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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Shenandoah City Council Meeting February 10, 2021 Update

Supporting Documents for Agenda Items can be found HERE.

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

ITEM  7Annual Financial Report - BrooksWatson, PLLC, conducted an audit of the City’s financial activities for fiscal year 2019-2020. The city received an unmodified opinion, the highest level of assurance. There are no material deficiencies or weaknesses as reported by the auditing firm.  Council voted 5-0 to accept the annual report.

ITEM  8: Outside and Tent Sales Ordinance - The Sam Moon Group approached the city about hosting monthly outdoor artisan markets in the plaza area across from the AMC Theatre. The goal of such an event would be to draw people into the development so they can enjoy the attraction and ultimately eat at the restaurants, shop in the retail stores, and visit the indoor recreation.   A temporary ordinance was proposed for 120 days in order to see if this was a workable solution.      Council voted 5-0 to approve the temporary ordinance.

ITEM 9:  Resolution of Support for House Bill 233 - State Representative Andrew Murr introduced H.B. 233 amending the original H.B. 2439 which limited the ability of municipalities to regulate building materials. The proposed amendment adds Section 3000.015, which reads as follows: " This chapter does not apply to a municipality with a population of less than 25,000."   Council voted 5-0  to support the amended bill.

ITEM 10:  Senior Management Positions-  Following the creation of the Director of Community Development position, the existing resolution needed to be updated to reflect that role as a “senior management position.”  Council voted 5-0 to approve the amended resolution.

ITEM 11: Sick Pool Committee Reappointments and New Appointments-    The Committee is composed of eight regular full-time employees from the city departments, appointed by Council for positions one through eight.  Council voted 5-0 to approve the appointments and reappointments.

ITEM 12:  Update of the Comprehensive Plan and IDC- This is the monthly update on the Comprehensive Plan and IDC.  Based upon City Council comments last month, the Planning & Zoning Commission revised the proposed Comprehensive Plan map to include all of the areas in the City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction.  Discussion only.

City Administrator Updates

  • The city was a participant in a multi-agency operation focused on sex trafficking. Four were rescued and an additional missing teen recovered. Two have been arrested and charged.
  • The Memorial Hermann/CISD/Montgomery County/City of Shenandoah vaccine drive held last Friday and Saturday was very successful and well-organized with only a week of lead time.
  • The police report a  rash of catalytic converter thefts in the area.
  • The City has a new civilian code enforcement officer and a new patrol officer who will start next week.
  • Councilman Bradt is celebrating a birthday Thursday and staff wished him the best.

Executive Session

 According to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of Government Code as follows:

  • Government Code  § 551.0000: Economic Development
    • Economic Development in the ETJ

Consideration and, if determined appropriate, take action resulting from the item(s) listed under Executive Session. 

The open session was adjourned to executive session at 7:52 pm. Council returned to open session at 8:31 pm. 

No action was taken in the executive session.

 The meeting was adjourned at 8:32  pm.


Upcoming Events/Meetings

February 16: Planning and Zoning Commission, 6 pm

February 24:  Municipal Development District, 6 pm

February 24: City Council, 7 pm

March 2: Planning and Zoning Commission – Special Meeting, 6 pm

March 6: Arbor Day, 9 am-noon

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