Coun­cil votes against il­lu­mi­nated sign

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - — HALEIGH SVO­BODA, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF — CIARA O’ROURKE, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF

The Wim­ber­ley City Coun­cil voted 3-2 Thurs­day against a pro­posal to in­stall an il­lu­mi­nated in­for­ma­tion sign at the en­trance to the Wim­ber­ley Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 14068 RM 12.

Coun­cil mem­bers Mac McCul­lough, Steve Thurber and John White voted against the pro­posed sign.

The Perder­nales Elec­tric Co­op­er­a­tive would have paid for the sign, which would be used to pro­mote events around town, to re­place the co­op­er­a­tive ban­ner pro­gram that is be­ing dis­con­tin­ued, ac­cord­ing to a city an­nounce­ment.

Buda res­i­dents can cast a bal­lot Satur­day in the spe­cial elec­tion to choose a new mayor. Vot­ing takes place at City Hall, 121 Main St., from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sarah Mang­ham, who was elected mayor in 2011, re­signed last month for health rea­sons. Coun­cil mem­bers Ron Fletcher and Todd Ruge are run­ning to re­place her.

Be­cause no other en­ti­ties in the area are plan­ning to hold an elec­tion at that time, the city will bear all ex­penses for the spe­cial elec­tion.

The city will have to hold a sec­ond spe­cial elec­tion af­ter Fletcher or Ruge is elected mayor, be­cause that will cre­ate an­other va­cancy on the city coun­cil, Batts said.

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