A regular monthly meeting of the Town of New Hope Board of Aldermen Town Council was held
on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, in the New Hope Town Hall. It was called to order at 7:32 p.m. by
Mayor Johnny Hamm. Also present were Atty. John Rapier, Ald. Carol King, Ald. Jeff Herbst, &
Ald. Omar Nunez. There were 3 citizens present.
Item 1. Call to order and quorum check.
Item 2. Citizen Comments. None given.
Item 3. Minutes were approved by general consent. in Ald. Bob Parmelee's absence, no treasury report was presented. Motion was made by Ald. Jeff Herbst and Mayor Johnny Hamm made a second. All approved and motion passed.
Item 4. Road report was given by Road Commissioner, Ald. Jeff Herbst. Road work is progressing as planned.
Item 5. No report was given from the Park Committee. Mayor Johnny Hamm proposed that the wood in the park bridges be replaced, with the Town covering just the cost of lumber. Ald. Jeff Herbst made a motion to approve and Mayor Johnny Hamm made a second. All approved and motion passed.
Ald. Omar Nunez made a proposal to extend the south parking lot, quoted at $53,911, and install seven adult trees in the park, quoted at $12,350. It was also requested that the park committee get quotes for total maintenance fees for park upkeep, to be presented next month.
Ald. Jeff Herbst made a motion to approve the purchase of six trees, 3 live oak and 3 red oak (to planted later), and that the Parking expansion be tabled for a future meeting. Mayor Johnny Hamm Seconded. All approved and motion passed.
Item 6. The Events Committee report was given by Ald. Omar Nunez. Updates were given for New Hope's National Night Out Event, scheduled for October 4, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.
Item 7. The Town Council adjourned at 8:00 p.m. for executive session concerning the Town of New Hope v. Magdalena Nunez pending in the 366th Judicial District Court pursuant to Section 551.072 of the Texas Local Government Code.
Item 8. The Town Council reconvened at 8:13 p.m. No action was taken.
Item 9. Public hearing was opened to receive comments relating the 20142-015 proposed New Hope Budget.
There were no public comments. Public hearing was closed at 8:15 p.m.
Item 10. Ald. Jeff Herbst made a motion to accept resolution 2014-005R Adopting the 20142015 Fiscal Year Town Budget. Ald. Carol King made a second. All in favor, motion passed.
Item 11. Mayor Johnny Hamm made a motion to accept Ordinance No. 2014-004 approving the 2014 Property Tax Roll for the Town of New Hope. Ald. Jeff Herbst made a second. All in favor, motion Passed.
Item 12. Action on Ordinance No. 2014-006 was tabled due to the lack of a Supermajority.
Item 13. Next Town of New Hope Town Council meeting is scheduled for September 23, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
Meeting Adjourned at 8:21 p.m.