City Government


City Secretary

The City Secretary is an officer of the City, required by the City's Charter, and is appointed by the City Council.

The Office of City Secretary maintains and preserves the official records of the City, including Council minutes, contracts, agreements, ordinances, resolutions and deeds.  The City Secretary is the designated Records Management Officer for the City.  In addition, the City Secretary provides elections services to all voters and candidates.  The City Secretary's Office is also responsible for the issuance of certain permits and licenses including alcoholic beverage licenses, vehicles for hire, sanitation franchise, and hotel/motel occupancy taxes. 

In addition to the statutory duties of the position, the City Secretary also:

  • Provides support, assistance and information to the City Council
  • Encourages public participation in the municipal government process; and
  • Provides daily assistance to all administrative departments of the City of Brenham

If you would like additional information about the City Secretary, please call 979-337-7567

City Secretary Biographies click here to expand

City Secretary - Jeana Bellinger

Jeana Bellinger has been with the City of Brenham since November, 2006 and has been Deputy City Secretary since June, 2008. She was appointed City Secretary by the City Council on October 16, 2008. Prior to her position as Deputy City Secretary she was the Administrative Assistant to the City Manager.

She received her Texas Registered Municipal Clerk (TRMC) certification in August, 2009 and is currently working towards her Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) certification.  She is an active member of the Texas Municipal Clerks Association (TMCA) and currently serves on the 2013 TMCA Audit Committee.  Jeana is also an active member of the Capital Chapter of Municipal Clerks and is currently serving as the 2013-15 Chapter Treasurer.

Jeana and her husband, Eric, reside in Hempstead.  They have four children and three grandchildren. 

 

Deputy City Secretary - Amanda Klehm

Amanda Klehm graduated cum laude from Sam Houston State University in May of 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and obtained a Master's degree in Public Administration from the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University in May of 2009.

She was appointed Deputy City Secretary by the City Council on January 31, 2013. For the past couple of years, Amanda has worked at Germania Insurance as a Casualty Claims Adjuster.

She is a member of several organizations in Brenham including: Brenham Police Wives Association, Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, Young Professionals of Washington County, City of Brenham Co-Ed Softball Team, and Washington County A&M Club. Amanda and her husband, Seth, reside in Brenham. Amanda has one daughter, Tinley, and a stepson, Aiden.

 

Permits and Licenses click here to expand

Alcoholic Beverage Licenses
Alcoholic Beverage Licenses

As allowed in Section 11.38 of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, the City can levy and collect a fee equal to, or not more than, one-half of the states fee for each permit issued by Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) for premises located within the city limits of Brenham.

In order to obtain your permit, please contact the local TABC office at 979-260-8222. Once the application process is completed, TABC will notify the City Secretary's office. Upon receiving notification from TABC, the applicant will be notified of the amount due for the City's permit. If you have any questions about obtaining your city alcoholic beverage permit, please contact the City secretary at 979-337-7375.
Mobile Home Park Permits
Mobile Home Park Permits

The City of Brenham requires the owners of all mobile home parks within the city limits to obtain an annual Mobile Home Park Permit in the name of their park.

Permits cost $5.00 per space and must be renewed every January 1st. To apply for a Mobile Home Park Permit, please contact the City Secretary at 979-337-7375.
Non-consent Towing
Non-consent Towing

The City of Brenham requires all towing companies to obtain a permit before operating within the city limits. For information on how to obtain a permit, please contact the Neighborhood Services Officer at 979-337-7324.
Vehicles for Hire
Vehicles for Hire

The City requires that all taxicabs obtain a permit before operating within the city limits. Applications for taxicab permits can be picked up in the City Secretary's office.
Vendor/Solicitor Permits
Vendor/Solicitor Permits

The City requires that all vendors, solicitors, peddlers, and handbill distributors obtain a permit before operating within the City limits. Applications for vendors/solicitors permits can be picked up at City Hall, on the second floor in Suite 206, or by clicking here.

