City Council Regular Meeting Set for Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 6:30 PM

The Simonton City Council will meet in special session on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 6:30 PM at Simonton City Hall. The public is encouraged to attend and to participate in sharing their thoughts and concerns via “Public Comments”.

CLICK HERE for the Meeting Agenda on the City’s website.

Primary Purpose
The main reason for this meeting is so that the city council can formally adopt the city’s tax rate of .30 cents per $100 valuation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2024.

The city has no debt such as municipal or other bonds and claims to have assets valued at approximately 3.2 million dollars.

Overall, the meeting is anticipated to relatively brief as their is no public hearing prior to the final vote.

There will be no “hearing” on the tax rate. However, the public can still express their opinion regarding the tax rate prior to its adoption by speaking during the 3 minute public comments portion of the meeting.

Executive Session
No executive session is specifically indicated on the agenda although the City does generally reserve the right to go into executive session “as allowed under section 551, Texas Government Code”.

See you there!

Watch the meeting live or watch it later
As before, I plan on live-streaming the meeting via my facebook page: 

In the event that I am unable to stream the meeting, I will post the video as quickly as possible. Of course, it will be presented prominently on this website as well.

Important Notice and Disclosure:
I do not edit and have never intentionally edited a Simonton City Council meeting except to add titles where necessary, to exclude portions of the video immediately prior to and immediately following the official meeting, and where personal attacks are used to intentionally harrass, slander, defame, harm, injure, or otherwise attack persons in the gallery, including myself as I will not be party to such behavior. 

Consequently, I reserve the right, at my sole discretion, to silence, redact or fully remove portions of the final video where any person intentionally uses the videos I produce as their personal platform, wherein the video record may otherwise be used in an effort to create and a record of or otherwise document any personal attack on any member of the gallery, including myself.

Note, however, when comments are made that relate specifically to the city and their business, I fully intend to ensure that those comments are heard.

Regarding Internet Bandwidth Drop Outs:
Any “skips” that may occur during a live-stream, causing the video to be interrupted momentarily, are beyond my control and occur when the bandwidth from my internet provider drops out during a live stream broadcast. These are going to happen from time to time and are unavoidable when wireless internet is used.

In general, as the public will see by the online record, in order to provide the most complete recording possible with the best audio I am able to provide, I have begun posting the full, higher-quality video from my video camera on YouTube the following day or as soon as possible after the meetings.