MINUTES

The Madisonville City Council met in a regular council meeting on September 14, 2020  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
Arturo Rodriguez-Interim City Attorney
Camilla Viator- City Manager
Krystal Carroll- Finance Director
Rosa Barrera- City Secretary

I. Mayor William (Bill) Parten called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

II. Invocation was given by Councilmember Jessie Jaenicke

III.
Chief Herbert Gilbert led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and  the Texas Flag with 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 August 10, 2020 August 24, 2020 and September 8, 2020.

    Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to approve the minutes as written.   Seconded by Councilmember Lois Brown with each Councilmember   Voting AYE motion carried. 

 (B.) Approval of Accounts Payable as written for the previous month

         Councilmember Lois Brown moved to approve the Accounts       Payable as written. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with        each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

(C.) Discuss and possible approval to authorize Linebarger Goggan Blair and  Sampson, LLP to collect City property liens.

         City Manager explained to the City Council about the liens on properties in the City. Councilmember Chris McGilbra moved to authorize Linebarger Goggan  Blair and Sampson, LLP to collect City property liens. Seconded by  Councilmember Lois Brown with each Councilmember voting AYE motion  carried.

(D.) Discuss and consider Resolution 116-2020 for approval of a contract with Linebarger Goggan Blair and Sampson, LLP for the collection of delinquent taxes. 

        Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to approve Resolution 116-2020 for a contract with Linebarger Goggan Blair and Sampson, LLP for the collection of delinquent taxes. Seconded by Councilmember Chris McGilbra with each  Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

(E.)   Review and consider an Ordinance no. 837 of the City Council of the  City of Madisonville, Texas, approving a negotiated settlement between the Atmos Cities Steering Committee (“ACSC”) and Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Division regarding the company’s 2020 rate review mechanism filing; declaring existing rates to be unreasonable; adopting tariffs that reflect rate adjustments consistent with the negotiated.

        Randy Hartford from Atmos Energy spoke briefly and explained the negotiated  Settlement between the Atmos Cities Steering Committee and Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Division regarding the company’s 2020 rate review mechanism filing. Councilmember Chris McGilbra moved to approve Ordinance 837 declaring existing rates to be  unreasonable, adopting tariffs that reflect rate adjustments consistent with the negotiated. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

(F.) Discuss and possible approval an Ordinance 838 amending the existing gas Franchise Ordinance between the City of Madisonville and Atmos Entergy Corporation.

      Councilmember Brady Taylor moved to approve Ordinance 838 amending the existing gas Franchise Ordinance between the City of Madisonville  and Atmos Entergy Corporation. Seconded by Councilmember Chris McGilbra with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

(G.) Review and possible appointment of a candidate for Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool Board of Trustees Election

        City Council appointed Robert T. Herrera, Place 1, Chris Armacost Place 2, Roy E. Maynor Place 3 and Robert S Hauck Place 4. Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved on the appointment of the candidates for Texas Municipal League  Intergovernmental Risk Board of Trustees Election. Seconded by  Councilmember Lois Brown with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

(H.) Discuss and consider amending Ordinance 78 Coin Operated Machines to include a City license fee for game rooms.

        Don Grooms and Chief Gilbert spoke briefly to the Council about the Coin Operated Machines Ordinance, after a detail discussion Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to approve the Ordinance along with a few changes. Seconded  by Councilmember Chris McGilbra with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

(I.)  Discuss and possible approval of extension of Disaster Resolution for another 30 days.

        Councilmember Jessie Jaenicke moved to approve the Disaster Resolution Extension for another 30 days. Seconded by Councilmember Brady Taylor With each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

(J.) The City Council may enter into closed Executive Session to discuss the  following matters:

       Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to go into closed Executive Session at 6:35  p.m. Seconded by Councilmember Jessie Jaenicke. With each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

      RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION:

     Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to go back into open session at 7:10 p.m. Seconded by Councilmember Chris McGilbra with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to appoint Art Rodriguez as the City Attorney. Seconded by Councilmember Jessie Jaenicke, with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried

Discuss City Manager’s intension to retire

Councilmember Jessie Jaenicke moved to table City Manager’s letter of intension to retire until next council meeting. Seconded by Councilmember Chris McGilbra with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

VI. Department Reports:

1. Municipal Court Report

2. Police Department/ Animal Control Report

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  

8.  Tax Collection Report for the City of Madisonville

      City Council went over briefly of all the other reports

9.  Future Agenda Items

      None

VII. Adjournment:

Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 p.m. Seconded by Councilmember Jessie Jaenicke with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.                                                                   

                                                                                 William (Bill) Parten – Mayor

ATTEST:

Rosa Barrera – City Secretary