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The following was information gathered from the minutes of the July 16, 2019 City Council meeting.? {{more: continue …}}
  • Jeff Nevarez (citizen) had several announcements

    – the Kennedale Rotary Club which normally meets each Tuesday?s at Gary?s Tacos

    located in TownCenter at noon, will meet

    the last Tuesday of each month in the evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Tipsy Turtle

    located at 324 W Kennedale Parkway Kennedale, Texas 76060; vendors and sponsor spots are still available

    for the annual Rotary Chili Cook-Off that is set for Saturday, November 2; and

    Rotary membership was growing, all were welcomed. Kennedale

    Rotary Club?

  • Sarah Johnson (citizen) spoke on behalf of the

    Senior Outreach ? Kennedale. She spoke of upcoming meetings, a donation of

    paint to the Kennedale Senior Citizen Center and a partnership between the

    Arlington YMCA and the Senior Center for a swim class. About

    Senior Outreach

  • Tanya Ehler (visitor) spoke behalf of the Boy Scout Tejas District Day Camp, thanking the City for the use of Sonora Park in June and the Kennedale Police for their assistance in handling a case of vandalism that had occurred overnight at the event.
  • Local students were selected to the 2019-20 the City of Kennedale Youth Advisory Council (YAC): Returners ? Allen Constantino, Kayla Guevara, Quincy Martin, Allie Murphy, Riya Patel, and Ryan Roller.?

New members ? Libby Beck, Ella Beene, Amaya Constantino, Amber Guo, Bri Hull, Grant McConnell, Julia McHugh, Luc Ngo, Jaiden Patel, Michelle Pham, Preston Roller, Christian Rockin, Lillian Rychlik and Luciane Williams. Find out more City of Kennedale Youth Advisory Council?

  • Council Appointments:?
Kenneth Michels to theKennedale Parks

and Recreation Board,?

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April Coltharp and Linda Rhodes to theTownCenter

Development District?(TDD),?

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approved Chris Pugh and Chad Wandel to the TIRZ

– Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board .?

  • The City will be upgrading the audio-visual equipment in Council Chamber. The upgrade will include large monitors for presentations, improved sound system, the technology to film future meetings with live streaming and electronic voting which will show votes by council members as they are cast. Cost of the upgrade by low bid was $49,964.?
  • A new food and entertainment venue will open at 1375 Gillman Road after the Kennedale City Council approved a zoning variance which will allow the selling of alcoholic beverages. The owner compared the operation similar to Red?s Roadhouse. Gillman Road can be accessed from Kennedale Parkway near Towers or from I-20 Service Road East between B287 and North Bowman Springs Road.

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