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2012 Minutes & Agenda

Madisonville, Texas City Council Minutes and Agenda for 2012.

Please read the Madisonville City Council's Decorum and Procedures Policy HERE if you are planning to attend.

Agenda and Minutes from 2011 can be found by clicking HERE. Minutes and Agenda from 2010 can be found HERE. Minutes from before 2010 can be found HERE.

City Seal for the City of Madisonville, TexasCITY COUNCIL HOLD SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Called Meeting December 20, 2012

MINUTES

The Madisonville City Council met in a Special called meeting on December 20, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. at 210 W. Cottonwood, Madisonville, Texas

Meeting called to order at 6:00 p.m.
Meeting called to order with the following members present:
William (Bill) Parten-Mayor
Russell Bailey-Mayor Pro tem
Doug Sparkman-Council Member
Jerry Harper-Council Member
Lois Brown-Council Member
Pearline Johnson-Council Member
Danny Singletary- City Manager

I.       Mayor William (Bill) Parten called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

II.     Invocation was given by City Manager Danny Singletary

III.    Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and the Texas Flag with City Council and staff members.

IV.     Visitors-none

V.      NEW BUSINESS:

1.     Discuss and possible approve on a Resolution of Intent for the Madisonville City Election

City Manager Informed the Council about the Resolution of intent for the City Election.

Motion was given by Councilmember Doug Sparkman Seconded by Councilmember Jerry Harper with, each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

VI.    ADJOURNMENT:

Councilmember Doug Sparkman adjourn the meeting Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with, each Councilmember voting AYE, motion carried.

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ATTEST:                                                                 William (Bill) Parten-Mayor

_______________________
 Rosa Barrera- City Secretary

City Seal for the City of Madisonville, TexasNOTICE OF SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
THIS MEETING WAS POSTED PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS OPEN MEETING
ACT V.T.C.A. GOVERNMENT CODE CHAPTER 551
THE CITY OF MADISONVILLE WILL HOLD A SPECIAL CALLED COUNCIL MEETING ON DECEMBER 20, 2012
AT 6:00 P.M. AT 210 W. COTTONWOOD MADISONVILLE, TEXAS

CITY OF MADISONVILLE
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
AGENDA

The Madisonville City Council will meet in a special called meeting on December 20, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at 210 W. Cottonwood, Madisonville, Texas

I.    CALL MEETING TO ORDER
II.   INVOCATION
III. PLEDGES
IV.  VISITORS
V.   NEW BUSINESS:

1.    Discuss and possible approve on a Resolution of Intent for the Madisonville City Election

CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION: for possible action resulting from items discussed in executive session.

The City Council for the City of Madisonville reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any of the matters listed above, as authorized by Texas Government Code Sections 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney) 551.072 (Deliberations about Real Property), 551.073 (Deliberations about Gifts and Donations), 551.074 (Personnel Matters), 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices) and 551.086 (Economic Development.)

VI.    ADJOURNMENT:
                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                      
I, ROSA BARRERA, CITY SECRETARY DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE NOTICE WAS POSTED ON THE BULLETIN BOARD AT CITY HALL 210 W. COTTONWOOD, MADISONVILLE, TEXAS, DECEMBER 17, 2012 at 5:00 P.M.

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CITY SECRETARY

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I CERTIFY THAT THE ATTACHED NOTICE AND AGENDA OF ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL WAS REMOVED BY ME FROM THE CITY HALL BULLETIN BOARD ON THE ______ DAY OF __________2012.

City Seal for the City of Madisonville, TexasREGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
December 10, 2012

MINUTES

The Madisonville City Council met in a regular council meeting on December 10, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
at 210 W. Cottonwood, Madisonville, Texas

Meeting called to order at 6:00 p.m.
Meeting called to order with the following members present:
William (Bill) Parten-Mayor
Russell Bailey-Mayor Pro Tem
Doug Sparkman-Council Member
Jerry Harper-Council Member
Lois Brown-Council Member
Pearline Johnson-Council Member
John Bankhead-City Attorney
Danny Singletary- City Manager
Rosa Barrera- City Secretary-absent

I.   Mayor Bill Parten called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

II.  Invocation was given by Lloyd Jones

III. Chief May led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and the Texas Flag with Mayor Bill Parten and City Council, staff members and visitors
   
IV.  City Manager Danny Singletary introduce Tommy Cornelius as the new member of the street department

V.   VISITORS FORUM (3 MINUTES) none

VI.  CONSENT AGENDA

All consent agenda items are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by a motion.  There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a Council Member so request, in which event the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered in its normal position on the agenda.

