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Minutes 

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

OCTOBER 15, 2002

7:00 P.M.

A regular meeting of the Terrell City Council was held on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 in the City Council Chambers at 7:00 P.M. with the following members present:

COUNCILMEMBER #1 FRANCES ANDERSON
COUNCILMEMBER #2 TOMMY SPENCER
COUNCILMEMBER #3 DEBRA KELLEY
COUNCILMEMBER #4 FLOYD TRAMMELL
COUNCILMEMBER #5 RICK CARMONA

1. Call to order.

Mayor Frances Anderson called the meeting to order.

2. Invocation.

Councilmember Tommy Spencer gave the opening prayer.

3. Consider Approval of Special City Council Meeting and Workshop of September 5, 2002, Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of September 17, 2002, Special City Council Meeting of September 24, 2002, and Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of October 1, 2002.

Mayor Pro tem Tommy Spencer made a motion to approve the Special City Council Meeting and Workshop of September 5, 2002, Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of September 17, 2002, Special City Council Meeting of September 24, 2002, and Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of October 1, 2002 with a change to the September 17, 2002 Regular Minutes Item No. 6 to show Floyd Trammell voted Naye. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Floyd Trammell. Ayes - all; Nayes - none. Motion carried.

September 17, 2002 Minutes
6. Consider Approval of Contract Change No. 2 to Agreement with Freese & Nichols, Inc. for Conducting an Evaluation of the Wastewater System.

Stan Ballard, City Engineer presented to Council for consideration Contract Change No. 2 to the Agreement with Freese & Nichols, Inc. for Conducting an Evaluation of the Wastewater System. Councilmember Rick Carmona made a motion to approve Change No. 2 to the Agreement with Freese & Nichols, Inc. for Conducting an Evaluation of the Wastewater System. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Debra Kelley. Ayes - Tommy Spencer, Debra Kelly, Rick Carmona, Frances Anderson; Nayes - Floyd Trammel. Motion carried

NEW BUSINESS

4. Discuss and Consider Bids and Award of Contract for Colquitt Road Improvements.

Stan Ballard, City Engineer presented to Council for discussion and consideration Bids and Award of Contract for Colquitt Road Improvements. Mayor Pro tem Tommy Spencer made a motion to award contract to Tiseo Paving of Dallas in the amount of $1,530,570.65. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Rick Carmona. Ayes - all; Nayes - none. Motion carried.

5. Discuss and Consider Approval of a Proposal from Team Consultants, Inc. for Providing Materials Testing Services on the Colquitt Road Improvements Project.

Stan Ballard, City Engineer presented to Council for discussion and consideration a Proposal from Team Consultants, Inc. for Providing Materials Testing Services on the Colquitt Road Improvements Project. Councilmember Rick Carmona made a motion to approve the proposal from Team Consultants, Inc. on the Colquitt Road Improvements Project. The motion was seconded by Mayor Pro tem Tommy Spencer. Ayes - all; Nayes - none. Motion carried.

6. Consider Approval of an Amendment (Exhibit "D") to the Agreement with Schaumburg & Polk, Inc., Adding Services Related to Water, Sewer and Pavement Rehabilitation on Various Streets.

Stan Ballard, City Engineer presented to Council for consideration an Amendment (Exhibit "D") to the Agreement with Schaumburg & Polk, Inc., Adding Services Related to Water, Sewer and Pavement Rehabilitation on Various Streets. Councilmember Rick Carmona made a motion to approve Amendment (Exhibit "D") to the Agreement with Schaumburg & Polk, Inc., Adding Services Related to Water, Sewer and Pavement Rehabilitation on Various Streets in the amount of $103,500.00. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Debra Kelley. Ayes - all; Nayes - none. Motion carried.

7. Discuss and Consider Approval of Ordinance No. 2133 - Establishing Parking Controls in the 400 Block of Medora Street.

City Manager Gordon Pierce presented to Council for discussion and consideration Ordinance No. 2133 - Establishing Parking Controls in the 400 Block of Medora Street. Mayor Pro tem Tommy Spencer made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2133 - Establishing Parking Controls in the 400 Block of Medora Street on first reading. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Floyd Trammell. Ayes - all; Nayes - none. Motion carried.

