Minutes 5/13/24


MONDAY, MAY 13th, 2024

6:00 PM

The Tye Economic Development Corporation and the Tye Industrial Development Corporation met for a Regular meeting on Monday, May 13th, 2024, at 6:00 PM, at 649 Scott Street, Tye, Texas 79563 in Suite 111.

  1. Call to Order: – George Deffenbaugh, President of the Board of the Tye Economic/Industrial Development Corporations called the meeting to order at 6:01 PM.


Members present – George Deffenbaugh, Janie Ritter, Barbara Kotrlik, Linda Parsons, Ken Arnold, Amye Amerine, Dannelle Flippo

Members absent – None


Others Present – City Secretary Maria Franco, Mollie Heuton, Audrey Bradshaw


  1. Invocation:Given by Linda Parsons.


  1. Visitor/Citizen Comments: – At this time, any person with business not scheduled on the agenda may speak to the Board of Directors. No formal action can be taken on these items at this meeting. Speaking time may not exceed three (3) minutes without the consent of the Board of Directors.


No comments.


  1. Discuss and Consider: Approval of the joint minutes for both TEDCO and TIDCO from April 8th, 2024.


Motion made by Janie Ritter to approve the joint minutes for both TEDCO and TIDCO from April 8th, 2024. Dannelle Flippo seconded the motion. Motion carried.


  1. Discuss and Consider: Approval of the financials for both TEDCO and TIDCO for April 2024.


Motion made by Barbara Kotrlik to approve the financials for both TEDCO and TIDCO for April 2024. Linda Parsons seconded the motion. Motion carried.


  1. Discuss and Consider: Selecting an estimate for the demolition of 201 & 205 North Street – TEDCO Project.


Staff presented 4 different estimates to the Board for the demolition of 201 & 205 North Street. Alamo 1’s bid was $32,300.00, AML’s bid was $51,500.00, Geneco’s bid was $56,500.00, and Rusted Tin Services’ bid was $59,952.00. Amye Amerine, the owner of Geneco, who also serves on the Board, made it clear that her interest in this project was strictly as a business owner. Staff also reiterated to the Board that Amye is able to join in on the conversation and she is able to vote on any bid that is selected.


After some discussion, motion made by Amye Amerine to select the bid from Alamo 1 in the amount of $32,300.00 with funds to come from TEDCO (Budget Line Item 6810 Projects General). Barbara Kotrlik seconded the motion. Motion carried.


  1. Executive Session: The Boards reserve the right to adjourn into Executive Session at any time during the meeting to discuss any of the matters listed, as authorized by Texas Government Code Section 551.072 (Deliberations About Real Property), and Section 551.087 (Economic Development), Project Tye Dye – TEDCO Project.


George Deffenbaugh announced that the Boards were entering into Executive Session at 6:41 PM. It was announced that the Boards came back into Open Session at 7:00 PM. No votes or action were taken in Executive Session.


  1. Discuss and Consider: The Boards may take action regarding matters discussed in Executive Session.


The Boards took no action on this item.


  1. Discussion Only: TEDCO’s role in the operation of the Tye Community Center.


Staff shared with the Board that the City purchased the Community Center property in 1995 from the Teaff Family, and the current Community Center was built in 1996. Staff mentioned that TEDCO did in fact carry the original note to finance the construction of the building, but it has always been a city owned building. Staff stated that TEDCO has always helped with the rentals and the maintenance of the building, but there is no written agreement in place that outlines the responsibilities of each party. Staff then opened the floor for a Board discussion on a direction for the future.


The Board then discussed 2 options: Drafting a written agreement that outlines the responsibilities for TEDCO, the City Of Tye, and RTCA, or giving responsibility of the Community Center back to the City when the new Fiscal Year starts.


Staff shared that these 2 options would be discussed internally with other City Staff Members, and an item for consideration may be placed on an agenda before the start of the new Fiscal Year.


  1. Discussion Only: Executive Director’s report regarding current projects.


Staff mentioned that the asbestos abatement for 201 North Street was completed on April 25th.


Staff shared that the new awnings for the Community Center have been ordered.


Staff also shared that the property at 130 South Street was transferred to Rob Cochnauer from RC’s Glass and Mirror, and he will start building his new shop soon.


  1. Adjournment: Motion made by Ken Arnold to adjourn at 7:24 PM. Linda Parsons seconded the motion. Motion carried.


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George Deffenbaugh/President                                                                  Cody Ellis/CEO

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