Podcast of Ranger City Meeting Feb 8, 2010

Podcasts of Ranger February 8 City Meeting

Ranger Meeting Pt 1

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Ranger Meeting  Pt 2

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Ranger Meeting Pt 3

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Agenda for February 8, 2010 Ranger City Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the Governing Body of the City of Ranger, Texas will be held on Monday February 08, 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 Casey

Agenda Item 02: Roll Call- City Secretary

Agenda Item 03: Citizen’s Presentation

Agenda Item 04: Convene into executive session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 551.074 to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee:

(1). Interview Mr. Scott Perry for the position of Public Works Supervisor.

Agenda Item 05: Reconvene into open session to take action as deemed appropriate in the City Commission’s discretion regarding:

(1). Position of Public Works Supervisor.

Agenda Item 06: Convene into executive session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 551.072 to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property; and, Section 551.087 to discuss or deliberate regarding commercial or financial information that the governmental body has received from a business prospect that the governmental body seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the territory of the governmental body and with which the governmental body is conducting economic negotiations; or to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect described by subdivision (1):

(1). Discuss the purchase of a 46 acre tract, more or less, for possible business and/or future business development.

Agenda Item 07: Reconvene into open session to take action as deemed appropriate in the City Commission’s discretion regarding:

(1). The purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.

Agenda Item 08: Previously Tabled; Discussion/Approval with possible action to consider allowing the Ranger Class of 1960 to erect a memorial in honor of Tommy Ford- City Secretary

Agenda Item 09: Discussion/Approval with possible action concerning a request to have a street light installed at the intersection of Mesquite and South Austin- Mayor Green

Agenda Item 10: Discussion/Approval with possible action concerning a request from Mr. Ronald Hooks and Ms. Sherry Maxey to remove the metal from the Weaver property that now belongs to the City of Ranger- Mayor Green

Agenda Item 11: Announcement about a “Cluster Course” for Water Operator Training from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency to be hosted by the City of Ranger- Mayor Green

Agenda Item 12: Discussion/Approval to receive an update on the disposition of City owned equipment and vehicles and consider doing “Sealed Bids” or “Auction” with City Council approval- Commissioner Gerdes

Agenda Item 13: Discussion/Approval to receive an update from the Ranger Police Chief (Elton McCoy) on the status of Drug Seizure Vehicles- Commissioner Gerdes

Agenda Item 14: Discussion/Approval with possible action concerning the possible transfer of funds from the Street Fund account to the General Fund account to pay the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) fines- Mayor Green

Agenda Item 15: Discussion/Approval with possible action concerning paying $6,600 from the State Sales Tax money that is received monthly to the Street Fund until all monies are repaid that were borrowed to pay the TCEQ fines- Mayor Green

Agenda Item 16: Discussion/Approval with possible action concerning the removal of Mayor John Casey’s name from all City of Ranger bank accounts at First Financial Bank- Mayor Green

Agenda Item 17: Discussion/Approval with possible action to accept the new water allotment amount from the Eastland County Water Supply District- Mayor Green

Agenda Item 18: Discussion/Approval to accept the Second Reading of Ordinance No. 2010-01-28-B, An ordinance of the City of Ranger, Texas , ordering a Special Election to be held on May 08, 2010, on the question of recalling Commissioner Place One: establishing the election procedure; and providing for related matters- Mayor Green

Agenda Item 19: Discussion/Approval to accept the Second Reading of Ordinance No. 2010-01-28-A, An ordinance of the City of Ranger, Texas, providing rates for water, wastewater and solid waste services and penalty charges amount within the City; providing certain exemptions; providing fines and penalties; repealing all parts of ordinances in conflict; providing a severability clause; providing a savings clause; providing severability and open meetings clauses; and providing for related matters- Mayor Green

Agenda Item 20: Department Reports:

  • Finance Report- (Account balances, amount of approved bills, and amount of bills to be approved)
  • Fire/EMS Report- (Patient Disposition Report and Amount of money collected by Intermedix)
  • Library Report- (Finances of Library, Usage Statistics by patrons, computer users, audio/video resources checked-out, books checked-out and reference questions)
  • REDC Report- (Finances of REDC)
  • Municipal Court Report- (Monthly Court Report- New cases filed, Dispositions prior to trial, Dispositions at trial, Cases Dismissed, Community Service ordered, Cases appealed, Juvenile/Minor activity, Parent contributing to Nonattendance, Safety Responsibility and DL Suspension Hearings held, Search Warrants issued, Magistrate Warnings issued, Emergency Mental Health Hearing, Magistrate Order of Protection, and Total revenue)
  • Police Department Report- (Monthly Police Report- Number and type of Arrests, Number and type of Citations, Number of Calls for Service, Assisting other Agencies)
  • Animal Control Report- (Monthly Report- Total Calls, Pound fee’s collected, Animal food costs, Number of strays, Deceased animals, Skunks, Snakes, other Wild Animals, Possible Rabid Animals, Animal Bites, Sick or Injured Animals, Quarantines, Specimens sent to lab, Animals Euthanized, Citations Issued, Warnings Issued, Number of Animals released back to owners, Animals Adopted, Animals remaining in Animal Control Shelter)
  • Public Works Report- (Monthly Department Report- Sewer stoppages, Water Leaks, Sewer Taps, Water Taps, Meters pulled, Status of Equipment, Status of Roadwork, Status of Clean-up, Status of personnel)
  • Airport Report- (Quarterly Report only)

Agenda Item 21: Discussion/Approval of the bills- Mayor Green

Agenda Item 22: 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., February 05, 2010 and remained posted for 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting.

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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