Agenda: Italy City Council Work Session, May 17, 2010

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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.

Agenda: Italy City Council Called Meeting-April 26, 2010


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.

City Council write-in candidate deadline

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.

Byers proclaimed IYAA Volunteer of the Year

Image: Byers and the Mayor — Barry Byers was announced as Volunteer of the Year for Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) by Mayor Jackson this week.

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.

Agenda: City Council Meetings October 12, 2009

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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.

Our elected officials “snuck” one in on all of us…how many more?


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.

City of Italy Budget Meeting

Image: Budget Workshop — City Council members met for over two hours going over the budget line by line.

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.

Agenda: City Council Meeting August 17, 2009

Image: Italy City Council Meeting of Agenda – August 17, 2009

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.

Agenda: City Council Meeting July 13, 2009

Image: Italy City Council Agenda – July 13, 2009 (Page 1)

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.

City hires new trash service

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.

To the Italy City Council: Shame on You

Image: Town Council — The Italy City Council: John Droll (who voted against the salary), Mark Souder, Dennis Perkins, Mayor Frank Jackson (standing), Greg Richards and Rodney Guthrie.

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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Agenda: City Council Meeting April 13, 2009

Image: Agenda Page 1 — Page 1 of the city council regular meeting schedule.

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.

Agenda: Alternative Energy, Street Repairs, General Election

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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.

Council reviews city ordinances

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.

Garcia and Trees to address council / EDC discussion planned

Image: City Council Agenda — Page 1 of the Italy City Council meeting agenda for November 10, 2008.

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.

City hires new administrator/secretary

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.

City administrator/secretary and employee pay raises

Image: City called meeting agenda — The Italy city council is holding a called meeting to address the city administrator/secretary position and employee pay raises.

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.