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Colmesneil Council members take oath

By Mollie LaSalle

Colmesneil City Secretary Mandy Pattillo swore in Duane Crews and Gene Allen to a new two-year term. The council also elected Crews to continue in the position of Mayor Pro-Tem.

A reading of the city budget for the 2018 fiscal year was tabled until the December meeting. All office reports, including financial and investments and water and sewer were approved, and council went into executive session to review and approve a salary increase for the city secretary.

A discussion to transfer funds from the general account to the savings account was approved. The council voted to put $50,000 into an interest-bearing account at Citizens State Bank. Signatories will be Mayor Baird, council member Duane Crews and Mandy Pattillo were retained as authorized signees.

Plans are underway to pave parts of Pine and Oak Streets, and the repairs to City Hall and the fence at the community center are finished. All city staff will have their Christmas party after next month's meeting, set for Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.