The City Council of the City of San Saba held a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 10th at the City Hall Council Chambers.
Mayor Ken Jordan called the meeting to order and announced a quorum present.
City Manager Stan Weik announced the Joe Ragsdale Employee of the Month to be Billy Sutton. Sutton earned this award working on the Parks Department where he has been on the job for one year this month.
City Secretary Gale Ivy read a Proclamation honoring the San Saba Lady Dillo’s basketball team for their accomplishments this season. The proclamation declared March 12th as Lady Dillo Day. Representing the team were Shelby Hardy, Johnna Reavis, Haylee Oliver and Coach Taylor.
The following items were approved by the Council:
1. Minutes from the February meeting.
2. Payment of bills presented to City Council.
3. Resolution No. 2009-07 appointing election officials for the May 9th election.
4. Resolution No. 2009-08 VOCA Supplemental funding.
5. City of San Saba Wastewater Discharge Permit Form.
6. Acceptance of the San Saba EconomicDevelopment Corporation’s approval of agreement with Knight & Partners, Attorneys at Law, to serve as general counsel and provide legal services as needed.
The Council approved Resolution No. 2009-09 authorizing and approving a loan agreement between the SSEDC and the Texas Department of Economic Development by the San Saba Economic Development Corporation.
Kevin Shahan distributed the City of San Saba Financial Audit and explained the report and answered questions. Shahan’s comments included that the internal control is in good shape and the bookkeeping is one of the best he’s seen. The Council approved the Audit Report.
The Council discussed the City's Animal Control Ordinance and considered some updates and agreed to do some comparisons with other cities.
The City Manager’s report included an update on the Water Park Law Suit; recent improvements and activities at the Golf Course; the Pecan Trade Days had 16 booths and over 200 visitors.
Water/Wastewater Supervisor Wayne Yarbrough gave a report that included possible surcharge costs; some grease traps cleaned because of 20 letters sent several weeks ago; pressure control problems and work at the sewer plant.
Georgia Harris gave the last six months report on the Dove Project. Mrs. Harris reported that the county attorney, police and sheriff are working together to help with 14 arrests and 60 victims. The Dove Project office has four therapists, one physcologist and also houses a temporary shelter which is empty as this time. They have applied for a 2 year federal grant of $150,000 each year that is needed very much.
Scott Glaze, Public Works Director, presented a video that included finishing touches on the Welcome to San Saba sign east of town; Golf Course improvements; water leaks and sewer work; ditching improvements at Mill Pond Park; new blue recycling cans; working on the concrete plant; rebuilt some concrete steps at a business; work at the Rodeo Arena; and ending with the Electric Department's recent upgrading of the electric distribution circuit for San Saba which was narrated by Roger Verette.