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City Council Minutes

MINUTES ARE PUBLISHED TO THE PUBLIC ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL.  

 

CITY OF STERLING CITY
STERLNG COUNTY, TEXAS
MINUTES

 

The City Council of the City of Sterling City, Texas met in Regular Session on June 8, 2020 with the following members present:

Lane Horwood                                                     Mayor
Charlie Stevens                                                    Council Member Ward #1
George Rodriguez                                                Council Member Ward #2
Randy Guetersloh                                                Council Member Ward #3
Karen Hodges                                                      Council Member Ward #3

Constituting a quorum with Bill Smith being absent, and the following member of the City Staff:

Marla Arizola                                                         City Secretary

CALL TO ORDER                                                                                           
Meeting was called the meeting to order by Mayor Horwood at 6:03 p.m.

INVOCATION
Council Member Rodriguez delivered the Invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mayor Horwood led the Pledge of Allegiance.

PRESENTATIONS/PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITIONS/AWARDS
None

PUBLIC COMMENTS
None               

CONSENT AGENDA
(a)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on the minutes of the regular council meeting held on May 11, 2020.
A motion was made to approve the previous minutes.
Motion:  Randy Guetersloh
Second:  Charlie Stevens
Ayes:  Stevens, Rodriguez, Guetersloh and Hodges
Nays:  None
Approved:  4-0 

(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:  Karen Hodges
Second:  George Rodriguez
Ayes:  Stevens, Rodriguez, Guetersloh and Hodges
Nays:  None
Approved:  4-0 

(c)  Discuss the progress of the bond with Commissioner Tommy Wright concerning the City Streets.
Commissioner Tommy Wright was not able to attend the meeting.  Mayor Horwood spoke to the City Council about the attorney general opinion on the county having a bond election for the city streets.  He also informed the council County Judge Debbie Horwood and himself would be meeting with the bond people here at City Hall on Wednesday, July 17th

(d)  Discuss, consider and possibly approve a business license for The Hair Mill located in a residential area at 216 11th Street.
A motion was made to approve a residential business license to Kelsie Dupre for The Hair Mill.
Motion:  Charlie Stevens
Second:  George Rodriguez
Ayes:  Stevens, Rodriguez, Guetersloh and Hodges
Nays:  None
Approved:  4-0 

(e)  Discuss, consider and possibly act upon all aspects regarding the old City Hall/SCAD building which includes acting on an estimate for the roof and keeping it as a rental or putting it up for sale.
Discussions about repairing the old City Hall/SCAD building and selling it.  A motion was made to accept the bid from Hartman Roofing for the roof repair.
Motion:  Randy Guetersloh
Second:  George Rodriguez
Ayes:  Stevens, Rodriguez, Guetersloh and Hodges
Nays:  None
Approved: 4-0 

(f)  Discuss and compare commercial and residential utility rates.
Discussions were made in comparing other cities rates to Sterling City’s.  Councilmember Rodriguez will research further. 

OLD BUSINESS
None               

AUTHORIZATIONS/RESOLUTIONS/ORDINANCES
None          

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS 

Richard Seals, Public Works Director, was absent from meeting, however sent his report by email:

Just a reminder, I will be out for a doctor appointment in Lubbock Friday the 5th and on vacation from 6th an will not be back until the 22nd of June and wont be at the meeting. 
Basically the same everyday summer activity going on. had a few small leaks and one on the 10" line out behind the landfill. 
Started laying new street and the paver broke a track, Parts ordered so it can be fixed.
Clean up has been completed and everyone was picked up. We are working on getting everything shredded and still a lot of mowing to do.
Had some interest in summer help, would like to hear your thoughts about that. Lane will fill you in on it.
If you have anything going on that needs addressed while I am out, contact lane or the City hall and they will contact the guys and let them know so it can be addressed in a timely manner.
I am just as excited as all of you'll about the answer we have received from the Attorney General. The ball is in the counties court. I feel a bond needs to be placed on the ballet and let the people decide. 
This concludes my update.
Everyone stay healthy and safe during these crazy times. And my god bless all of you. Thank you all    

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

COUNCIL COMMENTS
Mayor Horwood spoke to the Council about Betsy Tanner approached him about the July 4th Parade. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION
None 

ADJOURN                                                                                          

APPROVED:

Lane Horwood, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

Marla Arizola, City Secretary