Hawkins City Council


City, Methodist Church agree to property swap

Meeting in regular session, Monday, August 18, the Hawkins City Council approved a property exchange which will give the city full 360-degree access to the city's North pumping station on property located in block 8 of the Brown addition. The property exchanged by the city to the Methodist Church is 240.7 feet of Forest Street which has never been developed as a through street.

The Methodist Church acquired the home and property formerly owned by the Hathcox family on the North side of Forest Street earlier this year. The home has been refurbished and is being used for the church's youth program and for additional classroom space.

The Council also approved a drilling permit sought by Exxon Mobil Corporation on 54.4 acres known as the H.C. Laforce tract.

In other action:
- Mayor Sam Bradley, Mayor Pro-Tem Dwayne Hickey and City Secetary Janis Smith were authorized as signatories for the Texas grant #728189.
- The one bid received for improvements to the awnings on the City Hall building was rejected.
- Budget amendments for fiscal 2008 were approved.
- Mayor Bradley advised council members of the Texas Municipal League meeting in San Antonio.
- No action was taken on discussion regarding the establishment of a line of credit, or the proposed 2008-2009 budget of the Hawkins Community Development Corporation.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Hawkins City Council is scheduled for Monday, September 15 at 6 p.m. A special meeting of the council can be called with 72 hours public notice.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2009 14:59