The Madisonville City Council met in a regular council meeting on December 10, 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-absent
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 Tem 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 presented to the Council the two new officers that just Graduated from Houston
Community College
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 10, 2018
Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to approve the minutes as written. Seconded by
Council member Chris McGilbra 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 Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with each Council member voting AYE
motion carried
(C.) Discussion with Chief Thom Jones about an acquisition of a new fire truck.
Chief Thom Jones spoke about the need of a new fire truck. He mentioned
that the rating in the city is 7 to 7.5. The ISO rating required for the size of
Madisonville is three class A pumpers. Thom Jones also stated that they have to
have the fire trucks tested every year. Fire Department has 3 trucks. They
have had two for long time and the recent truck was purchase three years ago.
After a long discussion Council directed Thom Jones to get with the City
Manager for next year’s budget.
(D.) Discussion and possible appointment to the EDC Board
Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to appoint Council member Chris
McGilbra to the EDC Board. Seconded by Council member Jerry Harper
with each Council member voting AYE motion carried

VI. Department Reports:

  1. Municipal Court Report
  2. Police Department/ Animal Control Report
    Chief Gilbert gave his report and mentioned to the council that now he is fully staff. He also stated that they will pick up the two vehicles that were purchase
  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 briefly of all the reports
  9. Future Agenda Items
    none
    VII. Adjournment:
    Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:40 p.m. Seconded by
    Council member Chris McGilbra with each Council member voting AYE motion carried

William (Bill) Parten – Mayor
ATTEST:

Rosa Barrera – City Secretary