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Council announces board, commission vacancies

By Erika Pedroza | Published Saturday, March 23, 2013

For Runaway Bay residents looking to become more involved in their city, there are plenty of opportunities.

At its meeting Tuesday, the city council announced places on various boards and commissions that will soon expire. The organization, number of expiring terms and current placeholders are:

  • Planning and Zoning, 4 – Belinda Amerman, Dawnelle Burns, Hope Binkly, Roland Ray
  • Cemetery Association, 4 – Carol Tanksley, Jim Davis, Joyce Waynauskus, Katherine Federspiel
  • Parks and Recreation, 3 – Charles Tisdale, Becky Melton, Jackie Ishmael
  • Economic Development Corp., 4 – Mary Allen, Adam Huitt, Aline Stack, Donald Federspiel.

The posts, which are typically appointed in June, are open to any Runaway Bay resident.

“Anyone can volunteer, and we always need more,” said City Secretary Oneta Berghoefer.

Those interested can stop by City Hall to pick up an application.

For information, call Berghoefer at 940-575-47475.

OTHER BUSINESS

Also at Tuesday’s meeting, the council approved:

  • the purchase of a $6,149 Scag zero-turn, riding lawn mower for the water and sewer plants.
  • cancelling the May 11 election and declaring each candidate – Dan Ticer, Jerry St. John and Berry White – re-elected to office. The incumbents were the only ones who filed for the three at-large spots up for election.
  • disposing of surplus items including multiple bush hogs, tool boxes and wheelbarrow an air conditioner window unit, two gas pumps and various computers and monitors via scrap and trash; and a fifth-wheel hook-up, chain-link fencing, toolboxes, headache racks, sprayers, vending machines, a fire-proof filing cabinet, tiller weedeater, freezer, tire machine, snow cone machine, paddle boats, trailers, prisoner partitions, light bars and mowers via auction.
  • the minutes from its Feb. 19 meeting.

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