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File #: MN-21-013    Version: 1 Name: Minutes of Special City Council Meeting of May 18, 2021
Type: Minutes Status: Minutes
File created: 5/18/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/8/2021 Final action:
Title: Consider Minutes of Special City Council Meeting of May 18, 2021.
Sponsors: City Secretary
Attachments: 1. Minutes
Title

Consider Minutes of Special City Council Meeting of May 18, 2021.

Summary

City of Killeen
Special City Council Meeting
Killeen City Hall
May 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Presiding: Mayor Jose Segarra

Attending: Mayor Pro Tem Debbie Nash-King Councilmembers Jessica Gonzalez, Nina Cobb, Steve Harris, Ken Wilkerson, Rick Williams, and Mellisa Brown.

Also attending were City Manager Kent Cagle, City Attorney Traci Briggs, City Secretary Lucy Aldrich, and Sergeant-at-Arms Cole.

Approval of Agenda

Motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Nash-King to approve the agenda as written. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Brown. The motion carried unanimously.

Citizen Comments

No one signed up to speak.

Ordinances

OR-21-008 Consider an ordinance ordering a second election to resolve the tie between two candidates in the Councilmember District 4 race from the May 1, 2021 election.

The City Secretary read the caption of the ordinance.
AN ORDINANCE ORDERING THE HOLDING OF A SECOND ELECTION IN THE CITY OF KILLEEN, TEXAS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A COUNCILMEMBER FOR DISTRICT 4; SPECIFYING THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THE SECOND ELECTION LAWS SHALL CONTROL ALL QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO SUCH ELECTION; PRESCRIBING THE CONTENTS OF THE OFFICIAL BALLOT; PROVIDING FOR COMPENSATION; DESIGNATING THE POLLING PLACES, AND PROVIDING FOR POSTING AND PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF ELECTION AND CONTAINING MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

Staff Comments: Traci Briggs, City Attorney.
District 4 candidates Steve Harris and Michael Boyd both received 181 votes in the May 1, 2021 general election reflecting a tie. Per Texas Election Code, Chapter 2, if two or more candidates for the same office tie for the number of votes required to be elected, a second election fill the office shall be held. City staff recommends city council approve an ordinance calling for a second election to be held June 12, 2021 to elect a councilmember for District 4.

Motion was made by Councilmember Brown to approve OR-21-008 h...

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