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Galveston County
La Marque City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, January 09, 2018

La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution expressing the need for school campuses within the city.

The resolution encourages the Texas Independent School District to fund new campuses within the city. Council Member Keith Bell stated that he serves on the district's facility advisory board, and said that La Marque schools are “in much need of repair” to the point of needing new schools.

“It's important to us, as a city, as citizens within the city, and as a council that we make it known to the Texas City Independent School District that we would prefer, strongly prefer, that any schools that are built to serve La Marque be built, placed, within the city of La Marque,” Bell said. Listen (4:28)

He also said he favored the idea of an “educational village” to consolidate the schools to one geographical location, if possible. He asked Mayor Bobby Hocking to draft a letter to include with the resolution stating those requests.

Hocking agreed and said that without objection he would draft a letter.

The city council voted unanimously to appoint Herbert Franklin to the Parks Board.

The city coucnil voted unanimously to enter into a contract with Galveston County to provide election services for the May 5 General Election and possible June 16 Runoff Election.

The city council voted unanimously to order an election for May 5 to elect the mayor and two council members.

Mayor Bobby Hocking, Council Member for District A Keith Bell and Council Member for District C Robert Michetich have terms expiring in May.

Filing for the election begins on January 17 and ends February 16.

The city council voted unanimously to amend the city's Code of Ordinances regarding the face size and height size requirements of digital billboards. The item was approved following lengthy discussion regarding concerns with billboards in the city. Listen (22:58)

The city council took no action resulting from any executive session discussions.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda

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