanimously.

 

  1. Remove tabled agenda item from the April 20, 2017, Regular City Council meeting,

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

 

Motion made by MPT Jon Hrncirik, second by Council member Monty Glass to remove

tabled agenda item from the April 20, 2017. Motion passes unanimously.

 

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

Commerce Board.

 

Motion by Council member Les Hons, second by Council member Paula K. Vaden, to allow

the City of Seymour to financially assitst the Chamber of Commerce with 5K for

improvements to the WPA Rock House located at the City Park. Motion passes unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and take action to approve City of Seymour bills paid in the month of

April 2017.

 

Council reviewed the monthly city bills and a motion was made by Council member Paula K.

Vaden, second by Council member Monty Glass, to accept and approve the City bills as

presented. Motion passes unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and take action to approve Resolution No. 1446, a resolution

regarding Seymour Police Department Police Car Grant.

 

Motion by Council member Les Hons, second by Council member Monty Glass to approve

Resolution No. 1446, regarding the Seymour Police Grant. Motion passes unanimously.

 

  1. Adjournment by MPT Jon Hrncirik, second by Council member Les Hons to adjourn

meeting at 8:58 p.m. Motion passes unanimously.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS THE 15TH DAY OF JUNE, 2017.

 

MAYOR JOSH SOSOLIK

 

ATTEST:

 

CITY SECRETARY CONCHITA TORRZ, TRMC