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02-15-69 TC MinSPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN FEBRUARY 15, 1969 A Special Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas, was held at the Guest House, Circle "T" Ranch, on the 15th day of February, 1969, at 11 o'clock A. M. pursuant to a call of Mr. R. W. Shytles, Attorney for the Town of Westlake. men. Present were Mr. A. L. Odom, Mr. A. H. Wilde, and Mr. H. S. Thrasher, Alder- Mr. Odom called the meeting to order, and asked that the Aldermen sign a Waiver of Notice of the meeting. Mr. Odom then stated that the first order of business was to appoint a Mayor, two Aldermen, and a Town Marshal to fill the unexpired terms made vacant since the last meeting of Aldermen. He informed those present that the appointments would be made pursuant to the statutory provisions of Article 11+6 of the Civil Statutes of Texas, which Article states in Paragraph 6:. "The Board of Aldermen shall fill, for the unexpired term, any vacancies which may occur in any office created by this Chapter or by the Board of Aldermen under its provisions, such vacancy to be filled by the acting Aldermen." After a full discussion of the matter, Mr. Wilde moved that the following per- sons be appointed to fill the vacancies: Name Office Mr. B. A. ZwalV Mayor Mr. S. B. Cathey Alderman Mr. Dewey Burger Alderman Mr. D. E. McSpadden Town Marshal Mo? — Following Mr. Thrasher's second, a vote was taken and the appointment of those listed above was unanimously confirmed. The next matter of business was to provide for the calling of an election for the officials of the town to be held on April 5, 1969, the first Saturday in April, as provided by law. Following discussion of the matter, the following persons were nominated to serve as officers during the election. Name Office Mrs. Ethel Odom Presiding Judge Mrs. Betty Cathey Assistant Presiding Judge & Clerk Mr. Wilde's motion that the above mentioned be elected was seconded by Mr. Thrasher. The vote was unanimous in favor of their election to the aforesaid of- fices. At the request of Mr. Odom, the following proposed Resolution No. 25 was read at the meeting: � 34�� RESOLUTION NO. 25 WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of Title 28, Chapter ll, of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, it is provided that there shall be held in each Munici- pality in the State of Texas on the first Saturday in April of each year, a general election for the purpose of electing officers of said Municipality: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN OF WEST - LAKE, 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 the Town of Westlake, Texas, to be held on Saturday, April 5, 1969, for the purpose of electing a Mayor, five Aldermen and a Marshal, for a term of one year, from April 5, 1969, or until their -successors are duly elected and qualified. The candidates for Mayor, Aldermen and Marshal, receiving 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 herebyconstituted one voting precinct; the polling place for said election shall be the Boat House, Circle "T" Ranch, within said Town, and said election shall.be held between the hours of 7:00 A. M. and said 7:OO P. M. on the aforementioned date, and the follow- ing persons are hereby appointed to act as election officers: Mrs. Ethel Odom Presiding Judge Mrs. Betty Cathey Asst. Presiding.Judge and Clerk No person shall be eligible for the offices aforementioned unless he is quali- fied 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. i01 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 application with the Mayor not later than Midnight, March 5, 1969 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 substantially as follows: To the Mayor of the Town of Westlake, Texas, Greetings: I, , hereby make application to have 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 resided 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 ap- plication and that I am legally qualified to hold such office, if elected. CANDIDATE'S SIGNATURE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF TARRANT it , 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 —40n- (B) Such sworn application may be accompanied with a petition signed by qualified electors, although such petition 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 Statutes, in substantially the following form: I, , of the Town of Westlake, Texas, County of Tarrant, State of Texas, being a candidate for the office of , do solemnly swear that I believe in and approve of our present representative form of government, and if elected, I will support and defend our representative form of govern- ment 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 SIGNATURE 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, March 5 ,19 69 The Town Secretary shall furnish such applicant a form of such application. VII. The names of all those who have filed their sworn applications to have their names printed on the official ballot as well as those that are nominated by petition, as candidates shall be posted by the Town Secretary in a conspicuous a6l- place at the office of the said Secretary least thirty (30) days before the date of shall preserve for a period of two years related papers. VIII. for inspection of the Public for at said Election. The Town Secretary all applications, petitions and other Any person eligible to the offices herein provided for who has filed his sworn application in accordance with the provisions 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 signature, 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 prepared 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 Constitution and Laws of the State of Texas, who have resided in the State of Texas for a period of on - year, and in the Town of Westlake 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. Voting by absentee ballot in said election shall commence on March 17 , 19 69 , at the office of the Town Secretary, Westlake, Texas. Voting by absentee ballot shall close at 5 P. M., Agril 1 . 1969 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 de- livered 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 qrj%% 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 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 properly 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 provided by Chapter 11, Title 28, and the 1951 Elec- tion Code of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas. ATTEST: ADOPTED this/:!�7?4 day of FFgZ✓aX y A. D. 19 . TOWN SECRETARY APPROVED: MAYOR THE STATE OF TEXAS DD 00 COUNTY OF TARRANT TOWN OF WESTLAKE w ORDER AND NOTICE OF TOWN ELECTION ELECTION ORDER I, B. A. ZWALT, Mayor of the TOWN OF WESTLA.KE, TEXAS, by virtue.of the power vested in me by law, do hereby order that an election be held in the Town of West- lake, Texas, on April 5, 1969, being the first Saturday thereof, for the purpose of electing the following officers of said Town: A Mayor, five Aldermen and a Marshal, for a term of one year, from April 5, 1969, or until their successors are duly elected and quali- fied. The candidate 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 Boat House, Circle "T" Ranch, in said Town, and the following named persons are hereby appointed Managers thereof, to - wit: Mrs. Ethel Odom Presiding Judge Mrs. Betty Cathey Asst. Presiding Judge and 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 Boat House, 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 30 days before the date of said election. Signed and executed this the r4ay of rr7s rvar-V , A. D.$ 1969. MAYOR, TOWN OF TLAKE, TEXAS ATTEST: TOWN SECRETARY yo�— Upon Motion duly made by Mr. Thrasher and seconded by Mr. Wilde, the fore- going form of order and notice of town election was unanimously approved. Mr. Shytles informed the Aldermen that they would be advised as to the date and place of the swearing in of the newly appointed Town Officials. Maps of Westlake were distributed to the Aldermen by Mr. Shytles, and dis- cussion centered on the location of a city limits sign bearing the name "South - lake" which had apparently been placed at the side of Highway 114 within the bounds of Westlake. There being no further business to come before the meeting, it was upon motion duly made and seconded, resolved to adjourn. APPROVED: Mayor A. L. ODOM, Secretary 14Ai -