Nixon City Council to meet Monday, 2/8/21 , 3:30 p.m. at the Aphne Pattillo Public Library. The Public is invited to attend. Please wear a face covering to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.





  Monday, February 8th, 2021


The Nixon City Council will convene in a Regular Meeting on Monday, February 8th, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. at the Aphne Pattillo Public Library, 401 N Nixon Avenue, Nixon, Texas 78140. The Order of Business will be:


Call to order

Roll Call

Invocation and Pledges

Citizens to be HeardCitizens to be Heard – This time is provided for citizens to address the Council on issues and concerns. No action can or will be taken on issues raised under this portion of the meeting. Please limit your marks to a period not to exceed three (3) minutes. We ask that you approach the council and state your name and address for the record).  Pursuant to House Bill 2840 (codified in Texas Government Code Section 551.007), all attending citizens who wish to comment on specific agenda items, during a scheduled meeting, must sign up to do so PRIOR to the start of the meeting and indicate which agenda item the citizen wishes to comment on.  Said public comment on agenda items shall occur once the agenda item is reached during the meeting, but prior to City Council deliberating the matter.  A time limit of three (3) minutes shall be observed by all commenting citizens.



  1. Discussion/Action to Approve the Minutes of the 1/05/2021 Meeting.
  2. Discussion/Action on the Financial Statements and Unpaid bills.
  3. Fire Chief Report
  4. Discussion/ Possible Action on approval of the Nixon Volunteer Fire Department Firework Show for July 4th
  5. Discussion/Possible Action on using funds from the Hotel /Motel Tax Fund for the Nixon VFD 4th of July Firework Show.
  6. Discussion /Possible Action on placing the 1989 Ford F350 4×4 (formerly known as Brusk-41) for a sealed bid. VEHICLE INFORMATION: Year:1989, Make: Ford, Model: F350 1 Ton – Pickup, Engine:7.5 L 460 CID V8, VIN:1FDKF38G7KNA97550, Fuel Type: Gas
  7. Discussion/Possible Action on granting the City Manager specific authority to act on behalf of the City of Nixon, Texas as an authorized agent for the City for the purpose of executing and signing any and all loan documents, real estate documents and closing documents with Third Coast Bank, SSB for the purpose of the construction loan with said bank for the new City Hall building.
  8. Discussion and Approval of a Resolution Designating Authorized Signatures for Contractual and Grant Fund Documents pertaining to the TxCDBG Contract #7220331”
  9. “Discussion and Approval to adopt Civil Rights Resolution, Policies and Procedures for the TxCDBG Contract # 7220331.”
  10. Discussion/Possible Action on purchase of Little League Field lighting from Musco Sports Lighting, LLC.
  11. Discussion/ Possible Action regarding signing of a Resolution for a finance contract with Government Capital for the lighting of the Little League Field.
  12. Discussion / Possible Action on hiring a part-time code enforcement /animal control officer.
  13. Discussion/ Possible Action on starting the Nixon Farmer Market on the first Saturday of the month with the next date being March 6, 2021.
  14. Discussion / Possible Action on scheduling of Gladyne Finch Park Dedication
  15. Discussion/ Possible Action on giving the City Manager the authority to purchase a marque from Stewart Signs for the new City Hall and Community Center.
  16. Police Chief Report
  17. Library Report
  18. City Manager Report:  Status of New City Hall /police dept transition- new officers/ Goldman audit under way/online bill payment


EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Nixon City Council may convene into executive (closed) session in accordance with the Texas Government Code when necessary and legally justified. Any item on this agenda may be discussed in executive session if authorized by Texas Law regardless of whether it is listed under “Executive Session” of this agenda, and regardless of any past or current practice of the City Council. Executive Sessions herein are closed meetings, and may include the consideration of any item otherwise listed on the agenda plus any subject matter specified in the executive session notice, and may include items under the Texas Government Code as follows: Section 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney regarding contemplated or pending litigation, a settlement officer or administrative hearing); Section 551.072 (Deliberations regarding Real Property); Section 551.073 (Deliberations about Gifts & Donations); Section 551.074 (Personnel Matters); Section 551.076 (Deliberation about Security Devices);  Section 551.086 (Deliberations regarding Municipally Owned Utility); and Section 551.087 (Deliberations regarding Economic Development Negotiation).”


This Notice of Meeting was posted for public viewing in City Hall in Nixon, Texas, a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times and was posted on Friday, February 5th, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., and remained posted for 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting.





Deborah M. Bustamente

City Secretary

ATTENTION! All City of Nixon Sponsored Events have been cancelled effective 11/19/20

Due to the rapid onset of COVID-19 City Hall and all related offices are closed until further notice. Utility payments are due as normal. Please place the payment in the office drop box. Customers that pay over the telephone or with a credit card will need to make other arrangements for payment ie via money order or check. Office personnel will not be available normal business hours. The drop box is being checked daily.

New City Hall and Community Center Ground Breaking Happened Monday, November 2, 2020

Nixon Police Department Honors Allen Coleman with the 2020 NPD Citizenship Award

On October 12th, 2020 Allen Coleman was recognized by the Nixon Police Department for his selfless giving of PPE’s to First Responders in the City of Nixon and K-9 equipment to the Nixon Police Department. Nixon Police Chief Christopher Aviles stated that Mr. Coleman’s sense of community separated him from the average citizen. Mr. Coleman stepped up during the onset of COVID-19 when many were fearful of the pandemic and its effect on their families, friends and community. Thank you Mr. Coleman!

Local Historian Donald Hoffman Honored by the City of Nixon

Mr. Donald Hoffman, local educator, author and beloved historian was recently honored by the City of Nixon as the recipient of the 2020 Citizenship Award. Mr. Hoffman has worked diligently gathering historical facts regarding Nixon, Gonzales County and surrounding areas for numerous years. The historical wall monument located on the Nixon Post Office parking lot was imagined and brought to fruition by Mr. Hoffman. The beautiful vintage pictures allow the viewer to pleasantly reminisce of an earlier time. The City of Nixon sincerely gives our thanks and gratitude to Mr. Hoffman for his dedication in making Nixon beautiful and original.

Nixon Pocket Park to be named The Gladyne Finch Park

The Nixon Mayor and City Council voted and approved the parks’ name change during the 9/24/20 City Council Special Meeting. The park is in the midst’s of a landscaping update. Once completed a public ceremony honoring Glaydne will be held. The “reveal” date will be announced over the next few weeks and the public will be invited.

Pablo Aguirre, Recipient of the 2020 Nixon Beautification Award

Mr. Pablo Aguirre was honored by Nixon Mayor Dorothy Riojas and the City Council on 9/24/20 for his tireless efforts of beautifying our community. He and Donald Hoffman have spearheaded several beautification projects over the past years. One of the most recent projects being the updating of the painted mural on the Nixon Main Drug Pharmacy building as well as the addition of a 2nd Mural located behind the Nixon Gazebo. A historic monument and garden was recently completed in the parking lot of the Nixon Post Office. The public is encouraged to stop by and read the inscriptions and enjoy a view of our past.

Pablo has a few surprises for Nixon, Texas in the near future! The City of Nixon is happy and excited to honor our former Nixonite for all he has done and plans to do in our community.