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02-25-61 TC MinSPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN February 25, 1961 A special meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas, was held at the Headquarters Building, McGuire Ranch, on the 25th day of February, 1961, at 10:00 a.m. pursuant to a call of the Mayor, written notice of which was mailed to all of the Aldermen February 22, 1961. Present were John A. McGuire, Mayor, H. S. Thrasher, A. L. Odom, John A. McGuire, Jr., and H. T. Webster, Aldermen. The Mayor called the meeting to order and announced that a quorum existed for ine transaction of business. He fur- ther stated that he had an affidavit from Mr. William L. McInerney that written notice of this meeting was mailed by him to all of the Aldermen and the Mayor on February 22, 1961, and asked the secretary to attach it to the minutes of this meeting. The Mayor then asked Mr. William L. McInerney, who was present, to act as Secretary of the meeting and take the minutes of the meeting. The Mayor then stated that the first order of business was to provide for calling of an election for the officers of the Town to be held on April 4, 1961, the first Tuesday in April as provided by law. After a full discussion of same the following persons were unanimously appointed as officers to conduct the election: Name Office Ethel Odom Presiding Judge Lucy McGuire Assistant Presiding Judge Edith Harvey Clerk At the request of the Mayor, Mr. McInerney then read the following proposed Resolution No. 9: RESOLUTION NO.9 WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of Title 28, Chap- ter 11, of the Revised Civil. Statutes of Texas, it is provided that there shall be held in each Municipality in the State of Texas on the first Tuesday in.April of`each year, a general election for the purpose of electing officers of said Munici- pality: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDER- MEN OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS: I. THAT the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas, at a regular meeting held this date, does hereby order an election of officers for fhp Town of Westlake, Texas, to be held on Tuesdays April 'fir 1961 , for the purpose of electing a Mayor f ve Aldermen and a Marshal., for a term of one year, from A"11 * l9bi , or until their successors are duly elected and qualified. The candidates for Mayor, Aldermen and Marshal, re- ceiving the highest number of votes shall be elected to such offices for a term;of one year. II. FOR the purpose of said election, the entire Town is hereby constituted one voting precinct; the polling place for. said election.shall be.the Reception Room of the Horse Barn, Circle "T" Ranch, within said Town, and said .election .shall be held between the hours of 7:00 A. M. and said 7s00 -P. M. on the aforementioned date, and tYe. following persons are hereby ap- pointed-to ppointed to act as election officers; Ethel Odom Presiding Judge Lucy McGuire Asst. Presiding Judge Edith Harvey Clerk ---------------- Clerk SII. No person shall be eligible for the.offiees aforemen- tioned unless he is qualified elector of the Town and has resided in the State of Texas for a period of one year., and in -the Town for six (6) months next preceding the election at which he is elected. IV. ANY eligible and qualified person may have his,name printed upon the official ballot as an independent Candidate for the offices herein provided for by filing is sXorn ,.&Iplica- tion with the Mayor not later than Midnight, .0 The application shall state the specific officebeingsought by the applicant and that the applicant is eligible and qualified under the Laws of the State of Texas, to become a candidate for and hold the office being sought, if elected. V. (A) The form of the sworn application shall be sub- stantially as follows: To the Mayor of the Town of Westlake, Texas., Greetings° I, , hereby make appli- cation my name printed on the official ballot ation as an independent candidate for the office of 'to b4tvoted upon it ttie ToWndlec- tion to held on the h day of 19 and I hereby certify that I have res.,ded in the State of Texas for at least one year and in the Town of Westlake, Texas, for at least six months prior to the date of such election, and am qualified to make this application and that I am legally qualified to hold such office, if elected. CANDIDATEIS SIGNATURE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF TARRANT I, , being duly sworn, depose and say that the statements contained in the foregoing application are true. Signed Subscribed and sworn to before me this day of A. D. 19 0 Notary Public in and for Tarrant County, Texas �- (B) Such sworn application may be accompanied with a petition signed by qualified electors, although such peti- tion is not required. (C) Such sworn application shall be accompanied with an executed copy of the "Loyalty Affidavit" as required by Article 6.