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New members join Meadowlakes City Council


The Meadowlakes City Council, now including new members David Baker, Bob Brown and Ed O'Hayre are pictured following the Tuesday, May 16, council meeting. They are, from left, Baker, Brown, Mayor Mary Ann Raesener, Jerry Drummond, O'Hayre and Mike Barry.



Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Three new members of the Meadowlakes City Council took their oaths of office Tuesday, May 16.

They are David Baker, who ran unopposed for Place 2; Ed O'Hayre in Place 4 and Bob Brown in Place 5.

Mayor Mary Ann Raesener recognized the three outgoing council members Alton Fields, Barry Cunningham and Clancy Stephenson.

“A lot of changes have been taking place at the city's Hidden Falls Golf Course and the Meadowlakes Restaurant,” said Raesener. “Both Allan Oppenheim and Susan Ranow turned in resignations on the same day a few weeks ago.

“Our golf pro, Jeremy Grubb, has been managing the golf side for some time, and we learned that he also has extensive restaurant management experience. We are delighted that Jeremy has agreed to become the manager of both golf course and restaurant operations.”


Meadowlakes taxes inch down



The Meadowlakes City Council meets next on Aug. 16, but most of their hard end-of-year is done, with the budget hearing and tax rate adoption not set until Sept. 20.

In a special session on July 27, the council adopted a proposed ad valorem tax rate for 2016 of $0.3186 per $100 valuation. That is about six-tenths of a percent less than last year's tax rate.

In her digital newsletter to citizens, Mayor Mary Ann Reasoner compared that decision to a similar choice in Marble Falls to propose continuing their rate, scraping just under the effective rate.

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