By Danielle Church

Killeen Daily Herald

HARKER HEIGHTS - The results are in for Harker Heights City Manager Steve Carpenter's annual evaluation - and he passes the test.

At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, Mayor Mike Aycock, along with the rest of the council, were unanimous in the decision that Carpenter remain in his current position within the city for another year with his benefits remaining the same.

The contract year begins Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30, 2012.

"I'd like to thank the council, the one thing that I've always been fortunate with in the city," Carpenter said. "Thank you for the hard work you've done."

Carpenter also commended the council and staff for the work they do as a team, along with the residents of Harker Heights. "It makes the job that much easier" and "it allows you to accomplish a lot of things that we have accomplished here," he said.

"I'm glad you say a team, because we are a team," Aycock responded.

Adding to the spirit of appreciation in the air Tuesday evening, an Employee Recognition Ceremony was held before the meeting. More than 25 staff members were recognized.

The council also:

Approved a resolution authorizing continued participation with the Steering Committee of Cities served by Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC as well as authorizing the payment of 10 cents per capita to the committee to fund regulatory and related activities related to Oncor.

Approved a resolution authorizing the city manager to sign a domestic custody agreement between the city of Harker Heights and JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Approved a request for alcohol service for a wedding reception at the 2410 Community Park Hilliard Pavilion.

Contact Danielle Church at or (254) 501-7567.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.