Members of the Houston City Council heard Monday that MoDOT will not pave South Sam Houston Blvd. through the city next year.
The news came during a regular meeting. Earlier, the city had been told paving was planned on the stretch from Highway B to Indian Creek bridge. City Administrator Larry Sutton said MoDOT had done some patching on the south stretch of the roadway and had decided not to do the work, he was told.
In other matters, members:
—Heard no material findings in its annual routine audit performed by the Springfield firm of Davis, Lynn & Moots.
—Approved an amendment with its engineering firm, Hood-Rich of Springfield, for sewer improvements planned using federal stimulus funds.
—Held a hearing as part of a process to obtain a Community Development Block Grant for Texas County Memorial Hospital’s project to construct a storm shelter on campus.
—Learned the annual asphalt overlay project is complete in the city following work Monday.
Attending the meeting was Chris Purvis, a Houston man seeking the Republican nomination for state representative.