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January 10, 2000

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, January 10, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Room of the City Offices, 703 5th. Street, Lorenzo, Texas with Mayor Lester Bownds presiding.

I. OPENING ACTIONS:
The Council met with the following members present:
Mayor Lester Bownds, Council members Jo Ann Curbo, Joe Deleon, Jo McNabb, Jeff Ratheal, and Micky Woodard.
Also present was City Administrator Jim Norris.
Guests attending this meeting were: Larry Wampler (Commissioner), and Don Foard and Jack Reid of JD Duncan Disposal.
The Invocation was given by Joe Deleon..
II. The minutes of the Regular Meeting of December 13, 1999 were presented for review. MOTION by Councilwoman Woodard and seconded by Councilwoman McNabb to approve the minutes as presented.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
III. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Bank Balances.
B. Finances.
C. Bills Paid.
MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. Mr. Don Foard and Mr. Jack Reid of the JD Duncan Disposal Company presented the Council with a proposal for garbage pick-up and alley trash removal. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the Mayor and City Administrator enter into contract negotiations with the JD Duncan Disposal Company and the results of these negotiations to be presented to the Council at a later date for review and action.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. MOTION by Councilwoman McNabb and seconded by Councilman Deleon that the Council call a Special Meeting for Monday, January 24, 2000 to review the bids received on January 18, 2000 for construction of the wastewater project.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. December Police Report.
B. Energas Letter - Mcf billing.
C. Classic Cable Letter - Informing city of television services increase.
D. Valor Telecommunications Letter - Concerning PUC Application.
E. 2000 Election Calendar.
F. Council Voting Districts.
G. Energas - Effective date of gas price increase.
VI. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business, MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilwoman McNabb that the meeting of January 10, 2000 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

February 15, 2000

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Room of the City Offices, 703 5th. Street, Lorenzo, Texas with Mayor Lester Bownds presiding.

I. OPENING ACTIONS:
The Council met with the following members present:
Mayor Lester Bownds, Council members Jo Ann Curbo, Joe Deleon, Jo McNabb, Jeff Ratheal, and Micky Woodard.
Also present was City Administrator Jim Norris.
Guests attending this meeting were: George Wilson, Energas Co. and Russell Schrieber, Oller Engineering, Inc.
The Invocation was given by Jo Ann Curbo..
II. The minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 10, 2000 and the Special Meeting of January 24, 2000 were presented for review. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilman Woodard to approve the minutes as presented.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
III. PUBLIC HEARING (Gas Rate Change Request By The Energas Company)
A. Mr. George Wilson, of the Energas Company, reviewed the recommendations of the West Texas Steering Committee (a committee formed to review the gas rate increase request by Energas.).
IV. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Bank Balances.
B. Finances.
C. Bills Paid.
MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilwoman McNabb that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the Council approve the adoption of Resolution and Order 01-02-00. (A resolution rejecting the proposed gas rate increase request by the Energas Co.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the Council order the 2000 City Council Elections. (The order is attached to these minutes.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the Council adopt the 2000-2001 City Calendar.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the Council approve an "Agreement" with Valor Communications (the Telecommunications Company purchasing the GTE Telephone Franchise for the City of Lorenzo and other Cities) that outlines expected services to be provided once the Public Utility Commission approves the franchise sale.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
E. MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the March council meeting be delayed and set for Monday, March 27, 2000.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
F. DISCUSSION concerning the proposal to contract for "Street Sweeping" for the City of Lorenzo.
G. DISCUSSION concerning the proposal to contract for "Alley Trash Pick-up" and fees for the service.
H. DISCUSSION concerning disannexation of the 97 acre "Compress Tract".
VI. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. January Police Report.
B. Energas Letter - Mcf billing.
C. TNRCC Letter - Concerning sewage spills.
D. Tom Brian Letter - Concerning TML letter addressing Attorney General ruling on public comment.
E. Card of Appreciation - Leon Moore
F. SPAG Letter - Concerning discharge of water into playa lakes.
VII. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business, MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the meeting of February 15, 2000 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

Special Session

Budget Hearing
March 27, 2000

The Lorenzo City Council met in Special Session Monday, March 27, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Room of the City Offices, 703 5th. Street, Lorenzo, Texas with Mayor Lester Bownds presiding.

