There will be a regular meeting of the Italy City Council today, June 14, 2010 at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building, 105 Main Street. The meeting is open to the public.
The Italy City Council will have a special meeting on Tuesday, May 25th at 8:00am. The purpose of this meeting is to travel to Haskell, Texas to visit a Detention Facility. In a recent City Council meeting a detention facility was proposed for Italy.
Monday evening at 6:30 pm the Italy City Council met to have a work session regarding a commercial development proposal with the City of Italy. All council members were present.
On Monday, May 17, 2010, the Italy City Council will have a work session. This meeting will be held at the Italy City Hall Council Chambers at 105 Main Street. The agenda reads that there will be a discussion with Kent Bratcher, Gary McKibben and Mr. Parkey regarding a commercial development proposal with the City of Italy. The will begin at 6:30pm and is open to the public.
Curfews and scholarships were the topics of conversation at the monthly meeting of the Italy City Council Monday evening.
The Italy City Council hired Scott Perry as the new public works director at a called council meeting Monday evening.
There will be a called meeting of the Italy City Council on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building, 105 Main Street. Interviews of candidates for public works position is the lone agenda item for the meeting. The meeting is open to the public.
The Italy City Council approved a zoning ordinance amendment and accepted the resignation of its public works director at its monthly meeting held Monday evening.
The Italy City Council met Monday evening to discuss three items facing the city.
There will be a called meeting of the Italy City Council on Monday, March 29, 2010 at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building, 105 Main Street. The meeting is open to the public.
The deadline for inclusion on the Italy City Council election ballot has passed as of yesterday, March 8 at 5:00pm. With three places up for election there were two incumbents that completed their application leaving one seat vacant. Those wishing to have their name as a write-in candidate for the Italy City Council can sign up at Italy City Hall through March 15, 5:00pm.
The construction of the bridge on Couch Street was a hot topic of conversation at the monthly meeting of the Italy City Council Monday evening.
The Italy City Council denied a request by Keith Helms and Jessie Tovar regarding the closing of a 30-foot street easement between 505 and 501 Waco Street and 145 Derrs Chapel Road at its monthly meeting held Monday evening.
There will be a regular meeting of the Italy City Council today, February 15, 2010 at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building, 105 Main Street. The meeting is open to the public.
Two citizens – Judi Rowe and Joan Grabowski — addressed the city council Monday evening at its monthly meeting held in council chambers.
The Italy City Council is contemplating the possibility of closing Simms Street between US 77 and Main Street until the bridge on Couch Street is completed.
The Italy City Council authorized the use of its hotel tax revenue at its monthly meeting held Monday evening.
October 14, 2009 has been declared by the mayor of Italy to be Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) Day. Mayor Frank Jackson also presented the first Volunteer of Year Award for IYAA to local parent, Barry Byers, on Monday night in a special session before the regular council meeting.
The Italy City Council approved an ordinance Monday evening changing the school speed limit to 20 mph between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. when school is in session.
The Italy City Council will have two meetings on Monday, October 12. The regular meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall beginning at 6:30. In addition to their monthly meeting the Council will have a short Proclamation Reception at 6:00 pm. During this reception the Council will honor the IYAA Volunteer of the Year.
The Italy City Council had a packed agenda Monday evening at its final regular meeting of the budget year. Prior to agenda items, the council heard two complaints from citizens.
What a surprise, what a big surprise to get this letter from Joe Grubbs, county attorney. It turns out the way I read it, any municipality can enact illegal annexations or probably anything else within the city and if it is kept quiet and no action is filed against it within two years; it is automatically beyond any action. In other words, the illegal annexations that were carried out by the City of Italy are now legal.
Monday evening at 6:30 pm the city council met to go over the proposed budget for the City of Italy. Mayor Frank Jackson, Mayor Pro Tem Rodney Guthrie, Dennis Perkins Jr, Greg Richards, Mark Souder Sr. and John Droll were all present.
The Italy City Council will meet tonight, August 17, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 105 Main Street, Italy, Texas. During the regular session of this meeting it is slated that the council will discuss and consider necessary action regarding water system improvements and final payment to TTG Utilities, L.P. Immediately following the regular session there will be a Budget Work Session for the 2009-2010 budget.
The Italy City Council accepted an offer from the Economic Development Corporation for June, July and August at its monthly meeting Monday evening. At a recent meeting, the EDC voted to give $1,000 per month for three months to the city for the reimbursement for supplies and support staff from the city.
The Italy City Council will have a meeting on Monday, July 13. Along with departmental reports, agenda items include discussion and possible action regarding the addition of a stop sign at the corner of Ward Street and Seay Road and two Economic Development Corporation (EDC) items regarding a contract with the Miracle Development Corporation and reimbursement for administrative duties for the EDC. Also, during closed session, the Board will deliberate necessary action regarding compensation to the City Secretary/Administrator for services provided to the EDC.
