The Gonzales City Council met for a special called meeting regarding two closed session items on Monday, Sept. 26.
The council went into closed sessions several times and finally took a vote on the real estate contract for Project 2022-8 for the sale of the Lynn Theater.
The council voted unanimously to reject the real estate contract.
Mayor Steve Sucher stated on the October agenda to discuss the idea of a citizen-led committee to advise council and to seek proposals for the future development of the Lynn. It will be done in conjunction with the Gonzales Economic Development Corporation (GEDC).
“I'm going to say that the Lynn Theater has been in decline for 10 years. And if we're going to say the Lynn as a community entertainment venue, then this town really needs to show its colors,” Sucher said. “Something was mentioned earlier today about doing better. We're going to need to do a lot better if we're going to save the Lynn.”
The council went into a second closed session regarding the city manager position. The council voted to engage the search firm Public Safety Solutions LLC to conduct a search to permanently fill the vacant city manager position and voted to appoint Gonzales Police Chief Tim Crow as interim city manager effective Saturday, Oct. 8.
Gonzales City Manager Tim Patek submitted his resignation earlier this month and has been named the new Wimberley city administrator.