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Hawkins City Council

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HCDC board reconstituted; Alley abandonment nixed

 Meeting in regular session, Monday, March 17, the Hawkins City Council appointed 2008 members of the Hawkins Community Development Corporation and voted not to abandon an alley in block 22. Council also appointed a new member to the board of directors of the Wood County Industrial Commission.

The following were each re-appointed by the council to serve on the Hawkins Community Development Corporation board of directors: Frank Rucker, Herman Peace, John Moore and Sam Bradley.

Ordinance 050620 concerning use of city parks was passed. Those wishing to use the park overnight must obtain a permit.

A request to abandon an alley in block 22 of the Hawkins Town Site was denied by the council. The consensus seemed to be that a previous abandonment of another nearby alley easement had created a number of problems for the city and council members did not want to repeat that experience.

Council also appointed Chip DeVilbiss to the board of directors of the Wood County Industrial Commission. He will take the post of Al Harris who has served for several terms.

A discussion of Mayor Sam Bradley's agenda item regarding the US Highway 80 sewer line project was again postponed due to budget considerations. Council members pointed out that the project is not in the current budget. Bradley advised the council he had invited the other two candidates for Mayor to a briefing session on grants for funding such projects as the US Highway 80 sewer repair. The meeting is to be held March 19.

Larry Hassel and the city utilities crew were commended by the Mayor and council for their consistently diligent work. In addition, a recent routine investigation by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality found "no violations" in the city's water treatment process.

Janis Smith, Hawkins City Secretary was advised by council to hire the necessary judges and clerks for the upcoming city election.

Police Chief Voda said the officers of the department will report any street light outages and also make recommendations regarding the need for additional new street lights in the city.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Hawkins City Council is scheduled for Monday, April 21 at 6 p.m. A special meeting of the council can be called with 72 hours public notice.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2009 14:15  

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