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Jacinto City Council takes Oath of Office

L – R: Councilman Jimmy Rivas, wife Shelly Rivas, wife Mary Robinson, Councilman Gregg Robinson, wife Vickie Lee, Councilman Allen Lee and Justice of the Peace Judge George Risner. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

New Swimming Pool Grand Opening on Saturday, May 2

By Allan Jamail

Jacinto City, TX. – On May 10, 2018 at the city council meeting, Justice of the Peace Judge George Risner gave the Oath of Office to Councilmen Jimmy “JJ” Rivas, Gregg Robinson, and Allen Lee, all of them unopposed in the city election.

The city’s government is composed of a mayor and five council members serving a two-year term in staggered elections. Three of the five council members were on the ballot this year with the mayor, and two council member positions are up for election in May of 2019.

The monthly salary and benefits for mayor and city council was unanimously approved with council members receiving $350 in salary and $225 for auto expense. The mayor’s monthly salary is $400 with $300 auto expense. Councilman Allen Lee was approved as Mayor Pro Tem to act in the mayor’s absence.

Kyle Reed, Public Works Director said the city’s 2017 Consumer Confidence Report met the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) safe water regulations. The city’s main source of drinking water is purchased from the city of Houston, coming from Lake Houston. The lake water is pumped to a water purification plant that treats and tests it to insure it meets the EPA guidelines before it’s distributed to Jacinto City’s consumers.

Citizens detecting an abnormal taste, color or odor in their water should contact Kyle Reed at 713-453-7411 or City Hall at 713-674-8424.

Lon Squyres, City Manager, and Kathy Greiner, Assistant City Manager, both Investment Officers for the city, reported investments for the first 6 months of the budget year of, $361,159.44 in the Enterprise Fund, $392,632.42 in the Interest and Sinking Fund, $6,646,964.57 in the General Fund, for total investments as of April 1, 2018 of $7,400,756.43.

Police Chief Joe Ayala reported 10 felony arrests in the past few weeks, including aggravated robbery and illegal narcotics.

The grand opening of the city’s new swimming pool for citizens is scheduled for Saturday, May 26th. The ribbon cutting will take place at 11:00 AM and there will be food and refreshments provided to citizens. Address: 10215 Challenger 7 Dr, Houston, TX 77029, Phone: (713) 673-7464.

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