The City Council of the City of Olney passed Ordinance O1-20 ordering a general election for one (1) Mayor and two (2) Councilmembers at their regular meeting on January 13, 2020. Those wishing to run for office need to file an Application for a Place on the City of Olney General Election Ballot, and fill out other campaign finance paperwork before they begin a campaign. There are a minimum set of qualifications an individual must meet in order to run for any office with the City. In addition to the documentation mentioned previously you must reside within the city limits of Olney, be twenty-one (21) years of age, a registered voter in the State of Texas, and have resided inside Olney for the previous twelve (12) months. If your voter registration does not reflect your current address you will need to update that information first through the Young County Elections Office. While the election will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 the filing period came open on January 15 and will continue through February 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM. By state law those wishing to run for office must file their paperwork with the City Secretary’s Office by the above deadline or their application will be rejected.
City Council held their first meeting of the new year on Monday, Jan. 13. The meeting began with citizen comment period with city council, followed by approval of minutes from the previous meeting.
Tammy Becerra is the second House of Mercy program participant featured in the “House of Mercy Blessed and a Blessing” series.
The newest business to move into Olney, Texas and to join the Olney Chamber of Commerce is the Branum Law Firm.
It’s time for the 95th Annual Chamber of Commerce banquet. The event will occur Thursday, Feb. 6, at the HDH Ranch and Rodeo Pavilion on Hwy 114 East in Olney.