AGENDA: Council to consider K2 resolution at Tuesday meeting

The Borger City Council will be taking the next step in doing its part to get K2 and other synthetic drugs off the streets of the city.This action will take place during the council’s upcoming regular meeting, set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.The council will act on a resolution calling upon the United States Congress and the Texas Legislature to enact additional legislation to criminalize substances marketed to mimic the effects of illegal substances and to provide civil liability for sellers, retailers, distributors, and manufacturers of such substances that cause harm or death to a consumer.In other business, the council will act on the first reading of an ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 4, Article 4.06, Peddlers and Solicitors, regulating peddlers, solicitors, itinerant merchants, and canvassers.The council will also act to receive and approve the 2011-12 financial audit, the appointment of election judges and alternates for the May 11, 2013 City of Borger General Election, and will conduct a public hearing to allow for citizen comment on a request to rezone Lots 23-30, Block 58, Original Townsite Addition from Retail and General Residence zoning districts to a commercial zoning district. The council will then consider approval or denial of the same.Action will be taken on February meeting minutes and expenditures for February 2013.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 (3) minutes for their presentation to the City Council.