Sidewalk repairs spark dissension

Special to the PRESS

gavel (640 px)At the South Padre Island City Council special meeting last Thursday morning, council members were unhappy with one of their own. Members were concerned about the process by which Council Member Barry Patel went about repairing a section of sidewalk on Padre Boulevard.

Mayor Bob Pinkerton opened discussion regarding the repair and replacement of sidewalks by saying, “I asked that this be put on the agenda because it appears, at least on the surface, that decisions were made without council approval on expenditures and funds.”

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