The Madisonville City Council met in a regular council meeting on January 14, 2019 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-absent
Jerry Harper-Council Member
Lois Brown-Council Member
Dale Kovacs-Council Member
John Bankhead-City Attorney-absent
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 Lois Brown
III. 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 10, 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 Jerry Harper moved to approve the Accounts Payable as written. Seconded by Council member Dale Kovacs with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried
(C.) Consider and approval in re-appointing to the MVFD Texas Emergency Services Retirement System Board for two year term J T Vinson, Brandon Hutsen and Bo Mitchell
Council member Lois Brown moved to re-appoint J.T Vinson, Brandon Hutsen and Bo Mitchell to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System Board for two year term. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey, with each Council ember voting AYE motion carried
(D.) Discuss and possible approval of an Ordinance 816 of the City of Madisonville providing that the code of Ordinances of the City of
Madisonville be amended by revising section 46-219 in “Zoning” of said code; density regulations one Manufactured Home or principal
building is allowed per lot in the MH Manufactured Home Residential District, Proposed addition any lot or property located in the MH
Manufactured Home Residential District shall not be subdivided, all lots or property with a street frontage address located in the Non-Manufacture home zone residential district shall not have manufactured home (s) on that property or lot, even if that property or lot extends to other property(s) owned by the same owner that is located in a lot that is within a MH Manufactured Home Residential District. The address will define the zone into the MH District classification; providing for penalties; providing a saving clause; and finding and determining that the meeting at which this Ordinance is passed is open to the public as required by law.
Don Grooms briefly explain the existing rules which state that only one Manufactured home was allowed per lot. However, there were cases of several Mobile homes being placed on one lot. With this ordinance a lot cannot be sub-divided without the permission of the Planning & Zoning and the City Council. After a long discussion Council member Jerry Harper moved to approve Ordinance 816 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 the East side of Martin Luther King as set forth in exhibit “A”
Mayor Parten opens the public hearing; Don Grooms mentioned that currently, Manufactured home are allowed on MLK north and south, on both sides of the street, except for an area from Highway 21 to Collard Street. In that area, he said, mobile homes are not allowed on the east of MLK. Don Grooms stated that he and Planning and Zoning felt it didn’t make sense to not have
the east side of that street part of the manufactured home zone. Mayor Parten said that this matter has been before the city’s Planning & Zoning for months. Reginald Parrish spoke on behalf of this rezone. Mayor Parten closed the public hearing. There was no more discussion made.
(F.) Discuss and possible approve an Ordinance 817 of the City of Madisonville, providing that the code of Ordinances of the City of Madisonville be amended by revising section 01.07 in Zoning of said code; providing that the zoning map shall be changed so that certain area located from the East Side of Martin Luther King Street be designated into MH District classification; providing for penalties; providing a saving clause; and finding and determining that the meeting at which this Ordinance is passed is open to
the public as required by law.
Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to approve Ordinance 817 by revising Section 01.07 in Zoning of said coed; that the zoning map shall be changed to certain areas located from the East side of Martin Luther King Street be designated into MH District classification, Seconded by Council member Jerry Harper with each Council member voting AYE motion carried.
VI. Department Reports:
- Municipal Court Report
- Police Department/ Animal Control Report
Chief Gilbert gave his report
- Code Enforcement Report
- Fire Department Report
- Public Works Department Report
Kevin Story informed the City Council that Lift Station 8 is 85% complete
- Convention and Tourism Report
- City Secretary Report
- City Manager Report and Investment Report and Strategic Planning
- Tax Collection Report for the City of Madisonville
City Council went over briefly of all the reports
- Future Agenda Items
Remodeling City Hall and the Church Building
Council member Jerry Harper moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:27 p.m. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with each Council member voting AYE motion carried
William (Bill) Parten – Mayor
Rosa Barrera – City Secretary