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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 September 9, 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
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 Administator
Richard Seals                                      Public Works Director                                                       

CALL TO ORDER                                                               
Meeting was called the meeting to order by Mayor Lane Horwood at 6:00 pm

INVOCATION
Council member Rodriguez delivered the Invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mayor Horwood led the Pledge of Allegiance.

PRESENTATIONS/PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITIONS/AWARDS
(a)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on awarding the remodel project to the qualified bidder for the Municipal Building remodel.
A motion was made to accept the SM Construction proposal for the Municipal Building Remodel.
Motion:  George Rodriguez
Second:  Charlie Stevens
Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez, Guetersloh and Hodges.
Nays:  None
Approved:  5-0

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Karen Hodges informed the council that Wesley and she purchased the Gary Rogers
property out on the west part of the city. This property will be a housing development
named Sterling Ranch Estates.  The lots will be sold for prospectors to build their house to the specifications allowed.  

CONSENT AGENDA
(a)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on the minutes of the regular council meeting
held on August 12, 2019 and a called meeting held on August 26, 2019.
A motion was made to approve the previous minutes.
Motion:  Randy Guetersloh
Second:  Bill Smith
Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez, Guetersloh and Hodges
Nays:  None
Approved:  5-0

(b) Discuss, consider and possibly act on amending FY 2018-2019 Budget.
A motion was made to amend the budget.
Motion:  Karen Hodges
Second:  Randy Guetersloh
Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez, Guetersloh and Hodges
Nays:  None
Approved:  5-0

(c)  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, Smith, Rodriguez, Guetersloh and Hodges
Nays:  None
Approved:  5-0

(d)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on a residential business license to Megan Radde for The Flower Barn located at 460 Concho.
A motion was made to approve the business license.
Motion:  Charlie Stevens
Second:  George Rodriguez
Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez, Guetersloh and Hodges
Nays:  None
Approved:  5-0

(e) Discuss, consider and possibly act on FY 2019-2020 EDC Budget.
A motion was made to approve the EDC Budget.
Motion:  Randy Guetersloh
Second:  George Rodriguez
Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez, Guetersloh and Hodges
Nays:  None
Approved:  5-0

(f) Discuss, consider and possibly act on the EDC Officers.
A motion was made to approve the EDC officers.
Motion:  Randy Guetersloh
Second:  George Rodriguez
Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez, Guetersloh and Hodges
Nays:  None
Approved:  5-0

(g)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on adopted FY 2019-2020 Tax Rate of .746300/$100
A motion was made to adopt the tax rate for FY 2019-2020 as .74300/$100.
Motion:  Randy Guetersloh
Second:  Charlie Stevens
Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez, Guetersloh and Hodges
Nays:  None
Approved:  5-0
           
(h)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on adopting FY 2019-2020 Budget.
A motion was made to adopt FY 2019-2020 General and Utility Fund Budget.
Motion:  Karen Hodges
Second:  Randy Guetersloh
Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez, Guetersloh and Hodges
Nays:  None
Approved:  5-0 

(i)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on all aspects of awarding employees a merit pay for the demo of the Municipal Building after working hours.
This item was tabled for the November meeting. 

(j)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on purchasing a new pickup for the Utility Department.
This item was tabled until further notice. 

(k)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on having EDC reimburse the City sales tax that was paid in excess.
A motion was made to have EDC reimburse the City in the amount of $24,055.25.
Motion:  Karen Hodges
Second:  Charlie Stevens
Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez, Guetersloh and Hodges
Nays:  None
Approved:  5-0 

(l)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on accepting the solid waste contract with Republic Services.
A motion was made to accept the contract with Republic.
Motion:  Randy Guetersloh
Second:  Charlie Stevens
Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez, Guetersloh and Hodges
Nays:  None
Approved:  5-0 

OLD BUSINESS          

AUTHORIZATIONS/RESOLUTIONS/ORDINANCES
None

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
Richard Seals, Public Works Director, reported that the sewer are complete just waiting for dialer to be programmed, fiber optic lines are being placed through the city for the school, EDC approved getting a mower for the parks department and he also reported that there has been several leaks throughout the city. 

Marla Arizola, City Secretary, presented the Council with the employee sick, vacation and comp report. She also presented the County water and sewer usage report.

COUNCIL COMMENTS
Mayor Horwood discussed a letter received from Jeannie McDonald concerning the run down homes on Hwy 87 across from Stripes Convenience store. He also discussed the interlocal agreement the City has with the County.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
None

ADJOURN                                                                

 

APPROVED:

Lane Horwood, Mayor

ATTEST: 

Marla Arizola, City Administrator