The San Saba City Council conducted a Public Hearing prior to the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 11th at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. The Public Hearing was regarding a Zoning Change. The Planning & Zoning Commission met in Open Session on May 10th and discussed the Zoning Change and unanimously recommended the change to the City Council.
Mayor Ken Jordan called the Regular Meeting to order announcing a quorum present. Councilman Charlie Peeler gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
Kevin Shahan, spokesman for the EMS Committee gave a short update on the EMS situation.
There will be a joint meeting of the EMS Committee, City Council, and County Commissioners on Wednesday May 12th at 1p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
The Employee of the Month was awarded to Robert Carroll who takes care of the Animal Control in the City. He has worked for the city in other departments for nine years and will enjoy a $25 gift certificate at a local restaurant and the day off with pay.
The Supervisor of the Quarter was awarded to Elmo Davis, an 18 year city employee who is the Sanitation Department Supervisor. Elmo will enjoy a $25 gift certificate at a local restaurant and the day off with pay.
Melissa Mims, the Dove Project Director, gave information regarding the Dove Project and the services it provides. The Project needed emergency funds to operate until grant money was available and Melissa reported that the grant money was received and emergency funding paid, including the City of San Saba.
The Council approved the following items:
1. Minutes from the April 13th Council Meeting.
2. Payment of bills presented to the Council.
3. Resolution No. 2010-19, to waive noise for August 28th at the Pavilion at Mill Pond Park.
4. Resolution No.2-10-20, to waive noise for June 26th at 307 W. Commerce.
5. Ordinance No. 2010-05 requesting zoning change from R-2 to C-2 to relocate the Duke’s Ammo & More business to 403 S. Liveoak Street, San Saba.
6. Ordinance No. 2010-06 requesting temporary closure of 4th Street between Commerce and Dry Streets on June 26th.
Stan Weik, City Manager reported on the following:
A. The attorney hired by the city is continuing in the attempt to finalize the Water Park Law Suit.
B. Golf Course improvements have been made and there has been lots of activity on the Course. The 4-Lady Spring Pecan Classic Tournament will be held there on May 15th.
C. The plan is to have the new downtown sidewalks completed by the December Parade activity. Also mentioned was the other projects in progress.
Roger Verette gave his last Electric Department report with the announcement that he will retire on May 31st. Mayor Jordan commended Verette on his many years of employment with the City.
Gale Ivy reported that the Keep San Saba Beautiful received an Award of Excellence in a contest that they entered.
Al Hamrick, reported that Inspections have been keeping him busy with new contruction in the City. The connections are ready for Alco west of town where there has been lots of activity.
Tony Guidroz, Tourism/Development, mentioned the new business activity also and that a new Mexican Restaurant will be coming to the city; and reminded everyone to attend the Street Dance on May 29th.
Mayor Jordan adjourned the meeting. All the Councilmen were present except Martha Leigh Whitten.