Rob Robinson submits resignation as mayor of Henrietta

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Henrietta Mayor Rob Robinson has submitted a letter of resignation for approval of the city council Monday night. Robinson is two years into his first term as mayor.

Robinson said he and wife Mary are planning a move to Florida, where her son is stationed in the military, later this year. Mary Robinson’s son is to be deployed in September. Rob Robinson said the move will put them closer to their daughter-in-law and grandchildren during the deployment.

“I didn’t think I could be an effective leader knowing that we would be leaving,” said Robinson.

Robinson said they had made plans to move to Florida sometime ago. The planned deployment of Mary Robinson’s son became official Friday, March 30, and Robison submitted his letter of resignation. They expect the deployment to from one to three years.

“We will be hear for awhile,” said Robinson of the time it will take to put their house on the market. “But I didn’t feel that (staying mayor) would be the best thing for Henrietta.”

Robinson is in the second year of his first term as mayor. He also served one term as alderman.

In other business, the council will:

  • Discuss proposals for repair or replacement of the city’s early warning system. The tornado sirens are in significant need of repairs.
  • Consider a resolution electing not to require remittance of a PEG by holders of a state issued certificate of franchise.
  • Discuss the flag pole at city hall.
  • Consider a proposal from Pinnacle Network Solutions regarding the antenna on the Bridge Street water tower.
  • Receive and update on the Texas Water Development Board bond projects at the water plant.
  • Discuss reservoir water levels and consider changing the stage of drought contingency plan.

The council meets at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, in the council chambers at city hall.

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