The Madisonville City Council met in a regular council meeting on January 8, 2018 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

Chris McGilbra-Council Member

Jerry Harper-Council Member

Lois Brown-Council Member

Dale Kovacs-Council Member

John Bankhead-City Attorney

Camilla Viator- City Manager

Rosa Barrera- City Secretary

  1. Mayor Bill Parten called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
  2. Invocation was given by Council member Lois Brown
  3. Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey  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) no one

         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.

(a.) Approval of the minutes as written for December 11, 2017

     Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to approve the minutes as written. Seconded by Council member Lois Brown with each
Council member voting AYE motion carried 

 (b.) Approval of Accounts Payable as written for the previous month

      Council member Jerry Harper moved to approve the Accounts Payable as written. Seconded by Council member Dale Kovacs with
each Council member voting AYE motion carried

(c.)  Discuss, consider and adopt resolution designating GrantWorks to complete application and project implementation for the General Land Office Community Development and Revitalization CDBG-Disaster Recovery funding DR-4266 (March 2016 Declaration) and DR 272 (June 2016 Declaration) 

        Mirenda Harris from Grantworks was present in case Council had any questions.

        Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to adopt Resolution designating GrantWorks to complete application and project
implementation for the General Land Office Community Development and Revitalization CDBG-Disaster Recovery funding DR-
4266 (March 2016 Declaration) and DR 272 ( June 2016 Declaration). Seconded by Council member Chris McGilbra with each
Council member voting AYE motion carried.

 (d.)  Discuss, consider, and adopt resolution designating KSA to complete application and project related engineering services for the General Land Office Community Development and Revitalization CDBG-Disaster Recovery funding: DR-4266 (March 2016 Declaration) and DR 4272 (June 2016 Declaration).

        Council member Lois Brown moved to adopt resolution designating KSA to complete application and project related engineering
services for the General Land Office Community Development and Revitalization CDBG-Disaster Recovery funding; DR-4266
(March 2016 Declaration) and DR 4272 (June 2016 Declaration), Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with each
Council member Voting AYE motion carried

  (e.)  Public Hearing, discussion and action to rezone from SF-2 (Single Family-2) Residential Zoning District located on South of West Collard and Ending at Multifamily (MF) zone and from North Martin Luther King to East Wilson Street as set forth in exhibit “A”

         Mayor Parten, opens the Public Hearing, Reginald Parrish who resides at 214 N Martin Luther King spoke on behalf of the
rezoning, he mentioned that he does not want to bring property values down  nor bring the City down. He wants to just have a
nice manufacture home.  Crystal Turner speaks on behalf of her daughter Cristina Turner in favor of the rezone in the area. She
mentioned that not everyone can afford to build a home. She is just asking for a change for her daughter and her child. 

Mayor Parten closed the public hearing.  Council member Dale Kovacs moved to table this item. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem
Russell Bailey.At this point Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to go into closed Executive Session to discussed further with the
City Attorney on legal advice.

        Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey made a motion to go back into open session at 6:56 pm. Seconded by Councilmember Jerry
Harper with each Council member Voting AYE motion carried.

        Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey mentioned that it is a difficult decision and any decision will mean there are winners and losers.
Mayor Pro Tem made a motion to deny the rezone. Seconded by Council member Jerry Harper. (3) Voted AYE Bailey, Harper, a
and Kovacs (1) abstain Chris McGilbra and (1) against Lois Brown.

 (f.)  Discussion and possible approval of hiring Schaumberg and Polk, Inc., for engineering services regarding the rehabilitation of Lift Station #8

        Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to approve hiring Schaumberg and Polk, Inc., for engineering services regarding the
rehabilitation of Lift Station #8 Seconded by Council member Chris McGilbra with each Council member voting AYE motion
carried

    (g.)  Discussion and possible to apply for grant funding from Brazos Valley Council of Governments to purchase a Ford Explorer as a Canine unit replacing the outdated Chevy Tahoe

         Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to apply for grant funding from Brazos Valley Council of Government to purchase a Ford
Explorer as a Canine Unit replacing the outdated Chevy Tahoe. Seconded by Council member Lois Brown with each Council
member voting AYE motion carried.

  (h.) Discussion and possible approval of the contract with Performance Solutions for AMI meters and their installation

         City Manager informed the Council that City Attorney has worked on the contract and it’s all good to go. They have a meeting the
following day Regarding this contract. No action necessary

VI. Department Reports:

1. Municipal Court Report

2. Police Department/ Animal Control Report

3. Code Enforcement Report

4. Fire Department Report

5. Public Works Department Report

6.  Convention and Tourism Report

7. City Manager Report and Investment Report and Strategic Planning

8. Tax Collection Report for the City of Madisonville

   City Council went over the departments briefly

9. Future Agenda Items

     none          

VII. Adjournment:

Council member Dale Kovacs moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 p.m. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with each Council member voting AYE motion carried                                                                    

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                                                                                 William (Bill) Parten – Mayor  

ATTEST:

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Rosa Barrera – City Secretary