Joshua’s new city secretary, Alice Holloway, swore in Joe Hollarn as the city’s mayor during Monday night’s called meeting of the Joshua City Council.
Hollarn returns to the position after winning Nov. 23’s special election against resident Robert Fleming. Hollarn previously served as mayor from 2010 to June. He lost his seat in the June election to Kenny Robinson, who resigned in August after two months in office. This is Hollarn’s fourth term.
Holloway replaces Lisa Cabrera, who was terminated by the council after they reviewed her evaluation performance in October. Cabrera was in her position since February 2016.
“I want to reconcile with everyone in the community and get us back together again,” Hollarn said in a previous Times-Review article. “To start, I’d like to conduct a town hall meeting at least every other month to talk to citizens to see what their concerns are.
“I think Robert ran a great campaign. I just want to see us all reconcile and continue moving forward.”
In other news, the council revised the memorandum of understanding between the Joshua Police Department and the Joshua ISD Police Department.
The two departments entered into an agreement in September to provide traffic control and management or enforcement that enhances the safety of the campuses on any road owned by the city adjacent to the campus and other roads while they are being used as a school bus stop.
City Manager Josh Jones said the JISD PD requested the agreement be revised so it includes an expiration date and renewal terms.