STEPHENVILLE (October 10, 2017) – At the Stephenville City Council meeting last night, the council discussed a variety of ongoing projects and issues and heard from SEDA and concerned citizens. They also approved the rezoning of three different properties.
One citizen who spoke during the citizens’ general discussion was a familiar face. Former city secretary Cindy Stafford confronted the council over the “amputation” of the cost of living adjustment for city retirees.
“This action makes Stephenville look less like Stephenville and more like Pottersville,” Stafford said.
The council also discussed a potential resolution for employee performance measures. While the resolution would not be voted on until next year, Mayor Kenny Weldon believes these proposed performance measures will “revolutionize the way government is done in Stephenville.”
SEDA executive director Dr. John Hubbard reported on five different, ongoing projects with businesses. He stated that Project DS — or Southwest Rail — is “looking good.” Project Blue and Strikesville are ongoing. Two new businesses are looking at Stephenville as well. Project Mercury is a siding manufacturing company, and Project ASWP H20 is a pipe making company.
The Public Works Committee and Tourism Committee also reported on ongoing projects. The next city council meeting will be on Nov. 7.