Council discusses ESD 1 contract renewal

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 25, 2023 The Whitney City Council met in a regular session Thursday, January 19, to discuss renewal of the city's contract with Emergency Services District (ESD) 1, hear departmental reports and review other monthly business. Interim Fire Chief Roy McCleary and Wayland Price, the city's former fire chief, spoke to the … Continue reading Council discusses ESD 1 contract renewal

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Council hears reports, approves zoning for planned development

Editor: Shannon Cottongame December 22, 2022 The Whitney City Council met in a regular session Thursday, December 15 to consider regular monthly business and discuss rezoning requests. At the beginning of the meeting, Council Member Martis Ward voted against approval of the minutes of the December 5 special council meeting, stating that he wanted it … Continue reading Council hears reports, approves zoning for planned development

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Whitney City Council selects police chief

Editor: Shannon Cottongame December 15, 2022 Pictured (l to r) are Mayor Jerry Barker and Kevin Hughes, who was selected by the Whitney City Council to serve as the city's next police chief in a special meeting held last week. See story for more information. The Whitney City Council selected Kevin Hughes, a White Bluff … Continue reading Whitney City Council selects police chief

Council approves economic development agreement

Editor: Shannon Cottongame November 25, 2022 Sidewalk ordinance discussed… The Whitney City Council met in a regular session Thursday, November 17, to consider several agenda items, including an extension of an economic development agreement for the local urgent care facility and a proposal to regulate the display of merchandise on city sidewalks. Ayushi Agarwala of … Continue reading Council approves economic development agreement

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New City Council member appointed to fill open seat

Editor: Shannon Cottongame November 2, 2022 Aimee Boswell was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Whitney City Council in a special meeting held Friday night, October 28. Boswell (right) is pictured being sworn in by City Secretary Kristi Wollert. The Whitney City Council interviewed two applicants in a special meeting Friday, October 28, before … Continue reading New City Council member appointed to fill open seat

City Council approves brush pickup contract

Editor: Shannon Cottngame November 2, 2022 The Whitney City Council met in a regular session Tuesday, October 25, after the meeting planned for the previous Thursday evening was canceled and rescheduled. The council approved an agreement with G&B Stump Grinding for brush pickup in the city. Money was set aside in the city’s 2022-23 budget … Continue reading City Council approves brush pickup contract

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City Council adopts tax rate,hears property owner requests

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 21, 2022 The Whitney City Council ratified the city's proposed 2022 property tax rate and 2022-23 budget in a meeting held Thursday, September 15. The council also reviewed requests related to proposed and existing developments in the city, along with several other agenda items. The council voted to leave the tax … Continue reading City Council adopts tax rate,hears property owner requests

Council proposes tax rate, sets September 8 public hearing

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 25, 2022 The Whitney City Council proposed the city's tax rate for the coming fiscal year, approved the final plat for the new Allsup's convenience store and made decisions about how to spend American Rescue Plan funds during a regular meeting held Thursday, August 18. The council proposed leaving the tax … Continue reading Council proposes tax rate, sets September 8 public hearing

Council to pursue water pilot program, fire chief to retire

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 18, 2022 The Whitney City Council met in a special session Thursday evening, August 11, to consider a water system upgrade and approve a contract with an electricity provider for city facilities. The council also convened in closed session to hear from Fire Chief Wayland Price before resuming open session and … Continue reading Council to pursue water pilot program, fire chief to retire

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Council appoints interim police chief, Barker now serving as acting mayor

Editor: Shannon Cottongame July 28, 2022 Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Barker led the Whitney City Council meeting Monday, July 18, following the departure of former mayor Brad Slaten. Barker plans to serve in the role until the next city election in May. The Whitney City Council appointed an interim police chief and accepted the resignation … Continue reading Council appoints interim police chief, Barker now serving as acting mayor

Whitney City Council holds June meeting

Editor: Shannon Cottongame June 30, 2022 The Whitney City Council met in a regular session Tuesday, June 21, to hear monthly reports and consider agenda items. In open forum, resident Alan Ellis told the council that he would like to donate $10,000 toward the effort to create a better park for children and the community. … Continue reading Whitney City Council holds June meeting

Mayor announces plan to step down, council members take oath of office

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 26, 2022 Whitney Mayor Brad Slaten announced that he will be relocating and stepping down from his position this summer during a meeting of the Whitney City Council held Monday, May 16. Council members beginning new terms were also sworn in during the meeting, and the council approved annexation requests related … Continue reading Mayor announces plan to step down, council members take oath of office

City council approves final plat for planned Whitney subdivision

Editor: Shannon Cottongame April 27, 2022 The Whitney City Council approved a final plat for a new subdivision that could bring up to 57 homes to Whitney and considered several other agenda items in a meeting held Monday evening, April 18. Last year, the council began discussions with Gary Finch, CEO of Teamworktown Inc., which … Continue reading City council approves final plat for planned Whitney subdivision

Council hears monthly reports, discusses playground request

Editor: Shannon Cottongame March 30, 2022 The Whitney City Council heard reports from department heads and considered several agenda items, including a request for a new city playground, in a meeting held Monday evening, March 21. In his update to the council, Mayor Brad Slaten reported that he attended the Lake Whitney Garden Club meeting … Continue reading Council hears monthly reports, discusses playground request

Whitney council discusses proposed developments in October meeting

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 27, 2021 The Whitney City Council considered agenda items related to proposed developments in the city during a meeting held Monday evening, October 18. The council heard from Gary Finch, CEO of Teamworktown Inc., which is planning to build custom homes on land located off North Trinity Street in Whitney. Finch … Continue reading Whitney council discusses proposed developments in October meeting

Council adopts budget, tax rate for FY 2021-22

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 29, 2021 The Whitney City Council approved the city budget and tax rate in a meeting held Monday, September 20. The council adopted a tax rate of $0.638400 per $100 valuation, which is the same as the 2020 rate but above the no-new-revenue rate, which would raise the same amount of … Continue reading Council adopts budget, tax rate for FY 2021-22

City Council proposes tax rate, sets public hearings

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 25, 2021 The Whitney City Council met in a regular session Monday evening, August 16, and proposed the city tax rate as the council prepares to finalize a budget for the coming fiscal year. The council proposed the tax rate at $0.6384 per $100 valuation, which is the same as the … Continue reading City Council proposes tax rate, sets public hearings