On May 14, the Humble City Council meeting was called to order via video teleconference to discuss certification of election of two city council members for a secondary term, a city water conservation plan, and reappointment of several positions to the Northeast Hospital Authority Trustees.
At the beginning of the recorded video call, two existing members of the city council were awarded a certificate of election to the city council. The recipients of these awards were councilmember David Pierce and councilmember Norman Funderburk. These members were sworn into these positions prior to the call.
Also on the agenda for this meeting was the nomination and election of a mayor pro-tempore to serve a term of one year. This item was delayed to a future meeting.
Lupe Garcia gave a presentation to the board and all attendees regarding the CAFR, or Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. This report took several months to prepare, as it included a detailed review of city policies, procedures and internal controls. His group paid several visits to various departments of the city.
“Our report includes accounting estimates provided for capital assets, pension actuaries, and more. While it is extremely detailed, our team had no difficulties in completing our citywide audit. We had full cooperation from the board and received all information needed in a timely manner,” Garcia said.
The city audit report gave a summary of how the general fund performed year-over-year based on the past. Mayor Merle Aaron added, “The report that was presented to every member of the board was very easy to understand and we thank you and your team for your efforts.”
Upon conclusion of Garcia’s presentation, the board approved the audit and all analysis. The board also approved Resolution 20-823 adopting the 2019 City of Humble Water Conservation Plan as presented.
Another item of business included the approval of the release of 98.08 acres of land from extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston for use in the building of Lakeland Elementary.
Aaron stated, “This is a big deal for the school district.”
Several members were announced for reappointment to the Northeast Hospital Authority Trustees: Position 1 to Roy Hearnsberger, Position 2 to Tim Baker, Position 3 to Roger Brown and Position 4 to Mike Hardage.
Councilmember David Pierce gave the community announcements. “I urge everyone to remain safe in these times. While we are unable to hold indoor events due to the social distancing order in place, we are planning to hold several outdoor concerts in both June and July. Be sure to visit the city site for details and information about the next council meeting.”