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Several speakers address the Kennedale City Council in the regular session of the council on March 19, 2019. In addition there were verbal reports and updates from individual council members, staff and the mayor a reported in the minutes of the meeting and presented to the council in April. {{more: continue …}}

Visitor/Citizens Forum?March 19, 2109 …?

  • Erin Jackson, citizen, requested that Council consider her request for reimbursement for the clean-up necessary after sewage backed-up into her residence. City Manager George Campbell stated that this consideration could be added to an upcoming Executive Session for consultation with the City Attorney.
  • Ed White, businessman from Mansfield and a flooring installer hired by Ms. Jackson, offered his support of Ms. Jackson?s request and described some of the resulting damage to her home and the work that might be required.
  • John Hivale, citizen, praised the increased transparency under the current City Council, stated his hope that it would continue, and urged the community to be involved.
  • Laurie Middleton Sanders, citizen, invited the community to the Mayor?s History Lecture, the KKB Don?t Mess With Texas Clean-Up, and the KKB Spring Planting Kick-Off.

Council/Staff/Mayor Updates March 19, 2019?

  • LINDA RHODES, PLACE 4, stated that she felt the Senior Citizen?s bus should have a lift, thanked Fire Chief James Brown for the AED [automated external defibrillator] that was being installed at the Senior Center, announced that she attended the UIB meeting, and that she attended a portable rodeo event that she would like the City to consider hosting.
  • MAYOR PRO TEM SANDRA LEE, PLACE 3, stated that she, Mayor Johnson, and City Manager George Campbell met with several legislators during trips to Austin and Washington D.C.
  • CHRIS PUGH, PLACE 2, stated that he attended the Senior Outreach where several entities were represented, noting that Mayor Johnson was spearheading an effort to have Kennedale chosen as a satellite site for a JPS health center.
  • ROCKIE GILLEY, PLACE 1, stated that he had met with individuals who are working to reform property taxes in Texas through the proposal of elected appraisal district representatives and property tax caps among other efforts.
  • City Manager George Campbell stated that he attended Tarrant County Days at the State Capitol and the NLC Conference in Washington D.C. with Mayor Johnson and Mayor Pro Tem [Sandra] Lee where they met with legislators and other local elected and appointed officials regarding proposed bills that had the potential to affect local government. He reminded the City Council of the upcoming Employee Awards Banquet on Friday, March 22.
  • MAYOR BRIAN JOHNSON?stated that he discussed the potential for a county satellite healthcare location during the Senior Outreach meeting; that he attended the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition Board meeting; that he discussed mental health issues with State Representatives Bill Zedler and Beverly Powell; that he met with Tarrant County Precinct 2 Commissioner Devan Allen; that he plans to meet with County Judge Glen Whitley; that he and Mayor Pro Tem [Sandra] Lee met with U.S. Congressman Ron Wright regarding truancy grants; that he attended a Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition (TRTC) meeting where drones, national infrastructure, and at-grade railroad crossings were discussed; that he met with the Water Committee where aging infrastructure was discussed; that he and Mayor Pro Tem Lee and Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter met with One Safe Place to discuss laws regarding domestic violence involving children; and that he plans to attend several upcoming events including his role in the Theater in the Park production of ?Seussical? in April.
  • Mayor Johnson then proclaimed Saturday, May 18, 2019 ?Kids to Parks Day

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