Government City Council Minutes August 16, 2016
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Regular Session
August 16, 2016

A Regular Session of the governing body of the City of Trinidad was held on the 16th day of August 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the City Hall in Trinidad, Texas, at which time the following subjects were discussed:

1. Call to Order: Mayor Pro Tem Kay Hernandez called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

2. Roll Call: Councilpersons present at the meeting were Roy Stanfield, Velma Womack, Beth Parker and Chris Quinn. Mayor Larry Estes was absent.

3. Invocation: The invocation was given by Roy Stanfield.

4. Open forum:

• Helen Covey updated council on Phase II project at the EDC property.

5. Work Session:

• Discuss the City's ability of finding a company to build apartments within the City: The City Council would like the City Administrator to call regarding property on Leagueline Road that was talked about with Billy Ray Hornbuckle.
• Report from Police Department on monthly violation activity and monthly code enforcement; possible noise ordinance revision: Richard Smith presented his monthly report.
• Report from City Administrator concerning monthly financial reports and monthly municipal court fine; Bank account balances, check registers for General Fund and System funds were presented for review. Municipal court reports were also presented. Copy of email from Mike Casey, Southern Power, was given to council. The email continued to say they were shopping the site for a customer.
• Report from Public Works Director: Gary Arnold presented the report. He talked about some of the repairs that have been done at the plant and wanted to know if the city would be hiring another individual to replace a position. The council said they would like to look at budget

6. BUDGET WORK SESSION: General and System Funds were discussed along with the proposed tax
rate of .0498045 which has been posed in the Athens Review.

7. Discuss and consider an increase in rates for both water/sewer customers and water only customers: Motion was made by Chris Quinn to table this line time. Velma Womack seconds the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

8. Consider and appoint Matt Mizell to serve as a board member on the Trinidad Economic Development Corp.: Motion was made by Beth Parker to appoint Matt Mizell to the board of the Trinidad Economic Development Corp.

9. Council Members Inquiry Time: No comments made.

10. Convened into executive session at 7:14 p.m. pursuant to Section 551.074, Tex. Gov't Code, to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties of the City employees.

11. Reconvene into open session at 8:30 p.m. to take action as appropriate in the Council's discretion regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties of the City employees.

No action taken.

12. 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.

a. Approval of payments of monthly invoices
b. Approval of the following minutes:

• July 19, 2016 Public Hearing
• July 19, 2016

All payments and minutes were reviewed. Motion was made by Chris Quinn to approve monthly invoices and the minutes as listed above. Velma Womack seconds the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

13. Adjourn: Motion was made by Roy Stanfield to adjourn. Velma Womack seconds the motion. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

Signed: Kay Hernandez, Mayor Pro Tem

Attest: Terri R. Newhouse, City Secretary