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January 13, 2003
 
The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, January 13, 2003 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, Councilman Jimmy Isbell was absent. Also present were guests Terry Ervin, Amanda Ramsey, Joyce Jones, and City Administrator Mike Cypert.
Councilman Mount gave the invocation.
II. THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING WERE PRESENTED
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 Councilwoman Curbo 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. Resignation of a Councilmember
- A Letter of resignation from Councilman Jimmy Isbell was presented to the City Council. MOTION by Councilman Mount and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the City of Lorenzo regretfully accepts the resignation of Councilman Isbell.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. City Calandar - The Proposed FY 2003-2004 City Calendar was presented to the City Council. MOTION by Councilman Delcambre and seconded by Councilwoman Schoepf to approve the City Calendar as presented.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. Payroll - The Proposed FY 2003-2004 City Payroll for city employees was presented to the City Council. MOTION by Councilman Mount and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo to approve the Payroll for city employees for FY 2003-2004 as presented.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. City Fee Schedule - The Proposed FY 2003-2004 City Fee Schedule was presented to the City Council. MOTION by Councilman Delcambre and seconded by Councilwoman Schoepf to amend the proposed FY2003-2004 Fee Schedule by changing the price of Community Center Use Fee from $25 per day to $35 per day.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
MOTION by Councilman Mount and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo to approve the FY 2003-2004 Fee Schedule as amended.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
E. Resolution of Appreciation - MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilwoman Schoepf to pass a Resolution of Appreciation for Councilman Jimmy Isbell, for his contributions to the betterment of the community by serving as a councilman on the Lorenzo City Council from Oct. 16th, 2000 through January 13th, 2003.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. The December 2002 Police report was reviewed.
B. The 2003 Street Sealcoat Program was presented to Council.
C. A letter from and reply to Tommy Fondren was presented to Council.
D. A draft copy of the FY2003-2004 City Budget was presented to Council. Council was notified that a Public Budget Hearing will probably be scheduled on February 10, 2003 at 7:30p.m.
E. An oral progress report on the MetLife Foundation Grant application was presented to Council.
F. An oral progress report on the Beaumont Foundation Grant application was presented to Council
G. An oral progress report on the Baseball Tomorrow Fund Grant application was presented to Council.
H. An oral progress report on the TCDP 20-Year Planning Grant application was presented to Council.
I. An oral progress report on the TCDP Water Systems Improvement Grant application was presented to Council.
VI. ADMINISTRATORS REPORT Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Councilman Delcambre and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the meeting of January 13, 2003 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

February 10, 2003 Budget Hearing
 
 
The Lorenzo City Council met in Special Session Monday, February 10, 2003 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 Joann Curbo, Eric Mount, Ed Delcambre, and D'Ann Schoepf. Also present were City Administrator Mike Cypert and guests City Secretary Dorothy Bristow, Mike Bristow, Joyce Jones, and Charles Trauber.
II. PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET
A. Presentation and Review.
B. Budget Changes.
C. Questions and Answers.
III. ADJOURNMENT:
At 8:24 P.M. Mayor Bownds declared the Budget Hearing of February 10, 2003 adjourned.
February 10, 2003
 
