City of rising star regular meting thursday, july 14, 2016



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CITY OF RISING STAR

REGULAR METING

THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016

6:00 PM

MINUTES

The Rising Star City Council met in Regular Session, Thursday, July 14, 2016.



AGENDA ITEM # 1 CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 by Mayor Pro-Tem, Jim Carpenter.

Council Present: Tricia Nall, Larry McIntire, Johnny Hubbard, Ben Childers

Mayor Pro-Tem: Jim Carpenter

Guest Present: Paul Forthmuller, Misti Gonzales with Unifirst, Dona McIntire, Melissa Lain, Gene Chisum and John with USW Utility Group

Also Present: Jan Clark


AGENDA ITEM # 2 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND PRAYER

Pledge of Allegiance said by all and Jim Carpenter led in prayer.



AGENDA ITEM # 3 CITIZENS INPUT

Paul Forthmuller ask about Shuffleboard Game at City Park.



AGENDA ITEM # 4 APPROVAL OF RESIGNATION FROM DEBBIE WINFREY AS MAYOR EFFECTIVE JUNE 30, 2016, AND RESIGNATION FROM THE RISING STAR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, EFFECTIVE JUNE 30, 2016

Motion made by Nall and seconded by McIntire to accept resignation from Debbie Winfrey as Mayor and

Rising Star EDC member, effective June 30, 2016.

Motion carried 4-0 -Councilman Hubbard absent at this time.


AGENDA ITEM # 5 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. Regular Meeting, June 9, 2016

  2. Special Called, June 17, 2016

Motion made by Childers and seconded by Nall to approve Regular Meeting, June 9, 216 and Special Called Meeting, June 17, 2016 as presented.

Motion carried 4-0



AGENDA ITEM # 6 DISCUSSION AND COMMENTS REGARDING UNIFORMS BY UNIFIRST, MISTI GONZALES WITH UNIFIRST WILL ANSWER ANY QUESTION COUNCIL MAY HAVE.

Misti Gonzales with Unifirst Uniforms, gave presentation on Unifirst services, contracts and showed

sample of clothing. Misti explained that the agreement is for thirty six months., can review after twelve

months. Rebates will be given for using Unifirst.


Motion made by McIntire and seconded by Nall to continue with Unifirst and include shirts for two

Police Officers.

Motion carried 4-0

Note: Councilman Hubbard arrived at meeting.


AGENDA ITEM # 7 DISCUSSION AND COMMENTS REGARDING TCEQ WATER AND WASTEWATER VIOLATIONS BY GENE CHISUM WITH USW.

(Executive Session May Be Entered)
Motion made by Nall and seconded by Hubbard to enter EXECUTIVE SESSION regarding personnel.

Time: 6:15pm.

Motion carried 5-0
Council RECONVENED TO OPEN SESSION at 6:52 pm.
ACTION TAKEN FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION:
Gene Chisum explained all of the Water and Wastewater Violations from TCEQ over the last 8 years. These violations went unanswered until now, therefore Enforcement Actions have been issued to the City. USW is helping the City by training employees including, daily and monthly requirements to get into compliance.
Motion made by Childers and seconded by McIntire to approve an Emergency Operations and Compliance Support with USW Utility Group.

Motion carried 5-0


AGENDA ITEM # 8 DISCUSSION AND APPROVAL OF STAFF REPORTS



  1. Financial Reports

  2. Monthly Bill List

  3. Utility Report

  4. Police Report

Motion by McIntire and seconded by Nall to approve all reports as presented.

Motion carried 5-0

Councilman Carpenter commented on holding pens for Animals and suggested area to build pens. No Action taken at this time
Move to Agenda Item # 10

AGENDA ITEM # 10 DISCUSS WITH POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS FOR RISING STAR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Two members needed to make up the seven member board of the RSEDC.

No Action taken at this time.




AGENDA ITEM #9 DISCUSSION AND CONSIDERATION REGARDING MOVING CASEY HUDDLESTON TO UTILITY SUPERVISOR

(Executive Session May Be Entered)
Motion by Childers and seconded by Hubbard to enter Executive Session regarding Personnel, for Agenda

items # 9 and #11.

Time: 7:05 pm.

Motion carried 5-0


Open Session Reconvened at 7:36 pm
Action taken on Agenda Item # 9:
Motion made by Childers and seconded by Hubbard to move Casey Huddleston to Utility Supervisor with

a pay increase of $1.50 effective immediately. Casey’s job description will be given including safety

meetings.

Motion carried 5-0


AGENDA ITEM # 11 REVIEW WITH POSSIBLE ACTION CITIZENS IN POSSESSION OF THE CITYS PROPERTY REGARDING THE 1033 PROGRAM.

(Executive Session May Be Entered)
Motion by Childers and seconded by Hubbard to enter Executive Session regarding Personnel, for Agenda

items # 9 and #11.

Time: 7:05 pm.

Motion carried 5-0


Open Session Reconvened at 7:36 pm
Action Taken From Executive Session , Agenda Item # 11.
Motion by McIntire and seconded by Nall to write letter to three individuals that are in possession of City

Property, giving them clear title to all equipment in their possession.

Motion carried 5-0
AGENDA ITEM # 12 COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilman Childers commented on the 1033 Program in that thousands of dollars went to individuals that City never seen.
AGENDA ITEM # 13 CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS


  1. Permission to Network RVS Program and WolfePak Programs.

Motion by McIntire and seconded by Nall to pursue networking for both programs, RVS and WolfePak.

Motion carried 5-0


AGENDA ITEM # 14 ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, motion was made by Nall and seconded by Hubbard to adjourn.

Motion carried 5-0

Time: 7:42 pm

___________________________________ ________________________________



City Administrator, Jan Clark Acting Mayor Pro-Tem, Jim Carpenter


Regular Meeting July 14, 2016




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