February 15, 2024 – City Council Meeting Agenda

Feb 12, 2024

City of Seymour City Council

Public Notice of Open Meeting

A Regular City Council Meeting, to be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024, 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

  • Call to Order, Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance by Mayor Mark McCord.
  • Prayer
  • Announcements by Mayor Mark McCord and/or MPT Monty Glass
  • City Administrator Dr. Jeff Brasher recognizes Jake Donnell & Dakota Berkley


CITIZEN COMMENTS

PRESENTATION(S)

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

  1. Administrative

Construction update for Airport and Water Department

Election Information

Import Dates/Calendar

  • Police Department
  • Staff & Salt Fork
  • Financials

PUBLIC HEARINGS

  1. This public hearing is in regard to a SPECIFIC USE PERMIT, ZONING change of 908 ½ N Browning, also known as Lot 8, Blk 2, Subd Bennett, in Seymour Texas.  Specific Use Permit would allow for the use of a recreational vehicle as a residence.
  2. This public hearing is in regard to a SPECIFIC USE PERMIT, ZONING change of508 W Ingram, also known as Lot 4, Blk 11, Subd Miller 1st in Seymour Texas.  Specific Use Permit would allow for the use of a recreational vehicle as a residence.

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Approval of the January 18, 2024 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes. 
  2. Approval of the City of Seymour Accounts Payable Bills for the month of January 2024.
  3. Approval of Clean Up Week to be held April 6th through April 14th, allowing the Seymour Transfer Station to be open Monday – Saturday, regular business hours from 10am to 5pm & and closed for lunch from 12pm to 1pm at no cost to City of Seymour residents.
  4. Approval of RESOLUTION  NO. 1564, authorizing the EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM (JAG), CRIMINAL JUSTICE DIVISION Grant to be operated for the 2024 Fiscal Year
  5. Approval of RESOLUTION  NO. 1565, authorizing the Rifle-Resistant Body Armor under the Texas General Appropriations Act, Article I, Rider 26 for Trusteed Programs within the Office of the Governor to be operated for the 2024 fiscal year
  1. Amend Ordinance 2023-08 to read “Regular Membership fees and Elite Membership fees to be effective JULY 1, 2024” instead of the original date of May 1, 2024 to maintain congruency with previous policy

ACTION ITEMS

  1. Discuss, Consider, and take action on the Racial Profiling Report provided by Seymour Police Department
  2. Discuss, Consider, and give direction on pursuing a loan through the Texas Water Development Board
  3. Discuss, Consider, and take action on RESOLUTION NO. 1563, A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES TO CALL A GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2024, IN SEYMOUR, TEXAS AND APPOINTING ELECTION OFFICIALS.  A GENERAL ELECTION TO ELECT THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES:

Council Member – Place 1                           2 Year Term

Council Member – Place 3                           2 Year Term

Council Member – Place 5                            2 Year Term

Appointing judges for said election: (A) Presiding Election Judge, (B) Alternate Election Judge, and
(C) Early Voting Deputy Clerk

The clerks for the election will be appointed by the Presiding Judge in number not less than two (2).

  1. Approve 2024 City of Seymour Pool Schedule and prices.  Hours, admission, parties, etc are proposed to remain the same as last year’s 2023 season.
  2. Discuss, consider, and take action on the Seymour Gun Range
  3. Discuss, consider, and take action on bids received for Home Demolitions

EXECUTIVE SESSION

  1. An Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.074, Texas Government Code, to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee – Chief of Police
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

ACTION REGARDING EXECUTIVE SESSION

  1. Discuss, consider, and take action regarding Executive Session:  to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee – Chief of Police
  2. Discuss, consider, and take action regarding Executive Session:  Consultation with attorneys regarding Special Utility District Baylor Water
  3. Discuss, consider, and take action regarding Executive Session:  An agenda item that requires consultation with City of Seymour Attorney

ADJOURN

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, Monday, February 12th , 2024 by 8:30 a.m.

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Lauren Bush, City Secretary