Council considers parade rule prohibiting tossing candy to spectators
Posted by : August 17, 2014| On :
By David Webb
EUSTACE–The Eustace City Council continued discussion of a new parade ordinance designed to promote public safety at an Aug. 7 meeting.
The council tabled the ordinance until next month to incorporate new ideas. Mayor Elicia Sanders and Chief of Police Ken Holder are collaborating on a draft of the ordinance.
The proposed rule prohibits the throwing of any items, including gum, beads, paper or any other article from floats, vehicles or people on horseback. No one will be allowed to enter or exit floats, vehicles or other moving objects once the parade begins. It further defines a parade as any procession of people, animals or vehicles on public streets or alleys.
Any person or organization planning a parade must apply for a permit at Eustace City Hall and await approval or denial by the mayor or the mayor’s representative.
In other action, the council:
• learned from the mayor that repairs to the City Hall roof are faulty, and that Sun Roofing had not returned phone calls about honoring the warranty. Sanders said the city would no longer do business with Sun Roofing.
• approved city employee life insurance through Kansas City Life, and vision and dental coverage with United Healthcare. Last month, the council approved medical services insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield.
• set 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 for a presentation about a 2012 Texas Community Development Block planning grant of $32,565 for local city improvements to include maps, streets, zoning recommendations, parks and utilities. Public Management out of Cleveland will make the presentation.
• tabled consideration of the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget until next month.