By Jan White
CROCKETT – At the Monday, Feb. 7 regular meeting of the Crockett City Council, members held a lengthy discussion about the creation of a community advisory committee for each city council precinct.
A statement produced by the council outlined possible duties the advisory Committee would perform. The Committee would be comprised of interested citizens who would assist the City Council and staff with maintenance, revitalization, and beautification programs designed to maintain property values throughout the City. The committee would also work as a liaison between residents and their respective Council members. Additional information will be provided when more details are known.
The council voted to approve a motion to allow the city administrator, John Angerstein, to assign the position of fire marshal to report directly to the fire chief. The City Charter currently states that the Fire Marshal is a separate entity and reports directly to the city council. The city administrator now can amend the Ordinance to allow for the change.
The council also approved a motion to allow the city administrator to draw up a lease for property owned by the city to be used by Piney Woods Sanitation as a mechanics shop.
Other items that passed were:
•Approvals for amendments and new policies in the City of Crockett Personnel Manual
• Awards to Brother’s Concrete and Crockett Construction for city construction projects
• Approval of a resolution for the regular election of Council members in Precincts 3, 4, and 5
• Approval of the Joint Election Agreement between the City and Crockett Independent School District
• Approval of the appointment of Wade Thomas and Lawyer Jolley as Ex-Officio Directors to the Crockett Economic and Industrial Development Corporation
The addition of the Ex-Officio Directors for the CEIDC is meant to add a level of experience to the Board. Thomas is a former member of the CEIDC Board and is a local business owner, and Jolley is a retired manager for Chevron Phillips and is also a local business owner.