Members of the Houston City Council met Monday night at city hall.

The City of Houston will seek DNR funding for development of a park on the town’s west side. 

The decision came Monday during a lengthy Houston City Council meeting.

The proposed site is on Westwood Drive on a tract the city owns north of the Duff property. With the planned construction of a 10-unit hangar on the north side of the airport, the city will relocate soccer fields to an area near the proposed park. Bids for clearing of property on the north side of the airport and beacon improvements at the airport are set to be opened Oct. 27.

The hangar work is in the next phase, said City Administrator Larry Sutton.

In other matters, members:

-Heard that Houston’s annual Christmas parade will be the evening of Dec. 3. Shannon Motzkus met with the council to discuss downtown street closures and arrangements for the event.

-Received an economic development presentation on recruitment efforts and a report on the area’s largest employers from Ron Reed, economic development director.

-Referred $12,657 in quarterly utility debt to a collection agency.

-Will seek a grant to continue the city’s transit system. The city also will request a new bus for the operation.

-Authorized seeking funding under a program that assists homeowners in making improvements to their residences. The city has previously participated.

-Heard city office employees have received training on recently installed new software.

-Will engage Archer Engineering on a study of extending C.W. Harry Drive to Cleveland Road. Actual construction would occur sometime in the next few years.

-Adjourned into a closed session related to property easement issues.

 

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