Fritch City Council gathers for meeting

Fritch City Council gathered for a regularly scheduled meeting at 509 West Broadway on August 23, 2011 at 7 p.m. After opening comments from Nancy Bruce who asked that Hillside Drive be repaired, three young Fritch citizens, Logan Barter, Zane Mullins, and Caleb McClure, approached the council with the idea of bringing a skate park to Fritch. The young men said they are planning on applying for grants to help fund the skate park. Logan stated, “If we get this skate park, we would like to name it Jerry McClure Memorial Skate Park.” After all public comments, the council discussed old business regarding the second reading of Resolution No. 11-0726, Directing Publication of Notice of Intention to Issue Combination Tax and Surplus Revenue Certificates, Publication of Notice of Intention to Issue Certificates of Obligation. After deliberating and taking action on all old business, they moved on to new business, including the introduction of Kirk Coker, Chief of Police, and Kent Griffith, Police Officer. The Fritch City Council amended Everett Timmons’ grazing lease and agreed to lower it to $1,400 this year. The Council also set the proposed tax levy in Ordinance No.514, an Ordinance levying taxes for the Municipal Government of the City of Fritch, Texas and providing for the interest and sinking fund for the fiscal year 2012, apportioning each levy for the specific purpose.The Council also approved Resolution 11-0823, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Fritch, Texas, denying Atmos Energy Corporation’s fourth annual rate review. The purchase of Cable One tower for the upkeep was accepted, as was the Agreement for Administration of Refuse Collection Fees between City of Fritch and Double Diamond Property Owners Association, health care plan changes and the presentation of the 2012 Fiscal Year Budget. Finally, the Council held the discussion of their Financial Report and Maintenance Department Report.