The City Council of the City of San Saba, Texas convened into a called meeting on Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 at 5:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 303 S. Clear Street.
Members in attendance were:
David Parker – Mayor
Marvin Riggs – Mayor Pro-Tem
Ken Jordan – Alderman
Shawn Oliver – Alderman
Martha Leigh Whitten – Alderman
Oleta Behrens – Alderman
Joe Ragsdale – City Secretary
Others present were: Cindy Stafford – Administrative Assistant
Charlene Lindsay – Treasurer
Scott Glaze – Public Works Director
Buddy Whitley – Water Superintendent
Roger Verette – Electric Supervisor
Andy Hines – Hines Pool and Spa
Mayor David Parker called the meeting to order.
The planning workshop was discussion to inform the Council in regards to some of the 2007-2008 proposed projects that were approved during the budget session.
Andy Hines advised the council what it would take to get the pool up to code. Currently the pool is turning over it’s water 200 times per minute and it should be 500 times per minute. The pool is losing a lot of water due to cracks in the surface. It will need to be resurfaced and replumbed.
The diving boards need to be removed and the filter system replaced. They were put in new in 1977 and have served their life expectancy.
The Council instructed Andy to work with the city crews on what could be done in house and come up with a final cost. They authorized for work to begin so that the pool renovations will be complete by next season.
Joe Ragsdale gave the Council information he had collected on the construction of the fire station. The Council would like to see the cost of making sure the front of the building is rocked so it will look appealing coming in on Hwy 16. They were also interested in the difference in cost regarding colored tin.
Roger Verette addressed the Council on the construction of the new electric line. The current line is an 80 year old line and needs to be updated. Presently, the major new growth in San Saba is west of town and the city needs to make sure the load is taken care of.
The city bought the system over 18 years ago and this is the first big improvement that has had to be done on it. LCRA will be hiring the construction crew and overseeing the project.
The council discussed the price of the lots in the Allison Sister’s Subdivision. They requested copies of the plat and the restrictions and will be coming up with a cost for the remaining lots.
A couple of the tenants in the old hospital have requested that the building be repainted on the outside. The Council authorized the job to be done and will assist in coming up with a color scheme to use for the job.
Resumes that had been received for the City Administrator position were handed out for the Council to look through. A total of 19 applicants submitted their information. The Council will narrow down the group to approximately 5-6 to interview. They will break into executive session at the meeting next week to discuss the process.
City Council meetings will be moved to Monday nights during basketball season. The next meeting will be Monday, November 12th at 6:00 p.m.