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05/07/05 - Nacogdoches

Nacogdoches County Elections

by Chris Cato

Elections around the East Texas area include those vying for seats on the Nacogdoches ISD School Board.

Hundreds of voters have turned out at T.J.R. Middle School in Nacogdoches to cast their ballot. Election officials say it seems that more people are coming out for the school board elections rather than the city elections.

For the Nacogdoches School Board Member At Large position, Cheryl Adamson is going up against Leann West. For the District Two position, Richard Fischer is facing Zeke Martinez in the school board election.

As for the city elections in Nacogdoches, residents are voting for charter amendments.

Proposition 1: "The City Commission shall designate a bank as the City Depository, which shall be selected in accordance with state law."
Explanation: Currently the Charter states that a bank in the City of Nacogdoches shall be selected for a period of two years. The amendment will allow more flexibility in the term of the depository contract and conform it to the state law.

Proposition 2: "Notice of such election shall be given in accordance with current state law."
Explanation: The Charter currently requires the notice of election to be published for twenty consecutive days prior to the election. State law only requires the election notice to be published one time between the 30th and 10th days before the election. This amendment will save a considerable amount in publication costs, while still providing sufficient notice of the election to the voters, as other forms of notification are also required in state law.

Proposition 3: "Appoint and, when necessary, suspend or remove all city employees and appointive administrative officers provided for by or under this Charter, except as otherwise provided by law, this Charter or other personnel rules adopted pursuant to this Charter. The City Commission shall approve department heads before said department head assumes his/her duties. The City Manager may authorize any administrative officer subject to the Manager's discretion and supervision to exercise these powers with respect to subordinates in that officer's department, office or agency."
Explanation: Currently all personal appointments, suspensions and removals must be made "with the advice and consent of the city commission." The amendment will allow the City Manager to more efficiently manage the appointments, suspension and removal of subordinate employees of the City, while still allowing City Commission approval of department head level employees.

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