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TEDC Continues Dialogue With Prospective Business

Teague City Council members gave Teague Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Bill Elliott permission to continue dialogue with a business considering locating in Teague.

Council members discussed several items behind closed doors while meeting in executive session during their regularly scheduled June council meeting held Tuesday evening, June 17. After adjourning from executive session, council members reopened the meeting to the public and granted Elliott permission to continue to seek the business?s relocation to Teague. The name of the business was not released due to the talks underway between the two parties. Council members also conducted an employment interview with Police Officer applicant Michael Darby II while in executive session and approved a motion by a 5-0 vote in regular session to hire Darby as a Teague Police Officer.

Council members approved the consent agenda by a 5-0 vote which included the reappointment of Municipal Court Judge Shirley Mays for for a two-year term running through May 31st, 2016. The consent agenda also included $5,000 from the Teague EDC for facade improvements to the exterior building at Strong Services on North Third Avenue and the approval to spend some $51,900 of Teague EDC money to completely rewire and relight the three baseball fields at the Teague Baseball Complex.

City members approved a motion to continue moving forward on enforcing code violations on three pieces of property in violation of the City?s Health and Sanitation, Substandard Buildings, Weeds, Brush, Tall Grass and Junked Vehicle ordinances. A notice concerning the three pieces of property with violations of the ordinances can be found inside this issue.

Council members approved a motion to appoint Councilman Ron Rasbeary as Mayor Pro-Tem until the council reorganizes following the 2015 City election and agreed to adopt a resolution granting Mayor Pack authority to sign all documents relating to a ?Correction Special Warranty Deed? granting an access easement across city property to the4 2.81 acres of land at the city lake that is currently landlocked. the property was purchased by form the city on April 16, 2013 by Bobby R. Brown and Harold C. Skinner.

Council members approved changing the hours of thePublic Works Department to summer hours of 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. due to the heat of the summer.

Present at the meeting were Mayor Earnest Pack, City Administrator Judy Keally, and council members Greg Johnson, Ron Rasbeary, Marie Hertenberger, Chris Nickleberry, and Marilyn Michaud.

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