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CITY OF STERLING CITY MINUTES
Sterling County, Texas
The City Council of the City of Sterling City, Texas met in Regular Session on March 12, 2018 with the following members present:

Lane Horwood Mayor
Randy Guetersloh Mayor Pro Tem/Council Member Ward #3
Charlie Stevens 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 Brook Dickison 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 6:13 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 February 12, 2018 regular meeting as written.
Motion: Randy Guetersloh
Second: Charlie Stevens
Ayes: Guetersloh, Stevens, Havlak, Rodriguez and Davis
Nays: None
Approved: 5-0

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AND FINANCIAL REPORTS
A motion was made to approve the accounts payable and financial reports as read.
Motion: Andi Davis
Second: Mike Havlak
Ayes: Guetersloh, Stevens, Havlak, Rodriguez and Davis
Nays: None
Approved: 5-0

OLD BUSINESS:
Discuss and/or act upon a request by Ronnie Krejci to clear the west end of 12th Street (adjacent to lots 10-13, Block 15) and claim that property for his personal use including the addition of any structures.
Ronnie Krejci was here to withdrawal his request to claim the property for his personal use. He did ask the Council for permission to use some space to put a temporary carport. A motion was made with the contingency it will be moved if requested by the City Council.
Motion: Andi Davis
Second: George Rodriguez
Ayes: Guetersloh, Stevens, Havlak, Rodriguez and Davis
Approved: 5-0

 

Discuss and/or approve the Resolution and adopt the City of Sterling City Employee Handbook.
The Resolution and employee handbook was tabled until the handbook is updated.

Discuss and/or approve the Municipal Building plans.                                                   A motion was made to approve the plans and get the final plans done.                          Motion: Andi Davis

Second: George Rodriguez
Ayes: Guetersloh, Stevens, Havlak, Rodriguez and Davis
Nays: None
Approved: 5-0

NEW BUSINESS:
Discuss and/or adopt a resolution designating check signatories for the TxCDBG grant.
A motion was made to adopt the resolution.
Motion: Charlie Stevens
Second: Mike Havlak
Ayes: Guetersloh, Stevens, Havlak, Rodriguez and Davis
Nays: None
Approved: 5-0

Discuss and/or act upon the proposal sent by SKG Engineering for services and fee estimates for the pavement condition on the City streets.
This item was tabled for the April 16th regular meeting for a drainage cost/survey.

Discuss and/or act upon getting a TDS representative to come to a meeting to discuss trash service.
Council member Andi Davis and City Secretary Marla Arizola read out a list of people who have complained about the trash company TDS. Complaints were about going down wet alleys and not getting trash picked up for weeks. The Council asked Marla to have Ja-Mar Prince from TDS to come to the regular meeting on April 16th.

Discuss and/or act upon all aspects of Pete Rodriguez's time.
No one showed up for this item.

Appoint Charlette Mead as the May 5, 2018 election judge.
A motion was made to appoint Charlette Mead.
Motion: Randy Guetersloh
Second: Charlie Stevens
Ayes: Guetersloh, Stevens, Havlak, Rodriguez and Davis
Nays: None
Approved: 5-0

Discuss and/or act upon a dog getting run over.
After several stories surfaced about the same incident, the Council dismissed this item.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:
No executive session took place.

CITIZEN COMMENTS
No citizens were present.

MAYOR/CITY COUNCIL ISSUES FOR FUTURE CITY COUNCIL AGENDAS.
Mayor Lane Horwood spoke about wanting to see the streets replaced by Tres Amigos and Stripes.

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR'S REPORT.
Richard Seals, Public Works Director, had nothing to report.

CITY SECRETARY'S REPORT.
Marla Arizola, City Secretary, presented the Council with the employee sick, vacation and comp report. She also reported that sewer grant is about done. Got authorization that we can request funds but still waiting on contract. She also reported she would be having surgery on March 29th.

ADJOURNMENT
Motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 7:19 pm
Motion: George Rodriguez
Second: Mike Havlak
Ayes: Guetersloh, Stevens, Havlak, and Rodriguez
Nays: None
Approved: 4-0

 

APPROVED:


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Lane Horwood, Mayor
ATTEST:

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Marla Arizola, City Secretary

 
 
 
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