The City Council of the City of San Saba, Texas met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, August llth at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.
Mayor Ken Jordan called the meeting to order and announced a quorum present. Councilman Marvin Riggs gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
Two citizens signed up for public comments. One citizen made a request for the City of San Saba to blacktop a road that had been recently dug up and replaced with tar and stones. The other citizen had a question pertaining to water being available at the track.
Stan Weik, City Manager, announced that Alvin Pavey was the “Joe Ragsdale Employee of the Month” for August. Pavey has worked for the City approximately 12 years driving trucks wherever needed and is very dependable. He was presented with a travel caddy and one day off with pay.
The following items were approved:
1. Minutes from the July 14th, 21st, and 28th council meetings.
2. Payment of bills.
3. Ordinance No. 2009-12 amending Ordinance No. 2008-25 Specifically “Exhibit A” Fee Schedule for certain city services.
The Council discussed the Tax Rate for 2009 and items related to the proposed 2009-2010 budget. A public hearing is scheduled for August 25th for the proposed 2009-10 budget.
City Manager Stan Weik gave the following information:
a. Update on the golf course including sponsors for new signs.
b. Mayor Jordan and Stan Weik will be going to Austin regarding the Water Park law suit this week.
c. No recent information regarding Mesquite Fuel coming to the area.
d. A department store looked at property in the area and will report within 45 days if they will build a business here and employ around 70-75 employees; a new business will be going into the former Logan’s Furniture building; the Commercial Bank is breaking ground for their new building; and three other businesses have made inquiries.
Tony Guidroz, Economic Development/Tourism reported that the September issue of the Texas Monthly magazine will feature the Pecan Festival Rodeo, the Queen of that event and other pictures of the area; the Chamber of Commerce is implementing a post card to monitor calls about the area and business opportunities; the National Night Out at the Civic Center parking lot celebrated an important birthday, a one act play, a vocal performance, local law enforcement, EMS, and drug and alcohol abuse and related information which were covered by The San Saba News and Star; on September 10th there will be a Customer Service seminar for businesses.
Scott Glaze, Public Works Supervisor, introduced a new City employee, Bob Robert Trivel. Scott presented a video of the following: stocking 4,000 catfish at Mill Pond with some going to the Golf Course; TDCJ helping paint bleachers at the ball field; water leak repair in front of the courthouse; Boom Shredder; paving with asphalt zipper; huge limb cleanup; electric department drilling holes at water plant; removal of poles at parking lot.
Mayor Jordan adjourned the meeting.