Highland Village has a new fire chief. John Glover, former Deputy Chief of Operations with the City of Coppell, was sworn in on May 14.
Glover replaces Lonnie Tatum, who will be retiring on June 30. Tatum started with the city in 2001 and had previously spent over three decades as the fire chief in Nacogdoches, TX.
The city initiated a recruitment campaign in February and received 39 applications. The city council passed a resolution approving the appointment of Glover as Fire Chief at their May 8th meeting.
Glover will have until the end of June to spend in transition with Chief Tatum.
In other business, council approved a resolution awarding the bid for construction of Copperas Trail/Highland Village Road Trail Phase IIB, Marauder Lake Trail and FM 2499 Sidewalk with Cole Construction.
During the City Manager’s Report, the HVTV Update invited residents to attend the Red, White & Blue Festival which will take place on Saturday, June 2.
Morning Events at Unity Park:
7:00 a.m. 5k/1k Run Registration, sponsored by Marcus High School Cross Country & Track
8:00 a.m. Run Begins
9:00 a.m. Family Fish Out
10:30 a.m. Arbor Day Proclamation
Evening Events at Copperas Branch Park:
5:00 p.m. Gates Open
6:30 p.m. Cory Morrow
8:15 p.m. Cody Canada & The Departed
Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza
More information is available at www.highlandvillage.org
Information on the new city website and how residents can stay up to date on city news and events as well as the Highland Village Business Association Business Spotlight featuring Kumon Learning Center of Highland Village were also part of the HVTV Update.