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Section A: General News


Morones walks out of city council meeting


Morones walks out of city council meeting
Floresville city Councilman Mario Morones walks out of the Sept. 29 special meeting of the Floresville City Council after a heated discussion with Mayor Daniel Tejada.


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Wilson County News
October 3, 2012
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FLORESVILLE -- Discord continues on the Floresville City Council, after Councilman Mario Morones walked out of the special city council meeting Sept. 29 amid tense discussion with Mayor Daniel Tejada over a proposed sports complex.

Morones had requested tabling an agenda item dealing with an interlocal agreement between the city of Floresville and the Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC). The agreement would obligate the city to maintain the proposed sports complex after construction, which would be funded by a $2.1 million loan incurred by the FEDC.

“I am requesting that we table this item until we can have more discussion with the people,” Morones said. “I am here to represent the people and they want more discussion on this item.”

After Morones’ motion died for lack of second, the item passed with a 3-1 vote. Morones then walked out of the council meeting, saying that he attended only because he wanted to table that item.

Morones also had questioned the legality of the meeting, stating that, according to the city charter, a special meeting must be called by two members of the city council.

“The mayor called this meeting by himself,” Morones said after the meeting. “I want to know who called this meeting with him. No one, because no one answered when I asked that question in an open meeting. All Sherry Castillo could say was ‘put my name next to it if you have to,’ but that doesn’t mean she had called it before.”

Floresville City Attorney Lou Rosenberg, after much questioning from the audience, did confirm the legality of the meeting.

During the meeting, the council approved a moratorium for all special-use permits within the city of Floresville and its extraterritorial jurisdiction for a maximum of 18 months.

Planning and Zoning Commission member Philip Vipond said the moratorium will allow the commission to draft a comprehensive growth plan for the city of Floresville.

“I do not think it will take the entire 18 months,” Vipond said. “It will most likely be finished in about 11, so we’re asking for a maximum of 18 months.”

The Floresville City Council also:

•Approved a special-use permit to establish a mobile-home park at 2220 Tenth St.

•Approved the Floresville City Hall holidays for 2013

•Tabled an action item regarding the 4A ground lease with the city of Floresville for the proposed sports complex and appointments of members to the 4A and FEDC boards.

***In attendance: City Manager Andy Joslin; City Attorney Lou Rosenberg; Councilmen Mario Morones, Sherry M. Castillo, Johnnie R. Gomez, and Jesse C. Flores; City Secretary Margaret Aranda; Cyndi Nichols with the city’s permits office; and Planning and Zoning Commission member Philip Vipond.





 

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Alvin Charmaine  
October 25, 2012 2:36am
 
Im just asking the hard questions. Yall are dancing around the issues. Are any of the candidates anti diabetes? Its an important health issue facing mexicans. Can we talk about foreign policy for a bit as well?

 
bart  
floresville  
October 24, 2012 8:01pm
 
lol! uh yea,Eric. Yes i do. Lol!

 
Eric  
Floresville  
October 24, 2012 7:45pm
 
Alvin, I got homemade peach whine if you start running low on moonshine. Bart you some yankee or a revenuer? Do you think Alvin is runnin moonshine for the Mexican drug cartels and Hillary Clinton?

 
bart  
floresville  
October 24, 2012 7:29pm
 
Nonsensical.

 
bart  
floresville  
October 24, 2012 7:24pm
 
Hmmmmmm, someone trying to practice the art of deflection from the TRUE issues at hand? And failing miserably? Or,the imbibing of alittle too much moonshine, which if true to pattern, would be around this time? Hmmmm..

 
Concerned Tax Payer  
Floresville, Texas  
October 24, 2012 7:09pm
 
Alvin, what are you talking about??????

 
Alvin Charmaine  
October 24, 2012 6:53pm
 
Which, if any, of these candidates is a racist? Has anyone posted anything negative about white people on their racebook? Why have a racebook at all? It's absurd.

 
bart  
floresville  
October 24, 2012 5:46pm
 
Fed Up..WHEN gomez loses, remember, when, not if..his arrogance will keep him on the city council seat..but, again, in MY opinion, he will only be taking up space, just like castillo..his arrogance is such, that, in his own little ... More ›

 
Fed Up With Arrogance  
Sin City  
October 24, 2012 5:21pm
 
Bart, I agree with you 100%. But, remember, what do we do about Gomez? When he loses the mayor position, do you think he will stay on the council? Remember, he is still on there even though we all know he resigned. Perfect scenario ... More ›

 
bart  
floresville  
October 24, 2012 4:51pm
 
My opinion--the candidates running for mayor and city council? There is One candidate running for mayor that is totally all about himself and HIS agenda..stepping in danny's shoes to continue the corruption. The other 3, ... More ›

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