Mayor Clinton J. Powell and council members Lillian Cashmer, J.R. Gallegos, Jeanne B. Israel, Kenneth Hernandez and Robert Leonhardt paid homage to many at the start of their Oct. 21 meeting. Mayor Powell honored recently retired city employee, Mario Aguirre, former Mayor Travis Hall and wife Linda, October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and November as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Councilwoman Diana Prasifka was absent.
City Manager Johnny Huizar discussed the creation of the city’s Business Ventures Program which will support existing businesses, plan Business Adventure Programs and create venture grants each year.
Council unanimously approved allocating $50,000 for the program. See front page story.
City Engineer John Metting presented a bid for City Hall renovations from Wells Construction for $383,034.55. Council unanimously approved the bid.
Council approved a recommendation from the city manager to issue a request for proposals for airframe, power plant or related aeronautical services at the Pleasanton Municipal Airport maintenance hangar.
A Delinquent Tax Report and Court Collections Report was given by Ronald Rocha covering August 2020-August 2021.
He reported that collections are down, noting that it is the responsibility of the taxpayer to notify the proper agencies of their address if they move.
Joe Rodriguez presented the Atascosa County Appraisal District Report. He reminded council that the appraisal district is still in need of members. He then informed council that he will be moving.
Council unanimously accepted a Community Development Facilities Loan for the City of Pleasanton at the request of the city manager.
A Request for Proposals for the renovation of Fire Station #2 at the request of Fire Chief Mario Escobedo was then approved.
Ordinances & Resolutions
The following were approved by council:
A. Second reading and Adoption of Ordinance No. 21-1276 revising policies for administration and investment of city funds;
B. Reading and Adoption of Ordinance No. 21- 1277 authorizing issuance of Texas General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2021; levying a tax in payment thereof;
C. Adoption of Resolution No. 237-21 supporting the Texas Term Sheet in its entirety and adopting the allocation method for opioid settlement proceeds as set forth in the State of Texas and Texas political subdivisions’ opioid abatement fund council and settlement allocation term sheet;
D. Reading and Adoption of Resolution No. 238- 21 ratifying the emergency purchase of repairs of the Atascosa River Sewer Main.
Council also unanimously approved the following:
• Approval of the Municipal Hangar Lease between the City of Pleasanton and Reynaldo Anzaldua for one year at $125 per month;
• Approved cancelation of Regular Sessions of Nov. 18 and Dec. 16, 2021, and January 6, 2022. Meeting was then adjourned.