Notice of Ranger City Commissioners' Meeting

 Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the Governing Body of the City of Ranger, Texas will be held on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall, 400 West Main Street, Ranger, Texas. The following subjects will be discussed, to wit:

Agenda Item 01: Call to Order- Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 02: Roll Call- City Secretary

Agenda Item 03: Citizen’s Presentation- At this time, anyone on the list will be allowed to speak on any matter other than personnel matters or matters under litigation, for a length of time not to exceed THREE minutes.  No Council/Board discussion or action may take place on a matter until such matter has been placed on an agenda and posted in accordance with law

Agenda Item 04: Announcements from City Council- for the purpose of items of interest to the public.

Agenda Item 05: Discussion/Approval with possible action to accept the City Secretary’s Letter of Resignation- City Secretary and Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 06: Discussion/Approval with possible action to close East Main Street at Loop 254 and East Main Street at Oak Street on 30 October, 2010- Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 07: Discussion/Approval with possible action concerning City of Ranger Police Department presence at the Ranger Independent School District school zone during the morning arrival time and afternoon departure time of school students- Commissioner Schlumbohm

Agenda Item 08: Discussion/Approval with possible action concerning contracting the Meter reading for the City of Ranger- Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 09: Discussion/Approval with possible action to advertise the sale of the 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis by the process of Sealed Bids– Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 10: Discussion/Approval with possible action to consider the sale of the 2007 Asphalt Zipper by Sealed Bid process and using the funds to buy necessary street repair equipment – Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 11: Discussion/Approval with possible action to consider the proposed arbitration process between Morton Valley Water Supply Corporation and the City of Ranger- Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 12: Discussion/Approval with possible action to consider the Amendment to Lease for the Ranger Telecommunication Tower Lease proposed by Rural Texas Access- Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 13: Discussion/Approval with possible action to consider renewing membership with the Steering Committee of Cities served by Oncor- Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 14: Discussion/Approval with possible action to accept the First Reading of Ordinance No. 2010-11-08-A, an ordinance of the City of Ranger, Texas prohibiting the use, purchase, possession, and sale of certain smoking products which are synthetic cannabinoids or salvia divinorum and which may be sold under such names as “K-2”, “Spice”, “Genie”, “Dascents”, “Zohai”, and “Sage” for public health purposes to be included in the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ranger as Illegal Smoking Products; providing for a penalty or fine not to exceed Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000); providing a repealing clause, a severability clause, and an open meetings clause; and providing an effective date- Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 15: Discussion/Approval with possible action to accept Resolution No. 2010-10-25-A, a Resolution of the City of Ranger, Texas authorizing a change on the Signature Cards at First Financial Bank- Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 16: Discussion/Approval with possible action to accept Resolution No. 2010-10-25-B, a Resolution of the City of Ranger, Texas authorizing the following signators required for implementation of the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program Fund Grant, Contract No. 710599- City Secretary

Agenda Item 17: Convene into executive session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 551.072 to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property if deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in negotiations with a third person:

 (1). Real Property

Agenda Item 18: Reconvene into open session to take action as deemed appropriate in the City Commission’s discretion regarding:

 (1). Real Property

Agenda Item 19: Consent Agenda- Discussion/Approval with possible action to approve presented Minutes.

Agenda Item 20: Discussion/Approval of the bills- Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 21: Adjournment

I, the undersigned authority, do hereby certify that the above notice of meeting of the Governing Body of the City of Ranger is a true and correct copy of said notice on the bulletin board at the City Hall of the City of Ranger, a place convenient and readily available to the general public at all times, and notice was posted by 5:30 p.m., October 22, 2010 and remained posted for 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting. All City Council meetings are digitally voice recorded.

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Troy E. Emery, Ranger City Secretary

The City council reserves the right to convene into Executive Session concerning any of the items listed on this agenda under the authority of the Mayor, whenever it is considered necessary and legally justified under the Open Meetings Act.

Section 551.071 – Consultations with Attorney

Section 551.072 – Deliberations about Real Property

Section 551.0725 – Deliberation by Certain Commissioners Courts about Contract Being Negotiated

Section 551.073 – Deliberation Regarding Gifts and Donations

Section 551.074 – Personnel Matters

Section 551.0745 – Deliberations by Commissioners Court about County Advisory Body

Section 551.076 – Deliberations Regarding Security Devices or Security Audits: Closed Meeting

Section 551.087 – Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations