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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Shenandoah City Council Meeting June 22, 2022 Update

Supporting Documents for Agenda Items can be found HERE.

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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. 

City Attorney Updates


City Administrator Updates

  • After almost five years, the city has received the wetlands permits for the east side detention pond project and expects the permits for the David Memorial extension no later than September.
  • Staff and the city attorney have been working with The Woodlands Township to simplify services for Grogan's Forest residents as they apply for permits. There will still be some services and processes that residents will have to go to The Woodlands Township but many of those with similarities will be able to be handled through our city offices. Violations to TWT covenants will still be enforced by the Township but many of the processes will be able to be handled through one-stop with Shenandoah offices.
  • The city will hold the Independence Celebration Saturday, June 25, from 10 am-noon at the City Park.  Civic Club will be serving hot dogs, Kona Ice will be on site and many activities available for families to enjoy.

Executive Session:  Started 7:50 pm; ended 9:17  pm 

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

  •  Government Code Sec. §551.074. Personnel Matters
    •  City Administrator Evaluation

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.

Upcoming Events/Meetings

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

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