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City manager focus of special Floresville council meeting
Floresville City Manager Henrietta Turner gives a presentation Oct. 28 to the Floresville City Council during a special meeting.
Wilson County NewsNovember 6, 2013 2,961 views 1 comment
FLORESVILLE -- Henrietta Turner, who on Oct. 1 took the helm as city manager here, continues to evaluate the current state of things in Floresville. This was the topic of her report to the city council during an Oct. 28 special meeting.
Points in Turner’s presentation included:
•A recommendation that a vacant utility clerk position be filled by three part-time employees who work 20 hours per week, which would enable City Hall to remain open during the noon to 1 p.m. lunch hour.
•Dividing the city into five zones for purposes of code enforcement, allowing staff to better target violations in all areas -- including those that exist on city-owned properties.
•A review of the permitting process currently under way in an attempt to streamline the system in hopes of attracting developers to the city.
Turner also was the subject of another agenda item pertaining to who should oversee the city in her absence. Section 4.01 (b) of the city’s home-rule charter reads, “In case of the absence or disability of the city manager, the city council may designate some qualified person to perform the duties of the office during such absence or disability.”
Previous city managers have declared the city secretary, police chief, or a police lieutenant as acting city manager in their absence. The council voted that the chief of police serve in the absence or disability of the city manager.
In other business, the council met in closed session to comment on the city manager’s goals and their incorporation into her contract. City Secretary Sherry Pollok said after the meeting that the council took no action when it convened in open session.
Floresville City Council special meeting Oct. 28. In attendance: Mayor Diana Garza and councilmen Jim Miller, Mario Morones, Sherry Martinez Castillo, John W. Guerrero, and Eric Rodriguez; City Secretary Sherry Pollok, City Manager Henrietta Turner, City Attorney Louis T. Rosenberg, and Comptroller Lara Feagins.
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