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City approves change in truck route and increase in landfill rates

Julia Childs

The Post Dispatch

Post City Council met on Tuesday, Sept. 14 in for the Second Public Hearing on the new fiscal year budget and adopting the tax rate for the city.  The agenda also included discussions on eliminating downtown truck traffic and landfill rate increase.

The first reading of the ordinance to adopt the budget and ordinance to adopt the tax rate were read by Mayor Marvin Self.

In regular session the council approved minutes of a regular meeting held Aug. 10 and special meeting held on Aug. 17 along with invoices received at City Hall for September 2021.

A street ordinance was approved to designate State Highway 208, also known as the Ralls Road, from its intersection with East Main Street north, and South Ave. F as a truck route.  This will eliminate west traffic from the intersection of Hwy 207 as a truck route on East Main Street downtown.

  1. Rhett Parker told councilmembers this would help to keep large truck from the area and help preserve the original brick streets on East Main along with the infrastructure beneath the streets.

The city has published a notice in today’s paper on page 7 outlining the changes to the ordinance.

Once the council has adopted the ordinance TxDot will install the proper signage allowing the Sheriff’s Department to ticket violators.

Parker said, “The downtown should be used for shoppers, keeping the integrity of the historical Main Street.”

Beth Walls presented the Council with an updated Personnel Policy Manual.  The current manual had not been updated since 2011.  Issues of social media, health and safety, tobacco, drug, and alcohol use were addressed and updated accordingly. Performance management was another subject Ms. Walls discussed with the Council.

The council unanimously voted to accept the changes to the manual as presented by Ms. Walls.

The council discussed and agreed to raise the current landfill rate.  The current rate of $35.94 per ton will increase to $40.94 per ton.

A Professional Services agreement with Parkhill, Smith & Coop and the City of Post was approved by the council.

After Sheriff Terry Morgan reported on the department’s status the meeting was adjourned.

Complete agenda packet is available for citizens to review at Post City Hall.  The next scheduled meeting of City Council will be October 12.

 

 

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