With election time coming in May, local entities are making preparations to get ready. The City of Borger is among those making preparations.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at Borger City Hall, the Borger City Council will act on an order calling a general city election, a notice of election to be conducted on May 11, 2013, a resolution ordering a regular general city election to be held on this day, providing details for the holding of an election for two members of the Borger City Council; and a joint election agreement between the City of Borger, Borger Independent School District, and Hutchinson County Hospital District.
In other business, the council will consider action on an Operation Facelift between Bryan Morgan and the City of Borger for the removal of structures located at 1011 Thrams (Lot 5, Block 33, Gateway Heights Addition) and a Planning and Zoning recommendation regarding a request from Earl Owens and Bob Crump to rezone the 200 block of North Harvey (Lots 23-30, Block 58, Original Townsite) and schedule a public hearing to hear citizen comments on the matter.
Action will also be taken on the 2012 Borger Police Department racial profiling report, a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Criminal Justice Division of the Governorâ€™s Office for the 2013-14 School Resource Officers Program, and a water and wastewater cost of service study.
Further action will be taken on a resolution supporting the legislative activity and goals of the Alliance of Xcel Municipalities (AXM), a resolution establishing the board, adopting a charter, and appointing members for the Borger Events Center; and rescheduling/canceling the councilâ€™s regular meeting set for Feb. 19, 2013.
The council will hold discussion on the proposed Solicitor-Peddlers Ordinance 0-003-13. It will also act on expenditures for the last half of January and meeting and work session minutes.
A time for questions and comments from citizens will be held. Citizens who have indicated their desire to speak to the city council will be heard at this time.
In compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, unless the subject matter is on the agenda, city council members are prevented from acting on the subject and may respond only with statements of factual information or existing city policy.
However, city council members may refer the person making the comment to a staff member or request city staff to place the subject matter on the future open meeting agenda. Citizens are limited to three minutes for their presentation to the city council.