The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, February 10, 2003 at 8:24 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 D'Ann Schoepf. Also present were City Administrator Mike Cypert and guests City Secretary Dorothy Bristow, Mike Bristow, Joyce Jones, and Charles Trauber.
Councilman Mount gave the invocation.
II. THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING WERE PRESENTED
MOTION by Curbo and seconded by Schoepf 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 Curbo and seconded by Mount that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. Appointment to City Council Place IV -
A Letter from Charles Trauber requesting appointment to City Council Place IV until election was presented. MOTION by Curbo and seconded by Schoepf that the City of Lorenzo Appoint Charles Trauber to serve as Councilman Place IV until such time as an election could be held.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. Oath of Office - Mayor Bownds administered the oath of office to Charles Trauber.
C. Call for Elections - MOTION by Mount and seconded by Delcambre to Call for an election on May 3rd, 2003 for Council Places I, III, and V full term and Place IV for a one year unexpired term.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. FY03-04 Budget - MOTION by Mount and seconded by Schoepf to adopt the Budget for FY 2003-2004.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
E. Ambulance Billing - MOTION by Mount and seconded by Trauber enter into contract with Computer Concepts Management L. P. and Terminate Contract with M. D. Billing Inc. for Ambulance Billing Services.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
F. Ambulance Charge Master - MOTION by Schoepf and seconded by Curbo to approve Ambulance Charge Master List as presented
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
G. Resolution 01-02-03 - MOTION by Delcambre and seconded by Mount passing Resolution 01-02-03, a Resolution to be sent to the 78th Texas Legislature requesting that cities with a population of less than 5,000 be exempted from an upcoming Texas Plumbing Law Bill requiring any and all plumbing work to be done only by licensed plumbers.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
H. Property Offer - MOTION by Schoepf and seconded by Delcambre that the City of Lorenzo approve offer for sale for Lots 1-3 Blk 63 with closing date after April 1, 2003.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. The January 2003 Police report was reviewed.
B. Atmos Energy service charge rate restructure was reviewed.
C. A letter of interest and intent to apply for a baseball grant was presented and reviewed.
VI. ADMINISTRATORS REPORT Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Trauber and seconded by Curbo that the meeting of February 10, 2003 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
March 10, 2003
The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, March 10, 2003 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Room of the City Offices, 703 5th Street, Lorenzo, Texas with Mayor Pro-Tem Joann Curbo presiding.
I. OPENING ACTIONS:
The Council met with the following members present: Mayor Pro-Tem Joann Curbo, Council members, Eric Mount, Edward Delcambre, D'Ann Schoepf and Charles Trauber. Also present were City Administrator Mike Cypert and guests Joyce Jones, and Municipal Judge J. R. Petersen. Mayor Lester Bownds joined the meeting during progress.
Councilman Trauber gave the invocation.
II. THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING WERE PRESENTED
MOTION by Mount, seconded by Delcambre to approve the minutes.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
III. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Bank Balances.
B. Finances.
C. Bills Paid.
MOTION by Delcambre, seconded by Mount that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
Mayor Pro-Tem turned the meeting over to Mayor Bownds at 7:50 p.m.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. Texas Forest Service Grant
- Councilman Mount presented a Texas Forest Service Grant Proposal for vehicle and equipment procurement for the Lorenzo Volunteer Fire Department. After discussion on the amount of matching requested and funds availability, Councilman Mount offered to make a revision of the grant application to meet funds available and present it at the next council meeting. MOTION by Schoepf, seconded by Curbo to table the item and until the next regular meeting of the council and have it included on the agenda as an action item.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. Executive Session - At 8:26 p.m., The City Council entered into executive session under Government Code TITLE 5. CHAPTER 551. SUBCHAPTER A § 551.072. for the expressed purpose of discussion regarding the exchange of real property. The Council re-entered regular session at 8:43 p.m.
§ 551.072 A governmental body may conduct a closed meeting to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property if deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in negotiations with a third person.
V. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. The February 2003 Police report was reviewed.
B. A Letter from the Major League Baseball Players Association confirming the City's letter of inquiry which included an invitation to submit a full grant application for future consideration was presented. The council was informed that a grant application for field improvements at Westerman Field in the amount of $24,650 had been completed and was ready for mailing.
C. The Regional Review Committee scoring results for the TCDP Grant application were presented to council.
D. 2003-2004 Sealcoat Project - Bid Results from Oller Engineering were presented.
VI. ADMINISTRATORS REPORT
Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Trauber, seconded by Curbo that the meeting of February 10, 2003 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
 
