Ranger City Council Meeting December 13

Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the Governing Body of the City of Ranger, Texas will be held on Monday, December 13, 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- Comments may be made by council or staff, BUT NO ACTION TAKEN on the following topics without specific notice. Those items include: Expressions of Thanks, Congratulations or Condolence; Information on Holiday Schedules; Recognition of public officials, employees or citizens other than employees or officials whose status may be affected by the council through action; Reminders of community events or announcements involving an imminent threat to the public health and safety of the people of the municipality.

Agenda Item 05: Discussion/Approval with possible action concerning setting a date for the Annual Christmas “Open House” for City of Ranger- Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 06: Discussion /approval with possible action regarding a request from the City’s Engineer’s (Jacob & Martin) to designate a local non-profit organization for them to make a donation on the City’s behalf- City Secretary

Agenda Item 07: Discussion/Approval with possible action to accept the second reading of Ordinance No 2010-11-A. An Ordinance regulating parking & standing on West Loop 254; providing for enforcement; providing for severability; repealing conflicting ordinance; providing an open meeting clause and an effective date- Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 08: Discussion/Approval with possible action regarding electrical and lighting issues at Ranger Girl’s Softball Association at ballpark- Todd Mayes

Agenda Item 09: Discussion/Approval with possible action regarding Jet Clean Out fee for City of Strawn. –Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 10: Discussion/Approval with possible action regarding responsibility of water utility billing among family members and acquaintances – Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 11: Discussion/Approval with possible action to transfer funds from street sign account to library account for purchase of signs and hardware- Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 12: Discussion/Approval with possible action concerning an update on the water tower inspection that was conducted on September 13, 2010. –Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 13: Previously Tabled; Discussion/Approval with possible action concerning a program called Traffic Payment.com for accepting payments-Ranger Police Department

Agenda Item 14: Discussion/Approval with possible action using Wright Express Universal Fleet gas card for fuel purchases- Officer Robert McCumsey

Agenda Item 15:Discussion/Approval with possible action regarding Special Commendation for Ranger Police Department- Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 16: Discussion/Approval with possible action regarding Secretary Wells attending TMCCP Election Seminar for City Secretaries in Irving, January 12th thru 14th

Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 17: Discussion/Approval with possible action to consider switching cell service to TEXAN Service Agreement- Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 18: Discussion/Approval with possible action to consider purchasing office supplies through Quill.com- Mayor Gerdes

Agenda Item 19: 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 20: Consent Agenda- Discussion/Approval with possible action to approve presented Minutes- Secretary Wells

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

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., December 10, 2010 and remained posted for 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting. All City Council meetings are digitally voice recorded.


Mary Wells, 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