July 16, 2020 – City Council Meeting Minutes
Aug 28, 2020
CITY OF SEYMOUR CITY COUNCIL
July 16, 2020
A Regular City Council Meeting was held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., at the City Hall, Seymour Auditorium, 301 N. Washington Street, Seymour, TX 76380.
Call to Order, Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance by Mayor Jon Hrncirik at 7:01 p.m.
Council present: Mayor Jon Hrncirik, MPT Monty Glass, Lan Winn, Mary K. Fair, Brian Broome, and Brenda Miller.
Counsel: Jon Whitsitt was not present at this meeting
City Staff: City Administrator Steve Biedermann, City Secretary Conchita Torrez, ED Director Lauren Bush, Finance Director Mary Griffin and Chief of Police Mike Griffin.
Guest: Bryan Baldwin, Grant Elliott, Dennis Gilbreath, Tammie Glass, Jason Glass, Regan Hollar, Gregory Knezek, Corley Latham, Mark McCord, Aaron Oldham, Vickie Oldhan, Tim H. Orsak, Charlie Rose, Joy Self, Shan Slaggle, Robert Smith, Sarah Starnes, James Tucker, Jake Willden, Ryan Willden,
Cody Wright and Audra Wright.
Announcements from the Mayor: Mayor Hrncirik stated that Baylor County had 3 COVID-19 Positive cases. He asked that we keep these citizens in our prayers and to stay safe.
At this time Mayor Hrncirik stated that MPT Monty Glass would like to speak:
MPT Glass stated the following words:
First, I want to give great appreciation to every single city employee for the non-appreciated job that they do every day. I understand the thankless job that you do, and in saying that, I want every single Facebook couch warrior( mentioning Mark McCord at this time) that bashes everything that we make a decision on throughout the year to please fill free to come to a meeting and voice your opinion here and not behind your Facebook. If that doesn’t work, then come May, please, if anyone thinks they can make a difference or do a better job and make the decisions on a 7 to 8 million budget and keep everyone happy, then please get a packet for a place from our city secretary and run, otherwise, if all you want to do is bash us on Facebook instead of coming to a meeting, then you are a coward and need to keep silent !! Thank You
Citizen’s questions and/or comments: No one asked to speak or make a comment at this meeting.
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:
a) Approve meeting minutes from June 15, 2020 and June 18, 2020
b) Accept Reports
1. Monthly Investment Report
2. First Bank & Trust account report summary
3. Employee & Contract List/ Salt Fork Recreational Complex Totals
4. Written reports by City Administrator and Supervisors
End of Consent Agenda
After reviewing the report, a motion was made by MPT Monty Glass, second by Council member Brian Broome, to approve the consent agenda as presented, with the exclusion of B. 1. Monthly Investment Report.
Motion carried 5-0.
Regular meeting will close, and a Public Hearing will begin
2. The City of Seymour will conduct a Public Hearing regarding proposed changes to the current City of Seymour Zoning Administration, Fire Protection and Building and Construction Ordinance.
Regular meeting closes at 7:05 p.m., to begin Public Hearing.
ED Director Lauren Bush had presented the City Council some proposed changes to the Zoning, Fire Protection and Building and Construction Ordinances. Some of these changes were outdated and were no longer being enforced. Therefore, it was in the city’s best interest to remove them.
No action was taken during the Public Hearing. No one spoke for or against this agenda item.
Public Hearing closes at 7:09 p.m.
3. Discuss, consider, and approve Ordinance No. 2020-07, an ordinance to make changes to the current City of Seymour Zoning Administration, Fire Protection and Building and Construction Ordinance.
Motion made by MPT Monty Glass, second by Councilmember Mary K. Fair, to approve Ordinance No. 2020-07, with changes made to the Zoning, Fire Protection and Building and Construction Ordinance. Motion carried 5-0.
For a full view of the changes in Fire Protection, Zoning and Building and Construction Ordinance, please come by City Hall.
4. Discuss, consider, and take action from presentation by Bill Culver, regarding an update on said property located on Washington Street.
CA Steve Biedermann spoke on behalf of Bill Culver’s absence. Steve stated that Mr. Culver was waiting on the contractor to lay the brick down. He had already spread the dirt out and was waiting on Eugene Sturgeon to complete the job.
Motion made by Councilmember Mary K. Fair, second by MPT Monty Glass, to ask Bill Culver to attend the August Council meeting and give an update on this long overdue project. Motion carried 4-0, with Council member Brian Broome abstaining from this agenda item.
5. Discuss, consider, and take action to approve a ball tournament on Saturday, July 25-Sunday morning July 26, 2020.
Mayor Jon Hrncirik spoke with Jake Willden regarding this event. He thanked them for coming before the City Council and Jake was made aware of all the stipulations when using the Portwood Softball Field. Jake understood and a motion was entertained.
Motion made by MPT Monty Glass, seconded by Council member Brenda Miller, to allow Jake Willden to host a softball tournament. Motion carried 5/0.
6. Discuss, consider, and take action after hearing presentation from the Jr. Livestock Committee, regarding the parking lot situation at the Cliff Styles area.
Dennis Gilbreath a former member of the Baylor Co. Jr Livestock Committee spoke before the Mayor and City Council regarding an agreement that had been made years ago between the committee and a former City Administrator.
Dr. James Tucker, Cody Wright and others spoke regrading this matter. It was said that if the committee donated a small portion of land during the 422 Project, the City would agree to pave the parking lot. After a lengthy discussion, a motion was entertained. Motion by Council member Brenda Miller, seconded by Council member Brian Broome, to submit to City Council, two or three quotes for two different types of surfaces. One would be for chip seal and the other one for asphalt. The council once receiving the quotes will consider putting this on the new 2020-2021 Fiscal Year Budget. This City Council and Mayor were not on the council at the time this agreement was made. Motion carried 5/0.
