At the January 21st regular meeting, the 2012-2013 Audit was presented and accepted by the Town Council. A copy of the audit can be found on our website at www.townofbartonville.com.
Town Engineer, Gary Vickery, presented a five-year street maintenance plan which was unanimously approved. This plan budgets approximately $200,000 per year for road maintenance and improvements. The first year of improvements will include reconstruction of a 700-foot portion of East Jeter Road and improvements to Pecan, Brasher and Redbud.
Other important items approved at the meeting were the adoption of a Vehicle and Equipment Replacement Policy and the disposal of the 2008 Ford Expedition. In the future this policy will be used as a guide for the replacement and disposal of town vehicles.
The Bartonville Town Council unanimously appointed Stacey Almond as the Town Administrator. Ms. Almond has been serving as the Interim Town Administrator since July. She holds a master’s degree in public administration and has been with the Town since October 2012.
Town Secretary Tammy Dixon reported the Town will conduct two elections, possibly three on May 10, 2014.
• General Election – for the purpose of electing a Mayor and two aldermen, Councilmembers Places 2 and 4. The first day to file for a place on the ballot was January 29, 2014, and the last day to file is February 28, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Candidate packets are available at Town Hall.
• Special Election – for the purpose of submitting to the voters, a ballot proposition to reauthorize the imposition of a local sale and use tax in the Town of Bartonville at the rate of one-fourth of one percent to provide revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets.
• Local Option Election – the Town received an application from Annette Doody, owner of Savory Bistro, for a local option election to legalize the sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certificate holders only. Petitions were issued and if the number of qualified signatures is gathered within the required parameters the Town will be required to call a local option election.
Public Forum – Bartonville Police Department
The Bartonville Town Council will conduct a public forum on Tuesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 2200 E. Jeter Rd. to discuss the size, operations, and level of service provided by the Bartonville Police Department.
This is an opportunity to learn how the Police Department operates and to voice your opinion. The Town Council would like to know what the community expects from its police department and what individuals would like to see more of.
Chief Howell, along with your elected officials, will be available for your questions, comments, or suggestions.
In an effort to respond appropriately to questions, we are requesting residents submit questions in advance of the Public Forum. Questions may be submitted in one of the following formats:
• Email – firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Police Public Forum”
• Regular Mail – Town of Bartonville, Attn: Police Public Forum, 1941 E. Jeter Road, Bartonville, Texas; or
• Left at Town Hall in the “Public Forum Question Box”
During the forum we will make every attempt to answer as many of the questions as possible.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Town Staff:
Town Administrator, Stacey Almond – email@example.com
Town Secretary, Tammy Dixon – firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief Howell – email@example.com