Nixon City Council Meeting Scheduled for Monday, October 18th at 6:30 p.m. Nixon City Hall

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

NIXON CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

Monday, October 18th, 2021

 The Nixon City Council will convene in a Regular Meeting on Monday, October 18th, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Nixon City Hall, 302 E. Central Avenue, Nixon, Texas 78140. The Order of Business will be:

Call to order

Roll Call

Invocation and Pledges

Citizens 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 September 24th, 2021 Meeting.
  2. Discussion/Action on the Financial Statements and Unpaid bills.
  3. Presentation/ Discussion regarding County wide communication/infrastructure project as it pertains to the City of Nixon with Motorola, Victoria Communications, LCRA, Daily Wells Communication and any other entity(s) that have information.
  4. Discussion/ Possible Action for recess.
  5. Receive and approve the 2021 Levy Roll from the Tax Assessor-Collector.
  6. Fire Department Report
  7. Nixon Police Department Report
  8. Discussion/ Possible Action on Bingo games being held in the Nixon Community Center.
  9. Discussion/Possible Action on ratifying correction or altering correction on employee salary miscalculation and reimbursement for the 2020-21 fiscal year.
  10. Discussion/ Possible Action on Franklin Legal Publishers codification for City of Nixon Ordinances.
  11. City Manager Report

 

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, October 15th, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. and remained posted for 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting.

 

 

Attest:

 

Deborah M. Bustamente

City Secretary

WE ARE MOVING TO THE NEW CITY HALL TODAY!

Dear Nixon Residents,

City Hall is in the process of moving to the new building at at 302 E. Central Avenue, Nixon, Texas 78140 today. Phone lines will be down for the next few hours . Our apologies for any inconvenience this move may cause you. Kindly continue to drop your October Utility payment at the drop box at 100 W. Third, Street ( the old City Hall ).  Thank you.

Special City Council Meeting Friday, September 24th, 2021 at Noon in the Nixon City Hall

 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

NIXON CITY COUNCIL

Friday, September 24th, 2021

 The Nixon City Council will convene in a Special Meeting on Friday, September 24th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Noon in the Nixon City Hall, 100 W. Third Street, Nixon, Texas 78140. The Order of Business will be:

Call to order

Roll Call

Invocation and Pledges

Citizens 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 September 20th, 2021 Meeting.
  2. Open Public Hearing for the 2021-2022 City of Nixon & Nixon Fire Department Budget.
  3. Close the Public Hearing for the 2021-2022 City of Nixon & Nixon Fire Department Budget.
  4. Adopt 2021-2022 General Budget.
  5. Adopt 2021-2022 Utility Budget.
  6. Adopt 2021-2022 Nixon Fire Department Budget.

 

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).”

 

  1. Adjourn

 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 Tuesday, September 21st, 2021, 12:00 p.m. Noon and remained posted for 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting

 Attest:

Deborah M. Bustamente

City Secretary

 

NIXON CITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 AT 4:30 P.M. The Public is invited to attend.

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

NIXON CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

SEPTEMBER 20th, 2021

The Nixon City Council will convene in a Regular Meeting on Monday, September 20th, 2021 at 4:30 p.m., Aphne Pattillo Public Library located at 401 N. Nixon Avenue, Nixon, Texas 78140. The Order of Business will be:

Call to order

Roll Call

Invocation and Pledges

Citizens 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 8/17/21 and 8/23/21 Meetings.
  2. Discussion/Action on the Financial Statements and Unpaid bills.
  3. Swearing in Ceremony of Nixon Police Chief Miguel Cantu.
  4. Discussion/ Possible Action on allowing Juan Olalde to add a new 20×40 carport at 809A E. 5th
  5. Fire Department Monthly Run Report
  6. Utility Department Report
  7. Discussion with BEFCO Engineering on the Water Treatment System Preliminary Engineering Report
  8. Open Public Hearing for the 2021 City of Nixon Proposed Tax Rate.
  9. Close Public Hearing for the 2021 City of Nixon Proposed Tax Rate.
  10. Adopt the 2021/2022 Tax Rate for City of Nixon.
  11. Open Public Hearing for the 2021-2022 City of Nixon & Nixon Fire Department Proposed Budget.
  12. Close the Public Hearing for the 2020-2021 City of Nixon & Nixon Fire Department Proposed Budget.
  13. Discussion/Action on Setting the Residential Water and Meter Rates.
  14. Discussion/Action on Setting the Commercial Water and Meter Rates.
  15. Discussion/Action on Setting the Bulk Water Rates.
  16. Adopt 2020-2021 Proposed General Budget.
  17. Adopt 2020-2021 Proposed Utility Budget.
  18. Adopt 2020-2021 Proposed Nixon Fire Department Budget.
  19. Discussion/ Possible Action 2021-2022 Holiday schedule for the City of Nixon.
  20. Discussion Possible Action Employee/Non-Profit contract for the Nixon Community Center.
  21. Discussion/Possible Action on approving a Resolution Renaming County Road 167 to Old County Road 167
  22. Discussion/Possible Action on Exposed Conduit on North Wall of Community Center possible resolution.
  23. Police Chief Report
  24. Library Report
  25. City Manager Report
  26. Status of New City Hall
  27. TML Conference
  28. City Hall Landscaping estimates

