OVILLA – The Ovilla City Council opened its meeting Monday night with a proclamation honoring two Eagle Scout award recipients: Brian Ferguson and Christian Hogue. 

City Administrator Randy Whiteman discussed the status of the refunding of the city’s issuance bonds before the council passed three its consent agenda.

There were four items on the regular agenda with two requiring action, both of which passed. The council approved a resolution relating to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of Cities Aggregation Power Project Inc. and approved a membership fee. The council also named Whiteman as the representative to serve on behalf of the city. 

The council authorized the use of excess funds identified in the 2009-2010 fiscal year audit as well as an authorization amending the 2010-2011 budget for the transfer of excess funds for an adjustment to the street department to purchase equipment. Whiteman had mentioned in an earlier meeting he intended to take part in an auction if possible to purchase inexpensive street equipment.

Mayor Bill Vansyckle discussed the formation of a committee to consider future parklands in Ovilla.  

“For the past two months I have been in talks with Rev. Joel Robbims at Ovilla United Methodist Church and their board regarding the church and Ovilla developing a city park off Westmoreland Road,” Vansyckle told the Daily Light after the meeting. “The Methodist Church has done this type of venture in Glenn Rose, Texas, and it is successful. I have set up a small board to meet with the church’s board and put the plan together to bring before the council. The park could be around seven to 10 acres and this would be a great development for the city.”

The council also discussed its routine road rehabilitation reports and updates with the consideration to purchase street equipment a high priority.