November 16, 2017 – City Council Meeting Minutes

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES OF THE

CITY OF SEYMOUR

NOVEMBER 16, 2017

 

A Regular City Council Meeting was held on Thursday, November 16, 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 at meeting: Mayor Josh Sosolik, Les Hons, Paula K. Vaden,

Mary K. Fair and Monty Glass.

 

Council absent at meeting: MPT Jon Hrncirik

 

Counsel present: City Attorney Jonathan Whitsitt

 

City Staff present at meeting: City Administrator Steve Biedermann, City Secretary Conchita Torrez, ED Director Lauren Bush and Water & Sewer Supervisor Robert Torrez.

 

Guest: Allen Phillips- Jacob & Martin

 

Announcements from the Mayor: No announcements were made at this time by the Mayor.

 

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. Approve Regular Meeting Minutes for Thursday, October 19, 2017, and Special Called Meeting Minutes for Friday, October 27, 2017.
  2. 1. Monthly Investment Report
  3. First National Bank accounts report summary
  4. Employee List/SFRE Membership Total Report
  5. Administration and Supervisor monthly reports

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

Motion made by Council member Les Hons, second by Council member Paula K. Vaden to approve the Consent agenda as presented by City Secretary.

 

Motion passes unanimously.

 

  1. 2. Discuss, consider and take action regarding bids received for the Selenium Project from the following: Young Contracting LLC, Heritage Constructors, Inc., Dowtech Specialty Contractors and Texas Water & Soil, Inc.

 

On November 9, 2017, bids were opened for the Seymour Water Treatment Plant Improvements at City Hall. There were four bids received with the lowest bid of $2,310,567.16 from Heritage Constructors, for the base bid of $2,310,567.16. There is $2,429,236.00 available in TWDB Construction funds. This would leave a balance of $118,668.84 for contingencies through this project.

 

Motion made by Council member Les Hons, second by Council member Monty Glass, to approve and award the bid to Heritage Constructors, Inc. for the base bid of $2,310,567.16 and use the remaining $118,668.84 for contingencies.

 

Motion passes unanimously.

 

Regular meeting closes and Public Hearing will begin at 7:10 p.m.

 

  1. The City of Seymour will conduct a Public hearing regarding request from Cody Holub, to re-zone Lots 3, 4 and 5, Block 1 of the Stevens Addition, located on North Donald Street, from an R-1 Residential to a B-2 Commercial Zone.

 

ED Director Lauren Bush, presented information to Mayor and City Council regarding re-zoning request from Cody Holub.  Mr. Holub would like to re-zone Lots 3, 4 & 5, Block 1of the Stevens Addition from a R-1 Residential to a B-2 Commercial zone. This property is located on the 900 block of N. Donald Street.

 

Public hearing closes and regular meeting resumes at 7:32 p.m.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and take to approve Ordinance No. 2017-08, an ordinance to approve request from Cody Holub, to re-zone lots 3, 4, and 5, Block 1 of the Stevens Addition, located on North Donald Street, from an R-1 Residential to a B-2 Commercial Zone.

 

Motion made by Council member Monty Glass, second by Council member Les Hons to Approve re-zoning request from Cody Holub and change property from a R-1 Residential to a B-2 Commercial Zone .   Motion for request was 2 ayes and 2 nays.  Motion was a tie, therefore, Mayor Sosolik broke tie by voting with an Aye.  Motion passes with majority being ayes.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and take action regarding a $5,000 donation request from the Seymour Youth Baseball and Softball Association, to upgrade or replace press boxes.

 

Motion made by Council member Les Hons, second by Council member Paula K. Vaden to approve donation request for $5,000 for the Seymour Youth Baseball and Softball Association. Motion passes unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and approve Resolution No. 1454, a resolution of the City of Seymour, for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, over and under 5K.

 

Motion made by Council member Monty Glass, second by Council member Paula K. Vaden, to approve Resolution No. 1454, a resolution approving the over and under 5K for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017, Budget Resolution. Motion passes unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and take action regarding City of Seymour bills paid the month of October, 2017.

 

Motion made by Council member Mary K. Fair, second by Council member Les Hons, to approve the city bills for the month of October, 2017.  Motion passes unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss, consider and take action to change December 21, 2017, Regular City Council meeting to either Tuesday, December 12, 2017 or Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

 

Motion made by Council member Les Hons, second by Council member Monty Glass, to change the Regular City Council meeting from December 21, 2017, to December 12, 2017. Motion passes unanimously.

 

Regular meeting closes and Executive Session (s) will begin at 7:37 p.m.

 

 

  1. An Executive Session (closed to the public) and pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Local Government Code, under § 551.071; Consultation with City Attorney regarding liability for work performed on sewer line.

 

Executive Session closes at 8:18 p.m. and Executive Session Two will begin at 8:19 p.m.

 

  1. An Executive Session (closed to the public) and pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Local Government Code, under §551.074- Personnel: Clarification regarding Sick Leave Incentive.

 

Executive Session ends at 8:39 p.m., and Regular Meeting resumes

 

  1. Discuss and take action regarding deliberation with City Attorney on liability for sewer lines.

 

Motion made by Council member Mary K. Fair, second by Council member Monty Glass, to give direction to City Administrator Steve Biedermann, to contact Ms. Joan Heath, regarding restoration of property located at 606 N. Foley Street. Council would also like for Ms. Heath to place a check valve on her property. Motion passes unanimously.

 

  1. Discuss and take action regarding deliberations from executive session regarding Sick Leave Incentive.

 

Motion made by Council member Monty Glass, second by Council member Les Hons, to allow the City of Seymour to pay 100% of unused Sick Leave Incentive in the following manner: 40% of unused sick leave to be paid on December 15, 2017.  The remaining 60% to be paid the first pay period in January, 2018 at the discretion of the employee.   Motion had 2 ayes and 2 nays by Council members Paula K. Vaden and Mary K. Fair.  The motion had a tie, therefore, Mayor Sosolik broke the tie with an Aye and motion carries with the majority being Ayes.

 

  1. Adjournment at 8:46 p.m by Council member Les Hons, second by Council member Monty Glass. Motion passes unanimously.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS THE 12TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2017.

 

Mayor Josh Sosolik

 

 

ATTEST:

 

City Secretary, Conchita Torrez