The Paris City Council re-appointed Thomas E. Hunt III as municipal judge and Don Baird as its partner in Monday’s meeting, which also saw the appointment of volunteers to several boards and commissions.
The council named Ruth Ann Allesbrook and Larry Walker on the Board of Adjustment, and named Sequoia Bruce and David Hamilton as substitutes. Councilors named Wendell Moore and Sandy Care as traffic commissioners, and Mayor Paula Portugal appointed Steve Smith to serve on the Paris Housing Authority. Councilors also nominated Ken Kohl to the city for the Lamar County Appraisal District Board of Directors.
As a willing agenda item, the council awarded the non-profit agencies a service agreement. These agencies include CASA بچوں 7,500 for children, Children’s Advocacy Center, 9,375, City Square Paris, $ 11,250, East Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Addiction, 3,375, Cape Paris Beautiful, 3,750, including Lamar County Human Resources. $ 11,250, Lamar County Human Association, 11,250, Paris Optimist Club, 7,500, Safe-T, $ 6,000, Salvation Army, $ 11,250, Lamar County’s United Way, $ 11 , 250 and Lamar County welders, 11,250.
As a house-keeping measure, the council approved the transfer of funds to non-extended accounts for fiscal year 2020-21 and increased the retirement system contribution from 6% to 7% as per the budget for fiscal year 2021-22. Passed the resolution. .
The Council amended the Civil Service Ordinance to reflect changes in seniority and assignment salaries in the recently approved 2021-22 budget.
In other operations, the council issued Solid Waste Collection Permits for Sanitation Solutions, Dumpster Drop, Country Side Disposal, JOTS Rental, Big R Roll of Service and Turn Dumpster Rental. The council postponed the builders’ forum scheduled for October 12 due to the growing number of cowardly 19 cases in the community. Following a public hearing, the council approved a zoning change from agricultural to commercial, with a special use permit for the sale of auto fuel on the corner of South Church Street and the off-ramp of SE Loop 286.
After an hour-long executive session during which councilors reviewed the municipal judge and met with the city attorney on undisclosed matters, the council took no action other than reappointing the municipal judge.