The Denver City City Council met in regular session on Monday, October 21, where they addressed a very short agenda.
After the invocation by Clinton Bowman and pledges to both the United States and Texas flags by Mayor Tommy Hicks and approving the minutes from the previous meeting the Council moved into their agenda.
During the announcement portion of the meeting Councilman Clinton Bowman once again updated the Council on the Fillie volleyball team as well as the Mustang football team. He noted the Fillies finished district play undefeated and will be starting post season play on Tuesday in Idalou against Amarillo River Road, the fourth-place team from District 1. He also updated the Council on the Mustang football team. They will close out their regular season on Friday in Tornillo as the district champions. Their post season play will begin next week.
Councilman Mark Sherman also complimented all the local merchants for their part in making the annual downtown trick-or-treating a success on Saturday, October 26. He noted there were a bunch of young people going from store to store to take advantage of all the treats.
Moving into the agenda the Council unanimously approved a revised agreement with Utility Service Partners for the service line warranty program. This program covers expenses for water and sewer line laterals between the mainlines and the connection on residential private property which are owned by individual residential property owners residing in the City.
City Manager Stan David emphasized the fact that the City desires to offer Property Owners the opportunity, but not the obligation, to purchase a service plan and other similar products. Utility Service Partners Private Label, Inc. will be the administrator of the National League of Cities Service Line Warranty Program and has agreed to make the products available to Property owners.
Also, on the agenda was the sponsor levels available for the upcoming Tamale Festival that will be held December 5-7. Former EDC Executive Director David Mitchell has been instrumental in organizing this event for the third year in a row. After some discussion the Council unanimously approved a Level I sponsorship for a cost of $1500.
With there being no reason to go into Executive Session, a motion was made to the pay the regular bills that totaled $302,732.57.
Councilmembers in attendance included Joan Breith, Ronald Weir, Robert Hanneman, Clinton Bowman, Mark Sherman, and Keith Mensch along with Mayor Tommy Hicks.
The next scheduled meeting will be on Monday, November 18, starting at 7pm in the Council chambers.