The Denison City Council took only minutes on Monday night to complete the public portion of its meeting, quickly passing the consent agenda and receiving no testimony on a small zoning change that passed easily. The council adjourned into executive session to receive a report on town priorities from City Manager Robert Hanna and discuss economic development issues.

The Denison City Council took only minutes on Monday night to complete the public portion of its meeting, quickly passing the consent agenda and receiving no testimony on a small zoning change that passed easily. The council adjourned into executive session to receive a report on town priorities from City Manager Robert Hanna and discuss economic development issues.


As part of the consent agenda, the council dispatched several items of city business. Among them: Approved the meeting schedule for 2014, which will include an extra meeting in January regarding the annexation of the Gateway Village development. The board will meet twice per month for 10 months of the year, with July and December containing only one meeting each.


Cast the city’s votes for former city attorney Tom Akins to serve on the Grayson Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. Five of the six individuals nominated for the board will be elected to serve.


Renewed the city’s contract with Grayson County to provide library services for out-of-city residents. The county will compensate Denison $2,280 for those services.


Approved the purchase of a side loader, dump trunk, crawler loader, backhoe and bulldozer for the city fleet. All items were purchased for below their 2014 budgeted allotment.


Selected the bid from Independent Bank to serve as the city’s depository. Independent agreed to waive all setup fees, software fees and service changes as part of the agreement.


The council approved the zoning change for 1200 W. Chestnut on a unanimous vote. The change means a building at that location, which was formerly a beauty salon, can be used as a single-family home. The next council meeting is scheduled for Nov. 18.