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Special to The Hesperian-Beacon
FLOYDADA—The City Council of Floydada met at 6:30 p.m., April 21 in regular session.
In attendance were Mayor Bobby Gilliland, Councilmembers Gabe DeLaFuente, Dana Crossland, Bettye King, Gail DuBois, Bryan Martin and Steve Lloyd. Also in attendance were City Manager Darrell Gooch, City Secretary Patti Lowrance, City Attorney Karen Houchin and Chief of Police Reuben Ramon.
The Mayor opened the meeting, gave the invocation and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. and Texas flags.
No one was present for public forum.
The first item on the agenda was a new ordinance to adjust animal control fees more in line with what the costs are to the City for each service. Additional revisions involved the impoundment of animals that are running loose in the City. A motion was made by DeLaFuente, seconded by DuBois and passed unanimously.
The second item on the agenda was the repeal of the City’s ordinance in conflict with the Texas Transportation Code regarding the operation of golf carts on city streets posted for 35 miles an hour or less.
The Texas Transportation Code requires golf cart drivers on city streets to be 18 years of age and licensed drivers, among other requirements. The motion was made by DuBois, seconded by King and passed unanimously.
Both ordinances are available for the public to read at City Hall.
City Attorney Karen Houchin presented the council with a summary handout on HIPAA regulations and reminded the council to exercise caution with information that they receive during the pandemic.
The Council’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday, May 19 at City Hall.