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Council accepts Pope resignation

The Friona City Council met in regular session Monday November 4, 2013. No members of the public attended. Mayor Rick White presided.

After approving the minutes, the council approved a resolution to oppose another Atmos Energy rate increase request.

Police Chief Frank Mooney reported six arrests in October, most for public intoxication, 21 citations and 74 warnings issued. He said 800-900 people attended the National Night Out. A new police vehicle, a Ford Explorer, has been ordered and should be delivered in February. The department has an officer opening and a cadet, Andrew Aguirre, hired who will attend the Police Academy beginning in January then become a Friona officer.

The council approved a modified lease with Scandia Wind for property south of Friona and renewed a contract with Dr. Jeff Dickson to be the EMS medical officer.

After a brief discussion, the council accepted the resignation of Councilman Charlie Pope. Applications are being accepted and considered to appoint someone to fill the vacancy until the May 2014 election at which time the seat will be on a special election ballot for a one year term. Information available at city hall.

A trailer will be placed behind city hall from now until December 13 for citizens to get rid of old electronics at no cost. Only electronic items such as computers, printers, televisions will be accepted. The trailer will be there Mon-Fri from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The next meeting of the city council will be Monday December 9, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at 619 Main St. All council meetings are open to the public and time is allotted for public comments.