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Council to elect mayor pro-tem

July 8, 2013

Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday to consider a number of issues, including a second attempt at electing a mayor pro-tem.
The council first attempted to elect a mayor pro-tem — a council member designated to stand-in for the mayor when necessary — during its June 25 meeting, with District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez absent.
Fernandez and newly elected District 5 Councilman Raul Benavides were both nominated for the position, however, a vote yielded a tie vote of three ballots per nominee. Mayor Larry McLellan called for the election to be postponed until Tuesday night's meeting.
Also slated for the meeting is:
• First reading of an ordinance amending the zoning ordinance of the city of Big Spring by amending Article 2 entitled "Definitions" by providing definitions for "Temporary Workforce Housing," designated as Definition 774 "Intermodal Shipping Container”; designated as Definition 69A (and prohibiting use of intermodal shipping containers as living quarters); and "Modular Housing," designated as definition 81A, amending Article 7 entitled "Special Applications"; Section 7-l (aX9) "Temporary Workforce Housing" in order to provide for regulation of temporary workforce housing. The ordinance will also amend Section 7-2 entitled "Specific Use Permits," Subsection B, "Without Term Uses," by amending Number 35 "Mobile/Manufactured Home Park" in order to designate where such uses are allowed; amending Article 8 "Supplemental Use Standards" by Adding Section 8-7 "Temporary Use Permit for Travel Trailers and Recreational Vehicles as Living Quarters" and providing for sever-ability, for a maximum penalty of $2,000 and establishing an effective date and providing for publication.
• First reading of an ordinance amending the City Code of Ordinances by amending Chapter 11 entitled "Garbage and Other Refuse," Article 2 entitled "Charges for City Collection of Municipal Solid Waste and Balefill," by renaming Article 2; amending Section 11-6 entitled "Collection by City Generally; Private Collection of Brush, Etc." to require disposal at the landfill; amending Section 11-8 (1) entitled "Collection Charges for Municipal Solid Waste," by renaming it and by amending Subsections (F) through (H) in order to provide for new landfill charges for the city landfill.

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