Capital Needs Advisory Committee Appointed
The Nacogdoches City Council appointed 21 members to the newly formed Capital Needs Advisory Committee.
In November and December of 2021, City Council received reports from City department heads concerning a variety of Capital Improvement needs - these needs ranged from replacement of sewer lines and fire stations to new playgrounds, new public restrooms and street repairs. Almost $200,000,000 worth of projects were presented and prioritized into tier 1, tier 2 and tier 3 projects with tier 1 projects being of highest priority.
The City Council expressed interest in having citizens participate in the capital needs assessment process. In order to have citizen participation, the City Council has appointed an ad-hoc Capital Needs Advisory Committee to evaluate the desirability and necessity of the Capital Improvement needs, determine how to fund the projects and then provide this input to City Council.
Nacogdoches City Council conducted committee interviews on December 14 and 15 and appointed 20 community members and City Council Member Roy Boldon to this committee as well as designating a Chairman and Vice Chairman.
The Committee will work with City staff and consultants to study a broad category of capital needs and their project costs previously identified and determine if additional needs or projects should be further developed. The Committee has the authority to recommend a slate of capital projects to the City Council for an election to authorize issuance of bonds and other debt instruments to fund the needs or projects. They also have the authority to recommend no bond election, the size and scope of a bond election and other recommendations regarding Capital Needs.
The Capital Needs Advisory Meeting will establish time and date for committee meetings which will be posted on the City of Nacogdoches website in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act.
The full resolution can be found on the City of Nacogdoches website at www.nactx.us.
Councilman Roy Boldon will represent the city council on the committee, which will be chaired by former mayor Judy McDonald. The committee also includes: Vice Chair John Calahan, Margaret Forbes, James Standley, Erika Tolar, Kenneth Deppisch, John C. Mast, Wilma Cordova, John F. Anderson, Theresa Moehring, Brandi Cartwright, Lily Phou, Ed Langley, Roger McKnight, Carlos Paloma, Barbara Gandy, Olivia Kiritsy, Ron Collins and Matthew Moore.