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2013-07-25 / Community News

From the Mayor’s Desk

by Robert Willrich, Sr.

The Lexington City Council met in a regular meeting on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., at the Woodson Community Center, 631 N. Rockdale, Lexington, Texas.

Mayor Robert Willrich, Sr. brought the meeting to order and welcomed the guest.

3. Citizen input.

A. Cindy Herklotz

4. Tim Brown made the motion to approve the minutes for June 12th & 27th, 2013. Opal Lewis seconded the motion. Vote 5 for.

5. Greg Langehennig made the motion to approve paying the bills for the month of June 2013. Charlotte Hooper seconded the motion. Vote 5 for.

6. Seidel, Schroeder & Company presented the 2012 Audit.

7. Tim Brown made the motion to approve the amended budget presented by Doug Thielemann, City CPA. Opal Lewis seconded the motion. Vote 5 for.

8. Tim Brown made the motion for the City of Lexington to go back on the watering schedule. Chris Billings seconded the motion. Vote 5 for.

9. Charlotte Hooper made the motion to approve having a meeting once a month with up to two (2) Councilpersons, the Mayor and all employees to discuss any suggestions on safety issues, and address any other problems. Tim Brown seconded the motion. Vote 5 for.

10. The City Council convened into executive session at 6.57 p.m. in accordance with the Texas Government Code Chapter 551.074 to deliberate the employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee, Robert Mack.

11. The City Council reconvened into public session at 7:19 p.m. in accordance with the Texas Government Code Chapter 551.074 to act upon the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee, Robert Mack.

Tim Brown made the motion that the City Council find that, in considering the circumstances of Robert Mack’s disability, the City is unable to make a reasonable accommodation for Robert Mack’s disability, and any such accommodation for Robert Mack would place an undue hardship on the City’s operations. Opal Lewis seconded the motion. Vote 5 for.

Opal Lewis made the motion that Robert Mack be placed on leave without pay, for up to 180 days from June 7, 2013, and that the City continue to pay for his medical insurance for such a time, and that he be advised that it would place an undue hardship on the City to keep his position open, and that no position with the City is currently available which he could perform with reasonable accommodation by the City, and that Robert Mack be advised that his position with the City may not be available in the future. Tim Brown seconded the motion. Vote 5 for.

12. Tim Brown made the motion to consider including donations to Children’s Advocacy Center, Family Crisis Center, Combined Community Action and CARTS in the 2013-2014 Budget. Greg Langehennig seconded the motion. Vote 5 for.

13. The Financial/Budget Report and the Police Report were given.

14. Tim Brown made the motion to adjourn. Opal Lewis seconded the motion. Vote 5 for. Adjourned at 7:24 p.m.

The Lexington City Council met in a special meeting on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013, at 5:30 p.m., at the Woodson Community Center, 631 N. Rockdale, Lexington, Texas.

Mayor Robert Willrich, Sr. brought the meeting to order and welcomed the guest.

3. There was no citizen input.

4. Tim Brown made the motion to accept bid for new police cars from JW Auto Sales and give the Mayor permission to borrow money towards purchasing police cars. Opal Lewis seconded the motion. Vote 5 for.

5. Tim Brown made the motion to accept bid for repair on water pump on square from Austin Armature Works. Chris Billings seconded the motion. Vote 5 for.

6. Tim Brown made the motion to hire Cameron Wagner as the new public works employee at a set hourly pay scale with the possibility of a raise after the six (6) month probation period evaluation, and approval to get certifications along the way. Charlotte Hooper seconded the motion. Vote 4 for. Vote 1 against. (Chris Billings)

7. Mayor Willrich called for meeting to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 6:06 p.m.

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