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STATE OF TEXAS

CITY OF FAIRFIELD

Minutes of Regular Scheduled Meeting

Date: February 11, 2014

Council Members Present: Kenneth Hughes; Jerry Don Sanders; Mayor Roy W. Hill; Randy Johnson; Joe Lee Kirgan

Council Members Absent: Linda York (excused)

Staff Present: Jeff Looney; Jana Taylor

1. CALL TO ORDER; PRAYER AND PLEDGE

Mayor called meeting to order at 6:00pm.  A quorum was declared present.  Joe Kirgan gave invocation.  Kenneth Hughes led pledge to American Flag;  Jerry Don Sanders led pledge to Texas Flag.

2. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON REQUEST FROM BRENDA (PYE) BARGER TO RECEIVE CITY SERVICES ON BATEMAN ROAD

Mayor reported that property on Bateman is grandfathered in and that water service would be granted.  Clyde will get with Ms. Barger to go over total cost of placing water line in.  Mayor suggested that Ms. Barger consider annexing her property in to the City.

3. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON REQUEST FROM SWB YOUTH RODEO FOR FUNDING FROM HOTEL/MOTEL FOR THE PRCA RODEO

Tony and Keith Brackens came before council requesting funds for a professional rodeo to be held in October.  They are requesting $60,000.00 from Hotel/Motel Funds.  Randy Johnson expressed his “thanks” to Keith and Tony and all those who help for all their hard work and their commitment to the youth of this county.  Randy Johnson made motion to table request until the March meeting.  Kenneth Hughes seconded.  All voted for.

4. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING PROPOSAL FROM ADULT SOCCER ASSOCIATION TO BUILD A PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE ACROSS THE CREEK TO THE SOCCER FIELDS

Representatives from the adult soccer association came before the council to ask for a permit to build a pedestrian bridge at the soccer fields.  They will provide all supplies and labor.  “We want to give back to the City for allowing us the use of the fields”.  Kenneth Hughes made motion to allow adult soccer association to proceed with bridge.  Randy Johnson seconded.  All voted for.

5. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION FROM FAIRFIELD AMBULANCE SERVICE INC. REGARDING REAPPOINTMENT OF LINDA FRYER; BRENT MOORE AND WARREN DAVIS TO SERVE AN ADDITIONAL TWO(2) YEAR TERM (2014-2016)

Joe Kirgan made motion to reappoint Linda Fryer; Brent Moore and Warren Davis to serve two(2) additional year terms (2014-2016).  Jerry Don Sanders seconded.  All voted for.

6. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION FROM FAIRFIELD INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION REGARDING REAPPOINTMENT OF WARREN DAVIS AND GEORGE ROBINSON TO ANOTHER THREE(3) YEAR TERM (2014-2017) 

Joe Kirgan made motion to reappointment Warren Davis and George Robinson to a three(3) year term (2014-2017).  Randy Johnson seconded.  All voted for.

7. MAYOR/COUNCIL CALLING AN ELECTION FOR MAY 10, 2014 TO FILL MAYOR AND COUNCIL POSITIONS PLACE I AND II

Jerry Don Sanders made motion to approve calling election for May 10, 2014 to fill Mayor and Council Place I and II.  Kenneth Hughes seconded.  All voted for.

8. APPROVE MINUTES FROM THE JANUARY 14, 2014 MEETING

Randy Johnson made motion to approve minutes.  Joe Kirgan seconded.  All voted for.

9. APPROVE BILL REGISTER AS OF JANUARY 31, 2014 AND OTHER RELATED REPORTS

Joe Kirgan made motion to approve bill register and other related reports as presented.  Kenneth Hughes seconded.  All voted for.

10. MAYOR/DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS

At 7:00pm Mayor announced that Council will now convene into Executive Session

11. EXECUTIVE SESSION 

• ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – SECTION 551.087

• REAL PROPERTY DELIBERATION – SECTION 551.072

• PERSONNEL MATTERS – SECTION 551.074

DELIBERATE THE APPOINTMENT OF AN OFFICER FOR THE FAIRFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

At 8:28pm Mayor announced that Council was now back in Open Session

12. OPEN SESSION – DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

• REAL PROPERTY DELIBERATION – SECTION 551.072

Joe Kirgan made motion to allow FIDC to move forward with C-Square Real Estate project.  Kenny Hughes seconded.  All voted for.

• PERSONNEL MATTERS – SECTION 551.074

DELIBERATE THE APPOINTMENT OF AN OFFICER FOR THE FAIRFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Randy Johnson made motion to appoint James Brody Weinmann as Fairfield Police Officer effective February 12, 2014 at an hourly rate of $17.00. Kenny Hughes seconded.  All voted for.

13. ADJOURN

Randy Johnson made motion to adjourn.  Joe Kirgan seconded.  All voted for.

Mayor, Roy W. Hill

ATTEST:

Jana L. Taylor, City Secretary

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