8. Discuss and Consider Approval of Ordinance No. 2134 - Establishing Parking Controls in the 100 through 300 Blocks of South Rockwall Avenue and Proposed Striping on South Rockwall.

City Manager Gordon Pierce and Stan Ballard, City Engineer presented to Council for discussion and consideration Ordinance No. 2134 - Establishing Parking Controls in the 100 through 300 Blocks of South Rockwall Avenue and Proposed Striping on South Rockwall. Councilmember Debra Kelley made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2134 - Establishing Parking Controls in the 100 through 300 Blocks of South Rockwall Avenue and Proposed Striping on South Rockwall. The motion was seconded by Mayor Pro tem Tommy Spencer. Ayes - all; Nayes - none. Motion carried.

9. Discuss and Consider Approval of Ordinance No. 2135 - Establishing or Modifying Traffic Controls at the Intersection of Frances with Nash, Frances with Brin and Catherine with Jackson.

Stan Ballard, City Engineer presented to Council for discussion and consideration Ordinance No. 2135 - Establishing or Modifying Traffic Controls at the Intersection of Frances with Nash, Frances with Brin and Catherine with Jackson. Councilmember Floyd Trammel made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2135 - Establishing or Modifying Traffic Controls at the Intersection of Frances with Nash, Frances with Brin and Catherine with Jackson. The motion was seconded by Mayor Pro tem Tommy Spencer. Ayes - all; Nayes - none. Motion carried

10. Discuss and Consider Bids for Sale of Property Located at 301 FM 148.

City Manager Gordon Pierce presented to Council for discussion and consideration Bids for Sale of Property Located at 301 FM 148. Mayor Pro tem Tommy Spencer made a motion to reject all bids and re-bid for Sale of Property at 301 FM 148. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Floyd Trammell. Ayes - all; Nayes - none. Motion carried.

11. Discuss and Consider Bid Award for Primary and Secondary Wastewater Lab ~
Bid 03-61-01.

City Manager Gordon Pierce and Stan Ballard, City Engineer presented to Council for discussion and consideration Bid Award for Primary and Secondary Wastewater Lab ~ Bid 03-61-01. Mayor Pro tem Tommy Spencer made a motion to award Primary Award to Oxidor Corporation in the amount of $21,059.00 and Secondary Award to Analab Corporation in the amount of $21,936.00. The motion was seconded by Councimember Debra Kelley. Ayes - all; Nayes - none. Motion carried.

12. Discuss and Consider Bid Award for Polymer, Bid 03-51-02.

Sonny Groessel, Utilities Director presented to Council for discussion and consideration Bid Award for Polymer, Bid 03-51-02. Mayor Pro tem Tommy Spencer made a motion to award Bid for Polymer, Bid 03-51-02 to Fort Bend Services for a total price of $79,050.00. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Debra Kelley. Ayes - all; Nayes - none. Motion carried.

13. Discuss and Consider Approval of Professional Services Agreement with Severn Trent Environmental Services, Inc. for Meter Reading Services.

John Rounsavall, City Secretary/Finance Director presented to Council for discussion and consideration a Professional Services Agreement with Severn Trent Environmental Services, Inc. for Meter Reading Services. Councilmember Rick Carmona made a motion to approve the Professional Services Agreement with Severn Trent Environmental Services, Inc. for Meter Reading Services. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Debra Kelley. Ayes - Rick Carmona, Debra Kelley, Floyd Trammell and Mayor Frances Anderson. Nayes - Mayor Pro tem Tommy Spencer. Motion carried.

14. Discuss and Consider Approval of Ordinance No. 2137 - Amending Chapter 13: Zoning, Section 16-100: Board of Adjustment, Subsection 16-110: Organization.

City Manager Gordon Pierce presented to Council for discussion and consideration Ordinance No. 2137 - Amending Chapter 13: Zoning, Section 16-100: Board of Adjustment, Subsection 16-110: Organization. Councilmember Rick Carmona made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2137 - Amending Chapter 13: Zoning, Section 16-100: Board of Adjustment, Subsection 16-110: Organization on first reading. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Debra Kelley. Ayes - all; Nayes - none. Motion carried.

