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 CITY OF STERLING CITY MINUTES, PAGE ONE
Sterling County, Texas

 

The City Council of the City of Sterling City, Texas met in Regular Session on April 10, 2017 with the following members present:

Henry Estrada Mayor
Randy Guetersloh Mayor Pro Tem/Council Member Ward #3
Charlie Stevens Council Member Ward #1
Mike Havlak Council Member Ward #2
Andi Davis Council Member Ward #3

Constituting a quorum with Brook Dickison and George Rodriguez being absent, and the following members of the City Staff:

Marla Arizola City Secretary
Richard Seals Public Works Director


REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Henry Estrada called the meeting to order.

PREVIOUS MINUTES
A motion was made to approve the previous minutes as written.
Motion: Charlie Stevens
Second: Andi Davis
Ayes: Guetersloh, Stevens, Havlak, and Davis
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: Randy Guetersloh Second: Mike Havlak
Ayes: Guetersloh, Stevens, Havlak, and Davis
Nays: None
Approved: 4-0

OLD BUSINESS:
No old business to discuss.

NEW BUSINESS:
Discuss and/or act upon all aspects of Municipal Court including appointing Stacy Dyer as Municipal Judge.
Stacy Dyer approached the Council to show interest in becoming the Municipal Judge for the City. He would ask the City for $15,000.00 a year for his services and reimburse him for fuel, meals and lodging when he attends training class for Municipal Judge. After some discussion the item was tabled for further information from Judge Gilbert.

Discuss and/or act upon all aspects of the City Park.
Habib Erkan Jr. from the law office of Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal Hyde & Zech, P.C. came to speak on the behalf of the City of Sterling City. In this meeting at 7:15 pm the City went into Executive Session under Section 551.071; Consultation with an attorney. At 7:53 pm the meeting reconvened. A motion was made to have Habib draft a letter tothe County attorney setting out legal issues and establishing an inter local agreement for the City management of the Park.

Motion: Mike Havlak
Second: Randy Guetersloh
Ayes: Guetersloh, Stevens, Havlak and Davis
Nays: None
Approved: 4-0

Open sealed bids and award the appropriate bidder for the City vehicles and equipment.
The bids that were received from Todd Noletubby and Arthur Rodriguez.
A motion was made to reject all bids.
Motion: Andi Davis
Second: Randy Guetersloh
Ayes: Guetersloh, Stevens, Havlak and Davis
Nays: None
Approved: 4-0

Discuss and/or act upon purchasing an asphalt laying machine with Tommy Wright, Jr.
This line item was to purchase an asphalt laying machine with Sterling County, not with Tommy Wright, Jr.
This item was tabled for further information.

Discuss and/or act upon adopting Resolution 170410, denying AEP's application to amend its distribution cost recovery factors to increase distribution rates within the City,
A motion was made to adopt Resolution 170410.
Motion: Andi Davis
Second: Charlie Stevens
Ayes: Guetersloh, Stevens, Havlak and Davis
Nays: None
Approved: 4-0

EXECUTIVE SESSION:
No executive session took place.

CITIZEN COMMENTS
Leslie Mackie suggested using a government bid website to place City vehicles and equipment on to sell.

MAYOR/CITY COUNCIL ISSUES FOR FUTURE CITY COUNCIL AGENDAS.
There were no issues.

DISCUSS AND/OR ACT UPON ALL ISSUES OF ANIMAL CONTROL.
Julie Smith brought a couple of waiver of liability for the City Council to adopt.

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR'S REPORT.
Richard Seals, Public Works Director, reported that federal grants may be eliminated. He also reported TCEQ was out doing water inspections and there were no violations. Wesley Turner spoke to the Council about some of the concerns they had about the animal shelter and told them they have been corrected.

CITY SECRETARY'S REPORT.
Marla Arizola, City Secretary, reminded the Council that early election start on April 24th. She also reported that she has been out with medical problems but she tries not to take off the whole day and that Candy could answer any questions that anyone has, if not she hands them over to me when I get back.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

 

APPROVED:

Henry Estrada, Mayor

ATTEST:

Marla Arizola, City Secretary

 

 
 
 
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