The Houston City Council met Monday at city hall.

The Houston City Council approved a 2017 budget on Monday that calls for several capital expenditures.

The project is a collaborative effort between department heads, a city council committee and administration that extends over several months.

As in past year, sales tax revenue and grant efforts pay the lion’s share of expenditures expected in 2017.

Projects and larger expenditures planned include:

•New city bus — The city’s share through the Missouri Department of Transportation will be about 10-15 percent.

•Used patrol car.

•New hangars at the Houston Memorial Airport — with a FAA program administered by the Missouri Department of Transportation that pays 90 percent of the cost.

•About $150,000 in asphalt work.

•A new sidewalk from West Highway 17 south to Houston Walmart Supercenter. (on the west side) The cost to the city is about 20 percent of the outlay.

•New trucks for the water and electric departments. Bed purchases also are planned.

•Installation of additional LED street lights and purchase meter reading equipment.

•Materials needs for infrastructure work.

In other matters, members:

—Held the final reading of an ordinance that raises electrical rates 10 percent for larger commercial customers who have a demand meter. About 35 customers are included. The city says the rates are still competitive with communities in the region after the January hike. Customer Richard Wood spoke at the meeting related to the increase.

—Appointed Angie Long as clerk for the Houston Municipal Court upon the February retirement of Carol Pittman.

—Heard that recent testing at city-owned property at U.S. 63 and Highway F confirms no further remediation is required.

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