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Sellers Elected Mayor, Froneberger Receives Oath, Board and Commission Appointments; City Council Activity Tuesday

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John Sellers was elected Mayor shortly after being sworn in for a Place 7 new term during Tuesday’s Sulphur Springs City Council meeting. Oscar Aguilar was elected Mayor Pro-Tem Sellers and Dan Froneberger, newly elected to Place 6, received the oath of office, approval of ordinances and resolutions and board and commission appointments were made during the session.

City Council canvased votes from the June 3rd run-off election for Place 6 declaring Dan Froneberger elected. Froneberger officially received 273 votes to Brad Burgin’s 175.

Presentations were made to Kayla Price, who chose not to run for Place 6 on the council, and to Emily Glass who has served as Mayor for the past year. Both expressed their delight in having served. Price had been Mayor prior to the election of Glass last year. Price chose not to run to spend more time with other endeavors.

The council voted to establish a reinvestment zone at the request of Ocean Spray Cranberries and the Economic Development Corporation. Ocean Spray will be expanding with new equipment in the near future. Saputo will also be included in the reinvestment zone. Council also authorized the rezoning of 1513 and 1527 South Broadway from Light Commercial to Heavy Commercial.

Council also approved a negotiated rate settlement with Atmos Energy Corp, Mid-Tex Division. The negotiated rate will create a smaller increase in rates. Residential increase will be $2.04 and Commercial rates will increase $6.27.

Bids for repaving South Moore Street were rejected and the bidding process will be started again. The lowest bid contained errors and the next lowest bid was $70,000 more. One bid was turned in improperly.

The regularly scheduled July meeting for the council would fall on July 4th. Council voted to do a special meeting on July 11th and cancel the regular meeting.

Both Justices of the Peace B. J. Teer and Brad Cummings will continue to serve as Municipal Judges for the city. The cost saving move made in mid-term last year has proved effective both as a savings and in the efficiency of the court.

Board and Commission appointments were made. However, two spots remain open and will be filled at the next council meeting.

2017-2018 BOARD AND COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

CLAY WALKER

TOM SELLERS

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

CARRIE NUCKOLLS

KEVIN MOHL

BRAD BURGIN

ALTERNATES:     To be named

AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD

CHARLES JONES

DAVID BAUCOM

SULPHUR RIVER MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT

SAM JOHNSON

LIBRARY BOARD

CAROL GEE

LIZ STEINZKE

BOARD OF TOURISM AND PROMOTION

DON FAUSETT

MEREDITH CADDELL

BRADLEY EDGE

CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS

JOHN COOPER

JEFF REDDING

BOBBY HARRIS

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

CHUCK SICKLES

BEN SPRAGGINS

CRAIG ENGLISH

ARK-TEX COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS                                                                               

EMILY GLASS

JOHN SELLERS

CLAY WALKER

DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION BOARD

MIKE ELLIOTT

To be named

REVOLVING LOAN FUND COMMITTEE

JEFF FISHER

EMILY GLASS

CRAIG JOHNSON

JOHN SELLERS

MARC MAXWELL

Author: Staff Reporter

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