To Rodney Guthrie, Greg Richards, Dennis Perkins, Jr., Mark Souder, Sr. and John Droll:
Mayor Frank Jackson isn’t just the best paid mayor in Ellis County, his salary is 34 percent more than the combined compensation of nine nearby mayors. It’s 3 times higher than the Waxahachie Mayor and 65 times higher than the Ennis Mayor.
Everyone in the city is going to get a new roll away trash can for trash disposal, with the new DCI trash contract that the city decided on last night. The council also discussed the art class painting a mural on the old train trestle concrete, the building codes and permits, budget adjustments for sanitation contract, and action regarding the Substandard Building Ordinance.
On Monday, the Italy City Council turned the Mayor’s job into a paid position. This is not just unwise, it’s probably illegal and certainly unethical. It undermines the trust of the community and makes everyone feel that the good old boy system is alive and well in Italy, Texas.
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The Italy City Council will have a called meeting on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Some of the agenda items include city sanitation contracts, a Substandard Building Ordinance and painting the old train trestle concrete.
The Italy City Council voted Monday evening to pass an ordinance providing a salary for the mayor. The council approved the ordinance at their monthly meeting held in council chambers.
The City Council will be meeting Monday, April 13th at 6:30 p.m. with a full agenda. They will be covering building permits, bids for sanitation services, updating the building codes, leasing the water tower to Skybeam, action on the pet ordinance, application for the Cops Grant for the police department, review the audit report, review of the Substandard Building Ordinance, evaluation of the city secretary, and the Mayor’s salary.
The Italy City Council reinstated the Italy Park Board Monday evening at its monthly meeting held in council chambers. The council filled other vacancies on the Economic Development Board and the Planning and Zoning Board.
This months regular city council meeting will be held, Monday, March 9th at 6:30 p.m. Here are some of the items on the agenda:
During this month’s regular City Council meeting, tonight at 6:30 p.m., the council will begin the meeting with an alternative energy solutions presentation. The upcoming general election (election of Mayor and three Council Seats) details will be discussed as well as requests for traffic signs and street repairs, some of which had been tabled from previous meetings.
The City Council meeting had many items on it’s agenda. It included rezoning, street repairs and hiring for the Public Works Director vacancy.
The City Council will discuss and consider the re-zoning of the old nursing home. As previously reported the Italy City Council tabled the final approval of this proposed zoning request during its January monthly meeting.
The Italy City Council tabled the final approval of a proposed zoning request at 101 Dunlap Street at its monthly meeting Monday.
A zoning hearing regarding the old nursing home on Highway 77 is scheduled before the Italy City Council’s regular meeting Monday night. Then following the hearing the council will consider ratifying the decision of the planning and zoning commission.
In a recent discussion, Italy Mayor Frank Jackson is asked if he could set the record straight on the Chris Metz firing.
The Italy City Council adopted and updated four ordinances at its monthly meeting held Monday evening in council chambers. The ordinances ranged from water deposit rates, to grease traps, police reserves and garage sales
The Italy City Council will consider action on the city water rates and deposits during tonight’s regular city council meeting. The agenda is light on what they are considering doing to the rates, just that they plan to discuss it. Other agenda items include:
City of Italy Court Clerk Susan Delephimne has been placed on paid administrative leave during an investigation by the Texas Rangers, according to Mayor Frank Jackson.
The Italy City Council met for a called meeting Tuesday evening to discuss various ordinances. These include the water ordinance, grease trap for restaurants ordinance, the vicious animal ordinance, the peddlers and street vendor ordinance, alarm system ordinance, and others.
The Italy City Council extended the contract for its interim public works director for 90 days with a review to follow at the end of that period. Council members approved the motion unanimously following a lengthy executive session held during a council meeting Monday evening.
A straightforward Italy City Council meeting is expected for tonight. The city council’s regular meeting will include a presentation by Albert Garcia and Josh Trees, a request by Javier Gonzalez to abandon a street going through his property, action on water line grant project, action regarding the economic development board, purchase orders, and an ordinance workshop.
In a called meeting Monday night, the Italy City Council met in executive session for over an hour to discuss employee pay raises, interview a candidate for the City Administrator/Secretary position and discuss filling the position.
Tonight Italy’s city council will hold a called meeting to review résumés, interview candidates and possibly take “necessary action” regarding the position of city administrator/secretary. The council also plans to act on employee pay raises. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers of the Italy Municipal building at 105 Main Street. All are welcome to attend.
The Italy City Council honored the Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) at a special meeting called Monday evening.