News and notes from public meetings Feb. 13


Gonzales City Council Feb. 13

  • Fred’s Contract Services, LLC was contracted for the complete demolition and removal of the old library building located on Saint Matthew St.
  • Minutes from the Jan. 9 and Jan. 23 meetings were approved.
  • The annual Gonzales Police Department racial profiling report was received.
  • Some city property was declared surplus and authorized to be sold.
  • The city manager, or his designee, was authorized to enter into an agreement with the Texas Department of Public Safety regarding a revised Interlocal Cooperation Contract for the Failure to Appear Program.
  • The purchase of two Chevrolet trucks for the Electric Department was authorized. This expenditure was budgeted for in the 2019-20 budget. The total price for the two trucks is $48,757.
  • The city manager was authorized to execute a contract between the city and the Gonzales County Mental Health Advisory Board for a previously budgeted expense of $2,640. The board provides several charity services throughout the community.
  • The council authorized Gonzales Main Street to use Confederate Square and permitted the sale and consumption of alcohol for the annual Summer Concert Series and Star Spangled Spectacular on June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 4.
  • The council approved the closure of streets, permitted alcohol consumption on public property and provided $2,500 in H.O.T. funding for the Texas Independence Relay on March 27-28.
  • City Manager Tim Patek, or his designee, was authorized to submit, and accept if awarded, an application and associated documents to the Edward Byrnes Memorial Justice Assistance grant for $14,000 in grant funding for software.
  • City Manager Tim Patek, or his designee, was authorized to submit, and accept if awarded, an application and associated documents to the Homeland Security Grant Program for $40,000 in grant funding for equipment.
  • The council authorized the Gonzales Master Gardeners Club to use Texas Heroes Square including the parking lot for its annual spring plant sale on March 28.
  • The council approved two amendments to a loan agreement between the Gonzales Economic Development Corporation and Come and Take It Properties, LLC and Historic Hospitality Management, LLC.
  • Patek was authorized to extend the depository agreement for an additional two years with Sage Capital Bank.
  • The council authorized the purchase of a portable stage with attachments from Mark Metzler Welding, LLC in an amount not to exceed $43,500.
  • The council authorized Patek to execute a license agreement with the Gonzales Little League and the Gonzales Youth Sports League.
  • Discussions on amendments to two sections of the Gonzales Code of Ordinances were tabled.
  • Chapter 6 of the Code of Ordinances was amended to remove the garbage and trash rate codification.
  • Patek was authorized to execute an agreement with Frontier Waste Solutions for solid waste collection and disposal services.
  • The January 2020 financial report and quarterly investment report were received.
  • There is a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Gonzales Hydro Station on Feb. 20.
  • As of Feb. 16, the city was notified it had received a $852,000 grant from the Texas General Land Office for infrastructure repairs for wastewater lines.