City loans $25K to LARAS House

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By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

Mexia’s City Council heard a complaint about loud music coming from vehicles, loaned money to an animal shelter and sold a vacant lot during their last meeting.
At its June 18 regular monthly meeting, Rita Thomas took the opportunity during the public comment portion to ask for an update to the city’s 1988 ordinance barring loud music. She asked for higher fines and more enforcement.
Council approved a request from Renee Turner to buy the city-owned vacant lot at 309 W. Bowie for $900.
At their April regular monthly meeting, Council members considered but turned down a request by Carlin Brooks to buy the same lot for $400. The city owned the land because of years of past-due taxes.
Council member Judy Chambers moved the purchase be approved, “with the stipulation the property is kept up.” Arthur Busby seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously with Bobby Jack Liles absent for the meeting.

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