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The City Council of Muleshoe, Texas, met in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, in City Hall. Unofficial minutes follow:
Present were: Mayor Cliff Black; Mayor Pro-Tem Colt Ellis; and council members Gary Parker, Earl Behrends and Lupe Mendoza.
Others present were the Rev. Tom Carter, First United Methodist Church; the Rev. Yolanda Turango, El Divino Salvador; Jesse Turango; the Rev. Jeff Coffman, Calvary Baptist Church; Judy Coffman; Shawn Burns, Texas Police Chiefs Association; Adair Winter, AW Broadband; Matthew Carpenter, AW Broadband; Rick Elmore, AW Broadband; Jeff Mullins; Gladis Ramos; John Stiles; Eric Gruwell; Marcos Soto; Jose Martinez; Blake Parker; Ronald Morgan; Liz Railsback; Leonardo Aviles; Delma Espinoza; 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.
The meeting opened at 5:30 p.m.
Police Chief Gary McHone introduced the Rev. Tom Carter, the Rev. Yolanda Turango and the Rev. Jeff Coffman, who will be serving as police chaplains for the City of Muleshoe Police Department.
Shawn Burns with the Texas Police Chiefs Association presented a Re-Recognition Plaque to the City of Muleshoe Police Department.
Motions were made as follows:
Black moved and Ellis seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the Feb. 11 council meeting. Motion carried.
Behrends moved and Mendoza seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the Feb. 25 Special Council Meeting. Motion carried.
Behrends and Mendoza seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the February 25 Special Council Meeting. Motion carried.
Matthew Carpenter, president and co-owner of AW Broadband presented information to the council regarding the services available in the Muleshoe area through AW Broadband.
Ellis moved and Parker seconded a motion to cancel the General Election for Council Member District 2. Motion carried.
Parker moved and Behrends seconded a motion to appoint Deborah Noble as election judge and Mario Costilla as alternate election judge for the General Election for District 1 to be held on Saturday, May 4. Motion carried.
Ellis moved and Behrends seconded by a motion to approve Ordinance O-511-0319 Prohibiting Parking and Storage of Recreational Vehicles on city streets. Ellis and council members Behrends, Parker and Mendoza voted for, and Black voted against. Motion carried.
Black moved and Ellis seconded a motion to approve the February 28 financials. Motion carried.
Administrative reports included:
The city held a Wellness Clinic on Tuesday, Feb. 26, for employees and their adult dependents. Thirty employees and dependents participated.
Work continues at the Ground Storage Project.
The Airport Grant Construction Project will begin on March 18. The project is contracted to take 88 days to complete. The Muleshoe Municipal Airport will be closed for the duration of the construction.
Congratulations to Zanea Carpenter for completing the requirements to become a Certified Municipal Clerk through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.
Mayor and Council remarks included:
a. Congratulations to employees and dependents for investment in wellness.
b. Congratulations to the City of Muleshoe Police Department for receiving the Re-Recognition status.
c. Thank you to the police chaplains for accepting the call of service.
The meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

Rhea Gonzales


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