Be a volunteer director for the new Economic Development Corporation.
The City needs you to serve as a director of the new Economic Development Corporation (EDC). The EDC will work on projects for improvements to public parks, park facilities, and open spaces, public landscaping, and streets and roads, drainage, and related improvements. Most importantly, the EDC will work to bring in projects to promote new or expanded business that create or retain jobs. With your help, all of these things will build a solid economy for Bartlett.
Seven directors are needed for the EDC. To qualify, you must (1) be a resident of the municipality; (2) be a resident of either the Bell or Williamson county side of the city; or (3) live within 10 miles of the city limits and in either county. Bartlett needs your input, and your experience not just to make Bartlett better but to make it great!
The City is also in need of directors for the Municipal Development District (MDD). The MDD will work with the EDC to bring in and support economic projects for the City. As a director for either group, you will be a part of progress for Bartlett.
If you are interested in serving your city, please contact city council liaison for economic development, City Councilman Dean Roome at 254-527-4422.
The City Council will appoint persons to serve on the EDC board at its May 1, 2017 council meeting.
Election Day is May 6th but early voting started Monday April 24th, 2017 and ends Tuesday, May 2nd.
Because the City is split between Bell and Williamson Counties, where you vote depends on which county you registered to vote.
For Williamson County registered voters, a mobile temporary location for early voting will be setup on Wednesday, April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bartlett Town Hall. If you miss this, you can vote at any of the other full-time early voting locations in Williamson County. For locations, dates and times, visit: http://www.wilco.org/elections
For Bell County registered voters, early voting is being conducted at the Bartlett Town Hall during these dates and times:
Monday, April 24 through Saturday, April 29 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
NO Sunday, April 30th, Voting
Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
The candidates are (in order of placement on the Williamson County ballot):
John Landry Pack
Jesse J. Luna
Barbara J. Sandobal
The top two votegetters will be elected to the Bartlett City Council.
The Bartlett State Jail is proposed for closing by the Texas Legislature. The closing would take effect September 1, 2017. See attached report (select pages) from the Texas Senate Finance Committee.
If closed, this will impact the City in good and bad ways.
This will reduce the operation load on the wastewater treatment plant. With a reduced load, there may not be a need to build a new plant, thus saving thousands, if not millions, of dollars.
The City Council will meet on Monday, April 3, 2017 to discuss this urgent situation and to plan for the state jail closure.
Water/wastewater issues and rates featured.
To apply, visit http://tml.careerwebsite.com/jobseeker/search/results/
With new staff on board and to meet increasing demands, the timing was right for City Council to remake the city's organizational chart at its meeting on March 6th.