 

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).”

 26) Adjourn

 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, September 17th, 2021 4:30 p.m. and remained posted for 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting.

 Attest:

 Deborah M. Bustamente

City Secretary

09 20 2021 City Council  signed Minutes

Nixon City Council Budget Workshop, Monday 8/23/21 at 4:00 p.m.

 

                                                         

 

                                         NOTICE OF MEETING

              NIXON CITY COUNCIL BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETING

                                               August 23rd, 2021 4:00 PM

 

The Nixon City Council will convene for a Budget Workshop Meeting on Monday, August 23rd, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at the Nixon City Hall, 100 West 3rd Street, Nixon, Texas 78140. The Order of Business will be:

 

Call to order

Roll Call

Invocation and Pledges

 

Citizens 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.

           

  • Deliberation and Presentation of the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1st, 2021 Ending September 30th, 2022.
  • Discussion / Action on increasing the Bulk Water Rates in the City of Nixon.

 

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).”

 

  • Adjourn

 

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 August 20th, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. and remained posted for 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting.

 

 

 

Attest:

 

Deborah M. Bustamente

City Secretary

08 23 21 CITYCOUNCIL SIGNED MINUTES

Small Taxing Unit Notice

   

 

The CITY OF NIXON will hold a meeting at 4:00 PM on September 13th, 2021 at City Hall, 302 E. Central, Nixon, Texas to consider adopting a proposed tax rate for tax year 2021. The proposed tax rate is 0.3853 per $100 value.

 

The proposed tax rate will increase total taxes in the CITY OF NIXON by 4.87%.

NOTICE OF MEETING NIXON CITY COUNCIL MEETING/BUDGET WORKSHOP August 17th, 2021 2:30 PM

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

NIXON CITY COUNCIL MEETING/BUDGET WORKSHOP

August 17th, 2021 2:30 PM

The Nixon City Council will convene in a Regular Meeting/Budget Workshop on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at the Nixon City Hall, 100 West 3rd Street, Nixon, Texas 78140. The Order of Business will be:

Call to order

Roll Call

Invocation and Pledges

 Citizens 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 07/19/21 and 08/09/2021 Meeting.

2. Discussion / Action on increasing the Water/ Sewer Rates in the City of Nixon.

3. Discussion / Action on increasing Bulk Water Rates in the City of Nixon.

4. Deliberation and Presentation of the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1st, 2021 Ending September 30th, 2022.

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).”

 

  1. Adjourn

 

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 August 13rd, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. and remained posted for 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting.

 Attest:

 

Deborah M. Bustamente

City Secretary

 

08 17 21 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

NOTICE ON 2021 PROPERTY TAX RATES FOR NIXON, TEXAS

Notice About 2021 Tax Rates
Property Tax Rates in CITY OF NIXON
This notice concerns the 2021 property tax rates for CITY OF NIXON. This notice provides
information about two tax rates used in adopting the current tax year’s tax rate. The no-new-revenue
tax rate would Impose the same amount of taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both
years. In most cases, the voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate a taxing unit can adopt without
holding an election. In each case, these rates are calculated by dividing the total amount of taxes by
the current taxable value with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of
property value.

This year’s no-new-revenue tax rate: $0.3674/$100
This year’s voter-approval tax rate: $0.3853/$100

To see the full calculations, please visit for a copy of the Tax Rate Calculation Worksheet.
Unencumbered Fund Balance

The following estimated balances will be left in the unit’s accounts at the end of the fiscal year.
These balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation.
Type of Fund Balance
All 472,507

Current Year Debt Service
The following amounts are for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes. These amounts
will be paid from upcoming property tax revenues (or additional sales tax revenues, if applicable).
Description of Debt
Principal or Contract
Payment to be Paid
from Property Taxes
Interest to be
Paid from
Property Taxes
Other Amounts
to be Paid Total Payment
0 0 0 0

Total required for 2021 debt service   $0
Amount (if any) paid from funds listed in
unencumbered funds   $0
Amount (if any) paid from other resources   $0
Excess collections last year   $0
= Total to be paid from taxes in 2021   $0
+ Amount added in anticipation that the unit will
collect only 95.00% of its taxes in 2021   $0
= Total debt levy   $0
This notice contains a summary of actual no-new-revenue and voter-approval calculations as
certified by , on .

