July 25, 2022 – City Council Meeting Minutes
Sep 16, 2022
City of Seymour City Council
Monday, July 25, 2022
Re-scheduled City Council Meeting was held on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. at 800 E. Morris Street, Portwood Art & Civic Center, Seymour, Texas 76380.
- Call to Order, Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance by Mayor Jon Hrncirik
Meeting began at 7:00 p.m.
2. Council member to lead Prayer
Lan Winn led prayer
Council Present: Mayor Jon Hrncirik, MPT Les Hons, Council members Lan Winn, Mark McCord, and Sabrina Rivers.
Council Absent: Monty Glass
Staff present: City Administrator Jeffrey Brasher, City Secretary Conchita Torrez, ED Director Lauren Bush, SFRC Supervisor Todd Hrncirik, Electric Supervisor Anthony Arjes
Guest: Lisa McDaniel, Kendra Ball, Chris Orsak, Tommy Holub, Mary K. Fair, Jack Miller, Kim Stevenson, Krystal Huskamp, Daniel Huskamp, Paula Vaden, Rachel Everett, Wanda & Jessie Moore
3. Discuss and take action to accept letter of resignation from Council Member Monty Glass, for City of Seymour City Council Place #5.
City Administrator Dr. Jeffrey Brasher E.d. D., stated that Council Member Glass, had served the City of Seymour City Council for 10 years and thanked him for his time and service. Motion made by MPT Les Hons, seconded by Council member Sabrina Rivers to accept letter of resignation. Passed 4/0
4. City Administrator Dr. Jeffrey Brasher, Ed. D, recognizes Employee or Dept., of the month
Dr. Brasher recognized the Seymour Lifeguards for season 2022, for their hard work, battling the heat and doing a great job this summer, even though a few incidents did occur. The following lifeguards were presented a Certificate of Appreciation:
Pool Manager Reese Ward, Olivia Ward, Lily Copeland, Nakari Larson, Marissa Garcia, Kylie Myers, Kylie Dickson, David Charo, Caroline Futch, Payton Sullivan,
Kodi Bohannan, Briley Hale
A photo was taken with lifeguards, City Council, Mayor Hrncirik, City Administrator Dr. Jeffrey Brasher, and Pool Supervisor Todd Hrncirik.
(a) Hear presentation and take action to approve and move forward
after hearing the Innovation Grant opportunities in Seymour Texas. from Texas Workforce Commission Representatives.
Present for this meeting were Lisa McDaniel and Kendra Ball. Each spoke regarding this grant opportunity. Their goal is to help create jobs in Seymour by creating Shared Workspace Initiative. The City of Seymour would invest $50 K into this program to prepare space for this new initiative. The grant would provide cubicles with desk space, desktop computers, with web camera and sound card. A Microsoft Office Suite Lifetime Subscription for approximately 5-7 years. A 3 year BitDefender security subscription and a printer scanner copier.
For more information regarding this grant, please notify Lauren Bush at 940-889-3148.
Council Member McCord’s concern was the amount of heating or cooling it would take, if only 2-3 people were working in a cubicle, and the building is such a big place. (Seymour Johnson Auditorium)
(b) Hear presentation and take action to approve event, on August 27, 2022, presented by Kim Stevenson, with Seymour Helping Hands.
Kim Stevenson presented the City Council with an event where several activities would take place starting with their Toy Drive for 2022. Mystery games and surprises would also be had, and a Special guest includes Scrappy Doo and friends.
Seymour Helping Hands will be selling hot dogs, chips, and drinks for $5. After all the fun, you can enjoy the Scooby Doo Movie. Also, as a reminder, the concession stand will be open during movie time. Mark your calendar for this exciting event!
(c) 2023 Baylor Co. Appraisal proposed budget estimates
Rachel Everett and Paula Vaden presented the proposed estimates for the 2023 BCAD Budget. Ms. Vaden stated that a cost of living had been added as well. The City of Seymour’s portion is $16,359.00 and the Baylor Co. Appraisal will have a District Directors’ meeting on August 18, 2022, with a Public Hearing starting at 8:45 a.m. and meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.
6. Information Item
(a) Discuss and hear proposal from PC Net Representative, Glen Apple ,
for IT Services.
Following a discussion with Mr. Apple, regarding PC Net options and what they have to offer, Mr. Apple also suggested that City Administrator call CTSI and get a project plan in motion so the City may be provided with the best service possible.
No action was taken on this agenda item.
MPT Hons stated he had no announcements at this time.
