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Mayor says he will not seek reelection

 

SHEPHERD – An order for the election of a mayor and two aldermen was passed Tuesday, July 8, by members of the Shepherd City Council. The city election will take place during the Nov. 4 General Election. Mayor Dillon announced that he will not be seeking reelection. The positions currently held by Sherrie Roberts and William Rudolph are also up for reelection to the council in November, according to Council Member Yvonne Ryba. Applications are available at Shepherd City Hall. The first day to file is July 19 and the last day is Aug. 18. For more information, call City Secretary Debra Hagler at 936-628- 3305. Also discussed during the meeting was a proposal from Texas Department of Public Transportation (TxDOT) to increase the height of billboards on state highways from 45 feet to 65 feet, an increase of about 13 feet from the current height. City Attorney Larry Foerster pointed out that Shepherd does not have an ordinance regarding billboards. "We should remedy this so that we can control their height within city limits," Foerster said. Council members agreed with Foerster to setup the ordinance with Foerster preparing the document. Council members discussed the disposal of city surplus items that have been stored for years and talked about the purchase of a diesel dump truck in good working order that is "very inexpensive." Council members agreed it would be a good buy.

 

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