Interim Police Chief lays the Law Down to Citizens
Galena Park, TX, March 7, 2017 — In a remarkable difference from the heated council meeting two weeks before Mayor Moya and the Commissioners calmly took care of the city’s business on the agenda without any disruptions largely due to the stricter meeting rules the mayor had Interim Police Chief Reese Martin explain to the citizens prior to calling the meeting to order.
Mayor Moya kept a tight rein on the agenda making sure all business was taken care of in an orderly manner. The mayor even translated in Spanish some of the most important issues on the agenda so those not familiar with English could be well informed.
After the mayor gave an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag the council gave unanimous approval of the previous meeting’s minutes. Commissioner Oscar Silva Jr. was absent.
The Financial Accounts Payable report through March 7, 2017 was approved with Commissioner Eric Broussard voting no.
A representative of BeltHarris Pechacek LLP presented the audit for fiscal year ending September 30, 2016 with unanimous approval by council.
The new waste collection agreement with Texas Waste Services was unanimously approved with a $13.00 monthly fee charged for the 3,400 residences. City Attorney Robert Collins said this will be a $500,000 annual savings resulting in 2-1/2 million dollars saved over 5 years.
A lease agreement between the city and The Committee For A Better Galena Park for a city building at 1703 3rd street was approved with Commissioner Eric Brossard voting no.
Council unanimously approved Leslie Bodak as a volunteer for the fire department and Santos Pena as part-time in ground maintenance. The meeting was adjourned at 6:39 PM.