The San Saba City Council met at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 13th in the City Hall Council Chambers. Mayor Ken Jordan called the meeting to order, announced a quorum present with Council members Oleta Behrens and Charlie Peeler absent. Alderman Shawn Oliver gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
The December Employee of the Month Award was presented to Denver Daniel by Shawn Oliver and Larry Alderson. Denver has worked for the Electric Department for six years. His name was added to the plaque and he will enjoy a day off work with pay and $25 certificate at a local restaurant.
Malissa Mims, Director of the Dove Project, gave an annual report. The report included a financial report; list of the Board of Directors (1 chair vacant to be filled); hired one part-time temporary assistant; 4 victims were given shelter; 1,103 calls were documented during the year; and a new logo was presented.
The following agenda items were approved:
1. Minutes from the November 15, 2010 Council Meeting.
2. Payment of bills presented to City Council.
3. Resolution No. 2010-38 reappointing members of the Keep San Saba Beautiful Commission up for renewal for a term expiring January 2013 with one vacancy to be filled at a later date.
4. Resolution No. 2010-39 reappointing members of San Saba Economic Development Corporation up for renewal and appointing Rick Baskin to replace Leigh Ann Glaze for a term ex piring January 2013.
5. Resolution No. 2010-40 reappointing members of San Saba Planning and Zoning Commission up for renewal for new terms expiring January 2014.
6. Resolution No. 2010-41 authorizing the City of San Saba to participate in the Texas Comp troller of Public Accounts Cooperative Purchasing Program and listing Agents of Record.
7. Resolution No. 2010-42 - contract between City and County for the Emergency Management Coordinator position.
After discussion, approved preliminary proposal from Professional Archeologists to conduct a cultural resources survey prior to the implementation of a Texas Community Development Block Grant Program.
The Council will review bids and will award a contract for the sidewalk improvements at the next Council meeting.
City Manager, Stan Weik gave a report on the following: the City had entries in the Christmas Parade Saturday, December 11th; work on new downtown sidewalks will start in January; hope to complete the renovation of the Burden Hotel.
Golf Pro, Keith Harris attended the meeting and reported that Jerry Turner, a golf course employee is recuperating after falling through the roof of a building onto some equipment; some golfers are still playing inspite of the cold weather.
Larry Alderson, Electric Department Supervisor, reported the crew has been doing tree trimming, work at the Burden Hotel, the Waste Water Plant improvements are coming up for work and rain is needed.
Tony Guidroz, Economic Development/Tourism Director, reported that a new restaurant has decided on a location in San Saba and plans to be in operation by next July; distributed a booklet that he plans to present (after Board approval) at the Mid America Bottled Water Association meeting in February in New Orleans to a prospective business; the Economic Development Corp.will meet on Tuesday, December 21st, and discuss a proposed office space and the next County-wide alcohol election.
Gale Ivy, City Secretary, reported on the Keep San Saba Beautiful Trash Bash on Saturday, November 13th. There was 113 volunteers and 15,220 lbs of trash collected. Gale also reported that Kevin Shahan is working on the audit getting information from City Treasurer, Charlene Lindsay.
Scott Glaze, Director of Operations, presented a video of the following: work on 20 year old sewer system at TDCJ; Trash Bash on November 13th; concrete work at Transfer Site; work at Waste Water Plant; shrubs and mulch work at City Hall; removal of metal from county building sold for almost $2,000 - this project is being funded by EDC (Economic Development Corp.) - the funding will include painting the building; work on entrance to LCRA Park; the Electric Dept. at work on underground power lines to Burden Hotel; floats and entries for the Christmas Parade on December 11th; concluding the presentation were deer at the Park where they visit quite often.