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Stockdale council approves $130K loan for industrial park development
Stockdale City Secretary Thania Santos administers the oath of office to Stockdale Municipal Judge Richard L. “Dickie” Jackson during the July 2 Stockdale City Council meeting.
STOCKDALE -- The Stockdale City Council July 2 gave its seal of approval to advance a $130,000 loan to the Stockdale Economic Development Corp. (SEDC) for improvements associated with the Fox Chapel Oil Field Services project. The proceeds of this loan will be used for the construction of a 5,950-square-foot building within the Stockdale Industrial Park. Fox Chapel is negotiating a lease-to-own contract with the SEDC.
Also related to the industrial park, Stockdale City Manager Banks Akin updated the council on the status of the road construction of Wheeler and Guerra streets and the city’s water plant project. The funding for these projects was made possible by two U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development loans.
The road project is anticipated to be completed by mid-July. The water plant improvement is anticipated to be complete by August.
In other action, the council:
•Approved a fireworks safe zone for the Independence Day holiday.
•Reappointed Richard L. “Dickie” Jackson as the city’s municipal judge for another two-year term.
•Appointed David Deason to represent the city of Stockdale on the Wilson County Appraisal District board.
•Approved the 2014 Wilson County Appraisal District budget as presented by Brian Stahl, chief appraiser.
•Voted to invite bids for the city’s franchise agreement for solid waste removal service.
•Approved to pay off the Stockdale Emergency Medical Services first responder unit for city use by the fire department, fire marshal, city marshal/code compliance officer. The balance on the unit is $11,938.
•Resolved a miscommunication regarding the dedication of a pavilion in the city park. See page 4A for more.
The council also held a public hearing prior to the regular meeting. The purpose of the hearing was a rezoning request from Janie C. Longoria to reclassify four lots from a residential single-family district to a multi-family district to allow manufactured homes to be placed. No opposition was offered.
In attendance: Mayor Ray Wolff; councilmen Scott Soden, Sherry D. Lambeck, Saul Bosquez, Becky Adams, and Roger Armstrong; City Manager Banks Akin, City Secretary Thania Santos, City Marshal Jim Stewart; Stockdale Fire Chief Edwin Baker; and Stockdale Fire Marshal David Rice.
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