The City Council of the City of San Saba conducted a Public Hearing at 6 p.m. prior to the regular meeting on Tuesday April 14th. The Public Hearing was to receive comments regarding the need for the City to maintain a juvenile curfew ordinance. This was in accordance to a law requirement to have this meeting every two years.
There was no one in attendance for the Public Hearing. Mayor Ken Jordan declared a quorum present for the regular meeting. Charlie Peeler gave the Invocation and everyone joined for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
City Manager Stan Weik announced the Joe Ragsdale Employee of the Month, Misty Maldonado. Ms. Maldonado has been employed as a city police officer for less than six months and has been active in giving citations, assisted citizens, been helpful, cheerful, fair and enforcing the law. Police Chief Riggs was in attendance to help present the award.
The Supervisor of the quarter was presented to Al Hamrick, City Inspector & Code Enforcer. Hamrick is well deserving of this award with many many years of service with an excellent job record. He has a very busy schedule and has written some citations in order to clean up the city.
There was a presentation by a representative of JNA Construction of Austin,Texas on modular construction homes. James & Patty Wright, also with JNA Construction, gave information also. Patty is Al Hamrick’s sister and enjoyed being at the meeting to see her brother get his award. JNA Construction has selected San Saba as a possible site for their mostly custom built modular homes. They are built in Kansas and brought to the construction site and assembled in one day.
Reagan Burnham, a member of the San Saba Zoning Committee, made comments that he would like to see a company come to San Saba that would provide permanent jobs building homes here.
The following items were approved by the council:
1. Minutes from the March 10th Council meeting.
2. Payment of bills.
3. Resolution 2009-10 authorizing the city to enter into an agreement with TXDOT for closure of Wallace Street for the Rodeo Parade on June 20,2009.
4. Resolution 2009-11 a resolution regarding a finance contract for the purpose of procuring a trash truck with Government Capital.
5. Ordinance No. 2009-04 amending Ordinance No. 2008-12, Section II, creating a Keep San Saba Beautiful Commission by expanding membership criteria for Commission members Gale Ivy, Fern Reed, Leigh Ann Glaze, Gail Brunner, Patty Shaw, Becky Whitley, Anna Wilson, Karen Faught, and Al Hamrick.
6. Proclamation naming April as Fair Housing Month in the City of San Saba.
The Council approved the transfer of Lease Agreement between the City of San Saba and K. Sue Timmons and Kasey Garcia, dba Downtown Video, to Larry and Angela Saxton with the exception that no further improvements or renovations are to be made to the building other than regular maintenance of the building.
The Council extended the Lease and adjusted the rent to $450 month to the month after February 1, 2010 with a six month notice to vacate of the Risien Building where Downtown Video Store is located.
The Council renewed the Youth Curfew Ordinance for the City of San Saba, Ordinance No. 2009-02.
There was a discussion regarding amending Ordinance No. 2009-14, Mobile Home Residence District allowing modular construction. This matter was tabled.
Minor changes were approved for Ordinance No.2009-05 amending Ordinance No. 2008-07 Prohibiting Parking of Commercial vehicles on residential streets.
Mayor Jordan and City Manager Weik are meeting next week with the attorney to go over some suggested changes to the Sex Offender Ordinance for the City of San Saba.
The Council Meeting for June was changed from June 9th to June 16th because of a schedule conflict.
Clifton Ott, Streets Department Supervisor gave a report of repairs to city streets, the cost and equipment.
Stan Weik, Tony Guidroz, Clay Nettleship and Ken Jordan went to Texas A & M last weekend to get the Preliminary Report of ideas to improve, beautify, and capture the spirit of San Saba. They were very impressed with the report and look forward to the results.
City Manager Weik gave a list of four places where residents can take Hazardous Waste with no charge. Weik reported there is nothing new to report regarding the Water Park Law Suit. The Golf Course has had many changes that include a new entrance, lights for night time, new signs, chip & putt. The 22 Camp Ground sites have been filled to capacity and travelers are enjoying the facilities. There has been some re-designing of the baseball field.
Tony Guidroz, gave an Economic Development Report of activities planned, motorcylists scheduled, Boot Camp, Relay for Life, Street Dance, Movie in the Park at Civic Center on a very large screen, and the Rodeo. There has been over 6,000 hits on the city's website.
Scott Glaze showed a video that included: a new gate, trees trimmed and landscaping at the golf course; improvements at the Rodeo Arena women’s restroom; street crew work; new signs at the east end of town; water leak repairs and rusty pipes; water tap for Parks Department; alley improvements; sewer stopage; the inside of a drained 500,000 gal. water tank that needs a zinc coating; the RV Park filled to capacity.
Mayor Ken Jordan adjourned the meeting.