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News & notes from public meetings Oct. 18-23


Gonzales County Emergency Services District Oct. 17

  • Minutes from the Sept. 19 meeting were approved.
  • Financial statements were accepted as is and bills were paid.
  • Gonzales County EMS and rescue financial and activity reports were read and accepted.
  • No matters were brought forward by the GCEMS board.
  • The GESD will hold a workshop to discuss the final steps of the GESD/GCEMS in the near future.
  • The GESD announced it received its state providers license.
  • Commie Hisey was appointed as a representative to a committee studying the feasibility of building a joint emergency station with the City of Gonzales. The board’s vote was split 3-1. Linda Carter, Johnnie Hall and Hisey voted for the appointment, Donald Rihn voted against. Board president Rene de la Garza abstained.
  • The next ESD board meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Nov. 20.

Smiley City Council Oct. 17

  • Minutes from the Aug. 26, Sept. 11 and Sept. 19 meetings were approved
  • Financial statements for September were approved.
  • City marshal, fire department and water/sewer reports were read.
  • A contract between the city and Steven’s Fleet Service was approved.
  • Discussions on setting dates for city holiday closings in November and December were tabled.
  • The city marshal’s blue santa event is set for Dec. 17 and the city’s Christmas open house is planned for Dec. 18.

Gonzales Main Street Oct. 22

  • No public comments were given.
  • Minutes from the Sept. 24 meeting were approved.
  • Several ideas were discussed for Main Street’s program of work for fiscal year 2020
  • The board decided to review and make notes on the annual Main Street accreditation packet. They will discuss the accreditation at a later meeting.
  • The board is working on budgeting and booking bands for the concert series next summer.
  • Board member Suzanne Young Zaitz briefed the board on the forthcoming Happy Fall Y’all event. She said she hopes to expand the event next year.
  • Several future agenda items relating to Winterfest were proposed.
  • Downtown Christmas decorations should be put up in November.
  • The board is still working toward bringing a renaissance fest to Gonzales
  • The Main Street/Sisters of the Fly camper tour raised $825.
  • The sponsorship packet should be ready for review at the next meeting.
  • Financial and administration reports were read and accepted.
  • The next meeting is set for 5:30 on Nov. 19.