Mayor Hrncirik spoke on the high level of transparency of the City of Seymour and of the City Council.
8. City Administrator Reports
(a)Contract/Salt Fork membership totals were at a 110
(b)City of Seymour Employee list
(c)Supervisor Written Reports are in the council packets
(d)City Financial Reports
(e) Council Meetings Re-Scheduled for Thursday, August 25, 2022, and, Thursday, September 22, 2022
(f) Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2022
(g)Budget Update 2022
(h)Expenditure of ARPA Funds
No action on this agenda items
9. Citizen’s Comments
Tommy Holub, Mary K. Fair and Daniel Huskamp spoke in public forum.
10. Public Hearing (s)
(a) A City of Seymour Second and Final Public Hearing regarding request from Daniel & Krystal Huskamp, for a Specific Use Salvage Yard Permit Application for 310 E. Ingram and 704 E. Ingram Street.
Mr. Jack Miller spoke and stated that he represented his family as he lived in the county but opposed all the cars that would be there in the area.
Council member Lan Winn asked if the vehicles would be placed coming in from the Olney Highway and Mr. Huskamp stated yes.
After much discussion on this public hearing, the Mayor moved on to B.
(b) A City of Seymour Second and Final Public Hearing regarding Specific Use Permit, from Jessie & Wanda Moore, placing a Manufactured Home on their property located at 601 E. Morris Street
This was the second and final PH for Jessie & Wanda Moore. An explanation had already been given at the prior monthly meeting.
Mayor Hrncirik moved on to item C.
(c ) A City of Seymour Public Hearing for road closure: Road closure at W. McLain as requested by Marcus & Shelby Correale.
MPT Hons asked if this road closure turned to the alley or straight to the river. Lauren stated to the river. No more questions were asked.
Info: A proposed, but not constructed, roadway located at the furthest
West 100 feet of the undeveloped McLain Street, also known as the
estimated 100 feet in-between the North line of Jones-Supowit
Addition and Block 41 of the Morris Addition, to be closed and
abandoned to the abutting property owners.
(d) A City of Seymour Only Public Hearing as required by Law regarding request from Heather Greenwood to close the alleyway at W. Belknap Street, extending 150’ feet to the South, in between the North Half of Lot 1 and the South half of Lot 1 of the Millers 1st Addition and Lot 2 and Lot 3 of the Millers 1st Addition.
Inf: Constructed Alleyway located at the farthest West portion of Belknap Street, extending 150’ feet to the South, in the Millers 1 Addition, to be closed and abandoned to the property owners Heather and Tommy Greenwood.
No questions were asked as Ms. Greenwood had attended the prior meeting.
(e) A City of Seymour Public Hearing regarding Transfer Station Rates,
located at 1087, FM 1286, Seymour Tx., and adding a section to current ordinance regarding shingle fee of $80.00 per ton.
Clarification was made on the actual cost that will be set up for the shingle fee per ton. It will be $80.00 instead of $70.
(f) A City of Seymour Public Hearing regarding R.V. Park fees, located at 710 E. Morris Street and consider increasing rental fees.
The cost for the R.V. Park has been $17 per night for many years. The city is proposing to go up to $25 per night, if longer than 3 nights is needed, it will be at the city administrator’s discretion to approve.
(g) A City of Seymour Public Hearing regarding Salt Fork Recreational Complex,
located at 728 US Hwy 283S and consider increasing rental fees and adding a RV Camper Trailer Fee, to existing information.
The City of Seymour is proposing to raise rental rates at the SFRC, plus
adding an R.V. Rental fee of $25 per night during shooting or golf
(h) A City of Seymour Public Hearing regarding Portwood Art & Civic Center, located at 800 E. Morris Street, and consider increasing rental and deposit fees.
The City of Seymour has two options for the City Council to consider. Option # 1- to raise rates as presented or Option #2 would go to a flat fee rate and eliminate the summer and winter hours.
Kim Stevenson asked that council consider a cheaper rate for Non-Profit Organizations.
At 9:21 p.m., Mayor Hrncirik called for a recess. Meeting resumed at 9:32 p.m.
11. Consent Agenda
(a) Approve meeting minutes for June13, 2022.
(b) Approve City of Seymour Accounts Payable Bills paid the month of June 2022.
Motion made by Council member Winn, second by Council member Rivers, to accept the consent agenda as presented. Passed 4/0
12. Action Items
(a)Discuss, consider, and take action to approve a Specific Use Permit, for Daniel & Krystal Huskamp, Salvage Yard Application for 310 E. Ingram and 704 E. Ingram Street.
