November 16, 2023 – City Council Meeting Minutes

Jan 23, 2024

City of Seymour City Council

November 16, 2023
Regular City Council Meeting Minutes


A Regular City Council Meeting, was held on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., at the Portwood Art & Civic Center, 800 E. Morris Street, Seymour, Texas 76380. All notices were 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 was also posted on the city’s website at www.cityofseymour.org, with the following agenda considered:

OPEN MEETING

  • Call to Order, Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance by Mayor Mark McCord.

In attendance:  Councilmen Monty Glass, Skyler Henricks, Billy Henricks and Councilwoman Debbie Gillispie.  Mayor Mark McCord, City Administrator Dr. Jeff Brasher, & City Secretary Lauren Bush.  Guests include:Kim Stevenson, Myranda Baldwin, Misty Weiser, Peyton Baldwin, Maggie Robinson, Dillon Fox, Robert Golding, & Rebecca Golding

  • Prayer
  • Announcements by Mayor Mark McCord and/or MPT Monty Glass
  • City Administrator Dr. Jeff Brasher recognizes

CITIZEN COMMENTS

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

  1. Administrative
  2. Police Department
  3. Staff & Salt Fork
  4. Financial & Quarterly Investment
  5. Hot Board Approvals
  6. Important Dates

PRESENTATION(S)

None

PUBLIC HEARINGS

  1. Public Hearing concerning Substandard Structure: OWNER OF RECORD: Tommy Everett, LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lots Seven (7) and Eight (8), in Bock Forty-three (43), of the Original Town of Seymour, Baylor County, Texas, SITUS: 301 N Cedar St, Seymour, TX 76380.
  2. Public Hearing concerning Substandard Structure: OWNER OF RECORD: Earnest A Chamberlain Estate, LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A Tract of Land Out of the West Half (W 1/2) of the Southwest Quarter (SW 1/4) of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of Section 117, Abstract 430, T&NO RR Company Survey, to the Town of Seymour, Baylor County, Texas, SITUS: 908 N Main St, Seymour, TX 76380.
  3. Public Hearing concerning in regards to a ZONING change of 603 & 605 N Main (Legal description for said property is Lot 4 Blk 7, Subd Reiman 2nd, w/50 of S/2 3 Blk G Reiman 2nd w/50 of 4 W 50 of N/2 of 5, & Lot 5, Blk 7, Subd Reiman 2nd, S ½ 5 G Reiman Seymour & All 6) in Seymour Texas.  Zoning would change from an R-1 Residential to a B-2 Commercial.

CONSENT AGENDA

  • Approval of the October 11, 2023 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes. 
  • Approval of the October 19, 2023 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes.
  • Approval of the City of Seymour Accounts Payable Bills for the month of October 2023. 
  • Approve Resolution No 1557 City of Seymour Investment Policy, as required on an annual basis.
  • Approve Resolution No. 1558 Budget Adjustment reducing #02-403948 Local Airport Share and increasing #02-403277 Appraisal District in the amount of $4,034.00 that will not cause an increase or decrease to the overall budget
  • Approve City of Seymour document entitled “Procurement Policies and Procedures”
  • Approve City of Seymour document entitled “Financial Procedures”
  • Approve Resolution No. 1559 Good & Transit Resolution
  • Approve to remove Conchita Torrez from the City of Seymour signature cards and replace with Lauren Bush

Motion to approve the consent agenda made by Monty Glass, 2nd by Billy Henricks, Motion Passes 4-0

ACTION ITEMS

  1. Discuss, Consider, and take action concerning Substandard Structure: OWNER OF RECORD: Tommy Everett, LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lots Seven (7) and Eight (8), in Block Forty-three (43), of the Original Town of Seymour, Baylor County, Texas, SITUS: 301 N Cedar St, Seymour, TX 76380.

Motion to move forward with demolition and place a lien on the property made by Skyler Henricks, 2nd by Debbie Gillispie, Motion Passes 4-0

  1. Discuss, Consider, and take action concerning Substandard Structure: OWNER OF RECORD: Earnest A Chamberlain Estate, LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A Tract of Land Out of the West Half (W 1/2) of the Southwest Quarter (SW 1/4) of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of Section 117, Abstract 430, T&NO RR Company Survey, to the Town of Seymour, Baylor County, Texas, SITUS: 908 N Main St, Seymour, TX 76380.

Motion to move forward with demolition and place a lien on the property made by Debbie Gillispie, 2nd by Monty Glass, Motion Passes 4-0

  1. Discuss, Consider, and take action concerning the tear down of structure located at 900 N Stratton, owned by the City of Seymour

Motion to move forward with demolition on the property made by Skyler Henricks, 2nd by Billy Henricks, Motion Passes 4-0

EXECUTIVE SESSION – Entered into Session at 7:15pm, Exited 7:25pm

  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
  2. Discuss, consider, and take action regarding Executive Session:  An agenda item that requires consultation with City of Seymour Attorney

No Action

ADJOURNEMNT OF MEETING AT 7:45PM

Motion made to adjourn made by CM Billy Henricks, 2nd by Monty Glass 
Motion passes 4-0

Passed and Approved this day, December 21st, 2023

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Mayor, Mark McCord

Attest:

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City Secretary, Lauren Bush