The Carthage City Council met at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

During the March meeting, the City Council reviewed the status of several grants the city has applied for, discussed the duties of the city council and the city attorney as outlined in the city charter, received reports from various city departments, and heard from Carthage citizens about city issues.

Carthage residents brought forth issues concerning an increasing buzzard population inside the city limits, as well a safety issue with parking on Fisher Avenue, particularly during church times. The council agreed to attempt to address both issues. 

Notably, City Attorney David Bass announced his resignation, effective April 1, 2019. Bass has served as the City Attorney of Carthage for over 20 years.

The Carthage City Council will hold a special-called meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. to discuss appointing a new city attorney, as well as review bids for a service vehicle for the city. 

The next regularly-scheduled meeting of the council will take place on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the James A. Clay Municipal Building in Carthage.

Watch the full video of the March 2019 meeting below.

Smith County Insider’s livestream of this meeting was sponsored by Smith County Animal Clinic. 

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