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Regular Meeting
August 10, 1998

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, August 10, 1998 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 McNabb, Jeff Ratheal, and Micky Woodard.
Council member Joe Deleon was absent.
Also present was City Administrator Jim Norris.
Guests attending this meeting were Joyce Jones, representing the Lorenzo Examiner, and Jo Ann Curbo, newly appointed Council member.
The invocation was given by Jeff Ratheal.
II. The minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 6, 1998 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. OATH OF OFFICE FOR APPOINTED COUNCIL MEMBER:
Mayor Bownds administered the Oath of Office to newly appointed District III Council Member Jo Ann Curbo.
IV. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Review of bills paid.
B. Budget.
C. Bank Balances.
MOTION by councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. After review and discussion of issues of concern regarding the building variance request by Van Cypert of C.C. Enterprises for apartments be built on property located at the northwest corner of the intersection of 3rd. and Polk Streets, MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the variance for the request to build within two (2) feet of the Lorenzo Housing Development Corporation's Project I (Cottonwood East) apartments be granted.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
VI. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business, Councilman Woodard moved and Councilman Ratheal seconded that the meeting of August 10, 1998 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

Regular Meeting
September 14, 1998

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, September 14, 1998 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 Charlotte Gibbs, Lorenzo Examiner, Joyce Jones, and Randal Terry, Auditor from the firm of Sandefur and Swindle.
The invocation was given by Jo Ann Curbo.
II. The minutes of the Regular Meeting of August 10 , 1998 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. FINANCIAL REPORTS REVIEWED:
A. Review of bills paid.
B. Budget.
C. Bank Balances.
MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilman Deleon that the review of finances be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. After review of the 1997-98 Audit Report by Randal Terry of the firm of Sandefur and Swindle, MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the report be approved.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the Council approve the adoption of Ordinance No. 04-09-98 (1998 Tax Rate Ordinance ) setting the 1998 tax rate at $.581055.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. After review and discussion of the issues concerning opening the 600 block of Pierce Street, Councilwoman McNabb moved and Councilman Ratheal seconded that the Council approve the city administration to proceed with obtaining the easement for the street, obtain costs for curbing the entrance from 6th. Street onto the 600 block of Pierce Street, and work with the county, Milton Daniels (property owner), and the state to facilitate and coordinate the opening of the street to Highway 114.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the Council cast their vote for Board of Trustee member to the Texas Municipal League Group Benefits Risk Pool for Mr. T.J. Miller, Mayor of Plains.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business, Councilwoman Curbo moved and Councilman Ratheal seconded that the meeting of September 14, 1998 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

Regular Meeting
October 12 1998

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, October 12, 1998 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 Charlotte Gibbs, The Lorenzo Examiner, Kay Howard, Grant Consultant, Russell Schrieber, Oller Engineering, Mike Bristow, new employee, and Joyce Jones.
The invocation was given by Jeff Ratheal.
II. The minutes of the Regular Meeting of September 14, 1998 were presented for review. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo 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 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. Russell Schrieber of Oller Engineering and Kay Howard of HOWCO reviewed for the council the issues of concern regarding amending the City's grant contract with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
and the use of those funds for construction costs related to the wastewater system improvement project. After review and discussion, MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the Council adopted Resolution 05-10-98 which speaks to the Council authorizing the submission of an amendment request for use of funds.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the Council adopt Resolutions of Appreciation for service to the City to retired Councilmen Israel Garcia, Brad Marlar, and Berle Robb.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. After review and discussion of issues of concern related to the City participating in a street seal coating joint venture with area cities, MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the Council approve Resolution 03-10-98 which allows the City to participate in a joint seal coat venture.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the Council adopt Resolution 04-10-98 which sets a speed limit of 15 miles per hour in the 600 block of Filmore Street, which is the street directly adjacent to the new Post Office.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
E. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilman Woodard to recommend Mr. Glenn Campbell to the Crosby County Appraisal District's Board of Directors as an appointee to the Crosby County Appraisal District's Board of Review.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
F. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that Councilman Woodard serve as the Council's representative on the Crosby County Appraisal District's Board of Directors.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business, Councilman Woodard moved and Councilwoman Curbo seconded that the meeting of October 12, 1998 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

Regular Meeting
November 16, 1998

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, November 16, 1998 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 Charlotte Gibbs, Lorenzo Examiner, and Joyce Jones.
The invocation was given by Micky Woodard.
II. The minutes of the Regular Meeting of October 12, 1998 were presented for review. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal 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. Budget
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.
IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the Council pass and approve Resolution 06-11-98, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Lorenzo accepting the bid of $174,079.00 by Morton Irrigation, Inc. under the City's Community Development Program contract #701539 and authorizing award of the contract to the contractor to construct the lift station and force main portions of the City's wastewater project.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the Council call for depository contract bids from the local banks for a period of two years, January 1, 1999 through December 31, 2000.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
V. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business, MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the meeting of November 16, 1998 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.

Regular Meeting

December 14, 1998

The Lorenzo City Council met in Regular Session Monday, December 14, 1998 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.
Guest attending this meeting was Dee Reynolds, representing Lorenzo State Bank.
The invocation was given by Jo McNabb.
II. The minutes of the Regular Meeting of November 16, 1998 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. Budget
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.

IV. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. MOTION by Councilman Woodard and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the Council award the January 1, 1999 to December 31, 2000 bank depository contract to the Lorenzo State Bank At Lorenzo.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
B. MOTION by Councilwoman Curbo and seconded by Councilman Ratheal that the Council adopt Resolution 07-12-98 ( A resolution authorizing transfer of TCDP contract management services for A. Kay Howard Consultants to HOWCO.)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
C. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilwoman Curbo that the Council approve for first reading Ordinance No. 01-01-99 ( An ordinance adopting "Model Subdivision Rules".)
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.
D. MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilman Woodard that the Council approve the recommendation of the Lorenzo Cemetery Association to raise the cemetery lot fees to $400.00 per lot and that the fees be budgeted to provide maintenance support for the cemetery.
Council members voting AYE, 4. Council members voting Nay, 0
Council member McNabb abstained.
V. ADJOURNMENT:
There being no further business, MOTION by Councilman Ratheal and seconded by Councilman Deleon that the meeting of December 14, 1998 be adjourned.
With all members voting AYE, the motion carried.


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