Denison City Council Member for Place 4 Kris Spiegel plans to resign his seat in order to pursue an at large position on the Council. The Council is expected to discuss and act on accepting the resignation during a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Denison City Hall.
“I believe this will be a positive change for me and my ability to represent the community at large,” Spiegel said in a phone interview Saturday.
Spiegel said he plans to vacate his seat in order to pursue the Place 5, at large, seat currently held by Matt Hanley, who will reach his term limit in May. Spiegel said this move is designed to allow his family flexibility in searching for a new home in Denison in the future.
Spiegel said this was similar to what Hanley himself did when he was elected to Place 5 in 2014.
With Spiegel’s resignation, the city will hold a special election in May to fill his position. However, due to the length of time on his current term, the hold over rule will be in effect and Spiegel will remain in his seat until May. City Attorney Julie Fort is expected to give an explanation of this process during Tuesday’s meeting.
The council is also expected to receive reports on unsafe conditions at five structures and act on set them for demolition when it meets. City Building Official Betty Floyd will provide reports on structures located at: 144 Doolittle, 314 W. Hull, 405 W. Walker, 501 W. Hull, and 820 W. Day.
Other items that will be considered include:
• a request for zoning change from light industrial to commercial district and a conditional use permit to allow an office warehouse on a property located at 3101 S. Woodlawn Blvd.;
• a request for zoning change from light industrial to commercial district for 4006 S. Texoma Pkwy.;
• a request for zoning change from agriculture to single family 7.5 district for property located in the 3000 block of W. Stafford Dr.; and
• a conditional use permit for warehouse and office use on a property located at 4231 S. Texoma Pkwy.