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By Gail M. Williams
Muleshoe Journal Correspondent

The regular meeting of Muleshoe City Council was held Monday, July 9, in Muleshoe City Hall.
Members present were Mayor Cliff Black and council members Earl Behrends, Gary Parker and Lupe Mendoza. Mayor Pro-Tem Colt Ellis was absent.
Others present were: Heriberto Mendoza; Alina Godinez; Ana Mendoza; Gil Rennels, Channel 6; City Attorney
Marcus Norris, Underwood Law Firm; Public Works Director Ramon Sanchez; Economic Development Director
Kasey Coker; Librarian Dyan Dunagan; City Manager LeAnn Gallman and City Secretary Zanea Carpenter
Unofficial minutes of the meeting follow:
The oath of office was administered to Lupe Mendoza.
An opportunity for public comment was held concerning the 2017 Consumer Confidence Report (Drinking Water Quality Report). There were no public comments.
Black moved and Behrends seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the June 11Council meeting. Motion carried.
Behrends moved and Parker seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the June 19 Special Council Meeting. Motion carried.
Behrends moved and Black seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the June 28 Special Council/Eco Meeting. Motion carried.
Parker moved and Mendoza seconded a motion to approve the Drought Contingency Plan. Motion carried.
Coker reported on the June 28 meeting with the City Council, Economic Development Board and Carlton Schwab, CEO of Texas Economic Development Council.
Black moved and Behrends seconded a motion to approve the June 30, 2018, Investment Summary and Financials. Motion carried.
City Council and City of Muleshoe staff held a budget work session on the 2018-2019 budget.
In Administrative Reports:
The council offered congratulations and thanks to the Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce on a successful Fourth of July celebration. Others thanked were the City Public Works Department, the Police Department and the Fire Department for their efforts on July 4.
Movie in the Park “Peter Rabbit” will be showntoday.
The Muleshoe Country Club’s “Mule Days and Kickin’ Nights” was held June 30 at the Muleshoe Country Club. The council thanked all for the combined efforts that went into this event.
The search for a new police chief continues, and the council hopes to begin interviews in the next few weeks.
The new dump truck for the Public Works Department is scheduled to be delivered later this week.
The mayor received a thank you letter from the Bailey County Child Welfare Board for the donation collected during the Mayor’ Prayer Luncheon in May.

Rhea Gonzales

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