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Goliad city administrator position still vacant
by Coy Slavik
Feb 01, 2013 | 920 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
GOLIAD – The City of Goliad will be without a full-time city administrator for at least another week.

During its Jan. 22 meeting, the city council did not name a permanent replacement for Sereniah Breland, who resigned from the position in September.

Interim city administrator Larry Zermeno, who also serves as Goliad’s finance officer, is one of three finalists for the position. The other finalists are Bob Harraid, who works for the City of Corpus Christi, and Charles Harrington, who is retired and formerly served as city manager of League City.

Goliad Mayor Jay Harvey said Monday he expects a new city administrator to be named at the Feb. 5 meeting.

At the Jan. 22 meeting, the council approved an application for a gaming business premises license for Gamaliel D. Walker at 147 S. Commercial Street.

Councilman Ed Carter was the only council member to vote against license.

The council also unanimously approved authorizing the mayor to sign an agreement with Urban Engineering for services at the Habitat for Humanity lot.

The council unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding with Goliad County and the City of Goliad for the use and maintenance of the Goliad Memorial Auditorium.

Council discussed presenting oak trees to residents building new homes.

“Goliad is known for our oak trees and I just saw it as a welcoming gift for folks who want to invest in our community and build a home,” said Harvey, who proposed the idea.

“I would like to make it retroactive to everything that was built in 2012.”

The proposal will be put on the Feb. 5 for possible approval.
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