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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Shenandoah City Council Meeting December 15, 2021 Update (Holiday Schedule)

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

ITEM 8: Holly Hill Trails Park - Several contractors bid on the project and Solid Bridge Construction was selected with the lowest bid of $389,902.40.  Council voted 5-0 to accept the Solid Bridge Construction bid.

ITEM 9: City Surplus Equipment- Staff asked to declare the 2010 Falcon Gooseneck Flatbed Trailer as surplus mobile equipment. Staff also asked to declare several police items as surplus and will list the items online to sell.  

  • 2010 Gooseneck Trailer (1)
  • 2 Drawer Filing Cabinets (18)
  • 2 Drawer Long Filing Cabinets (2)
  • 4 Drawer Tall Filing Cabinets (1)
  •  Traffic Trailer (1)
  •  Traffic Signs (2) 

Council voted 5-0 to declare items as surplus and to authorize their sale.

ITEM 10:  Amending of Ordinance 21-006  - Ordinance (21-006) was revised in July to extend the time period through the end of 2021. The proposed Ordinance would extend the provisions of Ordinance 21-006, with no set expiration period. So far, the markets have accomplished the goal of adding interest and bringing people into the development.   The discussion revolved around the use of permissible signage for the event.  Council voted 3-2 to table the Ordinance change until the verbiage on the sign usage was completed.

ITEM 11: Planning and Zoning Commissioner Reappointment - The terms for Places 2, 3 and 4 on the Planning and Zoning Commission will expire on December 31, 2021 and the positions need to be appointed. Per Ordinance, the Mayor appoints members to P&Z, subject to the approval of City Council. The Resolution provides for reappointments of  Place 2: Steve Seay, Place 3: Robert Cloninger and  Place 4: Mark Hendon.  Council voted 5-0  to approve the reappointment of P&Z Commissioners Seay, Cloninger and Hendon. 

ITEM 12: Policy Manual Revisions- Minor revisions were proposed for three policies dealing with holidays, recruiting and dismissal. Council voted 3-2 to approve the revised holiday policy and bring back changes to the other two policies.    

ITEM 13:  Ratification of November 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:

  • Bobcat Skid Loader                                           $34,458.45
  • Police Tahoe and equipment                        $69,510.00
  • Vision Park Expansion Engineering      $134,410.00
  • Research Forest Lift Station, Phase 2      $23,550.00  

City Administrator Updates

  • Lighting of the Angels has gotten great reviews and had a great turnout.   Thanks to Civic Club, staff and volunteers for another great event.
  • The next city event will be the Polar Bear Plunge, January 9.

Executive Session:  Started 8:13  pm; ended   9:10 pm 

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

  • Government Code  § 551.072: Deliberation regarding real property
    • Potential purchase of real property
  • Government Code  § 551.087: Deliberation regarding economic development
    • PILOT Agreement

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

No action was taken in the executive session.   On return to open session, a motion to purchase 2.44 acres on David Memorial Drive for $79,000 was made. Council voted 4-1 to approve the purchase.  

 The meeting was adjourned at 9:11 pm.

Upcoming Events/Meetings

December 23: Early Closing at 2 pm

December 24-27 City Offices Closed for Holiday

December 24:  Lighting of the Luminaries, 6 pm

December 28 - January 7: Christmas Tree Recycling

December 31- January 2: City Offices Closed for Holiday

January 8: Polar Bear Plunge, 10:30 am-noon

January 11: Civic Club, 6 pm

January 12: City Council, 7 pm

January 18: Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z), 6 pm

January 26: Municipal Development District (MDD), 6 pm

January 26: City Council, 7 pm

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