The Henderson Economic Development Corporation (HEDCO) petitioned the City to annex property that they own on Frisco Street into the city limits and set dates for two public hearings. This is a voluntary request allowed by House Bill (HB) 347 in 2019.

HEDCO owns 25.91 acres in the Frisco Street Subdivision but the city limits splits the property leaving the majority of the property outside the city limits. With the 

annexation the entire tract of land would be inside the city limits which is important since development plans are in the works for the property.

The annexation was approved by the Council with the stipulation of two public hearings for the public to express their concerns. The public hearing dates were set for the next two Council meetings one in June and the other in July.

The Henderson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to move their regular meetings from the second Tuesday of every month to the third Tuesday. The meetings will still be at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted in their required agendas.

“In the past the meetings would move back and forth but they should be at held on the third Tuesday permanently,” said City Manager Jay Abercrrombie.

Mayor Buzz Fullen agreed and said, “It would be good to move it so we could attend the school board meetings that are held on the same night that we currently meet.”

Back in November 2019 the Council approved an agreement with Trinity Mother Frances (TMC) for an employee’s health clinic. Since that agreement TMC has asked for an amendment for services provided by TMC. The amendment adds the position of Nurse Practitioner to the list of Medical Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathy and Physician Assistant. It was approved.

Sabine Oil and Gas had three items on the agenda. The first item requested the City to lower the bond amounts on producing wells as stated in and an ordinance back in 2007.

“We’re asking for relief on the cash bonding or consider reducing the cash bonds or change to surety bonds to help us with the cost in drilling wells in the city,” said Diane Sumrall of Sabine Oil and Gas.

Currently Sabine Oil and Gas has two cash bonds in the amount of $50,000 and four surety bonds at $25,000 each. This covers six wells in the city.

After hearing the request from Sumrall the Council voted to table this item as well as the other two items that had to do with Sabine Oil and Gas for a request to drill in the city.

The request will be put on the agenda at the Council’s next meeting in June and will become an executive session item according to Mayor Buzz Fullen.


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