Four-way stop sign to be placed at Cowley, N. Main

Sue Fleming, The Freer Press

The Freer City Council unanimously voted adoption of the proposed 2008 city budget during the regular monthly meeting last Monday night.

The budget lists gross revenue as $1,090,815; expenditures as $946,593.53; net income as $144,221.50 with net assets of $976,168.93. Net total balance is shown to be $1,120,390.43.

Under personnel matters, the council voted to accept a three- month review of administrative assistant Amy Jimenez and to also provide a full-benefits package.

After discussion, the council denied the request of Tillie Gonzalez for the placing of a street light at the end of Huisache St. in a vote of 4 to 0.

Gonzalez had asked that a street light be placed at the location because the area is too dark at night, she said.

In other business, the council voted 4 to 0 for the installation of a four-way stop sign at the corner of East Jeff Cowley and North Main streets.

George Searcy who asked for the installation, had advised the police chief a new business had brought additional traffic to the area.

A review of the 2006 city audit report was tabled. Donald Goldman of Goldman, Hunt and Notz CPA of Victoria who was to present the audit did not attend the meeting.

Attending the meeting were Andrea Bierstedt, Sylvia Carrillo, Carlos Salinas, Manuel "Rolita" Estrada, Orlando Navarro, Mayor Arnoldo Cantu and city secretary Cindy Lackey.