Tag: Caleb Stapp

Watch: Deer Park City Council August 17th

First, a petition for annexation has been submitted to the city for a new housing development. Secondly, the council will be considering banning marijuana-related businesses. Last was regarding preservation costs for city hall and roads that are higher than expected.

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Chicken Discussion At City Hall

Mary Hathaway stood up to address the ownership of chickens within Deer Park city limits. There had been flyers posted around town and posts on social media to gather support for the meeting held on July 20th. The room was packed with some people standing in the halls that wanted to be a part of this discussion and hear the response of council members along with city staff. Mayor Tim Verzal has asked Mary Hathaway to represent the group in favor of chickens; she accepted the role with the support of those in attendance who thought it was an eggs-cellent idea.

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New Council Member Appointed

Nearing the deadline, the Deer Park City Council has made an appointment to fill the vacancy left by Ron Scholz. Originally ten residents applied for the open position. The council opted to interview only three candidates, James Scholz, Nicholas Minzghor, and Naomi Diaz.

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Quick Bits – Deer Park City Council Meeting

During the last Deer Park City Council meeting, several issues were addressed briefly. These issues regarded pedestrian ramps, COVID emergency powers, inflation regarding the annual fireworks budget, and repairs completed in parks.

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Advancing City Communications

Recently a survey was distributed to Deer Park civilians primarily through the mail with water and sewer bills. The topic was communication with the city. Councilmember Caleb Stapp pointed out that the delivery method may have skewed the results as it targets a specific demographic.

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Replacing Ron Scholz Moving Forward

Filling the vacancy left by Ron Scholz and the process to be used has been decided by the Deer Park City Council. The City of Deer Park will accept applications for just a short time in order to meet the legal deadline. With Councilmember Ron Scholz’s resignation, a short window of ninety days exists for the council to appoint a replacement.

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Emergency Powers Repealed

After two years, the emergency powers provided to the Mayor of Deer Park have been repealed. In contrast to other previous votes on the subject, this decision was made unanimously and without debate.

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Warning Letter Regarding Crawford Construction

A warning was recently sent via mail about construction on Crawford, that would force property sales and business property demolition. The letter explained that Crawford would be widened due to growth and traffic and that State Farm insurance would be relocating.

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City Council Fears Inslee

Arguments regarding a resolution about Governor Inslee’s emergency powers were heard from city council members during the last Deer Park council meeting. However, ultimately the fear of retribution was the deciding factor in the vote.

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