December 18, 2023 – City Council Meeting Minutes

Jan 23, 2024

City of Seymour City Council

Public Notice of Open Meeting

A Regular City Council Meeting, held on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., at the Portwood Art & Civic Center, 800 E. Morris Street, Seymour, Texas 76380. All notices have been duly posted in accordance and conformance with the Government Code of the State of Texas, Section 551.072 (c.) The City of Seymour attempts to make its meetings accessible to all its citizens. If you have need of auxiliary aids, please notify the City Secretary, at (940) 889-3148, at least 48 hours in advance.  The agenda is also posted on the city’s website at www.cityofseymour.org, with the following agenda to be considered:

OPEN MEETING – 7:00pm

  • Call to Order, Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance by Mayor Mark McCord.

In attendance:  Councilmen Monty Glass, Lan Winn, Billy Henricks, Skyler Henricks, & Debbie Gillispie.  Mayor Mark McCord, City Administrator Jeff Brasher, City Secretary Lauren Bush.

Also:  Tristen King with Jacob & Martin, Sid & Dana Winn, JoAnn Ellington, and Rick Shumate with Animal Control.

  • Prayer by Sid Winn
  • Announcements by Mayor Mark McCord and/or MPT Monty Glass
  • City Administrator Dr. Jeff Brasher recognizes Rick Shumate

CITIZEN COMMENTS

Dana Winn, president of the Seymour Chamber of Commerce expressed their gratitude to the council and specific employees for their help with the success of recent activities.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Entered into executive session at 7:15pm

1.    An Executive Session, closed to the public and pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Local Government Code under § 551.071: Consultation with attorneys regarding Special Utility District Baylor Water.

2.    An Executive Session, closed to the public and pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Local Government Code, under §551. 071: An agenda item that requires consultation with City Attorney.

Exited executive session at 8:02pm

ACTION REGARDING EXECUTIVE SESSION

3.    Discuss, consider, and take action regarding Executive Session:  Consultation with attorneys regarding Special Utility District Baylor Water

4.    Discuss, consider, and take action regarding Executive Session:  An agenda item that requires consultation with City of Seymour Attorney

No action taken

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

  1. Administrative & Important Dates
  2. Police Department
  3. Staff & Salt Fork
  4. Financial & Quarterly Investment
  5. Election Information
  6. Power Costs Discussion

PRESENTATION(S)

PUBLIC HEARINGS

  • Public Hearing concerning in regards to a ZONING change of 603 & 605 N Main (Legal description for said property is Lot 4 Blk 7, Subd Reiman 2nd, w/50 of S/2 3 Blk G Reiman 2nd w/50 of 4 W 50 of N/2 of 5, & Lot 5, Blk 7, Subd Reiman 2nd, S ½ 5 G Reiman Seymour & All 6) in Seymour Texas.  Zoning would change from an R-1 Residential to a B-2 Commercial.

No public comments

CONSENT AGENDA

  • Approval of the November 16, 2023 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes. 
  • Approval of the City of Seymour Accounts Payable Bills for the month of November 2023.
  • Approval of the Agreement for the Assessment and Collection of Taxes

Motion to approve consent agenda made by CM Monty Glass, 2nd by CM Skyler Henricks.  Motion passes with a vote of 5-0

ACTION ITEMS

  • Discuss, consider, & take action in regards to a ZONING change of 603 & 605 N Main (Legal description for said property is Lot 4 Blk 7, Subd Reiman 2nd, w/50 of S/2 3 Blk G Reiman 2nd w/50 of 4 W 50 of N/2 of 5, & Lot 5, Blk 7, Subd Reiman 2nd, S ½ 5 G Reiman Seymour & All 6) in Seymour Texas.  Zoning would change from an R-1 Residential to a B-2 Commercial.

Motion to approve rezone made by CM Debbie Gillispie, 2nd by CM Billy Henricks.  Motion passes with a vote of 5-0

  1. Discuss, Consider, and take action on Resolution 1560 Approval of the Application Filling and Authorized Representative with Jacob & Martin concerning the Texas Water Development Board funds with a formal vote recorded on the resolution itself

Motion to approve Resolution 1560 made by CM Monty Glass, 2nd by CM Billy Henricks.  Motion passes with a vote of 5-0

ADJOURN – 8:33pm

Note: Council reserves the right to vote or to act in open session or go into Executive Session upon any of the items listed in this agenda, as the Mayor, City Council or City Administrator, may consult with City Attorney at any given time during a council meeting.

I, the undersigned authority, do hereby certify the above notice of the meeting of the City Council of the City of Seymour, Texas is a true and correct copy of the said notice that I posted on the official posting place(s) at Seymour City Hall, 301 North Washington Street, Seymour, TX, a place of convenience and readily accessible to the general public at all times, and said notice posted this, Friday, December 15th, 2023 by 4:30 p.m.

Meeting minutes passed and approved on this the 18th day of January, 2024.

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Mayor Mark McCord

Attest:

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City Secretary Lauren Bush