City of Timpson Governing Body Notice of Nov 20th Meeting

November 15, 2018 - Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the governing body of the City of Timpson will be held on the 20th day of November, 2018 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: Chamber of Commerce, presented by Paul Smith.

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.

6. Christmas Activities: There will be a Christmas Parade on December 1, 2018 at 1:00pm. Floats and participants need to line up between 12:00-12:30 in front of the High School. Joyce Moore will be in charge of the lineup.

7. 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.

8. Department Reports:

A. Public Works Report: Larry Burns
B. Police Department Report: Kent Graham
C. Municipal Court Report: For the month of October 2018, there were 29 citations issued, 35 violations, 0 to juveniles and 0 to a minor. Total amount reported $9,521.45 the City’s portion a 55% estimate of $5,236.79.
D. City Secretary: Leslie Leathers reporting that there will be no Regular City Council Meeting in December. ALL regular monthly bills will be paid as usual and then ratified in January. Bear Drive update, nothing has been fixed to date and no invoice has been issued. Also, update the Council on what is going on with the Water Grant.

9. 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.

A. Consider approval of the minutes of the regular meeting held on October 16, 2018 
B. Consider approval of Financial Statement for the month of October, 2018
C. Consider approval of Accounts Payable – Unpaid bills for October, 2018
D. Approval of the Engagement Letter from Frank Campos for the Audit of the City 2017-18 financial statements. The fee this year was $12,750 and the estimated fee for next year is from $12,450 to $13,200.

Regular Agenda Items (10 –13)

10. Discuss and possibly take action: Adopt Resolution 20181120-1 designating East Texas Press as the official “printed” newspaper for the City of Timpson.

11. Discuss and possibly take action: Renew contract or accept bids for the 2018 Woodlawn Cemetery Mowing Contract. Contract is currently with Pineywoods Lawn Care (Ricky Askins) for $1,250 per month and ends January 31, 2018.

12. Discuss and possibly take action: 2018-19 COLA raises. Per the Meeting on October 16, 2018, A) rescind the vote at the September 18, 2018 meeting to not issue COLA raises to City Employees. B) approve a 2-3% COLA raise for all City Employees (Electric, Water/Sewer and General Departments).

13. Adjourn:

The Council reserves the right to retire into executive session concerning any of the items listed on this agenda whenever it is considered necessary and is legally justified under the Open Meetings Act.

This facility is wheelchair accessible and wheelchair parking is available. Requests for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting. Please contact the City Secretary at 254-2421 for further information or needed assistance.

This agenda is posted as required under Government Code Section 551.041. For more information or for a copy of the open meetings act, please contact the Attorney General of Texas at 1-800-252-8011 or the City Secretary at 936-254-2421.