POINT COMFORT – The city council approved a change to the hours City Hall is open during its meeting Jan. 6.

“This will give people a chance to pay their bills during the lunch hour,” said City Administrator Robby Silva.

New hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the lunch hour Monday – Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.

In other business, the council approved making Silva the permanent city administrator. Silva has been the interim city administrator since Aug. 19 when Tina Crow resigned from the position.

“I appreciate all that he has done. He gets things done and gets things in order,” said Councilwoman Linda Brush, who serves as department head for administration.

Brush made the motion to promote him, which was seconded by Councilman Mitch McBride and approved unanimously.

The council also approved the order to call for a General Election for May 2. Seats up for election include the mayor and two council seats.

In other business, the council:

-- Approved more than $20,000 from the Maintenance budget to get Texas Commission for Environmental Quality approval of a chlorinator that was installed under an emergency situation. This is to get it up to standard, said McBride.

-- Commissioner George Hernandez said he contracted with a company to cut a hole in the pool in order to see what the issue is because “we can’t do anything until we know,” he said. He also reported a tennis net is ready to be put up on the court, and a new backboard also will be put in place.

-- Took no action following a closed session.

Set the next meeting date for Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m.