Attorney T.J. Reed will succeed longtime Three Rivers City Attorney J. Patrick O’Malley upon O’Malley’s retirement at year’s end. Reed, currently serving as assistant city attorney, was named O’Malley’s successor by the Three Rivers City Commission Tuesday.
Assistant City Attorney John Barnes was recognized by the Three Rivers City Commission Tuesday for over 30 years of dedicated service.
Three Rivers Police Officer Steve Dibble and K9 Jake were formally recognized during Tuesday’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting for their part in recovering a runaway juvenile in late September. City commissioners also discussed potential hybrid meeting options.
Following a lengthy discussion Tuesday, Three Rivers City Commissioners set the first of what is expected to be at least two public hearings on amendments to the city code that would allow marijuana facilities within city limits as special exception uses. Commissioners had previously discussed the possibility of presenting the proposed amendments and ordinance language to the citizens of Three Rivers on a future ballot but according to Mayor Tom Lowry, City Attorney J. Patrick O’Malley determined it wasn’t possible from a legal standpoint.
The Three Rivers City Commission discussed the possibility Tuesday of an amendment to the city code that would allow marijuana facilities within city limits as special exception uses, and presenting those changes to the citizens of Three Rivers on a future ballot. Ultimately commissoners tabled the issue until its next meeting where City Attorney J. Patrick O’Malley is expected to present a legal opinion on how exactly the commission would do that.