Abilene council forms panel to evaluate need for 2015 bond election

ABILENE, Texas - Abilene City Council members are submitting their appointments to a special panel to decide what and how much money is needed to make infrastructure improvements across town.

The committee will be charged with reporting back to the city council by the end of the year.

Mayor Norm Archibald explained during Thursday's meeting that, if the committee decides a bond election is warranted, it will give council time to get a bond election on the ballot for May of 2015.

The last bond election for the city of Abilene was passed in 2006.

Bond Election Advisory Committee Appointees:

Mayor Archibald:
• Jack Wilson
• Carissa Plat

Councilman Price:
• Brent Casey
• Sylvia Leal

Councilman Spano:
• Mike Dunnahoo
• Michael Hernandez

Councilman Williams:
• Dr. Allison Garrett
• Izair Lankford

Councilman Hardaway:
• John Hill
• Sam Vinson

Councilman McAlister:
• Pending

Councilwoman Miller:
• Stormy Higgins (Chairman)
• Terry Johnson

Abilene Chamber of Commerce:
• Jason Smith

Dyess Air Force Base:
• Pending

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