April 2016

A regular monthly meeting of the Town of New Hope Board of Aldermen Town Council was held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in the New Hope Town Hall. It was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Herbst. Also present were Ald. Carol King, Ald. Bob Parmelee, Ald. Alex Hull, Ald. Omar Nunez, and attorney John Rapier. Absent was Mayor Johnny Hamm. 

There were 8 citizens present. 

Item 1. Call to order and quorum check.

Public Comments - Mr. Welch made a comment on considering a noise ordinance. Mr. Miller made a comment that if he won election, he looked forward to working with members of the Council. 

Item 2. Consent Items: 

 

a. Ald. Parmelee made a motion to accept March 29, 2016, minutes with 1 change and a second was made by Ald. King. None opposed and all approved. Motion carried. 

b. The Treasurer's report was given by Ald. Parmelee. Motion was made to accept the Treasurer report by Ald. Hull and a second was made by Ald. King. None opposed and all approved. Motion carried. 

Item 7. Auditor gave annual report. There were some questions and discussion. A motion to accept auditor report as given was made by Ald. Parmelee and a second by Ald. Nunez. None opposed and all approved. Motion carried. 

Item 3. There was some brief discussion and questions concerning the Mobility Plan as it applied to New Hope. Motion was made to table item to next month by Ald. King and a second was made by Ald. Hull. None opposed and all approved. Motion carried. 

Item 4. There was brief discussion concerning Resolution of the Town Council of the Town of New Hope, Texas, New Hope Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation Authorizing New Hope Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation Student Housing Revenue Bonds (CHF - Collegiate Housing Island Campus, L.L.C. - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Island Campus Project) Series 2016a And Taxable Student Housing Revenue Bonds (CHF - Collegiate Housing Island Campus, L.L.C. - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Island Campus Project) Series 2016b; A Trust Indenture; A Loan Agreement; A Bond Purchase Agreement; public hearings; and other matters in connection therewith. Motion was made to accept Resolution as presented by Ald. Herbst and a second was made by Ald. King. None opposed and all approved. Motion carried. 

Item 5. There was brief discussion concerning Resolution of the Town Council of the Town of New Hope, Texas, approving a project and the issuance of bonds for Cardinal Bay, Inc. Motion was made to accept Resolution as presented by Mayor Pro Tem Herbst and a second was made by Ald. King. None opposed and all approved. Motion carried. 

Item 6. There was brief discussion concerning Resolution of the Town of New Hope, Texas approving a project and the issuance of bonds for The Legacy At Willow Bend Retirement Community, Inc. Motion was made to accept Resolution as presented by Ald. King and a second was made by Ald. Parmelee. None opposed and all approved. Motion carried. 

Item 8. Road report was given by Road Commissioner, Jeff Herbst. There are some road repairs currently in process due to rain damage including some concrete road damage that need serious repair. 

Item 9. There was some discussion concerning appointment of new members to the Planning and Zoning advisory group. Ryan Cottam was suggested as a member. John Miller and Kim Barrow volunteered to become members. A recommendation was made to appoint John Miller and Kim Barrow to the Planning and Zoning group by Ald. Nunez and a second was made by Ald. Hull. None opposed and all approved. Motion carried. 

Item 10. There was some discussion concerning EPCC members acting as advisory committee for Town Park. A motion was made to appoint EPCC members as advisory committee for Town Park by Ald. Herbst and a second was made by Ald. King. 

Item 11. No action taken concerning Collin County Parks and Open Space Project Funding Assistance Program.

Item 12. Special called meeting concerning canvass report of May 7th, 2016, general election was set for May 17, 7:00, at Town Hall. 

Item 13. There was some discussion concerning a workshop to consider office expenses and date was set for May 17th, 7:15 p.m. 

Item 14. There was some discussion concerning Letters of Notice for neglected properties and letters will be sent via Atty. Rapier's office. 

Item 15. Next Town Council meeting date was set for May 31, 2016, 7:30 p.m. 

Item 16. Meeting adjourned at 8:23 p.m.

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