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Catching up with the City Council ? December, 2019

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In December the Kennedale City Council heard from local citizens, received updates from council members, denied a rezoning request for higher density homes, approved agreement for information technology service and the refunding of city debt service. {{more: continue …}}
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Heard at the meeting ??
  • Sara Johnson, local citizen, spoke on behalf of Senior Outreach-Kennedale, regarding various programs and the remodeling of the Senior Center.
  • Nancy Neal, local citizen, spoke on behalf of the Advisory Council, staff, and participants of the Senior Center and thanked Council and Thelma Kobeck and Sara Johnson of Senior Outreach Kennedale.

Updates from the City Council and Mayor …?

  • Chad Wandel, Place 5, announced that he attended the Tree Lighting and Senior Outreach-Kennedale events.
  • Linda Rhodes, Place 4, announced that she attended the Tree Lighting where Councilmember Wandel was the emcee, sponsored bingo at the Senior Center, attended the Mayors? Council Banquet with Mayor Johnson and Mayor Pro Tem Lee, supported the Mayor?s Salvation Army campaign, attended the FUMC Quarter Auction, and supported the KPFFA Angel Tree.
  • Chris Pugh, Place 2, announced that he attended the Tree Lighting where Councilmember Wandel was the emcee, the FUMC Community Dinner, a Greenways Program meeting, and the Mayor?s recent Facebook Live Q&A.
  • Mayor Pro Tem Sandra Lee, Place 3, announced that she attended the Mayors? Council Banquet with Mayor Johnson and Councilmember Rhodes and the Tree Lighting; and thanked City Secretary Leslie Galloway.
  • Mayor Brian Johnson announced that he was a bell ringer for the Salvation Army along with Councilmember Altom, City Manager George Campbell, Superintendent Gee, and Laurie Sanders; attended the TRTC Meeting regarding Via ridesharing; attended the Dallas Chamber?s Transport Summit; attended the 9-1-1 Emergency District Board meeting; would be serving as Chair of the CDBG Grant Proposal Committee; attended the NLC Conference in San Antonio; and recently began hosting Facebook Live Q&As.

Honors awarded …

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Mayor Johnson and Councilmember Altom honored the 2019?20 KHS LadyKats Volleyball Team with a Proclamation for their appearance in final 4 of the UIL State Tournament.
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Actions taken ??

  • Authorized City Staff and consultants to proceed with refunding, for debt service savings at a lower interest rate for the City?s outstanding Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2010.
  • Appointed Chris Pugh as Chair of the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board of Directors (TIRZ).
  • Authorized the City Manager to enter into a 1-year agreement with NetGenius for Information Technology (IT) services, at an annual cost of $119,700.
  • Adopted a new schedule of fees for licenses, inspections, permits associated with multifamily building permits, engineering plat and plan review, and construction inspection.
  • Denied a zoning request for rezoning of approximately 4 acres from ?R3? to ?R4? on property located at 962 Corry A Edwards Drive, Emerald Crest Estates, Block 1, Lot 6, 968 Corry A Edwards Drive, Emerald Crest Estates, Block 1, Lot 5R, 1022 N. Bowman Springs Road, Block 1, Lot 4R, 1028 N. Bowman Springs Road, Block 1, Lot 3R, 1034 N. Bowman Springs Road, Block 1, Lot 2R, and 1040 N. Bowman Springs Road, Block 1, Lot 1R, City of Kennedale, Tarrant County, Texas.

See full agenda with links December Agenda

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