Mt. Enterprise City Council met for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
City Council member Mary Jo Baird was sworn in during this session as she missed the previous meeting. Baird expressed her delight at returning to the council.
Mayor Brandon Jones' shift from council Place 5 left a vacancy in the quorum. A motion was passed to nominate and approve that seat be filled by ex-mayor Harvey Graves. Mayor Jones swore him in, immediately, so that the council seats might be full for the remainder of the meeting.
Amy Blackwell and Mark Lee Dickson, both representing the Sanctuary City for the Unborn movement, spoke as a reminder to all council members that the provided ordinance was still in limbo. With the recent appointment of Allison Biggs as City Attorney, the ordinance could now be perused and possibly added to an upcoming agenda.
Suzanne Cross, Henderson's Director of Tourism, presented the city with a copy of the East Texas Wildflower Trails brochure and requested that the city participate for $100. A motion made and approved, and Mt. Enterprise will once again be a part of the wildflower trail guide.
A motion was passed to name The Henderson News as the designated official newspaper for the city. The representative for the paper thanked the council for their consideration.
Mayor Jones was designated as the authorized official on the NIBRS e-grant as well as added to the list of authorized signers on the city's Vera Bank accounts.
With no regular business left to attend, Mayor Jones took a moment to address the council. "I'd like for each council member to think about how we can improve our city," Jones said, "Talk to the citizens. Let's make this place better."
Re-seated Harvey Graves said, "I'm glad to be back. I've been here since 1993 so why stop now?"