RUSK – Two new members of the Rusk City Council will be sworn into office Thursday, during a 5:30 p.m. regular council meeting at the Rusk Civic Center, 555 Euclid St.
They are Martha Neely – who succeeds Ken Ferrara as the District 4 council member – and Frances Long, who replaces Jan Pate as the District 5 council member.
The men each served a one-year term, beginning in May 2018, being voted out of office during a May 4 recall election.
During the meeting, the council also will conduct a public hearing regarding a request to modify the zoning ordinance for a property at 132 Old Salem Road, changing from MH-1 to B-2, during a 5:30 p.m. regular council meeting at the Rusk Civic Center, 555 Euclid.
Council members also will consider action on:
• An ordinance modifying the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Rusk, Texas, by granting a zone hange from MH-1 to B-2 for 2.043 acres of land;
• A lease agreement with the Rusk Youth Sports Association for 19.62 of land adjacent to the Rusk KOA Campground for a soccer complex;
• Approving an amendment to the Rusk EDC's 2018-19 fiscal year budget for the addition of $25,000 to supply rolloff containers for businesses affected by the May 18, 2019, flood event;
• A resolution amending the city's personnel policy, relative to pay for employees on workers compensation and per diem rates;
• An interlocal purchase agreement between the cities of Rusk and Overton for the purchase of the interim Fire Department Rescue Unit 111; and
• Approval of a consent agenda that includes an ordinance granting a zone change – from B-2 to L-1 – for a 5.876-acre parcel of land and for a 7.55-acre tract in the Pineview Hills Subdivision by applicant Shana Ferrara, Red Dirt Investments, LLC.