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(See story, photo page 7) ALSO: Coolidge 15-Trinidad Leon 54-Cross Roads 0 (See stories, photo page 6} 13 I ! 1983 [ .,, rt Y. lrst Year, Number 38 I "The Voice of the Lignite !, Box 509.'Malakoff. "texas 75148 0 ANN ROUNSAVALL city councilmen were Monday night at a called for by a concer- group. Three of the four request, one was not Owen read a prepared the feelings of the at the opening of the three major grievien- requested the councilmen James An- Moore, C.L. Nichols and listed included a lack of judgement in the of former employees, perform the duties of an within the guidelines defined in the handbook, lack of and trust. listed included the the council to confirm unable to attend the meeting, due to afford would get the job," he said. Ms. illness, according to Mayor Howard Newman wanted $1200 a month in Julian. salary, he said, and eliminated herself. by Councilwoman Nannie Drake, who Judge Newman later supported Cannon at the last meeting of pointing out she was the council, was not included among as city judge for $450 a her peers in the resignation request, council decide Events at the Monday night meeting Anders said he felt Davis stemmed from the resignation last man and had nothing week of city manager Dennis Cannon, him. from the earlier firing of Mark Davis as "I regret that we didn't city meter reader and from the failure sonally ask him to come" of the council to confirm Judy newman decision was made to fire him as city judge. Anders pointed out that Cannon stated in his resignation that meter reader, he had been told by a member of the prior to the meeting. council that he should be "looking for "When were all the people another job," and "some of you on the asked referring to the those in council did not have good feelings" of Davis. about him. Davis was relieved from his Referring to the question of ( position as meter reader became of Anderssaid: "several complaints" received by "Dennis came here to resigni councilmembers. Judge Newman, after never know what/how the receiving an appointment to the have came, whether to fire Judge Judy Newman toposition from Mayor Julian, was later because we didn't get that the resignation relieved of her post after it was deter- vote on whether to fire himIt err; the firing of Mark mined the council was responsible for was voted on whether to t is 'eade. fm the city for the appointments to the Judgeship. resignation. I believe on4 i the Years, without due process; Citizens present at the meeting, resignation is submitted that ed planned firing of city citing a lack of confidence and trust, even ff you vote not to accep41 it's de Cannon. pressed members of the council for an never the same. d 150 citizens were in at- explanation of the rumored planned "I don't feel like l have done qi hlng e meeting in the city con- firing of Cannon. Councilmen respon- to withdraw from this office so][ not tied by stating that Caunoo resigned, withdraw. It's against the from the floor rangedthat no vote was taken on his ~tition. process.' i~ quests of the council to Anders, the only ~im attem- Moore said that be had need ~pleasure with the Job pting to respond to the resignation t,~/~_.n~._~tJd. ._ ~ir~, L Cannon to support ofrequest, said every decision, every vote __~.. ~,~,m._ven~ aone_.it (the JR)," 'he ,, am, I m sort I'm appointed officials at he has made has been done as best for r--i .... Y. not g ng to ............... Ant ,, m 8n. tr you w~nt ,this job : ~.~dn ' Lqe city ~ ,JS~.t~ ........ ,t" " " the request for He' id AlrII.; b en Moore, An-Judy was not co irmed since he" , g.:,or _J coucleded. , they would not requested pllcatl00tB be taken.Councilman hew Can- Nteh was "I thonglR the best person ve could non knew he was golng f.o befired. on the Environmental on the proposed & Power Company Generating Station American Coal Cor- proposed Trinity Mine y. by the Environmental the final impact varied little from the draft 16, 1983. for the Houston Power plant scheduled to year, completion dates are be 1990 and 1991 for the facility. also covered under report, anticipates a 35- project with the HL&P at some future date ad- may be mined to majority of the available and a reduction may present future problems for the City of Malakoff, the report points out. According to Charles T. Jasper, engineering consultant with Es] ey, Hmton and Associates, Inc. of Dallas, "the demand for potable water during 1987, the year of projected population peak attributed to project related in- migrants, will consume most of the City of Malakoff's excess capacity." due to well malfunctions or increased demand would result in the inability of the City to meet daily peak demands," he said. HL&P estimates a minimum projec- ted water requirement of 100 gallons per minute. Other areas covered in teh EIS in- cluded population, which is expected to reach a peak of 3,503 in-migrants in "Superimposing the previous 1990. There will be a five-year overlap historical peak demand and using the period during which both construction values for estimating peak demand for and operation personnel will be the City in 1987 would be approximately required. 