April 14, 2003
The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, April 14, 2003 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: Council members, Eric Mount, Joann Curbo, Edward Delcambre, D'Ann Schoepf and Charles Trauber. Also present were City Administrator Mike Cypert and guests Leonard Chatham, and Joyce Jones,
Councilman Mount gave the invocation.
II. THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING WERE PRESENTED
MOTION by Mount, seconded by Trauber to approve the minutes.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
III. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Bank Balances.
B. Finances.
C. Bills Paid.
MOTION by Mount, seconded by Curbo that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. Ad Valorem - 25B -
Leonard Chatham detailed to Council a plan for neighborhood revitalization and new construction possibilities for Block 25B. He noted that Ad Valorum circumstances on identified properties would stop the project from proceeding. After presentation and requests regarding the properties, a MOTION by Curbo, seconded by Schoepf that the City initiate advanced Ad Valorum collection proceedings on lots 3, 3B, 5, 14 and 16 of Block 25B.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. Ordinance 01-04-03 - City Administrator presented to the City Council, certification that all candidates for City Offices on the May 3rd, 2003 election are unopposed. MOTION by Mount, seconded by Delcambre adopting Ordinance 01-04-03 canceling the May 3rd, 2003 election.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. Resolution 02-05-03 - MOTION by Delcambre, seconded by Trauber adopting Resolution 02-05-03, a Resolution for legal representation affecting proposed Valor Telecommunications surcharge increases.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. PUC Line Access Charge - MOTION by Trauber, seconded by Curbo accepting Line Access Charge increases as proposed by the PUC.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
E. Resolution 03-05-03 - MOTION by Delcambre, seconded by Trauber adopting Resolution 03-05-03, a Resolution authorizing the City to become a member of the West Texas Regional Electrical Licensing Agency (WTRELA)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
F. Texas Forest Service Grant - A Texas Forest Service Grant Proposal for vehicle and equipment procurement for the Lorenzo Volunteer Fire Department tabled at the last meeting was brought back before the Council for review. Mount presented a revised grant application for $63,744 with a match of $9,249 for a total project of $72,993. Council agreed that the match amount was acceptable with funds available and advised Mount to mail the application.
V. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. The March 2003 Police report was reviewed.
B. Council was advised that Lorenzo Police Officer Cecil Martinez named MADD Officer of the Year. Invitations to the awards event were presented to council.
C. A letter from CCAD outlining an offer to sale the building they are located in was presented.
D. A Letter from the Major League Baseball Players Association confirming the receipt of the City's grant application was presented.
E. A letter from Classic Communications showing rate changes was presented.
F. 3 letters under the Open Records Act received from Tommy Fondren were presented.
G. 2003-2004 Sealcoat Project schedule was presented.
VI. ADMINISTRATORS REPORT
Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Trauber, seconded by Curbo that the meeting of April 14, 2003 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

May 12, 2003

Special Session
Zoning Hearing
May 12, 2003

The Lorenzo City Council met in Special Session Monday, May 12, 2003 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:
Council members Joann Curbo, Eric Mount, D'Ann Schoepf, Edward Delcambre, and Charles Trauber.
Also present were City Administrator Mike Cypert, City Secretary Dorothy Bristow and guest Joyce Jones.
II. PUBLIC HEARING ZONING, (Manufactured Housing - Blk 31):
A. Presentation and Review.
1). Results of mailed survey were presented.
III. ADJOURNMENT:
At 7:33, MOTION by Curbo, seconded by Trauber that the Zoning Hearing of May 12, 2003 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

City of Lorenzo, Texas
May 12, 2003 Minutes

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, May 12, 2003 at 7:33 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: Council members, Eric Mount, Joann Curbo, Edward Delcambre, D'Ann Schoepf and Charles Trauber. Also present were City Administrator Mike Cypert, City Secretary Dorothy Bristow, and guest Joyce Jones,
Councilman Delcambre gave the invocation.
II. THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING WERE PRESENTED
MOTION by Curbo, seconded by Delcambre to approve the minutes.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
III. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Bank Balances.
B. Finances.
C. Bills Paid.
MOTION by Mount, seconded by Trauber that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. Zoning -
MOTION by Curbo, seconded by Mount to approve zoning variance for manufactured housing to be located at 302 B Madison Ave (Lots 17-18 Block 31 OT Lorenzo)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. CCAD Budget - The 2003-04 CCAD Budget was presented to council for review..
No action was taken on this item.
V. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. The May 2003 Police report was reviewed.
B. Mount presented a report to council that the City had received a $11,250 Grant from the Texas Forest Service
VI. ADMINISTRATORS REPORT
Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Delcambre, seconded by Curbo that the meeting of May 12, 2003 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

