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 received a favorable annual review via the council Tuesday, stated the new internet site will have more touch possibilities among the metropolis and its residents.
“We have an internet site. However, it hasn’t been modified in years,” he stated.
Group M of Winona presented options, application invoice bills, and online public surveys to gauge citizens’ emotions on city problems, proposed ordinances, and tasks.
The company will also hire a drone-mounted digital camera to broadcast perspectives of the yearly Jamboree Festival and doubtlessly different metropolis happenings.
The agreement is capped at $10,000.
HUTSON STATED THAT Group M now handles White Oak, Uncertain, and different East Texas cities.
The council is additionally referred to as for the May four municipal election.
Mayor Tim Marshall, at-big Councilman Jarom Tefteller, and District 2 Councilman Marty Jordan have 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, to have two full phrases and a one-year 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 chose. 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 year.
Hutson also stated his closed-door evaluation Tuesday night time went properly. Hutson has led the city’s management since 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 a $100 growth in his automobile allowance, making it $500 monthly or $6,000 12 months.
Also, on 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 started the longtime town secretary, the late Kathy Davidson Hoover, who 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 returned from Plano, where she recuperated after back surgery; however, she had fallen, seeing that she went back.
“She plans on returning 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 past year’s visitors stops.