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Posts published in March 2017

Galena Park hires new staff, amends budget to buy 3 properties

Galena Park Mayor Esmeralda Moya (center) with Veterans at the March 21, 2017 council meeting said the city will install bronze plaques for each branch of the Armed Forces on the benches in front of city hall and have the city’s Veteran’s names on a wall.

Mayor Esmeralda Moya called the council meeting to order after Interim Police Chief Reese Martin explained to the citizens the meeting rules that no one is allowed to speak out in a manner which would disrupt the business of the council.

Commissioner Rodney Chersky led the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance to the flag followed by the unanimous approval of the previous council meeting minutes.

The Financial Accounts Payable report through March 21, 2017 received two no votes by Commissioners Eric Broussard and Oscar Silva, Jr., but it was approved by votes of Mayor Moya, Commissioners Rodney Chersky and Barry Ponder.

Commissioners Broussard and Silva Jr. voted against amending the city’s budget so the city could spend over $270,000 to purchase three pieces of property. Again it was the same three officials, Mayor Moya, Commissioners

Chersky and Ponder who voted together to approve purchasing the property. No explanation was given for the city’s future use of the properties. (more…)