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MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
OF THE CITY OF GLENN HEIGHTS, TEXAS
November 6, 2006
STATE OF TEXAS *
COUNTIES OF DALLAS AND ELLIS *
CITY OF GLENN HEIGHTS *

On this the 6th day of November 2006 the City Council of the City of Glenn Heights met in a special meeting at the Glenn Heights City Hall in Glenn Heights, Texas located at 1938 S. Hampton Road with the following members present:
CITY COUNCIL:

Malinda Holley * Council Member
Kathy Dixon * Council Member
Mary Ann Chancellor * Council Member
Chance Harvey * Council Member
Victor Pereira * Mayor Pro Tem

STAFF: Othel Murphree * City Secretary
Patsy Ragland * Director of Finance
Annie Alford * Director of Human Resources
Mike Denham * Chief of Police
Drew Roberts * Director of Public Works

CONSULTANT:

Roger Gordon * City Attorneys Office
ABSENT: Tony Brown * Council Member

Mayor Pro Tem Pereira called the meeting to order at 7:36 p.m.

AGENDA

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: (At this time citizens who have registered will be allowed to speak on any matter not on the agenda, for a length of time not to exceed three minutes. No Council action or discussion may take place on a matter until such matter has been placed on an Agenda and posted in accordance with law. Citizens wishing to speak on agenda items will be allowed to speak when that item is called).

¤ Reginald Jones, 1805 Highmeadow St. - voiced concerns over high water (irrigation) bills.
¤ Monica Burkhalter, 2008 RidgeView Drive - voiced concerns over high water (irrigation) bills.
¤ Judith Gray, 1205 Seneca Place - voiced concerns over high water (irrigation) bills.
¤ Jiovania Wallace, 1817 Highmeadows - voiced concerns over high water (irrigation) bills.
¤ Eleana Riley, 1222 Quincy - voiced concerns over high water (irrigation) bills.
¤ Michael Knight, 941 W. Bear Creek Road - voiced concerns over high water (irrigation) bills in Gateway Addition.

CONSENT ITEMS: (Items listed under the consent agenda are considered routine and usuallyapproved in one motion. The exception to this rule is that a Council Member may request one or more items to be removed from the consent agenda for separate discussion and action.)

1. Consider approval of City Council Minutes of October 16, October 19, and October 23, 2006. City Secretary

Councilwoman Chancellor made a motion approving the minutes of October 16, October 19, and October 23, 2006. Councilwoman Holley made the second. The motion carried with the following vote:

VOTE: 5 For - Holley, Dixon, Chancellor, Harvey, and Pereira

2. Consider setting the date of November 15, 2006 for a special meeting to canvass the results of the November 7, 2006 Election and approve an Ordinance calling for a Run-Off Election if needed. City Secretary

The City Council instructed staff to set the date for the canvass and other election issues on a special meeting agenda for November 16, 2006.

3. Consider setting the date of Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. for a workshop to review and fifteen (15) retail selections from the Buxtons Target List. Director of Economic Development

Removed from the agenda.

NEW BUSINESS:

4. Receive Report on Tax Office and Delinquent Tax Collections. John Ames

John Ames, DeSoto Joint Tax Office and Edward Lopez, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP gave a verbal and written report on current and delinquent tax collections year ending 2005 - 2006.

5. Discuss and consider approving a proposal by McLain Decision Support System to update the water and sewer rate study. Director of Finance

Councilwoman Holley made a motion approving a proposal by McLain Decision Support System to update the water and sewer rate study. Councilwoman Dixon made the second. The motion carried with the following vote:

VOTE: 5 For - Holley, Dixon, Chancellor, Harvey, and Pereira

6. Discuss and consider approving an Inter-jurisdictional Statement of Understanding for Southern Regional Response Group. Chief of Police

Councilwoman Holley made a motion approving an Inter-jurisdictional Statement of Understanding for Southern Regional Response Group. Councilman Harvey made the second. The motion carried with the following vote:

VOTE: 5 For - Holley, Dixon, Chancellor, Harvey, and Pereira

7. Discuss Road Improvements and funding of said improvements. Councilwoman Dixon

After a brief discussion staff was instructed to bring back a detailed report and a plan to repair the streets including cost.

ADDENDUM:
1. Considering approving an Interlocal Cooperation Contract for the Lease of Voting Machines in the amount of $162.09 with Ellis County. City Secretary

Councilman Harvey made a motion approving an Interlocal Cooperation Contract for the Lease of Voting Machines in the amount of $162.09 with Ellis County. Councilwoman Chancellor seconded the motion. The motion carried with the following vote:

VOTE: 5 For - Holley, Dixon, Chancellor, Harvey, and Pereira

OLD BUSINESS:

8. Discuss and consider an Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances by the enactment of a new Article 1.03 of Chapter 1 requiring Members of the City Council to attend meetings of the Council. City Secretary

Councilwoman Dixon made a motion approving an Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances by the enactment of a new Article 1.03 of Chapter 1 requiring Members of the City Council to attend meetings of the Council. Councilwoman Chancellor seconded the motion. The motion carried with the following vote:

VOTE: 5 For - Holley, Dixon, Chancellor, Harvey, and Pereira

9. Discuss and provide direction to staff on an Ordinance amending Ordinance 817-06 defining the requirements of Mobile Homes and HUD-Code Manufactured Homes or Trailer Houses and Motor Homes located within a Manufactured Home Park. City Secretary

Council instructed staff to have the attorney to include language that clearly repeals the earlier ordinances and replaces it in its entirely with new language as per the Attorneys email.



EXECUTIVE SESSION:

10. Executive Session pursuant to the Texas Government Code:

Ø Chapter 551.074 - Personnel - City Manager Position.

Councilwoman Dixon made a motion to go into Executive Session pursuant to the Texas Government Code, Chapter Chapter 551.074 - Personnel - City Managers Position. Councilwoman Chancellor made the second to the motion. The motion carried with the following vote:

VOTE: 5 For - Holley, Dixon, Chancellor, Harvey, and Pereira

The City Council convened into Executive Session at 10:01 p.m.

Mayor Pro Tem Pereira called the meeting back to order at 10:43 p.m.

Councilwoman Holley made a motion to come out of Executive Session. Councilwoman Dixon made the second. The motion carried with the following vote:

VOTE: 5 For - Holley, Dixon, Chancellor, Harvey, and Pereira

11. Any action as a result of the Executive Session.

Councilwoman Chancellor made a motion engaging the Mercer Group to conduct an extensive turn-key search, including advertising, screening, background checks, etc for a City Manager for a cost not to exceed $25,000; and approve engaging Texas First Group Replacements Services, Inc. to provide an interim city manager at a rate of $47.00 a hour. Councilwoman Holley made the second. The motion carried with the following vote:

VOTE: 5 For - Holley, Dixon, Chancellor, Harvey, and Pereira

CONCLUSION:

Mayor Pro Tem Pereira adjourned the meeting at 10:46 p.m.
_________________________________
Victor Pereira, Mayor Pro Tem

Attest:
___________________________________
Othel Murphree, City Secretary

Passed and Approved 4th day of December, 2006.

 
 
 
 
 
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