The San Saba City Council held a regular monthly meeting on Monday, January 14th at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Mayor Pro-tem, Shawn Oliver called the meeting to order. Alderman Martha Leigh Whitten, gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
Jose Rocha, an employee of the Parks Department, was awarded the Employee of the Month for January. He was awarded a $25 gift certificate to a local restaurant, a day off work with pay and his name was added to the plaque.
The following Consent Agenda items were approved:
1. Minutes from the December 10th meeting.
2. Payment of bills presented to City Council.
3. Resolution No. 2013-01 designating the San Saba News & Star as the official town newspaper.
4. Acceptance of 2012 Racial Profiling Report.
The following Action items were approved:
A. Ordinance No. 2013-01 amending No. 2009-19 specific changes to Section 5 Permits and Tags and adding (E) dealing with bee colonies to Section 18, Public Nuisances of the Animal Control Ordinance.
B. Rebuilding the sidewalk on the south side of Highway 190, block 23, in front of the Wedding Oak Winery and San Saba Old Town Properties pursuant to the specifications made by the Tx. Dept. of Public Safety.
C. Upgrade the sidewalk along the west side of Cherokee Street in Block 22 requested by The Community Foundation of San Saba County.
City Secretary, Gale Ivy reported on the following:
a. The next regular monthly meeting of the City Council will be Monday, February 11th at 6 p.m.
b. Ivy will be making arrangements for the Elected Official Conference.
c. January 30th is the starting date to apply for the May 11th election.
Stan Weik, City Manager, reported that the Christmas lighting with music by the Parks Department received outstanding remarks and viewing. Plans for this year's lighting is in the process of making it bigger and better and a plan for the necessary funds will be implemented.
Farrel Whitley, Parks Department Supervisor, reported some of the plans to be implemented for the 2013 Christmas lighting.
There being no further business, Mayor Ken Jordan adjourned the meeting.