Neverdouski and Carlisle invited to speak at meeting
A new mayor pro-tem will be elected tonight by the Willow Park City Council at their regular meeting. The second-in-command for the city is chosen by the city council.
Mayor Ken Hawkins said he wants "somebody who has a future with the city." Currently veteran councilman Hale Alderman serves as mayor pro-tem. Hawkins called him "a very valuable asset" to the council.
Amongst discussions on improvements to Ranch House Road, budget reviews and ordinances, Cindy Neverdouski and David Carlisle, who lost their races to the Willow Park City Council a week and a half ago, have been invited to speak to the council by Hawkins and address their proposed municipal goals.
WILLOW PARK CITY COUNCIL
516 RANCH HOUSE ROAD, WILLOW PARK, TEXAS 76087
MONDAY, MAY, 17 2010 at 6:30 P.M.
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes
Regular City Council Meeting of April 19, 2010
Special City Council Meeting of May 10, 2010
Strategic Plans and Improvements for the City.
Discussion/Action – Ordinance No. ____; An Ordinance Canvassing and Declaring the Results of the General Election Conducted May 8, 2010 (Mayor Hawkins)
Discussion/Action – Administering Oath of Office to the Newly Elected Municipal Officials (Mayor Hawkins)
Discussion/Action – Election of the Mayor Pro-tem by the Governing Body (Mayor Hawkins)
In the late afternoon the Willow Park Mayor addressed his decision to remove citizen comments from the agenda of city council meetings, but by Monday evening had come up with a solution to give what he called the correct procedure.
For the past two months, March and April, Hawkins used his mayoral power to remove the citizen comment portion of the city council agenda. The reason, he said, was because citizens were not addressing current agenda items.
An ordinance amending certain dates for extended hours early voting as se in ordinance No. 611-10 adopted by the willow park city council on February 15, 2010; providing for a publication of notice; and, providing for an effective date.
An ordinance ordering a municipal election to be held on May 8, 2010 for the election of certain municipal officers for the city of willow park, council members: place 3, place 4, and place5; designating a polling place within the municipal limits; appointing a presiding election judge an alternate presiding election judge; establishing other procedures for the conduct of the election; providing a severability clause; providing for publication of notice; and providing for an effective date.
Willow Park city employees won't be getting a pay raise this fiscal year and they shouldn't expect more money by the time the next one ends too.
Mayor Ken Hawkins said that with the projects the city has planned in the coming years and a possible population boom in three to five years, there's just not enough to increase the salaries of city workers.
However, he assures that as the private sector of the city grows and improves, the public sector will follow.
The complete story of the Willow Park City Council will be in the Friday print edition of The Community News. Check back with community-news.com for video.
Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.