Members of the Houston City Council met Monday for a lengthy meeting that adjourned at about 10 p.m.

Members of the Houston City Council authorized a transfer of funds Monday that will allow more street improvements in the coming year.

The council OK’d using a $50,000 surplus in the general revenue account for street asphalt overlay work. The appropriation will keep street work at traditional levels, about $150,000.

With planned development on an Oak Hill Drive sidewalk project, the total expenditure in 2014 for streets and sidewalks will be about $230,000, City Administrator Larry Sutton said.

The sidewalk project will further extend the Village Trail, a walking venue that has continued to grow over the years.

The latest stretch will be on Oak Hill Drive running from Forrest Street to the Houston Visitors Center. The city’s cost of the $400,000 project is about $80,000. Grant funding pays the balance.

In other matters, members:

—Authorized seeking a bigger wood furnace for heating purposes at the city’s electrical department quarters. A recent purchase didn’t adequately generate enough energy.

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