The City Council of the City of San Saba, Texas convened for a called meeting on Tuesday, June 3rd at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Mayor Ken Jordan called the meeting to order and Shawn Oliver gave the invocation, followed by everyone joining in the Pledge of Allegiance to the American and Texas flags. There was no one signed in to make a presentation to the Council.
The City staff presented to the Council the Proposed Projects and the Council presented to the staff projects they would like to see accomplished. All projects considered for the 2008-2009 for funding and the budget. No decisions were made regarding proposals.
The following were projects presented by City Manager Stan Weik:
• The sewer treatment project will need funding for several years plus a grant. A survey will be started as soon as possible to be able to comply with a grant. An immediate need for the treatment plant is an irrigation system;
• Consider pay raises for employees and redo retirement plan;
• Mill Pond Park needs some areas cleaned up;
• Tourism events need funding;
• In process of applying for funding of $50,000 to beautify downtown;
• Replace computer system at City Hall because it is outdated and causing some problems;
• Funding for advertising and etc., to promote new businesses;
• New business cards with new logo on order - purchases for T-shirts and etc.;
• Because of higher gas prices and etc., need to trade for more economical pickup trucks;
• Also trade in garbage truck to save on gas and time; and
• Need adequate reserve for each fund to operate.
The Following information was given to the Council:
• The pool is open and being enjoyed by young and old with many compliments;
• Precautions are being made by workers because of the hot weather;
• Fridays have been set to wear T-shirts and hats with new logo; and
• The New York Times reported that the #1 place voted to be is the Hill Country.
Tony Guidroz reported that the Pecan Capital Trade Days will be every first Saturday of the month with vendors, entertainment and special events. Tony has been meeting with local businesses to get challenges and concerns, and there is one new major business considering locating in San Saba.
Stan announced that the tentative date of Monday, June 16th at 6 p.m. there will be a recognition event for the Fire Department, policemen, and Cindy Stafford. Everyone is invited to attend.
Mayor Jordan declared a vacancy for the office of Alderman and the Council entered into Executive Session to discuss candidates for this position. Attending the meeting were: Mayor Ken Jordan; Aldermen Shawn Oliver, Martha Leigh Whitten, and Oleta Behrens; City Manager Stan Weik; Tony Guidroz, Director of Economic Development/Tourism; City Secretaries Cindy Stafford and Gale Ivy; City Treasurer Charlene Lindsey; and Alice Smith, San Saba News & Star reporter.