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Posted on: June 14, 2023

Shenandoah City Council Meeting June 14, 2023 Update

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Supporting Documents for Agenda Items can be found HERE.

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Attendance: Present:   Mayor John Escoto, Mayor Pro Tem Charlie Bradt (Position 4), Mike McLeod (Position 5), Jim Pollard (Position 3),  and Ron Raymaker (Position 1)  Absent:    Ted Fletcher (Position 2)   

ITEM 6: CVB Budget AdjustmentLast year’s Travel Texas program was free to participate in and we had no way to budget for costs/participation in this year’s program.  Because of this, staff is asking for authorization to utilize funds from the CVB's marketing contingency program, which is specifically designated for “unknown/unforeseen” marketing opportunities and programs such as this.  Council voted 4-0 to utilize contingency CVB funding.

ITEM 7: Budget Calendar 2023-24 - There are timelines outlined by state law regarding the posting of notices and hearings related to the tax rate and the budget. The budget must be adopted before the tax rate,  and the tax rate must be adopted by September 15 for the City to be included in the tax rolls.  Council asked that the August 9 and August 16 dates be swapped.  Council mwill hold its budget workshop on August 9 and hold a special meeting on August 16 to discuss the tax rate options.   Council voted 4-0 to approve the 2023-24 Budget Calendar with the change. 

ITEM 8: PID Project Fund Creation - The city is involved in a public improvement district (PID) with the Sam Moon Group for the Metropark Square PID. This PID was created in 2017 and the city acts as a custodian of the PID funds and is not responsible for any payment towards the debt. To follow the new reporting requirements, the city needs to create a project fund to recognize the improvement costs. Council voted 4-0 to approve the creation of a Metropark PID.

Executive Session:  Started       Ended    

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

  • Government Code Sec. §551.087 Deliberation Regarding Economic Development 
    • Future Economic Development
    • City Facilities
  • Government Code Sec. §551.071 Consultation with Attorney 
    • Enforcement of IDC Restrictions

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

No action was taken in the Executive Session.

The meeting was adjourned at ???  p.m.

Upcoming Events/Meetings

July 11:  Civic Club, 6 p.m.

July 12: City Council, 7 p.m.

July  19: Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission, 6 p.m.

July 26: Municipal Development District, (MDD), 6 p.m. 

July 28:  City Council, 7 p.m. 

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