Quinlan hires public works director

Quinlan hired a new public works director Monday night at a special session of the city council. The council also approved the proposed site plan for a Taco Bell in Quinlan and worked on next year’s finances at a budget workshop.

The council appointed Bobby Clay as its new public works director.

City Administrator John Adel said Clay had previously served as public works director for the City of Fate. He is to assume duties in the position on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Clay was hired for the job when the meeting was reopened after the council met with him in an executive session.

In other business, the council approved a replat of Lots 1, 2 and 3 of the Quinlan Heritage Addition as requested by Southern Multifoods, Inc. for the location of a Taco Bell Restaurant east of Sonic Drive-In on Quinlan Parkway.

The company was represented by Mike Stanberry at the meeting.

The council continued its work on next year’s budget during a budget workshop. A series of the workshops are underway on the city’s finances. Two public hearings will be held in September on the document including the first planned for the regular monthly meeting date of Sept. 11. A final budget and tax rate are expected to be adopted at a special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 26.

Under review at Monday night’s meeting were police and public works department budgets that included pay increase considerations.

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