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Farmersville City Council bids farewell to Jansons, supports Spina Bifida month

Farmersville City Council bids farewell to Jansons, supports Spina Bifida month

By Crystal Havner
Special to the Sun-Gazette

FARMERSVILLE – Current Farmersville city manager John Jansons will be taking his leave at the end of the month. Already the City Council has approved Mario Krstic as his interim replacement, but Jansons gave some early parting words to the Council and those who attended the council meeting

“From the bottom of my heart I have been grateful to serve the community of Farmersville,” said Jansons. “It has been very rewarding to work here and I have made a lot of friends. I hope to keep in touch and hope for the best for the City.”

Krstic is no stranger to filling in as interim city manager. He held the position for three years before Jansons was hired. Now he has agreed to hold down city hall for three months until the City can find another replacement.

Aside from Jansons remarks the Council proclaimed October as Spina Bifida month. Spina Bifida is neural tube defect that occurs within the first month of pregnancy and results in the incomplete closure of the spinal column. In California two babies per 10,000 births are born with Spina Bifida. Folic Acid when taken as a daily vitamin supplement will prevent nearly 70% of Spina Bifida incidents.

Omar Macias, who suffers from Spina Bifida, was present with his family for the proclamation. A Walk-N-Roll fundraiser will be held on Nov. 4 in Visalia. The event will be at Kiwanis Park located at 1216 South Vista St. and will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those interested can register online at www.sbevents.org/event/wnrcentralca and proceeds will benefit the Spina Bifida Association.

In other news

The Council approved Resolution 2017-046 approving the Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Budget Amendment No. 1 to incorporate a list of projects to be funded Senate Bill 1. The City will create a Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation (RMRA) Fund. The fund is expected to have $68,000 in revenue and expenditures for the fiscal year.

The Projects include:

Costner Street Road Repair which includes pavement and drainage repairs and is expected to start in early 2018

East Walnut Repair and Improvement which includes road repair and reconstruction, curb, gutter and sidewalk improvements. Also included are bicycle and pedestrian safety installations and enhancements

West Walnut Repair and Improvement which includes road repair and reconstruction, curb, gutter and sidewalk improvements. Also included are bicycle and pedestrian safety installations and enhancements.

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