Citizens Can File For Council Seat Jan. 29-Feb 28
Election To Be Called
Teague City Council members were expected to approve setting Saturday, May 10th as the date for the City of Teague?s Municipal Election. Seats to be filled include the Mayor?s position held by Earnest G. Pack, Place 1 held by Greg Johnson and Place 3 held by Marie Hertenburger.
Citizens wishing to throw their hat into the political arena can file for a seat on the council from January 29th ? February 28th. Packets can be picked up at City Hall during those times.
Council members were expected to approve setting the election for May 10th and other agenda items while meeting in regular session on Tuesday evening, January 21st at City Hall.
A complete story on the council?s action will be published in next week?s edition of The Chronicle.
City Council members were also expected to discuss and possibly take action to appoint individuals as Directors to the Economic Development Board after considering nominees from the EDC Board and any nominees the Mayor or Council may have.
Chief of Police Dennis Cox is expected to report to the council on plans and cost estimates to relocate the police department from City Hall to 315 Main Street (old office building of Dr. Jack Cox and Dr. Bill Halbert). Some preliminary work to the building in preparation of the move has been completed.
Other action on the agenda to be considered included possible action of appropriating funds from the fund reserve and amending budget for the new 2014 Hwy. 84 water and sewer project.
Discussion and possible action on paying the USDA back for funds advanced from the 2008 wastewater treatment plant improvement project in the amount of $32,361.36.
Discussion and action on appointing Rick Vincent, Code Enforcement Officer to also be the Safety Instructor and implement a safety program along with adding $3 per hour additional pay to Vincent for the added responsibilities.
Executive Session action on the agenda for Tuesday night?s meeting included the following:
Conduct interview with Police Department applicant Jason Morgan.
Conduct Employee Evaluations on Gus Ramirez, Public Works Director; Dennis Cox, Chief of Police; and Judy Keally, City Administrator/City Secretary.
Discussion and update on Chlorinator accident involving Brad Cox and James (Mike) Powell.