Highland Village names mayor

In the wake of last week’s sudden resignation of Mayor Pat Davis, the Highland Village City Council on Tuesday appointed Place 3 Councilmember Charlotte Wilcox to fill the unexpired term of mayor until May 2015.

“It really is an honor to be able to serve as mayor and I am looking forward to it,” said Wilcox.

Wilcox has been on city council since 2009.

Council members are currently considering the appointment of a citizen to fill Wilcox’s Place 3 seat for the duration of her term, which is May 2015.

“We’ll look at our boards and commissions first and talk to them and see if there is anybody interested,” Wilcox said.

The city will hold a special election in May 2015 for the mayor’s seat along with the regular election for Places 3, 5 and 7.

In other business, council approved a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Atlas Utility Supply Company for the meter automation project. The project replaces the current automatic meter reading system which is failing and the company has declared bankruptcy.

The Atlas Utility Supply Company solution provides the city an automated reader system by Badger Meter Inc. who is a well-known, industry leader in water metering solutions, according to city officials.

Council also approved the first of two reads of an ordinance amending the sign regulations for the Marketplace Planned Development District, specifically for the Whole Foods in the Shops at Highland Village. The amendment, requested by the applicant, allows the placement of the wall signs on the roof of the structure.

The HVTV Update, hosted by Timi Grogan and her co-host Wennie Grogan, informed residents of the June 5 Highland Village Business Association Community Coffee, Celebrate Highland Village to be held on June 7, the last Movies in the Park scheduled for Friday, May 30, the Parks and Recreation Kids Kamp summer program and the Highland Village Police Department’s Open Garage Door Program.

The City Council early work session is now available on HVTV (Time Warner 15; Verizon 43) and via the website streaming by clicking HVTV. The meetings are also available for on-demand viewing on the city website.

Source: City of Highland Village

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