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City Council Minutes

CITY OF STERLING CITY MINUTES 
Sterling County, Texas

 

The City Council of the City of Sterling City, Texas met in Regular Session on June 11, 2018 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
Christopher Green                                                Council Member Ward #2

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

 

 REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER                                                                                 
Meeting was called the meeting to order by Mayor Lane Horwood at 6:06 pm

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
George Rodriguez delivered the Invocation and Mayor Lane Horwood lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

PREVIOUS MINUTES                                                                           
A motion was made to approve the previous minutes for the May 14, 2018 regular meeting and the May 21, 2018 called meeting as written.
Motion:    Charlie Stevens
Second:   George Rodriguez
Ayes:       Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez and Green
Nays:        None
Approved:  4-0

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AND FINANCIAL REPORTS                        
A motion was made to approve the accounts payable and financial reports as read.    Motion:    George Rodriguez
Second:  Bill Smith
Ayes:       Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez and Green
Nays:        None
Approved:  4-0

OLD BUSINESS:
None

NEW BUSINESS:  
Discuss and/or act upon having Michael Halla represent the City of Sterling City as city attorney.
A motion was made to appoint Michael Halla as the city attorney with a $750 per month retainer fee.
Motion:  George Rodriguez
Second: Charlie Stevens
Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez and Green
Nays:  None
Approved:  4-0

Discuss and/or act upon appointing a City Council member to the EDC Board to fill the vacancy left by Mike Havlak.
A motion was made to appoint Mayor Lane Horwood to the EDC Board.
Motion:  Bill Smith
Second: George Rodriguez
Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez and Green
Nays:  None
Approved:  4-0

Discuss and/or act upon appointing a City Council member to the Sterling County Appraisal Board to fill the vacancy left by Brook Dickison.
A motion was made to appoint Mayor Lane Horwood to the Sterling County Appraisal Board. 
Motion:  George Rodriguez
Second: Charlie Stevens
Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez and Green
Nays:  None
Approved:  4-0

Discuss and/or approve a residential business license to Christopher Green for a nonprofit business.
The mayor asked for discussion.  No further discussion, no motion so not action taken.

Discuss and/or act upon having two monthly regular council meetings instead of one.
Failed due to the lack of motion.

Discuss and/or act upon replacing the motor on the mule or purchasing a new one.
Richard Seals, Public Works Director, informed the Council the motor would be $2700-$2800.  He also gave them quotes for new ATV’s of a Mule at $8000, Kubota at $13000 and a Yukomoma at $7500.
A motion was made to purchase a new Mule.
Motion:  George Rodriguez
Second: Charlie Stevens
Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez and Green
Nays:  None
Approved:  4-0

CITIZEN COMMENTS
EDC Director, Fred Thompson, gave the Council an update on the Cowboy Festival.

MAYOR/CITY COUNCIL ISSUES FOR FUTURE CITY COUNCIL AGENDAS.
The following items are to be put on the July 9, 2018 agenda:
Christopher Green’s nonprofit business license.
Trash issues.
Updates to be done between regular meetings.
Financials from Cowboy Festival.

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR’S REPORT.                                          
Richard Seals, Public Works Director, reported that there have been several leaks, he met with the engineers for the sewer plant grant and that Alonzo had a heat stroke and was put in the hospital for dehydration.  He would not be able to come back to work until fully released from doctor.

CITY SECRETARY’S REPORT.                                                           
Marla Arizola, City Secretary, presented the Council with the employee sick, vacation and comp report.  She also reported that the street maintenance fee reimbursements were mailed out, the contract for the Sparks building had been drafted, the City cell phone was in the shop for repairs and that several new services had been turned on.

 

ADJOURNMENT
Motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 pm
Motion:  George Rodriguez
Second: Charlie Stevens
Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez and Green
Nays:  None
Approved: 4-0                                                                                        

 

 APPROVED:

 

Lane Horwood, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

Marla Arizola, City Secretary