Nixon City Council to Meet Monday, July 19th, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. See AGENDA and MEETING MINUTES below.

NOTICE OF MEETING

NIXON CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

July 19th, 2021

 

The Nixon City Council will convene in a Regular Meeting on Monday, July 19th, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. in 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 June 14th, 2021 Meeting.
  2. Discussion/Action on the Financial Statements and Unpaid bills.
  3. Fire Department Monthly Run Report
  4. Discussion/Possible Action on accepting a donation of three bells from the Wheat family.
  5. Discussion / Possible Action on the Golden Crescents proposal to amend Article IX of the CCRP Planning Commissions By-Laws. Copy in the packet.
  6. Discussion/ Possible Action on entering into an agreement to purchase parcel ID # 15849; approximately .76 acres from Richard Tomasini.
  7. Discussion Possible Action regarding possible lease of a Dump Truck when the City of Nixon’s Brush /Dump truck is out of service.
  8. Discussion /Possible Action on solution for citizens unlawful dumping of used furniture, tires and trash on City Property.
  9. Discussion /Possible Action on City Utility deposits.
  10. Discussion /Possible Action on Personnel.
  11. Discussion /Possible Action and Review of General Rules and Rental Rates for the New City Hall.
  12. Discussion/Possible Action on the building of a Nixon Veterans Memorial.
  13. Police Chief Report
  14. Library Report
  15. City Manager Report
  16. TML Conference
  17. Office Furniture, (5 or 6) trash cans for the community center
  18. Move In
  19. Splashpad Fence
  20. NVFD add-on

 

 

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, July 16th, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. and remained posted for 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting.

 

 

Attest:

Deborah M. Bustamente

City Secretary

07192021 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

 

PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING The Fair Housing Act in the State of Texas

The Texas Workforce Commission (“TWC”) is the entity responsible for enforcing the Fair Housing Act in the State of Texas. You have one year after an alleged violation to file a complaint, but you should file it as soon as possible. Go to https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/fair-housing/complaint-how-to.htm to file a complaint.

Nixon City Council Meeting Monday, June 14th, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

NIXON CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

June 14th,2021

 

The Nixon City Council will convene in a Regular Meeting on Monday, June 14th,2021 at 4:30 p.m. in 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 May 3, 2021 Meeting.
  2. Discussion/Action on the Financial Statements and Unpaid bills.
  3. Nixon Volunteer Fire Department Monthly Report
  4. Police Chief Report
  5. Award Presentation: Life Saving Recognition of Chief Greg Huston
  6. Discussion /Possible Action on TML Health elections for city employees.
  7. Discussion /Possible Action on General Rules and Rental Rates for the New City Hall.
  8. Discussion/ Possible Action on giving authority to City Administrator Harold D. Rice to purchase and oversee Multi-Media Equipment for the New City Hall and Community Center.
  9. Discussion/ Possible Action on giving authority to City Administrator Harold D. Rice to purchase and oversee the new furniture for the New City Hall and Community Center.
  10. Discussion/ Possible Action on appointment to the Golden Crescent Economic Development Board.
  11. Discussion/ Possible Action adding downtown lighting for all seasons.
  12. Discussion/ Possible Action on two (2) additional bids for a new City of Nixon website being built and the costs involved.
  13. Discussion / Possible Action on securing a contractor to build a fence around the Splash Pad.
  14. Discussion/Possible Action on repairing the sidewalk at 211 East 3rd
  15. Discussion/ Possible Action on City of Nixon Personnel Longevity Pay
  16. City Manager Report   ( New Hires + compliance officer change, Status of New City Hall, Move in date,   Sharp copiers and new vendor for copiers re: savings to the city    Tables, chairs, linens    TML Conference Oct. 6-8,2021 in Houston)

 

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, June 11th, 2021, at 4:30 p.m., and remained posted for 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting.

 

 

 

Attest:

Deborah M. Bustamente

City Secretary

 

NIXON CITY COUNCIL MINUTES FOR JUNE 14th, 2021 MEETING

The City Council of the City of Nixon met in regular session on the 14TH day of June,2021 at 4:30 p.m.at the Aphne Pattillo Nixon Public Library located at 401 N. Nixon, Nixon, Texas 78140.

