At the April 25 meeting Highland Village City Council and staff recognized outgoing Councilmember Bill Meek for his eight years of service on the City Council.
Meek began his service to the community nearly as soon as he moved to Highland Village in 2006 when he was appointed to the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA). He served on the ZBA until 2009 when he was elected to Place 7 on the City Council. He was elected Deputy Mayor Pro Tem by his fellow Council members. Meek was actively involved in the City and represented the Council at nearly every City and regional event.
“Bill Meek has been an outstanding advocate for the City of Highland Village. I have thoroughly enjoyed serving with him and learning from him. He will be missed,” stated Mayor Charlotte Wilcox.
Council received a presentation from City Staff regarding an adjustment to the City’s utility rate structure. Several options were presented for implementing a rate increase. The City has maintained the same utility rate for water and sewer services for the last ten years. That, along with increased conservation efforts and several years of wet summers, has prompted the need for an adjustment to the rate structure. Staff will provide further information to Council at the May 9 meeting.
During the Mayor and Council reports Mayor Wilcox recognized Gracie McWilliams as Mayor for the Day. McWiliams, a student at Highland Village Elementary, assisted Mayor Wilcox throughout the Council meeting.
Police Commander Sheri Morrison conducted a swearing in ceremony for Corporal Anita Sanchez and Corporal Cory Gullo. Both were recently promoted to the position of Corporal.
Mayor Wilcox read a proclamation for Greyhound Adoption Week. The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas is celebrating its 16th birthday anniversary on Saturday, April 29, at Doubletree Ranch Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The HVTV Update informed residents of the upcoming Art Festival scheduled for Saturday, May 6, at The Shops at Highland Village, Paper Shredding Day on April 29 from 2-5 p.m., the opening celebration of Doubletree Ranch Park scheduled for Saturday, May 13, and voting for the proposed Home Rule Charter Amendments.
The City Council early work session and regular session is available on HVTV (Spectrum 16; Frontier 43) and via website streaming by searching HVTV. The meetings are also available for on-demand viewing on the city website.