City Council holds Special Called meeting, August 4th, and Regular Meeting on August 11th

Image
  • City Council holds Special Called meeting, August 4th, and Regular Meeting on August 11th
    City Council holds Special Called meeting, August 4th, and Regular Meeting on August 11th
Body

Special Called Meeting - August 4, 2020

The San Saba City Council held a Special Called meeting on Tuesday, August 4th in the City Hall Chambers. Mayor Ken Jordan called the Council to order at 6:00 p.m., gave the invocation, and led in the pledges to the American flag and the Texas flag.

The following Council members were in attendance: Kenneth G. Jordan, Mayor; Shawn Oliver, Alderman; Robert Whitten, Mayor Pro-Tem; Michael Nelson, Alderman; Oleta Behrens, Alderman; Marcus Amthor, Alderman; and Stan Weik, City Manager.

Others present at this meeting included: Sabrina Maultsby, City Secretary; Charlene Lindsay, City Treasurer; Joanne Weik, citizen; and Djuana Payton, Reporter with the San Saba News & Star.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None Discuss and Consider approval of an Interlocal Agreement between the County of San Saba and the City of San Saba regarding Emergency Medical Services.

Discussion: City Manager Stan Weik informed the Council that Hamilton Healthcare Services is in a contract with the County, and the City of San Saba has an agreement with the County to pay 44% of the bill which amounts to $9,166.67 per month for the EMS Service.

The major difference between Lifeguard and Hamilton is we have two large ambulances with Hamilton service instead of one with Lifeguard, which includes two shifts of two-person staff and a supervisor on duty 24/7. Hamilton also has one ambulance in Goldthwaite. San Saba's Hamilton service will back Goldthwaite up, and Goldthwaite will be a back-up for San Saba County, especially in the northern part of the county.

This will cost San Saba $6,000 more a year for this change. There is a three-year contract with a guarantee of no price increase during that time.

Mayor Jordan noted that these ambulances can do more en route to the hospital than the previous service could as far as stabilization.

Mr. Weik added that Hamilton Healthcare Services is non-profit. The ambulances have no incentive to take you to Hamilton, but instead will take you to Temple, Marble Falls, or to wherever you need to go.

Decision: The Council unanimously approved an Interlocal Agreement between the County of San Saba and the City of San Saba regarding Emergency Medical Services.

Mayor Ken Jordan adjourned the meeting at 6:08 p.m. Regular Meeting - August 11, 2020

The San Saba City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, August 11th in the City Hall Chambers. Mayor Ken Jordan called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., announced a quorum, and welcomed everyone. Mayor Pro-Tem Robert Whitten gave the invocation and led in the pledges to the American flag and the Texas flag.

The following council members were in attendance: Kenneth G. Jordan, Mayor; Robert Whitten, Mayor Pro-Tem; Shawn Oliver, Alderman; Marcus Amthor, Alderman; Oleta Behrens, Alderman; Michael Nelson, Alderman; and Stan Weik, City Manager.

Others present at this meeting included: Sabrina Maultsby, City Secretary; Charlene Lindsay, City Treasurer; Scott Glaze, City Public Works Director; Jesse Gonzalez, Golf Department Employee; and Djuana Payton, Reported with the San Saba News & Star.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None. CEREMONIAL PRESENTATION:

1. “Employee of the Month” award for August 2020: Jesse Gonzalez, Golf Department Employee, received recognition as August's Employee of the Month. Mr. Glaze stated Jesse is a very valuable asset at the golf course. The golf course is flourishing, and Jesse is a part of that. Mr. Weik stated Jesse is the type of employee who can come to work unsupervised and gets his job done. He does not cause problems and is not high maintenance. Jesse’s name was engraved on a dedicated “employee of the Month” plaque. In addition, he received a gift certificate to a local restaurant. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:

1. Minutes from the July 13th, 2020 Special Called Council Meeting and Budget Workshop, July 28th, 2020 Budget Workshop, and August 4th, 2020 Special Called Meeting and Budget Workshop.

2. Payment of bills presented to City Council.

3. Approve Resolution No. 2020-26 a Resolution to waive an ordinance defining noise nuisances for Elsa Zepeda, August 15, 2020 at Risien Park Pavilion.

4. Approve Resolution No. 2020-27 a Resolution to waive an ordinance defining noise nuisances for Charles Collins/ Sutton Reunion, September 5th & 6th, 2020 at Risien Park Pavilion.

5. Approve Resolution No. 2020-28 a Resolution to waive an ordinance defining noise nuisances for St. Mary’s Catholic Church, September 11th & 12th, 2020 at Risien Park.

Decision: The Council unanimously approved all of the above items.

DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:

1. Approve Resolution No. 2020-29 a Resolution which authorizes the City to enter into an agreement with TXDOT for the closure of Wallace Street for Rodeo Parade rescheduled for August 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Mr. Weik reported that the City may or may not have the Rodeo Parade; there may be a trail ride through town instead. Either way, the request still needs to be made in case one of these events is able to happen.

Decision: The Council unanimously approved Resolution No. 2020-29 a Resolution which authorizes the City to enter into an agreement with TXDOT for the closure of Wallace Street for Rodeo Parade rescheduled for August 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

2. Approve Resolution No. 2020-30 a Resolution closing the 300 and 400 blocks of East Wallace Street to Parking, one hour prior and during the annual Rodeo Parade rescheduled for August and Christmas Parade in December.

Decision: The Council unanimously approved Resolution No. 2020-30 a Resolution closing the 300 and 400 blocks of East Wallace Street to Parking, one hour prior and during the annual Rodeo Parade rescheduled for August and Christmas Parade in December.

3. Discuss and Consider approving Ordinance No. 2020-06, an Ordinance of the City of San Saba, Texas, Amending and Updating Chapter 13, Utilities, Article 13.04, Water Conservation and Drought Contingency, Section 13.04.001, Drought Contingency Plan for the City of San Saba; Providing for Conflicting Ordinances, Severability, and Effective Date and for Related Matters.

Mr. Weik reported that every five years, this contingency plan needs to be updated.

Decision: The Council unanimously approved Ordinance No. 2020-06, an Ordinance of the City of San Saba, Texas, Amending and Updating Chapter 13, Utilities, Article 13.04, Water Conservation and Drought Contingency, Section 13.04.001, Drought Contingency Plan for the City of San Saba; Providing for Conflicting Ordinances, Severability, and Effective Date and for Related Matters.

4. Discuss and Consider approving Ordinance No. 2020-07, an Ordinance of the City of San Saba, Texas, Amending and Updating Chapter 13, Utilities, Article 13.04, Water Conservation and Drought Contingency, Section 13.04.005, Wholesale Public Water Supplier Drought Contingency Plan; Providing for Conflicting Ordinances, Severability, and Open Meetings; Providing for Enforcement and Granting of Variances; Providing for Severability, an Effective Date and for Related Matters.

Mr. Weik noted that this is virtually the same as Item # 3, but this addresses the water we are selling to Goldthwaite. There has to be a separate plan for this.

Decision: The Council unanimously approved Ordinance No. 2020-07, an Ordinance of the City of San Saba, Texas, Amending and Updating Chapter 13, Utilities, Article 13.04, Water Conservation and Drought Contingency, Section 13.04.005, Wholesale Public Water Supplier Drought Contingency Plan; Providing for Conflicting Ordinances, Severability, and Open Meetings; Providing for Enforcement and Granting of Variances; Providing for Severability, an Effective Date and for Related Matters.

5. Approve Resolution No. 2020-31 appointing Jason Phillips to the San Saba Economic Development Corporation, replacing retired Board Member Owen Parks, term expiring January 2021.

Mr. Weik reported that the EDC Board approves this appointment of Mr. Phillips to their board, and Jason is anxious toget started on different projects and to help.

Decision: The Council unanimously approved Resolution No. 2020-31 appointing Jason Phillips to the San Saba Economic Development Corporation, replacing retired Board Member Owen Parks, term expiring January 2021.

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT:

City Manager Stan Weik relayed the following to the Council:

• The work on Bluffton continues to improve slowly but surely.

• There are several small construction jobs going on all over town, and that is good.

• We have been approached by a lady in town who wants to lease some land from the City by the Nursing Home, and that is being considered.

• There are multiple families using the parks on the weekends. We are seeing smaller family units rather than larger groups of several families.

• Many people are walking in the nature park especially in the mornings.

• The Golf Course just had another successful tournament last weekend.

• Utility usage has been just out of sight. However, it is hard for the citizens with the bills being higher, and we have had hotter days and no rain in sight.

Scott Glaze, Public Works Director updated the Council on the following:

• The TDA project with the new pumps is finally done. The wells are upgraded up on the hill. We are in good shape on the distribution side of the water.

• The wall at the gazebo is getting finished.

• The road by the car wash and by the ice machines has always been eaten up by the water. We are finally rehabbing the street and will try to put top on that base. We have had a few requests on some of the few dirt streets, and some are already on the list to have chip seal.

Alderman Michael Nelson asked if there was a report on Lowe’s new building. Mr. Weik reported Lowe’s is waiting for the insurance company to rule on the slab to see if it needs to be torn out and repoured. The metal works have all been ordered, and the plan is there. Until the insurance finishes their investigation, nothing can proceed.

Major Ken Jordan adjourned the meeting at 6:22 p.m.