Cleburne City Council members will discuss and vote on two matters related to the Cleburne Conference Center on Tuesday.

City officials last year began renovation of the old Cleburne Civic Center. The soon-to-open Cleburne Conference Center will house a civic center and a performing arts center.

Council members will vote on a bid to purchase tables and chairs for the center totaling $102,431.84.

The bids were submitted by Southern Aluminum and Mity-Lite.

Council members will also vote on a proposal to authorize City Manager Chester Nolen to enter an interim agreement in which the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce will operate the conference center from March to September.

The chamber will provide staffing and manage daily operations of the center.

The city will retain all rents and other revenues generated, but will reimburse the chamber for its costs.

City staff believes the city will save substantial costs by allowing the chamber to operate the center.

The council will also vote on an ordinance ordering the May 8 city election.

Up for election this year are the mayor’s seat held by Mayor Ted Reynolds; the Single Member District 1 seat held by Councilman Bob Kelly; and the SMD 4 seat held by Councilman John Warren.

Council members will vote on a proposal to appoint Dr. Arthur Raines to the Cleburne Airport Advisory Board to replace board member Dan Hunt, who resigned.

Council members will also vote on proposals to fill two vacancies on the Cleburne Library Advisory Board.

The Cleburne City Council meets at 7 p.m. in Cleburne City Hall on 10 N. Robinson St.

A workshop at 4:30 p.m. precedes the meeting.

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