February 20, 2008 Edition

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Hoxie Aldermen hire
two city attorneys

During the regular council meeting on Feb. 11, Hoxie aldermen voted to hire two attorneys for the city, following a recommendation made by the committee formed to look at options.

Council members voted to hire Ryan Cooper to represent the city for criminal cases. Bobby Gibson was hired to represent the city during civil cases.

Also during the meeting, two residents addressed the council concerning street repairs. Robert Clay and Dale Johnson requested that the city repair Paula and Rena streets.

As the streets have never been dedicated to the city, Mayor Donnie Roberts said the city is not responsible for repairs, but he would ask the street superintendent to see if the street could be graded.

In order for the streets to become part of the city of Hoxie, landowners in the area will need to sign a petition requesting they be dedicated to the city.

Aldermen also passed an ordinance prohibiting hazardous driving within the city limits of Hoxie and establishing a fine for violation of the ordinance.

The ordinance defines hazardous driving as operating any motor vehicle in a manner that indicates disregard for people, property, traffic controls and conditions on streets, alleys, highways and public and private parking lots within the city of Hoxie.

Hazardous driving includes: starting or stopping a vehicle in such a manner that the tires lose traction, causing a vehicle to swerve from side to side or slide, accelerating a vehicle unnecessarily so that it spins or produces an obnoxious noise, failing to obey posted stop signs or other posted traffic controls or signals and failing to obey posted speed limits.

Violation of any of these will result in a fine of no less than $75 and no more than $250. Any person found in violation will also be required to pay a court cost of $25.

In other business:

  • Mayor Roberts read a card of thanks from the Hendrix family and commended former Mayor Paul Hendrix for his service to the city.

  • a resolution was passed renumbering Resolution 2008-348 to Resolution 2008-343.

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