The San Saba City Council conducted a Public Hearing prior to the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 12th in the City Hall Council Chambers. Mayor Ken Jordan called the meeting to order and announced a quorum with Councilman Shawn Oliver absent. Councilman Charles Peeler gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
The Public Hearing was to receive comments for or against condemnation of property located at 608 S. Clear Street. The property has been declared a health and safety hazard.A relative of the owner gave comments against condemnation.
The regular meeting started with the Employee of the Month presentation to John Whitney, a five year employee in the Street Department. His name was added to the plaque, and he received a $25.00 gift certificate at a local restaurant and a day off work with pay.
Mayor Jordan presented the Proclamation proclaiming April 10-16 as American Canc
President, Darrin Barker and Superintendent, Leigh Ann Glaze.
The following Consent Agenda items were approved:
1. Minutes from the March 8th Council Meeting.
2. Payment of bills presented to City Council.
3. Resolution No. 2011-04 authorizing the city to enter into a contract with TXDOT to close Highway 190 for the Rodeo Parade on June 11th.
4. Resolution No. 2011-05 authorizing no parking on the 300 and 400 blocks of East Wallace Street on both sides one hour prior to and during the annual Rodeo and Christmas Lighted Parades.
5. Proclamation recognizing April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.
The following Action Items were approved:
A. Ordinance No. 2011-04 permanently closing one block of 7th street running North to South between Storey Street and Church Street as requested by the San Saba ISD contingent upon passage of May Bond Election.
B. Ordinance No. 2011-05 condemning property located at 608 S. Clear Street.
C. A change in LCRA Wholesale Power Agreement changing the period of time from 10 years to five years prior to the expiration of the then effective term in which written notice is given to terminate the Agreement.
Stan Weik, City Manager, reported that LCRA plans to have their Park, east of town, completed and open to the public in August, 2011; a new water pumping system has been installed in the lagoon at the golf course and additional improvements will be made in the future; the sewer treatment plant project is progressing; work at the ball fields were a big improvement; future projects will include the entry to Mill Pond Park.
John Whitney gave a report on work being done by the Street Department.
Susie Jimenez, Director of Keep San Saba Beautiful, reported on the Don’t Mess With Texas clean-up day Saturday, April 9th. Ten truck loads of trash was taken to the Transfer Sight from the clean-up day.
Tony Guidroz, Director of Tourism/ Economic Development, reported there would be no skating on Friday, April 15th; Pecan Capital Trade Days will be the first Saturday of each month; Annual Street Dance, May 28th; A Bluegrass Band will be performing at Risien Park on July 4th; San Saba Pecan River Jam will be October 22nd; 80 Antique Cars will be on the square again this fall; and gave updates on Mesquite Fuel and Water Company, prospects to locate businesses in our city.
City Secretary, Gale Ivy, reported that the date of May 17th is scheduled to canvass votes, and May 25th will be the election of new officers.
Larry Alderson, Electric Department Supervisor, was at a meeting about preventing black-outs and not at the City Council meeting.
Scott Glaze, Public Works Director, showed a video of the work on the new brick sidewalks being installed downtown; a new bridge at the Golf Course; museum improvements; baseball field improvements; crane work at LCRA Park; Waste water plant improvements.
er Society’s Relay for Life Week to 11 representatives present at the meeting.
A presentation on the proposed building project for San Saba ISD was given by Board