March 10, 2014 – Special Meeting – Minutes
Mar 31, 2014
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
MARCH 10, 2014
A Special Called Meeting of Seymour City Council was held on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., 800 E. Morris Street, Portwood Art & Civic Center, Seymour, Texas 76380.
CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND ROLL CALL GIVEN BY MAYOR TOBY HINES AT 6:01 P.M. .
COUNCIL PRESENT: Mayor Toby Hines, Council members Donald Coltharp, David Horton, MPT Nan Gilbert-Mathis, Billy Henricks and Monty Glass.
COUNSEL PRESENT: Cindy Ayres, City Attorney
CITY STAFF PRESENT: City Administrator John Studer and City Secretary Conchita Torrez
GUEST PRESENT: Patty Hines, Julie Smajstrla, Ruth Ann Ondricek, Emma J. Chavers, N.E. DeWeber, Lynette Smajstrla, Leslie Hardin, Rilda Novak, Kay Bradley, Tim Orsak and Terry Bench.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE MAYOR- NO ANNOUNCEMENTS WERE MADE AT THIS TIME.
CITIZENS QUESTIONS AND/OR COMMENTS: At this time, interested citizens are encouraged to indicate their interest in speaking, and upon being recognized by the Mayor, approach the podium to express your comments. Please speak clearly and directly into the microphone. Citizens may speak on any matter other than personnel matters or matters under litigation, for a length of time not to exceed five minutes. Neither Council action nor discussion may take place on any matter, until such matter has been placed on an agenda and posted in accordance with law.
NO COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS WERE GIVEN OR RECEIVED BY CITIZENS ATTENDING THE MEETING.
1. Discuss, consider and take action regarding property/acreage request from Seymour
A discussion was held between the City of Seymour Council Board and the Seymour Hospital Staff regarding 10 acres of land that the Hospital is wanting to acquire for their renovations.
After discussing this back and forth for a period of time, Mayor Hines entertained a motion.
A motion was made by Council member Donald Coltharp, seconded by MPT Nan Gilbert-Mathis to take no action on this matter at this time. Motion passed unanimously.
REGULAR MEETING ENDS AND EXECUTIVE SESSION BEGINS AT 7:10 P.M.
2. An Executive Session pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Local Government Code under Section 551.072; Real Property; Discussion regarding 50 year lease and acreage information between the City of Seymour and Seymour Hospital.
EXECUTIVE SESSION ENDS AND REGULAR MEETING RESUMES AT 7:32 P.M.
3. Take action if any resulting from deliberation during Executive Session.
Motion made by Council member David Horton, seconded by MPT Nan Gilbert-Mathis, to donate the 10 acres of land requested by the Seymour Hospital upon approval of contract drawn up by City Attorney Cindy Ayres. All closing costs, survey costs, future and past obligations would be the sole responsibility of the Hospital. Motion passed unanimously.
4. Adjournment by MPT Mathis and seconded by Council member Henricks to adjourn at 7:40 p.m.
Motion passed unanimously.
PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS THE 20TH DAY OF MARCH, 2014.
/S/ MAYOR TOBY HINES
/S/ CITY SECRETARY CONCHITA TORREZ, TRMC