As outlined in the City's ordinance, once an application is submitted, the City will investigate the truth and accuracy of the information provided and a permit will be issued within 5 business days. If for any reason an application is denied, the applicant will be notified in writing. For a copy of the City Ordinance please click here.

Vendors wishing to sell merchandise, food and/or other services in City of Brenham parks and/or other recreation areas must obtain approval from the Parks Superintendent. To View the City's ordinance related to selling merchandise, food and/or other services in the parks, please click here.
The cost of a permit is $25.00 along with a per-person badge fee of $3.00 (if applicable). All permits are valid for thirty (30) days from the date of issuance.

For more detailed information or assistance, please call Amanda Klehm at 979-337-7375
Boarding Home Permits
Boarding Home Permits

The City requires boarding home facilities obtain a permit before operating within the City limits. Permit applications can be picked up at City Hall, on the second floor in Suite 206, or by click here.

As outlined in the City's ordinance, once an application and the applicable fees are submitted, the City will inspect each boarding home prior to issuing an annual permit. For a copy of the inspection check lists please click here.

View the City's boarding home ordinance, or for more detailed information or assistance, please contact the City Secretary's Office at (979) 337-7375.

Unclaimed Property - How to claim your property click here to expand

Unclaimed Property - How to Claim Your Property

  • Look for your name or your business name on the City of Brenham's Unclaimed Funds report:
    • If the amount shown is greater than $100 your claim MUST be submitted to the State of Texas Comptroller's Office. Go to www.window.state.tx.us or call 800-321-2274 for details.
  • If you would like to file a claim to retrieve the property being held by the City of Brenham, complete the appropriate claim form and return it along with the required documentation to:

By Mail:
City of Brenham
P. O. Box 1059
Brenham, TX 77834-1059
Attn: City Secretary

In Person:
City of Brenham
City Secretary's Office
200 W. Vulcan, Suite 206

  • Once your claim form is received and the supporting documents verified for accuracy, a check will be mailed to you within 90 days. If questions and/or problems arise while processing your claim, the City Secretary will contact you either by phone or U.S. mail.
  • If you have any questions related to the filing of your claim, you may contact the City Secretary at 979-337-7567.

Which Claim Form To Use?

  • Original Owner, Claim Form A: Use this Form if your name is shown on the Unclaimed Funds Report and you are the person claiming the property.
  • Business Owner, Claim Form B: Use this Form if you are the owner of the business listed on the Unclaimed Funds Report or if you are an authorized representative of the business listed.
  • General, Claim Form C: Use this Form if you are an heir, trustee, executor, administrator, or parent of the person listed on the Unclaimed Funds Report. You must also use this Form if you are an officer of an organization listed on the Report.

 

