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Votes canvassed, outgoing members recognized

by | Jul 1, 2015 | Latest

By Joe Reavis

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Wylie City Council finished reconstituting itself last week when a new member was seated after runoff election results were canvassed and a mayor pro team was elected.

The council met in regular session Tuesday, June 23, at City Hall.

First order of business was canvassing returns from a June 13 runoff election in which challenger Candy Arrington defeated 2-term incumbent Bennie Jones for Place 4 on the council. Arrington was sworn into office by Judge Terry Douglas and was seated for her first meeting.

To recognize Jones’ service to the city, which included six years as a council member and four years as a member of the parks and recreation board, Mayor Eric Hogue presented the outgoing council member with a granite plaque. Prior to the meeting, a reception was held in Jones’ honor.

Outgoing members of city board and commissions were thanked by the council for their service, and incoming board and commission members were sworn into office by Douglas.

To promote fitness activities this summer, the council proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation Month in Wylie.

Recognized as students who follow the Wylie Way were Riley Gildert of Draper Intermediate School and John Adams of Davis Intermediate School.

Elected mayor pro tem for another year was Keith Stephens.

Public Services Director Mike Sferra reported that he plans to submit a new grant application to Collin County seeking $900,000 to expand the Municipal Complex East Meadow Trails Project.

The project, which ties in with another section of walking trail, includes a 12-foot-wide hiking trail, pedestrian bridge connecting with Creekhollow Neighborhood, benches and trash cans, solar trail lighting and a parking lot.

Approval to replat 2.8 acres in Hooper Business Park, creating a pair of commercial lots, was approved after a public hearing in which no comments were received.

The council adjourned into executive session to discuss property located near the intersection of Country Club and Brown Street, but took no action when the session was reopened.

 

 

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