NCAA Division III football championships, police department equipment: 6 takeaways from the Shenandoah City Council meeting Oct. 11

Contracts to host the 2018 and 2019 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III football championships and purchasing new equipment for the Shenandoah Police Department were topics of discussion during the Shenandoah City Council meeting, Oct. 11.

Mayor Ritch Wheeler was absent from the meeting. To view the entire Oct. 11 agenda, click here.


1. Council opted to table the approval of the contracts to host the 2018 and 2019 NCAA Division III football championships.
The city’s estimated expenditure to host the 2018 championship is $254,000, including a cost of $24,500 to reserve the stadium, according to a quote from a prior year. The event would take place in December 2018 and would be funded out of the city's fiscal year 2018-19 budget.

"It would be a huge undertaking for the city," said Steffani Konzem, Shenandoah's Convention and Visitors Bureau Tourism Marketing Specialist.

Council chose to table the approval and will continue to discuss the contract at future meetings.

The council likewise decided to table the approval of the contract for the 2019 championship as well.





2. Council unanimously approved purchases for equipment for the Shenandoah Police Department.
Council approved the purchase of six mobile radios and nine handheld radios for the SPD for $47,625. Council also approved the purchase of a replacement Chevrolet Tahoe for the SPD for $31,875, as well as the necessary software and equipment for the replacement vehicle for $50,332.21.

The Tahoe purchase is in accordance with the SPD’s vehicle replacement plan, which was approved in the FY 2017-18 budget.





3. Council Member Mike McLeod presented results from the survey of existing Tachus users.
At the request of Council Member Bevers, the Internet Committee (fiber-to-home) conducted a survey of existing Tachus internet users to determine whether the company would be a good provider of fiber-to-home service in the city.

The survey was conducted from Sept. 15-22 and was completed by 73 percent of residents who were included in the survey. The survey collected the following results:
• 79 percent of respondents have used Tachus Internet Service for one to two years.
• 97 percent of respondents are “highly satisfied” with Tachus Internet Service.
• 94 percent of respondents rated customer satisfaction, speed and reliability as “well above average.” The other six percent rated the service as “above average.”
• 97 percent of respondents said they would “very likely” recommend Tachus Internet Service to a friend or colleague.

Based on the positive feedback received from the survey, council asked that the fiber-to-home item be brought back to council for further action at the next council meeting.





4. Council opted to table approval of revisions to the city’s Communication Policy.
Council members Bevers and Ted Fletcher noted that several of their recommended revisions were not included in the proposed policy, so council voted to table the approval of the revised policy until an updated proposal was presented.





5. Council voted on a meeting schedule for the remainder of 2017.
Due to Thanksgiving and winter holidays, the council opted to only meet one time each month for the remainder of the year beginning in November. Council will meet the second Wednesday of each month, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13.





6. Council Member Ron Raymaker was chosen to serve as the city’s representative for the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly 2018.
Mayor Ritch Wheeler will serve as the alternate; both individuals served in the same capacities for the HGAC General Assembly 2017.


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