The San Saba City Council met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 13th at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Mayor Ken Jordan called the meeting to order, announced a quorum present, gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas Flags.
The "Employee of the Month Award" went to Eric Morgan. Eric has worked for the Water/Sewer Department for 2 1/2 years and will enjoy the $25 gift certificate at a local restaurant and a day off with pay.
Wayne Yarbrough, Water/Sewer Department Supervisor, introduced Paul Gast as joining the department to replace Junior Harrell, who transferred to the Maintenance Department.
The following items were approved by the Council:
1. Minutes from the March 9th, Council Meeting.
2. Payment of bills.
3. Proclamation recognizing the Month of April as National Donate Life Month.
4. Proclamation declaring the month of April as Fair Housing Month.
5. Resolution NO. 2010-18 authorizing the City to enter into a contract with TXDOT to close Highway 190 for the Rodeo Parade on June 12, 2010.
Action was taken on the following items:
A. Approved Resolution No. 2010-16 cancelling the City Council Election and accepting the Certification of Unopposed Candidates for the May 8, 2010 City Council Election declaring the unopposed candidates elected to office.
B. Issued Certificate of Election to re-elect Mayor Kenneth Jordan and Aldermen, Oleta Behrens and Martha Leigh Whitten.
C. Approved Resolution 2010-17 ammending the investment Policy; delegating investment responsibility; and listing changes to the Policy.
D. Approved Ordinance No. 2010-03 adopting and enacting a new Code of Ordinances that will be put on the website.
E. Approved Ordinance No. 2010-04, an ordinance establishing rules and regulations regarding the use of excessive force during nonviolent civil rights demonstrations (State requirement).
Cissy Williams, a representative of concerned citizens regarding our EMS, gave the Council an update on the EMS situation and the need for an EMS Oversight Committee to review options and expenditures relating to EMS. Darrel Spinks and Wyman Kraft were also in attendance and gave information. The Council approved to appoint three citizens to an EMS Oversight Committee and will attend a joint meeting on Friday, April 16 at 1 p.m. with the Commissioners Court, and EMS representatives.
Stan Weik, City Manager, reported that the Keep San Saba Beautiful project last Saturday had over 100 volunteers, raised $605 from food and plants; a new company will be signing up agreements to cut mesquite timber next week; ALCO has been moving dirt and will begin to build next week and Stan had the cigar’s ready to be lit to celebrate this event; the City received a Certificate from CTRA for outstanding recyling of 159.36 tons; and waiting for the Energy Grant.
Tony Guidroz, Tourism/Developement Director, gave a report that money for marketing will be coming for the Go Texas; several new businesses are being completed; and another restaurant has an interest in coming to San Saba.
The following Supervisors gave reports: Roger Verette, Electric Department; Al Hamrick, Code Enforcer; and Keith Harris, Golf Pro.
Scott Glaze provided a video that reported activities of last month: street repairs; a very huge and long root removed from a sewer pipe; a cow round-up; improvements on the 18th green at the golf course; work on water well; the new transport trailer loaded; improvements at Mill Pond; planting new pecan trees; and pictures of Keep San Saba Beautiful.
Mayor Jordan adjourned the meeting.