December 20, 2022- City Council Meeting Minutes
Jan 23, 2023
Seymour City Council
December 20, 2022
A Re-Scheduled City Council Meeting was held on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the Portwood Art & Civic Center, 800 E. Morris, Seymour Texas 76380.
1. Call to Order at 7:00 p.m., by Mayor Jon Hrnciriks
Roll Call by Mayor Hrncirik
Pledge of Allegiance by Mayor Hrncirik
2. Prayer by MPT Les Hons
Council Present: Mayor Jon Hrncirik, MPT Les Hons, Council Member Mark McCord, Council Member Billy Henricks
Council Absent: Council Member Lan Winn
Counsel Absent: Frederick “ Fritz” Quast
Staff Present: City Administrator Dr. Jeffrey Brasher, City Secretary Conchita Torrez, Part – Time Water Employee Robert Torrez, Electric Department Employees, Supervisor Anthony Arjes, John Joyce, Joaquin Palacios, Police Employee, Felipe Deanda.
Guests: Kim Stevenson, Dan Craighead, Deborah Gillispie, Destini Nava, Maleigha Torrez, Sandra Moorhouse, Rick Moorhouse and Paula Vaden
3. Mayor or MPT Announcements
MPT Les Hons had no announcements at this time.
Mayor Hrncirik welcomed and wished everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.
4. City Administrator Report (s)
a. Maintenance Dept. for Portwood & City Hall/ SFRC Golf total (110)
b. Supervisor Written Reports
c. Employee List for City of Seymour
d. City Offices & Transfer Station closed December 23rd -26th.
e. Upcoming City Council meetings: January 19, 2023 & February 16, 2023.
Dr. Jeffrey Brasher went over the City Administrator Report. He announced the City of Seymour’s new employees, Dakota Berkley in the Water Dept., and Ted Sanchez, in the Maintenance Dept., Regarding the Transfer Station, due to the concrete pad project still being completed, the station may be closed until after December 27, 2022, depending on the weather.
a. Discuss, consider, and take action regarding resignation letter from
Council Member Sabrina Rivers, Council Place #3, effective immediately.
No discussion was had on this agenda item. Motion made by MPT Les Hons,
second by Council Member Billy Henricks. Motion carried 3/0.
6. Citizen Comments
Mr. Dan Craighead spoke regarding the Shipman Land Lease and would like to be
placed on the January 2023 agenda.
Kimberly Stevenson spoke regarding having a place for transits that are passing
through Seymour and need a place to stay. She and Mr. Roberts from Calvary Baptist
Church is working on this to solve the problems and help out any way they can.
Deborah Gillispie spoke in her interest in serving our community by being placed on
Council Place #3.
7. City Administrator Dr. Jeffrey Brasher recognize Employee of the Month
Dr. Jeffrey Brasher recognized the Electric Department regarding their positive
attitudes and service to our community. He spoke on how they started working on
placing the angels downtown and getting it ready for the parade. He commended
Supervisor Anthony Arjes, John Joyce, and Joaquin Palacios.
8. Public Hearing(s)
a. A Second and Final Public Hearing regarding Hotel/Motel Tax
b. Public Hearing regarding Goods & Transit Resolution as requested by Baylor County Appraisal District.
- A discussion was had by City Council regarding the Hotel/Motel Tax.
Several suggestions were made by Council Member Mark McCord to consider.
(b) The Annual Transit Goods and Tax Goods were explained by Baylor Co. Tax
Employee Paula Vaden.
9. Action Item(s)
a. Discuss, consider, and take action to make final modifications to the Hotel – Motel Information.
Modifications were discussed by City Council and were made as follows:
- That the board be an Advisory Board
- City of Seymour City Council be responsible for the application review
- Suggest a two (2) day event for heads and beds
- Form Applications should be received by City Council, no middle person.
Motion made by MPT Les Hons, second by Council Member Mark McCord, to
approve the modifications as presented. Also, Council Member McCord will send
the modifications to City Secretary to write up in the form of an Ordinance.
Motion carried 3/0.
b. Discuss, consider, and take action regarding Resolution No. 1537, regardingTax Goods in Transit, as requested by Baylor Co. Appraisal District.
Motion made by MPT Les Hons, second by Council Member Billy Henricks, to approve Resolution No. 1537, Transit and Tax Goods, as presented by Baylor Co. Tax Appraisal Employee, Paula Vaden. Motion carried 3/0
10. Consent Agenda: Consider approving the following:
a. Approve November 17, 2022, meeting minutes
b. Financial Report
c. Discuss, consider, and take action regarding City of Seymour account
payable bills paid the month of November 2022.
City Council reviewed the Consent Agenda, and a motion was entertained.
Motion made by Council Member Billy Henricks, second by Council Member Mark McCord to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Motion carried 3/0.
At this time, the regular meeting was closed to enter into Executive Session at 7:43 p.m.
11. Executive Sessions
( a.) An Executive Session (closed to the public) and pursuant to Chapter 551 of the
Texas Local Government Code, under section §551.074; Personnel
- City Secretary Applications
- City of Seymour Council Place #3 vacancy, for an unexpired term
- Any posted agenda item ( that requires consultation with attorney)
12. Action regarding Executive Sessions
( 1) City Secretary Applications
- Motion made by MPT Les Hons, second by Council Member Billy Henricks, to allow City Administrator Dr. Jeffrey Brasher, to set up four interviews, two applicants for January 5th, 2023 and two applicants for January 10th, 2023, at City Hall, Conference Room. Motion carried 3/0
(2) City of Seymour Council Place #3 vacancy, for an unexpired term
- Motion made by Council Member Billy Henricks, second by MPT Les Hons,
regarding the vacancy of Council Place #3.Two interested citizens expressed their
interest in this position, Corey Thomason, and Deborah Gillispie.
Deborah Gillispie was appointed to Council Place #3. Motion carried 3/0
- Any posted agenda item (that requires consultation with City Attorney).
(c ) No discussion or agenda was had on this agenda item.
13. Adjournment of Council Meeting
Meeting closed at 8:08 p.m., by Council Member Billy Henricks, second by MPT
Les Hons. Motion carried 3/0
PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS THE 19TH DAY OF JANUARY , 2023.
Mayor Jon Hrncirik, City of Seymour
City Secretary, Conchita Torrez, TRMC