City also makes changes to bank accounts
KERENS–Kerens City Council voted unanimously Oct. 8 to deny two separate special-use permits that sought to situate mobile homes inside the city limits, which is generally against municipal ordinances.
The first applied-for permit sought to place a mobile home at 700 S. Throckmorton Ave.
During the public hearing about issuing the permits, City Administrator Katherine Combs told council members that one nearby property owner answered city correspondence gauging views on allowing the mobile home on Throckmorton, returning an unfavorable opinion.
The second special-use permit request desired a mobile home at 211 NW First St. Combs said no adjacent property owners in the NW First Street area responded to city letters. Similarly, no permit applicant spoke during the public hearing.
In other Kerens City Council action, members voted to take former police chief Bryan Miers off Prosperity Bank accounts and replace him with the new chief, Roy Ivey, as signatory. Council members also approved opening a new Prosperity Bank account in which to solely deposit planning grant funds.
Additionally, council cast all of its 20 votes for A.L. “Buster” Atkeisson to continue to serve on the Navarro Central Appraisal District (CAD) Board of Directors. Atkeisson currently is Vice Chairman of the Navarro CAD board.
Further, council approved an ordinance blessing a negotiated settlement between the Atmos Cities Steering Committee, of which the City of Kerens is a member, and Atmos Energy Corp. Combs said the settlement deals with how natural gas rates will be figured.