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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 March 13, 2017 with the following members present:

 

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

 

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
Mayor Henry Estrada called the meeting to order.

CITY SECRETARY TO ADMINISTER THE STATEMENT OF OFFICER AND OATH OF OFFICE TO NEWLY APPOINTED WARD #1 COUNCIL MEMBER BROOK DICKISON.
Marla Arizola, City Secretary administered the statement of officer and oath of office to Brook Dickison.

PREVIOUS MINUTES
A motion was made to approve the previous minutes as written.
Motion: Randy Guetersloh
Second: George Rodriguez
Ayes: Guetersloh, Stevens, Dickison, Havlak, Rodriguez and Davis
Nays: None
Approved: 6-0

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AND FINANCIAL REPORTS
A motion was made to approve the accounts payable and financial reports as read.
Motion: Randy Guetersloh Second: Charlie Stevens
Ayes: Guetersloh, Stevens, Dickison, Havlak, Rodriguez and Davis
Nays: None
Approved: 6-0

OLD BUSINESS:
No old business to discuss.

NEW BUSINESS:
Discuss and/or act upon all aspects of the golf course clubhouse.
George Rodriguez brought to the Council a bid for a 20x20x10 bolt up building, without pad for $3,940.00. The pad would cost approximately $3,000.00 He said he approached EDC with helping with the cost. The EDC board said that they would not be able to help finance a "clubhouse" that he would have to call it a multipurpose building for them to help with the cost. After some discussion with the Council to add a lean too and additional concrete for a porch, the estimated

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

cost would be $10,000.00. The Council approved the multipurpose building with the contingent of EDC paying half with a max of $5,000.00.
Motion: Andi Davis
Second: Charlie Stevens
Abstain: George Rodriguez
Ayes: Guetersloh, Stevens, Dickison, Havlak, and Davis
Nays: None
Approved: 5-0

Discuss and/or act upon all aspects of the Cowboy Festival.
No one showed up to discuss this.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:
No executive session took place.

CITIZEN COMMENTS
No citizens were present.

MAYOR/CITY COUNCIL ISSUES FOR FUTURE CITY COUNCIL AGENDAS.
There is a need to do a time limit of 5 minutes for anyone that speaks at an open meeting, unless deemed necessary by the City Council to speak longer.

DISCUSS AND/OR ACT UPON ALL ISSUES OF ANIMAL CONTROL.
Julie Smith told the Council that 2 dogs would be going to Washington on 3/23. Julie also showed pictures to the Council on what she does on a day to day basis at the animal shelter. Julie voiced some concerns and rumors that she heard about a certain member of the Council. To protect the City from liability, the City Council told Julie that from now on that she can only be up at the animal shelter with a City employee. Richard was told by the Council to set up a volunteer schedule for the volunteers to be able to walk dogs, clean kennels etc.

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR'S REPORT.
Richard Seals, Public Works Director, reported that the sewer plant was up and running. He also reported he has two bulging discs in his neck and is on light duty. He will be seeing a neurologist in the coming weeks. And he would also be on vacation from March 17th thru March 24th.

CITY SECRETARY'S REPORT.
Marla Arizola, City Secretary, reported that there will be a mayor election on May 6, 2017.

ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

APPROVED:


______________________________________
Henry Estrada, Mayor
ATTEST:


______________________________________
Marla Arizola, City Secretary

 

 

 
 
 
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