Council to swear in new member

The Borger City Council will be swearing in a new member at its upcoming meeting.The meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main. The council will act on a resolution canvassing the returns and declaring results of a city officer’s election. It will also act to recognize Leon DeWeese for his six years of service as a council member, as well as the years given in service as a city employee.Immediately following, Brandy Callahan will be sworn in as the newest member to the Borger City Council and will receive a certificate of election. She won the election for Borger City Council, Place One, on Saturday, with an unofficial vote tally of 241 votes to challenger Willy Adams’ 195 votes.An election will be conducted for Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem for the 2012-13 election year.In other business, the council will conduct a public hearing to allow for citizen comment on the proposed annexation of a 19.773 acre tract of land in Section 23, Block “Y”, Arnold & Barrett-Morris & Cummings Survey, Hutchinson County. It will also act to approve/deny an BEDC expansion project for Praefectus, LLC.Action will be taken on a request from the Friends of the Hutchinson County Historical Museum to place a Quanah Parker Trail Giant Arrow in Crawford Park, and the introduction of an ordinance amending Chapter 14, Zoning, Section 14.02.002, directing changes to the zoning of various lots and updating the Zoning District Map.The council will also act to appoint one board member to the Planning and Zoning Commission, act on an Operation Facelift Contract between Juanita Matlock and the City of Borger to remove structures at 1311 Boyd, and will hold a second public hearing on the tract of land listed above.Action will be taken to receive a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission to rezone a 19.773 acre tract of land in Section 23, Block “Y”, Arnold & Barrett-Morris & Cummings Survey, Hutchinson County, Texas from Estate and Agricultural (EA) to Commercial © zoning district and set a public hearing for June 5, 2012, to allow for public comment.The council will act on meeting minutes from its first regular May meeting and expenditures for the first half of May.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.