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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Shenandoah City Council Meeting July 27, 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), Jim Pollard (Position 3)   Ted Fletcher (Position 2) and Ron Raymaker (Position 1)    

ITEM 6: Municipal Development District (MDD) Monthly Report  - No action required; report only.   

ITEM 7: Montgomery County Emergency Communications District (MCECD) Budget Approval - MCECD coordinated the 9-1-1 system for Montgomery County. They handle 9-1-1 addressing, base maps and five call centers in Montgomery County.  MCECD Board of Managers approved the budget on June 21 for the fiscal year that begins on October 1, 2022. The budget must be approved by a majority of the governing bodies of participating jurisdictions and by the Montgomery County Commissioners Court.   MCECD Executive Director Chip Vansteenburg addressed Council and answered questions about the proposed budget. Council voted 5-0 to approve the budget.

ITEM 8: ACP Replacement Project Change Order #2  - Change order #2 extends the waterline adjacent to Memorial Hermann Hospital. This change order includes new valves and hydrants for better water control and future expansion of the campus.  Council voted 5-0 to ask MDD to pay 70% of the cost.

ITEM 9:  2022-2023 Budget Discussion - There were no updates from the second budget discussion and no general questions before Council was updated on Individual budgets for  • Police • Public Works • Pool • Parks • Technology • Water & Sewer Fund • Utility Billing.  No Council action needed; discussion only.

ITEM 10: Excess Collections for 2021 Debt Service-  Each year the Tax Assessor/Collector provides the excess collections for the previous year and certifies the debt collection rate for the upcoming year. This is required by the Truth-in-Taxation laws and must be formally accepted by the Council.  For 2020 excess debt collections were $0.00. Per the Tax Assessor, the 2021 amount “is to be used in the 2022 debt tax calculation because the 2021 actual debt calculation rate met the anticipated 2021 debt collection rate, which was equal to 100%”.  This action is a formality required by law. Council voted 5-0 to formally accept the excess collections and debt collection rate.

ITEM 11:  Ratification for Accounts Payable for June, 2022  Council voted 5-0 to approve the accounts payable.

City Attorney Updates


City Administrator Updates

  • City Administrator Reyer responded to a  previous question about a check for expenses to Liberty Litigation. This check covered expenses in a lawsuit that will be submitted to TML for reimbursement to the city.
  •  The trailer on Shenandoah Drive should be removed no later than July 31 as the current resident is moving.

Executive Session:  Started 7:56 pm; ended 10:04  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
  • Government Code Sec. §551.08. Deliberation Regarding Economic Development
    • Malaga Forest
    • Land Swap
    • Lifetime Fitness/Mill Creek PILOT Agreement
    • Water/Sewer CCN

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

No action was taken in the meeting.

In returning to open session, Council approved a 3% raise for City Administrator Kathie Reyer by a vote of 5-0.

 The meeting was adjourned at  10:05 pm.

Upcoming Events/Meetings

August 4: Budget Workshop, Day 1: 5:30 pm

August 6: Back to School Pool Party, 11 am - 1 pm

August 9: Civic Club, 6 pm

August 10: Budget Workshop, Day 2 (if needed), 5:30 pm

August 10: City Council, 7 pm

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

August 24: Municipal Development District (MDD), 6 pm 

August 24: City Council, 7 pm

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