November 10, 2020 Preliminary Council Minutes

GRANGER CITY COUNCIL

November 10, 2020

Zoom Meeting

November 10, 2020                                                                          City Hall

               7:00 p.m.                                                                                             102 Main Street

MINUTES

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Trevino called the meeting of November 10, 2020 to order at 7:00 p.m.

FLAG SALUTE

Mayor Trevino lead everyone in the flag salute

COUNCIL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL PRESENT

Mayor Trevino             Alice Koerner, City Clerk Treasurer

                                        Fantasia, Clerk

VIA ZOOM

Jodie Luke, Public Works Director

Steve Araguz, Police Chief

Virgil Newman – Fire Chief

Justin Bellamy – HLA City Engineer

Michael Battle – HLA City Engineer

VIA ZOOM –COUNCIL ROLL CALL

Julie Sharp – present                                   Juan Isiordia- absent

Lilia Villarreal – present

Maggie Estrada – present

Hilda Guzman – present

PUBLIC HEARING – 2021 Preliminary Budget

Mayor Trevino opened the public hearing on the 2021 Preliminary Budget.  Mayor said that Council would be having a Council retreat on Saturday the 14th .  He also informed the Public that the Preliminary Budget would be available to the Council on the 13th and they could pick up a copy by calling in ahead of time to make sure it ready for pickup.  He then asked if anyone had any questions, hearing none, he continued the meeting until the 24th of November. 

PUBLIC HEARING – SETTING THE 2021 LEVY

Mayor Trevino opened the public hearing on the 2021 Levy at 7:05 p.m.  Mayor asked if anyone had any comments or questions.  Hearing none, he continued by informing Council that adopting the Levy would be in a form of Resolution 2020-07 which would be presented during New Business.  He then closed the hearing at 7:07 p.m.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

No questions received

MINUTES

It was moved by Councilwoman Guzman to approve the minutes as presented. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Sharp.

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal       I

Councilwoman Estrada           I

Councilwoman Guzman         I

 MOTION CARRIED 4-0

NEW BUSINESS

Preparation of DWSRF Loan

It was moved by Councilwoman Sharp to approve the expenditure of approximately $6,000 to have HLA prepare the SWSRF loan application.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Villarreal.

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal       I

Councilwoman Estrada           I

Councilwoman Guzman         I

 MOTION CARRIED 4-0

Resolution 2020-06 – Adopt Shoreline Public Participation Plan

It was moved by Councilwoman Guzman to approve Resolution 2020-06, adopting a Public Participation Plan for the City of Granger Shoreline Master Program update.   Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Estrada

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal       I

Councilwoman Estrada           I

Councilwoman Guzman         I

 MOTION CARRIED 4-0

Resolution 2020-07 – Adoption 2021 Levy

It was moved by Councilwoman Sharp to adopt Resolution 2020-07, setting the 2021 Levy for the City of Granger in the amount of $286,702.61, which includes the 1% increase.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Villarreal.

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal       I

Councilwoman Estrada           I

Councilwoman Guzman         I

 MOTION CARRIED 4-0

Collective Bargaining Agreement – PD

It was moved by Councilwoman Guzman for the City of Granger to enter into the Collective Bargaining Agreement with Teamsters Local Union 760, representing the Police Officers. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Estrada.

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal       I

Councilwoman Estrada           I

Councilwoman Guzman         I

 MOTION CARRIED 4-0

Northwest Code Professionals Service Agreement

It was moved by Councilwoman Guzman to enter into the Building Code Service Agreement with Northwest Code Professional for their inspection service.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Estrada.

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal       I

Councilwoman Estrada           I

Councilwoman Guzman         I

 MOTION CARRIED 4-0

Ordinance 1359 – Transfer of Investment Interest

It was moved by Councilwoman Sharp to adopt Ordinance 1359, authorizing the transfer of earned interest income to the Current Expense Fund, providing for severability; and establishing an effective date.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Guzman.

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal       I

Councilwoman Estrada           I

Councilwoman Guzman         I

 MOTION CARRIED 4-0

MINUTES

Motion was made by Councilwoman Sharp to approve the minutes as presented.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Villarreal.

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal       I

Councilwoman Estrada           I

Councilwoman Guzman         I

 MOTION CARRIED 4-0

BILLS

It was moved by Councilwoman Sharp to pay the bills of November 10, 2020, in the amount of, 48,998.13.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Villarreal

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal      I

Councilman Estrada               I

Councilwoman Guzman        I

 MOTION CARRIED 4-0

Fund Totals 11/10/2020

C/E                                          $          14,308.43

ST                                           $            1,821.64

EMS                                        $           1,006.07

WATER/SEWER                   $          23,001.55

GARBAGE                             $            8,812.35

IRRIGATION                          $                48.09

TOTAL                                  $          48,998.13

A/P Checks 44249-44281 in the amount of $48,998.13            

P/R Checks of October 29, 2020, Checks 44237-44248 in the amount of $56,662.42 ACH $31,657.34 for a total of $88,319.76

Treasurers Checks for October 2020: 11652-11662 in the amount of $6,841.05

ADJOURNMENT

It was motion by Councilman Sharp to adjourn the meeting.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Guzman

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal      I

Councilman Estrada               I

Councilwoman Guzman         I

MOTION CARRIED 4-0

Meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m.

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