Gilmer council approves new web site design

An updated metropolis internet site is coming to Gilmer after the City Council on Tuesday agreed to hire online offerings firm Group M Design, City Manager Greg Hutson pronounced Wednesday.

Hutson, who additionally received a favorable annual review via the council Tuesday, stated the new internet site will characteristic more touch possibilities among the metropolis and its residents.

“We have an internet site. However it hasn’t modified in years,” he stated.

Group M of Winona presented options together with application invoice bills and online public surveys to higher gauge citizens’ emotions on city problems, proposed ordinances, and tasks.

The company will also hire a drone-mounted digital camera with a purpose to broadcast perspectives of the yearly Jamboree Festival and doubtlessly different metropolis happenings.

The agreement is capped at $10,000.

Group M now handles websites for White Oak, Uncertain and different East Texas cities, Hutson stated.

The council additionally referred to as for the May four municipal election.

Mayor Tim Marshall, at-big Councilman Jarom Tefteller and District 2 Councilman Marty Jordan has filed for re-election and were unopposed at the ballot Wednesday morning, Hutson stated.

The cut-off date to document is nowadays.

Council individuals additionally agreed to conduct the metropolis election with Gilmer ISD, with a view to having two full phrases and a one-yr unexpired term on its poll.

Gilmer ISD Administrative Assistant Ann Bradshaw stated five people have filed for two complete, three-year phrases — Austin Dixon, Benjamin Dodd, Karen Finney, Jeff Rush, and incumbent Lula Johnson.

Three have filed for the only-year emptiness created through the election of Todd Tefteller as Upshur County choose. Tefteller needed to step off the college board using the law to take the county office.

Chris Young, Larry Bernard Law Montgomery and Cheryl Beal Jackson are vying for that one-yr period.

Hutson also stated his closed-door evaluation Tuesday night time went properly. Hutson has led the city’s management given that Nov. 1, 2016.

“It went quite good,” he stated. “They nonetheless want me.”

The metropolis supervisor has tied the timing of his pay raises to that of town personnel within the fall, so his $88,435 annual earnings are unchanged.

He stated he did ask for and turned into given a $100 growth in his automobile allowance, making it $500 monthly or $6,000 12 months.

Also Tuesday, council contributors agreed to hire City Secretary Maria Cisneros and Accounts Payable Director Tiffany Fort to provide after-hours janitorial offerings at City Hall.

Hutson stated the longtime town secretary, the late Kathy Davidson Hoover, had completed the identical process.

Council participants also agreed to excuse Councilwoman Teathel Hollis from attending council conferences.

Hutson said the District 4 consultant recently had come back from Plano in which she recuperated after back surgery however had fallen seeing that she go back.

“She plans on being back to the council assembly on the 26th (of February),” Hutson said.

The council additionally approved Police Chief Mark Case’s annual racial profiling file.

Hutson said the nation-mandated report discovered “ … No indication of racial profiling” for the duration of the past yr’s visitors stops.

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