Government City Council Minutes April 17, 2018
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Regular Session
April 17, 2018

A Regular Session of the governing body of the City of Trinidad was held on the 17th day of April 2018 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 Larry Estes called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

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

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

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

5. Work Session

• Report from TEDC: TEDC did not attend the meeting. Chris Quinn talked about the revival of the Trinidad Jamboree. He's worked with Tanya Reed to bring the carnival that was initially scheduled for the Athens Fiddler weekend to come to Trinidad and set up on the EDC property on May 14, 2018.
• 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. East Cedar Creek wanted to know if Trinidad would sell additional 50 acre feet. Starting off with 1000 acre ft in the early 60's, the City sold 750 acre ft and then an additional 50 acre ft to East Cedar Creek leaving the city 200 acre ft. At this time, the city council decided not to sell another 50 acre ft.
• Report from Municipal Judge: The Associate Judge did not attend the meeting. Reports were presented by the City Administrator. The City Council said it was mandatory for the Associate Judge and Judge to attend all council meetings.
• Report from Water Operator/Street Dept.: Valerie Hamrick submitted the report on work that has been completed and future work to be done.

6. Consider and approve the application and award for Administrative Services for the TXCDBG 2019-2020 grant: Two bids responded to the city for Administrative Services, Resource Management and Traylor and Associates. Motion was made by Chris Quinn to select and approve Resource Management for Administrative services. Velma Womack seconds the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

7. Council Members Inquiry Time: No comments made during council member inquiry time.

8. 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:

• March 15, 2018 Joint Session with EDC
• March 20, 2018
• March 29, 2018 Special Session

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

9. Adjourn: Motion was made by Chris Quinn to adjourn. Velma Womack seconds the motion. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

Signed: Larry Estes, Mayor

Attest: Terri R. Newhouse, City Secretary