City of Ballinger Election Information

The City of Ballinger is accepting applications for candidates to place their names on the ballot to serve on the Ballinger City Council starting July 22, 2017 and ending August 21, 2017. You can file your applications with the City Secretary, Bonita F. Shields at the City hall located at 700 Railroad Avenue, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day

The places that are up for election are the:

Mayor currently held by Sam Mallory

Single Member District 1 currently held by Phillip Arp

Single Member District 2 currently held by Darlene Kelly

Benefit Raffle for Carlos Ruiz

Raffle tickets can be purchased at Ballinger Area Chamber of Commerce and Ballinger City Hall.

May 1, 2017 City Council Meeting Video

00:00:15 – 1. Call meeting to order.

00:00:27 – 2. Prayer and pledge of allegiance.

00:01:18 – 3. Consider approval of the minutes of the April 17, 2017 meeting.

00:01:35 – 4. Visitors who are not on the regular agenda will be given the opportunity to address the Council on any subject.

00:01:48 – 5. Discuss and take action on a request from Holden Hronek to have a benefit street dance for Dena King.

00:02:35 – 6. Discuss and take action on a presentation from Janet Wilson on the operation of the swimming pool this year.

00:16:55 – 7. Consider approval of building permits.

00:21:55 – 8. Discuss and take action on the RFP’s received for garbage collections in the City of Ballinger.

01:16:38 – 9. Hear the City Administrator’s bi-weekly report.

01:24:24 – 10. Hear request for future agenda items from City Council.

01:30:25 – 11. The Ballinger City Council shall meet in executive session as authorized by Texas Government Code, Section 551 .071 Consultation with City Attorney (Update on alternative water project.)

The Ballinger City Council shall meet in executive session as authorized by Texas
Government Code, Section 551.074 Personnel Matters (.)

01:30:45 – 12. Action from executive session.

01:30:55 – 13. Adjourn.

Jon (JC) Gore Retiring from Law Enforcement

Here at the BPD we would like to give thanks to Jon Gore (aka: JC) for his many years of service.

JC has officially retired from Law Enforcement today and “roll up is apron”.

JC started and ended his career here in Ballinger. He became a Peace officer in 1985 joining the BPD. In 2000 he was appointed Chief of Police and ran with it for 12 years. He handed the torch over to Mark McNulty in 2012, but continued to serve the community as a reserve working at the schools and special events.

JC is a special breed helping anybody in his path. He is a little man with a big heart, we will miss working with him.

Carnegie Library’s Taste of Ballinger – Tuesday, February 21st

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Save the Date!

The Carnegie Library’s annual Taste of Ballinger will be held Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at the Community Center from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  The ticket price is $8.00 and will be sold at the door. You can buy tickets early at Carnegie Library, Curiosities, and City Hall. Take out plates will be available. Area churches are offering some of their best recipes so come enjoy an evening of good food and fellowship.  Taste of Ballinger cookbooks will be available for purchase.  This fund raiser benefits our beautiful Carnegie Library.

City Council Meeting Video – January 17, 2017

00:00:14 – 1. Call meeting to order.

00:00:25 – 2. Prayer and pledge of allegiance.

00:01:19 – 3. Consider approval of the minutes of the January 3, 2017 meeting.

00:01:39 – 4. Visitors who are not on the regular agenda will be given the opportunity to address the Council on any subject.

*00:06:00 – 5. Remove from the table to discuss code enforcement issues.

00:24:07 – 6. Hear a presentation from the Ballinger Volunteer fire department for the Council to consider purchasing a new ladder fire truck.

00:24:23 – 7. Discuss and take action to consider helping Ballinger Youth Sports to grub trees and dirt work on the soccer fields located on 13th Street.

00:48:48 – 8. Consider approval of building permits.

*00:03:56 – 9. Hear the police activity monthly report from Interim Chief Stanley Maresch.

00:58:31 – 10. Hear the City Administrator’s bi-weekly report.

01:05:27 – 11. Hear request for future agenda items from City Council.

01:06:10 = 12. The Ballinger City Council shall meet in executive session as authorized by Texas Government Code, Section 551.071 Consultation with City Attorney (Update on
alternative water project.)

The Ballinger City Council shall meet in executive session as authorized by Texas
Government Code, Section 551 .074 Personnel Matters (Performance review of
Stanley Maresch as Interim Chief of Police.)

01:06:30 – 13. Action from executive session.

01:06:35 – 14. Adjourn.