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City Council Authorizes Offer on Bank Building

The Lexington City Council authorized a committee to make an offer on the old State Bank building located on the Square during a specially called meeting last Wednesday, June 24. The Council went into Executive Session to "deliberate the purchase, lease and value of real property in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Section 551.072 regarding the purchase of the bank building." The Council reconvened into Public Session after a short period of time and council member Lori Barnikow moved that the committee make an offer to Prosperity Bank for the old bank building on behalf of the City for an undisclosed amount. Tony Tavary seconded the motion. The vote was three for - Tony Tavary, Tim Brown and Lori Barnikow - and two against - Greg Langehennig and William Langehennig. William Langehennig wanted it to be on record that he is against more debt at this time.

In other action at Wednesday's Council meeting, the Council convened into Executive Session to deliberate the hiring of a new Billing Clerk. They reconvened into Public Session to take action on the hiring of a new Billing Clerk and rate of pay in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Section 551.072. Jennifer Thomas was hired as the new Billing Clerk with salary discussed following a motion made by Tim Brown and seconded by Lori Barnikow to do so. The motion carried unanimously.

Following yet another Executive Session, the Council reconvened into Public Session to deliberate the purchase, lease and value of real property regarding the purchase of two acres of land for a water well. Tim Brown moved to take no action until a committee to look into what the City needs to do. Lori Barnikow seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously again and Tim Brown and Tony Tavary were appointed to the committee.

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