No special election was needed in the city of Bridgeport after all.
After receiving only one filing for place 3, the city council voted to cancel the special election and declare the incumbent, Jimmy Meyers, elected.
The city had called a special election to fill the unexpired term.
Meyers was appointed to the post in August to fill a vacancy created when Kevin Lopez resigned. Although there are two years left on the term, according to local government code, the person appointed to fill the vacancy serves only until the next regular election.
IN OTHER NEWS
The council also:
- approved a .78 increase to municipal telecommunications right-of-way access line rates as calculated by the 2014 consumer price index. The rates increased to 59 cents for residential accounts, 69 cents for non-residential and $3.68 for point-to-point. Councilmember Kathy Kennedy opposed the motion, which passed 4-1.
- amended the budget to increase by $101,662 the amount allocated for the runway extension project at the city’s municipal airport.
- allowed the library to renew its Annual Report and Accreditation Application for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. As a member of TSLAC, the library receives free and low-cost consulting, education services and support for projects including literacy, English as a Second Language and automation.
- granted use of the library to Cook Children’s Health Care System to conduct four Parent Caf sessions. The sessions are designed to help parents deal with challenges they may face in raising their children.
- waived the rental fee for use of the Community Center to Head Start for group functions.
- heard an annual report from library staff.
- approved the March 18 meeting minutes.
- reviewed the March 20-April 2 payment report in the amount of $114,446.37.