REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
April 8, 2019
MINUTES
The Madisonville City Council met in a regular council meeting on April 8, 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 Rev. Edwards Collins
III. Chief Herbert 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) 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 March 11, 2019
Councilmember Lois Brown moved to approve the minutes as written. Seconded by
Councilmember Dale Kovacs with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried
Pg. 2 4/11/19
(B.) Approval of Accounts Payable as written for the previous month
Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to approve the Accounts Payable as written.
Seconded by Councilmember Jerry Harper with each Councilmember voting AYE
motion carried
(C.) Review and possible approval of sale struck off property to Mildred Jordan
in the amount of $250.00
Councilmember Lois Brown moved to approve the sale of struck off property to
Mildred Jordan in the amount of $250.00. Seconded by Councilmember Chris
McGilbra with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried
(D.) Review and possible approval to enter into an agreement between the City
and the Utility Service Partners to offer utility service line warranties to Residents
City Manager Camilla Viator mention that Utility Services Partners would offer
Residents a three-year contract for warranty services, offering repairs from area
Plumbers and other contractors for a monthly fee between $5.75 and $ 10.00
depending on the plan. The price of the service plan would not be able to rise
more than .50 cents a month without a written agreement between the involved
parties. City Manager also mention that Utility Service Partners would market their
own service, but asked the city for a list of addresses, name and the use of the
City logo to make sure residents know they aren’t being scammed. After a detail
discussion the Mayor and Councilmembers have certain concerns and asked the
City Attorney to look over the contract and bring it back to the meeting next
month. Councilmember Lois Brown moved to table this item. Seconded by Mayor
Pro Tem Russell Bailey with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.
(E.) Discuss and possible approval an Ordinance 819 authorizing the offering
of Health benefits coverage to Madisonville retirees under the age of 65
City Manager mentioned to the Council that this matter was already addressed
in the City’s employee handbook, but a city ordinance was required to make it
official. Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to approve an Ordinance 819
authorizing the offering of Health benefits coverage to retirees under the age of

  1. Seconded by Councilmember Dale Kovacs with each Councilmember voting
    AYE motion carried

VI. Department Reports:

  1. Municipal Court Report
  2. Police Department/ Animal Control Report
    Councilmember Lois Brown asked the Chief Gilbert if the Police Department charges for escorting
    a funeral? Chief Gilbert said no, but he will visit with the funeral directors around the city to
    investigate if the funerals charge the customer for the escort. If they do he feels that the police
    department should get paid for escorting since the officer on duty has to be pulled from his regular
    duties to escort a funeral.
  3. Code Enforcement Report
  4. Fire Department Report
  5. Public Works Department Report
  6. Convention and Tourism Report
    Pg. 3 4/11/19
  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
    Water & Sewer line agreement
    VII. Adjournment:
    Councilmember Dale Kovacs moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:32 p.m. Seconded by
    Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with each Council member voting AYE motion carried

William (Bill) Parten – Mayor
ATTEST:


Rosa Barrera – City Secretary