Minutes of the Council Meeting
June 18, 2013
The City of Hallsville, Texas convened in a regular session at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the City Hall with the following members present:
Jerri Medrano: Mayor
Eric Anderson: Alderman
Tim Hatten: Alderman
Jake Walker: Alderman
Gary Nash: Alderman
City Secretary: Laura Welch
Police Sergeant: Brian Best
I. CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Medrano. Mayor Medrano led the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.
II. CONSENT AGENDA
1. Minutes of May 21st Meeting
Motion was made by Alderman Tim Hatten and second by Alderman Gary Nash to
approve the minutes as read. Motion carried. 4 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0 Abstentions.
2. Monthly Financial Reports for May
Motion was made by Alderman Jake Walker and second by Alderman Eric Anderson to approve the monthly financial reports. Motion carried. 4 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0 Abstentions.
III. MONTHLY POLICE SUMMARY
The May police summary was reviewed by Sergeant Best. Total contacts for the month was 270: 138 citations issued and 132 warnings issued. There were 23 incident reports, 11 arrests, 2 accidents for the month.
Sergeant Best presented the general update of the month’s activities.
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 1424 active water connections in the City. Building and sign permit information for the month was also presented to the Council.
1. Consider and act upon approval of a Franchise Agreement with SWEPCO for a period of 30 years. This will be the 2nd of 3 readings.
Motion was made by Alderman Eric Anderson and second by Alderman Tim Hatten to approve the 2nd reading of the Renewal of Franchise Agreement with SWEPCO. Motion carried. 4 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0 Abstentions.
2. Consider and act upon appointing a Mayor Pro Tem for a one year term.
Motion was made by Alderman Tim Hatten and second by Alderman Eric Anderson to approve the nomination of James Mizell as Mayor Pro Tem. Motion carried. 4 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0 Abstentions.
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 20th day of June, 2013.
Notary Public, State of Texas