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02-24-62 TC Min SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN February 24, 1962 A Special Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas, was held at the Circle T Ranch Head- quarters on the 24th day of February, 1962 at 2: 30 p.m. pursuant to a written Waiver of Notice signed by the Mayor and all of the Aldermen. 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 the transaction of business . 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 3, 1962, the first Tuesday in April as provided by law. After a full discussion of same the following persons were unanimously elected 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, the following pro- posed Resoludion No. 11 was read at the meeting: pZ•L(o RESOLU'T'ION NO. 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: T. 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 tbo Town of Westlake, Texas, to be held on Tuesday, A;pril 3# 1962 , for the purpose of electing a Mayor five aldermen and a Marshal., for a term of one year, from Aofti ;3 19or 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. zI. 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 7:00- P. M. on the aforementioned date, and t2e. following persons are hereby ap- pointed -to act as election officers: aunt a" Presiding Judge Ww "boul" Asst. . Presiding Judge Clerk Clerk SII. No person shall be eligible for the . offices 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 elect.on 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 his sworn applica- tion with the Mayor not later than Midnight, Q. 1E. The application shall state the specific office being ,sought 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_____E_o__Tiave my name printed on the official ballot as an independent candidate for the office of _, to be voted upon at the Town Elec- tion to be held on the 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. C ID TE'S SIGNATURE STATE OF TEXAS COUNT' 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 Notary Public in and for Tarrant County, Texas Baa (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.ol(2) 1951 Election Code in Vernon's Texas Civil Sta- tutes, in substantially the following form: of the gown of West- lake, exas, 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 government, and if elected, I will support and defend our representative form of government and shall resist 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 . CANDIDATEtS SIGNATURE- Te Sworn to and subscribed before me at Westlake, Texas, Tarrant County, Texas, this the day of A. D. 19 Notary Public in and for Tarrant County, Texas Vi . 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 hereinabove set out, with -the Mayor not later than Midnight, It , 19yThe Town Secretary shall furnish such applicant a form f such application. VII. The names of all those who have filed their sworn appli- xe' cations to have their names printed on the official ballot as well e fas those that are nominated by petition, as candidates shall be i d.2�' posted by the Town Secretary in a conspicuous place at the office of the said Secretary for inspection of the Public for at least thirty (30) days before the date of said Election. The Town Secretary shall preserve for a period of two years all applications, petitions and other related papers. VIII. Any person eligible to the offices herein provided for who has filed his sworn application in accordance with the provi- sions of this resolution, or who is nominated to any office by petition, shall have his name printed on the official ballots. Any such person may cause his name to be withdrawn at any time before the official ballots are printed, by filing in writing with the Town Secretary a request to- that effect over his signa- ture, duly attested to by a Notary Public. No name so withdrawn shall be printed on the ballots . _IX. The ballots to be used in said election shall be pre- pared in the manner and form as provided in the election code of the State of Texas enacted by the 1951 Legislature. of X. All qualified voters within the meaning of the Consti- tution and Laws of the State of Texas, who have resided in the State of Texas for a period of one year, and in the Town of West- lake for a period of six months prior to the date of the election herein provided for shall be entitled to vote at such election. XI. Noting by absent ballot in said election shall com- mence on � , 19 , at the office of the , Town Secre- tary, Westlakej Texas . noting by absentee ballot shall close at 5 P. M., 31s 1 XII. The election officers above named shall make and deliver the returns of said election in triplicate, one being retained by the presiding Judge, one delivered to the Mayor of the Town, and one delivered to the Town Secretary. The ballot box containing the signature stubs from ballots used in said election shall be delivered to the District Clerk of Tarrant County, Texas, and or other ballot boxes and election records and supplies shall be he preserved by the Town Secretary in the proper office as by law .930 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 . ADOPTED this day of A. D. 19 APPROVED: ATTEST.* MAYOR TOWN SECRETARY After a full .discussion of the foregoing Resolution No. 11, upon motion duly made by Mr. Thrasher and seconded by Mr. Odom, the foregoing Resolution No. 11 was unanimously adopted. The foregoing form of Order and Notice of Town Election was then presented and read to the meeting: .2.4/ ORDER AND NOTICE OF TOWN ELECTION THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF TARRANT TOWN OF WESTLAKE ELECTION ORDER I, ;, ft , 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 Agg 3 , 19 , being the first Tuesday thereof, for the purpose of electing the following officers of said Town: A Mayor, five Aldermen and a Marsha for a term of one year, from 3 , 19 , or until their successors are duly elected and 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: Presiding Judge Asst. Presiding Judge C 1 e rk Clerk ELECTION NOTICE The Marshal is hereby directed and instructed to post a proper"y 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 day of , A. D. 19 ATTEST: MAYOR, TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS TOWN SECRETARY Upon motion duly made by John A. McGuire, Jr. and seconded by Mr. Webster, the foregoing form of Order and Notice of Town Election was unanimously approved. There being no further business to come before the meeting, it was, upon motion duly made and seconded, resolved to adjourn. L -.. L. Odom, Secretary f AFFRO ohn A McGuire, Mayor I .� 3 3