CITY COUNCIL MEETING
August 6, 2020
The city council met in regular session with the following present: Mayor Jack E. Rowden; Councilmen, Dean Banker, Dan Corpening, Brad Niehues, Jason Teeter, and Frankie Thomas.
Others present were City Clerk Carrie L. Baeza, Electric Systems & Park Supervisor Logan Frederick, City Inspector Josh Grubbs, Chief of Police Courtney Leslie, Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, City Attorney Wayne R. Tate, Ron Martin, Tim Singer, and Ruthie Winget.
Mayor Jack E. Rowden presided.
Motion by Councilman Dean Banker, seconded by Councilman Dan Corpening, to approve the minutes of July 6, 2020 with a change on the motion to approve a new hire to reflect Councilman Frankie Thomas and not past Councilman Shannon Crawford. Motion carried.
Each member of the governing body was provided a copy of Municipal Judge Paula Sosa’s report for the month of June, showing 28 new cases brought before the court and $3,976.18 remitted to the city. Motion by Councilman Jason Teeter, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, to accept the report. Motion carried.
Ron Martin with the Gas Capital Car Show came before the council to request the use of the City Park and to block 4th Street for the car show to be held on August 22. Motion by Councilman Brad Niehues, seconded by Councilman Dean Banker, to allow the use of the park and to block 4th Street on August 22 for the Gas Capital Car Show. Motion carried.
Tim Singer with the Ministerial Alliance came before the council to ask for the use of the park for a public church service on August 23. They would have a flatbed trailer and bounce houses for this event. Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas to allow the Ministerial Alliance to use the park for a public church service on August 23. Motion carried.
City Inspector Josh Grubbs presented his monthly activities report.
At 5:30 p.m., the city council met as a budget hearing body. No one appeared in connection with the budget hearing. City Clerk Carrie Baeza presented the budget as published to the council with an increase of 0.171 mills for a 1.935% increase in property taxes. This resulted in a revenue increase of $18,620. The Clerk also presented pie charts showing the 2021 budget breakdown by fund and revenue source, general fund breakdown, payroll breakdown, golf revenue and expense breakdown. Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, that the 2021 budget be approved as published. Motion carried.
Motion by Councilman Jason Teeter, seconded by Councilman Brad Niehues, to accept the Appropriation Ordinances No. 2155 & 2156. Motion carried.
Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Dean Banker, that the meeting adjourn. Motion carried.