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Entire Floresville council attends morning meeting
Several Floresville city workers join a room full of area residents in the council chambers Sept. 13 for a morning meeting of the Floresville City Council.
Wilson County NewsSeptember 19, 2012 2,398 views 1 comment
FLORESVILLE --Following several meetings canceled due to the lack of a quorum or a presiding officer, the Floresville City Council met Sept. 13 for a rare 10 a.m. meeting. The meeting followed the submission of an order by City Attorney Louis T. Rosenberg, which called for the dismissal of a lawsuit filed in district court by Mayor Daniel Tejada against four councilmen.
Tejada and councilmen Jesse Christopher Flores, Mario Morones, John W. Guerrero, and Sherry Martinez Castillo were rejoined by Johnnie R. Gomez. This is despite Gomez’s August resignation to run for mayor.
“He has resigned from the seat, and remains resigned,” Rosenberg said after the meeting. “However, he remains a councilman ‘de jure’ until the replacement could be found per the operation of the Texas Constitution.”
For more about the lawsuit, see article this page.
During the meeting, the council discussed several items of city business. The members also held public hearings on the city’s proposed budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2013. The proposed ad valorem tax rate is set to remain at 32.27 cents per $100 of assessed value. A second round of hearings was set for Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m.
The council also:
•Adopted a resolution approving an agreement with the city of Floresville, related to construction of a McCoy Building Supply store on U.S. 181 across from the Walmart Supercenter. The city and the Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC) plan to provide infrastructure assistance for the project.
•Approved a tax-rate ceiling for ad valorem taxes paid by residents age 65 and older. This is despite the agenda referring only to a “tax exemption.”
•Appointed David Strozier and Robert Treviño to replace David Longoria and Gavino “Dino” Cantu as members of the FEDC board; Longoria and Cantu recently resigned from the board.
•Voted to renew a two-year depository agreement with Wells Fargo.
***In attendance: Mayor Daniel Tejada and councilmen Jesse Christopher Flores, Mario Morones, Johnnie R. Gomez, John W. Guerrero, and Sherry Martinez Castillo; City Manager Andy Joslin, Constituent Liaison Sherry Pollok, Finance Director Fonda Kellner, City Attorney Louis T. Rosenberg; and Chief Lorenzo Herrera, Lt. Chad Clark, and Detective George Ortiz of the Floresville Police Department.
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