A bulldozer destroys a home on Hawthorne Avenue in Houston. The property is one of several targeted for cleanup by the City of Houston. Another residential property was demolished on Chestnut Street. Others are slated for improvements or destruction.

Houston’s city administrator released his latest report to the Houston City Council in advance on Monday’s meeting.

Here are the highlights:

—Pouring of concrete continues at the Houston Memorial Airport for a new taxiway and 10-hangar project on the northeast perimeter.

—A public hearing for demolition of a home on Westwood Drive is slated for Nov. 18 before the council meeting. Another home at Chestnut and King streets is slated for attention. A third one — on Florence Street — is under repairs by the owner.

The properties were listed as part of a city project to clean up several eyesores in the community. Two other homes — on Chestnut and Hawthorne — were destroyed earlier.

—Reported health insurance rates for its employees will increase 21 percent over current rates. The city will pay $503.51 with Coventry. Coverage will start Dec. 1 to obtain the price.

—Met with Steve Hutcheson, chair of the planning and zoning commission, to continue work on the community’s long-range plan.

—Replaced heating and cooling on the northwest corner of city hall with a high-efficiency unit.

—Reported that the city’s 2014 is nearly complete.

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