In their fourth meeting, the Coupland City Council continued to deal with routine organizational issues. They also discussed a few other issues. Here are the highlights:
- The meeting was called to order at 7 PM. The meeting was attended by the Mayor, all five Aldermen, the City Secretary, and two citizens. No citizens signed up to address the council.
- The minutes of the July 25th meeting were approved.
- A resolution to collect franchise fees from Oncor was tabled again as the council awaits paperwork from Oncor. Other potential sources of franchise fees continue to be researched by the Mayor and other council members.
- Mayor Piper outlined the process for adopting a budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1. There will be a series of meetings and a public hearing leading to the adoption of the budget at the regular meeting on September 26. Much of this meeting was devoted to discussing specific line items of the budget. The council considered the budget of the City of Wier and the initial projections made by the Ad Valorem Committee, which was part of the process of deciding what the property tax rate should be and which was set in the previous meeting. The Mayor is the chief financial officer for the City. Once he completes the budget proposal, he will submit it to the City Secretary and a public hearing will be set, with legal notice in the Taylor Daily Press.
- There were two discussions regarding the issue of junk vehicles and the possibility of promoting voluntary city-wide clean-up campaigns, including assistance to residents who might need assistance to keep their property from becoming an eyesore. The council decided not to take any action on these issues at this time.
- Legal paperwork related to the sales tax proposal, which will appear on the November ballot, is in progress.
- The next meeting will be on August 22 at 7:00 PM at the fire station.
- The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 PM.