City of Timpson Notice of Council Meeting, April 19 Agenda

April 14, 2022 - Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the governing body of the City of Timpson will be held on the 19th day of April, 2022 at 5:30 pm at Timpson 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. 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.

5. Presentations and Recognitions/ Chamber of Commerce notices: City of Timpson supported the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center by contributing $487.39 to the agency which was from the Child Safety Fee Fund tax return. City received the award letter for the CDBG Grant for $302,175.00 to rehabilitate lift stations #3 & #4.

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.

Department/Committee Reports:

Public Works Report:

City Secretary: Layne Cantrell has obtained his TCEQ wastewater operator license. Once he has the water license, all four public works employees will have the TCEQ required licenses. The Street project had a delay on Holly St involving a water main, so the contractor has started on Timpson St. until the issue is resolved. Marilyn Corder has agreed to be the May 7th Election Judge, Kami Ross and Sherry Angelo have agreed to be the Election Clerks.

Important Dates:
*Early Voting begins April 25th at City Hall and ends May 3rd, weekdays only
*May 2nd and May 3rd are extended hours 7am – 7pm, other days are 8am – 5pm
*May 7th - Election Day, 7am – 7pm at the Timpson ISD Gym Foyer

7. 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 from the Regular Meeting held March 15, 2022
B. Consider approval of Financial Statement for the month of March, 2022
C. Consider approval of Accounts Payable for the month of March, 2022
D. Consider approval of the Water Provider Agreement with Tri-County for low-income household water assistance


8. Discuss and take action: Discuss and consider Mark Lawn Care’s request to increase the the monthly price from $1,475 to $1,650 due to the rise in costs for fuel, equipment and labor.

9. Discuss and take action: Discuss and consider authorizing the mayor to review and enter into an agreement for pole attachment with Spectrum Gulf Coast, LLC. This agreement is needed in order to complete Charter Communications rural broadband expansion project, which is an initiative to expand broadband availability to unserved communities in Texas.

10. Discuss and take action: Discuss and consider approval for the Duplichain quote of $9,200 to install 60ft. of aerial steel casing at Hwy 87, near Holly St., using funds from the ARP account.

11. Discuss and take action: Discuss and consider approval of Resolution-402, authorizing execution of a letter of waiver for payments in lieu of taxes for the Housing Authority of Timpson, that have accrued through March 31, 2022.

12. Discuss and consider: Discuss and consider approval to re-floor the Fire Hall, splitting the cost $2,781/General Savings and $2,781/TVFD Savings.

13. Discuss and consider: Discuss and consider approval of last October’s tabled agenda item to purchase a new mosquito fogger for approximately $12,000.

14. Discuss and consider: Discuss and consider approval of multiple repairs, totaling $28,275 by Duplichain ($10,500 - ARP funds, $17,775 – General Funds): 

1. Replace structural beam in the water tank behind City Hall
2. Install new fire hydrant on Hwy 87
3. Repair asphalt at Ross Graves & Pecan St.
4. Repair handicap ramp & sidewalk at Ross Graves & Pecan St.

15. Discuss and consider: Discuss and consider approval to provide Capstone Enterprise an easement of a few feet on the driveways entering from Jacob and Bremond Streets per TxDOT requirements.

16. 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.