Additional action taken by Dumas City Commission
By Steve Ramos, Reporter
Apr 2, 2013, 10:28
In other business, the commissioners:
• Voted to approve a request by LaDawn Baten of "dreaMS of a Cure" to close 7th and 8th streets between Dumas and Bliss avenues for a car show that will raise funds for the Panhandle National MS Society. The event will be held August 10. Baten told the commissioners she and other event organizers talked to business owners around the courthouse square about closing the streets, which had been a concern for some of the commissioners. Baten reported all the business owners were supportive of the event and would organize activities of their own to coincide with it.
“The quilt shop said they might have a sidewalk sale, and the movie theater would put on a matinee,” Baten said.
Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades batted away some of the commissioner’s concerns about parking and the traffic problems associated with large gatherings.
“I don’t remember having a wreck at Candy Cane Lane, and there were a lot of rubberneckers there,” Rhoades said.
DeArmonnd and Police Chief Jim Nelson told the commisisoners they didn’t have a problem with closing the streets and having the event at the square.
• Recognized Judy Pendley and Ricardo Soto for outstanding recycling efforts in 2012.
• Approved a resolution that authorizes the mayor, city commissioners, city manager and the finance director to be authorized signatures for all checking accounts of the city. Also, the finance director, accounts payable clerk, accounts receivable clerk, information technology director and the administrative assistant be authorized signatures fot the safety deposit box of the city.
• Approved a resolution to endorse the Dumas Economic Development Corporation’s formal agreement with the 2013 Community Grant recipients. The recipients are the Moore County Historical Museum, Dumas Independent School District, CareNet Pregnancy Resource Center of Dumas, The Victory Tree Foundation, the YMCA of Moore County, Talon Point and the Dumas Baseball/Sofball Association.
• Approved a contract with Moore County for the collection of taxes. The cost of collections remains the same at 40 cents per parcel on currents to be billed out in October. The collection rate is 5 percent on delinquent taxes. Taxes are delinquent after July 1.
• Approved a proposal to repair South Maddox Avenue from 14th Street to 16th Street.