City Council sprints through unusually brief meeting
|At its regular meeting on March 5, the council:
- Received its annual financial report from outside auditor Chris Pruitt of Waco-based Patillo, Brown and Hill. The city received an “unqualified” opinion on its audit, ”the highest opinion you can receive,” Pruitt said. Copies of the audit documents were not immediately available online.
- Appointed council member Kim Porterfield to the board of directors for the Capital Area Rural Transportation Authority.
- Re-appointed Christie Maycock, Bill Cunningham, Gaylord Bose, Dave Newman and Ralph Meyer to the Main Street Advisory Board.
- Appointed Rick Henderson as an alternate to the Zoning Board of Adjustments.
San Marcos City Council blew through an unusually brief regular meeting Tuesday night, the shortest since 2005.
A reporter who arrived at the meeting at 6:20 p.m. found City Hall darkened and its front doors locked tight. Council meetings typically last a minimum of two hours; the last regular meeting on Feb. 19, for example, dragged on nearly to midnight.
Mayor Daniel Guerrero and council members John Thomaides, Jude Prather and Ryan Thomason said the short meeting resulted from a short agenda. A few insiders, including City Manager Jim Nuse, rebuffed the suggestion that something out of the ordinary is unfolding at City Hall.
The council heard a presentation at 5:30 p.m. on the city’s annual financial report and quickly approved a hodgepodge of routine resolutions and board appointments. All told, actual meeting time was about 17 minutes, not counting a break to eat birthday cake for council member Kim Porterfield.