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Decatur City Council to install new member, make appointments

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Decatur City Council will meet early Monday afternoon – both in time and date, as the 4:30 meeting is a week ahead of the council’s usual meeting date due to the Memorial Day holiday.

After presenting a proclamation in support of the Decatur Public Library’s summer reading program, the council will make a presentation to outgoing place 1 councilmember Dana Clinesmith, who did not seek re-election this year, and swear in her successor, Dr. Carmelina Holloway, who was the only candidate for the position.

Incumbents Mayor Martin Woodruff, place 3 councilmember Cary Bohn and place 5 councilmember Jay Davidson will also be sworn in, after which the council will appoint a mayor pro tem, deputy mayor pro tem, name a representative to the North Central Texas Council of Governments and select an airport liaison.

Other appointments abound on the 4:30 agenda, which concludes with a joint session with the Planning & Zoning Commission. In that meeting, the council is expected to give staff direction regarding amending the city’s Comprehensive Plan to include a new land use category (mixed use) and designating the N. U.S. 81-287 Business between Mulberry and the city limits, as a mixed land use corridor.

Appointments are due for the Decatur Housing Authority board, the Economic Development Corp. board, the Main Street advisory board and the Civic Center advisory board, as well as the library, park and cemetery boards.

The council will also get an update from Police Chief Rex Hoskins regarding the city’s emergency notification systems.

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