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East Cedar Creek Freshwater Supply District meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the ECCFSD office on Hammer Road just off Welch Lane in Gun Barrel City.

Eustace City Council meets at 7 p.m. in the Eustace City Hall the first Thursday of each month. For more information, please call 425-4702. The public is invited to attend.

Eustace Independent School District meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Eustace High School Library. For more information, please call 425-7131. The public is invited to attend.

Gun Barrel City Council meets in Brawner Hall at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call 887-1087. The public is invited to attend.

Gun Barrel City Economic Development Corporation meets at 1831 W. Main, GBC, at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call 887-1899.

Henderson County Commissioner’s Court meets every Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Henderson County Courthouse in Athens. The public is invited to attend.

Henderson County Emergency Services District #4 meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at 525 S. Tool Dr. in Tool.

Henderson County Historical Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the HC Historical Museum.

Kaufman County Commissioner’s Court meets the second and fourth Monday of each month in the Kaufman County Courthouse in Kaufman. The public is invited to attend. Call for times, (903) 498-2013, ext. 2.

Kemp City Council meets at Kemp City Hall at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call 498-3191. The public is invited to attend.

Kemp Independent School District meets the third Tuesday of each month in the Board Room in the Administration Building. For more information, please call 498-1314. The public is invited to attend.

Log Cabin City Council meets the third Thursday of the month in city hall. For more information, please call 489-2195. The public is invited to attend.

Mabank City Council meets at 7 p.m. in Mabank City Hall the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call 887-3241. The public is invited to attend.

Mabank Independent School District meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month. For more information, please call 887-9310. The public is invited to attend.

Payne Springs City Council meets at city hall at 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call 451-9229. The public is invited to attend.

Payne Springs Water Supply Corp. meets the third Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Payne Springs Community Center, located at 9690 Hwy. 198.

Seven Points City Council meets at 7 p.m. in Seven Points city hall the second Thursday of each month. For more information, please call 432-3176. The public is invited to attend.

Tool City Council meets at 6 p.m. in the Oran White Civic Center the third Thursday of each month. For more information, please call 432-3522. The public is invited to attend.

West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District is held at 5 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month. For more information, please call 432-3704. The public is invited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CCL Rotary Club installs 2012 officers
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

GUN BARREL CITY–The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake installed officers and directors for the coming 2012 year and took time to express a heartfelt thanks for those who served in 2011.
New officers were installed by past District Governor Frank L. Meyer.
This year’s Rotary International theme is; “Reach Within to Embrace Humanity.”

Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
New officers and directors for the upcoming Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake pose for a picture at the installation of officers held July 1. Pictured are ((not in order and not all present) John Hacker, Dee Ann Owens, Frank Meyer, Karen Kelso, Mike Moore, Kathi Nailing, Dale Molander, Robert Burns, Peggy Price, Andrea Pickens, Barbara Turner and Mike Groom.

Incoming officers include president Mike Moore, president elect Debra Davis, secretary Kathi Nailing and treasurer Dale Molander.
The annual honor of Rotarian of the Year was bestowed on Gretchen Burnett.
Members cast ballots for their candidate for the position.
Outgoing president Molander listed those who chaired the past committees and commended them on a job well done.
Committee chairs for 2010-11 included: club service chair Dee Ann Owens, community chair Andrea Pickens, new generations chair Rebecca Smith, literary chair Robert Burns, foundation chair Mike Groom, Celebrity Waiter co-chairs Barbara Turner and Peggy Price and golf tournament co-chairs Burnett and John Hacker.
Molander also recognized members who had perfect attendance with a certificate for the year. They include John Stewart, Mike Moore (2 years), Dale Molander (2 yr), Karen Kelso (4 yr), Lee Montgomery (5 yr), Andrea Pickens (5yr) and Barbara Turner (5 yr).