June 9, 2003

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, June 9, 2003 at 7:41 P.M. in the Council Room of the City Offices, 703 5th Street, Lorenzo, Texas with Mayor Pro-Tem Joann Curbo presiding.
I. OPENING ACTIONS:
The Council met with the following members present: Council members, Eric Mount, Edward Delcambre, and D'Ann Schoepf. Also present were City Administrator Mike Cypert, City Secretary Dorothy Bristow, and guests Courtney Ware, Dianne Ware, Dilton Ware, Joyce Jones, and Larry Wampler
Councilwoman Schoepf gave the invocation.
II. THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING WERE PRESENTED
MOTION by Mount, seconded by Delcambre to approve the minutes.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
III. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Bank Balances.
B. Finances.
C. Bills Paid.
MOTION by Mount, seconded by Schoepf that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. Easement Request
. Donnell and Vera Thomas were called to speak on their Easement Request for carport. Not being present, Council moved to next item on agenda.
B. Zoning Variance. Diane and Dilton Ware presented to Council a request for Zoning Variance to place Manufactured Housing at 304 2nd Street. MOTION by Schoepf, seconded by Delcambre that if there are no written objections by June 17 from neighboring property owners that have received the mail-out questionnaire, this property be approved for Variance; Furthermore, that if there is written objection, this Variance Request shall be reviewed at next Council meeting prior to home being placed on this lot.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. Zoning Variance. Latasha Phillips was called to speak on her request for Zoning Variance to place Manufactured Housing at 107-B 2nd Madison Ave. Not being present, Council proceeded to review 2 written replies objecting to this variance from neighboring property owners that had received the mail-out questionnaire. Motion by Mount, seconded by Schoepf that the City rejects this Property Variance Request.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. Park Committee. Motion by Schoepf, seconded by Delcambre that the City Council empower the City Administrator to appoint willing community members to serve at the will of the City Council on a Park Committee for the purpose of creating a Recreation Plan and the organization of fundraising events for the designated playground area (Lots 1-6 Block 63).
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
E. Executive Session. In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, Gov. Code 551, at 8:20 p.m., the Council went into Executive Session to review personnel matters. At 8:53 Council returned to Regular Session.
F. Payroll. Motion by Mount, seconded by Delcambre that the city grant Cecil Martinez a payroll adjustment as presented.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. PUBLIC INPUT
A. Crosby County Commissioner Larry Wampler addressed the Council stating the County's willingness to work with the City on issues and interests. Cypert pointed out to Council and thanked Commissioner Wampler for the great working relationship between Crosby County Precinct #3 and the City.
VI. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. The Police report was reviewed.
B. Council reviewed the CCAD estimated district value.
C. Council reviewed a Federal grant application for Automatic Emergency Defibrillators (AED's) to be placed in public building within the City.
D. Council reviewed a Bayer Crop Science Grant Application.
E. Two Open Records Act requests received from Tommy Fondren and City replies were presented to Council.
F. Notification that the City has been approved for 2004 funding for a $34,390 CDBG Planning Grant was presented to Council.
VII. ADMINISTRATORS REPORT
Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VIII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Mount, seconded by Delcambre that the meeting of June 9, 2003 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

 

July 15, 2003
 
City of Lorenzo, Texas
July 15, 2003 Minutes
The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Room of the City Offices, 703 5th Street, Lorenzo, Texas with Mayor Bownds presiding.
I. OPENING ACTIONS:
The Council met with the following members present: Mayor Lester Bownds, Council members, Eric Mount, JoAnn Curbo, Charles Trauber, Edward Delcambre, and D'Ann Schoepf. Also present were City Administrator Mike Cypert, City Secretary Dorothy Bristow, and guests Joyce Jones, Jimmy Isbell and Kay Howard of A. & J Howco.
Councilman Mount gave the invocation.
II. THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING WERE PRESENTED
MOTION by Curbo, seconded by Delcambre to approve the minutes.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
III. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Bank Balances.
B. Finances.
C. Bills Paid.
MOTION by Trauber, seconded by Schoepf that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. Easement Request.
Donnell and Vera Thomas - not being present and having no item presented for review, - no action taken.
B. Easement Request. Gary Hancock - not being present and having no item presented for review, - no action taken.
C. Ordinance 02-07-03. An Ordinance authorizing and allowing, under the act governing the Texas Municipal Retirement System, restricted prior service credit to employees who are members of the system for service previously performed for various other public entities for which they have not received credited service; and establishing an effective date for the Ordinance of August 1, 2003. Motion by Schoepf, seconded by Delcambre to approve Ordinance 02-07-03.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. Playground Utility Bill Check-off. Council reviewed a request from the Playground Committee that residential utility customers be allowed to request a voluntary donation amount to be placed on their monthly utility statement for the purpose of building a playground and that all funds collected by such donations be transferred monthly into a special bank account designated for this purpose. Motion by Delcambre, seconded by Curbo to approve this request.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
E. Professional Services Contract Resolution. Kay Howard of A. & J. Howco Services Inc. presented to Council a Professional Services Contract for administrating a TCDP Planning Grant. After discussion, Kay Howard withdrew the Contract and suggested she would review the items discussed and would present this item for consideration on a future date. No action taken.
F. Professional Services Contract Resolution. Kay Howard of A. & J. Howco Services Inc. presented to Council a Professional Services Contract for administrating a TCDP Water System Improvement Grant. Motion by Mount, seconded by Curbo to approve this resolution and that the City of Lorenzo enter into contract with A. & J. Howco Services Inc. for services as detailed in the contract.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
G. Professional Services Contract. Council reviewed a Professional Services Contract naming Oller Engineering Inc. as the City Engineering firm for the TCDP Water System Improvement Project. Motion by Delcambre, seconded by Curbo that the City of Lorenzo enter into contract with naming Oller Engineering Inc. for services as detailed in the contract.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
H. Lease of Police Vehicle. Council reviewed details of leasing a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor through the Ford Credit Municipal Finance Program. Council was informed that this vehicle was fully equipped and only needs decals and installation of a city radio to be put into service. Motion by Mount, seconded by Delcambre authorizing City Administrator Cypert and Mayor Bownds to negotiate a 3 year lease with Philpott Motors, Nederland Texas, for the vehicle with 3 annual payments not to exceed $8,494 each, delivery of this vehicle and the purchase of this vehicle upon expiration of the lease with the purchase price not to exceed $1.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
I. Proposed Budget Amendments. Council reviewed proposed Budget Amendments. Motion by Curbo, seconded by Delcambre to amend the Budget as proposed
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. PUBLIC INPUT
A. Kay Howard
of A. & J. Howco Services Inc. presented to Council information regarding First Time Home Buyers Grant Programs and information on HOME grant. She stated a willingness to work with the City of Lorenzo on programs that would increase available housing in Lorenzo through new home construction and a variety of other programs as well.
B. Joyce Jones expressed concerns involving recent safety issues with Ford Crown Victoria Police Vehicles.

