Eldorado City Council met Monday, November 8th and voted unanimously to leave in place an ordinance prohibiting chickens in town. A change had been requested by Gaby Blye at an earlier meeting.

In other business, the council voted to allow Fiberlight to install a fiber optic cable along East Street in order to connect with cable on U.S. 277 and U.S. 190.

Approval was also given to a joint election agreement with Schleicher County that will allow elections to be held in conjunction with the school district, water district and hospital district. The city will pay the county $4,000 for their share of the joint election costs.

The council then voted to divide its 178 votes equally among Kriss Griffin, Steve Nelson, Curtis Homer, Phil McCormick and Chris Meador for the Schleicher County Appraisal District board of directors.

Civil engineer Tom Brown advised the council that the city will receive $1.736 million from Texas Department of Transportation to complete the sidewalks north of the school.
Brown also noted that only one bid was received for a sewer system upgrade in the Glendale addition. The bid, submitted by Green Dream International of Erie, PA, came in at $436,000. That was well above the $210,000 the city has available. The bid was rejected and the project will be rebid in 2022.

Utility Superintendent Floyd Fay reported water usage has increased by 23% and he noted that the water level in the city’s monitor well is holding at 304.3 feet.

Before adjourning, the council approved a 4% pay raise for all employees, effective November 17th.

Mayor George Arispe presided over Monday night’s meeting with council members Vicki Farmer, Danny Halbert, Mack Redish, Felipe Pina and Oscar Martinez in attendance. Councilman Wayne McGinnes was absent.

The next meeting of the Eldorado City Council is slated for 6 p.m. on Monday, 13, 2021 in the council chamber at City Hall.