I. OPENING ACTIONS:
The Council met with the following members present:
Mayor Lester Bownds, Council members Joann Curbo, Jo McNabb, Jeff Ratheal, and Micky Woodard.
Council member Joe Deleon was absent.
Also present was City Administrator Jim Norris.
Guests attending this meeting were Charles Hankston and Joyce Jones.

II. PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET
A. Presentation and Review.
B. Questions and Answers.

III. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business, Councilwoman Curbo moved and Councilman Ratheal seconded that the meeting of March 27, 2000 be adjourned at 7:35 P.M.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

 

March 27, 2000

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, March 27, 2000 at 7:40 P.M. in the Council Room of the City Offices, 703 5th. Street, Lorenzo, Texas with Mayor Lester Bownds presiding.

I. OPENING ACTIONS:
The Council met with the following members present:
Mayor Lester Bownds, Council members Joann Curbo, Jo McNabb, Jeff Ratheal, and Micky Woodard.
Council member Joe Deleon was absent.
Also present was City Administrator Jim Norris.
Guests attending this meeting were Charles Hankston, Joyce Jones, and Russell Schrieber, City Engineer.
The invocation was given by Jeff Ratheal.
II. The minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 15, 2000 were presented for review. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Ratheal to approve the minutes as presented.
With all members voting Aye, the motion carried.
III. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Review of bills paid.
B. Budget.
C. Bank Balances.
MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the City Administrator be authorized to negotiate a contract with Triple C. Waste Service of Idalou for "alley trash" removal and prepare an ordinance for fees and services for Council approval.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the Council adopt the 2000-
2001 budget as presented.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. MOTION by Councilwoman McNabb and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the Council approve
salaries for the 2000-2001 budget year as follows:
Police Chief, Aaron Arthur, $24,620.00 ($24,320.00 plus $300.00 on December 15th.)
Judge, J.R. Petersen, $4,575.00 ($4,500.00 plus $75.00 on December 15th.)
City Administrator, Jim Norris $27,500.00 ($27,000.00 plus $500.00 on December 15th.)
Chief Clerk, Dorothy Bristow $16,890.00 ($16,640.00 plus $250.00 on December 15th.)
Water and Sewer Superintendent, Ismael Rodriquez $25, 314.00 ($25,064.00 plus $250.00 on December 15th.)
Water and Sewer Maintenance Employee, Mike Bristow $18,450.00 ($18,200.00 plus $250. On December 15th.)
Half-Time Clerk, Susie Rodriquez $7,405.00 ($7,280.00 plus $125.00 on December 15th.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carrried.
D. MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the Council approve an
Interlocal Agreement between the City of Lorenzo and the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmantal Employee Benefits Pool. (Copy on file.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
E. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the Council designate
April as "Fair Housing Month" in the City of Lorenzo.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
F. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that City Administrator be
authorized to contract with Jordan's Power Sweep of Lubbock to sweep the streets of Lorenzo.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
G. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the Council instruct the
City Administrator to prepare an ordinance for the disannexation of the "compress tract".
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried
V. NON-ACTION ITEMS
A. February Police Report
B. Council Meeting Time Change
VI. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business, Councilman Ratheal moved and Councilwoman Curbo seconded that the meeting of March 27, 2000 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

April 17, 2000

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, April 17, 2000 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Room of the City Offices, 703 5th. Street, Lorenzo, Texas with Mayor Lester Bownds presiding.

