October 25, 2021 – City Council Meeting Minutes
Dec 17, 2021
City of Seymour City Council
Monday, October 25, 2021
A Regular City Council Meeting was held on Monday, October 25, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at the Portwood Art & Civic Center, 800 E. Morris Street, Seymour Texas.
1. Call to Order, Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance by Mayor Jon Hrncirik at 7:00
Council Members present: Mayor Jon Hrncirik, MPT Monty Glass,
Council Member Les Hons, Council Member Lan Winn, Council Member Jay
Hudson and Council Member Brian Broome.
Counsel present: City Attorney was not present at the meeting.
City Staff present: City Administrator Dr. Jeffrey Brasher, City Secretary Conchita
Torrez, Utility Billing Supervisor Nita Hons, Salt Fork Supervisor Todd Hrncirik, R.O.
Employees, John Davis and Chase Hoyt, ED Director Lauren Bush, Water/Sewer/RO
Supervisor Robert Torrez.
Guest List: Fire Chief Kenneth Hons, Paula K. Vaden, Mark McCord, Cole Chandler,
Taylor Chandler, Nancy Boone, and Gloria Leal.
2. Council Member Brian Broome led the meeting in prayer
3. Council Member Jay Hudson read the City of Seymour Mission Statement and
City of Seymour Values.
4. Announcements from Mayor:
Mayor Jon Hrncirik gave an update on the COVID Status and stated that as of our
meeting tonight, we had 9 active cases, 2 in the hospital, 468 total since the pandemic
started and unfortunately, 18 deaths.
On October 26, 2021, employees were attending an Ethics Training Class at City Hall.
Also, October 30, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., a Community Trunk/Truck or Treat, children’s
costume contest, for grades K-5TH , and a Halloween Movie in the Theater.
5. City Administrator Reports
a.) Ethic Training
b.) Sick Leave Incentive
c.) Haunted City Hall Party
Ed., D. Brasher, commented on the Ethic Training for City Employees. This class and
training is for employees regarding customer relations, and work ethic in their
He also asked the council to please go over the Sick Leave Incentive and then at a later
date, give him direction on what they would like to see implemented in the Personnel
He once again reminded the public to come out and join the City and celebrate the first
Haunted Party sponsored by City of Seymour Employees.
6. Citizen Comments:
No one had any comments during this time.
7. City Administrator Dr. Jeffrey Brasher, will recognize the Employee(s) of the
month and City of Seymour Department of the month.
Ed.,, D. Brasher recognized the Reverse Osmosis Plant Employees, which
consist of John Brasher & Chase Hoyt. Mr. Brasher complemented them for the
outstanding work they do.
Employee of the month was presented to Conchita Torrez, for her 25 years of service,
to the City of Seymour. A video of some of the past and future Mayors was recorded by
each of them and was seen at the meeting. Later, cake was served. Conchita thanked everyone for their thoughtfulness.
8. Consent Agenda: Consider approving the Consent Agenda as follows.
a.) Approve meeting minutes for September 16, 2021 and Special Called
Meeting on September 30, 2021
b.) Employee List & Salt Fork Golf Membership Total (108)
c.) Supervisor Written Reports
d.) Approve Resolution No. 1517, a resolution of the City of Seymour, regarding
the City of Seymour Investment Policy as required by law and reviewed on an
e.) Discuss, consider, and take action to approve the City of Seymour Accounts
Payable bills paid the month of September 2021, excluding any payments to
James Brian Broome.
Council reviewed the consent agenda that was presented. A motion was made
by Council Member Les Hons, second by MPT Monty Glass, to approve consent
agenda as presented. Motion carries 5/0
9. Discuss, consider, and take action regarding payments to James Brian Broome.
Motion made by MPT Monty Glass, second by Council Member Jay Hudson, to approve
payments for James Brian Broome. Motion carries 4/0 with Council Member Brian
Broome abstaining from discussion and vote.
10. Public Hearings
a.) The City of Seymour to hold a Public Hearing regarding an Ordinance to increase water, sewer, and garbage rates.
b.) The City of Seymour to hold a Public Hearing in regard to an Ordinance to
increase an Electric Meter Fee, also known as the Customer Charge.
c.) The City of Seymour to hold the First Public Hearing in regard to a request
for a Specific Use Permit by Leslie Caisse, for the purpose of placing a travel
trailer in an R- 1 concerning the North half of Lot 2, Block 17 of the Miller First
Addition comprised of .241 acres in Seymour Texas. Location also known as
400 S. Foley Street.
(a) This public hearing was in regard to raising water and sewer base rates. The
base rate would increase by $10.00.
Citizen Paula asked during the Public Hearing when was the last time water
rates had been raised.
No more public comments were asked.
(b.) Electric meter fees also known as Customer Charge. An increase would
also be done on the electric meter fees.
No one spoke during this meeting.
(c.) Lauren Bush explained that this was the first of two public hearings
regarding Leslie Caisse’s request for the purpose of placing a travel trailer in an
R-1, concerning the North half of Lot 2, Block 17 of the Miller First Addition,
comprised of .241 acres in Seymour, Texas. This property is also known as 400
S. Foley Street.
No comments or questions were asked during this Public Hearing.
