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The regular meeting of the City Council of Muleshoe was held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at City Hall. Unofficial minutes follow:
Members present were Mayor Clint Black, Mayor Pro-Tem Clint Ellis, and council members Gary Parker and Lucy Mendoza. Council member Earl Behrends was absent.
Others present were Robert Shafer; Gil Rennels, Channel 6; Attorney Bryan Guymon, Underwood Law Firm; Public Works Director Ramon Sanchez; Police Chief Gary McHone; Economic Development Director Kasey Coker; City Manager LeAnn Gallman and City Secretary Zanea Carpenter.
Black moved and Parker seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the Dec. 10, 2018, council meeting. Motion carried.
Ellis moved and Parker seconded a motion to approve Resolution R-747-0119 Adopting the Civil Rights and Fair Housing Policies for the CDBG Program. Motion carried.
Ellis moved and Mendoza seconded a motion to approve Resolution R-748-0119 Authorizing Signatories for the CDBG Program. Motion carried.
Black moved and Ellis seconded a to approve Resolution R-749-0119 Awarding the Grant Management Services Contract to A & J Howco Inc for the 2019-2020 CDBG Application. Motion carried.
Ellis moved and Mendoza seconded a motion to approve Resolution R-750-0119 Awarding Engineering Services to Parkhill, Smith & Cooper for the 2019-2020 CDBG Application. Motion carried.
Black moved and Ellis seconded a motion to approve up to $1,750 from Hotel/Motel tax funds for reimbursable expenses for the Sandhill Quail Forever, Joe King Memorial Scholarship Fund Raiser. Motion carried.
Parker moved and Black seconded a motion to approve the recommendation from the Muleshoe EDC to appoint Dustin Cleavinger, Joe Osterkamp, Colt Ellis, Mark Washington, Jimmie Kay Moore, Julie De Bruin and Kris Phillips to the board of directors for the newly formed Type B EDC. Motion carried.
Black moved and Parker seconded a motion to approve the Investment Summary and Dec. 31, 2018, financials. Motion carried.
Administrative reports included:
The Muleshoe Police Department held their first Unidos meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 2018, at the City of Muleshoe Training Facility.
The City of Muleshoe has received its third “StormReady Community” designation by the National Weather Service.
Notice has been received that the Muleshoe Police Department has achieved “Re-Recognized Status” for compliance with the Texas Law Enforcement Agency Best Practices Recognition Program.
Thank you to Bailey County Electric, Five Area Telephone and Xcel Energy for assisting the City of Muleshoe in the putting up and taking down of our Christmas street decorations. We are thankful for our community partners.
Jan. 16 is the first day to apply for a place on the ballot for the City General Election. City District #1 and City District #2 will be elected on Saturday, May 4.
Jene Wilton, Bailey County EMS Education Coordinator, will offer CPR Training and Bleeding Control instruction to city employees from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the City of Muleshoe Training Facility. Council is invited to attend this training.
The City will hold a pre-construction meeting for the airport runway project on Thursday, Feb. 21.
Texas Town & City magazine has some good articles regarding the upcoming legislative session in regard to services, tax rates and local control.
The Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual membership breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Bailey County Electric Meeting room. Congressman Jodey Arrington will be speaking.

Rhea Gonzales

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