Government City Council Agendas May 19, 2020
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Regular Meeting

May 19, 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 City Hall, 212 Park 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 Matt Maddox updating on water plant and street work.
2. Report from Municipal Court with new Judge Donna Mathis
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; discuss bid from Tommy Coleman on demolition of home

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. Mayor Pro Tem swears in new Municipal Judge.
2. Consider and approve Collections Contract between City of Trinidad and Henderson County Tax Office at .90 per parcel.
3. Consider location for building a new City Hall.

Convene into executive session pursuant to Section 551.074, Tex. Gov't Code, to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of:

• Robert McCumsey 90 day review

Reconvene into (special/open) session to take action as appropriate in the Council's discretion regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of:

• Robert McCumsey 90 day review

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.

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:

• April 7, 2020 Emergency Session
• April 14, 2020
• April 20, 2020 Special Session


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 May 15, 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 15th day of May 2020.

City of Trinidad

By: Terri R. Newhouse, City Administrator