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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Shenandoah City Council Meeting October 12, 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: Chiropractic Health Month Proclamation-  Proclamation proclaiming the month of October 2022 as Chiropractic Health Month.  Council action not required.

ITEM 7: National World Spine Day Proclamation  -   Proclamation proclaiming October 16,  2022. World Spine Day.    Council action not required. 

ITEM 8: Holiday Meeting Dates for November and December-   Due to the holidays, City Council meets once in November and December.  Council has the option to choose alternative dates. The second Wednesday dates are November 9  and  December 14.    Council voted 5-0 to meet on November 16 and December 14.

ITEM 9: Entergy Proposed Rate Increase - Entergy has proposed a rate increase. Cities must take final rate action prior to November 3, 2022. Based on the findings of the expert rate consultants, the Lawton Law Firm recommends that cities pass the rate ordinance to deny ETI’s application.   Council voted 5-0 to deny the rate increase application.

ITEM 10: Official Newspaper- The City is required by Section 52.004 of the Local Government Code to contract with a public newspaper to be the official newspaper for publishing ordinances, notices or other matters required by law. The Courier’s publication schedule provides the City with ample opportunities to publish notices within our required timeframes.  Council voted 4-1 to designate the Conroe Courier as the city's official newspaper. 

ITEM 11:  Tyler RMS Public Safety System - The RMS project was approved for the 2021-2022 budget year and staff has been training on the new software and new ticket writers after a successful implementation. During training, several things were identified as critical additions that can make integration with the product more efficient. Several were not available at the time the project was planned and budgeted and will be added to the current contract and amortized over the remainder of the years for implementation costs. Staff brought this item back for Council approval as a budget amendment for FY 2022- 2023.  The police department is also seeking approval to add an additional three ticket writers for the sergeants’ vehicles.   Council voted 5-0  to approve the additional expenditure.

ITEM 12:  Old Tamina Water Supply Company -  The City has been negotiating with Old Tamina Water Supply Corporation regarding the use of ARPA funds to bring water and sewer services to Tamina.  The contract was a topic of discussion in the executive session.  Following the executive session, Council returned to the open meeting.  Council voted 5-0 to approve a contract as amended. 

City Attorney Update: none

City Administrator Updates

  • Joseph Part reported that the Commissioners' Court had funded five million dollars toward the I45/Tamina Road intersection project culminating several years of work and discussion. This moves the project and the addition of another new lane in each direction closer to an actual starting date. The project is expected to help with the traffic congestion in that area. 

Executive Session:  Started 7:33 pm; ended 8:48  pm 

 

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

  • Government Code Sec. §551.071 Consultation with Attorney Pending Litigation
    • Tamina agreement
    • Powell Lawsuit
  • Government Code Sec. §551.087 Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiation
    • Sale of City property

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


No action was taken in the Executive Session.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:49 pm.


Upcoming Events/Meetings

October 18: Planning and Zoning Commission, 6 pm

October 22: Fall Trash Bash, 8 am-noon

October 24: Early voting begins for November 8 General Election

  •  October 24-28, 8 am - 5 pm
  • October 29, 7 am - 7 pm
  • October 30, 11 am - 5 pm
  • October 31- November 4, 7 am-7 pm   
  • NOTE: The Municipal Complex is NOT an early voting site, but is an Election Day voting site for Pct. 31                                                                                                                                                                                                              

October 26Municipal Development District, 6 pm

October 26City Council, 7 pm

October 31: Halloween Parade, 5 pm












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