EARLY — Citizens of Early may vote for the Early Economic Development Corporation to officially move to a Municipal Development District on May 7 after council members approved the special election date Tuesday evening.


The election will take place at the Early Community Center (419 Garmon Dr.) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The site will also be the site of a general election regarding three council members. The terms of B.J. McCullough, Charles Matlock and Benny Alcorn are near expiration.


For the Early EDC, the focus for an MDD would generate economic development growth opportunities within its city limits. It also creates an avenue to fund quality of life projects such as civic centers and recreational spaces.


Since 1990, the Early EDC has been a Type A, which focuses more toward industrial and manufacturing primary jobs.


The council agreed last month to move on from its current Type A Corporation status and move toward the MDD over the Type B.


In other news:


Council members approved action to continue an interlocal agreement with local agencies to retain Bob Turner as a legislative consultant.


The contract entails a two-year, $44,000 agreement, according to Early city administrator Tony Aaron. The consulting agencies include the following: City of Early; City of Brownwood, Brownwood and Early EDCs; Brown County; Brown County Water Improvement District; Brownwood and Early Chamber of Commerce.