Mineral Wells Area News

City Schedules Two Important Meetings; Community Encouraged to Participate

City Schedules Two Important Meetings; Community Encouraged to Participate
August 23
22:50 2022

By Amy Bearden

City Manager Dean Sullivan has been officially at the helm of Mineral Wells since March and has not wasted anytime digging into the really tough topics facing the community. He wants the public in on the conversations and has scheduled two upcoming joint public meetings. One meeting will be with county officials and the other with the water district board.

City Manager Dean Sullivan Schedules Public Meetings with County officials and Water Board Directors

Sullivan would like for the public to understand where the city stands on many important issues and feels the community needs to know more about challenges the city faces.

“These meetings are an attempt to continue to keep an open dialogue between the city, the county and the water board to allow for more transparency to the community to help move us forward,” said Sullivan.

The City Manager has scheduled two different meetings between the City Council and the County Commissioner’s as well as one between the Board of Directors of the Palo Pinto County Municipal Water District Board and the City Council. These events are open to the public with an opportunity to make comments on agenda items.

The first meeting to take place is between the City Council and the Water District Board on August 25 at 4pm to discuss the status of the Turkey Peak Reservoir project that has been planned for decades.

The meeting will be held inside of the Board Room at Link Field Services at 4518 Highway 180. The public is encouraged to attend and allowed to comment on agenda items. Turkey Peak Reservoir is supposed to alleviate water supply issues and the stress of ailing water infrastructure affecting the county.

The second meeting held by the city is on September 1 at 4pm in the AMR facility’s training room located at 525 Tradeway Drive in Mineral Wells. This meeting will allow the City Council and the Palo Pinto County Commissioner’s to discuss the 5-year plan for joint road repairs in Mineral Wells. Other topics such as economic development plans and projects, the local airport and the Emergency Services District will be discussed among the council and the commissioner’s.

Both meetings are open to the public but will also be live streamed on Mineral Wells Area News website as well as on our social media platforms including Facebook and You Tube.

The agendas can be found on the city website and the public should know there are procedures to follow if you want to make any comments at the meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENT PROCEDURES:


This is an opportunity for the public to address the City Council and/or the Palo Pinto County Municipal Water District #1 Board of Directors regarding an item on the agenda, except public hearings that are included on the agenda. Comments related to public hearings will be heard when the specific hearing begins. Public comments are limited to three (3) minutes per speaker, unless the speaker requires the assistance of a translator, in which case the speaker is limited to six (6) minutes, in accordance with applicable law. To address the City Council and/or the Palo Pinto County Municipal Water District #1 Board of Directors , each speaker who is present at the site must complete a Speaker Form and provide it to the City Clerk prior to the start of the meeting. Each speaker shall approach the designated speaker location and state his/her name and city of residence before speaking. Speakers shall address the City Council and/or the Palo Pinto County Municipal Water District #1 Board of Directors with civility that is conducive to appropriate public discussion. Speakers can address only the City Council and/or the Palo Pinto County Municipal Water District #1 Board of Directors and not individual city officials or employees. The public cannot speak from the gallery but only from the designated speaker location.


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