City Council Agendas and Minutes

2013    
Date Agenda Packet Minutes
2014-09-18 Agenda
Chapter 6 addendum (redline version)
 
2014-09-04 Agenda  
2014-08-21 Agenda  
2014-08-07 Agenda  
2014-07-24 Agenda Minutes
2014-07-21 Agenda Minutes
2014-07-17 Agenda Minutes
2014-07-15 Agenda Minutes
2014-07-03 Agenda Minutes
2014-06-26 Agenda Minutes
2014-06-19 Agenda Minutes
2014-06-05 Workshop Agenda
Regular Agenda
Workshop Minutes
Minutes
2014-05-15 Agenda Minutes
2014-05-01 Agenda Minutes
2014-04-24 Agenda Minutes
2014-04-03 Agenda Minutes
2014-03-20 Agenda Minutes
2014-03-06 Agenda Minutes
2014-02-27 Agenda Minutes
2014-02-20 Agenda Minutes
2014-02-06 Agenda Minutes
2014-01-23 Agenda Minutes
2014-01-09 Agenda Minutes
2013    
Date Agenda Packet Minutes
2013-12-19 Agenda Minutes
2013-12-05 Agenda Minutes
2013-12-02 Agenda Minutes
2013-11-21 Workshop Agenda
Regular Agenda
Workshop Minutes
Minutes
2013-11-07 Agenda Minutes
2013-10-17 Agenda Minutes
2013-10-03 Agenda Minutes
2013-09-19 Agenda Minutes
2013-09-16 Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
2013-09-05 Agenda Minutes
2013-08-29 Agenda Minutes
2013-08-15 Agenda Minutes
2013-08-08 Agenda Minutes
2013-08-01 Agenda Minutes
2013-07-19 Agenda Minutes - Budget
2013-07-18 Agenda Minutes - Budget
2013-07-17 Agenda
FY 2013-2014 Proposed Budget
Minutes - Budget
2013-07-11 Agenda Minutes
2013-06-20 Agenda Minutes
2013-06-06 Agenda Minutes | Minutes Special
2013-05-30 Agenda Minutes
2013-05-23 Agenda Minutes
2013-05-16 Agenda Minutes
2013-05-14 Agenda Minutes
2013-05-02 Agenda Minutes
2013-04-18 Agenda Minutes
2013-04-04 Agenda Minutes
2013-03-21 Agenda Minutes
2013-03-07 Agenda Minutes
2013-02-21 Agenda Minutes
2013-02-07 Agenda Minutes
2013-01-31 Agenda Minutes
2013-01-10 Agenda Minutes
2012    
Date Agenda Packet Minutes
2012-12-20 Agenda Minutes
2012-12-13 Agenda Minutes
2012-12-06 Agenda Minutes
2012-11-29 Agenda Minutes
2012-11-01 Agenda Minutes
2012-10-18 Agenda Minutes
2012-10-04 Agenda Minutes
2012-09-20 Agenda Minutes
2012-09-17 Agenda Minutes
2012-09-06 Agenda Minutes
2012-08-30 Agenda Minutes
2012-08-16 Agenda Minutes
2012-08-02 Agenda Minutes
2012-07-27   Budget
2012-07-26   Budget
2012-07-25   Budget
2012-07-19 Agenda Minutes
2012-07-05 Agenda Minutes
2012-06-21 Agenda Minutes
2012-06-07 Agenda Minutes
2012-05-17 Agenda
Agenda - Budget
Minutes
Minutes - Budget
2012-05-03 Agenda Minutes
2012-04-19 Agenda Minutes
2012-04-05 Agenda Minutes
2012-03-22 Agenda Minutes
2012-03-08 Agenda
Minutes
2012-02-16 Agenda Minutes
2012-02-02 Agenda Minutes
2012-01-30 Agenda Minutes
2012-01-19 Agenda
Minutes
2012-01-05 Agenda Minutes
2011    
Date Agenda Packet Minutes
2011-12-15 Agenda Minutes
2011-12-01 Agenda Minutes
2011-11-17 Agenda Minutes
2011-11-03 Agenda Minutes
2011-10-20 Agenda Minutes
2011-09-29 Agenda Minutes
2011-09-22 Agenda Minutes
2011-09-15 Agenda Minutes
2011-09-01 Agenda Minutes
2011-08-18 Agenda Minutes
2011-08-04 Agenda Minutes
2011-07-25 Agenda Minutes
2011-07-21 Agenda Minutes
2011-07-21   Minutes - Budget
2011-07-20   Minutes - Budget
2011-07-19   Minutes - Budget
2011-07-07 Agenda Minutes
Hearing
2011-06-16 Agenda Minutes
2011-06-02 Agenda Minutes
2011-05-19 Agenda Minutes
2011-05-12 Agenda Minutes
2011-05-05 Agenda Minutes
2011-04-21 Agenda Minutes
2011-04-07 Agenda Minutes
2011-03-24 Agenda Minutes
2011-03-03 Agenda Minutes
2011-02-17 Agenda Minutes
2011-02-03 Agenda Minutes
2011-01-20 Agenda Minutes
2011-01-06 Agenda Minutes

 

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