15. Discuss and Consider Approval of Ordinance No. 2138 - Amending Chapter 7: Health and Sanitation, Section 4: Abandoned and Junked Vehicle Regulations.

Greg Shumpert, Assistant City Attorney presented to Council for discussion and consideration Ordinance No. 2138 - Amending Chapter 7: Health and Sanitation, Section 4: Abandoned and Junked Vehicle Regulations. Councilmember Floyd Trammell made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2138 - Amending Chapter 7: Health and Sanitation, Section 4: Abandoned and Junked Vehicle Regulations on first reading. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Debra Kelley. Ayes - all; Nayes - none. Motion carried.

16. Discuss and Consider Approval of Ordinance No. 2139 - Amending Chapter 8: Offenses and Nuisances, Section 17: Noise.

Greg Shumpert, Assistant City Attorney presented to Council for discussion and consideration Ordinance No. 2139 - Amending Chapter 8: Offenses and Nuisances, Section 17: Noise. Councilmember Debra Kelley made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2139 - Amending Chapter 8: Offenses and Nuisances, Section 17: Noise on first reading. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Floyd Trammell. Ayes - all; Nayes - none. Motion carried.

17. Discuss and Consider Policy Regarding Implementation of Thoroughfare Plan.

City Manager Gordon Pierce presented to Council Policy Regarding Implementation of Thoroughfare Plan. Council by consensus agreed on the Policy Regarding Implementation of Thoroughfare Plan.

18. Discuss and Consider Appointment to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

City Manager Gordon Pierce presented to Council for discussion and consideration Appointment to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Councilmember Floyd Trammell recommended appointment of Charlie Harris to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Councilmember Floyd Trammell made a motion to appoint Charlie Harris to the Planning and Zoning Commission. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Rick Carmona. Ayes - all; Nayes - none. Motion carried.

19. Consider Acceptance of Chief of Police Retirement.

Councilmember Floyd Trammell made a motion to accept the Chief of Police Retirement. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Debra Kelley. Ayes - all; Nayes -none. Motion carried.

20. Discuss and Establish Chief of Police Search Process.

City Manager Gordon Pierce presented to Council for discussion to Establish Chief of Police Search Process. Council by consensus agreed to consider three (3) request for proposals by next meeting on November 5, 2002 Special Meeting and Workshop at 5:30 p.m.

21. Hear Remarks from Visitors.

Ruby Brewster spoke to Council regarding nuisance junk and debris.

OLD BUSINESS
CONSENT AGENDA

22. Discuss and Consider Adoption on Second Reading Ordinance No. 2132 - Amending Chapter 6: Fire Protection, Section 5: Outdoor Burning.

City Manager Gordon Pierce presented to Council for discussion and consideration on Second Reading Ordinance No. 2132 - Amending Chapter 6: Fire Protection, Section 5: Outdoor Burning. Councilmember Floyd Trammel made a motion to Adopt on Second Reading Ordinance No. 2132 - Amending Chapter 6: Fire Protection, Section 5: Outdoor Burning. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Rick Carmona. Ayes - all; Nayes -none. Motion carried.

23. Receive City Manager's Reports and Correspondence:
a.) TML Conference ~ October 16-19, 2002.
b.) Discuss Agenda and Time for Regular Council Workshop Scheduled for Thursday, November 7, 2002.

City Manager Gordon Pierce presented Reports and Correspondence to Council.

(b) Council by consensus set Time for Regular Council Workshop Scheduled for Thursday, November 7, 2002 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

15. Adjourn into Executive Session in Accordance with Section 551.071 - Pending or Contemplated Litigation to Seek Legal Counsel on a Matter which the Canon of Legal Ethics Demands to Preserve the Attorney-Client Privilege Pursuant to Section 551.071(2) of the Texas Government Code.

Council adjourned into Executive Session.

16. Reconvene into Regular Session and Consider Action, if any, on Item Discussed in Executive Session.

There was no action taken in Executive Session.

17. Adjourn.

There were no other matters discussed or acted on at this meeting. There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

____________________________________
Frances Anderson, Mayor
Attest:

____________________________
John Rounsavall, City Secretary



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