I. OPENING ACTIONS:
The Council met with the following members present:
Mayor Lester Bownds, Council members Jo Ann Curbo, Joe Deleon, Jo McNabb, Jeff Ratheal, and Micky Woodard.
Also present was City Administrator Jim Norris.
Guests attending this meeting were: Herschel Bird, Joyce Jones, and Russell Schrieber, Oller Engineering, Inc.
The Invocation was given by Micky Woodard.
II. The minutes of the Budget Hearing and Regular Meeting of March 27, 2000 were presented for review. MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilman Ratheal to approve the minutes as presented.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. PATRON INPUT:
A. Herschel Bird reviewed with the Council his disatisfaction with 1) sewer line stoppage and request
for payment of his bill for plumbing repairs, 2) procedures for lodging animal control complaints, and 3) loss of tree on his property caused by chemicals.
No action taken on request for payment of plumbing repairs.
B. Russell Schrieber, City Engineer with Oller Engineering, reviewed with Council the status of the
wastewater project and the upcoming TCDP projects.
IV. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Bank Balances.
B. Finances.
C. Bills Paid.
MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the Council approve the adoption of Ordinance 01-04-00. (An Ordinace canceling the election for unopposed candidates.)(Place II and Place IV.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the Council approve the adoption of Resolution 02-04-00. (A Resolution requesting modification of the City's contract with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs)(TCDP contract)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the Council approve the adoption of Ordinance No. 02-04-00. (An Ordinance ordering the disannexation of the 97.00 Acre "Compress Tract".)(The tract of land east of Lincoln Street between County Road 164 and State Highway 114.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilwoman McNabb that the Council approve the adoption of Ordinance No. 03-04-00. (An Ordinance levying fees for the removal of "allley trash")
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
VI. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. March Police Report.
B. Insurance Coverage For The City.
VII. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business; MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the meeting of April 17, 2000 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried
.

 

May 8, 2000

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, May 8, 2000 at 8:20 P.M. in the Council Room of the City Offices, 703 5th. Street, Lorenzo, Texas with Mayor Lester Bownds presiding.

I. OPENING ACTIONS:
The Council met with the following members present:
Mayor Lester Bownds, Council Members Jo Ann Curbo, Jo McNabb, Jeff Ratheal, and Micky Woodard.
Also present was City Administrator Jim Norris.
Councilmember Joe Deleon was absent.
Guests attending this meeting were: Joyce Jones, Paula Bownds, and Dorothy Bristow.
The Invocation was given by Jo McNabb.
II. The minutes of the Regular Meeting of April 17, 2000 were presented for review. MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilman Ratheal to approve the minutes with correction to wording of Item III (A).
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
III. COUNCIL BUSINESS:
A. The Council canvased the results of the 2000 Mayors Election:
Results: Lester Bownds 92 votes, Joyce Jones 14 votes.
B. The Council certified the results of the election and declared Joe Deleon, Place II, Jeff Ratheal, Place IV, (who were uncontested) and Lester Bownds, Mayor, elected.
C. Dorothy Bristow, City Clerk, administered the Statement of Elected Officials to Mayor Bownds and Councilman Ratheal.
IV. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Bank Balances.
B. Finances.
C. Bills Paid.
MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the Council approve the adoption of Resolution 03-05-00. (A Resolution to amend the performance statement for 1999 TCDP contract.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the Council approve the adoption of Resolution No. 04-05-00. (A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Lorenzo accepting the bid of $209,693.00 under the City's TCDP contract #719511 and authorizing award of the contract to UCA Construction.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. MOTION by Councilwoman McNabb and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the Council approve the contracting for mosquito spraying with Southwest Aerial Spraying of Plainview.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the Council conduct a Public Hearing Monday, May 15, 2000 at 7:30 PM in the Council Chambers to review the deletion of services under TCDP grant #719511 because of financial limitations.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
VI. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. April Police Report.
B. Review of Municipal Governmental Liability.
VII. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business; MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the meeting of May 8, 2000 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

June 12, 2000

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, June 12, 2000 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Room of the City Offices, 703 5th. Street, Lorenzo, Texas with Mayor Lester Bownds presiding.

