An overhaul of council and city protocol policy will be up for discussion at the Killeen City Council’s workshop Tuesday.

According to a copy of the protocol package obtained by the Herald, the council will look to formalize its meeting and committee appointment protocol, largely borrowed from Roberts’ Rules of Order.

The policy will incorporate the council’s established rules of conduct as well as formalize the committee-forming process and require council members to sign ethics agreements.

On Friday, the Herald asked the city whether the council’s ethics policies, which seek to prevent conflicts of interests and representing conflicting governmental entities, applies to its ad hoc and standing committee members.

In April, just two months after Ron Olson’s hiring, Councilman Juan Rivera and now-Mayor Pro Tem Jim Kilpatrick appointed three board members of the Bell County Municipal Utility District No. 2, a 3,750-home subdivision planned for Killeens’ southern border, to ad hoc committees tackling water-sewer and transportation issues.

The city said it would not address the media’s questions before the item is discussed Tuesday.

The council will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Utilities Collection Building, 210 W. Avenue C.

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