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Franks elected Sachse mayor pro tem

by | Jun 11, 2015 | Latest

By Patty Montagno

Staff Writer

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The Sachse City Council has a new second in command.

Sachse City Councilman Brett Franks was elected to serve as mayor pro tem for the 2015 -’16 term by his city council colleagues at the June 1 regular meeting.

Franks was elected after being sworn in by Mayor Mike Felix to fill his Place 1 seat. Councilmen Charlie Ross also took the office again for his Place 2 seat. Both candidates were unopposed for the past local election.

City Secretary Terry Smith advised at the March 16 council meeting that since both candidates were unopposed, an ordinance cancelling the May 9 election as well as declaring both candidates elected. The candidates could not officially take office until after the regular canvass period, which  was June 1.

Franks was first elected to serve in Place One seat in 2012. He is an Orthopedic PA with Sports Medicine Clinic of North Texas .

“The city of Sachse is blessed to have a great staff that does an excellent job of not only running the day-to-day operations but also planning for the future needs of the city and it’s residents,” he said. “This is our greatest strength and will allow our residents to continue to enjoy our great amenities while keeping costs as low as possible.”

According to the city charter: “The mayor pro tem shall be a city council member elected by the city council at the first regular meeting after each regular election of the city council members and/or mayor. The mayor pro tem shall temporarily act as mayor during the disability or absence of the mayor and in this capacity shall have the rights conferred upon the mayor.”

Franks currently serves as the council liaison to the Parks and Recreation Commission. Prior to being elected to council, served on the Parks and Recreation Commission board. He is a former member of the Sachse Baseball Association and former member of the Campus Improvement Team at Hudson Middle School. As an Army veteran, He is chairman of the annual Memorial Day Celebration. He and his family have lived in Sachse since 2000.

Ross is a software architect and project leader for Erisscon, Inc.

He was first elected to Place 2 in a special election in 2013. Prior to his election, he served as an alternate on the Zoning Board of Adjustments and a full member and Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Sachse is a very special community,” he said. “We have been in a residential growth pattern for many years ; but that should  level off soon. What I feel should happen   in place of that is growth in our commercial areas. We’ve got some momentum going in that area.”

Ross received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from Baylor University. He and his wife attend North Pointe Church of Christ and have lived in Sachse since 2008.

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