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Special Meetings

January 14th, 2002

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Thursday, January 14th, 2002 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 Edward Delcambre, Jo Ann Curbo, Jimmy Isbell, and Eric Mount.
Councilman Micky Woodard was absent.
Also present were guest Joyce Jones and City Administrator Mike Cypert.
Councilwoman Curbo gave the Invocation.
II. The minutes of the Regular Meeting of December 10th, 2001 were presented for review.
MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Isbell 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 Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Mount that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. Traffic control measures on 6th Street were discussed. No action was taken
B. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Isbell that the City of Lorenzo approved the proposed 2001-2002 City of Lorenzo Calendar.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the City of Lorenzo approve Resolution 01-01-02 (LLEBG Police Grant Statement)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. December Police Report was presented and read.
B. May City Council Election dates were presented.
C. The October 2001 TNRCC Wastewater Treatment Plant inspection findings were presented to the City Council with no violations documented.
D. Council was presented details of salary adjustment for Pedro Hinojos.
VI. Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilman Mount that the meeting of January 14, 2002 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

Special Session

Budget Hearing

February 11, 2002

The Lorenzo City Council met in Special Session Monday, February 11, 2002 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, Eric Mount, Ed Delcambre, and Jimmy Isbell Micky Woodard was absent.
Also present were City Administrator Mike Cypert and guests Dorothy Bristow, Joyce Jones, and D'Ann Schoepf.
II. PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET
A. Presentation and Review.
B. Questions and Answers.
III. ADJOURNMENT:
At 7:30, there being no further business, Councilwoman Curbo moved and Councilman Delcambre seconded that the Budget Hearing of February 11, 2002 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

February 11, 2002 Minutes

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, February 11, 2002 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 Edward Delcambre, Jo Ann Curbo, Jimmy Isbell, and Eric Mount.
Councilman Micky Woodard was absent.
Also present were guests Joyce Jones, D'Ann Schoepf, City Secretary Dorothy Bristow, and City Administrator Mike Cypert.
Councilman Isbell gave the Invocation.
II. The minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 14th, 2002 were presented for review.
MOTION by Councilman Mount and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo 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 Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Mount that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. A letter of resignation from Councilman Woodard was presented to the council siting that he was relocating outside of the community. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Isbell that the City of Lorenzo accept the letter of resignation with many heartfelt thanks for the tremendous work Councilman Woodard has put forth for the citizens of Lorenzo.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilman Delcambre that Councilman Eric Mount be appointed to serve on the CCAD Board as a Representative for the City of Lorenzo.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilman Mount that Councilwoman Curbo be appointed to serve Mayor Pro-Tem for the City of Lorenzo.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Isbell that a call for May 4, 2002 election is made for the City of Lorenzo offices of Mayor, Council Places 2 &4, (2-year terms) and Place 1, (1-year unexpired term).
E. MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilman Delcambre that the City of Lorenzo set the Employee Annual Pay rate for FY 2002-2003 as follows:
Police Chief, Aaron Arthur $26,352.00
Judge, J. R. Petersen $4,838.00
City Administrator, Mike Cypert $33,500.00
Chief Clerk (Also Municipal Clerk), Dorothy Bristow $20,659.45
Water and Sewer Superintendent, Ismael Rodriquez $26,839.45
Water and Sewer Maintenance, Pedro U. Hinojos $17,710.56
Half-time Clerk, Susie Rodriquez $9,262.34
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried
F. MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the City of Lorenzo set the City Fee Schedule as proposed.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
G. MOTION by Councilman Delcambre and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the City of Lorenzo honor Micky Woodard by passing a Resolution of Appreciation for his service to the community of Lorenzo.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
H. MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilman Mount that the City of Lorenzo exempt the taxation of travel trailers in accordance with Sec.11.142 of the Texas Property Tax Code.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
I. MOTION by Councilman Mount and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the City of Lorenzo approve for sale, the 25% share of a street sweeper the City of Lorenzo jointly owns with the City of Ralls and the City of Crosbyton using a base value of $10,000 for the machinery.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
J. MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilman Delcambre that the City of Lorenzo purchase a windows based office software system from American Business Software, for a price of $2,979.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
K. A prospectus from M. D. Billing and Consulting was presented to council. MOTION by Councilman Mount and seconded by Councilman Isbell that the City of Lorenzo enter into agreement with M. D. Billing and Consulting for the purpose of medical billing.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. January Police Report was presented and read.
B. TDHS Open House was Discussed
VI. Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilman Mount that the meeting of February 11, 2002 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.


