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Colleyville City Council Meets at 7:30 p.m. June 7, 21 100 Main St., Colleyville www.colleyville.com Grapevine City Council Meets at 7:30 p.m. June 7, 21 200 S. Main St., Grapevine www.grapevinetexas.gov Southlake City Council Meets at 5:30 p.m. June 7, 21 1400 Main St., Southlake www.cityofsouthlake.com MEETINGS WE COVER Tarrant County Commissioners Court Meets at 10 a.m. June 7, 21, 21, 28 100 E. Weatherford St., Fort Worth www.tarrantcounty.com Carroll ISD Meets at 5 p.m. June 6, 20 2400 N. Carroll Ave., Southlake www.southlakecarroll.edu Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Meets at 7 p.m. June 20 3051 Ira E. Woods Ave., Grapevine www.gcisd.net CITY HIGHLIGHTS COLLEYVILLE City Council approved a $58,043 contract May 3 for repairs to areas of the Colleyville Public Library after a disconnected water line caused flooding.
Task force to present its options to City Council for a new library
Dispatchers receive 21.5% pay increase
BY VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH
GRAPEVINE The city’s 911 dispatchers received a 21.5% pay increase along with a new job title as part of a strategy to combat staffing shortages, according to a May 23 news release. Starting salaries now range from $52,208-$73,091 based on experience, making Grapevine’s dispatchers among the highest paid in North Texas, the release stated. The Grapevine Police Department also renamed the job title to emer- gency communications specialists to more accurately reflect their duties, the release stated. “Emergency communications specialists are the true first respond- ers,” Emergency Communications Manager Kellie Hayney stated in the release. “When every second counts during an emergency, their skills with a caller can be the reason a life is saved.”
and resides on the first floor of city hall, though this was never meant to be a permanent location, Director of Human Resources Stacey Black said during at a May 11 town hall. According to the presentation, the task force is looking at three possible locations along with ways to fund such a facility and what amenities to include.
BY SAMANTHA VAN DYKE
SOUTHLAKE The city’s Library Task Force is scheduled to present its recommendations for a new library at the City Council’s June 7 meeting. The task force was created a few months ago, Mayor John Huffman said, to review options and make recommendations for a new library facility. The library opened in 2001
E. DOVE RD.
NEW LIBRARY SITE The Southlake Library Task Force is considering three locations for a new library.
E. KIRKWOOD BLVD.
Parkwood Drive site Bicentennial Park site Carillon Park site
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SOURCE: CITY OF SOUTHLAKE/ COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
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