  1. Approval of the minutes as written November 13, 2012
    Councilmember Doug Sparkman moved to approve the minutes as written. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried
  2. Approval of Accounts Payable as written for the previous month
    Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to approve the Accounts Payable as written, Seconded by Councilmember Doug Sparkman with, each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

VII.    OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Review and possible action regarding a taxi cab permit

    Councilmember Doug Sparkman moved to go into closed executive session to consult with the City Attorney. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with, each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried

    Open session:
    Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to go back into Open session, Seconded by Councilmember Doug Sparkman with, each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried

    Councilmember Doug Sparkman moved to approve a taxi cab permit following the taxi cab flat rates, within the city limits $10.00, outside city limits and in the county $15.00,  outside the county $25.00, Bedias $20.00, Bryan $60.00, Centerville $45.00, Conroe $75.00, Crockett $60.00, Dallas $365.00,Huntsville $45.00, Houston $265.00, North Zulch $20.00, Midway $20.00 Normangee $20.00, and to change the insurance on the permit to cover $100,000 bodily injury per person, $300,000 bodily injury per accident, and $100,000 for property damage and the permit fee will be as it is on the  current Ordinance in place, within a year it will take effect the new ordinance. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with, each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

  2. Review and possible action on an Ordinance establishing monthly rates for all persons to be charge by the City of Madisonville for garbage collection service

    Councilmember Doug Sparkman moved to approve Ordinance 715 establishing monthly rates for all persons to be charge by the City of Madisonville for garbage collection services, Seconded by Councilmember Pearline Johnson with, each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

VIII.  NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Consider and appoint two Firefighter’s, Councilmember and a Civilian for the Fire Fighter’s Pension term ends December 31, 2012

    Two firefighter’s Brandon Hutsen-Chair, and Lewis Mitchell-vice chair, Councilmember Doug Sparkman, and civilian-J T Vinson, were appointed for the Fire Fighter’s Pension term. Motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey, Seconded by Councilmember Jerry Harper with, each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

  2. Review and possible action on Ordinance providing for the amendment of ordinance no. 706 known as by providing implementing permit fees on oil operations

    Councilmember Doug Sparkman moved to approve Ordinance 716 implementing permit fees on oil operations, Seconded by Councilmember Lois Brown with, each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

  3. Review and possible action on sign Ordinance 642 amending the square feet of section 1-9 (3) from 100 square feet to 200 square feet

    Councilmember Lois Brown moved to amend the square feet of section 1-9 (3) from 100 square feet to 200 square feet, Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with, each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

XII. Department Reports:

  1. Municipal Court Report
  2. Police Department and Animal Control Report
    Chief May gave the above reports
    Chief May informed the City Council about the citations given on the Month of November
  3. Fire Department Report
    Fire Chief Jones gave the Fire Department report
  4. Water & Sewer Department Report
    Kevin Story gave this report
  5. Street Department Report
    City manager gave this report
  6. Convention & Tourism Report
    Camila Viator gave this report
  7. City Manager Report and Investment Report
  8. Tax collection Report for the City of Madisonville
    City Manager Danny Singletary gave the above reports
  9. Future Agenda Items
    Mayor Bill Parten mention about election, Taxi Cab Ordinance, Sign Ordinance and reimbursement on the person in charge of the Street Department

CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION: for possible action resulting from items discussed in executive session.

The City Council for the City of Madisonville reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any of the matters listed above, as authorized by Texas Government Code Sections 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney) 551.072 (Deliberations about Real Property), 551.073 (Deliberations about Gifts and Donations), 551.074 (Personnel Matters), 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices) and 551.086 (Economic Development.)

