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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 December 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
                        Karen Hodges                                       Council Member Ward #3
                       

Constituting a quorum with Randy Guetersloh absent, and the following members of the City Staff:

 

                        Richard Seals                                        Public Works Director
                        Marla Arizola                                          City Administrator

                                                                                 

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
None 

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Alvaro and Jenny Sanchez were present to speak about getting extra trash container removed.           

CONSENT AGENDA

(a)  Discuss, consider and possibly act on the minutes of the regular council meeting
held on October 16, 2019.
A motion was made to approve the previous minutes.
Motion:  George Rodriguez
Second:  Bill Smith
Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez 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 minust he city sales tax and relocation fees from Republic Services. 
Motion:  George Rodriguez
Second:  Charlie Stevens
Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez and Hodges
Nays:  None
Approved:  4-0 

(c)  Discuss, consider and possibly act upon the estimate from Laredo Paving for rap material.
Pending approval of the quality of material from Lane and Richard and excluding freight, a motion was made to approve the estimate.
Motion:  Karen Hodges
Second:  Charlie Stevens
Ayes:  Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez and Hodges
Nays:  None
Approved:  4-0 

(d) Discuss, consider and possibly act upon on a merit pay increase for all employees.
A motion was made to increase the merit pay to $300 for all employees.
Motion: George Rodriguez
Second: Karen Hodges
Ayes: Stevens, Smith, Rodriguez and Hodges
Approved: 4-0 

(e) Discuss, consider and possibly act upon all aspects of the pocket/gazebo park located beside City Hall.
This item was tabled for the January 13, 2020 meeting.           

OLD BUSINESS
None           

AUTHORIZATIONS/RESOLUTIONS/ORDINANCES
None 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
Richard Seals, Public Works Director, reported the generator was being installed and he would be getting over 200 gallons of diesel for it.  He also there has been several leaks around town.  

Marla Arizola, City Administrator, presented the Council with the employee sick, vacation and comp report.  She also reported that she was working on the sewer grant closeout paperwork.  

COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember George Rodriguez would like to close a street down at the park.
Mayor Lane Horwood asked about sewage/septic tank requirements from TCEQ. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION
None

ADJOURN                                                                       

 

APPROVED:


Lane Horwood, Mayor

ATTEST:


Marla Arizola, City Administrator