Timpson Council Meeting


Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the governing body of the above named City will be held on the 19th day of November, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas, at which time the following subjects will be considered, to-wit:  


  1.   Call to Order:


     2.         Invocation:


     3.         Pledge: United States Pledge, Texas Pledge             


     4.         Chamber of Commerce:  


     5.         Council Items:  Reports by the members of the City Council on matters not on the

            agenda will be made at this time.  A total, not to exceed 10 minutes will be devoted 

            to these reports.


     Presentations & Recognition: 


     6.         Citizens Input: This time is provided for members of the public to address the City

           Council on items that appear within the Consent and Action Items or a matter not

           listed on the agenda.  Each speaker is limited to 3 minutes.  A Citizens Input Form

           may be filled out and filed with the City Secretary prior to the meeting.  


      7.        Department/Committee Reports:


                  A.    Public Works Report:  Larry Burns


                  B.    Police Department Report:  Kent Graham


                  C.    Municipal Court Report:  For the month of October 2019, there were 

        59 citations issued, 64 violations, 2 to juveniles, and 6 to minors.  Total amount 

        reported is $12,793.67, the percentage of the City’s portion hasn’t been 

                          determined due the time frame of the adjusted State fees. 


    D.   City Secretary:  Misty Burgess, there will be no Regular City

  Council Meeting in December.  ALL regular monthly bills will be paid as usual

  and presented in January. The dumpster will be at City Hall Dec. 7th.


             E.  Handbook Committee:  Opportunity to ask questions and/or address concerns 

                regarding Employee Handbook amendments.


       8.      Consent Agenda:  Items included under the Consent Agenda require little or no 

    deliberation by the Council.  Approval of the Consent Agenda authorizes the       

    City Secretary to proceed with the conclusion of each item as reflected in the   

    Minutes of this meeting.


    1.  Consider approval of the Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on Oct. 15, 2019

    2.  Consider rescinding the Special Meeting held Oct. 24, 2019

    3.  Consider approval of Financial Statement for the month of October 2019 

    4.  Consider approval of Accounts Payable – October, 2019




       9.    Discuss and take action:  Discuss and consider approval to support Timpson Senior

  Apartments renovations Resolution 20191119-1, and a waiver of fees for the

              Development (or reduction of fees in an amount of at least $250.00).


      10.  Discuss and take action:  Discuss and consider approval for the Volunteer Fire Dept to 

    Purchase 2 sets of combination rescue tools, estimating $18,650.00 from R&J Rescue

    Sales & Service.



      11.   Discuss and take action:  Discuss and take action on the Woodlawn Cemetery mowing  

              contract to renew or accept bids for 2020.  The current contract is with Pineywoods 

              Lawn Care (Ricky Askins) for $1,250 per month, ending January 31, 2020.


      12.   Discuss and take action:  Discuss and consider approval for W/S dept to purchase 

              hydraulic pipe cutter in the amount of $2,100.00.


      13.   Discuss and take action:  Discuss and possibly take action on proposed changes to the 

              Police Dept Handbook addressing schedule and timing issues.  

  1.  Schedule changes

  2.  “Without notice” schedule changes

  3.  Sit down meals

  4.  Sporting events


      14.   Discuss and take action:  Discuss and take action to hire part-time administrative

              clerk from the candidates interviewed Oct 24th, and determine pay rate/start date.


      15.   Discuss and take action:  Discuss and consider monthly City Council meetings to be

              held at the Library.


      16.   Discuss and take action: Schedule a Special meeting to possibly amend the Employee

            and PD Handbook.


      17.   Adjourn.