POINT COMFORT— The Point Comfort City Council adopted a Citizens Participation Plan for recovery funds during its meeting Monday night.
The plan is the next step for the Texas General Land Office Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery, explained Carly Wall, attorney for the city. The plan, drafted by Grantworks, outlines public outreach, details how people can apply for funds and how the money can be used as well as how complaints can be handled.
The motion to adopt the plan was made by Councilwoman Linda Brush and seconded by Councilman Mitch McBride and then unanimously approved.
During the meeting, the results of the May 4 election were approved. Incumbent Councilmen Wes McKelvy, Brush and McBride were joined by newly elected Councilman Steve Lambden and sworn into office.
Mayor Leslie Machicek appointed department heads with Brush staying over administration, McBride over Utilities and Maintenance, McKelvy over the fireand police departments, while Councilman George Hernandez was moved to parks, recreation, and pool maintenance. Lambden was named to head streets.
The council also approved an amendment to its Employee Handbook to add the phrase, “The following actions are strictly prohibited,” explained Wall. She noted questions had arisen and this “should make it crystal clear about what is prohibited in the workplace.”
During the Citizen’s Comment section, former Councilwoman Kelli Hynes told the council she had re-done the alcohol permits for the barbecue and washer teams as only team members were permitted to drink alcohol during the Fourth of July events.
The council approved the permit for last year’s event, and Hynes said she wanted to make sure they had the same standing this year.
“I was also curious about security. Security is donating its time for Saturday and security for Friday has not been discussed,” she said.
The city’s Fourth of July event will be Friday and Saturday, June 28 and June 29 and includes a barbecue cookoff, washers tournament, DJ and fireworks.
In other business the council approved:
-- A short-term agreement between the city and HDR Engineering for the basic design, and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approval for the Water Treatment Plant project.
-- Authorized intervention in the AEP Texas Inc.’s requested rate change along with other cities served by AEP.
-- Drafted an ordinance to set rates for itinerant, transients and food truck vendors in the city.
-- Took no action following closed session to discuss personnel.