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May 13, 2014

Several entities set to meet tonight

CHEROKEE COUNTY — Several area entities are slated for regular meetings tonight.

Meetings include:

City of Bullard

Council members will meet in a 6 p.m. regular session tonight to discuss and act on reimbursement of $9,833.28 in overpaid sales tax collected by the State Comptroller's office between January 2007 through August 2010.

During the meeting, they will also discuss:

• Adoption of a resolution that authorizes and approves publication of Notice of Intention to Issue Certificates of Obligation, providing an effective date and other matters related thereto;

• Participation with John Alexander to extend a six-inch sewer line from Robert Walker Road lift station;

• Acting upon Cherokee County's proposal for widening of CR 3801;

• Setting a called meeting date install new council members. Earlier this year, Bullard civic leaders declared uncontested candidates in the local municipal race as elected, voting to cancel a May 10 election under the Texas Election Code due to lack of opposition. Incumbent Shirley Coe, David Rhodes and Jason Hendrix will be sworn into office.

City leaders also will consider approving monthly reports from various municipal departments, as well as the mayor's and city manager's office.

Rusk ISD

RUSK – School board members will meet at 6 p.m. tonight to canvass votes from Saturday's school trustee election, then after declaring results, swear in new board members, according to a meeting agenda.

Frank G. Dobrovolny, who garnered 169 votes in the election will serve an unexpired two-year term, while Teresa Phifer – with 224 votes – and John Hood – with 194 votes – were elected to three-year terms on the council.

Also during the meeting, the council will consider janitorial services proposals and take nominations for the district's Wall of Honor, among other action.

Troup City

TROUP – Canvassing votes from Saturday's election tops tonight's meeting agenda of the Troup City Council, which meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Cameron-J. Jarvis Troup Municipal Library.

Challenger Bill Lacy won the mayor's seat in Saturday's election, garnering 110 votes to incumbent John Whitsell's 89.

He will be sworn into office, along with Place 2 incumbent Joe Carlyle and Place 5 incumbent Carole Wilson, during the meeting.

Also included on the meeting agenda are:

• Consideration of a request for handicap ramps at various locations downtown;

• Consider authorization of the police chief to request a $19,275 PSAP participation funding grant from Smith County 911 Communications District for hardware and software that connects the city to the Smith County Sheriff's Office CAD system;

• Consider allowing mayor to enter agreement with the U.S. Postals Service for a multi-year lease for property located at 104 E. Duval beginning April 1, 2015.

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