The Stephenville City Council addressed a request for an economic development grant, equipment purchases for the city’s landfill operation, the annual appointment of members of various boards and commissions and other city business on Tuesday.
Among the items on the agenda was the approval of a $12,000 economic development request by Stephenville Economic Development Authority Executive Director John Hubbard. The grant to Erath Capital – which is owned by local developer Beau Mayo – is for water infrastructure improvements. The development project involves bringing city waterline services to five houses; a new commercial facility that will become home to Fastenal Corporation; and a 15,000 square foot mini-storage facility that Mayo is building.
The City Council made its annual appointments to the many boards and commissions that serve the city by performing a wide range of tasks.
The names are submitted each year by the Nominations Committee, which currently consists of Rhett Harrison, Jerry Warren and Carla Trussell and chairman Rhett Harrison.
Mayor Kenny Weldon said there are several vacancies on various boards and commissions, and encouraged anyone from Stephenville to step forward if they’re willing to serve.
A complete list is available at yourstephenvilltx.com.
The council met in closed executive session to discuss the status of the city administrator position, now being performed by interim city administrator Wayne McKethan. An executive search is currently underway for a permanent replacement.
And; deliberations on economic development negotiations regarding engineering design fees associated with a traffic signal on US 377.