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Coffee with the Mayor

By Allison Flores

Yorktown News-View

Yorktown Mayor Bill B. Baker held the first Coffee with the Mayor on Thursday, Nov. 21 to discuss various topics of interest regarding the City with community members.

Speaking to the crowd gathered, Mayor Baker touched on a few infrastructure matters the City is concerned with, like:

•general maintenance on all city properties, along with clean-up in various areas including parks and bathroom upkeep

•better maintenance on city lots, and potentially working with Texas Disposal Systems to help with the disposal of brush, concrete, and metal, along with enlarging the City yard to help with clean up

•future sewer and water needs, noting that both the sewer and water systems are due for updates.

Keeping up the topic of overall City maintenance, the Mayor spoke about the sale of unused city properties, noting that 5-7 parcels are available to sell, along with addressing the stray animal issue and the enforcement of city ordinances. Moving on to bettering the moral of the City, the Mayor hopes to acknowledge improvements by citizens to personal and private properties, along with greeting new businesses and residents in town.

“We have to have expansion, not contraction,” said Baker regarding recent business losses.

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