HUNTINGTON, TX (KTRE) - Today. the Huntington city council voted in favor of prohibiting solicitation at the city's only stoplight. The decision ultimately affects groups like the Ora Volunteer Fire Department, whose solicitation at the red light has sparked debate among Huntington residents. Huntington Mayor Frank Harris who says it's a matter of public safety.
"We got them sitting down in the middle of the road holding a boot up collecting money and they we're dressed in the right attire for what people would expect," said Frank Harris, Huntington mayor.
Moving forward, Harris said soliciting will only be allowed on sidewalks but not in the middle of the intersection. The council also met in an executive session for about one hour as they discussed the possibility of hiring a new City Administrator. The council eventually returned, saying that they had not reached a decision.
"We didn't have enough applications that we needed to look at really. Sometimes, you know, a small town like this we get somebody who really doesn't know anything you need to know about the job," Harris said.
Moving forward, Harris said the city will re-open the application process and review those sometime next month.
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