Government City Council Agendas April 14, 2020
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Regular Meeting

April 14, 2020 5:30 pm


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Trinidad, Texas, will hold a Regular Meeting at the Trinidad Community Center 111 Front St., Trinidad, Texas 75163, on the above date and time, for consideration and possible action on the following:

A meeting that is "open to the public", pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, is one that the public is permitted to attend. The act does not entitle the public to choose the items to be discussed or to speak about items on the agenda. If the City Council, during the course of the meeting covered by this notice, should determine that an executive session is required, then such executive session, as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Section 551.001 et seq., will be held by the Council at the date, hour and place given in this notice, concerning but not limited to the following sections At any time during the meeting the Council reserves the right to adjourn into executive session on any of the above posted agenda items in accordance with the sections 551.071 [litigation and certain consultation with attorney], 551.072 [acquisition of interest in real property], 551.073 [contract for gift to city], 551.074 [certain personnel deliberations] or 551.076 [deployment/ implementation of security personnel or devices. Should any final action, final decision or final vote be required in the opinion of the City Council with regard to any matter considered in such executive session, then the final action, final decision or final vote shall be in the open meeting covered by this Notice upon the reconvening of the public meeting.



VISITORS/CITIZEN INQUIRY: In accordance with the Open Meeting Act, Council is prohibited from acting or discussing (other than factual responses to specific questions) any items brought before them at this time. No formal action can be taken on these items at this meeting. Discussion is limited to five (5) minutes per person.

WORK SESSION (no action to be taken on following agenda items)

1. Report from Street Dept. and Water Plant Operator; erosion occurring under the concrete slab for the raw water pump station; beaver dam; 6" digital meter for inline to Mobile Home Park
2. Report from Municipal Court, 
3. Report from TEDC
4. Report from Chief of Police on monthly violation activity; update on code enforcement;
5. Report from City Administrator concerning monthly financial reports.

ACTION ITEMS: All of the following items on the Action Agenda are discussed by the council and will be individually enacted upon with a motion:

1. Consider quote for awning at City Hall from storm damage from TML.
2. Consider and approve Resolution No. 2020-002, a resolution by the City of Trinidad, Texas, ("city") responding to the application of Atmos Energy corporation - Midtex division, to increase rates under the gas reliability infrastructure program; suspending the effective date of this rate application for forty-five days; authorizing the city to continue to participate in a coalition of cities known as the "Atmos Texas Municipalities;" determining that the meeting at which the resolution was adopted complied with the Texas open meetings act; making such other findings and provisions related to the subject; and declaring an effective date.
3. Approve the correction of the date of the most recent Order that is consistent with the Henderson County's order.

Council Members Inquiry Time: Pursuant to Tex. Gov. Code Sec. 551.042 the Mayor or Council Members may inquire about a subject not specifically listed on this agenda. Responses are limited to a recitation of existing policy or a statement of specific factual information given in response to the inquiry. Any deliberation or decision shall be limited to a proposal to place the subject on the agenda of a future meeting.

Convene into executive session pursuant to Section 551.074, Tex. Gov't Code, to deliberate personnel.

Reconvene into open session to take action as appropriate in the Council's discretion regarding Section 551.074, Tex. Gov't Code, deliberating personnel.

CONSENT AGENDA: All matters listed under Consent Agenda are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. If discussion is desired, that item will then be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately.

1. Approval of payments of monthly invoices
2. Approval of the following minutes:

• February 4, 2020 Special Session
• February 18, 2020


City of Trinidad

By: Terri R. Newhouse, City Administrator

IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED that the above Notice of Meeting of the governing body of the above named City of Trinidad is a true and correct copy of said Notice and that I posted a true and correct copy of said Notice on the front window in the City Hall at 212 Park Street, Trinidad, Texas, a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times, and said Notice was posted on April 9, 2020 at 4:00 o'clock p.m. and remained so posted continuously for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.

Dated this the 9th day of April 2020.

City of Trinidad

By: Terri R. Newhouse, City Administrator