The Madisonville City Council met in a regular council meeting on February 11, 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
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 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) Sweet Pickin’s Market and Gingerbread Market donated a check of $100.00, dog food and toys to the Animal Shelter
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 14, 2019
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 Chris McGilbra with each Council member voting AYE motion carried
(C.) Discuss and possible approval of an agreement between the City of Madisonville and the County of Madison for the use of their election voting System
Council member Lois Brown moved to approve an agreement between the City of Madisonville and the County of Madison for the use of their election voting system. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with each Counci lmember voting AYE motion carried
(D.) Discussion on remodeling the City Hall and the Church Building
City Manager stated that Chief Gilbert, Mayor Parten and Council member Harper visited together and decided that the most cost effective plan would be moving the Police Department to the Church Building and remodeling City Hall. City Manager also mentioned that the City will seek engineering service to begin planning.
(E.) Discussion on Splash Pad
Counci lmember Lois Brown mentioned that she would like to see the Splash Pad named after Bobby Ray Nellums who died while on duty for the city in 1993. Council member Lois Brown also stated that something should be done to commemorate Bobby Ray Nellums. Mayor Parten said that it would be equally effective to place a plaque in honor of Nellums in the entrance of the park. After a long discussion Mayor Parten asked that this matter be researched and tabled until the next meeting.
(F.) Discuss and possible approval of an agreement to approve bi-monthly payments instead of quarterly payments schedule to the Madison County Appraisal District
Council member Dale Kovacs moved to approve bi-monthly payments instead of quarterly payments to the Madison County Appraisal District. Seconded by Council member Chris McGilbra all voted AYE motion carried.
(G.) Review and consider the re-appointment of Lloyd Jones to the Building Standard Commission
Council member Jerry Harper moved to re-appoint Lloyd Jones to the Building Standard Commission. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with each Council member voting AYE motion carried
(H.) Review and possible approval of an Ordinance 818 of the City of Madisonville providing that Ordinance 629 be amended on the
Rural/Agricultural District from Article IV section 46-84 Permitted uses and Section 46-85 conditional uses
Council member Jerry Harper moved to approve Ordinance 818 of the City of Madisonville providing that Ordinance 629 be amended on the Rural/Agricultural District from article IV Section 46-84 permitted uses and Section 46-85 Conditional
Uses. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with each Council member voted AYE motion carried.
(I.) Discuss and possible approval of the purchase of a 2013 used Police Tahoe from the City of Normangee for the amount of $10,100.
Chief Gilbert mentioned to the City Council that the Tahoe has 42,000 miles and too good of a deal to let go. Council directed staff to find the money in the budget and purchase this vehicle. Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to approve the purchase of a 2013 used Police Tahoe from the City of Normangee for the amount of $10,100. Seconded by Council member Dale Kovacs with each
Council member voting AYE motion carried
(J.) Discuss and possible approval of the 2.7% increase in Garbage rates for Waste Connections
City Manager explain to the City Council about the 2.7% increase which it would be about 40 cents per customer. City Manager recommends to the City Council to raise and additional 3 cents to help with the cost of postage. City Manager also stated that per Waste Connections’ contract, they have the right to increase the rate in March. Motion was made by Council member Jerry Harper to approve a 43 cent increase in the garbage rates for Waste Connections. Seconded by Council member Dale Kovacs. With each Council member voting AYE motion carried.
(K.) Planning & Zoning Annual Report
City Council approved the annual report from the Planning & Zoning Committee

VI. Department Reports:

  1. Municipal Court Report
  2. Police Department/ Animal Control Report
    Chief Gilbert gave his report
  3. Code Enforcement Report
  4. Fire Department Report
  5. Public Works Department Report
  6. Convention and Tourism Report
  7. City Secretary Report
  8. City Manager Report and Investment Report and Strategic Planning
  9. Tax Collection Report for the City of Madisonville
    City Council went over briefly of all the reports
  10. Future Agenda Items
    None

VII. Adjournment:
Council member Dale Kovacs moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:47 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