1.007 mgd which currently exceeds the Areas expected to garner the in- maximum potential yield of the City's migrant population distribution include three wells," he said. "Additional Athens, Corslcana, Malakoff, Trinidad reduction due to ground-water with. drawal due to construction requiremen- ts at the Malakoff EGS site would in- crease this deficit to approximately 225 gpm of production." It was also pointed out that the projected short-fall is considered a con- servative assessment. "Any reduction in well production and Palestine. A small number of in- dividnals are expected to be distributed throughout the counties. The initial construction work force will consist of 100 Malakoff EGS em- ployees in 1964 and 40 Trinity Mine era. ployees in late 1986. The combined project peak construction employment will occur in 1908 with an average of / HAVE A CHANCE for a each year. Attending samples of classroom first hand leek at work of Malakoff stndente Monday night, a large crowd of parents and work and had an opportunity to visit with cents C i t y" s ingle copy ,189-053 1 Thursday, October 20, 1983 "It was rumored," he said, "but per- further action, said "we do not have a trying to get answers to our questions. sonally I think he should have waited to legal foot to stand on." Our only recourse will be next April at find out. I won't resign," he said. He explained that in a town of under the polls." Owen, asked after the meeting if the 5,000 people a recall vote is not allowed. Malakoff City Council will meet in concerned citizens group planned any "All we can do," he said, "is to keep regular session Monday, October 31. i AN E8TIMATED lSe,eJtizens ttt~ed i public meeting o~'Ma~kof! ~fty C0ufifl Randall Nelll. 8urt~ tS Mayer Howard Julian, city secretary TIna ~peake ~md 0u Benny Rogers) ~ ' p , 1,800 workers. Construction em- The 690,000-kilowatt lignite units will proximately $2 billion. ployment will then decrease as the be built on a 3,355-acre site three miles The Trinity Lignite Mine project approaches operation in 1991. southwest of Malakoff at a cost of ap- See. HL&P, page 15A By ANNROUNSAVALL engine was recommended by L. it. Malakoff LS.D. trustees set a tax rate Cliver, who is in charge of bus main- of .6276 per $100 value Tuesday night, tenance for the district and by Norman The new rate is an increase over last Plemons, superintendent. year's rate of .5796. Based on 95% In comparison, two gasoline engine collections, revenues from the rate are buses would cost $48,000. It was expected to be $1,169,136 on a total estimated the diesel engines would district value of $196,091,420. The rate recoup the initial purchase cost dif- provides a 7.9596 increase of value over ference in a period of about three years. the last year total. Cliver said his recommendation was Voting for the rate were trustees Ron based on maintenance, cost of Speed, Guy Smith, Jan Sneed, Mark operation and resale value of the diesel Ferrell, Terry Shelton and Lanaengine. Perkins. Trustee Charles Merman op- All trustees voted for the purchase posed the rate. with the exception of board president Trustees also approved a motion to Speed. ase two new diesel engine school Speed conceded the diesel engine is at a cost of $60,000. The diesel by far the better buy, but questioned the !~i~ :, i~~/i!i ~ !iil/i/i/ ~i ;i~" "!~: / ~i~ : ~ ~ ~, :~i: i : i~ iI ~ ~ i~ ~i ii/!i ! teachers and principals. Pictured at Malakoff Elementary are Mark Ferrell, Marci Fen'ell, Molly Ferrell, Rosemary Ferrell, teacher Judy Weaks and Emily Wealm. (Staff photo by Lisa Weak~) consists of timing of purchase. He suggested the district should be cautious in any ad- ditional expenditures while facing steady increases in the number of students and the possibility of having to construct additional classrooms. In related action the board also ap- proved a motion to sell two old buses. Swinney Bus Service of Houston was awarded the bid for a 1975 bus and a 1971 bus for a total purchase price of $3,097.46. Other bidders included Southern Bm Sales, McDonald of Garrison and Glenn Goes Fiberglass of Gainesville. Plemons informed the board of plans of the local Rotary Club to sponsor two See * DISTRICT, page 18 MEETINGS Malakoff City Council will meet in regular session Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at the city complex. Masonic Lodge Study Club will be held Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at the lodge hall in Malakoff. The I. O. O. F. will hold their regular weekly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the lodge hall. Malakoff Booster Club will meet Tuesday, OCt. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the high school library. Trinidad Booster Club will bold their regular weekly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the school cafeteria, il. Malakoff Rotarians will meet Wednesday, OCt. 26, at noon at the Harbor House i Restaurant for their weekly luncheon. Malakoff Lions Club will meet Thursday, October 20 at 7 p.m. at the Lions Den. COTTON PICKIN' 1OK RACE The first annual Cotton Pickln' 10K Race will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, as part of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce's Cotton Pickin' Festival. This race, which replaces the earlier Greenville Day Run, will start and end at the historical Hunt County Court Home in downtown Greenville. A 1 Mile Fun Run is also scheduled. BAZAAR St. Jude's Parrish Bazaar will be held Saturday, OctoBer 29 from 10 a.m. until late in the evening on Luther Lane off Hwy. 85 in Gun Barrel City near Cedar Creek Lake. Prizes, games, food, handmade items, contests and drawings are among the planned activities of the day co-sponsored by the Ladies Guild and Mens Club of St. Judea. RUMMAGE SALE Malakoff Chapter 1012 O.E.S. will have a rummage, bake and hamburger sale, Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22 at Trinidad Community Center, 9 a.m. each day. Lots of items for sale-stoves, furniture, clothes and many others. Come eat hamburgers, coffee, tea, pie and cake. All items left on Saturday will be anc- tloned at 4 p.m. COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS To make sure people are aware of your organizahon's actiwties, contact the Maiakoff News at 489-0531. 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