Tuesday’s regular Gainesville City Council meeting will provide a formal farewell to exiting Ward 6 Councilman Vince Rippy.
During the regular meeting on June 4, council received and acted on a letter Rippy, who had recently resigned his elected position as city council member of Ward 6. Rippy, who served on the council since May 2006, notified the council that he no longer resides in the ward and therefore does not meet residency qualifications for the position.
Following approval of Rippy’s resignation letter, council declared the Ward 6 council position to be vacant and officially established the beginning of the 90-day period for Gainesville City Council to fill the position by appointment. Mayor Pro Tem Nichols announced during that regular meeting that the appointee must be a qualified voter of the city, reside in Ward 6 and not hold any office or employment in city government.
The successor will serve until the next regular city election is held in May 2014, when the voters will elect a council member to represent Ward 6.
Also on Tuesday’s agenda:
• Council will consider and take action on a resolution authorizing City Manager Barry Sullivan to execute an easement and right-of-way agreement to Oncor Electric Delivery Company for electric supply for the swimming pool at Leonard Park.
• Council will consider and take action on a resolution approving actions of the Gainesville Economic Development Corporation (GEDC) of the City of Gainesville, which voted to adopt the fiscal year 2013-2014 GEDC budget.
⋄ Council will conduct a first reading of a resolution approving actions of the GEDC, which approved funding for equipment for North Central Texas College in the amount of $150,000. (Per state law, council will take no action on this first reading.)
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