The Houston City Council heard Monday that an expansion of a city street should begin soon.
Members met late last month and awarded a $95,600 contract to Jared Smith of Solo for the southerly expansion of C.W. Harry Drive to Cleveland Road. City Administrator Larry Sutton said some water and electric lines are being moved to accommodate the project.
In other matters, members:
—Approved a $1,500 expenditure to allow the youth arm of Community Betterment and Arts Council of Houston to attend the state conference. Houston is among those competing for recognition. A judge’s panel visited earlier. The convention is Oct. 19-20 at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center.
—Held the first reading of an ordinance that would require a 10-foot gate for new construction of fences. That would allow for access by city trucks used to access utility lines.
—Continued to hold discussions about cellular towers that would be allowed anywhere except the central business district and residential areas.
—Discussed the parks and recreation department operation with members Toni McKinney and Gayla Bratton as it begins work on a 2015 budget.
—Heard an inspection of the recently completed Rutherford Park is expected next week by DNR.
—Learned that the city plans to install new LED bulbs in existing pole fixtures as part of an ongoing project in the city. The first ones were done on North U.S. 63.
—Endorsed a group’s plans to restore the city-owned Tweed House on Airport Road. The structure dates to the Civil War.