I. OPENING ACTIONS:
The Council met with the following members present:
Mayor Lester Bownds, Council Members Jo Ann Curbo, Jeff Ratheal, and Micky Woodard.
Also present was City Administrator Jim Norris.
Councilmembers Joe Deleon and Jo McNabb were absent.
Guests attending this meeting were: Joyce Jones and Robert Wall.
The Invocation was given by Jo Ann Curbo.
II. The minutes of the Special and Regular Meetings of May 8, 2000 and Special Meeting of May 15, 2000 were presented for review. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilman Woodard to approve the minutes as presented.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. PATRON INPUT:
A. Robert Wall appeared before Council to discuss the need for sewer service at his mothers residence, 301 Washington. Staff members were requested to research costs of service and report to Council in July.
IV. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Bank Balances.
B. Finances.
C. Bills Paid.
MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. The Council finds, under Texas Tort Claims Act #101.0215, that city employees were not negligent
and or not personally liable for maintenance conducted in April on the sewerline serving the Herschell Bird residence. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the Council deny request for reimbursement for plumbing services.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the Council approve the "Bylaws and Regulations" of the Lorenzo Volunteer Fire Department as presented.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the Council approve Resolution 05-06-00. (A resolution approving HOWCO Services, Inc. as Grant Administrator for the 2001/2003 TCDP grant cycle projects.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the Council approve
Resolution 06-06-00. (A resolution approving "Oller Engineering, Inc." as first choice to conduct engineering services for the 2001/2003 TCDP grant cycle projects.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
E. MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the City lease/purchase
a 5205 John Deere tractor through the Cooperative Purchasing Program of the Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
F. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the Council approve the 2001
Crosby County Appraisal District's proposed budget as presented.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
VI. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. May Police Report.
B. Region III TML meeting.
C. Siren repair.
D. City office radio power supply replacement.
E. Audit report due in July.
F. Update of TCDP project.
G. Update on sewer plant construction.
H. Status report on Energas rate request.
VII. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business, MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the meeting of June 12, 2000 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

July 17, 2000

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, July 17, 2000 at 7:40 P.M. in the Council Room of the City Offices, 703 5th. Street, Lorenzo, Texas with Mayor Lester Bownds presiding.

I. OPENING ACTIONS:
The Council met with the following members present:
Mayor Lester Bownds, Council Members Jo Ann Curbo, Je Deleon, Jo McNabb, Jeff Ratheal, and Micky Woodard.
Also present was City Administrator Jim Norris.
Guests attending this meeting were: Randall Miller (Energas Representative), Russell Schriber (Oller Engineering), Larry Wampler (County Commissioner), Joyce Jones and Robert Wall.
The Invocation was given by Jeff Ratheal..
II. The minutes of the Regular Meetings of June 12, 2000 were presented for review. MOTION by Councilwoman McNabb and seconded by Councilman Ratheal to approve the minutes as presented.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
III. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Bank Balances.
B. Finances.
C. Bills Paid.
MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. Commissioner Larry Wampler reviewed with the Council issues concerning operation of the City/County Library. Specifcally, that being the number of hours available for employment by the Lorenzo Librarian without jepordizing operational hours of the Library.
No action taken by Council as this was a discussion item only.
B. Robert Wall addressed the Council concerning the issue of sewer service to his mother's residence at 312
Washington. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that since the request for sewer service encompasses an extension of the present sewer line or the installation of an approved septic system, the City is not in position to fund these at the present time; therefore, the Council should take no action on the request for service.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the Council approve the City's participation in planning activities with the Llano Estacado Regional Planning Group. The planning activities include the purchase and distribution of water from the Panhandle Counties of Hartley and Roberts.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the Council approve the Rental
Agreement Regulations for the Community Center.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
E. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the City approve the adoption of
Resolution 06-07-00. ( A resolution accepting the gas rate Settlement Agreement with the Energas Company. Gas Utilities Docket No. 9002-9135.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
F. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the Council approve the adoption of
Resolution 07-07-00. ( A resolution requesting changes in the TCDP contract #719511. Specfically the deletion of Jackson Street and the addition of Van Buren Street for water improvements.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. June Police Report.
B. Energas Mcf for July.
C. Valor Telecom Letter
D. TNRCC Update.
E. Tx Dot Letter.
F. Census 2000 Recognition.
G. Review of wastewater plant construction and water line replacement projects by Russell Schrieber, City
Engineer.
VI. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business, MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the meeting of July 17, 2000 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

