Highland Village council fills open positions

Highland Village council members filled several open positions on city council and the city’s community development corporation at their June 10 meeting.

Council appointed Planning and Zoning Commission Vice-Chair Michael Lombardo to fill Place 3 which was vacated when council appointed Charlotte Wilcox to fill the unexpired term of Mayor (Place 1).

Lombardo and Wilcox were appointed to fill the two unexpired terms until May 2015. The city will hold a special election in May 2015 for Place 1 along with the regular election for Places 3, 5 and 7.

Councilmember Michelle Schwolert was elected Mayor Pro-Tem which was previously held by Wilcox. The council also appointed Mayor Wilcox and Councilmember Fred Busche to the Highland Village Community Development Corporation to fill the city representative vacancies for unexpired terms.

In other board action, an amendment to the stormwater management portion of the utilities codes of ordinances was approved at the meeting.

The amendment establishes a regulatory mechanism to prohibit and eliminate illicit discharges to the city’s municipal stormwater drainage system.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Small MS4 General Permit and federal laws require the city to establish regulations prohibiting and eliminating illicit discharges to the stormwater drainage system.

The city has developed a Storm Water Management Program to protect life and property, preserve the natural beauty of the community, maintain and improve the quality of surface water within the city, promote public awareness of the hazards involved in the improper disposal of hazardous substances and to encourage recycling of these substances which enables the city to comply with federal and state laws and regulations.

The second and final read of this ordinance will be considered at the June 27 meeting.

The HVTV Update informed residents of the Parks and Recreation Kids Kamp summer program, the benefit of riding the DCTA A-train system to avoid the construction traffic along I-35E and Fire Chief John Glover shared tips to stay safe around the pool this summer.

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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