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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 January 14, 2019 with the following members present:

 

                        Lane Horwood                                     Mayor

                        Charlie Stevens                                                Council Member Ward #1

                        George Rodriguez                                Council Member Ward #2

                        Christopher Green                               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 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 6:07 pm

 

INVOCATION

Councilmember Rodriguez delivered the Invocation.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mayor Horwood led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PRESENTATIONS/PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITIONS

Mayor Horwood recognized the city staff by commending them on doing a great job.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

None

 

PREVIOUS MINUTES                                                         

A motion was made to approve the previous minutes for the December 10, 2018 regular meeting.

Motion:  Randy Guetersloh

Second:  George Rodriguez

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

Nays:  None

Approved:  5-0

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AND FINANCIAL REPORTS    

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

Motion:  George Rodriguez

Second:  Christopher Green

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

Nays:  None

Approved:  5-0

CONSENT AGENDA

           

(a)  Consider approval or other action on how the City handles returned checks and drafts.

No action due to no motion.

 

(b)  Consider approval or other action in support of a new ambulance. 

With Carmen Barber writing a grant for a new ambulance for the County, she had asked the             City Council to sign a letter for support on obtaining a new ambulance.

A motion was made to support this cause.

Motion:  Karen Hodges

Second: Charlie Stevens

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

Nays:  None

Approved:  5-0

 

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 February 11, 2019 meeting.

 

AUTHORIZATIONS/RESOLUTIONS/ORDINANCES

None

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Richard Seals, Public Works Director, reported that several potholes have been fixed, he would be attending class due to Tier 2 reporting being changed by TCEQ, engineering firm Enprotec, Hibbs & Todd should have wastewater plans ready by 1/15/2019 and would be ready for approval of bids at our next meeting on 2/11/2019, new pickup would be ready by February, five fire hydrants will need to be completely replaced and many more rehabbed and a galvanized water line will need to be replaced along two blocks on 7th Street between Garnett and Ennis.

 

Marla Arizola, City Secretary, presented the Council with the employee sick, vacation and comp report.  She reported that starting on January 16th election filing would take place until February 15th.  The Council members up for reelection are Charlie Stevens, Randy Guetersloh, George Rodriguez and for an unexpired term, Karen Hodges.  She also reported on the numerous complaints received from customers regarding trash pickup, new signature cards needing signed by all council members, plans for the municipal building had been turned over to the architect and she started a City Facebook page.

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Green asked Councilmember Hodges, since she is a board member for the EDC, to get with Fred Thompson, EDC Director, to update the Sterling City website.  Councilmember  Guetersloh, advised Richard Seals that he had a complaint on an employee sleeping on the job.  Council member Guetersloh also had questions about sewer charges.

Mayor Horwood, spoke to the Council about a maintainer for the streets.  Councilmember Rodriguez stated that the City could talk to EDC about purchasing it.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

None

 

ADJOURN

                                   

 

 

APPROVED:

 

 

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Lane Horwood, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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Marla Arizola, City Secretary