The Houston City Council on Tuesday formed a committee to examine structures in the city that need demolition. The step is one of several as the city examines the issue and potentially seeks grant funds to clean up unsightly property.
The committee and council are expected to prioritize needs in the city, said City Administrator Larry Sutton. City Attorney Brad Eidson also is expected to review the city’s nuisance ordinance related to such structures.
In other matters, members:
— Approved purchasing a three-quarter ton truck from Romines Motor Co. Inc. in Houston after the firm matched the state’s bid contract price.
— Met in a closed session to discuss an offer for a required easement as part of the city’s creation of the Northeast Industrial Park east of the fairgrounds on North U.S. 63. The Community Development Block Grant program has given its approval to proceed with work there, including the installation of utilities.
— Heard that the spring clean up dates are April 23-26.
— Learned new banners are being installed on poles on South Sam Houston Blvd.
— Heard that new poles for U.S. 63 have arrived. New lighting will be installed as the electric department has time.