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City Election Cancelled
Houston County Courier - March 2008
By Daphne Hereford
Members of Crockett City Council approved an ordinance canceling the Saturday, May 10 city election and declaring the unopposed candidates, Nathan Gardner, Jackie Jones and Bill Holcomb, elected to their currently held positions in Precinct 3, Precinct 4 and Precinct 5.
Following a public hearing, council denied a request from Antonio Cruz for a specific use permit for a mobile home to be located at 404 Fairview Street. Mayor Wayne Mask told councilmembers that the Planning and Zoning Commission had recommended that the request be denied.
During the public hearing one man spoke in favor of the request while two women and another man spoke in opposition of the request. One woman offered members of council photographs of the property in support of her objection. The woman, who said she was a nearby resident, told council that in addition to being littered, loud music was generated from the property at all hours of the day and night.
An amendment and addendum to the Aug. 8, 1989 contract between Consolidated Water Supply Corporation, Inc. and the city was approved unanimously by Council.
According to Duncan, the changes in the contract increase the maximum delivery of water to 2.5 MG/month and provides for a minimum of 1.5 MG/month. Duncan said that TCEQ regulations will create a similar problem for the city and that adding the well at the sheriff's office will certainly help the situation.
"They (Consolidated Water supply Corporation, Inc.) use considerably less water than what they ask for," Duncan said. He added that Consolidated uses the water to serve two groups of customers: those on Hwy. 287 east and on FM 2712.
In other business council heard the annual racial profiling report from Crockett Police Chief Jimmy Fisher; authorized the filing of a grant application with FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program; approved a resolution supporting the Mary Allen Museum of African American Art and History for grant submission; approved a resolution requesting ETMC to contract with UnitedHealthCare Options PPO to allow network access through the TML Intergovernmental employee benefits pool and awarded the bid for the purchase of six generators to Loftin Equipment Company, of Houston, in the amount of $173,275.