City Council Has Lengthy Agenda for Tuesday Night

The Sulphur Springs City Council will take up a 17-item agenda at a regular meeting at City Hall tonight. The council will actually began in executive session at 6:30 p.m. as they will consult with an attorney concerning pending litigation. The regular monthly meeting should get started at around 7 p.m.

The council will consider contracting with Garver Engineering for design and other services related to improvements and rehab of the current city Wastewater Treatment Plant.

City Secretary Gale Roberts will give oaths of office to councilmen Craig Johnson, Clay Walker and Oscar Aguilar. Aguilar was reelected last month. Johnson and Walker did not draw any opposition. The council will also consider naming of a new mayor and mayor pro-tem.

City Manager Marc Maxwell will give his monthly Manager’s Report touching on capital improvements and other matters.

The council is expected to have a public hearing and first reading of an ordinance establishing a reinvestment zone for new industry Aluf Plastics.

The council is expected to authorize submission of a request to become a participant in the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs HOME funds program. Qualified home owners can have their substandard house torn down and replace with a brand new one. Several city residents have taken part in the program in the past.

The city council is expected to take up a negotiated settlement between an Atmos Energy Cities Steering Committee and Atmos Energy Energy concerning a rate increase from Atmos.

The council is expected to approve appointments to city boards and commissions.

They are expected to appoint a represetative to serve as a director on the Ark-Tex Council of Governments Board.

The council is also expected to appoint a Municipal Court Judge. Judge Phyllis Rogers is expected to be reappointed.

Author: Staff Reporter

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