XIII.   Adjournment:

Councilmember Jerry Harper moved to adjourn at 7: 15 p.m. Seconded by Councilmember Lois Brown with, each Councilmember voting AYE Motion carried
                                                 ___________________________
                                                 William (Bill) Parten - Mayor 
ATTEST:
____________________________
Rosa Barrera – City Secretary

City Seal for the City of Madisonville, Texas NOTICE OF CALLED MEETING
THIS MEETING WAS POSTED PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS OPEN MEETING
ACT V.T.C.A. GOVERNMENT CODE CHAPTER 551THE CITY OF MADISONVILLE WILL HOLD A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING ON DECEMBER 10, 2012 AT 6:00 P.M. AT 210 W. COTTONWOOD MADISONVILLE, TEXAS


CITY OF MADISONVILLE
AGENDA

I.        CALL MEETING TO ORDER
II.      INVOCATION
III.    PLEDGES
IV.     INTRODUCTION OF NEW CITY EMPLOYEE TOMMY CORNELIUS
V.       VISITORS FORUM (3 MINUTES)
VI.     CONSENT AGENDA

All consent agenda items are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by a motion.  There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a Council Member so request, in which event the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered in its normal position on the agenda.

1.    Approval of the minutes as written November 13, 2012,
2.    Approval of Accounts Payable as written for the previous month.

VII. OLD BUSINESS:

1.    Review and possible action regarding a taxi cab permit

2.    Review and possible action on an Ordinance establishing monthly rates for all persons to be charge by the City of Madisonville for garbage collection services

VIII. NEW BUSINESS:

1.    Consider and appoint two Firefighter’s, Councilmember and a Civilian for the Fire Fighter’s Pension term ends December 31, 2012

2.    Review and possible action on Ordinance providing for the amendment of ordinance no. 706 known as by providing implementing permit fees on oil operations

3.    Review and possible action on sign Ordinance 642 amending the square feet of section 1-9 (3) from 100 square feet to 200 square feet

CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION: for possible action resulting from items discussed in executive session.

The City Council for the City of Madisonville reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any of the matters listed above, as authorized by Texas Government Code Sections 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney) 551.072 (Deliberations about Real Property), 551.073 (Deliberations about Gifts and Donations), 551.074 (Personnel Matters), 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices) and 551.086 (Economic Development.)

IX.   Department Reports: 

1.    Municipal Court Report

•    Contains old warrants added/actual citations issued/monthly revenue

2.    Police Department/Animal Control/Code Enforcement

•    Brief report on citations issue for the month of November

3.    Fire Department Report

•    Report for the month of October on inside/outside fire, grass, structures, drills and the amount of total gas/diesel used

4.    Water & Sewer Department Report

•    Brief report on water/sewer for the month of November

5.    Street Department Report

•    Brief report on street department for the month of November

6.    Convention & Tourism Report

•    Brief report for the month of November

7.    City Manager Report and Investment Report

•    Brief report for the month of November

8.    Tax collection Report for the City of Madisonville

•    A report of total taxes collected for the month of November

9.    Future Agenda Items

X. Adjournment:  
                                                                                                                                                                            
I, ROSA BARRERA, CITY SECRETARY DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE NOTICE WAS POSTED ON THE BULLETIN BOARD AT CITY HALL AT 210 W. COTTONWOOD, MADISONVILLE, TEXAS AT 5:00 P.M. ON DECEMBER 7, 2012.

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CITY SECRETARY             
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, THE CITY OF MADISONVILLE WILL PROVIDE FOR REASONABLE ACCOMODATIONS FOR PERSONS ATTENDING THE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS.  TO BETTER SERVE
                                                                                  
YOU, A REQUEST SHOULD BE RECEIVED 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING.  PLEASE CONTACT CITY HALL AT 936-348-2748.
I CERTIFY THAT THE ATTACHED NOTICE AND AGENDA ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL WAS REMOVED FROM THE CITY BULLETIN BOARD ON ________DAY OF _________________, 2012.

City Seal for the City of Madisonville, TexasREGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
November 13, 2012

MINUTES


The Madisonville City Council met in a regular council meeting on November 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
at 210 W. Cottonwood, Madisonville, Texas

Meeting called to order at 6:00 p.m.

