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Timpson City Council Meeting


Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the governing body of the above named City will be held on the 18th day of April, 2017 at 5:30 pm. at the City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas, at which time the following subjects will be considered, to-wit:  
   Call to Order:  
Pledge: United States Pledge, Texas Pledge             
Chamber of Commerce: 
Council Items: 
Presentations & Recognition:
            a) The City of Timpson would like to present the Shelby County Children’s 
                Advocacy Center with a check in the amount of $551.03 (child safety fee)
     and recognize the Center for their efforts in Child Abuse Prevention through 
   educational programs and events throughout the county. 
             b) The Council would like to recognize Municipal Court Clerk Paula Mullins on
                 her 8th year anniversary and City Secretary Leslie Leathers on her 2nd anniversary
                 with the City of Timpson.  
7.     Public Comment:  Notify the public of CenterPoint Energy’s 2016 GRIP                 
            Filing for the Beaumont/East Texas Division concerning rate increases.
     8.          Department Reports:                            
                  A.    Public Works:  Larry Burns
                  B.    Police Department: Kent Graham
                  C.   Municipal Court:  Reported for the month of March 2017, 66 citations,
     75 violations, 0 citations to a minor and 6 citations to a juvenile.
   Total amount reported $30,017.73 for the Police Department and Court, 
   the city’s portion a (55% Estimate) $16,509.75. In addition, 1,749.16
                         will be paid to Linebarger for their fees collected in the month of March.
            D.   City Secretary:  Leslie Leathers reporting that Sabrina Rogers with CopSync was
                   here on March 28th to meet with Mayor Smith and Chief Kent Graham.  Also,
                   Chief Tim Barton from Garrison was on hand to do a live demonstration.  The
                   CopSync grant application has been filed for the Timpson Police Department.
                   *Early Voting begins April 24th at City Hall and ends May 2nd ; weekdays only
*April 24th  and May 2nd are extended hours – 7am – 7pm other days are 8am-5pm
             *April 6th - the last day to register to vote or make a change of address in order to be 
               able to vote in the May 6th Election.
             *April 25th - the last day to apply for ballots to be voted by mail.
             *May 6th --ELECTION DAY-- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Timpson ISD Gym foryer.
      9.          Consent Agenda:  Items A thru E included under the Consent Agenda require little or no 
       Deliberation by the Council.  Approval of the Consent Agenda authorizes the       
       City Secretary to proceed with the conclusion of each item as reflected in the   
       Minutes of this meeting.
 Consider approval of the minutes from the Special Meeting on March 7, 2017  
 Consider approval of the minutes from the Regular Meeting on March 21, 2017
C.   Consider approval of  Financial Statement for the month ending March, 2017
D.   Consider approval of April Accounts Payable – Unpaid bills for March, 2017
E.   Approval for Timpson ISD and American Legion Post 90 to hold their 
       Annual Memorial Day Event on the Square.       
   10.         Discuss and take action: Approve the estimate for repairs to the 2008 F150 Electric
                 Department truck from David’s Auto for $1,441.32.  (The repairs are for the power
                 steering and air conditioner, a copy of the estimate is included in the packets.)
   11.         Discuss and possibly take action:  Approve $1,000 in additional repairs to the WPA
                 rock wall at SoSo Park.  Also, include the hourly amount to be paid to the contractor 
                 and what bank account/funds will be used.
   12.         Discuss and possibly take action:  Approve the funding for additional repairs needed
                 to the culvert project at Pecan and Marcus Streets.  Angelina Excavating was awarded
                 this bid at the Special Meeting in March 2017 but it did not include a wye inlet at
                 Grand Street for $4,635.00.  Even with this additional charge, the bill from Angelina
                 Excavating will still come in under the original bid from Duplichain.    
   13.         Discuss and possibly take action:  Approve new fencing at MLK Park.  Three bids
                 have been submitted to replace the fencing at the baseball field in the park.
   14.         Discuss and possibly take action:  Approve lease of land (facing 59) for a local
                 fruit stand owner.  Discuss liability insurance requirements and rental fees.
   15.         Discuss and possibly take action:  Discuss researching and implementing a
                 panhandling ordinance that lines up with the state statute.  The ordinance will 
                 bar people soliciting (begging) for money on city property and in public places, from
                 using threatening gestures, refusing to take “no” for an answer and intentionally 
                 blocking someone’s path.  It will also prohibit panhandling near an ATM or other
                 places people are likely to be caught with their wallets out, including banks and check
                 cashing places.  Also discuss fines or penalties that will be attached.
   16.         Adjourn: 
The Council reserves the right to retire into executive session concerning any of the items listed on this agenda whenever it is considered necessary and is legally justified under the Open Meetings Act.
This facility is wheelchair accessible and wheelchair parking is available.  Requests for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting.  Please contact the City Secretary at 254-2421 for further information or needed assistance.
This agenda is posted as required under Government Code Section 551.041.  For more information or for a copy of the open meetings act, please contact the Attorney General of Texas at 1-800-252-8011 or the City Secretary at 936-254-2421.

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