June 2014

A regular monthly meeting of the Town of New Hope Board of Aldermen Town Council was held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in the New Hope Town Hall. It was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Mayor Johnny Hamm. Also present were Atty. John Rapier, Ald. Carol King, Ald. Bob Parmelee, Ald. Jeff Herbst, Omar Nunez, and Ald. Alexandria Hull.

There were 4 citizens present.

Item 1. Call to order and quorum check.

Item 2. Citizen Comments. None given.

Item 3. There was no Treasurer's report given for this month.

Motion was made by Mayor Hamm to accept the Minutes of July 1, 2014, and a second was made by Ald. Herbst. None opposed and all approved. Motion carried.

Item 4. Public hearing open at 7:35 p.m. concerning receipt of comments for or against an application by John, Linda and Ryan Cottam for a Special Use Permit to operate a special event facility on a 5.5 acre tract currently zoned single family residential located on the south side of Rockcrest Road adjacent to the southeast corner of the New Hope Town Park

Welch - Against, still has concerns about drinking and driving risk Public hearing closed at 7:37.
Town Council meeting reconvened.

Item 5. There was some discussion concerning the list of special uses for the permit. Motion was made to accept Resolution 2014-003R by Ald. Bob Parmelee and a second made by Ald. Jeff Herbst. All approved and none opposed. Motion passed.

Item 6. There was some discussion concerning granting consent to the North Collin Water Supply Corporation to convert to a special utility district under Chapter 65 of the Texas Water Code with political boundaries that include the corporate limits of the Town of New Hope by Duke Monson. He explained that the water company needs to borrow funds for capital projects valued at 6M so customers are best served converting the co- op to a Special Utility District (SUD). Proposed projects include a water tower and water pipe improvements and upgrades. Ald. Jeff Herbst made motion to accept Resolution 2014-001R and Ald. Alex Hull made a second. All approved and none opposed. Motion passed.

Item 7. Mayor presented the proposed New Hope Town budget for 2014-2015 and filed with Town Secretary. Workshop was scheduled for August 5, at 7 pm. 

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