The City of Hico adopted a city logo Monday night designed by Jayson Berryhill, a local resident who volunteered his services.

In other business, the council adopted resolutions denying ATMOS Energy’s requested rate increase and authorized the city to join with other municipalities in a coalition to intervene on the cities’ behalf regarding the company’s contract review.

The final plat for the Mesquite Hill Subdivision was approved and filed on Tuesday, Little said.

The council also approved making application for participation in the Texas Short Term Asset Reserve Program.

The council authorized the exchange of the one-year-old Bobcat skid steer loader for a new unit at no cost.

“It’s a one time deal the company does for all the municipalities,” Little said.

In a workshop held shortly before the council meeting Boyd London, managing director of First Southwest in Dallas, recommended ways the city could generate money for street repairs by conducting bond elections and selling bonds.

Little said Boyd’s strongest advice was for the council to create a “street assessment task force of about 10 members.”

The council agreed to meet at noon Friday to recommend candidates for the new group.