May 21, 2020 – City Council Meeting Minutes
Jun 19, 2020
A Regular City Council Meeting was held on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at City of Seymour Auditorium, 301 N. Washington St., Seymour, TX 76380.
This meeting was streamed live on Facebook.
CALL TO ORDER/ ROLL CALL/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE by Mayor Jon Hrncirik at 7:00 p.m.
Council Present: Mayor Jon Hrncirik, Council Member Mary K. Fair, Council Member Lan Winn, Council Member Brian Broome, Council Member Monty Glass and Council Member Brenda Miller
Council Absent: None
Counsel Present: Jon Whitsitt
Staff Present: City Administrator, Steve Biedermann, Recording Secretary, Suzanne Shumate, Finance Director, Mary Griffin, ED Director, Lauren Bush and Police Officer, Neal Lott
Guests: Cristina Frisby, Paula Vaden, Randy Wills, Mark McCord, Marty Vaden, Colby Frost, Charles Rose, Patti Chumly, Sid Winn, Elesa Randall, Mary Slate, Brayden Winn, Randy Hardin, Sherri Hardin Dowhower, Steve Dowhower, Regan Hollar, Royce Woods and Joe Dickson
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE MAYOR: None
CITIZENS QUESTIONS AND / OR COMMENTS: None
1. CONSIDER APPROVING THE CONSENT AGENDA AS FOLLOWS:
a.) Approve Regular City Council meeting minutes for April 23, 2020, Emergency Meeting on April 28, 2020 and Special Called Meeting on May 12, 2020
1. First Bank & Trust, Bank account report summary
2. Employee/Contract List and Salt Fork Recreational Complex Membership Report
3. Written monthly reports from City Administrator & Supervisors
A motion was made by Monty Glass to approve the Consent Agenda, seconded by Lan Winn, motion carried 5-0.
END OF CONSENT AGENDA
2. Discuss, consider, and take action in regard to the Close Out Project with Ameresco.
Randy Wills with Ameresco addressed the City Council regarding the automatic meter reading project that has been ongoing for the past eight months. Mr. Wills briefed the City Council on what has taken place over the past eight months and the impact it has made on the City. Colby Frost had some questions for Mr. Wills regarding the water meters.
A motion was made by Monty Glass to close out the Ameresco project with the changes that were discussed, seconded by Brian Broome, motion carried 5-0.
3. Discuss, consider and take action regarding a presentation from Randy Hardin, Bluebonnet Landscaping Creations.
Randy gave a presentation on renovating the esplanades around the Court House. He has done a complete landscape design and he is working in conjunction with the Seymour Arts Council. If the City Council likes and approves the design, he would like to submit the design to the Priddy Foundation in Wichita Falls to see if they will fund the renovation. If the funds are awarded and available in January, Randy would like to start the project in February. There will be no matching funds required from the City of Seymour.
Brian Broome made a motion to give direction to Randy Hardin with Bluebonnet Landscaping Creations to apply for a grant with the Priddy Foundation for renovation of the esplanades, motion seconded by Monty Glass, motion carried 5-0.
1st PUBLIC HEARING BEGINS
4. The City of Seymour held a Public Hearing to discuss whether to raise the Electricity Power Cost Factor or leave as is.
Joe Dickson, Mark McCord, Paula Vaden, Regan Hollar, Charles Rose, Sid Winn, Patti Chumley and Grant Elliott-(via Public Hearing Comment Form), voiced their concerns to the City Council regarding the Electricity Power Cost Factor.
2nd PUBLIC HEARING BEGINS
5. The City of Seymour held a public hearing to discuss the City of Seymour, Curfew Ordinance. This is reviewed every 3 years.
Charles Rose, Mark McCord, Lauren Bush and Paula Vaden voiced their concerns to the City Council regarding the Curfew Ordinance.
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSES AND REGULAR MEETING RESUMES
6. Discuss, consider and take action to approve Ordinance No. 2020-04, to raise the Electric Power Cost Factor from .065 to .085, or leave as is.
After some discussion by the City Council, Mary K. Fair made a motion to table this agenda item and review this item again at the regular City Council meeting in June, seconded by Lan Winn, motion carried 4-1, Brian Broome opposed.
7. Discuss, consider and take action to approve Ordinance No. 2020-05, City of Seymour Curfew Ordinance, which is reviewed every three years.
A motion was made by Monty Glass to leave the Curfew Ordinance as is, seconded by Mary K. Fair, motion carried 5-0.
8. Discuss and take action in regard to a Beautification Comprehensive Plan presented by ED Director Lauren Bush.
A motion was made by Monty Glass to approve and move forward with the Beautification Comprehensive Plan, seconded by Brian Broome, motion carried 5-0.
9. Discuss, consider and take action to approve City of Seymour Accounts Payable bills paid in the month of April 2020.
Monty Glass made a motion to approve the City bills paid in April 2020, seconded by Mary K. Fair, motion carried 5-0.
10. Discuss and take action to renew a one-year cleaning contract with Ashley Ross for the Portwood Art & Civic Center.
Mary K. Fair related that there was a misspelling on the street address for the contractor on both the Portwood and City Hall contracts.
A motion was made by Monty Glass to approve the cleaning contract at the Portwood Art & Civic Center with Ashley Ross, seconded by Brenda Miller, motion carried 5-0.
11. Discuss and take action to renew a one-year cleaning contract with Ashley Ross for City Hall offices.
A motion was made by Monty Glass to approve the cleaning contract at the City Hall with Ashley ross, seconded by Brenda Miller, motion carried 5-0.
12. Discuss, consider and take action regarding the American Red Cross using the Portwood Pavilion, located at 800 E. Morris St., in the event of a disaster.
A motion was made by Monty Glass to allow the American Red Cross to use the Portwood Pavilion in the event of a disaster, seconded by Mary K. Fair, motion carried 5-0.
A motion was made by Monty Glass, seconded by Lan Winn to adjourn at 9:04 P.M.
Mayor Jon Hrncirik
__________________________________ Attest: Recording Secretary, Suzanne Shumate