Los Fresnos News

City manager annual evaluation gets council approval

City council Jacqueline Moya (left) receives a plaque from Los Fresnos mayor Alex Flores.

By Tony Vindell

City Manager Mark Milum’s job as the city‘s chief administrator was discussed by the Los Fresnos City Council and he received a satisfactory evaluation.

The council met in executive session during its first meeting of 2021 held Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Milum has been city manager for 16 years, running a workforce of 60 employees and a budget of more than $8.1 million.

He has said the city’s finances are in excellent condition and keeps reaping the benefits of an economic and population growth.

In other business, the council approved a “Thank a Teacher” campaign to appreciate those working with the local school district.

The board heard a report from Val Champion, the executive director of the local Chamber of Commerce, about the many events either organized or co-hosted by the organization.

A service agreement with the University of Texas Health Science Center was also approved so the city can continue with a program aimed at motivating residents to stay healthy.

The council approved extending a contract with Republic Services for solid waste removal as well as a “Thank a Teacher” campaign later this year.

May 3-7 is this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week and Milum said there is enough time to plan something to appreciate those working for the local school district.

Pablo Garza, the city’s finance director, received a certificate of achievement for excellence financial reporting and Jacqueline Moya, the city’s secretary, was recognized for completing a Texas Municipal Court Clerks Certification Program course.

The councilmen also reappointed three members to the city’s Community Development Corp. board of directors.

They are Leonel Casanova, Marcos Garza and Daniel Alvarez.

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