January 12, 2021 Preliminary Council Minutes

GRANGER CITY COUNCIL

January 12, 2021

Zoom Meeting

        January 12, 2021                                                                          City Hall

       7:01 p.m                                                                                          102 Main Street

MINUTES

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Trevino called the meeting of December 22, 2020 to order at 7:05 p.m.

FLAG SALUTE

Mayor Trevino lead everyone in the flag salute

COUNCIL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL PRESENT

Mayor Trevino               Alice Koerner, City Clerk Treasurer

                                          Nancy Mortensen, Deputy Clerk

VIA ZOOM

Jodie Luke, Public Works Director

Steve Araguz, Police Chief

Ken Shipman – Fire Chief

Virgil Shipman – out going Fire Chief

VIA ZOOM –COUNCIL ROLL CALL

Julie Sharp – present                                  

Lilia Villarreal – present

Maggie Estrada – present

Hilda Guzman – present

Juan Isiordia – present

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

NEW BUSINESS

Utility Adjustment

It was moved by Councilwoman Sharp to allow the adjustment of $492.38 on the utility bill for 611 LaPierre Road.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Villarreal.

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal      I

Councilman Isiordia               I

Councilwoman Guzman        I

Councilwoman Estrada          I

 MOTION CARRIED 5-0

Task Order 2021-01 – HLA

It was moved by Councilwoman Guzman to enter into the General Agreement, Task Order 2021-01 with HLA Engineering and Land Surveying, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $235,000.00.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Isiordia

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal        I

Councilman Isiordia

Councilwoman Guzman         I

Councilwoman Estrada          I

 MOTION CARRIED 5-0

Year end report for PD

Chief Araguz presented his year end report to the City Council with the Law Incident Comparison from 2019 compared to 2020, indicating where there was a high volume of calls and letting them know that the PD had received 51 more call than in 2019.  He also spoke about Sector, which provides information as to have many and what type of traffic stops were made and the number of citations that were issued.  He also gave a brief report on the Code Enforcement/Animal Control as to what and where emphases were placed, such as cleaning up many properties in Granger. Also letting Council know the number of dogs impounded (46) during the year and that many of the pets were claimed by their owners with appropriate fees being paid.  Chief also explained the Reserve Officers program and the benefit the provide the Department as well as the Community.  He explained that collectively the Reserve Officers volunteered 590 hours in 2020.  He informed them of a new Reserve the Dept. will be sending to the reserve academy.  He commended Officer Salinas for the work he has done with the Reserve Officers as he is their lead. 

Nomination for Mayor Pro-Tem  

It was moved by Councilwoman Villarreal to nominate Councilwoman Guzman as the Mayor Pro-Tem for the 2021 year.   Motion was seconded by Councilman Isiordia.

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal        I

Councilman Isiordia               I

Councilwoman Guzman         I

Councilwoman Estrada           I

 MOTION CARRIED 5-0

 MINUTES

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

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal        I

Councilman Isiordia               I

Councilwoman Guzman         I

Councilwoman Estrada          I

MOTION CARRIED 5-0

BILLS

It was moved by Councilwoman Sharp to pay the bills of January 12, 2021, in the amount of, 43,900.98.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Estrada.

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal        I

Councilman Isiordia               I

Councilwoman Guzman         I

Councilwoman Estrada          I

MOTION CARRIED 5-0

Fund Totals 1/12/2021

C/E                                          $          10,719.72

ST                                            $            2,089.18

EMS                                        $              640.62

CRIMINAL JUSTICE             $          10,110.50

WATER/SEWER                    $          11,322.93

GARBAGE                              $            8,933.30

IRRIGATION                         $                   84.73

TOTAL                                    $           43,900.98

A/P Checks 44435-44474 in the amount of $43,900.98            

P/R Checks of January 13, 2020 Checks 44475- 44483 in the amount of $8,808.94 ACH $51,663.47 for a total of $60,472.41

Treasurers Checks for December 2020: 11670-11675 in the amount of $3,775.64

ADJOURNMENT

It was motion by Councilwoman Villarreal to adjourn the meeting.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Isiordia

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal        I

Councilman Isiordia               I

Councilwoman Guzman         I

Councilwoman Estrada          I

MOTION CARRIED 5-0

Meeting adjourned at 7:46 p.m.

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