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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Shenandoah City Council Meeting May 25, 2022 Update

Judge Mark Keough and Mayor Escoto (jpg)

Supporting Documents for Agenda Items can be found HERE.

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

NOTE: The meeting began with the four councilmembers present and no mayor.  Item 6 was handled before the swearing of the new mayor to maintain a quorum.

ITEM 6: Adopt the Bond Ordinance relating to the Texas Water Development Board Loan -   The city has been awarded a low interest loan from the Texas Water Development Board  (TWDB) for the wastewater treatment plant expansion project. This ordinance allows  the city to issue combination tax and revenue certificates of obligation with the TWDB as the purchaser to ensure the low-interest rate. This loan is for $6,500,000. Final sale of the obligations is currently set for June 22, 2022. This loan will be repaid entirely by water & sewer revenues.    Council voted 4-0 to adopt the ordinance. 

ITEM 7: Oath of Office for Mayor John Escoto  -  Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough presided over the swearing in of incoming Mayor John Escoto.  He immediately took the dais as the mayor, leaving the Position 3 Councilmember seat vacant.  No Council action required.

ITEM 8: Appointment of Mayor Pro Tem - City Council members must elect the Mayor Pro Tem for a term of one year, as provided by the Texas Local Government Code §22.037. The current Mayor Pro Tem is Charlie Bradt.  Council voted 2-0-1 to reappoint Bradt as the Mayor Pro Tem. (Bradt abstained).

ITEM 9:  Municipal Development District (MDD) Monthly Report  - No action required; report only. 

ITEM 10: Holly Hill Trails Park Change Order- Change Order No. 1 includes additional fill, dead tree removal, additional drainage work and additional landscaping. The change order adds 26 days to the contract time due to rain days and additional work per this change order. This changes the completion day from April 30 to May 26 Council approved the change order by a 3-0 vote. 

ITEM 11:  Municipal Court Judge Appointment City Ordinance Chapter 26-1 in the Code of Ordinances calls for the appointment of a Court Judge every two years. Currently, Gary Scott presides as Municipal Court Judge and his term is now up for reappointment.   Council voted 3-0 to approve the reappointment of Scott.

ITEM 12: Municipal Court Clerk Appointment-  City Ordinance Chapter 26-5 in the Code of Ordinances calls for the appointment of a Court Clerk every two years. Currently, Jackie Thompson serves as Court Clerk which is now up for reappointment. . Council voted 3-0  to reappoint Thompson.

ITEM 13: Approval of Minutes of the February 23 and March 9  Minutes- Council approved the minutes as read by a vote of 3-0.

ITEM 14: Ratification of the April Accounts Payable -    Council ratified the accounts payable by a 3-0 vote. 

City Attorney Updates


City Administrator Updates

  • SHPD has increased its visibility and presence near Quest Academy following the Uvalde school massacre. This will continue through the remainder of the school year in mid-June.
  •  The pool opens its regular season June 1.  Various classes and lessons will be available at that time.

Executive Session:  None scheduled


 The meeting was adjourned at  7:42 pm.

Upcoming Events/Meetings

May 30: Memorial Day, city offices closed

June 8: City Council, 7 pm

June 14: Civic Club, 6 pm

June 21: Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z), 6 pm

June 22:  City Council/MDD Special Joint Meeting, 5:30 pm (time tentative)

June 22: City Council, 7 pm

June 25: Independence Celebration, 10 am - noon

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