The San Saba City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 14th at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Mayor, Ken Jordan, called the meeting to order and announced a quorum present with Alderman Oleta Behrens absent. Martha Leigh Whitten gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
The newly elected council members were presented. They are Mark Amthor, Shawn Oliver and CharlesPeeler. Shawn Oliver was elected to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem.
Marvin Riggs was recognized for serving on the City Council for 34 years. Mayor Jordan read a proclamation stating Tuesday, June 14th as Marvin Riggs Day and presented Marvin with the proclamation. City Manager, Stan Weik presented Marvin with a locally made clock.
The Employee of the Month award was presented to Mike Argote. Mike has worked for the Electric Department for nine years and was given a $25 certificate to a local restaurant, a day off with pay and his name added to the employee of the month plaque.
The following items were approved:
1. Minutes from the May 17th council meeting.
2. Payment of bills presented to City Council.
3. Waived ordinance prohibiting fireworks within the city limits of the City of San Saba for the Impact 2000+ July 4th celebration.
4. Resolution No. 2011-06 authorizing approval of Hazard Mitigation Plan update for the Texas Colorado River Floodplain Coalition, for FEMA changes.
City Manager, Stan Weik reported that the Water Department has a new machine called a Muffin Monster; the sidewalk project is nearing completion; TxDOT will put a new surface on the state road through town; LCRA has plans to officially open their new park on November 8th and plan to have a representative at the August City Council meeting to give an update; blueprints have been drawn up for a new entrance to Mill Pond Park.
Tony Guidroz, Tourism/ Economic Development, reported that 1400 people attended the Street Dance Saturday, May 28th; he will go to San Marcus to attend a Texas Rural Economic Development meeting; plans are being completed for the Pecan Jamboree; Stonewalls restaurant plans to be in business in San Saba in September; there have been six permits filed to serve or sell alcohol; there will be a concert at the Mill Pond Park during the July 4th celebration.
Larry Alderson, Electric Department Supervisor, reported that utilities are underground under the new downtown sidewalks and the Burden Hotel.
The following new employees were introduced: Scott Meador, Animal Control Officer; and Jesse Hunt, Water Department.
Gale Ivy, City Secretary, gave the budget meeting dates and the updated directory for the council.
Al Hamrick, Code Enforcement Director, reported that there will not be any fireworks sold or discharged in the city because of drought conditions. Hamrick will meet with Impact 2000+ and let them know there will not be any aerial fireworks displayed on July 4th.
Scott Glaze, Public Works/Parks Department Director, showed a video of the LCRA program recently for kids; a new tool used to bore underneath sidewalks; last phase of the new sidewalks being completed; improvements being done at Mill Pond Park; ditching for a drain from Burden Hotel to behind Bagley Pecan; cleaning ditches; a water main break on Clear Street; and a float in the Rodeo Parade.
The meeting was adjourned by Mayor Jordan.