By KEVIN RICH
Special to the PRESS
Reports on city projects, canvassing of election results, and action on bond related items highlighted the Thursday, Nov. 15 meeting of the Port Isabel City Commission.
During the Regular Reports portion of the meeting, City Manager Jared Hockema announced that the Public Works Department has begun the process of getting its street sweeper back into shape. He also noted that new equipment for both the fire department and EMS have been ordered.
The Commission set about appointing members to the Port Isabel Board of Adjustments (BOA). Hockema explained that the current term for all seven members expires as of Nov. 27. Each of the five members of the City Commission is charged with nominating one person to the seven member Board, with the remaining two positions nominated at large.
Current BOA members Jean Pettit, Juan Baldovinos and Benito Ochoa IV were nominated to return.
Billy Valdez and Douglass Bess were appointed as new members to the BOA. Commissioners Martin C. Cantu and Jeffery Martinez were not present to make their nominations, so two of the positions were not filled during the meeting. Mayor Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora stated that the remaining two members would be named at the next Commissioner’s meeting.
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