Road work set to begin in Royal Oaks
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

TOOL–Residents of Royal Oaks Subdivision are one step closer to seeing a major road paving project in the neighborhood.
Tool City Council members awarded the bid for road paving work on Kingsway, Royal Way and Queens in the subdivision.
JRJ Paving was awarded the work June 16. It had the lowest bid of $167,300. Velvin and Weeks engineer Corey Frentress recommended the award after he reviewed references submitted by the company which included the Dallas ISD, cities of Fort Worth, Weatherford and Forney.
The cost of cement treatment of existing pavement, making specified repairs to subgrade and to apply prime coat is covered under a grant award of $199,000.
Frentress said work should begin mid-July if all the paperwork is in good order and the weather holds.
Clearing bar ditches and prepping the job has already been completed by city personnel, Frentress added.
“Everything drains,” he said. “Frank did a good job and took it just as far as any contractor would have been able to,” Frentress said, referring to some underground utility conflicts.
“The major expenses is the roadway material. That’s where we want to spend the grant money,” Frentress said.
The only other bid to come in came from L&L Asphalt, totaling $201,297.10.
Councilmen also agreed to amend the city’s FY 2010-11 budget to reflect the change in personnel.
Mike Howell, now employed by Gun Barrel City, used to be a salaried building inspector for the city. He will now do building inspections as needed as an independent contractor, mayor Leland Pitts explained.
So the salary line item was reduced by nearly $13,000, reflecting the latter half of this year’s salary for Howell. And the Fire Department received an infusion of $8,465 of that $13,000, while $4,500 was assigned to the contract services line item for the remainder of the year, Pitts outlined.
“The fire department can use that money for equipment purchase,” Pitts said.
With a new round of budget talks set to begin next month, Pitts told the council it needed to decide whether or not the city should reinstate the position of Building Official or rewrite certain ordinances to reflect the change to independent contractor.
All agreed to reinstate the post for next year.
In other business, council members:
• appointed Trinidad city judge Peggy Taylor as the city’s alternate judge.
• amended the Code of Ordinances providing authority to the mayor (instead of the city secretary) regarding the Sign Committee and Administrative enforcement.
“Neva doesn’t want to do it anymore – no time,” Pitts said. “I don’t mind taking it on.”
• approved a replat of a lot that subtracts the water front portion to the neighboring lot. The change is acceptable to those concerned, council members heard.
• heard the particulars regarding the distribution of a petition requesting a Fire District Hearing to ask Emergency Service District directors No. 4 to consider a dissolution of the district.
Those registered voters wanting to sign the petition can find it at city hall. Others are circulating copies of the petition to their friends and neighbors living within the ESD No. 4 jurisdiction.

Parrot Head annual Poker Run begins
Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITY–One of the lake area’s most prestigious benefits, the Parrot Head Club’s annual Poker Run, is set for Saturday, July 16.
Registration is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon at the “Tiki Hut Restaurant” at Don’s Port Marina, with a prize of $400 for the best hand.
The event is open to the public with participants sailing (or cruising) from “port to port” to collect clues for their poker hands.
If you don’t have a boat you can still go by land or buy a hand at Don’s Port or at Cedar Isle Restaurant.
Hands will be announced at Cedar Isle between 4 and 7 p.m.
Entertainment is provided by a live band, “The Bad Monkeys” in the Jimmy Buffet style.
Other events include both silent and live auctions, prizes for the top poker hands, prizes for the best dressed pirate and crew and the best decorated pirate ship.
All funds earned benefit various local community charities, including five local scholarships totaling $1,000 each and Christmas meals and presents.
Last year’s fundraiser netted $26,000.
For information call Robert Render at (972) 898-9493.
 

Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake

We have many animals at the
Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
in Seven Points
in dire need of a good home.
Please call or stop by the Humane Society today
and rescue one of these forgotten animals.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
is located on
10220 County Road 2403 in Seven Points.
For more information, please call
(903) 432-3422 after 11 a.m.
We are closed on Wednesday and Sunday.

For further information visit our website at petfinder.com

 

 

 

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