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Catching up with the Council ? November

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Some of the news from the Kennedale City Council in November included appointments and updates from council members and from local citizens.? Check it all out with a link to full agenda at end of this article. Videos of recent meetings is also avaialable on this page and on the city’s webpages.?{{more: continue …}}
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City Appointments …
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The City Council approved the following appointments to the Utility and Infrastructure Board (UIB) – Austin Degenhart, Place 1; Martha Dibella, Place 2; Jeff Nevarez, Place 3; Kenneth Michels, Place 4; Darold Tippey, Place 5; Andrew Schaffer, Place 6; and Jeff Gregory, Place 7, alternate members: David Green, Place 8; and Johnny Trevino, Place 9.
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Heard at the meeting …?
  • Richard Weber, visitor, requested that staff research whether the October 3, 2018 Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission agenda was posted 72 hours before the meeting.
  • John Hivale, local citizen, spoke regarding the City Manager?s evaluation, agenda items F.4. and F.5., and a public hearing.
  • Phil Wallace, local citizen, spoke about recent Park Board considerations relating to the local baseball programs and fields.?
Updates from the City Council …
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  • Josh Altom, Place 1, announced that he attended the Parks Board meeting, a Greenways Project meeting, and an event at James A. Arthur Intermediate; and he thanked Fire Chief James Brown for his work on the literacy program.?
  • Chris Pugh, Place 2, announced that he and his wife attended and helped sponsor the Community Dinner at First United Methodist Church (FUMC) and that he attended the Community Health Fair.?
  • Mayor Pro Tem Sandra Lee, Place 3, recognized Tarrant County Commissioner Devan Allen and Precinct Administrator Jay Jackson (both in attendance) for their responsiveness to Kennedale and a recent toiletry drive benefitting TCC students; she announced that she attended the Health Fair and Moms Demand Action; and announced her candidacy for Constable of Precinct 7.?
  • Linda Rhodes, Place 4, announced that she attended the one-year celebration for Senior Outreach along with Mayor Pro Tem Lee, but was unable to attend the Community Health Fair due to a ladies? tea at her church where food was collected for the FUMC Food Pantry.
  • Chad Wandel, Place 5, announced that he attended the FUMC Community Dinner along with Councilmember Pugh and encouraged attendance.
  • Mayor Brian Johnson announced that he attended the Community Health Fair, that his term as chair of TRTC had ended, and that he would be emceeing the Mayors? Council Dinner.?
In other action …??

There also were discussions on the Safe Routes to

School Programs, regulations on farmer?s markets, separate banking account for

the Economic Development Corporation (EDIC), the Greenways Project and the

National Parks Service and an update on the customer utilities billing service Fathom.?

All action items were approved see full agenda at November 19, 2019 Council Agenda

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