STAPLES CIVIC CENTER
Mayor: Eddie Daffern
Mayor Pro Tem Ronnie Clark
Council members Ann Huebner
Bert “Bubba” Reinke
City Staff: Andrew Chavez, Chief of Police
City Staff: Marilyn DeVere – City Secretary/Treasurer
Call to Order: Mayor Daffern called the meeting to order at
Invocation and Pledge: Mayor Daffern led the pledge and silent prayer.
Citizens Comments – none
Approval of minutes – Councilmember Wester motioned and Councilmember Clark seconded that the minutes of the February meeting be approved, passed 5-0.
Financial Report – Councilmember Wester motioned and Councilmember Huebner seconded that the Financial Report be approved, motion passed 5-0.
Discussions and Possible Action Items
Official 2010 Census Report – The official count of the Staples population from the US Census Bureau is 267 people.
Accept metes and bounds attachment to the ordinance voted on and passed at the January council meeting for Helen B. Mott’s property to be part of the ETJ – council still has not received any additional paperwork to complete application. Councilmember Wester motioned that the issue be tabled until next month. Councilmember Clark seconded and motion passed 5-0.
Discussion and possible approval of Ordinance for Miles and Suzi Muller’s remaining property not in the ETJ to become part of the ETJ – Ordinance 20110316. Councilmember Wester motioned that the Ordinance be approved, Councilmember Clark seconded and motioned passed 5-0.
Discussion and possible approval of Ordinance granting Crystal Clear Water Corporation certain powers, licenses, privileges and franchise to operate and maintain a water utility within the city – Ordinance 20110315. Councilmember Wester motioned that the Ordinance be tabled, Councilmember Reinke seconded and motioned passed 5-0. Council will request copies of agreements with other municipalities from Crystal Clear Water Corporation.
Disposition of the Child Safety Program fee of $25.28 collected by the county for vehicle registration - Councilmember Wester made the motion to give the funds back to the Sheriff’s department. Councilmember Huebner seconded the motion and it passed 5-0.
Update on Verizon – Request letter from PUC to establish Municipal Access Line Rates for Staples: Councilmember Reinke made a motion to accept the ratio and Councilmember York seconded. The motion failed with opposing votes from council members Wester, Clark and Huebner. Discussion of issues followed. Councilmember Wester motioned and Councilmember Clark seconded that the issue be tabled. Motion passed 3-0 with council members Reinke and York abstaining.
City Audit – discussion on who to contact and hire. Councilmember Wester made the motion to table the issue and Councilmember Huebner seconded the motion. Motion passed 5-0.
Announcments from the Mayor – he will be attending the TML Region Meeting in Bandera on April 1.
Announcements from the Council – TCEQ approved the Turnerquest project.
Civic Club garage sale the 2nd weekend of April.
Motion to adjourn was made by Councilmember Wester with a second by Councilmember Reinke, passed 5-0 and meeting was adjourned at .
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 3b of the Texas Open Meetings Act (Local Govt. Code, Chapter 551), the City Council certifies that the items above are a full record of the subject matter of each deliberation and indicates each vote, order, decision or other action taken by the City Council of Staples, Texas at the meeting held on the date indicated above. Ratified and approved at the regular meeting of the City Council of Staples,