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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Shenandoah City Council Meeting October 27, 2021 Update

Cedric McDuffie Pinnimg Ceremony with Chief Dunlap

Supporting Documents for Agenda Items can be found HERE.

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Attendance: Present:  Mayor Ritch Wheeler, Mayor Pro Tem Charlie Bradt (Position 4),  Mike McLeod (Position 5),  John Escoto (Position 3)   Ted Fletcher (Position 2) and Ron Raymaker (Position 1)  

ITEM 7: Promotion of Sergeant McDuffie -  Officer McDuffie was promoted to replace a sergeant who is moving away to be closer to family.   Congratulations to Sergeant McDuffie.  No Council action required; pinning ceremony only.

ITEM 8:  Municipal Development District (MDD) Monthly Report  - No action required; report only.

ITEM 9: Annual Pool Report - Pool Manager Woody Crosby presented the annual report on pool usage.    No Council action needed; report only.

ITEM 10  Purchase of Police Vehicles - Due to production delays from ongoing COVID-19 supply chain shortages, the police package Tahoes are not available and there is no guarantee when they will be available. The police department proposed the purchase of two  (2)  2021  Dodge  Chargers at a cost $59,779.00.  Due to the scope change in the purchase from Tahoes to Chargers, Council needs to approve this purchase. There is no need for additional funds.   Council voted 3-2 to approve the purchase of two Chargers. McLeod and Raymaker were dissenting votes.

ITEM 11: Additional Funding Request for Holly Hill Park - Staff originally approached the Municipal Development District (MDD) asking for an additional $125,000in funding to construct the park and add additional trees and vegetation. MDD voted at their earlier meeting to commit $200,000  to the project, eliminating the need to reduce costs as originally designed.  Because of the MDD action, Council voted 5-0  to table action on this item. 

ITEM 12: Reappointment of MDD Directors- Terms for MDD Directors Hoover, Raymaker and Fletcher have expired, and the attached Resolution is to reappoint them to the MDD Board of Directors. They are eligible to continue serving and have indicated that they wish to do so. Per the ordinance, the presiding officer of the Board makes a recommendation for final approval by City Council; this action was taken at the earlier MDD meeting.    Council voted 5-0  to approve the reappointment of MDD Directors Raymaker, Hoover and Fletcher.

ITEM 13:  Ratification of September Accounts Payable-  Council voted 5-0 to approve the accounts payable.

ITEM 14: Non-Action Items-  The following budgeted items were authorized by the City Administrator per Council approval. Budgeted items over $15,000:

  • Conroe ISD Daktronics agreement, $25,000
  • TravelClick Digital Media Advertising, $65,000
  • TravelClick GDS Advertising, $35,000
  • Crowdriff Subscription, $19,845
  • Questica Software Subscription, $19,500
  • Incode Public Safety RMS Suite, $44,845
  • GIS Stormwater/Sewer Mapping, $50,000

City Administrator Updates

  • The City was working with a new live streaming encoder at the meeting. This was the first meeting using the new encoder and the audio would be available if there was any malfunctions.
  • Trash Bash was a success on October 23 with 153 vehicles coming through the gates.
  • Reminder that the Halloween Parade is Sunday, October 31, from 5-8 pm around the community.  Door-to-door trick or treating is also allowed and available in the community.

Executive Session:  Started 7:56  pm; ended   8:22 pm 

 According to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of Government Code as follows:

  • Government Code  § 551.0871: Deliberation regarding real property
    • Potential purchase of real property

Consideration and, if determined appropriate, take action resulting from the item(s) listed under Executive Session. 

No action was taken in the meeting.

 The meeting was adjourned at 8:23   pm.

Upcoming Events/Meetings

October 29Shenandoah Stadium Night: ORHS vs. CPHS

October 31Halloween Parade, 5-8 pm

November 16: Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z), 6 pm

November 17: Municipal Development District (MDD) 6 pm (Holiday schedule)

November 17: City Council, 7 pm (Holiday schedule

November 24: Early Closing for Thanksgiving, 2 pm

November 25-26: City Offices Closed for Holidays

November 30: Lighting of the Angels, 6 -8 pm

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