March 21, 2024 – City Council Meeting Minutes

May 15, 2024

City of Seymour City Council

Meeting Minutes

A Regular City Council Meeting, to be held on Thursday, March 21, 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.

In Attendance:  Jeff Brasher, Mark McCord, Monty Glass, Billy Henricks, Skyler Henricks, Lan Winn, Debbie Gillispie, Lauren Bush, Justin Jones, Lillie Coker, Aryah Ladd, Joy Self, John Joyce, Garret Hons, Jonathan Olinger, Ronnie Kolacek, Anthony McGough, Robert & Rebecca Golding,

  • Prayer by Lan Winn
  • Announcements by Mayor Mark McCord and/or MPT Monty Glass

Monty Glass advised drivers to be careful on Oak Street because the cross traffic are not always yielding as required.  So please, everyone be very careful when driving this particular road.. 

  • City Administrator Dr. Jeff Brasher recognizes Street & Electric Departments

CITIZEN COMMENTS

No Comments

PRESENTATION(S)

2024 Seymour Youth Leadership Presentation – Seymour Speedway Cycle Park

Presentation made by Aryah Ladd & Lillie Coker

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

  1. Administrative

Construction update for Airport and Water Department

Tire Collection Event

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.

No Comments

  1. 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.

No Comments

  1. This public hearing is in regard to a SPECIFIC USE PERMIT, ZONING change of 600 N Odom, also known as Lot 5-6, Blk 6, Subd Wheat & Lot 1-4, Block 6, Subd Wheat, in Seymour Texas.  Specific Use Permit would allow for the construction of a RV Park.

No Comments

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Approval of the February 15, 2024 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes
  2. Approval of the City of Seymour Accounts Payable Bills for the month of February 2024.
  3. Approve Resolution No. 1566, Fair Housing Month April 2024
  4. Approve Inner Agency with District Attorney agreement concerning asset forfeiture

Motion made to approve by Monty Glass, 2nd by Skyler Henricks.  Vote 5-0, Motion carried

ACTION ITEMS

  1. Discuss, Consider and Take Action on approving the 2024 Seymour Youth Leadership Project – Seymour Speedway Cycle Park

Discussion:  Hours of operation similar to park, but would like the council to consider lighting the park several nights a month until 12pm.  There is water onsite as well.  City has dirt available for the project.  Time and labor will be the most desired resource from the City.  TML Liability insurance covers the park.  Signs will be posted for safety and to keep dirt bike or other motor vehicles out of the park. 

Motion to approve and give Dr. Brasher authority to make decisions on behalf of the City within reason made by Monty Glass, 2nd by Billy Henricks.  Vote 5-0, Motion carried

  1. Discuss, Consider, and Take Action on bids on house demolition

Discussion:  Interested parties had come forward to possibly purchase and tear down the structures themselves so it was determined that No Action would be taken at this time.

  1. Discuss, Consider, and Take Action on accepting bids on the Fan Building

Discussion:  We have to open this building for bid because it’s a municipally owned building and that’s the only way we can sell property. 

Motion made to accept bids on the property with no minimum, opening and closing monthly so that council may review bids each month by Skyler Henricks, 2nd by Lan Winn.  Vote 5-0, Motion carried

  1. Discuss, Consider, and Take Action on the Certification of Unopposed Candidates

Council Member – Place 1                           Lan Winn

Council Member – Place 3                           Debbie Gillispie

Council Member – Place 5                            Billy Henricks

Motion to approve the Certification of Unopposed Candidates made by Monty Glass, 2nd by Skyler Henricks.  Vote 5-0, Motion carried

  1. Discuss, Consider, and Take Action on Ordinance 2024-01 Order of Cancellation, cancelling the May 4th, 2024 City of Seymour General election

Motion made to approve Ordinance 2024-01 Order of Cancellation for the May Election by Monty Glass, 2nd by Skyler Henricks.  Vote 5-0, Motion carried

  1. Discuss, Consider, and Take Action on accepting bids for Golf Cart Contract at the Salt Fork Recreational Complex

Motion made to accept bids concerning the leasing of 15 golf carts in 3yr, 4yr, and 5yr increments by Billy Henricks, 2nd by Monty Glass.  Vote 5-0, Motion carried

  1. Discuss, Consider, and Take Action on Ordinance2023-08 concerning the Salt Fork Recreational Complex

Motion made by Monty Glass, 2nd by Debbie Gillispie.  Vote 3-2, Motion carried.  Motion included the bullet points listed below:

  1.  No one under the age of 16 are allowed to operate a city owned golf cart
  2. Privately owned cart drivers will be held liable for any damages incurred by improper driving
  3. Create a $10/month & $120/annual Driving Range option available to members
  4. Add to Daily Fees Driving Range (lg) $10, (md) $5, (sm) $3
  5. Remove Gun Range from Section 4 Golf Course/Gun Range Rental
  6. Remove Regular Full Facility & Elite Full Facility from the Membership Application and add the Driving Range option mentioned in bullet point (3).
  7. Add Cart Checkbox to the “Children if membership privilege desired” section of the Membership Application that would allow parents to option to mark whether or not their children are allowed to drive their personal cart on the course.
  8. Remove Gun Range language for clarity
  9. Discuss, Consider, and Take Action on 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.

Motion made by Lan Winn, 2nd by Monty Glass.  Vote 5-0, Motion carried

  1. Discuss, Consider, and Take Action on 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.

Motion made by Skyler Henricks, 2nd by Monty Glass.  Vote 5-0, Motion carried

EXECUTIVE SESSION

  1. 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.
  2. 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:  Consultation with attorneys regarding Special Utility District Baylor Water

No Action

  1. Discuss, Consider, and Take Action regarding Executive Session:  An agenda item that requires consultation with City of Seymour Attorney

No Action

ADJOURN

Motion made by Monty Glass, 2nd by Lan Winn.  Vote 5-0, Motion carried

Meeting minutes passed and approved on this the 18th day of April, 2024.

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Mayor Mark McCord

Attest:

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City Secretary Lauren Bush