November 13, 2018
The regular meeting of the Claude City Council was held Monday, November 10, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Mayor Bill Wood. The following people were in attendance: Mayor Bill Wood, Council Members Dan Parks, Jay Morris, Joe Minkley, Twila Baldwin, and Jim Cabbell. Others present were City Administrator Howard Heath, Superintendent Wade Miller, Secretary Davina McKee and guests Lori Baggett, Tiffany Blandford, Katie Eichelmann, Alyssa Higgs, Bryan Higgs, and Mattie Kate Lovell.
A public hearing was opened at 5:35 P.M. concerning a variance for the Claude EMS for 2019. EMS Administrator Howard Heath explained the major points of the variance. A Proclamation Order was presented to the Claude Girls Cross County Team and their coaches. The Proclamation was given for the super achievement by the girls at the State meet. Presentations were to Mattie Kate Lovell for her 1st place finish and to Katie Eichelmann and Alyssa Higgs for their 16th and 19th place finish respectively. Coaches Kim Harper and Tiffany Blandford were also honored. It was a great job by all.
Consideration of due bills and previous minutes were reviewed and passed. City Superintendent Wade Miller gave an update to the council on our water well projects and equipment repairs. We had no old business for consideration. Under new business, bids were opened for consideration of health insurance for city employees. Motion was made and accepted to go with FirstCare for the coming year. We also opened bids for the sale of one of our old fire trucks. The bid went to Matthew Coble of Amarillo. On a motion to renew our band depository with Citizens Bank of Claude it was approved on a 5-0 vote. Agenda item D was to review and consider an Ordinance to amend the City of Claude Code of Ordinances, Article 4, Volunteer Fire Department/EMS Service. With a motion from D. Parks and Second by J. Cabbell the item was approved with a 5-0 vote. The ordinance will go into effect immediately.
At 6:55 p.m. the variance hearing was closed, and the variance was approved by the council. Several other items were discussed with no action taken. These included dump truck repairs, ambulance repair under warranty, buying a fire truck, and repair of another one, and the new radar sign that will be installed.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.
Good things continue to happen in our city and we appreciate all the support of our citizens!
Mayor, City of Claude, TX