MINUTES

The Madisonville City Council met in a regular council meeting on October 13, 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
Camilla Viator- City Manager
Rosa Barrera- City Secretary

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

II. Invocation was given by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey

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) Jackie Johnson had concerns about permit issues. Council directed her to the Code Enforcement Officer. Lewis Mitchell spoke to the Council about placing a Stop sign on the corner of N. Madison and Park St. He stated that traffic flows through very fast. Council directed him to the Chief of Police. Carlos Caceres had concerns about the weight limit  on  N. and S. Tammye Ln. He specified that big trucks go through the street and is requesting weight limit signs at that  location. Council directed him to the Chief of Police. Chief Gilbert introduce Anecia Murphy a new officer in the Police Department.

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 September 14, 2020         

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

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

         Councilmember Chris McGilbra moved to approve the Accounts        Payable as written. Seconded by Councilmember Lois Brown with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

(C.) Discuss/Approve the resolution for submission for City of Madisonville for an application for the Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) grant programs administered by the Texas General Land Office (GLO).

        City Manager mentioned to the Council that this is a six million grant for drainage. Councilmember Lois Brown moved to approve the resolution for  submission for City of Madisonville for an  application for the  Community  Development Block Grant-Mitigation grant programs administered by the Texas Genereal Land Office. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

(D.) Consider/adopt Citizen Participation Plan for the City of Madisonville for the Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) grant programs administered by the Texas General Land Office (GLO).

       Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to approve the Citizen participation Plan for the City of Madisonville for the Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation grant programs administered by the Texas General Land Office. Seconded by Councilmember Lois Brown with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

(E.) Consider/adopt Capital Improvement Plan for the City of Madisonville for the Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) grant programs administered by the Texas General Land Office (GLO).

      Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to approve the Capital Improvement Plan for the City of Madisonville for the Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation grant programs administered by the Texas General Land Office.  Seconded by Councilmember Chris McGilbra with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

  (F.) Discuss and and consider Resolution 118-2020 of the City of Madisonville supporting the passage of legislation during the 87th regular session of the Texas Legislature (2021). to allow for the expenditure of Municipal Hotel occupancy Tax revenue by the City for Construction of improvements in Municipal Parks.

       Councilmember Lois Brown moved to approve Resolution 118-2020 of the City of Madisonville supporting the passage of legislation during the 87th regular session of the Texas Legislature (2021) to allow for the expenditure of Municipal Hotel Occupancy Tax revenue by the City for Construction of improvements in Municipal Parks. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

(G.) Consider and possible action on adoption of the Water Conservation Plan.

         Councilmember Chris McGilbra moved on adoption of the Water         Conservation Plan. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey. with each    Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

 (H.) Review and possible approval of a memorandum of understanding with Madison County and The City of Madisonville pertaining to The        Madisonville Fire Department.

          Councilmember Lois Brown moved to approve a memorandum of         understanding with Madison County and the City of Madisonville pertaining to the Madisonville Fire Department. 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 Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey With each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

( J.)  Discussion on parking signs.

         Don Grooms and Chief Gilbert spoke to the Council about parking signs. After discussion on parking signs, City Council directed staff to come back next month with an Ordinance.

 (K.)  Presentation of the Madisonville FFA Issue Team.

         The Madisonville FFA Issue Team gave their presentation

       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 6:54 p.m. Seconded by Councilmember Chris McGilbra. With each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

      RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION:

     Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey moved to go back into open session at 7:25 p.m.  Seconded by Councilmember Chris McGilbra with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.

No decission was made

VI. Department Reports:

1. Municipal Court Report

2. Police Department/ Animal Control Report

    Chief metnioned to council that he is short staff at this moment.

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:

Councilmember Chris McGilbra  moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:31 p.m. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Bailey with each Councilmember voting AYE motion carried.                                                            

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                                                                                 William (Bill) Parten – Mayor

ATTEST:

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Rosa Barrera – City Secretary