March 11, 2002 Minutes

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, March 11, 2002 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 Edward Delcambre, Jo Ann Curbo, and Jimmy Isbell. Councilman Eric Mount was absent.
Also present were guests Joyce Jones, D'Ann Schoepf, Lisa Roden, Mario Proa, Mel and Edna Cherry, Norma Jean Campbell, Micky D. Woodard, Noble and Dean Grant, Mavis Walker, City Secretary Dorothy Bristow, and City Administrator Mike Cypert.
Councilman Delcambre gave the Invocation.
Mayor Lester Bownds presented former City Councilman Micky Woodard a plaque in recognition of his service to the City of Lorenzo.
II. The minutes of the Budget Heating and Regular Meeting of February 11, 2002, 2002 were presented for review.
MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo 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 Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Delcambre that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. A letter of from D'Ann Schoepf requesting appointment to the vacated City Council Place I was presented to council. Motion By Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Isbell that D'Ann Schoepf be appointed to serve on the Lorenzo City Council Place I until the May 4th election.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
Mayor Lester Bownds administered the Oath of Office to Councilwoman Schoepf.
B. MOTION by Councilman Delcambre and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo to approve the Budget for FY 2002-2003 as presented.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. Lisa Roden and Mario Proa brought to council a request to place concrete curbing around an existing grave in the cemetery. After discussion and review of ordinances, it was determined that the curbing would be allowable.
D. Norma Jean Campbell, Mel, and Edna Cherry, representing the Lorenzo Cemetery Association, presented to the City Council proposed changes to the Lorenzo Code of ordinances, Article 1.500, Cemetery. The council reviewed the requested changes.
No action was taken. After further review, the council requested minor changes to the proposed Article 1.500 and that the amended version be presented at the May 6th Meeting.
E. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Delcambre that a Permit for Mobile Home Be issued To Noble Grant at 203 4th Street.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried
F. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Delcambre that the City of Lorenzo Pass Resolution 02-03-02 re-assigning the Crosby County Reporter/Examiner paper for official publications for the City of Lorenzo.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. February Police Report was presented and read.
VI. Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VII. Informational Items Presented by Council.
A. Mayor Lester Bownds presented that the Daughters of the Republic of Texas wanted to plant in Lorenzo an oak tree, grown from a tree located at the estate of Stephen F. Austin.
VIII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the meeting of March 11, 2002 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

April 8, 2002 Minutes

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, April 8, 2002 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 Eric Mount, D'Ann Schoepf, Edward Delcambre, Jo Ann Curbo, and Jimmy Isbell.
Also present were guests Joyce Jones, Maggie Arguello, Joe Ramirez, City Secretary Dorothy Bristow, and City Administrator Mike Cypert.
Councilwoman Curbo gave the Invocation.
II. The minutes of Regular Meeting of March 11, 2002 were presented for review.
MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Isbell 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 Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Mount that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. Citing excessive speed on 6th as the reason, Maggie Arguello presented to council a request for all-way stop signs to be placed at the intersection of 6th Street and Polk Ave. After Discussion, the council requested that Police Chief Aaron Arthur and City Admin. Mike Cypert study the situation and make recommendations to the council at the next regular meeting.
B. MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo That the City shall send notification to the Crosby Central Appraisal District by letter, requesting modifications to the tax on the property of Joe Ramirez, thereby, removing his improvements from the City Tax Rolls. Further, a refund of taxes paid on the improvements be promptly made to Mr. Ramirez as law allows.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. MOTION by Councilman Mount and seconded by Councilman Delcambre That the City shall accept proposal for contracted mosquito control from Everitt Aerial Spraying, Inc at a cost of $1,017.19 per application.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. City Administrator presented to the City Council, certification that all candidates for City Offices on the May 4th, 2002 election are unopposed.
E. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Mount adopting Ordinance 01-04-02 canceling the May 4th, 2002 election.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried
F. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Mount that the City of Lorenzo adopt Ordinance 02-04-02, detailing a 10 year franchise agreement with Xcel Energy.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
G. Council reviewed proposed amendments to ordinances pertaining to the Lorenzo Cemetery. Further changes to the document were requested and the item was to be placed before the council at a future date.
H. MOTION by Councilman Mount and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the City of Lorenzo select and report to the Public Utilities Commission, a Consumer Price Index Adjustment to Municipal Telecommunications Right-of Ways Access Line Rates of: Residential, $1.36, Non-Residential $3.11 and Point to Point $4.73
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. March Police Report was presented and read.
VI. Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilwoman Schoepf that the meeting of April 8, 2002 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