7. Discuss, consider, and take action to disband the P & Z Board or appoint new members as presented by ED Director Lauren Bush.
Lauren Bush explained to Mayor Hrncirik and City Council regarding the advantages of being the P & Z Board. The council ultimately makes the decisions that are presented to them. A motion was entertained by Mayor Hrncirik.
Motion made by Council member Mary K. Fair, seconded by MPT Monty Glass, for City Council to become the P & Z Board and disband the current committee. Motion carried 4/1 with Council member Brian Broome stating Nay.
8. Discuss, consider, and take action regarding Accounts Payable, City of Seymour bills paid the month of June 2020.
Motion made by MPT Monty Glass, seconded by Council member Lan Winn, to approve the city bills paid in the month of June 2020. Motion carried 5/0.
9. Discuss, consider, and take action to replace or remove speed bumps located on Custer Street.
Several complaints had been received regarding the speed bumps placed on Custer Street several years back. The speed bumps were falling apart and could become hazardous to vehicles.
Motion made by MPT Monty Glass, seconded by Council member Brenda Miller, to remove speed bumps. Motion carried 5/0.
10. Discuss, consider, and take action regarding Motor/Grader sales received in the month of March 2020, in the amount of $28,750.00 and to apply money toward the newly purchased Motor Grader outstanding debt.
Motion made by MPT Monty Glass, seconded by Council member Brian Broome, to allow Finance Director Mary Griffin to apply $28,750.00 toward the new grader account. Motion carried 5/0.
11. Discuss, consider, and take action to amend Election Resolution # 1489, and to approve Resolution #1495, to change information and dates for the Seymour ISD, General Election, due to the COVID -19. Seymour ISD General Election was changed from May 2, 2020 to November 3, 2020.
Conchita Torrez, City Secretary also serves as the Election Administrator. Due to the COVID-19, Seymour ISD voted to change their election from May 2, 2020 to November 3,2020. Therefore, the original election resolution had to be amended and a new one was approved at this meeting.
Motion made by MPT Monty Glass, seconded by Council member Brian Broome, to approve amended Election Resolution No. 1495. Motion carried 5/0.
12. Discuss and give direction to CA Steve Biedermann, regarding the sale of City Property located at 505 N. Stratton Street, Legal description being Lot 9, North 5 feet of Lot 8, Block 21, McLain Addition.
Direction was given to CA Steve Biedermann, to place a sealed
bid notice in the BANNER for property described as 505 N.
Stratton Street, and to inquire the current market value of said
property. City Secretary Torrez later called the BCAD and value
of current property is $1,650.00.
At this time, Mayor Hrncirik asked if Robert Smith, who had
initially signed up for Public Comments be allowed to speak.
Mayor Hrncirik asked him to step forward and address City
*** Due to technical difficulties, City Secretary Torrez, was not
able to hear all his comments.
Mr. Smith stated that he felt since Code Enforcement begin
issuing citations, they were not being written out to citizens in a
fair way. He continues to receive citations and there are other
properties that look worse than his and are still not cleaned up. He
would like to see code enforcement offices get better educated in
13. Discuss and give CA Steve Biedermann, direction regarding
The GO-CART TRACK located at 300 E. McLain Street, has not
been used in over a year. Meanwhile, it is in need of upkeep and
maintenance. Direction was given to CA Biedermann, to keep as
a racetrack and maintain it. Everyone agreed.
14. Discuss, consider, and take action from information received from CA Steve Biedermann, allowing KFDX TV 3, to place weather camera on the standpipe by the SISD to track weather.
CA Biedermann explained to Mayor and City Council that he had received a phone call from a representative at KFDX-TV 3. They are interested in placing a weather camera on the standpipe at the SISD to track weather.
Council did not foresee any problems with request and a motion was entertained. Motion made by Council member Mary K. Fair, seconded by Council member Brian Broome to have CA Biedermann check with Electric Supervisor Jay Barrington and make sure it will not cause any issues and then proceed. Motion carried 5/0.
15. Discuss, consider, and take action to appoint Kenneth Moline, Dr. Larry Boyd, Jon Hrncirik, Steve Biedermann and Carl Porter to the Airport Advisory Board for a two-year term. Term ending on July 2022.
Motion made by Council member Brian Broome, seconded by Council member Brenda Miller, to appoint Kenneth Moline, Dr. Larry Boyd, Jon Hrncirik, Steve Biedermann and Carl Porter as the Airport Advisory Board for a two-year term ending July 2022. Motion carried 5/0.
Mayor Hrncirik closed the Regular meeting and called for a recess at 8:38 p.m., before the Executive Session was to begin. Recess ends at 8:56 p.m.
Executive Session begins at 8:57 p.m.
16. An Executive Session (closed to the public) and pursuant to the Local Government Code Section 551.074; Personnel- City of Seymour Chief of Police Job Description and Duties.
Executive Session closes and Regular meeting resumes at 9:41 p.m.
17. City Council to take action regarding deliberation from Executive Session.
No action was taken on this Executive Session.
18. Adjournment of meeting
Motion made by MPT Monty Glass, seconded by Council member
Brian Broome to adjourn meeting at 9:41 p.m. Motion carried 5/0
PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS THE 20TH DAY OF AUGUST 2020.
Mayor Jon Hrncirik
City Secretary Conchita Torrez – TRMC