11-12-19 Minutes

The Madisonville City Council met in a regular council meeting on November 12, 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
Brady Taylor-Council Member
Lois Brown-Council Member
Jessie Jaenicke-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 Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey
III. 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

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 October 15, 2019

    Councilmember Lois Brown moved to approve the minutes as written. Seconded by Jessie Jaenicke with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried 

 (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 Jessie Jaenicke with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

 (C. ) Review and possible consideration of the Madison County Appraisal District Board of Directors for a two year term

 Mayor  Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to approved the candidates for theBoard of Directors  as presented for a  two year term. Seconded by Councilmember Chris McGilbra with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

 (D.) Public hearing, discussion and action to allow a Conditional Use from Article 01.10 Section 01.10.003 (10) Restaurant to allow a Conditional Use Permit in the Office District

Mayor Parten went into closed  executive session at 6:04 p.m. to consult with the City Attorney, John Bankhead. Mayor Parten opens the closed executive session at 6:23 p.m. no decision was made in closed session. Motion was made by Councilmember Jessie Jaenicke Seconded by Councilmember Lois Brown. With each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

Mayor Parten opens the public hearing; Melissa Hinojosa was the interpreter of Emilio Estrada, owner of Taqueria Los Ranchos who currently is located at  1620 E. Main. Mr. Estrada  is wanting to build his new Restaurant at 1209 E. Main. Mr. Estrada discussed with the  City Council that he is willing to do what ever it takes for him to build his new restaurant. Mayor Parten mention that he lives within the 500 feet. If the vote is a tie he will abstain from the vote.

Mayor closed the public hearing: motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey. Seconded by Councilmember Lois Brown with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried. Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to grant the conditional use with a turning lane on Hwy 21. Seconded by Councilmember Brady Taylor. With each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.     

VI. Department Reports:

1. Municipal Court Report
2. Police Department/ Animal Control Report
3. Code Enforcement Report
     Don Grooms gave his report
4. Fire Department Report
5. Public Works Department Report
    Kevin Story gave his report
6. Convention and Tourism Report
7. City Manager Report and Investment Report  
8.  Tax Collection Report for the City of Madisonville
      City Council went over briefly of all the reports
9.  Future Agenda Items

   Jr. City Council in January’s meeting look at some plans for the City.

VII. Adjournment:

Councilmember Jessie Jaenicke moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:45p.m. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with each Council member voting AYE motion carried                                                                    


                                                                                 William (Bill) Parten – Mayor  



Rosa Barrera – City Secretary