The Brownfield City Council met at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday morning via Zoom.
They listened to a preliminary report from Ray Associates regarding the Compensation and Classification Study being done. Katherine Ray reported that the report should be complete in the next two weeks and should be able to be reviewed and studied in time for possible January 1 revisions to salary schedules for many departments. “These revisions will put Brownfield in the mid to high range which will enable the City of Brownfield to more easily hire and retain employees.” This was not an action item.
Lorena Valencia, Executive Director of the Brownfield Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center gave her quarterly report on funding and expenses. The Chamber took in $12,748 through the Hotel Occupancy Tax and had expenditures of $12,516, for a net income of $232.
She also presented her budget for the next year which includes income of $54,900 from Hotel Occupancy Tax and the Chamber and Visitor Center are expecting expenses of $54,9000. This was the same a last year’s totals.
The Council also agreed to renew the declaration of local disaster in keeping with the Governor’s orders.
The Brownfield News was designated as the official newspaper for the City of Brownfield for the same price as last year.
City Manager Jeff Davis also announced openings on various advisory boards and commissions of the City of Brownfield. These boards and commissions include: Ambulance Board, Housing Authority Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Building Code Board of Adjustments and Appeals, Electrical Board, Plumbing Board, and Planning and Zoning Commission.
The Council then went into Executive Session to consult with the attorney pending contemplated litigation.
The Council reconvened with no action taken.
The Council’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Thursday October 29. It will be determined if this will be an in person meeting or on Zoom.