August 14, 2000

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, August 14, 2000 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Room of the City Offices, 703 5th. Street, Lorenzo, Texas with Mayor Lester Bownds presiding.

I. OPENING ACTIONS:
The Council met with the following members present:
Mayor Lester Bownds, Council Members Jo Ann Curbo, Jo McNabb, and Micky Woodard.
Councilman Joe Deleon and Jeff Ratheal were absent.
Also present was City Administrator Jim Norris.
Guests attending this meeting were: Kenneth Bird, Charles Hankston, City Engineers Russel Schrieber and Rich Oller, and Joyce Jones.
The Invocation was given by Micky Woodard.
II. The minutes of the Special and Regular Meetings of July 17, 2000 were presented for review. MOTION by Councilwoman McNabb and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo to approve the minutes as presented.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
III. PATRON INPUT:
A. Russel Schrieber, City of Lorenzo project Engineer, reviewed with Council the progress and issues of concern relating to the wastewater and water line replacement projects.
B. Charles Hankston addressed the Council about issues relating to Rosie Wall's sewer problems and weeds on property west and south of the Mount Pleasant Church.
IV. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Bank Balances.
B. Finances.
C. Bills Paid.
MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the Council approve the adoption of Resolution No. 08-08-00. (A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Lorenzo authorizing submission of a Texas Community Development Program application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. Information concerning the 2000 property taxes and the proposed 2000 tax rate were reviewed and discussed.
C. A letter of resignation from Place IV Council Member Jeff Ratheal was read and reviewed.
MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilwoman McNabb that the resignation of Councilman Ratheal be accepted with apprecition for service to the Council.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. MOTION BY Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilwoman McNabb that Councilman
Woodard be appointed to a taxing entity committee to accept or reject sealed bids for CCAD controlled properties.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
E. MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that Ordinance No.
05-09-00 (an Ordinance amending Section 7.404 of Article 7.400 of the Code of Ordinances which establishes an enforcement procedure for violators of curfew regulations) be approved for first reading.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
VI. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. July Police Report.
B. Review of Letter From Equal Opportunity Commission.
C. Memo From Energas/Settlement Agreement Update
D. TCDP Grant Information
E. Energas Mcf for August
VII. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business: MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilwoman McNabb that the meeting of August 14, 2000 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

September 11, 2000

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, September 11, 2000 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Room of the City Offices, 703 5th. Street, Lorenzo, Texas with Mayor Lester Bownds presiding.

