City of Cross Plains

City Council Board Minutes

April 14, 2009

 

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This was a regular meeting of the Cross Plains City Council.  Members of the council present were Mayor Ray Purvis, Audrey Purvis, Bob Kirkham, & Peg Terrell. 

Employees present were Debbie Gosnell, Don Gosnell, Teresa Kennedy, Doug Dugger, Stuart Sowell, Jarrod Potter, Chris Bisbee, Jan Yeager & Amber Thomas. 

Members of the public meeting were James Nichols, Era Lee Hanke, Lewis Fortune, Kerry Mann, Judy Luter, & Jinny Hoskins. 

Mayor Purvis called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.   

By general consent the council approved the minutes as read.   

By general consent the council approved the police and judge’s report as presented.

SEE ATTACHMENT. 

 

Bob Kirkham moved to pay the bills.  Audrey Purvis seconded and motion carried. 

The Cross Plains Public Library submitted a contract between the City of Cross Plains and the Library.  Bob Kirkham moved to approve contract as presented.  Audrey Purvis seconded and motion carried. 

Peg Terrell moved to appoint Joyce McCoy as the 2009 City Election Judge.  Bob Kirkham seconded and motion carried. 

Audrey Purvis moved to have a joint election with the Cross Plains Independent School District.  Peg Terrell seconded and motion carried. 

Bob Kirkham moved to begin the preliminary engineering work on the pivot system for the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Audrey Purvis seconded and motion carried. 

Peg Terrell moved to allow Gosnell along with the Wastewater employees to research and purchase a generator for “backup power” for the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Audrey Purvis seconded and motion carried. 

Gosnell discussed the City’s Zoning ordinance and the need for updating.  She advised the council that the Planning Committee had agreed to serve as the Planning and Zoning Commission if the council so desired.  At that point Gosnell asked Kerry Mann, Planning Chairman to discuss some of the zoning needs.  Mann advised the council that the City’s Comprehensive Plan was done in 1980 through 2000.  He acknowledged that the Plan was a good plan but was too long.  He stated that the new plan should be a 10 year plan with a 5 year capital improvement plan.  He commented that the Commission would actually do most of the work and present to the council for final approval.  He also discussed the need for a Board of Adjusters to settle variances or arguments.  He suggested that the Board of Adjusters include a council member and a Planning member as well as local citizens.  Mann asked the council to consider a line item in the yearly budget for costs that will be incurred by the Planning and Zoning Board.  He advised that the costs of putting together a new Comprehensive Plan would include the services of the City’s Consulting Engineers and fees associated with their services as well as postage for notices to land owners and other miscellaneous costs.  By general consent the council agreed to look into putting something in the annual budget.  This item was tabled until a later date.  Peg Terrell moved to change the Planning Committee to the “Planning and Zoning Commission.  Bob Kirkham seconded and motion carried.  Judy Luter requested that notices be posted in the paper before the council acted on any item brought before them by the Commission.  The council explained that both the Planning Commission and the Council would have to have a public hearing and both would have to be published in the paper before the council could act on a particular item.   

By general consent the council agreed for Gosnell to get prices on a new pickup for the Maintenance Department. 

 

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Bob Kirkham moved to accept the Peddler’s Ordinance as presented.  Peg Terrell seconded and motion carried. 

Discussion was held at length concerning the animal control issues.  It was noted that the animal control officer has hauled several dogs the last month and citizens are still allowing their animals to run at large.  It was discussed that the Animal Control Officer at Clyde suggested updating the City’s ordinance to include registration of each dog.  Also discussed was the need to have a rabies vaccination clinic and Jarrod Potter is to talk to the new Vet about setting up a clinic and registering the dogs at the same time.   

Peg Terrell moved to increase the rates on the Community Center from $75.00 per day to $100.00 per day and to increase the hourly rate from $7.50 per hour to $10.00 per hour with a two hour minimum.  One half day is increased to $50.00 and a $100.00 deposit and $20 key deposit is required on all reservations.  Bob Kirkham seconded and motion carried.   

Audrey Purvis moved to go into executive session at 7:35 p.m.  Bob Kirkham seconded and motion carried. 

Personnel Evaluations. 

Bob Kirkham moved to return to open meeting at 9:50 p.m.  Peg Terrell seconded and motion carried. 

Bob Kirkham moved to adjourn.  Audrey Purvis seconded and motion carried.

 

                                                                                               

Ray Purvis, Mayor

 

ATTEST:                                                        

    Debbie Gosnell, Secretary

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This was a Public Hearing of the Cross Plains City Council.  Members of the council present were Mayor Ray Purvis, Audrey Purvis, Bob Kirkham, Jerry Cassle, & Peg Terrell. 

Employees present were Debbie Gosnell. 

A member of the public meeting with the council was Kerry Mann. 

Mary Alice Smith met with the council and went over the Park Grant with the council.  After discussion Bob Kirkham moved to pass the resolution authorizing Grantworks to apply for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Trails Grant.  Audrey Purvis seconded and motion carried. 

Jerry Cassle moved to adjourn.  Bob Kirkham seconded and motion carried. 

 

                                                                                               

Ray Purvis, Mayor

 

ATTEST:                                                        

    Debbie Gosnell, Secretary