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Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the governing body of the above named City will be held on the 20th day of November, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the City Hall, 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas, at which time the following subjects will be considered, to-wit:  

 

1.    Call to Order:

 

2. Invocation:

 

3. Pledge:  United States Pledge, Texas Pledge             

 

4. Chamber of Commerce:  Chamber of Commerce, presented by Paul Smith.

              

5. Council Items:   Reports by the members of the City Council on matters not on the

             agenda will be made at this time.  A total, not to exceed 10 minutes will be devoted 

             to these reports.

 

6. Christmas Activities:  There will be a Christmas Parade on December 1, 2018 at 

             1:00pm.  Floats and participants need to line up between 12:00-12:30 in front

             of the High School.  Joyce Moore will be in charge of the lineup.

           

7. Citizens Input:  This time is provided for members of the public to address the City

             Council on items that appear within the Consent and Action Items or a matter not

             listed on the agenda.  Each speaker is limited to 3 minutes.  A Citizens Input Form

             may be filled out and filed with the City Secretary prior to the meeting.    

     

     8.          Department Reports:

                             

                  A.    Public Works Report:  Larry Burns

 

                  B.    Police Department Report: Kent Graham

 

                  C.    Municipal Court Report:  For the month of October 2018, there were 29 

                  citations issued,  35 violations, 0 to juveniles and 0 to a minor.  Total amount 

                  reported $9,521.45 the City’s portion a 55% estimate of $5,236.79.  

 

            D.   City Secretary:  Leslie Leathers reporting that there will be no Regular City

            Council Meeting in December.  ALL regular monthly bills will be paid as usual and    

            then ratified in January.  Bear Drive update, nothing has been fixed to date and no

            invoice has been issued.  Also, update the Council on what is going on with the Water

            Grant.

 

     9.           Consent Agenda:  Items 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.

 

A.  Consider approval of the minutes of the regular meeting held on October 16, 2018 

B.  Consider approval of Financial Statement for the month of October, 2018

C.  Consider approval of Accounts Payable – Unpaid bills for October, 2018

D.  Approval of the Engagement Letter from Frank Campos for the Audit of the City

 2017-18 financial statements.  The fee this year was $12,750 and the estimated fee

 for next year is from $12,450 to $13,200.

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS  (10 –13)

 

     10.        Discuss and possibly take action:  Adopt Resolution 20181120-1 designating 

                  East Texas Press as the official “printed” newspaper for the City of Timpson.

 

     11.        Discuss and possibly take action:  Renew contract or accept bids for the 2018 

                  Woodlawn Cemetery Mowing Contract.  Contract is currently with Pineywoods 

                  Lawn Care (Ricky Askins) for $1,250 per month and ends January 31, 2018.

 

     12.        Discuss and possibly take action:  2018-19 COLA raises.  Per the Meeting on 

                  October 16, 2018,  A) rescind the vote at the September 18, 2018 meeting to not

                  issue

                  COLA raises to City Employees.  B) approve a 2-3% COLA raise for all City 

                  Employees (Electric, Water/Sewer and General Departments). 

 

     13.        Adjourn:

 

 

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