Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

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December 12, 2012

Stage I drought conditions implemented

Charter election may include council pay

 

Cleburne officials instituted Stage I drought measures, effective immediately, during Tuesday’s Cleburne City Council meeting.

Stage I is voluntary and includes no restrictions.

“At this point it’s notification to raise awareness and make people mindful of their water usage to conserve water,” Assistant City Manager David Esquivel said. “If there’s no break in the drought or if we don’t see some decline in usage, we may have to move to Stage II.”

Stage II and the stages above do include restrictions.

Lake Pat Cleburne’s capacity totals 72 percent, or about 4.92 feet low, Esquivel said. Reservoirs statewide average about 65 percent capacity, he said. Although Cleburne remains in slightly better shape, officials hope residents and businesses conserve water now to possibly avoid restrictions once spring and summer arrive.

 

City charter election

Cleburne voters may soon weigh in on whether council members should receive pay and whether their terms of office should extend from two to three years. The city’s charter dictates both matters and any changes to the charter require voter approval.

Council members will soon decide whether to place both or either proposal on the upcoming charter proposals ballot, an election city leaders hope to conduct in May.

Cleburne council members receive no compensation save reimbursement for expenses directly related to city business.

Cleburne’s charter, approved by voters in 1950, has undergone infrequent updates since. Mayor Scott Cain, earlier this year, called for a committee to review the charter and, where necessary, suggest changes.

Councilman John Warren, who chaired the committee, said he and committee members were pleased to discover fewer problems with the charter than they expected going in.

“About 95 percent of the changes we are recommending involve streamlining the charter by omitting redundancies, modernizing and simplifying some of the archaic language and removing some outdated provisions, which are now governed by state or federal laws,” Warren said.

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