Government City Council Minutes February 20, 2018
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CITY OF TRINIDAD
Minutes
Regular Session
February 20, 2018

A Regular Session of the governing body of the City of Trinidad was held on the 20th day of February2018 beginning at 5:30 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 5:30 p.m.

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

3. Invocation: The invocation was given by Chris Quinn.

Velma Womack entered the meeting at 5:34 p.m.

4. Open forum: No comments made in open forum.

5. Work Session

• Belinda Brownlow introduction - running for JP 5: Ms. Brownlow came before the City Council to introduce herself and talk about her experience for the position.
• Tonya Womack - concerns regarding Children's Home on Lawrence Street: Several citizens attended the meeting with concerns for the home. The City Council discussed with everyone that since it was zoned like it was, there wasn't anything they could do.
• Discuss taking over Star Harbor calls and patrol city ever so often day and night for $3500 per month, $42,000 per year: There was no need to discuss because Star Harbor will be contracting with Log Cabin.
• Report from TEDC: Mick Coffman will be President of EDC and Meghan Mizzel will be Secretary of EDC..
• Report from Chief of Police on monthly violation activity and monthly code enforcement; review Mission Statement: The Chief presented his monthly reports, discussed ordinance enforcement with update on violations.
• Report from City Administrator concerning monthly financial reports: Bank account balances, check registers for General Fund and System funds were presented for review.
• Report from Municipal Judge: The Judge reviewed the monthly reports..
• Report from Water Operator/Street Dept.: Valerie Hamrick submitted the report on work that has been completed and future work to be done.

6. Review increase in sanitation rate presented by Keith Pryor and consider increasing customer sanitation rates for 3P Trash Service: 3P Trash would like an increase of $2.00 the first year, $1.00 the next year and $1.00 the third year. Roy Stanfield made a motion to approve the requested increases. Chris Quinn seconds the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

7. Consider the proposal submitted by Sys Logic Technology Services for IT support at a rate of $350 per month: Did not pass for lack of motion.


8. Consider and approve 2018 Budget for Trinidad EDC: Chris Quinn made a motion to approve the 2018 budget. Beth Parker seconds the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

9. Consider and approve the appointment of Mick Coffman as President of the Trinidad EDC: Chris Quinn made a motion to approve appointment of Mick Coffman as President of the Trinidad EDC. Roy Stanfield seconds the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

10. Council Members Inquiry Time: No comments made.

11. Convened into executive session at 6:50 p.m. pursuant to Section 551.072, Tex. Gov't Code to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.

12. Reconvened into open session at 8:00 p.m. to take action as appropriate in the Council's discretion regarding the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.

No action due to lack of motion.

13. 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:

• January 2, 2018 Public Hearing
• January 23, 2018
• January 30, 2018 Joint Meeting with EDC

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

14. Adjourn: Motion was made by Chris Quinn to adjourn. Beth Parker seconds the motion. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

Signed:     Kay Hernandez, Mayor Pro Tem

Attest: Terri R. Newhouse, City Secretary