Timpson City Council honors Larry Burns, accepts Charlotte Broadway resignation


The Timpson City Council met at 5:30pm on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 with one member absent – Mayor Pro Tem Kyle Allen. The invocation was given by Larry Burns, and Mayor Debra Pate Smith led the Pledges to the American and Texas flags.

Larry Burns, of the Water/Wastewater Disposal Department, was presented with a plaque by Mayor Smith commemorating his 25-year tenure at the City of Timpson.

A resignation letter from Charlotte Broadway, City Utility Secretary, was read by Mayor Smith. The Council voted to accept it, and Mayor Smith mentioned that there would be a small reception following the meeting to honor Mrs. Broadway.

Other agenda items approved were the following:

Certificate of Construction Completion following the Project Closeout by Randy Blanks. The project was possible through a grant from TxCDBG for the construction of 2017 TDA CDBG Water Plant Improvements, TDA Contract No. 721461. Contractor was Duplichain Contractors, LLC.

Consent agenda items A through E. Mayor Smith explained item B, Minutes from the EDC meeting of July 8, 2019, which involves major road repair to McLaughlin Street by the Timpson High School by Goodwin-Lasiter, totaling $363,000. 

Designation of The Light and Champion as the official printed news media as required by TEX LOC. GOV’T CODE &52.004(a). News items from the City of Timpson will be posted in the printed newspaper and on the online newspaper, East Texas Press.

August 20, 2019 set for the Preliminary Budgets for Water/Sewer, General and Electric Departments for 32019-2020.

Long-term lease agreement between the City of Timpson and Timpson Quick Stop LLC (Robin Gibson Connell) in which the City of Timpson relinquishes the section of Timpson Street from Railroad Avenue to US Hwy 59 to Timpson Quick Stop for commercial use and expansion of business and parking. Agreement to be prepared by Cary Bovey and filed with Shelby County Clerk.

Advertising to hire part-time position for general office help.

Schedule a meeting before August 17, 2019 to interview applicants.

Report by Police Chief Kent Graham:  For June 2019, there were 2 harassment calls; one harassment by electronic device; 25 agency assists; 8 animal complaints; 3 crash investigations; 2 stalking; 3 reckless drivers; 2 criminal trespass; 3 criminal mischief; 16 disturbances; 3 escorts; 11 motorist assists; 4 alarm calls; 2 obstructing roadway; one assault; 3 loud music complaints; 5 suspicious persons; 2 mental health assists; 7 extra patrols; 4 investigations; and one warrant served. There were 108 calls for service and one arrest.

Municipal Court Report:  2 citations issued, 4 violations, 0 to minors and 0 to juveniles. Total amount reported - $2,615.98 with City’s portion 55% estimate of $1,438.79.

City Secretary Report – Budget meetings set at 3m, City Hall: July 22, Electric Budget; July 30, General Budget; August 6, EDC Budget; August 12, Preliminary Budget; August 20 Council meeting, Preliminary Budget; September 17 Council meeting, adopt Final Budget.

Dumpster for trash on Railroad Avenue by City Hall on August 3 from 6am until full.

Annual Back to School event from 5pm to 6:30pm on August 3 at Community Building in SoSo Park. Children K-6 grades, Accompanied by Adult, will receive a backpack and school supplies. Free hot dogs, drinks, bounce house, and other activities will be there. Call Misty at 254-2421 or Bro. Dee at 254-2220 to donate supplies.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:06pm.