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Section A: General News


Council to seek lost deposits


Council to seek lost deposits
Floresville City Councilman Mario Morones (right) makes a point as Councilman Jim Miller looks on Dec. 17 during a special called city council meeting.


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Wilson County News
December 26, 2012
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FLORESVILLE -- In a move aimed at recouping the forfeited deposits for the canceled Holiday Extravaganza, the Floresville City Council has charged City Attorney Lou Rosenberg with completing the necessary investigating and legal maneuvering to recover what he can.

Following an executive session at its Dec. 17 special meeting, the council approved a motion to instruct Rosenberg to take the necessary action to begin the process of recovering the funds.

After the meeting, Councilman Mario Morones said that the council is doing what it must for the people of Floresville.

“We are the ones in charge of the taxpayers’ money,” Morones said. “Since the deposits were paid to the performers, we need to see what we can do to try and recover those funds.”

Also during the executive session, the council discussed the relationship of the council to the city manager’s office. The council passed a motion upon returning to open session to have City Manager Andy Joslin devise a system to make the relation of information to the council from city staff more effective.

The other directive attached to that agenda item was to direct the city manager that all contracts shall be executed with the advice and information of the city council.

Although this directive was passed at the Dec. 17 council meeting, it is similar to a portion of the city manager’s contract, which states that the duties of the city manager include executing contracts under the advice and information of the city council.

***In attendance: Councilmen Mario Morones, John Guerrero, Eric Rodriguez, Sherry M. Castillo, and Jim Miller; City Manager Andy Joslin; and City Secretary Sherry Pollok.
 

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Joann Juhasz  
Floresville, TX  
December 27, 2012 5:36pm
 
How refreshing to have a City Council committed to being responsible stewards of their constituents monies. I do question how successful they will be in having the deposits refunded from the performers for the Holiday Extravaganza. ... More ›

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