City of Mount Enterprise: City Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

 

City of Mt. Enterprise

 

 

 

April 1,  2015

 

 

 

I.                    Announcements

 

 

The City Council of Mt. Enterprise, Texas, convened in a regular meeting on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 103 W. Gregg Street, Mt. Enterprise, Texas. 

 

 

 

Mayor Graves called the Council Meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Council Present:  Councilmember’s Mary Jo Baird, Richard Chapman, Jim Reese, Johnny Fryman, and Councilmember Brandon Jones

 

 

 

Council Absent:  

 

 

 

City Employee’s Present:  City Administrator Rosena J. Becker-Ross,

 

 

 

City Employee’s Absent:  Office Assistant Linda Faulkner, City Marshal David Collins and City Attorney Joe Shumate

 

 

 

Citizen’s Present: Laura Fryman and Colleen Doggett from Our Town Times

 

 

 

Mayor Graves gave the Invocation

 

 

 

II.                 General Public Comments –

 

 

 

III.               Council Comments – Mayor Graves stated that he is getting some complaints about our ditches and is still checking into it.  Mayor Graves also asked if anyone would have a problem with City Administrator taking personal calls at work for a brief period.

 

           

 

IV.               Consent Items –

 

 

 

 

The following items were acted on by one motion. No separate discussion or action occurred on any of these items unless a Councilmember so requests.

 

           

 

a.     Approval of Minutes for the Regular Called Meeting of February 25, 2015

 

 

 

The minutes from the Regular Called Meeting of February 25, 2015 were approved

 

 

 

b.    Approval of monthly reports (February) for Court, Clerks, Police, Wastewater and Financials

 

 

 

Reports for February were approved.

 

 

 

MOTION:

to approve Consent Agenda,

 

 

Motion/Second:

Councilmember Chapman / Councilmember Fryman

 

Motion carries a vote of:

AYES: 5

 

 

NOES:  0

 

 

 

V.                  Regular Agenda      

 

 

a.       Discussion and Consideration of Presentation by Citizen Misty Cours for Installation of Speed Humps  (HLG)

 

 

 

MOTION:

to remove from Agenda

 

 

Motion/Second:

Councilmember Jones / Councilmember Reese

 

Motion carries a vote of:

AYES:  5

 

 

NOES:  0

 

 

b.      Discussion and Consideration of Judge Cates renewal letter  (HLG)

 

 

 

MOTION:

to remove from Agenda

 

 

Motion/Second:

Councilmember Jones / Councilmember Reese

 

Motion carries a vote of:

AYES:       5

 

 

NOES:      0

 

 

       

c.       Discussion and Approval of Standing Judicial Orders (HLG)

 

 

 

MOTION:

to approve Standing Judicial Orders

 

 

Motion/Second:

Councilmember Jones / Councilmember Chapman

 

Motion carries a vote of:

AYES: 5

 

 

NOES: 0

 

 

d.    Discussion and Approval of changes to Ordinance 2015-0325-4A Court Policies (HLG)

 

 

 

MOTION:

to approve changes to Ordinance 2015-0325-4A

 

 

Motion/Second:

Councilmember Fryman / Councilmember Chapman

 

Motion carries a vote of:

AYES:       5

 

 

NOES:     0

 

 

       

e.       Discussion and Consideration of Resolution #2015-0325-1R No Texting While Driving presented by Pay Attention East Texas (HLG)

 

 

 

MOTION:

to remove from Agenda

 

 

Motion/Second:

Councilmember Jones / Councilmember Chapman

 

Motion carries a vote of:

AYES:       5             

 

 

NOES:     0

 

 

       

f.       Discussion and Approval of Purchasing Tires for City Marshal (HLG)

 

 

 

MOTION:

to approve Purchasing Tires for City Marshal

 

 

Motion/Second:

Councilmember Reese / Councilmember Fryman

 

Motion carries a vote of:

AYES:   5

 

 

NOES:  0

 

 

 

g.    Discussion and Consideration of 2015 Consumer Price Index Adjustment to Municipal Telecommunications Right-Of-Way Access Line Rates (HLG)

 

 

 

MOTION:

to remove from the Agenda

 

 

 

 

Motion/Second:

Councilmember Jones / Councilmember Chapman

 

 

 

Motion carries a vote of:

AYES:

5

 

 

NOES:

0

 

 

 

h.    Discussion and Consideration of Hiring Deputy Assistant Clerk (HLG)

 

 

 

MOTION:

to move into Executive Session

 

 

 

 

Motion/Second:

Councilmember Jones / Councilmember Fryman

 

 

 

Motion carries a vote of:

AYES:

5

 

 

NOES:

0

 

 

 

         

 

         

 

 

i.      Discussion and Consideration of Rusk County Trash-Off Day April 4th thru April 12th(HLG)

 

 

 

MOTION:

to approve Rusk County Trash-off Day April 4th thru April 12th, 2015

 

 

 

 

Motion/Second:

Councilmember Reese / Councilmember Fryman

 

 

 

Motion carries a vote of:

AYES:  5

5

 

 

NOES: 0

0

 

 

 

         

VI.               Convene into Executive Session at 5:23 p.m. Councilmember Jones made a motion, 2nd by Councilmember Chapman  Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074 Personnel Matters

 

 

 

VII.             Councilmember Jones made a motion to Reconvene into Regular Session at6:26 p.m., 2nd by Councilmember Chapman and Consider Action, If Any, On Items Discussed During Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074

 

 

 

a.     Discussion and Consideration of Hiring Deputy Assistant Clerk (HLG)

 

 

 

 

MOTION:

to approve Committee interview applicants and bring recommendation back to the next City Council Meeting

 

 

 

 

Motion/Second:

Councilmember Jones / Councilmember Baird

 

 

 

Motion carries a vote of:

AYES:

5

 

NOES:

0

       

VIII.          Discussion Items

 

 

 

IX.               Mayor Graves adjourned the meeting at 6:31 p.m. without objection.

 

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