City District 2, Hospital District elections canceled

A special meeting of the Muleshoe City Council was held Monday, Feb. 25, at City Hall. Unofficial minutes follow.
Present were Mayor Cliff Black; Mayor Pro-Tem Colt Ellis; and council members Earl Behrends and Lupe Mendoza. Council member Gary Parker was absent.
Others present were Attorney Slater Elza, Underwood Law Firm; Public Works Director Ramon Sanchez; Police Chief Gary McHone; City Manager LeAnn Gallman and City Secretary Zanea Carpenter.
The meeting opened at 5:30 p.m.
Ellis moved and Behrends seconded a motion to approve Resolution R-751-0219 authorizing the submission of a Texas Community Development Block Grant Program Application to the Texas Department of Agriculture. Motion carried.
Council discussed a possible ordinance prohibiting recreational vehicles from being parked on city streets. Staff was instructed to place the ordinance on the March agenda.
Administrative reports included:
The TML Region III meeting will be held on Thursday, March 7, at the Scottish Rite Learning Center of West Texas.
The city will have an election for City District #1 with two candidates on the ballot, Juan Chavez and Colt Ellis. The District 2 election will be canceled. Lupe Mendoza has filed for City District #2. The Hospital District will cancel their election as well. Allen Smyer has filed for District 2 and Dana Rasco for District 4. Ashley Turnbow and Kelly Kettner have filed for the two at-large positions, but no one has filed for the special election to fill the unexpired term of Carroll Precure.
However, since this is a special election, the filing deadline is 5 p.m. March 4.
The meeting adjourned the meeting at 5:55 p.m.

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