The City Council of San Saba, Texas met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, October 13th in the City Hall Council Chambers. Mayor Jordan called the meeting to order. After the invocation the group pledged to the American and Texas flags.
The following consent items were approved:
1. Minutes from the September 8th Council meeting.
2. Payment of bills.
3. Approve 2010 Holiday Schedule for the City of San Saba.
4. Resolution No. 2009-23 authorizing the Dove Project and it’s Board of Directors to exercise control and responsibility for the program.
5. Resolution No. 2009-24 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant accepting the City’s allocation of $20,000.
There was discussion only of Ordinance No. 2009-17, a Historic Preservation Ordinance. Clay Nettleship, Chairman of the Public Policy Taskforce for the Texas Historic Commission Visionaries in Preservation Program, described the project that would involve 58-59 properties around and close to the square. The City Planning & Zoning Commission will be part of the planning and also a public hearing scheduled.
The following action items were approved:
A. Ordinance No. 2009-18 regulating sexually oriented businesses within the City of San Saba.
B. Ordinance No. 2009-19 regulating the keeping of all animals within the city limits.
The Council changed the meeting dates from November 2009 through February 2010 to meet the 3rd Monday of those months instead of the 2nd Tuesday.
Stan Weik, City Manager, reported on the following:
a. Improvements at golf course; tournaments had wonderful results and great comments.
b. The lawyer for the Water Park Law Suit has information to give and will schedule a meeting.
c. There will be a Town Hall meeting regarding Mesquite Fuel.
d. The purchase of Golding Motors by Hoffpauir was announced.
e. Revisions to the Budget.
City Secretary, Gale Ivy, reported on the Keep San Saba Beautiful program. The Commission of seven members have surveyed the city and have some ideas to implement. November 14th will be Cleanup Day for the City of San Saba.
Tony Guidroz reported on Economic Development with businesses inquiring about the area; the concrete business should be open very soon; a new pet grooming business is coming; a new restaurant serving Mexican food- Pepperbelly’s - will open in November; Pecan Trades Day, the first Saturday of each month is doing great; the Vintage Car Show will bring many visitors to town.
Georgia Harris, Director of the Dove Project expressed her appreciation and thanked the City Council for 11 years of support to the program.
Scott Glaze, Public Works Director, showed a video of the following: re-wiring
electrical work at school - a squirrel caused the damage; work on the power plant at the prison when lightning struck; new brackets to hold flags at County Courthouse; sewer work, drainage problems, road work, parking lot improvements in the city; maintenance on Civic Center pond; and new bridge by the new T-ball field.
Mayor Jordan announced that all business had been taken care of and that after a short break there would be an Executive Session.