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City Council Meeting: Updated
Diana Franco, Office of Kermit City Manager Gloria Saenz : The Winkler Post ♦ November 21 2014 18:44:36
Newly Painted Water Tower - The Frog is Gone
Newly Painted Water Tower - The Frog is Gone

This meeting is a public meeting and you, as part of the public are invited and encouraged to attend.

This is an abbreviated agenda listing –the routine business items have been omitted.  For an official agenda listing, please visit Kermit City Hall.

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Any citizen recognized by the Mayor may appear to present pertinent information before the Council. The Open Meeting Law, Article 6252-17, V.T.C.S., however, prohibits the Council from rendering a decision unless prior notice has been given and posted publicly seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the meeting and the person(s) name and subject appears on the posted Agenda. Exceptions may be considered, if the request is accompanied by a statement describing the nature of the urgent public necessity requiring the addition to the Agenda no less than four (4) hours in advance of the meeting.

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Discuss matters of business from the public.  None

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Recognition of Visitors, Citizen of the Month and/or Presentation of Proclamation.  None

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Discuss and consider request from KISD Superintendent Bill Boyd for WiFi receiver placement on City of Kermit water tower.

Mr. Rocky Ford, Assistant Principal at K.H.S. and Ms. Melinda Marshall, K.I.S.D. Technology Dept. presented the basic details of this project to the City Council.

The addition of the antenna(e) to the water tower is the cornerstone of the entire project as the WiFi system will cover a two mile radius from that area –effectively reaching every household in Kermit.

The impetus for the K.I.S.D. WiFi project is to bring the district's students one step further into the ever-changing, continuously growing digital age.  The system is of course primarily provided for student use; the general public will also be allowed access –free of charge.  Readers, users must realize there will be some "filtered resistance" built into the system... a la some sites will be restriced/prohibited.

The council approved the request of K.I.S.D. pending the engineering and legal documentation from the district's contractor for the project.

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