On Tuesday, May 13th, at 5:00 p.m., the City Council of San Saba conducted a planning session in regards to the 70 acres of land located west of town owned by the city and also discussed the selling price of the 11 remaining lots in the Allison Sisters Subdivision which the City currently owns. At 6 p.m., the Council convened into an open meeting.
Mayor Pro Tem Marvin Riggs called the meeting to order, followed by Ken Jordan with the invocation. Then everyone joined in with the pledge to the American and Texas flags.
The Council approved the minutes of the April 8th City Council meeting. There were no citizens signed up for public comments.
Stan Weik presented the Joe Ragsdale Employee of the Month award to Farrel Whitley. Mr. Whitley very graciously insisted that his crew (the A-Team) share this honor. The A-Team crew are: Billy Sutton, Cole McDowell, and Tim Woerndell.
The Council approved the following Consent Agenda Items:
1. Payment of bills presented to the City Council.
2. Resolution 2008-12 appointing Martha Leigh Whitten to fulfill the term of David Parker on the Economic Development Board.
3. Resolution 2008-13 appointing John Griggs and Linda Parks to fulfill the terms of Modesto Jimenez and Reta Whitley on the Planning and Zoning Commission.
4. Resolution 2008-14 authorizing the City Manager to set rates for the Civic Center and R.V. Parks.
5. Approve the budget calendar for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.
The Council discussed and then approved the following Action Items:
a. Ordinance 2008-12 to create a commission to assist the City Council in establishing city wide policies to help beautify the community.
b. Ordinance 2008-13 to amend the existing gas franchise between the City and Atoms Energy Corporation to increase the franchise rate collected by the City.
c. An Interconnection Agreement between LCRA Transmission Service Corporation and the City of San Saba.
d. A Transformation Service Agreement between LCRA and the City of San Saba.
e. Issue Certificates of Election to the candidates that were duly elected for the purposes of the May 10, 2008 election, pursuant to the Order of Cancellation issued on April 8, 2008 cancelling the election that was scheduled to be held on May 10, 2008.
City Manager, Stan Weik, gave the Council opportunity to discuss the Department Reports. Tony Guidroz, Director of Economic Development/Tourism, presented the plan to expand, market and promote the Pecan Capitol Trade Days the first Saturday of each month on the courthouse square. There will be homemade arts and crafts, entertainment, farm produce and promoting local businesses and attractions. Each month a local group will be able to offer food with The Dove Project having this opportunity June 7th. There will be publicity through newspapers, radio and posters at least within a 2-3 hours radius from San Saba. Tony played two radio announcements that could be implemented.
Scott Glaze showed an up-to-date video of the pool project and landscaping work in progress, ending with the hardworking A-Team.
Stan gave Cindy Stafford more recognition saying that although it will be hard to replace her, they had selected a person after quite a few applicants. He then introduced Gale Ivy and welcomed her as a new employee in an important job.
Stan asked Mayor David Parker to come forward and presented him with a plaque recognizing his 14 years of service to the City and six years as Mayor.
The meeting was adjourned by Mayor Parker as he raised the gavel for the last time.