OVILLA – The Ovilla City Council opened its meeting Monday night with a proclamation honoring Adam Brown, who recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Ovilla.
With all council present at the meeting, the consent agenda and regular items were passed with no dissenting votes.
As part of the consent agenda, an ordinance amending the fiscal year 2010-2011 general fund budget and annual program of services was made to reflect $17,507 for the purchase of a 2011 Ford Crown Vic for the police department. The purchase was approved at a city council meeting earlier in the month.
Up for discussion and action on the regular agenda, the fiscal year 2010-2011 general fund budget passed regarding four items: a proposed ordinance to amend the general fund budget and annual program of services for an adjustment of $23,030 for revenues and expenditures. This was to account for the receipt of federal funds from a SECO Stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grant.
An ordinance passed regarding the general fund budget for an annual program of services with an adjustment of $18,253 for revenues and expenditures for a grant received from Oncor Electric Delivery.
The third ordinance amending the budget regarded the annual program of services for an adjustment of $46,740 for revenues and expenditures in which the city is in receipt of a grant from FEMA Homeland Security.
An ordinance also passed for an annual program of services adjustment of $2,460 from the general fund budget for a contingency account to the FEMA grant expense account. This was to fund the matching grant expense required in the $49,200 FEMA Homeland Security grant.
More conversation took place considering ideas for the excess funds, which have been identified in the FY2009-2010 audit, but no additional suggestions were made. There was also no additional discussion concerning ideas from the council meeting earlier in the month.
Left over from the last council meeting, the council discussed the use of park development fees in relation to the construction of a public restroom at Heritage Park, earlier suggested by council member James Wade.
There was a little discussion concerning where to place the public restroom and there was no final outcome. Council member Richard Dormier did provide old plans from a city where he had previously worked outlining a public restroom and concession stand combined. His main objective was to show the size that a public restroom facility would need to be if constructed in regard to ADA regulations. The staff was asked to contact the city of Red Oak about its public restrooms in the downtown park.