The City of Houston is working with its engineering firm to add hangars at the Houston Memorial Airport. 

The City of Houston plans to accelerate a plan to construct new hangars at the Houston Memorial Airport. The decision came Tuesday during a meeting of the Houston City Council.

The city will notify its engineering firm, Jviation in Jefferson City, that it hopes to seek bids quickly through a MoDOT program that passes federal funds to municipalities. It hopes work could be done by early spring.

City Administrator Larry Sutton said no spots are available at the most recently constructed hangars.

In other matters, members:

—Heard from the airport committee related to pricing of three expired hangar rentals.

—Received a report on crime — which was down in 2016 — by Police Chief Tim Ceplina. Data compiled by officer Brad Evans showed a perfect score in the federal Uniform Crime Report that tracks serious crimes.

–Heard Sutton report on the affect of mild weather and the use of more energy efficient appliances and bulbs on the city’s future electrical sales. Sutton said it is a trend experienced by all municipalities.

—Worked on a list of groups and businesses that have made significant strides in some way of improving the community. They will be recognized with a letter. 

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