NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAMESA, TEXAS, WILL MEET IN A REGULAR CALLED MEETING AT 5:30 P.M. ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014, 601 SOUTH FIRST STREET, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSIDERING AND TAKING OFFICIAL ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  1. CALL TO ORDER:
  2. INVOCATION:
  3. CONSENT AGENDA:  All consent agenda items listed are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Council Member so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.  Information concerning consent agenda items is available for public review.

(a)  APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:  Approval of the minutes of the council meetings held on July 15 and July 29, 2014.

(b)  BILLS FOR JULY 2014:  Approval of the bills paid by the City of Lamesa for the month of July 31, 2014.

  1. AD VALOREM TAX RATE – 2014:  1ST Public Hearing on a proposed hearing on a proposed property tax rate of 0.7243 for 2014. This tax rate will raise $_1,850,527 which is $62,102 more than taxes imposed last year.
  2. FINANCIAL REPORT: Director of Finance Bridgette Krohn, to report on the city’s finances.
  3. LEDC ACTION BY CITY COUNCIL:  Consider and take action to remove Greg Hughes from the board of directors of the Lamesa Economic Development Corporation.
  4. LEDC ACTION BY CITY COUNCIL:  Consider and take action to appoint Albert Acosta to the board of directors of the Lamesa Economic Development Corporation.
  5. LEAP ACTION BY CITY COUNCIL:  Consider and take action to remove a board member from the Lamesa Economic Alliance Project.
  6. LEAP ACTION BY CITY COUNCIL:  Consider and take action to appoint a board member to the Lamesa Economic Alliance Project.
  7. LEDC/LEAP ACTION BY CITY COUNCIL:  Discuss and consider taking action concerning the Lamesa Economic Development Corporation and the Lamesa Economic Alliance Project executive director position.
  8. CITY CHARTER:  Discuss and review provisions of the City Charter – Article 4, Section 16  Rules of the city council.
  9. BUDGET WORK SESSION III:  Council to meet with city staff to discuss and set priorities for the 2014 – 2015 operating budget.
  10. ADJOURNMENT:

 


O  O    Open Meetings Information    O  O

CLOSED MEETINGS

The public is hereby informed that notices for City of Lamesa meetings will no longer distinguish between matters to be discussed in open or closed session of  a meeting.  This practice is in accordance with rulings by the Texas Attorney General that, under the Texas Open Meetings Act, the City Council may convene a closed session to discuss any matter listed on the agenda, without prior or further notice, if the matter is one that the Open Meetings Act allows to be discussed in a closed session.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

E The meeting will be held pursuant to the provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act (Govt. Code, Chapter 551).  Discussion and actions are limited to the agenda items listed above. Persons desiring to address the City Council or express their opinion about a particular item on this agenda should notify the City Secretary before the meeting. Persons desiring to present other business or discuss matters not on this agenda should submit a request in writing to the City Secretary by the end of business hours on the Wednesday before the next meeting in order to be considered for inclusion on that agenda.

MEETING ACCESSIBILITY

1 Upon request, auxiliary aids and services will be provided to an individual with a disability in order to allow them to effectively participate in the city council meeting.   Those requesting auxiliary aids or services should notify the contact person listed below at least twenty-four hours prior to the meeting by mail, telephone or RELAY Texas (1-800-735-2989)   

Contact:  Maria Hatchett at

*    601 South First Street, Lamesa, Texas 79331

'    Telephone - (806) 872-2124

7     Fax - (806) 872-4338

CERTIFICATION OF NOTICE

I certify this agenda was posted at the City Hall, 601 South First Street, Lamesa, Texas at 4:45 p.m. August 15, 2014 in accordance with Chapter 551.041 of the Government Code.

Maria Hatchett                                  Maria Hatchett, City Secretary