MELISSA — The Melissa City Council met on Tuesday, Oct. 26 to hear a presentation from the Melissa Independent School District, present a proclamation, consider ordinances and hold public hearings.

Council was given a presentation from representatives of Melissa ISD as a part of the cooperation efforts between city administration and Melissa schools.

Mayor Reed Greer announced a city proclamation recognizing the week of Nov. 6 through 10, 2017 as Municipal Court Week in the City of Melissa.

Council also approved an ordinance authorizing the posting of traffic signage along Pennsylvania Avenue near Harry McKillop Elementary School. The ordinance was approved after some discussion between council , upon the condition that all future requests be submitted through the executive offices, such as superintendent of the Melissa Independent School District.

Additionally, the council approved a resolution authorizing City Manager Jason Little to execute the inter-local agreements between the Cities of Melissa, Howe and Van Alstyne to the unused portion of the minimum take or pay water.

“This is probably our last year (Melissa is) going to do this. We have a minimum take or pay for the system,” said Little. Little said the water has gone unused by the cities of Van Alstyne and Howe “have not had a need to use that water and because we are obligated to buy that water they really have no recourse to use that water.”

Council Notes

Greer declared the council to have no information to share and no reason to hold a closed session for deliberation regarding the purchase, exchange, lease and value of real estate property. The land was described as 24 acres of land located at tract 46 in abstract A0339 of the Jacob Gragg Survey.

Council approved a resolution amending the bylaws for the Melissa Community and Economic Development Corporation. Council conducted a hearing regarding an application for the voluntary annexing of 97 acres of land which would extend the boundary limits of the City of Melissa.

Council held a public hearing for a proposed annexation of four areas of land totaling 135 acres described as tract 2 of abstract number 319 located in the John Fitzhugh Survey in Collin County.

Council rendered a resolution to amend a city ordinance regarding traffic control and motor assisted scooters obsolete. No vote was held on the matter by council and the item was not tabled.

Council approved an ordinance adopting the 2017 certified tax roll jurisdiction summary for the City of Melissa.