Last night, the City Council welcomed new Councilmember Place 4, William Wright. A special election for the vacant place 4 was set for June 18, but due to only one candidate signing up to run the Council voted last night to cancel the special election and declare the sole candidate elected. This action saves the City thousands of dollars in election costs. Near the beginning of the meeting, William Wright took his oath of office, then joined his fellow councilmembers for the remainder of the meeting.
Mayor Ronald A. White presented several proclamations at last night’s meeting. First, Mayor White read a proclamation declaring May 2022 as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Members of the Chula Chasers motorcycle organization were on hand to receive the proclamation. The Chula Chasers are a non-profit organization who do cleanup work in the City with the Adopt-A-Street program and also raise money and toy donations for children in Tarrant County. The group also presented the City with a plaque signifying their continuing commitment to doing good in White Settlement.
Next, Mayor White read a proclamation making the week of May 11th National Police Week. This is a week that is focused on offering honor and remembrance to those officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. Chief of Police Christopher Cook was on hand to receive the proclamation.
Next, Mayor White presented a proclamation to City Secretary Amy Arnold that declared May 1st through 7th as Professional Municipal Clerks Week. The proclamation recognized the importance of the municipal clerk position and Mayor White highlighted Amy and the vital services she provides to the City. He also spoke of her dedication to the City and the duties of her office.
The final proclamation of the night was to declare the week of May 15th as Emergency Medical Services Week. The proclamation spoke of the essential public service that is fulfilled by emergency medical services. Ken Simpson, CEO of Medstar Mobile Healthcare, was on hand to receive the proclamation.