By Mollie LaSalle
COLMESNEIL -–Colmesneil City Council met last Tuesday evening and wasted no time tackling their agenda. Council members considered approving a resolution supporting the Alabama Coushatta Tribe of Texas in support of the Tribes of Texas Equal Opportunity Act to clarify the Tribe can enjoy the opportunity for Tribal Economic Development on terms that are equal, fair, and to protect jobs; basically, they want to continue to operate as they have been to protect 825 jobs.
The casino brings in $212 million a year in revenue. When they shut down due to Covid, they continued to pay their employees wages and benefits. They also want the opportunity for future expansion. Council approved the resolution.
The saga of the new city truck has been resolved. The current truck, which had been in the shop at the dealership off and on for a while was traded in and a new truck was purchased, from Weaver Brothers in Jasper.
Council had the opportunity to review the FY 2022 audit, prepared by Todd, Hamaker and Johnson, LLC. Overall, the audit looked good, and no action was taken. Council also approved hiring a part-time person to clean city hall and the community center, at least two days a week.
All of the previous month’s reports were approved, and council adjourned for the evening. Colmesneil City Council meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.