Marble Falls City Council

Fri
20
May

Council welcomes new member, focuses on MFPD stats

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER
City Secretary Christina McDonald, left, administers the oath of office at the Tuesday, May 17, meeting of the Marble Falls City Council to, from left, Place 3 incumbent Reed Norman, new Place 1 member Craig Magerkurth and to Richard Westerman, assuming a full term in Place 5.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Craig Magerkurth, a new Place 1 member of the Marble Falls City Council, joined two incumbents in taking the oath of office Tuesday, May 17.

Magerkurth, Reed Norman in Place 3 and Richard Westerman in Place 5 drew no opponents this year, eliminating the need for a May 7 city election.

Jane Marie Hurst was re-elected as mayor pro tem by fellow council members after City Secretary Christina McDonald will administered the oaths.

Fri
08
Apr

Marble Falls City Council approves home move, budget amendment

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER
Built in 1904, the former and believed first parsonage for First Baptist Church of Marble Falls, is passing its final days at 911 7th Street. The city council on Tuesday, april 5, approved a variance of city rules against moving structures more than five years old to allow the new owner, Randy Rudman, to move the historic building to 604 Avenue F. It now will occupy the same street as the former parsonage of the late Rev. Max Copeland and his wife Glenna, 902 Avenue F.

Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Marble Falls City Council on Tuesday, April 5, attended to a wide-ranging agenda that included the first reading of its annual budget amendment, a contract for a Comprehensive Park Plan and approval to move the historic first parsonage of First Baptist Church from the west side of US 281 to the east side.

Fri
08
Apr

Final public forum on city plan set for Tuesday

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

 

Citizens have one more chance on Tuesday, April 12, to review the work on a Comprehensive Plan Update for the City of Marble Falls.

An open house is set for 6 p.m. at Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive.

Wed
02
Mar

City of Marble Falls hears from citizens, gets solid audit report

Jeff Ford of Ford & Crew True Value (left) and Bernie Sachs of Mustang Lube (right) tell the Marble Falls City Council members that any closure of Avenue N would be a hardship.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Marble Falls City Council on Tuesday night, March 1, received a solid report from Pattillo, Brown & Hill, the company that audited city finances for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2015.

"We are very glad to havereceived an unqualified opinion," said Margie Cardenas, city financial director.

"The city's net assets exceeded liabilities by $24.7 million for Fiscal Year 2015 (FY 2015)," said Chris Pruitt, C.P.A. for the auditing firm. "Your general fund is up $220,591. The increase was due mainly to an increase in sales taxes and property taxes for FY 2015."

"The city's largest source of revenue in the general fund is sales tax," Pruitt said. "The city realized an increase of six perdent from the prior year's revenue--from $5,399,759 to $5,577124. The 2016 estimate is conservatively projected at $5,744,437."

Fri
19
Feb

Marble Falls PD officers address city council

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander
Sgt. Justin Boucher (right) of the Marble Falls Police Department informs the Marble Falls City Council of wildlife feeding ordinances in neighboring cities.

Glynis Crawford Smith

The Marble Falls City Council devoted much of their meeting Tuesday night, Feb. 16, to informational presentations.

Jo Karr Tedder, president of Central Texas Water Coalition, reported on work of the LCRA. Mark Mayfield, president and chief executive officer of Texas Housing Foundation (THF) reported on the Marble Falls Housing Authority. And, officers of the Marble Falls Police Department provided the council updates on current topics of interest. MFPD Chief Mark Whitacre, praised the expertise and professionalism of the presenters, Capt. Glenn Hanson, Lt. Steve Eckstein, Lt. Tom Dillard and Sgt. Justin Boucher.

See the full story in the Friday, Feb. 19, edition of The Highlander.

Wed
17
Feb

Marble Falls City Council honors engineers

Photo by Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander
Marble Falls Mayor John Packer (right) proclaims Feb. 21-27 National Engineers Week in the city. Among those honored, Tom Martin (left), a local retired metallurgical engineer, also was approved as a new member of the Capital Improvement Plan Committee.

Glynis Crawford Smith

At the Marble Falls City Council Tuesday night, Mayor John Packer proclaimed Feb. 21-27 National Engineers Week.

Mark Mayfield updated the council on the Marble Falls Housing Authority.

The council also received a review of the current state of wildlife ordinances in the surrounding area and on laws regarding drones over city airspace, all provided by the Marble Falls Police Department. For the full story, see the Friday, Feb. 19, edition of The Highlander.

Fri
12
Feb

MF Council discusses wildlife, drones

By Glynis Crawford Smith

Marble Falls citizens will have the opportunity to learn along with their city council members Tuesday night, Feb. 16, when two topics of current interest appear on the agenda for discussion, rather than action--feeding wildlife and flying drones inside the city. 

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at Marble Falls City Hall, 800 Third Street. Full agendas are always available on the city website: www.ci.marble-falls.tx.us.

See the story in the Friday, Feb. 19, edition of The Highlander.

Thu
04
Feb

Short term rental waters tested in Marble Falls

By Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Short term rentals, the rentals of residential property for less than 30 days that has become a hot button issue in some cities, emerged quietly Tuesday, Feb. 2, in a joint workshop of the Marble Falls City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission.

Read the report in the Friday, Feb. 2, edition of The Highlander.

Thu
04
Feb

Cost share agreement serves Faith Academy and City of Marble Falls

By Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

In a cost share agreement between Faith Academy and the City of Marble Falls, the school will have better fire protection and the city will get a bargain in infrastructure into its extraterritorial jurisdiction. 

As approved by the Marble Falls City Council Tuesday night, Feb. 2, Faith Academy will pay an estimated at $162,000 toward a new water main to the school and the city will add $40,000 to bring the line from proposed 4-6-inch service to the requisite eight-inch main.

See the full story in the Friday, Feb. 4, edition of The Highlander.

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