The Stephenville City Council's finance and nominations committees will review policies and recommendations during tonight's work session.

Council member Alan Nash said his committee agenda has several important items on the agenda.

A report will be studied on the energy efficiency assessment project with Direct Energy. Also, the hotel occupancy tax contract with Chamber of Commerce will be considered. Nash said that the revenues have increased which has resulted in larger percentages to be disbursed.

“With the excess revenue, we will review other entities related to tourism that should share a portion of the tax,” he said.

According to Nash, the new ordinance relating to taxation of goods-in-transit (HB 621) is a complex piece of legislation and will be studied in-depth before making any recommendation to the council.

The finance committee will also examine the annual review of both the financial and investment policies to analyze available funds to be held or invested.

Members of the finance committee are Alan Nash, chair, Pat Shelbourne, Nancy Hunter, and Barry Ratliff.

The nominations committee will consider renomination or replacement of board and commission members whose terms have ended. Mayor Pro-Tem Todd McEvoy said it is important to the community that all places are filled.

“The city is struggling for volunteers to make application for board appointments,” he said. “There are several vacancies presently available for citizens' consideration.”

Those interested may pick up an application at City Hall. A list of various board vacancies will also be available.

Nominations committee members are Malcom Cross, chair, Andrew Johnson, Alan Nash, and Todd McEvoy.

The council's work session will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the council training room, located at 298 W. Washington Street.

SHERRY BOARDMAN is a staff writer for the Empire-Tribune and can be reached at or 254-965-3124, ext. 229.