Council members fill three vacant positions, canvas election returns

After running short handed for a while, Teague City Council members filled three empty positions after conducting employment interviews while meeting in executive session Monday evening, May 15th during their regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall.

Joining the city?s staff will be Sara Timberlake-Trevino as Bookkeeper, Robert Garcia as Public Works Employee, and Albert Jones as Assistant Public Works Director. All three were hired with a 90-day to 6-month probation period.

Council members discussed one other item while in executive session, the Old City Hall building located at 521 Main Street. The city recently tried to sell the building to the highest bidder, but no bids were received by the April 28th deadline. Upon reopening the meeting to the public, Council members approved a motion directing City Administrator Theresa Prasil to board up the window and paint them white to improve the appearance of the building.

Council members presented and approved a proclamation declaring the week of May 14th ? May 20th as National Police Week. Members of the Teague PD were present for the reading of the proclamation by Mayor Pro-Tem Ron Rasbeary, who was filling in for the absence of Mayor Earnest Pack.

Council members canvassed the election returns from the May 6th city election for Places 2, 4 and 5 on the board. Councilman Ron Rasbeary, Councilman Chris Nickleberry and Councilwoman Marilyn Michaud were given the oath of office by City Administrator Theresa Prasil.

Council members approved and signed a service agreement approving Bureau Veritas North America, Inc. to perform building inspections as a contractor for the City of Teague.

Council members approved appropriating $13,500 from the fund reserve to pay for repairs to the Teague Public Library?s windows, entryway floor, front door and outside wall. Hired to perform the work was Chad Williams of Teague.

Council members tabled the reconsideration of a motion to reorganize the board and appoint a mayor pro-tem until a special meeting can be held.

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