VI. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. Council reviewed the monthly police report.
B. Council reviewed the CCAD Certification of 2003 Appraisal Roll.
C. Council reviewed an internal audit of fuel consumed in FY 02-03.
D. Council reviewed a letter regarding Federal grant application for Automatic Emergency Defibrillators (AED's)
E. Council reviewed an Open Records request received from Tommy Fondren and City reply.
F. Council reviewed a letter informing the City that it was not selected to receive grant funding from the National Baseball Players Assoc. Baseball Tomorrow Fund as applied for.
G. Council was detailed on barter arrangements between the City and The Door that provide free Digital Internet service and web space to the City in trade for tower space.
VII. ADMINISTRATORS REPORT
Mike Cypert presented the Administrators Report.
VIII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Trauber, seconded by Curbo that the meeting of July 15, 2003 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

July 28, 2003
 
City of Lorenzo, Texas
July 28, 2003 Minutes
 
The Lorenzo City Council met in Special Session Monday, July 28, 2003 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Room of the City Offices, 703 5th Street, Lorenzo, Texas with Mayor Pro-Tem Joann Curbo presiding.
I. OPENING ACTIONS:
The Council met with the following members present: Council members, Eric Mount, Charles Trauber, and D'Ann Schoepf. Also present were City Administrator Mike Cypert, City Secretary Dorothy Bristow, City Attorney Tom Brian and guests Joyce Jones, Mr. & Mrs. Norman Wayne Thomas.
Councilman Trauber gave the invocation.
II. THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING WERE PRESENTED
Motion by Mount, seconded by Trauber to approve the minutes.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
III. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. Real Property.
Norman Thomas addressed the Council with an offer to sell Lots 35-38 Block 73 OT Lorenzo.
B. Executive Session At 7:36 p.m. Council entered into executive session as posted on agenda pursuant to the following sections of the Texas Government Code: Section 551.074 personnel matters, Section 551.071 for legal advice, and Section 551.072: Deliberations about Real Property. Council returned to regular session at 8:15 p.m.
C. Real Property. Motion by Trauber seconded by Mount that the City purchase Lots 35-38 Block 73 OT Lorenzo from Norman Thomas for a price not to exceed $2000.00
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. Police Office. Discussed construction of Police Office and call for bids. Item was tabled.
E. Resignation of City Administrator. Mike Cypert presented letter of resignation effective August 8, 2003. Motion by Trauber, seconded by Mount to accept resignation.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
F. Interim Management Procedures. Council discussed, interim management, advertisement, interview and hiring procedures,
IV. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, Motion by Trauber, seconded by Schoepf that the meeting of July 28, 2003 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
August 5, 2003
City of Lorenzo, Texas
August 5, 2003 Minutes
 
