MINUTES: February 17, 2015


Mayor Jerri Medrano

                                                                                            Mayor Pro-Temp James Mizell                                                                            Alderman Eric Anderson

Alderman Tim Hatten

Alderman Gary Nash

Alderman Jake Walker

The City of Hallsville Council meeting convened in regular session at 6 P.M. on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at City Hall located at 115 Main Street.

The following members were present:

Mayor Pro Tem James Mizell                                      Alderman Gary Nash                                                     Alderman Tim Hatten                                                   Alderman Eric Anderson                                Alderman Jake Walker

 

The following members were absent:

 

Mayor Jerri Medrano

 

City Of Hallsville Staff Present:   

               City Secretary Kimberly Smith

       I.          Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Pro Tem James Mizell.

     II.          Invocation

The Invocation was led by Alderman Tim Hatten.

    III.          Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Pro Tem James Mizell.

   IV.          Consent Agenda

Mayor Pro Tem James Mizell asked to approve the Consent Agenda Items including the Police    Department Summary for November 2014, December 2014 and January 2015, the Water                Department Summary for November 2014, December 2014, and January 2015, the Permit   Report for November 2014, December 2014, January 2015, and the Monthly Financials for          November 2014, December 2014, and January 2015.

Motion was made by Alderman James Mizell and seconded by Alderman Jake Walker.

Motion carried.  5 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0 Abstention

 

     V.          Public Comments

 

   VI.          Discussion Items

 

  VII.          Items to Be Considered

 

  1. Consider and act upon the approval of the Minutes of November 18, 2014, December 4, 2014, and December 16, 2014.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Eric Anderson and seconded by Alderman Gary Nash.

Motion carried.  5 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0 Abstention

 

  1. Consider and act upon approving the Order of Election for the position of Mayor and two positions of Aldermen for May 9, 2015 by adopting Resolution 2015-01.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Jake Walker and seconded by Alderman Gary Nash.

Motion carried. 5 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0 Abstention

  1. Consider and act upon approving the Contract with Harrison County for Election Services for 2015 Elections.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Jake Walker and seconded by Alderman Tim Hatten.

Motion carried. 5 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0 Abstention

 

  1. Consider and act upon approving Sanitation Solutions First Amendment to Contract being presented by John Bray.

 

The Council had discussion regarding whether the City should go out for bids before approving            the contract for another 5 years. After much discussion between the Council, the Council          decided to approve the contract for 5 years with Sanitation Solutions.

Motion was made by Alderman Jake Walker and seconded by Alderman Gary Nash.

Motion carried.  5 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0 Abstention

 

  1. Consider and act upon approving Resolution 2015-02 supporting an amendment to the definition “municipality” in the Texas Local Government Code.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Eric Anderson and seconded by Alderman Jake Walker.

Motion carried. 5 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0 Abstention

 

  1. Consider and act upon approving Forest Hills Center Plat submitted by Jearl Morris.

 

Jearl Morris explained to council that the subdivision was put in before approval the City                Council. He asked that the City Council approve the plat and a warranty deed will be issued to              the City for the Lift Station.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Eric Anderson and seconded by Alderman

Motion carried.  5 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0 Abstention

 

  1. Consider and act upon approving the Letter of Support for the Reserve at Hallsville for Affordable Housing.

 

Jearl Morris introduced Susan from Re/max Realty. Susan presented to the Council the                background of the Company and the plans for the Reserve for Hallsville. After much discussion            from the Council, Jearl, and Susan, the Council denied the Letter of Support for the Reserve for Hallsville.

 

Motion to deny was made by Alderman Eric Anderson and seconded by Alderman Gary Nash.

Motion carried.  5 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0 Abstention

 

  1. VIII.          Adjournment

 

The Council meeting adjourned at 7:07pm.

 

   City Of Hallsville

Signed:

 

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Mayor Pro Temp James E. Mizell

 

Attest:

 

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Kimberly Smith, City Secretary

Sworn and subscribed by before me on the 17th day of March 2015.

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Faron Cain

Notary Public, State of Texas