“This is not going to happen overnight; I’m not saying that to discourage you but it’s going to take quite a few meetings to get this done,” Hernandez said.
The mayor told the council the handbook doesn’t address cell-phone use which now includes being able to access the Internet and watch video footage by cell phone.
Next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., the initial work begins to section off the handbook to assign each council member a portion to review.
Hernandez said he welcomes all the city employees to take part by providing input.
Council member Jimmy Blaschke pointed out that the handbook requires each employee to have a drivers license.
“Does everybody have a drivers license?” Blaschke asked, “No. Then we’re not in compliance.”
Councilman Larry Jochetz said he will access the manual from Texas Municipal League as a guideline.
“My intention is to get (the handbook) as thorough as possible,” Hernandez said.
The council also agreed to repair the backhoe for a cost of $6,522 and look into purchasing a new one in the new budget year, which begins July 1.
The council also sold a property at 902 Chaparral for $1,700. The city will receive $163.72.