The San Saba City Council held a Public Hearing prior to the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 14th at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Mayor, Ken Jordan called the meeting to order, announced a quorum present with no one absent, and welcomed everyone to the Public Hearing. Alderman Charlie Peeler gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.The Public Hearing was for the following:a. To receive comments for or against closing a one-block portion of South Mill Street which runs North and South from Wallace Street (Hwy. 190) to Commerce Street.b. To receive comments for or against closing a two-block portion of Storey Street for the SSISD. This street runs East to West from Seventh Street to Ninth Street and is routinely closed during school hours.The Planning & Zoning met in Open Session on January 30th to consider these closings and recommended by a vote of 4-0 to close the portions of these two streets.There being no persons present for comments, Mayor Jordan adjourned the Public Hearing.The Employee of the Month award for February was presented to Jake Lackey, who has worked at the Parks Department for 4 1/2 years.The Supervisor of the Quarter award was presented to Keith Harris, manager of the golf course.Jake and Keith were awarded a $25 gift certificate from a local restaurant, a day off with pay and their names added to a plaque.The following agenda items were approved by the Council:A. Minutes from the January 10th council meeting.B. Payment of bills presented to City Council.C. The Joint Election agreement with SSISD.D. The Notice of Joint School and City election.E. Order of Election.F. Resolution No. 2012-03, suspending rate changes for 90 days for Atmos Energy.Action was taken on the following items:1. Approved the Financial Audit which was presented and explained by Kevin Shahan, CPA.2. Approved Ordinance No. 2012-02, closing a portion of South Mill Street south of Hwy. 190 to East Commerce Street.3. Approved Ordinance No. 2012-03, closing a two block portion of Storey Street that runs East to West between Seventh and Ninth Streets.4. Appointed David Butler, ALCO Manager, to the Economic Development Corporation to replace Otis Judkins who resigned.Stan Weik, City Manager, reported on the following:a. The water park law suit is no longer in effect because the company went bankrupt and their property seized. b. Stan attended a Drought Management meeting in Kerrville recently. He reported there would be a need for state conservation restrictions if the San Saba River drys up as the result of a drought. c. Mayor Ken Jordan will be appointing a seven to nine member Street Utility Committee.d. Progress is being made on the new building for the Volunteer Fire Department.e. The final phase of improvements at the Water Treatment Plant is in progress.f. Changes are in progress at the entrance to Mill Pond.g. Five hollow trees needed to be cut down at the Golf Course and other trees were trimmed.h. Keep San Saba Beautiful has applied for an award. Susie Jimenez, Director of Keep San Saba Beautiful, reported that the City Cleanup Day will be Saturday, April 21st. Atmos Energy will supply food for volunteers. Tony Guidroz, Economic Development/Tourism Director, reported the following:A. The new wine cellar plans to have their building project completed in June.B. The Civic Center is getting new paint and a grant has been received for new floors.C. Pecan Capital Trade Days will be Saturday, March 3rd on the city square. D. Planning new events this year and a 10 member committee to organize and help at the events.E. COG is providing a special revolving loan fund with low interest for new businesses.Al Hamrick, Code Enforcement Officer, reported that the owners of the property at 506 S. Liveoak has 60 days to respond and pay the estimated amount for required improvements. He reported that 180 non-driveable vehicles were removed last year and the city is getting the money for the scrap metal from those vehicles. Scott Glaze, Director of Parks, reported that he attended a meeting about Homeland Security. There is planned a new radio band which will affect 2-way radio communication and scanners that are used by law enforcement, and the city and county. Scott then showed a video of the following: City entries in the Christmas Parade; Animal Shelter improvements; new trailer in use; trimming and cutting down trees at golf course; water leak and pot holes being repaired; new car wash starting construction; Mill Pond entrance improvements; new truck loader in use; and removal of paint at the Appraisal District building.Mayor Jordan adjourned the meeting.