Meeting called to order with the following members present:
William (Bill) Parten-Mayor
Russell Bailey-Mayor Pro Tem
Doug Sparkman-Council Member
Jerry Harper-Council Member
Lois Brown-Council Member
Pealine Johnson-Council Member
John Bankhead-City Attorney
Danny Singletary- City Manager
Rosa Barrera- City Secretary

I.    Mayor Bill Parten called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

II.   Invocation was given by Councilmember Doug Sparkman

III.  Chief May led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and the Texas Flag with Mayor Bill Parten and City Council, staff members and visitors

IV.   VISITORS FORUM (3 MINUTES)

V.    CONSENT AGENDA

All consent agenda items are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by a motion. There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a Council Member so request, in which event the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered in its normal position on the agenda.

  1. Approval of the minutes as written October 9, 2012, October 11, 2012 and October 18, 2012
    Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to approve the minutes as written. Seconded by Councilmember Doug Sparkman with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried

  2. Approval of Accounts Payable as written for the previous month
    Councilmember Doug Sparkman moved to approve the Accounts Payable as written, Seconded by Councilmember Jerry Harper with, each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

VII.     NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Review and Possible action regarding a request from Madison County Economic Development to consider the city to pay the City EDC Taxes for FY 2012

    Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to approve to pay the City EDC taxes for the amount of $626.28 for FY 2012. Seconded by Councilmember Lois Brown with, each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried

  2. Review and Possible approve of sale of struck off Property to Daneisha Jordan-Sneed

    Councilmember Lois Brown moved to approve the sale of struck off property to Daneisha Jordan- Sneed. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with, each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried

  3. Review and Possible approve an agreement with Rita B Huff (“Animal Shelter”)

    Councilmember Jerry Harper moved to approve an agreement with Rita B Huff (“Animal Shelter”). Seconded by Councilmember Pearline Johnson with, each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried

  4. Discussion on Stop signs W. Trinity and N. McIver

    Discussion only, City Council advises the City Manager Danny Singletary to write a letter to Mr. Gilbert and inform them about the council’s decision.

  5. Review and Possible action appointment a nominee on Building and Standard board

    Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to appoint Lloyd Jones on the Building and Standard board, Seconded by Councilmember Lois Brown with, each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

  6. Discuss and possible action on the International Building Code 2012 edition with the exception of Residential Sprinkler System.

    John Reed mention that we have to adopted the building code every Three (3) years
    Councilmember Jerry Harper moved to adopt the International Building Code 2012 edition with the exception of Residential Sprinkler System, Seconded by Councilmember Doug Sparkman with, each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried

  7. Review and possible action regarding a taxi cab permit

    Councilmember Doug Sparkman moved to table this item and have the City Attorney looked at the Ordinance. Seconded by Councilmember Jerry Harper with, each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried

XII. Department Reports:

  1. Municipal Court Report
  2. Police Department and Animal Control Report
    Chief May gave the above reports
    City Council would like Judge Starns to be present on these meetings
  3. Fire Department Report
    City Manager gave the Fire Department report
  4. Water & Sewer Department Report
    Kevin Story gave this report
  5. Street Department Report
    City manager gave this report and reported that he is interviewing for this position
  6. Convention & Tourism Report
    Camila Viator gave this report
  7. City Manager Report and Investment Report
  8. Tax collection Report for the City of Madisonville
    City Manager Danny Singletary gave the above reports
  9. Future Agenda Items
    Nothing mentioned


CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION: for possible action resulting from items discussed in executive session.

The City Council for the City of Madisonville reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any of the matters listed above, as authorized by Texas Government Code Sections 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney) 551.072 (Deliberations about Real Property), 551.073 (Deliberations about Gifts and Donations), 551.074 (Personnel Matters), 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices) and 551.086 (Economic Development.)

XIII.   Adjournment:

Councilmember Lois Brown moved to adjourn at 6: 45 p.m. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with, each Councilmember voting AYE
 Motion carried
                                                 ___________________________
                                                  William (Bill) Parten - Mayor 
ATTEST:
____________________________
Rosa Barrera – City Secretary