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Council approves sidewalk sales

At Monday night’s city council meeting the Chamber of Commerce request to allow all businesses to have sidewalk sales without permit fees was approved. The dates are on July 4 and July 16 during the Cheeseburger Festival. No sidewalk sale permit will be needed for those dates.

Friona graduate and W.T. student Ricardo Soto attended the council meeting as part of a course requirement. All council members were present.

In other business the council approved Kendrick Oil’s dedication back to the city of the portion of Virginia Street that Kendrick repaved with cement for their truck wash traffic.

They authorized the city manager to accept bids for an agriculture lease on 160 acres of city property north on CR 19. The bid notice is in the Friona Star this week and next.

The city manager was authorized to accept bids for reroofing the police/fire department building. It will be for 11,200 square feet of roofing and the bid will be placed in the newspaper later.

Police Chief Isidro Jimenez gave the police report. The department made nine arrests and 94 traffic stops in May. They issued 38 traffic citations. Altogether there were 268 calls for service including police, EMS, and fire.

The city manager said they will be spraying for mosquitos and asked that citizens dispose of standing water where mosquitos can breed.

After approving the May accounts payable and financial statement the council went into executive session for the annual city manager evaluation. Upon returning to open session no action was taken and they adjourned.

The next city council meeting will be July 11 at 6:30 p.m. All council meetings are open to the public.