11. Action Items
a.) Approve Ordinance No. 2021-15, increasing Base Rates for water, sewer
Motion made by Council Member Les Hons, second by MPT Monty Glass, to approve Ordinance No. 2021-15, increasing Base Rates for water, sewer, and garbage. Please note, garbage rates were not raised. Motion carries 5/0
b.) Approve Ordinance No. 2021-16, increasing Electric Meter Fee, also known
as Customer Charge.
Motion by MPT Monty Glass, second by Council Member Lan Winn, to approve
Ordinance No. 2021-16, increasing Electric Meter Fee. Motion carries 5/0
c.) Discuss, consider, and take action on quote received from First -In, regarding trade in of old fire trucks, 2 door commercial pumper (Pierce) and 2 door commercial pumper (Ford Fact).
Motion made by Council Member Les Hons, second by MPT Monty Glass, to table this agenda item until next month. Motion carries 5/0
d.) Discuss, consider, and take action in regard to the purchase of a SVFD Fire
Truck. Information presented by City Administrator Dr. Jeffrey Brasher.
At this time Fire Chief Kenneth Hons gave a description and explanation of the fire truck being discussed.
e.) Discuss, consider, and take action regarding purchasing SVFD Fire Truck
through HGACBuy Corporative Purchasing. Information presented by City
Administrator Dr. Jeffrey Brasher.
Dr. Brasher commented and gave a breakdown of the fire truck:
Purchase of fire truck $310,950.00
Down Payment 30,500.00
Fire Reserve Fund 155,757.79
Balance left 124,692.21
The last total of $124, 692.21 is what Dr. Brasher recommended that the City Council finance at a 2.74 interest rate.
Motion made by Council Member Les Hons, second by Council Member Jay Hudson, to allow Mr. Brasher to move forward with the purchase of the fire truck.
Motion carries 5/0
f.) Discuss, consider, and give direction to City Administrator Dr. Jeffrey
Brasher, regarding lots located at 300 E. McLain Street (Go-Cart Track) and
405 E. McLain Street (empty lot).
Dr. Brasher made a comment that the lot located at 405 E. McClain Street
had already been sold. Therefore, the topic at hand was 300 E. McLain
Street (Go-Cart Track).
Comments were made by Todd Hrncirik regarding the track area.
He stated that several people come out when the track is used and brings Out-
Of-Town people to our town, who would shop, eat, and stay in our local hotels
and motels. He wouldn’t like to see the Go- Cart -Track sold .
Mark McCord also spoke regarding the track area and stated the City should sell
it and not have that liability plus the amount of electricity and water over the
past 20 years that the City has provided free. Sell it , be done with it.
Ms. Vaden added that this piece of land is 2 acres, and its property value is 17K.
Motion made by MPT Monty Glass, second by Council Member Jay Hudson to
leave the Go Cart Track as is, and not sell it. Motion carries 4/1 with Council
Member Brian Broome voting Nay.
Non- Action Item
g.) Hear presentation and information regarding water improvement
from Mac Bruce, Grant Works Representative, via remote communication.
Mr. Bruce presented via remote communication his information regarding water
improvements. He stated that the City of Seymour had recently received a grant in the
amount of $275,000.00 and the City chose to use this for water and sewer
improvements. This grant is funded through the Community Development Block Grant,
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Texas Department of
Agriculture. This was an information only meeting. No other decisions were made at
12. Executive Session(s)
Personnel Matters: (a) deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation,
reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee.
a.) Executive Session (closed to the public) and pursuant to Chapter 551 of
the Texas Local Government Code §551.074; Personnel
This Executive Session started at 9:16 p.m. and closed at 10:08 p.m.
b.) Executive Session (closed to the public) and pursuant to Chapter 551 of
the Texas Local Government Code: §551.071 Real property in regard to
Kenning Global Building, located at 1007 N. Kenning Drive, Seymour Texas.
This Executive Session started at 9:04 p.m. and closed at 9:15 p.m.
c.) Executive Session (closed to the public) and pursuant to Chapter 551 of the
Texas Local Government Code:§551.071 Real Property in regard to the
Veterans Memorial (VFW Building), located at 910 E. Nevada Street, Seymour,
This Executive Session started at 8:40 p.m. and closed at 9:03 p.m.
13. Deliberation Action regarding Executive Sessions
a.) Take action on deliberations regarding Executive Session #3.
No action taken on this Executive Session regarding Personnel
b.) Take action on deliberations regarding Executive Session #2.
Regarding Kenning Global Executive Session, a motion was made by Council
Member Lan Winn, second by MPT Monty Glass, to secure location at the
building, have Lauren file deed at Courthouse, and change locks.
Motion carries 5/0.
c.) Take action on deliberations regarding Executive Session #3.
Regarding Executive Session on the VFW Hall Building, a motion made by
Council Member Les Hons, second by MPT Monty Glass, to allow Dr. Jeffrey
Brasher to proceed with this building and change and secure locks on both
buildings. Also, make sure insurance is on this building as well. Motion carries
14. Adjournment of meeting
Motion made by MPT Monty Glass, second by Council Member Lan
Winn to adjourn this meeting at 10:12 p.m.
MINUTES PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS THE 16TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2021.
Mayor Pro-tem Monty Glass
City Secretary Conchita Torrez