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By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun—
WELLINGTON — City Manager Jon Sessions reported to the council that city employees are busy completing the inside of the new concession stand and restrooms at the baseball park to be ready for February.
“Then we will move back to finishing the restrooms and lights for the walking trail at Powell Park,” he said. “And we are busy planting trees and fixing water leaks.”
The council met Monday, Jan. 4 and approved the Nov. 2, 2020 meeting minutes. The council did not meet Dec. 7 due to lack of a quorum.
In the Jan. 4 meeting, the council authorized Sessions to enter into an Interlocal Government Agreement with Panhandle Regional Planning Commission providing PRPC with long-term, no cost access to city property for the construction of a new Panhandle Regional Interoperable Communication System (PANCOM) Tower.
Sessions explained that the towers provide communication for fire services, law enforcement and medical services across the Panhandle.
“It’s a community-wide proposal that provides emergency radio service and serves two to three counties,” Sessions said. “The proposal is to tear down the existing tower and build a new one.”
During the meeting, Mayor J.D. Hamby called the City of Wellington General Election to be held May 1. The council approved the quarterly investment report ending Dec. 31, 2020 and approved the bills.
The council voted to authorize Mayor Hamby to execute the necessary documents transferring entity owned surplus property at 101 West Ave. to adjacent property owner Israel Luna. Ed Campbell submitted a mobile home permit application for 1100 Ennis St. which the council approved.
Councilmen Jim Cantu, Jr., Brent Martin, Brandon Ward and Kenneth Warren were also present along with Sherrie Dunlap, city secretary and Bev Odom, Wellington editor of The Red River Sun.