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Tom Bean City Council regular session April 16
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Apr 13, 2018
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201 S. Britton St. Tom Bean, TX 75489

6:00p.m./Monday, April 16, 2018




1.    CALL TO ORDER - Call to order by the Mayor.


2.    INVOCATION – Invocation by Jason Lankford.





Sherry E. Howard (Mayor)                            

Daniel Harrison          

Dawson Nitcholas

Lonnie M. Jones (Mayor Pro-Tem)

Brittany Melton


5.    PUBLIC COMMENTS (Limited to five minutes per person.)



6.1      Mayor Howard to read Proclamation declaring April 2018 as Fair Housing Month.

6.2      Mayor Howard to read Proclamation declaring May 6-12, 2018 as Municipal Clerks Week.


7.    MARCH REPORTS – Discussion Only

7.1    Report from Fire Department – Chief Jason Lankford

Incident County, Incident Type, Statistics, Responding Personnel, Grants, and equipment maintenance.

7.2    Report from Library Director – Roberta Bumpus

         Library statistics      

7.3    Report from Court Clerk – Tammy Phillips

Activity Report and Trials

7.4    Report from Police Department – Chief Tim Green

         Fuel Consumption, Budgeted Expenditures, Reserve Officer Recruiting, 2018 Justice Assistance Grant, Surplus Auction, Agency Seal, and Statistics.

7.5    Report from Public Works Director – Steve Dane

Water Pumpage, Leaks, New Well Construction, Wastewater Plant, Whitemound and Downtown Well.

7.6    Report from Mayor – Sherry Howard

Update status on Holcombville grant, update status on North water well, Mayor to attend Grayson County Sheriffs Citizen’s Academy for 12 weeks, Waste Management scholarships update, and a reminder that Early Voting will be held from April 23-27, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and April 30th, 2018 and May 1st, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Election day will be held May 5th, 2018 from 7:00 am to 7:00 p.m.


8.    CONSENT AGENDA (All consent agenda items are considered routine by City Council and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Councilmember requests an item be removed and considered separately.)

8.1      To approve Minutes of the Regular Session meeting held on March 19, 2018.

8.2    To approve Financials for March 2018.

8.3    To approve Resolution 2018-06 appointing and formally recognizing the Chief of Police and duly sworn, licensed Texas Peace Officers employed by the Tom Bean Police Department as authorized Code Enforcement Officials.

8.4      To approve Resolution 2018-07 appointing Attorney James C. Tidwell and the Law Firm of Wolfe, Tidwell & McCoy, LLP as the City of Tom Bean’s Municipal Attorney; authorizing James C. Tidwell to Act on the City’s behalf as its legal counsel.

8.5      To approve Resolution 2018-08 recognizing the adoption and designation of the official agency seal of the Tom Bean Police Department.

8.6      To approve Resolution 2018-09 authorizing the auction and sale of surplus equipment via Rene Bates online Auction.



9.1      Consider and act upon approving $2,500 tap fee for outside City Limit connections.



10.1   Consider and act upon approving Variance request from David and Tammy Phillips at 207 W. Bonham St. to waive the 10-ft. setback zoning rule and to allow them to put a new 12’ X 20’ portable storage building on the southwest side of their property line due to lot size/location of sewer line.  Recommendation to be presented by the Planning and Zoning Commission.



      Council may adjourn to Executive Session in accordance with Article 551.072 Deliberations Regarding Real Property, 551.074 Personnel Matters of the Government Code of the State of Texas to discuss the following:


11.1  To discuss purchase of real property.

11.2  To discuss evaluation of employee.


12. RECONVENE into Regular Session and Consider Action, if any, on items discussed in Executive Session.   


13. COUNCIL COMMENTS regarding recognition of community members, city employees, and upcoming events.