The Stephenville City Council's agenda for tonight's meeting is a full one with updates on the progress of several city projects including extension of the city’s airport runway, and residential rezoning and platting requests.

Also up is evaluation of the city attorney and city secretary, and an appeal by Noah Kennedy, owner of Kennedy Tree Experts, for reconsideration of a denial of a solicitation permit.

Kennedy recently applied for and was denied a solicitation permit as a result of the required background check associated with granting of such permits by the city.

In a memorandum from Stephenville Police Chief Jason King to the city council, King stated, “A permit will not be issued if there is an affirmative statement as to whether the applicant has ever been: Convicted of or pleaded nolo contendere to a misdemeanor involving fraud, theft, embezzlement, burglary, fraudulent conversion or misappropriation of property within the preceding ten years, or convicted of or pleaded nolo contendere to any felony or any offense involving moral turpitude.

“Based on information obtained during the background investigation that applies to section 112.08(a), Mr. Kennedy was denied issuance of a solicitation permit.”

King further explained that “Mr. Kennedy inquired about an option to appeal and was given information contained in section112.10 of the solicitation ordinance”

That section essentially states that a person who is denied a solicitation permit can appeal to the city council for reconsideration. Kennedy has formally done that and has been given the opportunity to address the council on the matter tonight.

Also on the agenda is a request by Golf Country Estates at Legends Country Club for approval of a final plat for the Phase II construction of the project. In order to satisfy the “parkland dedication component” of the Subdivision Regulations, project management paid $28,000 into the city’s parkland dedication fund and the Phase II plat is now ready for final consideration by the council.

The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.