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City council holds regular meeting

By Drew Stegall

THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart City Council held a regular meeting Tuesday June 22nd at the City Council Chambers on 205 Rock Island Street. This meeting was open to the public and is available to re-watch on the City of Dalhart’s YouTube Channel. The meeting began with Mayor Justin Moore leading the council in prayer. Next, the council approved the minutes of the regular meeting that took place on June 8. There were no public comments made at this meeting.

The council considered and acted upon the recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission and conducted the second reading of Ordinance 2021- 07. This ordinance proposed a zone change of a tract of land located out of the South Half, of Subdivision 16, Section 31, Block 48, H & T. C. RR Co., Dallam County (407 Jefferson). This would change the zone from a R-3 Residential to Special Use for the purpose of placing a manufactured home. It would be a brand new single-wide home. The motion was adopted unanimously.

Next, the board considered and acted upon the recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission and conducted a second reading of Ordinance 2021-08. This ordinance was tabled before because the council requested better pictures of the manufactured home before approving the zoning change. This ordinance proposed a zone change of lot 7 and 8, Block 26, Blair Division, Dallam County (1215 Lincoln Street) from R-3 Residential to Special Use for the purpose of placing a manufactured home. The council adopted this ordinance. Council member Dwayne Smith was the only member to not vote in favor of this ordinance.

Item four of the regular agenda was to consider and act upon the recommendation from the Hotel Occupancy Tax Committee for funding to the La Rita Theatre for the Melodrama. The Melodrama is a local play production that takes place every year during the XIT Rodeo and Reunion. It is carried out by members of the Dalhart community. City Manager James Stroud recommended that the council grant $7,500 from the Hotel Occupancy Tax to the Melodrama. This funding was approved unanimously.

The council then discussed renewal of a billboard contract that was up for renewal. The billboard is located on Highway 287 and Cherry leaving Amarillo heading towards Dalhart. This billboard encourages travelers to stop in Dalhart. Stroud said that the hotel owners of Dalhart encourage the renewal of the billboard contract. The contract is $4,200 a year and is good for three years. The price has remained the same since the last renewal of this contract. The council approved keeping the billboard unanimously.

 

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