City to order May 7 election, discuss unsafe buildings
Several items of business relating to the May 7 General Election are on the agenda for the next meeting of the Livingston City Council at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Council is expected to consider an order of election to elect one mayor and two council members on May 7. The positions that will be on the ballot include those presently held by Mayor Judy B. Cochran and Aldermen Marion A. “Bid” Smith and Alan Cook. A proposed resolution establishing procedures for the election will be considered, as will a proposed interlocal agreement with Polk County for the use of county-owned voting and election equipment, election supplies and election services.
Public hearings will be held on the determination of unsafe and/or dilapidated buildings on two locations. Following the public hearings, Council will discuss and consider possible action on a final order on the determination of the unsafe and/or dilapidated buildings. These include:
• The abandoned building located at 510 First St. in Livingston and being located on a called 0.309 of an acre of land in the M.L. Choate Survey, A-15, being all of Lot 11 and parts of Lots 12 and 13, Block 2 of the J.S. Holleman Addition, described in a deed dated Jan. 8, 2015 from Bob M. Wheeler and wife, Shavada L. Lyons to Leonard W. Perkey and wife, Jeanette Perkey recorded in Volume 1980, Page 794 of the Official Public Records of Polk County, Texas; and
• The abandoned building located at 522 W. Church St. in Livingston and being situated on a called 100-by-75-foot tract of land situated in the M.L. Choate Survey, A-15, Polk County, as described in a deed dated May 20, 1996 from Kathleen Squyres Garner and Townie M. Squyres to Fred Jarrell, recorded in Volume 1017, Pages 055 et seq. of the Official Public Records of Polk County.
Council will discuss and consider possible action on a proposed resolution in support of the application by Ridgecrest Inn Apartments LTD to TDHCA for 2022 housing tax credits for the rehabilitation of the existing Ridgecrest Inn Apartments at 901 Forest Hollow.
Additions and amendments to the City of Livingston’s police department policy will be discussed and considered for approval.
The Livingston Police Department’s 2021 racial profiling report will be submitted in accordance with Article 2.134(b) of the Texas Criminal Code of Procedure.
The city’s electrical permit fees will be discussed and considered for approval.
Council may enter into an executive session to consult with the city attorney. However, any action will be taken upon return to open session.
City Manager Bill S. Wiggins will present his monthly report.
Other items on the agenda include approval of accounts over $500 and minutes of the Jan. 11 meeting.
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