Italy City Council takes no action regarding mayor and council compensation

In a called meeting on August 12, 2016, the Italy City Council after much discussion took no action regarding City Council and Mayor compensation. Council member Henry Wortman requested this be placed on the agenda. He said that in 2009 the council had been seen in a bad light by the media when the council gave themselves and the mayor a raise. He said he felt the Mayor and Council deserved to be compensated for the job they were doing. He suggested the council reinstate this by compensation to the mayor and council members.

Italy City Council approves bid for HRA Grant


The Italy City Council met in regular session on Monday night. After approving council minutes, bills to be paid and earned compensatory time, they discussed a water meter variance request by Josh Trees for the little domes at 772 S. Hwy 77. At present the three domes are on one water meter. The city was requiring Trees to add two meters at a cost of $1,500 each.

It is for you to decide

My mama taught me many things as I was growing up. Several of her lessons I learned the hard way via a plum tree switch or her hand. Others she drove home in other ways via things like grounding. Needless to say she was strict.

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City council approves agreement with Love’s Truck Stop

In their regular meeting Monday night, the Italy City Council approved a resolution authorizing an agreement between the City of Italy and Love’s Truck Stop. The agreement states the city will provide Fire Suppression and Sewer Service for the 16.79 acre Love’s Truck Stop planned on the corner of Hwy 34 and Interstate 35 E. South Ellis County Rural Water Corp. will furnish the water to the new business. The city discussed charging Love’s a maintenance fee for fire protection.

Agenda: Italy City Council Meeting—Monday, October 13, 2014

Image: Proclamation Reception

The Italy City Council will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, October 13, 2014. Meeting time is slated for 6:30. Just prior to this meeting , there will be a Proclamation Reception announcing the IYAA Volunteer of the Year. This reception is scheduled for 6:00pm. Both the reception and meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers at 105 West Main Street, Italy.

Italy City Council approves budget

On Thursday night, the Italy City Council met in a called meeting to approve the 2014-2015 budget. City administrator, Teri Murdock, explained the proposed budget reflected the future changes as a result of the recent vote to do away with mayor and council salaries.