The Lorenzo City Council met in Special Session Tuesday, August 5, 2003 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: Council members, Eric Mount, Charles Trauber, and D'Ann Schoepf, Joann Curbo, Edward Delcambre. Also present were City Administrator Mike Cypert, City Secretary Dorothy Bristow, and guests Joyce Jones, Paula Bownds.
Curbo gave the invocation.
II. THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING WERE PRESENTED
Motion by Schoepf, seconded by Curbo to approve the minutes.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
III. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. Police Chief
Mayor Bownds read a letter of resignation from Police Chief Aaron Arthur stating his cause for resigning as personal reasons. An executive session was held pursuant to the following section of the Texas Government Code: Section 551.074 personnel matters to discuss Police Chief. Council entered executive session at 7:36pm with all council members, City Secretary and Administrator present and re-entered regular session at 9:50pm.
Motion by Trauber seconded by Curbo to accept the resignation of Police Chief Arthur.
With all members voting aye the motion carried.
Motion by Trauber seconded by Curbo to approve a separation package including pay for accrued sick leave, vacation, and accumulated comp time of one month.
With all members voting aye the motion carried.
IV. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
A. Councilman Eric Mount submitted a letter of resignation as Council Member Place V.
V. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, Motion by Schoepf, seconded by Curbo that the meeting be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
August 15, 2003
City of Lorenzo, Texas
Aug 15, 2003 Minutes
(This meeting was orignially scheduled for Aug 11, and was rescheduled because a quarum was not present)
 
The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, August 15, 2003 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: Council members, Charles Trauber, Edward Delcambre, and D'Ann Schoepf. Also present were, City Secretary Dorothy Bristow, and guests Cecil Martinez, J. R. Petersen, Mike Bristow, and Joyce Jones.
Councilman Trauber gave the invocation.
II. THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING WERE PRESENTED
MOTION by Delcambre, seconded by Trauber to approve the minutes.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
III. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Bank Balances.
B. Finances.
C. Bills Paid.
MOTION by Trauber, seconded by Schoepf that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. Resignation of Councilmember.
A letter of resignation from Eric Mount, Place V was presented to council. MOTION by Schoepf, seconded by Delcambre to accept the letter of resignation.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. Application for Vacated Place V. Council read letters of interest for placement on City Council from Hilda Castillo and John Isbell. This Item was tabled.
C. Police Chief. An executive session was held pursuant to the following section of the Texas Government Code: Section 551.074 personnel matters to discuss Police Chief hiring. Council entered executive session at 7:51pm with all attending council members, City Secretary and Officer Cecil Martinez present and re-entered regular session at 8:55pm.
D. Tax Levi. Council reviewed Ordinance 03-08-03, an Ordinance levying taxes for the use and support of the municipal government of the City of Lorenzo and providing for the maintenance and operation of the City and apportioning the levy for the specific purpose. MOTION by Schoepf, seconded by Trauber to approve the first reading of Ordinance 03-08-03 setting the tax rate at $0.5409/$100 valuation.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
E. CCAD Appointment. Council discussed appointment of member to serve on CCAD Board. This item was tabled.
F. Special Meeting. Council was notified of a Special Meeting to be held on Monday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 pm to review resumes of interested applicants for the City Administrator position. No action was taken on this item.
G. Professional Services Contract Resolution. Council was presented a Professional Services Contract for administrating a Planning Grant. from Kay Howard of A. & J. Howco Services Inc. Motion by Trauber, seconded by Schoepf to approve this resolution and that the City of Lorenzo enter into contract with A. & J. Howco Services Inc. for services as detailed in the contract.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
H. Signatory Resolution. Council was presented a Resolution detailing Signatory Authorization Form for the TCDP Contract #723489. Motion by Trauber, seconded by Delcambre to approve this resolution.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
I. Affirmative Action Resolution. Council was presented a Resolution detailing an Affirmative Action Plan for the TCDP Contract #723489. Motion by Delcambre, seconded by Trauber to approve this resolution
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
J. Signatory Resolution. Council was presented a Resolution detailing Signatory Authorization Form for the TCDP Contract #723114. Motion by Schoepf, seconded by Trauber to approve this resolution.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
K. Affirmative Action Resolution. Council was presented a Resolution detailing an Affirmative Action Plan for the TCDP Contract #723114. Motion by Delcambre, seconded by Schoepf to approve this resolution
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried
V. NON-ACTION ITEMS (Information or discussion only.)
A. The Police report was unavailable for review.
B. Council reviewed Final Payment Details for former Police Chief Aaron Arthur.
C. Council reviewed a Texas Forest Service Grant Approval letter for $768.00 reimbursing insurance on Volunteer Firemen.
VII. ADMINISTRATORS REPORT
Unavailable.
VIII. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business, MOTION by Trauber, seconded by Delcambre that the meeting of August 15, 2003 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
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