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Attendance: Present: Mayor John Escoto, Mayor Pro Tem Charlie Bradt (Position 4), Mike McLeod (Position 5), VACANT (Position 3) Ted Fletcher (Position 2) and Ron Raymaker (Position 1)
ITEM 6: Award to Irma Wiley - Removed from the agenda.
ITEM 7: Municipal Development District (MDD) Monthly Report - No action required; report only.
ITEM 8: Appointment to Vacant Position 3 - Notice was put out the morning after the last Council meeting that an application was available for anyone interested in the vacant seat previously held by Mayor Escoto. All applications received were sent to Council for their individual review and consideration. A nomination is required followed by a majority vote. Council voted 3-1 to appoint Jim Pollard to the unexpired term for Position 3 effective July 13 Council meeting. (Bradt nay vote)
ITEM 9: Tamina Utilities Extension Design Project - Bleyl Engineering provided a proposal for professional services to design an extension of water and sewer utilities along Tamina Rd. They anticipate 24 weeks for design and bidding with 40 weeks for construction. This project is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Council voted 4-0 to go forward.
ITEM 10: I-45 Gravity Sewer Line Project- Bleyl Engineering provided a proposal for professional services to design a redundant sewer line cross under I-45 to improve the resiliency of our sanitary sewer collection system. They anticipate 20 weeks for design and bidding with 8 weeks for construction. This project is funded in part by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) with the remaining proposed for funding through the water and sewer enterprise fund. Council voted 4-0 to go forward with the project.
ITEM 11: Entergy Easement at Vision Park Detention Pond - Entergy has requested a 20’x20’ easement for a pad-mounted transformer. The transformer has been purchased and will be installed by Entergy in the easement to provide power for the expansion and addition of amenity features at the Vision Park detention pond. Council voted 4-0 to approve the easement
ITEM 12: Metropark Public Improvement Development (PID)- This update of the service and assessment plan (SAP) includes an update to the service plan, an update to the assessment plan, and an updated 2021 assessment roll identifying the assessments on each assessed lot, based on the method of assessment set forth in the service and assessment plan and pursuant to this annual service and assessment plan update. As of September 2021, the SAP must be adopted by ordinance, notarized, and filed with the County Clerk’s office and not adopted by resolution as it previously was. Council voted 4-0 to approve the ordinance.
ITEM 13: Purchases from Equipment Replacement Fund- The police department has requested approval for replacement of one handheld radio and two mobile radios. The handheld radio is for replacement and the mobile radios are for the new Dodge Chargers. The total cost is $11,300. Council voted 4-0 to approve the purchases.
ITEM 14: Discussion on 2022-2023 Budget - Prior to the annual budget workshop, the Finance Director presents a synopsis of selected departmental budgets for comments and questions. The individual budgets that were discussed were: • Administration • Finance • Community Outreach • Fire Services • Municipal Court • Community Development • Trash/Recycling • Non-Major Funds (Park Beautification, Equipment Replacement, Metropark PID). No Council action needed; discussion only.
ITEM 15: Approval of Minutes of the April 13 and April 27 Minutes- Council approved the minutes as read by a vote of 4-0.
ITEM 16 - Ratification of May Accounts Payable - Council voted 4-0 to ratify the accounts payable.
According to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of Government Code as follows:
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 9:17 pm.
June 25: Independence Celebration, 10 am - noon
July 4: City offices closed for holiday
July 12: Civic Club, 6 pm
July 13: City Council, 7 pm
July 19: Planning and Zoning Commission, 6 pm
July 25: Municipal Development District (MDD), 6 pm
July 25: City Council, 7 pm