Madame Mayor called the meeting to order.

Members present were: Mayor Dorothy Riojas, Justin La Fleur, Maggie Gaytan, Rene Amaya Mary Ann Fatheree, Mark Soto. Citizens present: Eduardo Escobar, City Attorney, Harold D. Rice, City Manager, Deborah M. Bustamente, Nixon Police Chief Greg Huston, Nixon Police LT. Miguel Cantu, Seguin Police Department LT. Martinez, Adolph Trigo, Hector Dominguez

Quorum declared present and meeting called to order by Madame Mayor Dorothy Riojas.

Prayer given by Rene Amaya.

Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America and Texas recited.

Citizens to be Heard:

Mr. Adolph Trigo addressed Mayor Riojas and the City Council informing that the Nixon Area Chamber of Commerce was prepared to assist the city with the city wide clean up.

Rene Amaya made first motion, 2nd by Mark Soto to approve the May 3rd, 2021 Nixon City Council minutes. Vote called: All in Favor, 5 /0, None Opposed. Motion Passed.

Maggie Gaytan made 1st motion, 2nd by Justin La Fleur to approve the Financial Statements and unpaid bills for June 2021. Vote called: All in Favor ,5/0, None Opposed. Motion Passed.

Nixon Fire Department did not have a representative at the meeting this evening. Mark Soto made 1st motion and Mary Anne Fatheree made the 2nd to move this agenda item to #17 to allow a member from the NVFD more time to arrive at the scheduled meeting. Vote called: All in Favor, 5/0, None Opposed. Motion Passed.

Nixon Police Chief Gregory Huston gave his monthly report on arrests and department activity.

Chief Greg Huston was recognized the Seguin Police Department Lt. Martinez for saving a human life in April, 2021. Nixon Mayor Awarded Chief a Plaque for his saving a human life as well.

Mark Soto made the 1st motion 2nd by Justin LaFleur to accept Option 4 for Nixon Employees covered by (TML) Texas Municipal League. TML changed providers from United Health to Blue Cross Blue Shield. Mark Soto raised a question regarding BCBS currently being under a class action suit. City Manager will research and report back next meeting.

Option 4 was approved, Vote Taken: All in Favor, 5/0 None Opposed, Motion Passed.

1ST Motion made by Justin LaFleur, 2nd by Mark Soto to approve the General Rules and Rental rates for the New City Hall Community Center pending todays amendment adding a third rental category to include the daily rates for weekend rental. Rates will be: $500 for a Nixon resident; $750 for County Resident and $1000 Out of County resident. The City Secretary is to present the requested amendment by next Council Meeting. Vote called: All in Favor 5/0, None Opposed. Motion Passed.

1ST Motion made by Justin La Fleur, 2nd by Rene Amaya to approve City Manager Harold Rice overseeing the purchase of the Multi-Media equipment for the New City Hall. Purchase is not to exceed 10K. A budget amendment may be needed for the purchase of the equipment. Vote called: All in Favor, 5/0 None Opposed. Motion Passed.

1st motion made by Maggie Gaytan, 2nd by Justin LaFleur giving City Manager Harold Rice permission to oversee and purchase the new furniture for the New City Hall and Community Center. Discussion over the wire chairs weight capacity and comfort. This may be revisited. Vote called: All in Favor 5/0, None Opposed. Motion Passed.

1st Motion made by Mary Ann Fatheree 2nd by Mark Soto to have Maggie Gaytan and Justin La Fleur serve on the Golden Crescent Economic Development Board for the next year. Vote called: All in Favor, 3/0 (Maggie Gaytan and Justin La Fleur abstained) None Opposed, Motion Passed.

Discussion occurred for adding downtown lighting for all season. Item tabled to allow time for Historic Commission Grants to be researched.

Discussion occurred over the hiring of someone to build a new City website. Mayor Riojas requested to wait until the 2021-22 budget discussions. 1st Motion made by Justin LaFleur 2nd by Mark Soto to TABLE this Item until budget time. Vote called:  All in Favor 5/0, None Opposed. Motion Passed.

1st Motion by Justin La Fleur 2nd by Maggie Gaytan to move the discussion regarding the selection of a vendor to build a six-foot fence around the Splashpad and Playground located on Roosevelt Avenue to Executive Session. Vote Called: All in Favor 5/0, None Opposed. Motion Passed.

Discussion occurred over Mr. Travis Hansen wanting to repair the sidewalk around his home on 211 East 3rd Street, Nixon, Texas 78140. Hansen is requesting he pay for half of the repair and the City pay the other half. A quote has not been provided. 1st Motion by Mark Soto 2nd by Justin La Fleur to TABLE the item until a quote is provided. Vote Called: All in Favor 5/0, None Opposed. Motion Passed.

