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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Shenandoah City Council Meeting June 24, 2020 Update

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

ITEM 7: Shenandoah Police Department New Officer Pinning- The Oath of Office is an important beginning to an officer’s journey with the Shenandoah Police Department. The Oath is a sworn statement that states an Officer will uphold the Laws within the state as well as the Constitution. This act, in front of Council and the public, is symbolic of an officer’s loyalty to protect the citizens of Shenandoah with Integrity.  Welcome to new Police Officer Sha’kethia Turner who took the oath and was pinned by Interim Chief Dunlap with her family present.  No Council action required.

Pinning of Key Turner photo

Officer Turner being pinnedKey taking oath

Officer Turner taking oath

ITEM 8:  New Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Website -  CVB Director John Mayner introduced Council to the new standalone CVB website. No Council action required.

ITEM 9: MDD Monthly Report- Councilmember Ron Raymaker presented the monthly Municipal Development District (MDD) report.  No Council action required.

ITEM 10: Metropark Pubic Improvement District- The Metropark Public Improvement District (PID) was created and adopted by the City Council on March 22, 2017. A service and assessment plan (SAP) was prepared identifying the authorized Improvements and their estimated costs, the manner of assessing the property in the PID for the costs of the Authorized Improvements, and the indebtedness to be incurred. This update of the service and assessment plan (SAP) includes an update to the service plan, an update to the assessment plan, and an updated 2020 assessment roll identifying the assessments on each assessed lot, based on the method of assessment set forth in the service and assessment plan and pursuant to this annual service and assessment plan update.  Council voted 5-0 to approve the resolution and PID update. 

ITEMS 11-13: Special Use Permit for Beer and Wine Retailer Permit with Food and Beverage Certificate - The final report regarding the proposed zoning amendment for a special use permit for a Beer and Wine Permit with a Food and Beverage Certificate for Ploy Thai Cuisine, located at 1500 Research Forest Drive, Suite 240, was presented to Council.   A public hearing was held with no comments from the public.  Council voted 5-0 to issue the special use permit.

 ITEM 14: TMLIRP Rerate-TMLIRP is the City’s insurance company and each year the City must review the coverage limits and inform TMLIRP of any requested changes.  The rerate exposure was reviewed by the City attorney several years ago and changes were suggested based on legal limitations.  The limits are provided to Council annually for approval and are shown below.  Council voted 5-0 to approve the proposed limits.

 ITEM 15: Montgomery County Emergency Communications District (MCECD) Board of Directors - Jack Yates’ service on the Board of Managers of the Montgomery County Emergency Communication District ended April 30, 2020. Nominations were requested to complete the current term and for service in the next term. The ballot is presented for the final vote of Council. Council voted 5-0 to cast their vote for Richard Tramm for the current and next term.

ITEM 16: Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)-  The CIP is a tool for city council to use during budgeting. The CIP details funding requirements for large capital projects that are separate from the operation and maintenance budget. The CIP is grouped with the following categories:  Water, Wastewater, Stormwater, Roadways, Parks and Pool, and City Facilities and Equipment. The CIP shows MDD funding at maximum. At the earlier MDD meeting, the Board discussed their priorities for future funding.   Council discussed their priorities and asked Public Works Director for information on several projects.   Discussion only.

 ITEM  17:  Approval of May 13 and May 25 Minutes-  Council voted 5-0 to approve the minutes of the May 13 and May 25 meetings.

ITEM22:  Ratification of May Accounts Payable-  Council voted 5-0 to ratify the  May accounts payable. 

City Administrator Comments

  • No comments

Executive Session:  none scheduled


 The meeting was adjourned at  7:47 pm.

Upcoming Events/Meetings

July 3:  City offices closed for the holiday

July 4: Independence Celebration, 9 - 11 am, City Park

July 8: City Council meeting, 7 pm

July 14: Civic Club meeting, 6 pm

July 21:  Planning and Zoning (P&Z) meeting, 6 pm

July 22: Municipal Development District  (MDD) meeting, 6 pm

July 22:  City Council meeting, 7 pm


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