City of Cross Plains
July 14, 2009
This was a regular meeting of the
Employees present were Debbie Gosnell, Don
Gosnell, & Teresa Kennedy.
Members of the public meeting were Kerry Mann,
Terry Franklin, Era Lee Hanke, Ken Martin, City Engineer, Cameron
Gulley, City Auditor, and Kimberlee Watson.
Mayor Purvis called the meeting to order at 6:30
By general consent the council approved the
minutes as presented.
By general consent the council approved the police and judge’s report as presented.
Bob Kirkham moved to pay the bills.
Karen Lenz seconded and motion carried.
Ken Martin, City Engineer met with the council to
advise them that the plans for the pivot system is ready and we can
begin taking bids for the system as soon as the council is ready.
He noted that a set of the plans has been sent to the TCEQ
for their approval. By
general consent the council agreed to begin taking bids for the
system and to open bids at the next regular council meeting.
By general consent the council agreed to begin
taking bids on the Maintenance Department’s 1998 Ford F150 pickup.
Bids to be opened at the next regular meeting.
Gosnell informed the council that she is working
with TEEX to provide “Cluster Training” for the Water & Wastewater
Classes needed for the maintenance personnel’s certification.
She explained that the classes would be held in Cross Plains
at no cost to the City and that the city would actually save the
cost of motel, travel, meals, etc. by not having to send our
employees to other cities for training.
It would also bring other people to Cross Plains who would
stay in our motel, eat at our restaurants and possibly buy gas while
here. All agreed that
it would be a benefit to hold the training in Cross Plains and for
Gosnell to pursue setting up the classes.
By general consent the council asked Gosnell to
begin having the maintenance department fill out car logs for their
vehicles so that when trading in or selling a vehicle, the
dealership or individual can look at the history of the maintenance
of the vehicle and it could possibly bring more.
Kerry Mann, Planning Commission Chairman, met with
the council to present names for possible candidates for the Board
of Adjustment. Kerry
presented the following names for consideration and commented that
he has contact each candidate and all are willing to serve if so
appointed: Karen Lenz
as a City representative, Kerry Mann for the Planning Commission
representative, Connie Kirkham, Greg Turner, and Charles Chesshir.
Mr. Mann asked that Mayor Purvis appoint the members with the
Therefore, Mayor Purvis appointed the names recommended and Jerry
Cassle moved to approve the appointment, Bob Kirkham seconded and
motion carried with Karen Lenz abstaining from voting.
Discussion was held concerning the possibility of
the City purchasing and stockpiling the flu vaccine for its
employees. By general
consent the council declined to participate.
Jerry Cassle moved to go into Executive Session at
7:15 p.m. Peg Terrell
seconded and motion carried.
DISCUSSION OF LAND PURCHASE
Peg Terrell moved to return to open meeting at
7:50 p.m. Jerry Cassle
seconded and motion carried.
Bob Kirkham moved to adjourn.
Lewis Fortune seconded and motion carried.
Ray Purvis, Mayor