The City of Hallsville, Texas convened in a regular session at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the City Hall with the following members present:
Jerri Medrano Mayor
James Mizell Mayor Pro Tem
Jake Walker Alderman
Tim Hatten Alderman
Gary Nash Alderman
City Secretary Laura Welch
Chief of Police Paul Montoya
I. CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Medrano. Mayor Medrano led the invocation
and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Junior Boyd, Hunter Schochler and Steven Ashmore,
members from Boy Scout Troop 302.
II. CONSENT AGENDA
1. Minutes of July 16th Meeting
Motion was made by Alderman Tim Hatten and second by Mayor Pro Tem James Mizell to
approve the minutes as read. Motion carried. 4 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0 Abstentions.
2. Monthly Financial Reports for July
Motion was made by Alderman Jake Walker and second by Alderman Tim Hatten to
approve the monthly financial reports. Motion carried. 4 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0 Abstentions.
III. MONTHLY POLICE SUMMARY
The July police summary was reviewed by Chief Paul Montoya. Total contacts for the month were 193: 109 citations issued and 84 warnings issued. There were 19 incident reports, 2 arrests and 3 accidents for the month.
Chief Montoya presented the general update of the month’s activities.
Code Enforcement Officer, Victoria Aldrete gave a report of her activities for the month.
IV. MONTHLY WATER DEPARTMENT SUMMARY
Water Superintendent, Rickey Dugger was unable to attend the meeting. Briefly the Council
reviewed the monthly report which consists of water leaks and locations, sewer issues and
their locations and miscellaneous department activities for the month. There is currently a total
of 1420 active water connections in the City. Building and sign permit information for the
month was also presented to the Council by Mayor Medrano.
1. Jack Morgan and a representative from Aggen & Clark Architect Firm will make a presentation to
he council regarding the proposed Hallsville Medical Plaza.
Mr. Morgan presented the Council with a drawing of the proposed medical complex to be
developed west of El Sombrero. Phase 1 is 7,800 square feet, 5,600 square feet of that being
utilized for the new pain relief clinic and the additional 2,200 square feet is available lease space.
Once this square footage is leased, Phase 2 will be developed of which will be 9,000 square feet.
Dirt work is expected to begin in several weeks and finalized drawings will be presented to the
Council in the near future.
2. Consider and act upon adopting a proposed tax rate of 0.275811 for fiscal year 2013-2014.
Motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem James Mizell and second by Alderman Jake Walker to
adopt the tax rate of 0.275811 for the new fiscal year. Motion carried. 4 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0
3. Consider and act upon request from Johnny and Donna Horne for permission to maintain a travel
trailer beside residence for family member.
This request was resolved before the City Council meeting and therefore required no vote.
VI. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
The City Council welcomes public comments on items not specifically listed on the agenda.
Speakers much sign up before the meeting begins and indicate which item (if any) the speaker
wishes to address. Speakers are limited to three (3) minutes each. The Council cannot respond
to matters not listed on the agenda until a future meeting.
CITY OF HALLSVILLE
Mayor Jerri Medrano
Laura Welch, City Secretary
Sworn and subscribed by before me on the 22nd day of August, 2013.
Notary Public, State of Texas