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View WCN’s video coverage of these meetings online at – County Development Review Committee Nov. 3, ESD 4 Nov. 2, ESD 5 Oct. 31, Stockdale City Council Nov. 1

Stockdale City Council

Meeting: Regular meeting, Nov. 1, 6:30-7:13 p.m.


•Approved a motion to allow city manager to begin negotiations with Rise Broadband, a wireless broadband broad- internet provider, for implementing fiber optic services for the community

•Approved Leal & Carter P.C. to perform the city’s yearly audit, following the announcement by Wayne Beyer of Beyer & Co. to retire

•Approved the closure of South Third Street between Main and Person streets on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., for the city’s Christmas Downtown event

Discussion, no action:

•Heard from the city manager that the new TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) Lead and Copper Rule mandates that the city inspect the service line from every water meter in its jurisdiction, replacing any that are composed of galvanized pipe; this must be done by Oct. 16, 2024

•Heard updates from City Marshal John Overstreet and Volunteer Fire Department Chief Chris Almeida

•Heard updates from city manager on the library project and the city’s purchase of a 2-acre property on West Main Street.

In attendance: Mayor Ray Wolff; city council members Saul Bosquez, Jennifer Lynn, Joseph Neyland, Scott Soden, and Jeff Stavinoha; City Manager Banks Akin, City Marshal John Overstreet, City Secretary Thania Santos, Stockdale Volunteer Fire Department Chief Chris Almeida, and Rise Broadband representative Adam Wolk.

Wilson County Development Review Committee

Meeting: Regular meeting, Nov. 3, 9-9:34 a.m.


•Approved a non-standard plat variance for 6 acres at 3619 S.H. 123 North, north of Stockdale

•Agreed to meet Nov. 17 to review, discuss, and recommend possible revisions to county subdivision and development rules and regulations.

Discussion, no action:

•Discussed a letter from U.S. Postal Service “recommending” that free-standing mail boxes be placed 6 to 8 inches from any hard-surface roadway; committee members raised concerns about narrowness of certain county roads.

In attendance: County Health and Public Safety Coordinator Edwin Baker, committee chairman; at-large members Ed Hrna and Alton Tieken, Pct. 2 Commissioner Paul Pfeil, Permits and Development Director Rebekkah Scriven, County Attorney Tom Caldwell, and Assistant County Attorney Evelyn Huron.