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March 18, 2014

Bullard City Council to discuss cancellation of election, annexation

BULLARD — Elections and requested annexation head up the agenda for Tuesday's 6 p.m. Bullard City Council meeting.

Council members will receive certification of unopposed candidates in a May 10 general election and will vote on whether to adopt an order of cancellation of the election and vote to declare unopposed candidates elected.

Three seats up for election on the Bullard City Council drew only three applicants: Incumbent council member Shirley Coe, David Rhodes and Jason Hendrix.

According to the Texas Election Code, an election may be canceled if no other candidates have filed opposing a candidate vying for a municipal position.

Candidates, however, will not be sworn into office until after the May election.

Civic leaders also will discuss and act upon a petition by Matthew Vierkant, M.D., Billy Dan Carson, M.D., and Noah Israel, M.D., for voluntary annexation and adoption of an ordinance annexing approximately 12 acres of land north of the city limits between U.S. Highway 69 and Robert Walker Road, and establish original zoning to be “AG” Agriculture.

Among other agenda items, a funding increase request from the Bullard Community Library will be discussed and acted upon during the meeting, as will a review of the city's curfew ordinance as required every three years.

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