May 13, 2002 Minutes

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, May 13, 2002 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 D'Ann Schoepf, Edward Delcambre, Jo Ann Curbo, and Jimmy Isbell. Councilman Eric Mount was absent.
Also present were guests Joyce Jones, and City Administrator Mike Cypert.
Councilman Isbell gave the Invocation.
II. The minutes of Regular Meeting of April 8, 2002 were presented for review.
MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Delcambre 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 Isbell and seconded by Councilwoman Schoepf that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Delcambre that the City of Lorenzo adopt Ordinance 02-04-02 (second reading), detailing a 10 year franchise agreement with Xcel Energy.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. Council reviewed proposed amendments to ordinances pertaining to the Lorenzo Cemetery. No further changes to the document were requested.
This Item to be placed before the council for action at the next regular council meeting.
C. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Isbell that a call for bids is issued for a new city administrator's pickup.
D. City Admin. Mike Cypert presented a report on traffic speeds study performed at the 6th Street and Polk Ave. area.
No action was taken on this item.
E. MOTION by Councilman Delcambre and seconded by Councilman Isbell That the City of Lorenzo adopts rules and guidelines for the use of Westerman Field as presented.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
F. MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo That the City of Lorenzo accept a bid on CCAD Trust Property -Block 29 lot 2 (S-35), 3 (N-30), 4 (S-5)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried..
voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. April Police Report was presented and read.
VI. Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilwoman Schoepf that the meeting of May 13, 2002 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

June 10, 2002 Minutes

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, June 10, 2002 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 D'Ann Schoepf, Edward Delcambre, Eric Mount, Jo Ann Curbo, and Jimmy Isbell.
Also present were guests City Secretary Dorothy Bristow, Robert and Tammy Ramos, Sammy Lopez and City Administrator Mike Cypert.
Councilman Mount gave the Invocation.
II. The minutes of Regular Meeting of May 13, 2002 were presented for review.
MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Mount 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 Isbell and seconded by Councilman Delcambre that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. SWEARING IN OF ELECTED OFFICIALS:
City Secretary Dorothy Bristow administered oaths of office to Lester Bownds, Mayor, D'Ann Schoepf, Place 1, Edward Delcambre, Place 2, and Jimmy Isbell, Place 4.
V. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the City of Lorenzo accept a bid from Robert Hall Chevrolet in the amount of $14,394.00 for the purchase of a 2002 Silverado 1500 Pickup.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Mount that the City of Lorenzo adopt Ordinance 03-06-02 Revising the Lorenzo Cemetery Rules and Regulations.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
VI. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. The May Police Report was presented and read.
B. A Letter from Energas terminating an office space lease agreement was presented.
C. An FY01-02 City Vehicle Fuel Consumption Report was presented.
D. A Federal Gas Tax Rebate Report was presented
VII. Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VIII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilman Mount that the meeting of June- 10, 2002 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

Special Session

TCDP Hearing

June 10, 2002

The Lorenzo City Council met in Special Session Monday, June 10, 2002 at 8:30 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 Joann Curbo, Eric Mount, D'Ann Schoepf, Ed Delcambre, and Jimmy Isbell.
Also present were City Administrator Mike Cypert and guests Dorothy Bristow, Kay Howard, Robert Ramos, Tammy Ramos, and Sammy Lopez.
II. PUBLIC HEARING ON TCDP
A. Presentation and Review.
1). Mayor Bownds presented objectives of the Texas Community Development Program and asked for Community Input.
2). Robert Ramos presented community needs input referring to the condition of city water service lines in his neighborhood siting conditions on how low volume flow through that line had impacted the daily lives of his family.
3). Sammy Lopez confirmed the presentation made by Ramos siting other examples of how the same water line had also affected his family.
4). Kay Howard presented an overview of how the TCDP grant application process works and answered questions about the grant process.
III. ADJOURNMENT:
At 9:30, there being no further business, Mayor Bownds declared that the hearing was closed.

