The Houston Municipal Swimming Pool will open May 21, the Houston City Council heard Monday during a meeting.
Traditionally the venue opens on Memorial Day weekend, but school adjourned early this year due to the lack of inclement weather. It will be closed Sundays and Wednesdays.
Here are prices: General admission, $3; family pass, $125 (two adults and two children or one adult and three children); individual pass, $50; two-person pass, $75; three-person pass, $100; each additional member, $25; two-hour private party, $120 for two hours.
In other matters, members:
—Will seek a housing demolition grant for three properties in the community. As much as $125,000 can be sought. Three properties have been identified for work.
—Heard no comment on an annexation request by Dane Long during a public hearing. The property is situated off Westwood Drive.
—Approved plans to host Texas County Relay for Life in Emmett Kelly Park on June 8.
—Approved a request from Texas County Memorial Hospital to sponsor a Community Development Block Grant as part of its expansion efforts to create a storm shelter. A public notice appears in this week’s newspaper. City Administrator Larry Sutton said the effort would not affect the city’s ability to seek its own grants from the program.
—Passed a law that will require prescriptions for pharmacies to sell products used in the manufacture of meth. The move was set in motion after a lack of activity from the state legislature. Authorities said a good chunk of crime in the area is related to meth.
—Held the first reading of a planning and zoning commission document that was been reviewed by various city officials during the last four years. Much of the effort, said Sutton, is related to housecleaning to make various ordinances — adopted over the years — consistent.
—Discussed development of a comprehensive plan for Houston. The last once was completed more than two decades ago. Funds would need to be included in next year’s budget, Sutton said. The document will highlight goals for Houston, and it would be developed from public input, he said.
—Heard an update on city employees’ efforts to collect delinquent utility pavements. Some progress was reported.
—Donated $100 to Houston Citizens for Education, which organizes an awards program at the Houston School District.
—Received a report from the project manager of a major expansion project at Texas County Memorial Hospital. He complimented city crews for their assistance.