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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 November 6, 2017 with the following members present:

Lane Horwood Mayor
Randy Guetersloh Mayor Pro Tem/Council Member Ward #3
Mike Havlak Council Member Ward #2
George Rodriguez Council Member Ward #2
Andi Davis Council Member Ward #3

Constituting a quorum with Charlie Stevens and Brook Dickison being absent, and the following member 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 Lane Horwood at 7:07 pm

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mayor Lane Horwood delivered the Pledge of Allegiance and George Rodriguez delivered the Invocation.

PREVIOUS MINUTES
A motion was made to approve the previous minutes as written for the regular meeting on November 6, 2017.
Motion: Andi Davis
Second: George Rodriguez
Ayes: Guetersloh, Havlak, Rodriguez 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, Havlak, Rodriguez and Davis
Nays: None
Approved: 4-0

OLD BUSINESS:
Discuss and/or act upon all inter local agreements with Sterling County.
A motion was made to approve the inter local agreement with contingencies.
Motion: Randy Guetersloh
Second: George Rodriguez
Ayes: Guetersloh, Havlak, Rodriguez and Davis
Nays: None
Approved: 4-0

Discuss and/or act upon all aspects of constructing a Municipal building.
This item was discussed then tabled for the December 11, 2017 regular meeting for further information.

Discuss and/or act upon cementing more city street intersections.
This item was discussed then tabled for a later date.

NEW BUSINESS:
Discuss and/or adopt Ordinance 110617, moving the meeting time to 6:00 pm.
A motion was made to adopt Ordinance 110617.
Motion: George Rodriguez
Second: Andi Davis
Ayes: Guetersloh, Rodriguez and Davis
Nays: Havlak
Approved: 3-1

Discuss and/or act upon upon making Candy McCaleb a full time utility clerk.
A motion was made to make Candy McCaleb full time.
Motion: Randy Guetersloh
Second: George Rodriguez
Ayes: Guetersloh, Havlak, Rodriguez and Davis
Nays: None
Approved: 4-0

Discuss and/or approve an Animal Shelter Resolution
A motion was made to approve the resolution.
Motion: Andi Davis
Second: Mike Havlak
Ayes: Guetersloh, Havlak, Rodriguez and Davis
Nays: None
Approved: 4-0

Discuss and/or act upon all aspects of animal control.
Animal Control was discussed including what it would take to become a nonprofit shelter.

Discuss and/or act upon the city furnishing Christmas lights to be placed on Hitchin Post.
George Rodriguez had asked the Council for this, then he decided that there would be no need for them since the Christmas Stroll would be held at the Community Center.

Discuss and/or approve purchasing video equipment for all city buildings.
This item was discussed then tabled for further information.

Discuss and/or act upon all aspects of land tracts and water usage for Lonnie Horwood.
Lonnie Horwood approached the Council with some concerns that he was getting taxed from the city on some land by his house that was disannexed out of the city in 1992. The Council discussed this with him and suggested that he check with the County.

Discuss and/or approve a residential business license to Shawn and Shelby Colvert to place a RV park behind Shelby's house.
This item was tabled for a further meeting.

Discuss and/or approve an EDC grant to Sterling Deer Processing.
A motion was made to approve the grant.
Motion: Andi Davis
Second: George Rodriguez
Ayes: Guetersloh, Havlak, Rodriguez and Davis
Nays: None
Approved: 4-0

EXECUTIVE SESSION:
No executive session took place.

CITIZEN COMMENTS
None

MAYOR/CITY COUNCIL ISSUES FOR FUTURE CITY COUNCIL AGENDAS.
Mayor Lane Horwood would like the purchase of the generator to be put on the agenda for Dec. 11, 2017.

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR'S REPORT.
Richard Seals, Public Works Director, reported that caliche and premix would need to be ordered. He also reported that dogs have been picked up by the post office, leaks have been steady with small and some big ones, Pete is mowing the city right aways, Alonzo is working on the alleys, and warehouse and fire hydrants have been cleaned.

CITY SECRETARY'S REPORT.
Marla Arizola, City Secretary, presented the Council with the employee sick, vacation and comp report. She also reported that citizens would begin using the roll offs at the warehouse. They will be allowed three trailer loads once a week.

ADJOURNMENT
Motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 pm
Motion: George Rodriguez
Second: Andi Davis
Ayes: Guetersloh, Havlak, Rodriguez and Davis
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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