The San Saba City Council held a regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 16th at 6 p.m.
Mayor Ken Jordan called the meeting to order and announced a quorum present followed by the invocation and pledges to the American and Texas flags.
Buddy Whitley received the Joe Ragsdale Employee of the month award for November.Whitley was nominated by his co-workers and supervisor for this honor. He was presented a carry-all caddy and will receive one day off with pay. The Supervisor for the Quarter award went to Gale Ivy, City Secretary. Gale received a carry-all caddy and will enjoy a day off with pay.
The following consent agenda items were approved:
1. Minutes from the October 13 & 20 council meetings.
2. Payment of bills.
3. Resolution No. 2009-26 appointing Kenneth Jordan to a two year staggered term of the San Saba County Appraisal District Board of Directors.
Action was taken on the following after discussion:
A. Approved Ordinance No. 2009-21 condemning a garage located at 303 W. Wallace.
B. Approved Ordinance No. 2009-22 changing zoning of 901 E. Brown from R-4 to I-1 for a metal recycling business.
C. Denied Ordinance No. 2009-23 changing zoning at 708 S. Clear Street from R-2 to MH, Mobile Home Park Residence.
D. Approved Ordinance No. 2009-24 closing 240 feet of street behind lots 11 and 12 out of Weaver Survey and H. Gregg Survey, at Highway 190 and Wallace Creek for the new Alco Store.
Keith Harris, golf pro, gave an update on the golf course. Fourteen RV’s were at the park this past week with around half enjoying the golf course. Keith has received many great comments about the golf course. There are six snow birds that will enjoy golfing in San Saba this winter.
Stan Weik, City Manager, was excited when he reported that the Transportation company broke ground last week; Pepper Belly’s will open November 17th; Alco will be breaking ground in December; the cement company will open for business any day; and the new bank building is progressing very well. Weik reported that the city has hired a local attorney for the proceedings on the Water Park Law Suit.
Tony Guidroz reported the following: the 4th and final welcome signs to the city have been installed; The LaPlaza store business is increasing; the city will have a new ad for the Texas Magazine; Hunters Welcome Day was quite a success with 44 vendors and many city activities; a City-wide thanksgiving meal will be held at The Father’s House on Thanksgiving Day; Pecan Trades Day is on December 5th and will be the last one until March, 2010. Weik added that the City Christmas Party will be Thursday, December 10, 6 p.m.
Gale Ivy gave a Keep San Saba Beautiful Report. The Fall Trash Bash on Saturday November 14th had 160 volunteers that beautified San Saba by gathering 8,890 lbs. of trash. The next clean up is scheduled for April 10, 2010.
Scott Glaze presented a video of the following: curb cleaning; repairing China Creek Rd. sink hole that looked like a tunnel; patching road in front of the courthouse; drilling water taps; sewer fix ups; paving parking lot and designating parking; busted water pipe; water supply tank rust spots painted; repairs to pump; concrete removal; moving old switching shed; pipe repair at golf course; up-grading entrance on main highways; special treatment for Garden Club tree; putting up last welcome sign; huge rocks excavated at construction site; huge pecan tree fell at RV Park.
Mayor Ken Jordan adjourned the meeting.