Several options were taken in consideration on this agenda item. Discussion was all over the place with whether Mr. Huskamp needed to move his vehicles, whether he needed a fence or wall and a TDLR License. It was determined at this point by comments Mr. Huskamp made that his collection of cars was for recreational purposes and not commercial usage.
Motion made by Council member McCord to approve the 310 E. Ingram Street, as per code requirements. Council thought this was too vague and asked that more information be clarified. Upon more discussion, Mr. McCord withdrew his motion, and another motion was entertained
This agenda item died for lack of a motion the second time around.
(b) Discuss, and take action to approve Ordinance No. 2022-08, to allow a road/closure at the request of Marcus & Shelby Correale, on W. McLain Street.
Motion made by MPT Hons, seconded by Council member McCord to approve Ordinance No. 2022-08. Passed 3/0 with CM Winn abstaining from vote.
(c) Discuss, and take action to approve Ordinance No. 2022-09, by Tommy & Heather Greenwood, closing alleyway at the request of property owners.
Motion made by Council member Lan Winn, seconded by Council member Sabrina Rivers, to approve Ordinance No. 2022-09. Motion carried 4/0, with restrictions for construction. Noted will be that there are water and sewer lines in that location.
(d) Discuss, consider, and take action to approve a Specific Use Permit, from Jessie & Wanda Moore, for a Manufactured Home to be placed at 601 E. Morris Street property.
Motion made by Council member Rivers, seconded by MPT Hons, to approve SUP for Jessie and Wanda Moore. Passed 4/0
(e ) Discuss, and take action regarding update on VFW Hall Building, bar area, and including the Lowe Stout Building located at 910 E. Nevada Street.
After discussing this agenda item and going back and forth, a motion was made.
Lowe Stout Building – MPT Hons made a motion to proceed and allow city administrator to contact SISD Superintendent John Anderson and give the school the option to buy the corner triangle of the building and allow an extension of 50 feet from the said building so that the ISD would have room to enter and exit the building.
Motion was made by MPT Hons, for City Administrator to proceed and contact Seymour ISD Administrator John Anderson and propose an option to buy the corner triangle encompassing the Lowe Stout Building and allow an extension of 50 feet from said building. VFW Hall and bar area are to be sold together and placed for bids. A Second by Council member Rivers. The motion Passed 4/0
(f) Discuss, consider, and take action approving Resolution No. 1527, Authorizing participation with the Atmos Steering Committee.
Motion made by Council member Winn, seconded by Council member McCord to approve Resolution No. 1527, participating with the Atmos Steering Committee. Passed 4/0
(g)Discuss, consider, and take action regarding City of Seymour property, described as the Harris Land Lease.
After discussing this agenda item, a motion was entertained, but died for lack of a second. Mayor moved on to the next agenda item.
(h) Discuss, consider, and take action to accept quote from Techline Construction, LL.C., for pole removal in three locations in the amount of $23,400.00:
1. Pole located by the Cimmaron Building
2. Pole on the Lubbock Hwy, located by Ray Lynn Moore’s Car lot
3. Alley on East Oak and Idaho Street
Motion made by Council member Winn, seconded by Council member Rivers, to approve Techline Construction to come in and remove and replace the poles in 3 locations. Passed 4/0
(I)Discuss, consider, and take action to approve Resolution No. 1528, to
contract with TECHLINE, to remove and replace three (3) electric line poles for the
amount of $23,400.00.
Electric Supervisor Arjes stated that he had moved money around in his budget so that he would be able to use Techline. He stated he has it in his current budget to do so.
Motion made by Council member Winn, seconded by MPT Hons, to approve Resolution No. 1528, to contract with Techline. Passed 4/0
13. Executive Session
An Executive Session, closed to the public and pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Local Government Code under § 551.0171, Consultation with City Attorney; Special Utility District-Baylor Water. City Administrator stated at this time that due to not being able to contact attorney, the executive session would not be taking place at this meeting
14. Action regarding Executive Session
(a) Discuss and take action regarding Executive Session, Consultation with Attorney.
No executive session was held at this time.
15. Adjournment of meeting at 10:25 p.m.
Motion by Council member Winn, seconded by MPT Hons to adjourn meeting. Passed 4/0
Passed and approved on this the 15th of September , 2022.
Mayor Jon Hrncirik
City Secretary Conchita Torrez, TRMC