©1(2) 1951 Election Code in Vernon's Texas Civil Sta- tutes, in substantially the following form: I, , of the Town of West- lake, Texas, County of Tarrant, State of Texas, being a candidate for the office of , do solemnly swear that I believe in and approve o our present representative form of overnment, and if elected, I will support and defend our representative form of government and shall resis any effort to movement from any part thereof, and I will support and defend the Constitution and Laws of the United States and of the State of Texas. Sworn to and subscribed Tarrant County, Texas, , A. D. 19 00096-1 as before me at Westlake, Texas, this the day of VI. Notary Public in and for Tarrant County, Texas In the event five (5) per cent or over the qualified voters of the Town (of the entire votes cast in the Town at the last General Election) nominate a Candidate for either of the offices herein provided by petition signed by such voters, such Candidate may have his name printed upon the ballot by filing his sworn application, accompanied by the Loyalty Affidavit as re above t out, with -the Mayor not later than Midnight, 019 . The Town Secretary shall furnish such applicant a—arm of such application. Vii. The names of all those who have filed their sworn appli- cations to have their names printed on the official ballot as well as those that are nominated by petition, as candidates shall be X-- provided. The Board of Aldermen will meet not less than five and not more than seven days following said election for the purpose of canvassing the returns of said election. XIII. The Mayor is hereby directed to give notice of said election which shall be signed by the Mayor under the attest of the Town Secretary, and shall state the purpose of the election, the Officers to be elected., and the Marshal- shall post a pro- perly executed copy of the election proclamation at the polling Place herein provided and two copies at two other public places within the Town. Such notices shall have attached thereto a certified copy of this resolution. XIV. Said election shall be held and conducted in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas for the holding of General Elections for State and County Offices except as otherwise pro- vided by Chapter 11, Title 28, and the 1951 Election Code of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas. ATTEST: ADOPTED this day of , A. D. 19 . APPROVED TOWN SECRETARY MAYOR After a full discussion of the foregoing Resolution No. 9, upon motion duly made by Mr. Thrasher and seconded by Mr. Webster, the foregoing Resolution No. 9 was unanimously adopted. The following form of Order and Notice of Town Election was then presented and read to the meeting: ORDER AND NOTICE OF TOWN ELECTION THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF TARRANT TOWN OF WESTLAKE I ELECTION ORDER I, JOHN A. Mc RE , Mayor of the TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, by virtue of the power vested in me by law., do hereby order that an election be held in the Town of Westlake, Texas., on April 4 ---, 19 61, being the first Tuesday thereof, for the purpose of–elecTi—ng the following officers of said Town: A Mayor, five Aldermen and a Marshal, for a term of one year., from April 4 1 19__6]. or until their successors are duly electedFnd qualified. The can- didate for Mayor, five Aldermen and Marshal receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected to such offices for a term of one year; And, that said election shall be held at the Reception Room of the Horse Barn, Circle "T" Ranch, in said Town., and the follow- ing named persons are hereby appointed Managers thereof, to wit: Ethel Odom Presiding Judge Lucy McGuire Asst. Presiding Judge Edith Harvey Clerk Clerk ELECTION NOTICE The Marshal is hereby directed and instructed to post a properly executed copy of this Order and Notice of Election at the Reception Room of the Horse Barn, Circle "T" Ranch., the place where this election will be held, and at two other public places within the Town. Said Notice shall be posted 3o days before the date of said, election. Signed and executed. this the 25th day of February A. D. 19 61 ATTEST: /s/John_A. McGuire /s/A. L. Odom TOWN SECRETARY MAYOR, TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS Upon motion duly made by Mr. Odom and seconded by Mr. Thrasher, the foregoing form of Oruer and Notice of Town Elec- tion was unanimously approved. There being no further business to come before the meeting, it was, upon motion duly made and seconded, resolved to adjourn. 4APPR0:*r MAYOR IV /7 ACTING S RETARY 0 AFFIDAVIT AS TO MAILING STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF DALLAS WILLIAM L. McINERNEY, upon his oath, stated that he mailed on February 22, 1961, a copy of the attached Notice of a Special Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of Westlake, Texas, to each of the five Aldermen of said Town and to the Mayor of said Town at the address of each within said Town. SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME, this 23rd day of February, 1961. ne C. Tilley, No4nty, ry Public frf/and for Dallas C Texas My Commission expires June 1, 1961.