The City of Hallsville, Texas convened in a regular session at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the City Hall with the following members present:
James Mizell Mayor Pro Tem
Eric Anderson Alderman
Jake Walker Alderman
Tim Hatten Alderman
Gary Nash Alderman
City Secretary Laura Welch
Chief of Police Paul Montoya
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Jerri Medrano. Alderman Tim Hatten led the
Invocation and Mayor Medrano led the Pledge of Allegiance.
II. CONSENT AGENDA
1. Minutes of September 17th Meeting
Motion was made by Alderman Gary Nash and second by Mayor Pro Tem James Mizell to
approve the minutes as read. Motion carried. 5 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0 Abstentions.
2. Monthly Financial Reports for September
Motion was made by Alderman Tim Hatten and second by Alderman Eric Anderson to
approve the monthly financial reports. Motion carried. 5 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0 Abstentions.
III. MONTHLY POLICE SUMMARY
The September police summary was reviewed by Chief Paul Montoya. Total contacts for the month were 169: 89 citations issued and 77 warnings issued. There were 28 incident reports, 20 arrests and 7 accidents for the month.
Chief Montoya presented the general update of the month’s activities and also introduced
Reserve Officer, Jonathan Roel.
Chief Montoya presented Officer Victoria Aldrete and Detective Damien Treadwell each with
a Letter of Commendation for their professionalism and conduct while performing the
IV. MONTHLY WATER DEPARTMENT SUMMARY
The September monthly water report was discussed. The report consists of new meter installs,
lift station repairs, water leaks, sewer issues and miscellaneous department activities for the
month. There are currently a total of 1435 active water connections in the City. Building,
sign and other permit information for the month was also reviewed.
1. Consider and act upon approving the proposed 2014 budget for Texas Eastern 9-1-1 Network.
Motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem James Mizell and second by Alderman Eric Anderson to
Approve the proposed budget for 2014. Motion carried. 5 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0 Abstentions.
2. Consider and act upon approving an ordinance regulating construction, installation, operation
and maintenance of entry gates into certain neighborhoods.
Due to an error in the wording of the ordinance, the approval of this ordinance was tabled until
next month. Motion to table was made by Mayor Pro Tem James Mizell and second by Alderman
Gary Nash. Motion carried. 5 Ayes; 0 Nays; and 0 Abstentions.
3. Consider and act upon approving a resolution acknowledging receipt of grant funds from the
Criminal Justice Division from the State of Texas and appointing the City Secretary as the City’s
authorized official. The funds are for the purchase of computer systems for the police vehicles.
Motion was made by Alderman Eric Anderson and second by Alderman Tim Hatten to
approve appointing the City Secretary as the grantee’s authorized official. Motion carried. 5
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 16th day of October, 2013.
Notary Public, State of Texas