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Government City Council Minutes August 21, 2018
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CITY OF TRINIDAD
Minutes
Public Hearing
Regular Session
August 21, 2018

A Regular Session of the governing body of the City of Trinidad was held on the 21st day of August 2018 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the City Hall in Trinidad, Texas, at which time the following subjects were discussed:

1. Call to Order: Mayor Larry Estes called the meeting to order at 5:36 p.m.

2. Roll Call: Councilpersons present at the meeting were Velma Womack and Beth Parker. Roy Stanfield. Chris Quinn and Kay Hernandez were absent.

3. Invocation: The invocation was given by Roy Stanfield.

4. Open forum: No comments made in open forum.

5. Work Session:

• Report from TEDC: No one present from EDC
• Report from Chief of Police on monthly violation activity and monthly code enforcement; review Mission Statement: The Chief presented his monthly reports, discussed ordinance enforcement with update on violations.
• Report from City Administrator concerning monthly financial reports: Bank account balances, check registers for General Fund and System funds were presented for review. The Administrator will contact TMRS and have them present details on retirement program.
• Report from Water Operator/Street Dept.: Valerie Hamrick submitted the report on work that has been completed and future work to be done. She talked about the replacement of a few pumps at the water plant.

6. Consider and approve Ordinance No. 2018-006, an ordinance ordering a special election to be held on November 6, 2018 for the purpose of seeking voter response to the proposition of the "adoption of a local sales and use tax in the City of Trinidad at the rate of one-fourth of one percent to provide for street maintenance". Motion was made by Roy Stanfield to approve Ordinance No. 2018-006 as stated above. Velma Womack seconds the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

7. Consider Ordinance No. 2018-009, levying ad valorem taxes for use and support of the municipal government of the City of Trinidad for the 2018-2019 fiscal year; M & O .487872 per $100 valuation of property: Motion was made by Roy Stanfield to approve Ordinance No. 2018-009 as stated above. Velma Womack seconds the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

8. Consider Ordinance No. 2018-010 making appropriations for the support of the City of Trinidad for Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2018 and ending September 30, 2019: Motion was made by Roy Stanfield to approve Ordinance No. 2018-010 as stated above. Beth Parker seconds the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

9. Council Members Inquiry Time: No comments made during council member inquiry time.

10. Consent Agenda: All matters listed under Consent Agenda are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. If discussion is desired, that item will then be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately.

a. Approval of payments of monthly invoices
b. Approval of the following minutes:

• July 17, 2018
• July 31 Budget Special Session

All payments and minutes were reviewed. Motion was made by Velma Womack to approve monthly invoices. Roy Stanfield seconds the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

11. Adjourn: Motion was made by Roy Stanfield to adjourn. Velma Womack seconds the motion. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

Signed: Larry Estes, Mayor

Attest: Terri R. Newhouse, City Secretary