The City of Houston is finalizing a new trash-hauling contract that will provide homeowners a free 96-gallon roll cart for placement at curbside.
The three-year document with Waste Corporation is expected to be executed soon. It calls for no increase in pricing and also includes provisions related to fuel rates should they go up or decline. That directly affects the company’s charges to the city.
The discussion came Monday night during a meeting of the Houston City Council.
—Approved a $13,500 contract with Archer Engineering for development of preliminary engineering plans to extend C.W. Harry Drive to Cleveland Road. The money was included in the city’s 2014 budget.
—Authorized a $200 payment to help support annual Celebration for Life activities, which include post-prom and post-graduation parties at Houston High School.
—Will place the renewal of a quarter-cent sales tax for streets and sidewalks on the August ballot. The tax expires in July 2015.
—Tabled a decision on sick-day time as part of a review of the employee manual. Discussions will continue.
—Heard that the city will pursue funding from a Community Development Block Grant to do renovations to a home used for adult education classes in Emmett Kelly Park. Development Director Elaine Campbell will begin the application process.