The Madisonville City Council met in a regular council meeting on April 9, 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-absent
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 Councilmember Chris McGilbra
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 Kerry Simmons to 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 March 12, 2018 and March 22, 2018
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 Dale Kovacs moved to approve the Accounts Payable as written. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with each Council member voting AYE motion carried
(c.) Discuss and possible approving on waiving city taxes for 211 S Bogan Madisonville Cemetery.
Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to waive the City Taxes for the total amount of $841.56 at 211 S Bogan for the Madisonville Cemetery. Seconded by Council member Dale Kovacs with each Council member voting AYE motion Carried.
(d.) Discuss and consider the Amazing Grants, Inc. assignability clause in the Professional Management Agreement in regards to TxCDBG #7217279.
Council member Lois Brown moved to consider the Amazing Grants, Inc. assignability clause in the Professional Management Agreement in regards to TxCDBG #7217279 Seconded by Council member Dale Kovacs with each Council member voting AYE motion carried
(e.) Discussion on Water Well #4
Kevin Story, public works director mentioned to the City Council that one of three wells servicing the City had to be shut down because the well casing had deteriorated. Kevin stated that he is waiting for approval from Mideast Texas Groundwater to begin drilling. “It’s not something you can just go out There and drill” he said, “you have to go through several agencies”. The two other wells are supplying the city with water which is adequate to meet the needs. However, Kevin stated as the weather gets warmer, usage will increase
and could put a strain on resources. Kevin also mentioned to Council that he will open the splash pad at Lake Madison Park as schedule on April 15, 2018 but will monitor the water usage. If he sees that water usage is out of hand he may shut it down or operate it three days out of the week. The City will know more about the progress at the next Council meeting Kevin stated.

VI. Department Reports:

  1. Municipal Court Report
  2. Police Department/ Animal Control Report
    Chief mentioned to the Council that he is three officers short. That’s one reason his
    numbers are short
  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 other departments briefly
  9. Future Agenda Items
    none

VII. Adjournment:

Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:40p.m. Seconded by Councilmember Dale Kovacs with each Council member voting AYE motion carried

William (Bill) Parten – Mayor
ATTEST:

Rosa Barrera – City Secretary