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02-25-67 TC MinSPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN February 25, 1967 A Special Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas, was held at the McGuire Ranch Headquarters on the 25th day of February, 1967, at 11 o'clock A.M. pursuant to a call of the Mayor, written notice of which was mailed to all of the Alder- men February 22, 1967. Present were John A. McGuire, Mayor, H. S. Thrasher, H. T. Webster, A. L. Odom, John A. McGuire, Jr., and A. H. Wilde, 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 4, 1967, the first Tuesday in April as provided by law. After a full discussion of the matter the following persons were unani- mously elected as officers to conduct the election: Name Office Ethel Odom Presiding Judge Lucy McGuire Asst. Presiding Judge Edith Harvey Clerk At the request of the Mayor, the following pro- posed Resolution No. 21 was read at the meeting: MSOLUTIUA No. 21 WHEREAS,, pursuant to the provisions of Title 28s 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 Nunici- palityt 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 i or tbp Town of W6stlakem Texas, to be held on Tuesday, April * 1961' , for the purpose of electing a Mayor ive ldermen and a Mars hali, for a term of one year, from Aorif is V T , or until their successors are duly electAd and qualified. The candidates for Mayor, Aldermen and Marshal, re- ceiving the highest number of votes shall be elected to such offices for a tem"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 7s©0 A. M. and said 7:00-P. M. on the aforementioned date, and tie. following persons are hereby ap- pointed,to act as election officers: Mel Odom Presiding Judge Uwy McGuire Asst. Presiding Judge With Harvey . Clerk Clerk . No person shall be eligible for the.offiaes tioned unless he is qualified elector of the Town and in the State of Texas for a period of one year... and in for six (6) months next preceding the electon At which elected. — 35s- aforemen- has resided .the Town he is 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 a' pplica- tion with the Mayor not later than Midnight, Nargh 5s The application shall state the specific office eing 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 o have my name printed on the official ballot as an independent candidate for the office of Ito be voted upon at the Town -Elec- tion to be he 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. CANDIDATE'S SIGNATURE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF TARRANT being duly sworn, depose and say -hat the statements contained in the foregoing application are true. Signed Subscribed and sworn to before me this day of , A. D. 2.9 6 Notary Public in and for Tarrant County, Texas _9"_ (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 6.01(2) 1951 Election Code in Vernon's Texas Civil Sta- tutes, in substantially the following form: 1, , of the Town of West- lake, Texas, County of Tarrant, State of Texas, being a candidate for the office of , do solemnly swear that 1 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. CANDIDATE'S Sworn to and subscribed before me at Westlake, Texas, Tarrant County, Texas, this the day of , A. D. 19 . Notary Public in and fo r Tarrant County, Texas V1. 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, Much 5 , 19E. The Town Secretary shall furnish such applicant a form of such application. V11. 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 —36-7- 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. 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 absentee ballot in said election shall com- mence on March 14 , 19-§J—, at the office of the- Town Secre- tary, Westlake, Texas. Voting by absentee ballot shall close at 5 P. M., April 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 other ballot boxes and election records and supplies shall be preserved by the Town Secretary in the proper office as by law — 36-y, 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 Teras. ATTEST: ADOPTED this day of , A. D. 19 TOWN SECRETARY APPROVED: . MAYOR ORDER AND NOTICE OF TOWN ELECTION THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF TARRANT TOWN OF WESTLAKE I ELECTION ORDER I, JOHN A. XOGUI , Mayor of the TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, by virtue or the power vested in me by law., do hereby order that an election be held in the Town of Westlake, Texas., on A il 4, , 196T , being the first Tuesday thereof, for V purpose of elecT—ing the following officers of said Town:. A Mayor, five Aldermen and a Marshal, for a term of one year, from April 4s , 196T , or until their successors are duly elects T 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: Mel Odom . – Presiding Judge — LqqZ McGuire Asst. Presiding Judge EdithHarveyClerk 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§T . ATTEST: TOWN SECRETARY MAYOR, TOWN. OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS — _36c? - Upon motion duly made by Mr. A. H. Wilde and seconded by Mr. John A. McGuire, Jr., the foregoing form of Order and Notice of Town Election was unanimously approved. There being no further business to coque before the meeting, it was, upon motion duly made and seconded, resolved to adjourn. z �� Z-, � G: 2 � A. L. Odom, Secretary — 3(al-