August 18, 2020 – Special Called Budget Workshop Minutes

Sep 22, 2020



AUGUST 18, 2020

A Special Called/ Budget Workshop was held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., at the Seymour City Hall, Conference Room, 301 N. Washington Street, Seymour Texas, 76380.

Call to Order, Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance by Mayor Jon Hrncirik at 6:02 p.m.  

Council present: Mayor Jon Hrncirik, MPT Monty Glass, Brian Broome,

Mary K. Fair and Brenda Miller joined the meeting by via Zoom.

City Staff: City Administrator Steve Biedermann, City Secretary Conchita Torrez, Finance Director Mary Griffin, AP/Payroll Specialist Suzanne Shumate, ED Director Lauren Bush, Chief of Police Mike Griffin, Police Sergeant Bryce Sawyer, and Animal Control Officer Samantha Hamilton. 

Council member Lan Winn arrived at 6:22 p.m.

Guest: Baylor Co. Judge Rusty Stafford, Misty Weiser, Paul Weiser, Charlie Rose and Royce Woods.

1.  Review information received from Baylor County Tax Appraisal Office, regarding tax rates.

    Mayor Hrncirik and City Council reviewed the current tax rate information

    they received from the Baylor Co. Appraisal Office. After much deliberation

    and discussion, City Council agreed to go with 0.50141, which would increase

   property taxes to about $20.00 for a $100,000 home.

    2.  Conduct a second draft of the City of Seymour Budget Fiscal Year 2020-

   2021, as proposed by City Staff. City Council may direct modifications to

   proposed budget document.   

   Baylor Co. Judge Rusty Stafford, Seymour Police Department, Economic   

  Development Department and Chamber of Commerce (by letter) presented their

  proposed budgets.

  City Council went over the proposed budget the Seymour Police Department

  presented to them for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. Council will review the budget at a

  slower pace and see where there can be budget cuts to their department. Council

  chose to look at it again at the September 1, 2020, Budget Workshop.

   Lauren Bush, with Economic Development also presented her proposed budget.

   Council will look over her proposals and advise her of any changes they feel

   need to be made at the September 1, 2020, Budget Workshop meeting.

   Baylor County Judge, Rusty Stafford presented his proposed budget for the

   Dispatch Office along with Emergency Management.  These two departments

  not only benefit the City, but, the county as well.  Judge Stafford asked that the

  City contribute ½ of their expenses. After City Council went over the figures for Dispatch Services and Emergency Management, the figures totaled $ 92,636.00.

3. Adjournment was made by Councilmember Lan Winn, second by MPT Monty Glass, to close meeting at 9:57 p.m. 

Passed and Approved on this the 17th day of September 2020.

Mayor Jon Hrncirik


City Secretary, Conchita Torrez, TRMC