I. OPENING ACTIONS:
The Council met with the following members present:
Mayor Lester Bownds, Council Members Jo Ann Curbo, Jo McNabb, and Micky Woodard.
Councilman Joe Deleon was absent.
Also present was City Administrator Jim Norris.
Guests attending this meeting were: City Engineer, Russel Schrieber, City Auditor, Randal Terry, and Joyce Jones.
The Invocation was given by Jo McNabb..
II. The minutes of the Regular Meetings of August 14, 2000 were presented for review. MOTION by Councilwoman McNabb and seconded by Councilman Woodard to approve the minutes as presented.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
III. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Bank Balances.
B. Finances.
C. Bills Paid.
MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. Russell Schrieber, City Engineer, reviewed with Council the following, concerning the waste water project: 1) Final inspection of completed facility on 9-11-00. 2) Contract change order related to seeding of site. 3) Processing of liquidated damages for not meeting 180 day construction time limit. 4) Closing of imhoff system.
No action taken on engineering report.
B. Randal Terry, City Auditor, presented the 1999 audit report. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and
seconded by Councilman Woodard that the 1999 audit report be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
F. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilwoman McNabb that the Council approve
Ordinance 04-09-00. (An ordinance setting the 2000 tax rate at $.513676 per $100.00.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
G. MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that Ordinance No.
05-09-00 be approved for second and final reading.(An Ordinance amending Section 7.404 of Article 7.400 of the Code of Ordinances which establishes an enforcement procedure for violators of curfew regulations.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
H. MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilwoman McNabb that the Council adopt a
Resolution of Appreciation for Jeff Ratheal for service to the City of Lorenzo as Council Member from May of 1996 to August of 2000.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
I. The Energas Company is closing its Ralls offices and have requested space in the City of Lorenzo to house
a desk, computer station, and phone line for a fee of $100.00 per month for 12 months.
MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the City approve the Energas request.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. August Police Report.
F. Review of Letter Concerning Energas Rate Case.
G. Review of Information Concerning Council Vacancy.
H. Llano Estcado Regional Water Notice
I. Vote Taken For TML Risk Pool Board of Trustees
J. Energas Mcf for September.
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION:
A. Mayor Bownds called the Council into closed session at 9:29: P.M. in accordance with Gov. Code 551.074 (Personnel Matters) to:
1. Review staff evaluations.
2. Deliberate the appointment of council member.

B. The Council returned to open session at 10:24 P.M. (Actions taken.)
1. No action taken on item (VI)(A)(1).
2. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Woodard that Jimmy Isbell
be appointed to Place IV on the City Council replacing Jeff Ratheal.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
VII. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business: MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the meeting of September 11, 2000 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

October 23, 2000

The Lorenzo City Council met in Special Session, Monday, October 23, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Room of the City Offices, 703 5th. Street, Lorenzo, Texas with Mayor Pro-Tem Jo McNabb presiding.

I. OPENING ACTIONS:
The Council met with the following members present:
Mayor Lester Bownds, Council members Jo Ann Curbo, Joe Deleon, Jimmy Isbell, Jo McNabb, and Micky Woodard.
Also present was City Administrator Jim Norris and Mike Cypert.
II. EXECUTIVE SESSION:
A. Mayor Pro-Tem, Jo McNabb, called the Council into closed session at 7:01 P.M. to review and deliberate City Administrator applications and interview City Administrator applicant Mike Cypert
The Council returned to open session at 8:39 P.M.
No action taken by Council on item (II)(A).
Mayor Bownds called a meeting of the Council for 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 24, 2000
to interview City Adminstrator applicants Jerry Perkins and Dorothy Bristow.
III. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business, Councilman Woodard moved and Councilwoman Curbo seconded that the meeting of October 23, 2000 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

October 24, 2000

The Lorenzo City Council met in Special Session, Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Room of the City Offices, 703 5th. Street, Lorenzo, Texas with Mayor Lester Bownds presiding.

I. OPENING ACTIONS:
The Council met with the following members present:
Mayor Lester Bownds, Council members Jo Ann Curbo, Joe Deleon, Jimmy Isbell, Jo McNabb, and Micky Woodard.
Also present was City Administrator Jim Norris and City Administrator candidates Jerry Perkins and Dorothy Bristow.
II. EXECUTIVE SESSION:
A. Mayor Lester Bownds called the Council into closed session at 7:01 P.M. to interview City
Administrator applicants Jerry Perkins and Dorothy Bristow.
The Council returned to open session at 9:18 P.M.
III. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. In Open Session: MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Isbell that Mike Cypert
be employed as City Administrator for the City of Lorenzo at an annual salary of $30,000.00.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business, Councilman Isbell moved and Councilman Deleon seconded that the meeting of October 24, 2000 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

