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Attendance: Present: Mayor Ritch Wheeler, Mayor Pro Tem Charlie Bradt, Ron Raymaker, Ted Fletcher and Mike McLeod Absent: Dean Gristy
ITEM 7: Curb Address Painting- Councilmembers McLeod and Bradt requested staff to gather cost estimates and consider fa city project. The project would consist of the city painting address numbers on the curb in front of resident homes after payment by the resident. Some homes in the city do not have their address number on the home or it is obscured and difficult to locate and read from the roadway. This presents problems with packages getting delivered to the wrong home and makes it more difficult for emergency services to locate the correct home during an emergency response. Council asked staff to do a short resident survey. Discussion only.
ITEM 8: Pathway Lighting at Toddler Park- The Toddler Park currently has one security light at the far southern end of the pathway. The light is controlled by a photocell and turns on at dusk and off at dawn. This project would add two 40 Watt motion sensor-controlled LED lights to the pathway. The motion sensor lights have the ability to turn off or dim after the park closes and activate when motion is detected. The project will also include replacing the existing security light with a brighter light which would continue to be controlled by a photocell. Information only; no action required by Council.
ITEM 9: Camping Prohibitions - A draft ordinance was presented that designates two acres of undeveloped City-owned property located east of I-45 as the proposed location where camping would be allowed. Such a designated area would protect the City parks and other facilities from camping, which could damage the property over time and create potential health and safety concerns. The designated area allows police to remove anyone found camping in city parks or on other city-owned properties. Council voted 3-1 to approve the ordinance.
ITEM 10: Sick Pool Committee - The Committee is composed of eight (8) regular full-time employees appointed by Council. Council voted 4-0 to approve the recommended appointments.
ITEM 11: H-GAC Officer Election - As a General Assembly representative City, we are asked to cast votes for 2020 H-GAC Officers. The Election Committee nominated three individuals, who are listed on the ballot. Council voted 4-0 to vote for the slate of officers as presented by H-GAC.
ITEM 12- December 11, 2019 Minutes - Council voted 4-0 to approve the minutes of the meeting.
ITEM 13 - Non-Action Items - The following budgeted items were authorized by the City Administrator per Council approval. - No action needed.
According to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, the following items will be discussed in executive session
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