The City Council of the City of San Saba, Texas met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Mayor Ken Jordan called the meeting to order and announced a quorum present. Marvin Riggs gave the invocation and everyone joined in for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
Two citizens were present to discuss the maintenance of the cemetery by the city staff. Because there is confusion over the ownership of the cemetery, information will be presented at the next Council meeting in July to prove that it is not owned by the city and the city staff is not responsible for maintenance.
City Prosecutor, Tim Inman was present and gave a quarterly report of court activities to the Council. Inman and Judge Dawson have been working to clean up old cases that have been on the docket. His position as city prosecutor as well as county attorney has helped to move cases more quickly.
Councilman Marvin Riggs and City Manager Stan Weik presented the “Joe Ragsdale Employee of the Month” to Jerry Turner. Turner has done an excellent job in helping to make our golf course one of the best in the state.
The Council approved the following consent agenda items:
a. Minutes from the May 12th and 19th Council Meetings.
b. Payment of bills.
c. Resolution No. 2009-15, application for funding through the Texas Department of Agriculture Downtown Revitalization Program.
The following items were discussed and action taken:
1. Changes to the Staff Personnel Policies correcting probationary time for new employees.
2. Waived the city ordinance prohibiting fireworks within the city limits to allow fireworks display at the 4th of July Celebration.
3. A slight increase was discussed for the North San Saba Water Supply Corporation water rates. Mark Martin, new president of the cooperative, was present and addressed the council. The increase will be voted on during the July Council meeting.
City Manager Stan Weik gave a report on the results of the grant application for the water/wastewater plant. Regretfully, our application was not accepted because our debit rational wasn’t high enough as well as water and wastewater rates. Because the grant was not received, $400,000 to $500,000 certificates of obligation to fix the sewer plant and water tower would increase water rates and wastewater rates. Weik reported that he has not heard when mediation will start on the Water Park Law Suit.
Tony Guidroz, Director of Economic Development/Tourism, handed out a list of ongoing projects as well as seven new possible businesses locating to San Saba.
Scott Glaze showed a video of the projects and work in progress by city workers.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.
Attending the meeting were: Mayor Ken Jordan; Mayor Pro-Tem Shawn Oliver; Aldermen Martha Leigh Whitten, Marvin Riggs; City Manager Stan Weik; City Secretary Gale Ivy; City Treasurer Charlene Lindsay; Director of EDC/Tourism Tony Guidroz; City Employees Dorothy Prescott, Jerry Turner, Roger Verette, Sabrina Maultsby, Wayne Yarbrough, Scott Glaze; citizens Sherry Ruddick, Larry Shivener, Linda Sloan, Shirley Hibler, Mark and Carol Martin; City Prosecutor Tim Inman.