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By Teresa Bigham / The Hesperian-Beacon—
LOCKNEY – The City Council of Lockney held a public meeting at 7 a.m., April 28 at City Hall.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Michael DeLeon at 7:02 a.m. He gave the invocation and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. and Texas flags.
No public comments were made.
The next item on the agenda was to discuss, consider and take appropriate action on approval of the minutes of the previous called meetings. A motion was made by Councilman Dart Carthel to accept. Councilman Donnie McLaughlin seconded, and was approved unanimous.
The fifth item on the agenda was consider and take action on various reports,
- Financial reports and payment of bills/total cash balance
- City farm lease
- Floyd County Sheriff’s Office matters and activities
- Fire department
- Public works department
- Mayor’s report
- City manager and city secretary report
- EDC report
McLaughlin made a motion to approve all reports. Councilman Aaron Wilson seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimous.
A presentation of the 2019 audit report and financials for 2019 by Terry & King CPA’s via two-way video was shown. The CPA stated that the City Manager Buster Poling, City Secretary Laurie Garcia and Amy DeLeon were doing a fantastic job. The City received an excellent rating on their 2018-2019 audit.
A motion was made my Carthel to accept and approve the audit. McLaughlin seconded, and it was approved unanimous.
The seventh item on the agenda was a discussion on a zoning variance request by Mac Sherman. He is wanting to run livestock on property he owns on the northeast side of the city. Because Sherman wasn’t informed ahead of time the item was tabled for the next meeting.
The next item was to consider and take action on the seat on the board of directors of the Mackenzie Municipal Water Authority, which is currently held by Jimmy Kemp. Kemp’s term was expiring at the end of April, but he is willing to stay on for an additional term. McLaughlin made the motion to accept Kemp staying on for an addition term. Carthel seconded. The motion was approved unanimous.
Wilson made the motion to adjourn at 7:53 a.m. It was seconded by David Cole. Motion was approved unanimous.
The council members present in the meeting were Carthel, McLaughlin, Wilson and Cole.