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.