By Sean Wardwell
Killeen Daily Herald
City boards and commissions will receive a thorough appraisal today at Killeen's City Council meeting, as the council decides on appointing members and whether to institute term limits for them.
District 3 Councilman Terry Clark first brought up term limits for board members at last week's council workshop. At that meeting, Clark said Killeen had a diverse pool of talent that should be tapped into, and six years was a long enough period for anyone to serve.
Clark's proposal was supported by Councilmen Larry Cole and Billy Workman. However, Councilman Juan Rivera and Mayor Timothy Hancock were both opposed to the measure. Hancock told the council that it had the authority to appoint and dismiss board members at its pleasure.
Rivera told the council that it needed to face its responsibilities and take a more active role in determining who sits on these committees, and that people who wish to continue serving shouldn't be penalized.
Hancock advised Clark to bring the matter before the council for a vote if he felt it was needed.
The council also will consider a resolution of intent to maintain May municipal elections and rent election equipment; a memorandum to procure 27 police cars and three sport utility vehicles; and a resolution of support for the formation of an outside committee to explore developing both a dog park and children's museum.
In its workshop before the meeting, the council will be updated on renaming Alan Circle to Ricky Carlisle Circle, as well as
discussing deer reflectors and transportation projects.
The council meets at Killeen City Hall, located at 101 N. College St. The workshop begins at 4 p.m., with the regular meeting following at 6 p.m.
Contact Sean Wardwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (254) 501-7552.