Tom Hicks tenders resignation

The Hugoton City Council met December 26, 2017 for their end of the year meeting.  Attending the meeting were Mayor Jack E. Rowden and Councilmen Dean Banker, Dan Corpening, Shannon Crawford and Frankie Thomas.  Others present were Assistant Cty Clerk Carrie Baeza, City Inspector Josh Grubbs, City Clerk Thomas G. Hicks, Chief of Police Courtney Leslie, and Electric and Park Systems Supervisor Gary Rowden. Councilman Jason Teeter was absent.

The council approved the motion for the uncollectible utility accounts in the amount of $4,622,43 to be charged off with every effort made to collect the accounts.

City Clerk Hicks presented a proposed ordinance to reduce electric rates by $.004 per kWh. The motion passed unanimously. The city has now reduced electric rates by one cent per kWh since 2015.

The council passed a motion granting a 3% increase in salaries and wages for city employees and officers, effective January 1, 2018.

City Clerk Thomas G. Hicks presented offical notice of his retirement, effective February 1, 2018. The meeting adjourned. Their next meeting is scheduled for January 8, 2018 at 5:15 p.m