Boerne city council gets a new look

May 17, 2019 | Robert Moseley, Contributing Writer

Boerne’s city council got a thorough make-over during a special meeting Tuesday when City Secretary Lori Carroll administered the oath of office to Mayor Tim Handren and three new councilmen, Quinten Scott, Brian Fowler and Joseph Macaluso, and incumbent Nina Woolard.

Former Mayor Mike Schultz presided during the official canvassing and certification of the election results, then stepped down from the dais, after Handren was sworn in, – and after eight years as the mayor.

When Handren called him back up for the ceremonial send-off, Schultz received a standing ovation from the audience filling and overflowing from council chambers.

City Manager Ron Bowman presented Schultz with a humidor as Handren thanked him for leaving his “indelible imprint on the city of Boerne.” His service will also be commemorated with a bench in front of the new city hall and a tree to be planted nearby by the Chamber of Commerce.

Handren noted a photo on the screen of an animated Schultz and said he had selected that photo because of the “twinkle in his eye” and its depiction of “the energy he put into this city.” Schultz expressed his gratitude to council, staff and his family members, then presented Handren a lapel pin inscribed “City of Boerne Mayor.”

Once new council-members took their positions at the semi-circular desk, they re-elected Woolard as mayor pro tem, heard a presentation from Assistant City Manager Linda Zartler about the degree to which the U.S. Census Bureau expects coordination with Boerne when the count begins next year; scheduled a city council retreat, then adjourned into executive session for discussions of two “economic development” negotiations, one regarding the Water Control & Improvement District No. 3, the other an entity whose name was withheld.

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