Olney City Council Meeting March 9

City Council of the City of Olney, Texas held their first meeting of the month on Monday, March 9. The meeting began by approving the minutes from the previous meeting towards the end of February. First up on the agenda was to consider the agreement with Bob Carrell for City Inspections, with the council deciding to continue the discussion in an upcoming meeting and talk about their options on the matter.

The council then heard the proposal from the pool manager regarding pool gate prices and staffing. The pool manager is wanting 10 lifeguards periodically throughout the upcoming summer( not all at one time for clarification) and an increase in the entry fee from one dollar for kids 12 and under, to three dollars—as well as a two dollar increase for adults as well. This was passed by the council for this summer, hopefully helping the Olney public pool make more of a profit this year. On a side note, the pool manager will also be looking into a pool pass for kids throughout the summer, especially for the kids that come to the pool every day. The pool passes could range in price and duration, depending on how long a parent would like their child to attend.

Next up on the agenda was to consider the repair and abate code violations at 101 E Church St, which was accepted. This was followed by a discussion to consider the property bids with Harrison Wellman making a 1,050 dollar motion from Andy Jones for the lot, with the council finishing with a 3-2 vote to not accept that motion...therefore, it is not sold. The council considered the amendment to Wichita Falls raw water contract, approving it unanimously. Next on the agenda for the council was the request for CPI Increase from waste connections, which was then quickly passed.

No. 11 on the agenda was to consider the ordinance to amend solid waste rates charges in accordance with the request from waste connections for a consumer price index adjustment, which was quickly approved. That was followed by considering amending city wage scales and monthly departmental reports. As of now, the city council meeting on the schedule for Monday, March 23 is still expected to continue.

The Olney Enterprise

213 E. Main St.
PO Box 577

Olney, Texas 76374

Phone: (940) 564-5558

Fax: (940) 564-3992