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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Shenandoah City Council Meeting August 14, 2019

Supporting Documents for Agenda Items can be found HERE.                     

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Attendance: Present:  Mayor Ritch Wheeler, Mayor Pro Tem Charlie Bradt, Dean Gristy, Ron RaymakerTed Fletcher and Mike McLeod 

ITEM 7: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Proclamation - Councilmember Fletcher requested a proclamation designating September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the City. Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children in our nation today.  We have had the privilege of knowing two young residents who have courageously fought this disease and they are an inspiration.  Council voted 5-0 to support  the proclamation .

ITEMS 8-10:  Special Use Permit, Mixed Beverage (On Premise) - The final report was presented regarding the proposed zoning amendment for a special use permit for a Mixed Beverage (On-Premise) Permit for Top Sushi.  A public hearing was held;  no one spoke.  The proposed zoning amendment is for 8851 Metropark Drive, Suite 100, Shenandoah, Texas 77385.  Council voted 5-0 to approve the special use permit for Top Sushi.

ITEM  11: Budget Workshop Proposed Changes Update -    This item proposed a chance  to discuss changes to the proposed budget discussed at the budget workshop held on August 9 -10 and to provide follow up information and questions.   Information will be brought back to the next Council meeting regarding questions asked, Discussion only.

ITEM 12:  Municipal Development District (MDD) Proposed Bylaw Changes -  The City Attorney recently discovered errors and outdated information in the MDD Bylaws that required revision. Changes included specifying the board as two City Council members and three city residents and/or ETJ residents, timing of meetings and removal pf the Treasurer position since it is not required, By a 3-2 vote, Council approved the revisions outlined in the above summary with changes in Article II, Section 1 to reflect a maximum of two councilmemners and a minimum of three residents with an effective date of September 1, 2019. 

ITEM 13: The Woodlands Agreement on Sign Removal -  Due to the excessive number of real estate and other temporary signs in areas that fall under The Woodlands jurisdiction, Mayor Wheeler asked Council to consider revising the shared area services agreement between the City and The Woodlands Township to allow Shenandoah to enforce our sign ordinance prohibiting these signs along Grogan’s Mill Road.  With a 5-0 vote, Council approved the motion to make this a discussion item  with no action to allow The Woodlands Township sufficient opportunity to discuss the possibility at their upcoming meeting.

ITEM 14: NCAA Payment for Stagg Bowl 2018 Ticket Sales - As part of the agreement with NCAA for hosting the 2018 Stagg Bowl, the City was required to submit the funds from the sales of tickets. The net ticket revenue was $112,965.48, less the E-Tix (processor company) and credit card fees.  NCAA has requested that the City submit $101,652.1, which provided  a 10% honorarium to the City of $11,313.36.  These funds were completely from ticket sales, and no additional city funds were used to pay this total.   Council approved the payment by a vote of 5-0.

ITEM 15:  Montgomery County Appraisal District Board of Directors Nominee - Each odd-numbered year, the taxing districts elect the Montgomery County Appraisal District’s (MCAD) board of directors in accordance with Section 6.03 of the Property Tax Code. As a taxing unit, Shenandoah is entitled to nominate a candidate to serve by way of the attached resolution. The MCAD Board will then elect, by majority vote, one of the nominees to fill the vacancy.  Council nominated Councilmember Ron Raymaker as their candidate by a vote of 5-0. 

ITEM 16: Mobile Food Vendor Ordinance Update  - Councilmember Fletcher recently recommended amending the ordinance regulating mobile food vendors to allow residents to hire them for private parties. Discussion topics included definitions of residents  and the inclusion of the municipality  in the current language. the requirement of a Shenandoah address, time allowances,  and the number of times in a calendar period that the food truck  vendor could be used.   Council voted 5-0 to discuss changes regarding the sale of drinks and food from mobile vendors and which will be presented later as Ordinance  O-19-019, amending Ordinance 15-033. 

ITEM 17- Approval of Minutes - Council approved the July 24  minutes by a vote of 5-0.

City Administrator Update 

  • Public Works has met with T-Mobile regarding the water tower antennae project.
  • The city park splash pad is working again.

Upcoming Events


August 17 - Adult Swim Night, 7-10 pm

August 20:  Planning & Zoning  Commission, 7 pm

August 28- Municipal Development District, 6 pm

August 28- City Council, 7 pm


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