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City Council Minutes

CITY OF STERLING CITY

STERLNG COUNTY, TEXAS

MINUTES

 

The City Council of the City of Sterling City, Texas met in Regular Session on June 17, 2019 with the following members present:

 

                        Lane Horwood                                     Mayor

                        Charlie Stevens                                                Council Member Ward #1

                        Bill Smith                                             Council Member Ward #1

                        George Rodriguez                                Council Member Ward #2

                        Chris Green                                         Council Member Ward #2

                        Randy Guetersloh                                Council Member Ward #3

                        Karen Hodges                                      Council Member Ward #3

 

Constituting a quorum with no one being absent, and the following members of the City Staff:

 

                        Marla Arizola                                       City Secretary

                        Richard Seals                                       Public Works Director

                                                           

CALL TO ORDER                                                               

Meeting was called the meeting to order by Mayor Lane Horwood at 6:03 pm

 

INVOCATION

Mayor Lane Horwood delivered the Invocation.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
            Mayor Lane Horwood led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PRESENTATIONS/PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITIONS/AWARDS

None

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

            Cody Slate and Josh Bahlman came to the council to request an additional dumpster to be

            placed at their residence.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

(a)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on the minutes of the regular council meeting

held on May 13, 2019.

A motion was made to approve the previous minutes.

Motion:  Randy Guetersloh

Second:  Charlie Stevens

Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez, Green, Guetersloh and Hodges

Nays:  None

Approved:  6-0

 

(b)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on the accounts payable and financial reports.

A motion was made to approve the accounts payable and financial reports as read. 

Motion:  Randy Guetersloh

Second:  Bill Smith

Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez, Green, Guetersloh and Hodges

Nays:  None

Approved:  6-0

 

(c)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on a 4th of July Parade. – Citizen Betsy Tanner

A motion was made to approve a 4th of July Parade.

Motion:  Charlie Stevens

Second:  Randy Guetersloh

Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez, Green, Guetersloh and Hodges

Nays:  None

Approved: 6-0

 

(d)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on all aspects of Judd Coxey putting up a gate at the entrance of his residence. – Citizen Judd Coxey

A motion was made to give Judd Coxey permission to put up a gate along Stuart Street at his entrance with the stipulation that he gives the county and city the code to the lock.

Motion:  Charlie Stevens

Second:  Bill Smith

Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez, Green, Guetersloh and Hodges

Nays:  None

Approved:  6-0

 

(e)  Discuss service days, service quality, and alleys with TDS. – Ja-Mar Prince, TDS Representative

Ja-Mar Prince and Seth Scown were here to discuss tonnage, service days and alley cleanup with the city council.

 

(f)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on beginning negotiations and all other aspects with Republic Trash Service regarding the upcoming garbage contract. – Mayor L. Horwood

After discussion about poly carts and commercial accounts there was a motion from Council member Chris Green to begin negotiations with Republic.  This item failed due to no second.

           

(g)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on approving to work with Texas Communities Group, LLC on the enforcement of the City’s Ordinances. - Mayor L. Horwood

This item was tabled until further notice.

 

(h)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on using hotel/motel tax monies to purchase the

the Cowboy Festival highway banners. – EDC Director Fred Thompson

            A motion was made to not use hotel/motel tax monies to pay this invoice.

            Motion:  Randy Guetersloh

            Second:  George Rodriguez

            Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez, Green, Guetersloh and Hodges

            Nays:  None

            Approved:  6-0

 

(i)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on applying for a USDA grant/loan for the purpose of the Municipal Building remodel. – Councilmember C. Green

A motion was made to pursue submitting an application for a grant/loan from USDA for the municipal building remodel.

Motion: Karen Hodges

Second:  George Rodriguez

Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez, Green, Guetersloh and Hodges

            Nays:  None

            Approved:  6-0

 

            (j)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on purchasing a road paver. – Mayor L. Horwood

            This item was tabled for the next budget year.

 

OLD BUSINESS

             (a)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on awarding the construction bid for the Municipal building remodel project.

            This item failed due to the lack of a motion.

 

AUTHORIZATIONS/RESOLUTIONS/ORDINANCES

            None

           

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Richard Seals, Public Works Director, reported that sewer improvements are being completed, the guys have been mowing and cleaning easements and he also reported that streets lights need to have bulbs replaced.   

 

Marla Arizola, City Secretary, presented the Council with the employee sick, vacation and comp report. 

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mayor Horwood asked to begin receiving sealed proposals for the upcoming garbage contract and have them opened in the July meeting.  He also spoke about golf membership.  Council member Karen Hodges asked to start working on FY 2019-2020 budget.  

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

None

 

ADJOURN

                                                                       

 

APPROVED:

 

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Lane Horwood, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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Marla Arizola, City Secretary