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Falls City supports Second Amendment




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FALLS CITY -- The city council here has taken a stand when it comes to residents’ rights to keep and bear arms. During its June 12 meeting, the Falls City City Council unanimously approved a resolution in support of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. (See resolution as PDF download above)

Mayor Brent Houdmann said following the meeting, “It is my belief that even though we are a small community, we must do whatever we can to protect our rights from an ever overreaching federal government. This resolution is just a way for us to say we will not allow the federal government to encroach on our rights.”

The council also considered a resolution related to United Nations Agenda 21, on which Houdmann said the council took no action. One day later, the Floresville City Council acted upon two similar resolutions. For more about that meeting, see article below.

Also during Falls City’s council meeting, the council discussed the proposed hire of a city marshal. Houdmann said an added law-enforcement presence is needed in the city because of the droves of heavy-truck traffic due to the ongoing activity in the Eagle Ford shale play. Many commercial drivers traveling through Falls City are not heeding signs directing them to use a truck route designed to keep such traffic from utilizing residential streets.

No action was taken, to allow for further discussion of the issue with the Karnes County Sheriff’s Office.

In other business, the council:

•Approved a $4,766.47 change order for the city’s 2013 Street Project, due to additional issues related to paving Merchants Alley.

•Hired Abby Fenner as the city clerk, for which she will be paid $9 per hour.
 

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