July 8, 2002 Minutes

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, July 8, 2002 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 D'Ann Schoepf, Edward Delcambre, Jo Ann Curbo, and Jimmy Isbell. Councilman Eric Mount was absent.
Also present were guests Joyce Jones, Randall Thorne, John Gonzales, Rev. Charles Hankson, Linda Taylor of the Crosby County News Chronicle and City Administrator Mike Cypert.
Councilwoman Curbo gave the Invocation.
II. The minutes of TCDP Hearing and Regular Meeting June 10, 2002 were presented for review.
MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Isbell 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 Isbell 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. Randal Thorne presented to council, problems concerning and ideas for improving access to city trash disposal sites after normal working hours.
No action was taken on this item.
B. Council reviewed a Property Code Enforcement Letter issued to Donald Campbell. Abatement procedures and circumstances involving the property were discussed.
Council endorsed City Administrator Cypert's request to begin abatement procedures.
V. Patron Input: (non action items not on agenda)
Rev. Charles Hankson and John Gonzales presented input and discussed with council on local issues including Water Systems Improvements, Housing, Road/Street Improvements, and Demolition/Clearance of substandard housing.
VI. Non-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. June Police Report was presented and read.
B. Letter from Xcel Energy accepting adopted franchise ordinance was presented.
VII. Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VIII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilman Delcambre that the meeting of July 8, 2002 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

August 12, 2002

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, August 12, 2002 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 D'Ann Schoepf, Eric Mount, Jo Ann Curbo, and Jimmy Isbell. Councilman Edward Delcambre was absent.
Also present were guests Crosby County Commissioner Larry Wampler, Joyce Jones, Terry Ervin of the Crosby County News Chronicle, City Secretary Dorothy Bristow, Police Chief Aaron Arthur, and City Administrator Mike Cypert.
Councilman Isbell gave the invocation.
II. The minutes of the Regular Meeting July 8, 2002 were presented for review.
MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Isbell 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 Isbell 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. MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilman Mount that the City adopt Ordinance 04-08-0 levying an Ad-Valorem Tax Rate of $.5119 per $100.00 valuation of taxable values for the tax year 2002 for the purpose of sustaining the expenses of the operation and maintenance of the functions of the City government for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2002 and ending March 31, 2003. This rate was $.5163 in the previous year.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. Police Chief Arthur presented to council the August Police Report. After council discussion, it was determined that the city could hire an additional officer without raising residential rates on taxes or utility services. Council then advised City Administrator Cypert to begin the equipment procurement and hiring process for a police officer to work under the authority of the Lorenzo Police Chief.
V. Patron Input: (non action items not on agenda)
Crosby County Commissioner Wampler spoke to the council on possible changes affecting future auditing procedures that the city and county might possibly be facing.
VI. Non-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. Letter from CCAD certifying the 2002 tax roll was presented.
B. Councilwoman Curbo presented information to council of the progress of the city internet web page www.cityoflorenzo.org
VII. Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VIII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the meeting of August 12, 2002 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

September 9, 2002

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, September 9, 2002 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 D'Ann Schoepf, Eric Mount, Edward Delcambre, Jo Ann Curbo, and Jimmy Isbell. Also present were guests Joyce Jones, Ellen Dorman, Luke Dorman, Terry Ervin of the Crosby County News Chronicle, City Secretary Dorothy Bristow, and City Administrator Mike Cypert.
Councilwoman Schoepf gave the invocation.
II. The minutes of the Regular Meeting August 12, 2002 were presented for review.
MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilman Delcambre to approve the minutes with as amended.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
III. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Bank Balances.
B. Finances
C. Bills Paid.
MOTION by Councilman Isbell 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. Randel J. Terry, CPA, P.C. of Sandefur & Swindle presented the Audit for FY 01-02
B. MOTION by Councilman Mount and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the City accept the 01-02 Audit as presented.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. MOTION by Councilman Mount and seconded by Councilman Isbell that the City approve review of Ordinance 04-08-02 levying an Ad-Valorem Tax Rate of $.5119 per $100.00 valuation of taxable values for the tax year 2002 for the purpose of sustaining the expenses of the operation and maintenance of the functions of the City government for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2002 and ending March 31, 2003. This rate was $.5163 in the previous year.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Isbell that the City approve Resolution 01-09-02 pledging support of TCDP Planning Program Grant funds of $32,750 with a local match of $1,640.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
E. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Isbell that the City approve Resolution 02-09-02 pledging support of TCDP Water System Improvement Grant funds of $250,000 with a local match of $40,970.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
F. MOTION by Councilman Mount and seconded by Councilman Isbell that the City approve the CCAD Budget.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
G. MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilwoman Schoepf that the City allow Ellen Dorman special permission for a fireworks display on the night of Sept 19th after 8:30 p.m. as allowed in Article 5.200 of the Lorenzo Code of Ordinances.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. Non-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. August 2002 Police report was reviewed.
VI. Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilman Delcambre that the meeting of September 9, 2002 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

