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
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
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
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
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
This year’s Rotary International theme is; “Reach Within to
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
Incoming officers include president Mike Moore, president
elect Debra Davis, secretary Kathi Nailing and treasurer
The annual honor of Rotarian of the Year was bestowed on
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
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
“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,
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
“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
All agreed to reinstate the post for next year.
In other business, council members:
• appointed Trinidad city judge Peggy Taylor as the city’s
• 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
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
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.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
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.
information visit our website at petfinder.com