Council members handle routine business at meeting
Lindale City Council members took care of some routine matters before the end of the calendar year during a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday (Dec. 4) at city hall.
With the Christmas season approaching, council members agreed to cancel the regular monthly meeting scheduled for Dec. 18 and approved moving the Jan. 1, 2013 meeting to Jan. 8.
Also, Mayor Robert Nelson honored outgoing building inspector Charles West with a plaque and thanked him for his 14 years of service to the city.
West resigned his position as code enforcement officer for Lindale to accept the town manager post in Argyle.
“We want to extend our gratitude to you for all you’ve done for the city and wish you the best of luck in the future,’’ Nelson said as he presented West with a plaque.
In other matters, council members:
--Approved the reappointment of three members – Mayor Nelson, Annie Baldwin and Lindale City Manager Owen Scott – to the Board of Directors of the city of Lindale Reinvestment Zone Number 2, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Nelson was also reappointed as chairman of that board.
--Approved the 2012 Annual Report of the city of Lindale Reinvestment Zone Number 2.
--Approved the creation of three lots covering 12.545 acres in the Oden Heights Subdivision, located at Helen Drive and Rita Drive. This request was from the Andreason Development Corp.
--Voted to approve the 2012 tax roll as presented by the city manager.
--OK’d the October and November, 2012 Expenditures and Financial Report.
--Nominated Gene Cottle as to serve on the Smith County 9-1-1 Communications District Board of Managers.
--Tabled the budgeted item concerning the agreement between the city of Lindale and the Texas Department of Transportation regarding placement of the city’s gateway sign, which is to be located at the intersection of Interstate 20 and Highway 69.
Scott told council members that the state is waiting on an engineer’s report concerning the sign.