The Denver City City Council met in regular session on Monday, Dec 16, where they addressed a very short agenda.
After the invocation by Keith Mensch and pledges to both the United States and Texas flags led by Mayor Tommy Hicks and approving the minutes from the previous meeting the Council moved into their agenda.
Several announcements were made including the huge success of the Tamale Festival held last weekend. City Manager Stan David read a letter from coordinator David Mitchell thanking the City Council for their sponsorship. Police Chief David Hennigan relayed to the Council the gratitude his staff had for the proposed building of the new police department. The new facility will be built just to the north of City Hall where the former D-Mac building is located.
David also reminded the Council of their invitation to the Denver City Volunteer Fire Department annual Christmas party that will be held on Saturday, December 21 at the Community Building. Councilman Mark Sherman announced that he will be retiring as a volunteer fireman with the Fire Department after 25 years of service.
There were only two items on the agenda including the consideration of the holiday schedule for 2020. The Holidays will include New Year’s Day on Wednesday, January 1, Good Friday on Friday, April 10, Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, Independence Day on Friday, July 3, Labor Day on Monday, September 7, Thanksgiving on Thursday/Friday, November 26 and 27, Christmas on Thursday/Friday, December 24 and 25, and one floating holiday of the employee’s choice. The Council unanimously approved the holiday schedule.
The other item on the agenda was dealing with a request from Echo Wireless to install a tower for wireless service. The proposed location was behind the office of Peevy Oilfield Service. David said details were still being addressed and he would be putting this item back on the January 6 agenda.
With there being no reason to go into Executive Session, a motion was made to the pay the regular bills that totaled $122,656.57 and Manuel Checks of $53,427.50 which included $21,251.66 for a natural gas transfer for October.
Councilmembers in attendance included Joan Breith, Ronald Weir, Clinton Bowman, Mark Sherman, and Keith Mensch along with Mayor Tommy Hicks. Councilman Robert Hanneman was not in attendance.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, January 6, in the Council chambers starting at 7pm.