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Posted on: July 12, 2023

Shenandoah City Council Meeting July 12, 2023 Update

Supporting Documents for Agenda Items can be found HERE.

2023-24 Proposed Operating Budget

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


ITEM 6: Montgomery County Emergency Communications District (MCECD) Board The Montgomery County Emergency Communication District Board consists of five members who serve staggered terms of two years. Two are appointed by a majority vote of cities within the county, two others are appointed by the County Commissioners Court, and the remaining member is appointed by the fire chiefs of the volunteer fire departments. The current city board members are Kathie Reyer and Paul Virgadomo. The Virgadomo position expires on September 30. Council voted 4-0  for the reappointment of  Virgadomo. 

ITEM 7: SHPD Vehicle Purchase  - Council approved the purchase of three fully equipped Tahoes in the 2022-2023 Operating Budget at $75,000 each,  fully upfitted. Due to supply and demand issues, the quote for Tahoes is now $91,534 upfitted per vehicle. Staff can reduce to cost of the upfit by the use of a trade-in for a 2014 Tahoe at $8000.  The reduction of the cost of the computer, purchased previously,  along with the Tahoe trade-in brings the total purchase of the vehicle and upfit to $79,634. Currently, the GL has available funds of $87,197. Council voted 4-0 to purchase the new Taho and to use the 2014  Tahoe as a trade-in.

ITEM 8: Discussion of the 2023 – 2024 Proposed Budget  - Second budget discussion with updates from the first budget discussion and individual budgets for  General Fund Revenue, Police, Technology and CVB.  Discussion only.  

City Attorney Updates   

  • None

City Administrator Updates

  • Commissioners Court approved the interlocal agreement on the David Memorial Extension Tuesday morning after a unanimous vote.
  • The Budget Workshop will be August 9, tentatively scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.


Executive Session:  None Scheduled


The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.


Upcoming Events/Meetings

July 18: Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission, 6 p.m.

July 26: Municipal Development District, (MDD), 6 p.m. 

July 26City Council, 7 p.m. 

August 5: Back to School Pool Party, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

August 9: Budget Workshop, 5:30 p.m. (tentative time)















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