Stephenville City Council Extends Contract with Humane Society, Honors FAITH Knights


Rachel Snyder

STEPHENVILLE (March 8, 2018)– At Tuesday night’s monthly meeting the Stephenville City Council unanimously voted to extend the Erath County Humane Society’s contract by six months. The Erath County Humane Society will receive 9500 dollars over the next six months.

After Sept. 30, the City and the Humane Society will continue the contract on a monthly basis while a new shelter is built. The Humane Society is currently in negotiations to sell their property and build a new shelter, but they do not have a timeline for completion yet. The contract will move from a monthly basis to a longer timeline once the costs of a new shelter are established.

The City Council also recognized the FAITH Knights football team for winning the state championship. The FAITH Knights are ranked eighth nationally.

The Texas Baptist Men were also honored for helping local residents around the county after the ice storm.

Dr. del Carmen presented the annual racial profiling report, saying that the Stephenville Police Department did an “excellent job” staying in compliance with state law.

“Y’all should be proud of the men and women [of the Stephenville Police Department],” del Carmen said.

The City Council also approved a tariff to authorize an annual rate review mechanism by Atmos Mid-Tex. The five year agreement expired. Under the new agreement, the rates will increase. The increase will be implemented Oct. 1 after the negotiation period.

Other business included:

  • approving the ABBI Stephenville Spring Fling and Bosque Baseball Tournament HOT tax requests,
  • approving the personnel policy and procedure manual,
  • passing two rezoning cases and
  • hearing updates from SEDA and the charter committee.

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