Members of the Houston City Council met Monday at city hall. 

The Houston City Council heard Monday that work has begun on a road extension in Houston.

Jared Smith of Solo is the contractor for the project that will extend C.W. Harry Drive to Cleveland Road. The city hopes — weather permitting — to have the project completed before the arrival of winter.

The topic was among several discussed during the meeting at Houston City Hall.


—Heard from Sharon Sillyman, who is organizing the annual Taste of Christmas in Houston on Saturday, Nov. 29.  Area cooks enter recipes at businesses. Customers judge their favorites.

—Approved ordinances related to fences that will require a 10-foot gate for utility truck purposes and another that restricts cellular towers from central business or residential areas.

—Continue work on obtaining funding for a well and water tower at the Houston Industrial Park.

—Learned that Mayor Don Tottingham had visited with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department board as it plans its 2015 year. A budget also has been submitted.

—Received an update on sidewalk work on Oak Hill Drive. The project is moving north and is now at Plainview Drive.

—Heard that City Administrator Larry Sutton and Economic Development Director Ron Reed was to attend a public meeting Tuesday in Springfield as the Missouri Housing Development Commission considers a proposal to build elderly housing near North Industrial Drive and Holder Drive.

Heritage Estates is a 40-unit project of Cydecton Investments LLC of Poplar Bluff.

A decision will likely come later this year.

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