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REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING July 6, 2010

The Waelder City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on July 6, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Waelder City Hall. Those present were Mike Harris, Robert Tovar, Dora Ramirez, Annie Jackson and Becky Ayala. Mayor Roy Tovar did preside.

A motion was made by Mike Harris to approve the minutes with a second by Robert Tovar. The vote was unanimous and the motion was passed.

A motion was made by Annie Jackson to approve the payment of the bills with a second by Robert Tovar. The vote unanimous and the motion was passed.

A motion was made by Mike Harris to approve the financial reports with a second by Becky Ayala. The vote was unanimous and the motion was passed.

Open Forum: None

A motion was made by Mike Harris to approve the Mobile Home Permit to Estela Rangel with a second by Robert Tovar. The vote unanimous and the motion was passed.

The Council discussed bids for Wastewater Improvements, TDRA Project No. 729690 on two (2) projects. Gene Kruppa with BEFCO Engineering presented bid information. (The bid with Supak Construction Inc. would be difference of an estimate of $20,000 to $25,000)

Bid 1. Supak Construction, Inc. $236,088.50
Bid 2. Kia, Inc. $349,345.00M

A motion made by Mike Harris to award contract to Supak Construction, Inc. bid of $236,088.50 with second by Becky Ayala and the City intend to make up the difference. The vote was unanimous and the motion was passed.
Philip Ruiz discussed the status update on the Neighborhood Stabilization

Program:

(a.) The City of Waelder will be able to build (5) Five Houses
(b.) On July 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers will receive and discuss the sealed bids on the demolition on the (5) properties
(c.) On July 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at City Council Chambers will receive and discuss the sealed bids on the construction of the (5) Homes
(d.) The City Council will award the demolition and construction bids at the Special Called Meeting on July 26, 2010 for the NSP. The deadline for awarding the demolition and construction is July 31, 2010.
(e.) Once the bids are accepted. The next step would be for the Council to decide; should 2 homes be a 3 Bedroom and 2 Bath and the remaining 3 a 2 Bedroom and 1 Bath home
(f.) All the homes will need to be build with addition sound proof (has a railroad of a 3,000 ft. radius) and energy efficient
(g.) The codes on the home need to match: For example: the outlet on the wall can not be no lower than 15 above the floor and the light switch and thermostat can not be no higher than 40

A motion was made by Mike Harris to appoint Becky Ayala and Roy Tovar as the (2) two representatives to the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission General Assembly and appoint Becky Ayala to the GCRPC Board of Directors, with a second by Robert Tovar. The vote was unanimous and the motion was passed.

The Council reviews the 2009 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report with no questions.

A motion was made by Robert Tovar to approve the rental agreement at the rate of $300 per month without utilities to start on August 1, 2010, with a second by Annie Jackson. The vote was unanimous and the motion was passed.

A motion was made by Mike Harris to approve the Resolution of the City of Waelder, Texas, Authorizing and Directing the Purchase of Real Estate Situated in Gonzales, Texas, County, Texas from the United States of America, All of Lots No. (15) Fifteen and (16) Sixteen, Block No. 60, Kevin and Marie Cruz, All of Lots No. (1) one, and (2) two, and the north of lots No. (5) Five and (6) Six, in Block No. 32, Breanna Hernandez, All of Lots No. (1) one and (2) two, Block No. 35, Natividad Martinez, All of Lots No. (25) twenty-five, (26) twenty-six and the north of Lot No. 24 in Block No. 31 in the Town of Waelder, lying and being situated in Gonzales, Texas, within the Corporate Limits of the City of Waelder with a second by Dora Ramirez. The vote unanimous and the motion was passed.

A motion was made by Mike Harris to approve purchase a Police Vehicle at $23,000 with a second by Annie Jackson. The vote was unanimous and the motion was passed.

A motion was made by Mike Harris to discontinue the storage rental for the Clean Sweep Committee with a second by Becky Ayala. The vote was unanimous and the motion was passed.

The Council convened to Executive Session at 7:23 p.m. according to Texas Government Code 551.074: Personnel : Municipal Judge

The Council reconvened to Open Session. A motion was made by Mike Harris to approve an increase salary at $300/month with a second by Becky Ayala. (Dora Ramirez abstained) The motion was passed.

A motion was made by Mike Harris to extend Chief of Police Larry Stamps probation for another 6 months with a second Robert Tovar. The vote was unanimous and the motion was passed.

A motion was made to adjourn Mike Harris with a second Dora Ramirez. The vote unanimous and the motion was passed.


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