Octoberer 14, 2002

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, October 14, 2002 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. D'Ann Schoepf, and Jimmy Isbell. Councilmen Eric Mount and Edward Delcambre were absent. Also present were guests Joyce Jones, Johnny Zarazua, Terry Ervin of the Crosby County News Chronicle, Mike Bristow, City Secretary Dorothy Bristow, Aaron Arthur and Cecil Martinez of the Lorenzo Police Department, and City Administrator Mike Cypert.
Councilwoman Curbo gave the invocation.
II. The minutes of the Regular Meeting September 9, 2002 were presented for review.
MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Isbell to approve the minutes as amended.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
III. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Bank Balances.
B. Finances.
C. Bills Paid.
MOTION by Councilman Isbell 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. Johnny Zarazua presented to council administrative name changes for the former Energas Co. to Atmos Energy.
B. City Administrator Mike Cypert presented to council proposed FY02-03 Budget Amendments. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilwoman Schoepf that the City Council amend the current FY02-03 Budget as proposed.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. Non-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. September 2002 Police report was reviewed.
B. Police Chief Arthur introduced new police officer Cecil Martinez to the City Council.
C. A letter mailed from the city regarding construction on city property, property setbacks and zoning was presented.
D. A letter from HOWCO Services Inc. was presented certifying that the TCDP Grant Funds Requests had been filed with the Office of Rural Community Affairs in Austin
VI. Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilman Delcambre that the meeting of October 14, 2002 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

November 11, 2002

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, November 11, 2002 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, Edward Delcambre, D'Ann Schoepf, and Jimmy Isbell. Councilmen Eric Mount was absent. Also present were guests Joyce Jones, Terry Ervin of the Crosby County News Chronicle, John Valentine of the Crosby County Reporter Examiner, Scott Brown, Municipal Judge J. R. Petersen, City Secretary Dorothy Bristow, Aaron Arthur and Cecil Martinez of the Lorenzo Police Department, City Clerk Susie Rodriquez, Utilities Superintendent Ismael Rodriquez, and City Administrator Mike Cypert.
Councilman Isbell gave the invocation.
II. The minutes of the Regular Meeting October 14, 2002 were presented for review.
MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Delcambre to approve the minutes as amended.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
III. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Bank Balances.
B. Finances.
C. Bills Paid.
MOTION by Councilman Isbell 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. Utilities Superintendent Ismael Rodriquez was recognized by the council for the city receiving an award from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, (formerly TNRCC) for excellence in Wastewater Treatment Operations. This award is one of three in a fifteen county area. Rodriquez was presented a plaque.
B. Aaron Arthur and Cecil Martinez of the Lorenzo Police Department presented a detailed proposal outlining a Police Reserve Program in Lorenzo.
MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the City of Lorenzo begin a three level Police Reserve Program as allowed for in Title 11, chapter 341, subchapter B, § 341.012 of the Local Government Code consisting of no more than 3 commissioned officers working a minimum of 20 hours each per month.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded Councilman Delcambre that the City approve Resolution 02-10-02, a resolution to enter into contract with Oller Engineering, Inc. for the 2003 Sealcoat Project.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilman Delcambre that the City approve Ordinance 05-11-02 an ordinance repealing Article 3.700 of the Lorenzo Code of Ordinances (Irrigation Meter Installation Charges).
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. Non-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. Police Chief Aaron Arthur presented the October 2002 Police report.
VI. Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VII. ADJOURNMENT
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There being no further business, MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilman Delcambre that the meeting of November 11, 2002 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

December 9, 2002

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, December 9, 2002 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, Edward Delcambre, D'Ann Schoepf, Eric Mount, and Jimmy Isbell. Also present were guests Joyce Jones, City Secretary Dorothy Bristow, and City Administrator Mike Cypert.
Councilwoman Schoepf gave the invocation.
II. THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING WERE PRESENTED.
MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Isbell 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 Isbell and seconded by Councilman Delcambre that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. MOTION by Councilman Mount and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the City of Lorenzo Police Department enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Ralls Police Department in compliance with Chapters 791 and 362 of the Local Government Code of the State of Texas. The purpose of this Interlocal Agreement is to ensure officer safety when either department needs assistance.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilman Delcambre that the City of Lorenzo renew the contract with Triple C. Waste Services, Inc., Idalou Texas, for the collection and disposal of garbage and refuse within the City of Lorenzo.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. The November 2002 Police report was reviewed.
B. A Statement of Intent from Atmos Energy was presented. This letter served as notice of their intent to increase charges for certain services performed within the boundaries of the City of Lorenzo.
VI. ADMINISTRATORS REPORT Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Councilman Isbell and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the meeting of December 9, 2002 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.


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