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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 March 22, 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

                       

Constituting a quorum with Randy Guetersloh and Karen Hodges 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 1:00 pm

 

INVOCATION

Council member George Rodriguez delivered the Invocation.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mayor Horwood led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PRESENTATIONS/PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITIONS

None

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

None

 

CONSENT AGENDA

(a)  Consider approval or other action regarding the minutes of the regular council meeting

held on February 11, 2019.

A motion was made to approve the previous minutes.

Motion:  George Rodriguez

Second:  Bill Smith

Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez and Green

Nays:  None

Approved:  4-0

 

(b)  Consider approval or other action regarding the accounts payable and financial reports.

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

Motion:  George Rodriguez

Second:  Charlie Stevens

Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez and Green

Nays:  None

Approved:  4-0

 

(c)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on award of construction contract for the wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation project for the City’s TxCDBG 7217441 grant.

A motion was made to award Pittard Construction Company the contract for the TxCDBG 7217441 with a bid amount of $220,000.00 and with the bid going over the grant funds that were allotted by $24,150.00, the City of Sterling City would match this amount with additional local funds.  

Motion:  Bill Smtih

Second:  Chris Green

Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez and Green

Approved:  4-0

 

(d)  Consider approval or other action regarding all aspects of the city streets.

A motion was made to approve Mayor Lane Horwood to proceed in talks with Sterling County regarding the City streets.

Motion:  George Rodriguez

Second:  Chris Green

Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez and Green

Nays:  None

Approved:  4-0

 

OLD BUSINESS

            (a)  Consider approval or other action regarding working with Texas Communities Group,

            LLC on the enforcement of the City’s Ordinances.

            This item was tabled for the April 8, 2019 meeting.

 

            (b)  Consider approval or other action regarding all aspects of the Municipal Building.   
              A motion was made to accept the plans for the Municipal Building and to go out for sealed

              bids.

            Motion:  Chris Green

            Second:  Bill Smith

            Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez and Green

            Nays:  None

            Approved:  4-0                                      

 

AUTHORIZATIONS/RESOLUTIONS/ORDINANCES

            (a)  Consider adoption or other action regarding Ordinance 031919, canceling the May 4, 2019 General Election.

            A motion was made to cancel the May 4, 2019 election due to the candidates being unopposed.

            Motion:  George Rodriguez

            Second:  Bill Smith

            Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez and Green

            Nays:  None

            Approved:  4-0

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Richard Seals, Public Works Director, reported that there have been several water leaks, generator will be purchased, the pond down at the golf course is still under construction from EDC, a few more things will need to be done at the animal shelter to have it certified and the employees were doing good.

 

Marla Arizola, City Secretary, presented the Council with the employee sick, vacation and comp report and the Sterling County collections.  She also spoke to the council about trash service.

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Council member Chris Green asked Mayor Horwood to add billing complaints to the agenda for the April 8th meeting.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

None

 

ADJOURN

                                                                        APPROVED:

 

________________________________________
Lane Horwood, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST:

 

______________________________________

Marla Arizola, City Secretary