November 13, 2000

The Lorenzo City Council met in Special Session, Monday, November 13, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Room of the City Offices, 703 5th. Street, Lorenzo, Texas with Mayor Lester Bownds presiding for the expressed purpose of
receiving public comments concerning TCDP Project No. 719511 prior to accepting the completed project.
I. OPENING ACTIONS:
The Council met with the following members present:
Mayor Lester Bownds, Council members Jo Ann Curbo, Jimmy Isbell, Jo McNabb, and Micky Woodard.
Councilman Joe Deleon was absent.
Also present was City Administrator Jim Norris and City Administrator Appointee, Mike Cypert.
Guests attending this meeting were City Engineer, Russell Schrieber, Tanya Hayes (Crosby County Chronicle) Dorothy Bristow, and Joyce Jones.
II. Items For Consideration:
A. After review and discussion of the recently completed TCDP projects by Mayor Bownds, the meeting was opened for questions and answers.
B. Question and Answer Session: (None)
III. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business, Councilman Woodard moved and Councilwoman Curbo seconded that the Public Hearing of November 13, 2000 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

November 13, 2000

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, November 13, 2000 at 7:15 P.M. in the Council Room of the City Offices, 703 5th. Street, Lorenzo, Texas with Mayor Lester Bownds presiding.

I. OPENING ACTIONS:
The Council met with the following members present:
Mayor Lester Bownds, Council Members Jo Ann Curbo, Jimmy Isbell, Jo McNabb, and Micky Woodard.
Also present was City Administrator Jim Norris and City Administrator Appointee, Mike Cypert.
Councilman Joe Deleon was absent.
Guests attending this meeting were: City Engineer, Russell Schrieber, Tanya Hayes (Crosby County Chronicle), Dorothy Bristow, and Joyce Jones.
The Invocation was given by Jo Ann Curbo.
II. The minutes of the Regular Meeting of October 16, 2000 and Special Meetings of October 23 and 24, 2000 were presented for review. MOTION by Councilwoman McNabb and seconded by Councilman Woodard to approve the minutes as presented.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
III. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Bank Balances.
B. Finances.
C. Bills Paid.
MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilwoman McNabb that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. MOTION by Councilwoman McNabb and seconded by Councilman Isbell that the Council approve
the second reading of Ordinance 06-11-00. (An ordinance establishing a Municipal Court Technology Fund)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the Council approve
Resolution 10-11-00. (A resolution accepting the construction of the 1997 SRF Wastewater Plant Improvement Project.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the Council approve
Resolution 11-11-00. (A resolution accepting the construction of the 1999 TCDP Water and Sewer Improvement Projects.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the Council approve
Resolution 12-11-00. (A resolution accepting the construction of the 1999 TCDP Water Imrpovements Control System.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
E. MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilwoman McNabb that the Council approve
the appointment of Glenn Campbell to the Crosby County Appraisal District's ARB Committee (Appraisal Review Board).
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
F. MOTION by Councilwoman McNabb and seconded by Councilman Isbell that the salary of Chief Clerk
Dorothy Bristow be raised to $19,480.00.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
G. MOTION by Councilwoman McNabb and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the Council approve
the transfer of the following property located in block 13 of 5th. Street to the Lorenzo Farm Housing Association: (All of lots eight (8) and nine (9), block forty-four (44), original town of Lorenzo, Crosby, County, Texas.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
H. The Council entered into discussion concerning the issues of alley trash removal for the City of Lorenzo.
No action taken on discussion issues.
V. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. October Police Report.
B. Energas Letter Concerning Railroad Commission Decision on Gas Rates.
VI. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business: MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the meeting of Novenber 13, 2000 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.


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