Council tackles housekeeping items

By David Kapitan

Staff Writer


The Wills Point City Council powered through its June agenda Tuesday, June 9, tackling several annual housekeeping items and greenlighting the next steps of several key projects within the city.

Business opened with Wills Point Police Department Chief Kirk King presenting Kyle Wilcoxson and Wilco with a plaque of appreciation for their help in the purchase, manufacturing and installation of equipment for the city’s K-9 unit.

The council also held a public hearing on renewing the city’s curfew ordinance for minors and approved the measure a short time later.

The city’s curfew ordinance, which applies to anyone not meeting certain exceptions, runs from “11 p.m. on any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday until 6 a.m. on the following day and 12:01 a.m. on any Saturday or Sunday until 6 a.m. on that day.”

Councilmen also heard a brief update on the work needed to fix lingering drainage issues on the Juanita Street project.

The item was discussed briefly last month, with councilman requesting to get more information on the project

During the council meeting, after reviewing engineering information, council members unanimously approved putting the project out for bids.

The long running negotiations between the city and Union Pacific regarding the reinstallation of the Ash Lane crossing that was damaged more than two years ago in an accident between a train and stalled tractor-trailer entered another phase. Council members unanimously approved a resolution that stated, “Covering the reconstruction, maintenance, and use of an at-grade public road crossing.”

After a brief presentation by interim City Manager Pam Pearson, council members also unanimously approved a request from Oncor Electric Delivery Company to allow the company to rebuild one of its substations. 


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