The Madisonville City Council met in a regular council meeting on February 12, 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

I. Mayor Bill Parten called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
II. Invocation was given by Mayor Pro Russell Bailey
III. Chief Gilbert 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) Chief Gilbert introduce Officer Brittney Edwards and Officer Brandy Reid to the City Council
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 January 8, 2018 and February 5, 2018
Council member Lois Brown moved to approve the minutes as written. Seconded by Council member Dale Kovacs 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 Lois Brown with each Council member voting AYE motion carried
(c.) Consider and re –appoint Dale Kovacs to the fireman’s retirement board
Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to re-appoint Dale Kovacs to the Fireman’s retirement board. Seconded by Council member Jerry Harper with each Council member voting AYE motion carried
(d.) Presentation from Lions Club Gun Show-“Bunkin” Bennett Mr. Bennett spoke about the Lions Club Gun Show and thanked the Council for all their support
(e.) Discussion and possible approval of MOU with Madison County in regards to Fire Department Funding.
Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to approve of MOU with Madison County in regards to Fire Department Funding. Seconded by Council member Jerry Harper with each Council member voting AYE motion carried
(f.) The City Council may enter into closed Executive Session to discuss the following matters:
Pursuant to 551.074 wit: City Manager , Camilla Viator to conduct a 2-year evaluation regarding the performance of the City Manager
Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to go into Closed Executive Session at 6:30 p.m. Seconded by Council member Dale Kovacs with each voting AYE motion carried

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION:

Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to go back into open session at 6:27 p.m.
Seconded by Council member Lois Brown with each Council member voting AYE Motion carried

Pursuant to 551.074 wit: City Manager , Camilla Viator to conduct a 2-year evaluation regarding the performance of the City Manager
No action was taken. Mayor Parten mentioned that the City Manager is doing an excellent job.

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
    Code Enforcement

    VII. Adjournment:

    Council member Dale Kovacs moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:36 p.m. Seconded by Council member Jerry Harper with each Council member voting AYE motion carried

William (Bill) Parten – Mayor
ATTEST:

Rosa Barrera – City Secretary