1st Motion made by Justin La Fleur 2nd Mark Soto to move the longevity pay discussion to Executive Session re: Section 551.074 (Personnel Matters) Vote Called: All in Favor 5/0, None Opposed. Motion Passed.

City Manager Harold Rice presented his monthly report.  The Library Report was included in the Alderman’s Packet for review. Mr. Rice discussed Newly Hired employees, resignation of the Compliance Officer and the hiring of another part – time Compliance Officer Tiffaney Trevino. He also informed of starting a new copier contract with Sharp. The change of vendor will save the City approximately $100 dollars per month. The estimated move in date to the New City Hall is mid-June or July. He informed that the Tables and chairs have arrived and are being stored at Auvie Trammels old shop. Maggie Gaytan is to get a sample table cloth to confirm the size is correct. The TML Conference is scheduled for October 6th – 8th, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Reservations will commence July.

Revisited Agenda Item #3: The NVFD Report was read by City Manager Harold Rice.

 

Council came out of regular session at 5:41 p.m.pm and went into Executive Session at 5:51 pm 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).”

Council ended its Executive Session at  6:32 pm as per 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)and entered into regular session Regular Session at.6:33 p.m.

Agenda Item #13 Discussion regarding awarding W4 Fencing the bid for the building of the Splashpad fence. 1st Motion made by Mark Soto, 2nd by Rene Amaya to accept the W4 Bid of $11082.50 for a six-foot fence. Vote Called: All in favor, 4/0 Justin LaFleur abstained. Motion Passed.

Agenda Item # 15 Revisited. 1st motion made by Justin Le Fleur, 2nd by Maggie Gaytan to adopt Incentive Pay for City Employees. It is to be issued in the month of December subject to the 2021/22 budget allowing,

Employees with tenure of;

0-12 months $100 Incentive pay per year.

01-05 years $250   Incentive pay per year

06-09 years $500   Incentive pay per year

10-14 years $1000   Incentive pay per year

15-19 years $1500   Incentive pay per year

20 years + Employees max out at $2000 Incentive pay per year

Vote called: All in favor 5/0, None Opposed, Motion Passed subject to the 2021/22 budget allowing.

Motion made by Justin La Fleur and second by Maggie Gaytan to Adjourn. Vote Called: All in Favor 5/0, Motion Passed. Meeting Adjourned 7:32 p.m.

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Mayor, Dorothy Riojas                                                           Alderman, Maggie Gaytan

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Alderman, Justin La Fleur                                                      Alderman, Mark Soto

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Alderman, Mary Anne Fatheree                                             Alderman, Rene Amaya

 

Attest:

Deborah M. Bustamente

Nixon City Council Regular Meeting Monday, May 3, 2021 at 4:30 Agenda

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

NIXON CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

May 3rd, 2021

 

The Nixon City Council will convene in a Regular Meeting on Monday, May 3rd, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. in 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 April 12th, 2021 Meeting.
  2. Discussion/Action on the Financial Statements and Unpaid bills.
  3. Swearing into Office of City Council incumbents; Mary Ann Fatheree, Justin LaFleur and Rene Amaya for the next two-year term.
  4. Appoint Crystal Cedillo, Tax Assessor-Collector, as the individual to calculate and prepare the 2021 No-New Revenue and Voter- Approval Tax Rates for the City of Nixon.
  5. Fire Chief Report
  6. Discussion / Possible Action on New City Hall Retention Wall repair and cost.
  7. Discussion /Possible Action on General Rules and Rental Rates for the New City Hall.
  8. Discussion/ Possible Action on the Multi-Media Equipment for the New City Hall Community Center.
  9. Discussion/Possible Action on the building of a Nixon Veterans Memorial.
  10. Discussion/ Possible Action on approving funds for a new and improved City of Nixon website.
  11. Discussion/ Possible Action on Bingo licensing.
  12. Discuss/Action regarding street closure from North Rancho Road to East Pecan Ave.
  13. Discussion/Action Approving Contractor to build fence around Splashpad.
  14. Police Chief Report
  15. City Manager Report

EMS

Baseball Field lights

Road updates

City Hall update/ Furniture bids

Spring Clean-up May 17 thru 22

Gladyne Finch Pocket Park dedication ceremony occurring on Saturday, May 22, 2021   at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

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, April 30th, 2021, at 4:30 p.m., and remained posted for 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting.

 

 

 

Attest:

Deborah M. Bustamente

City Secretary

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