The City of Houston's annual paving projects have been announced.

The Houston City Council approved a plan Monday  for its annual asphalt overlay program.

About $170,000 in work will be done by Willard Asphalt Paving Inc., a Lebanon firm.

Joe Kirkman, public works supervisor, made a presentation during a short meeting of the council. Funds for the work come from a quarter-cent sales tax earmarked for the city’s program. Due to transportation costs, bids were higher than expected. Two projects on the list were deleted to bring the work within budget.

The work includes:

•Ashley Lane

•Mesa Drive

•Thomasville Road from Highway 17 to U.S. 63

•Airport Road from Chestnut Street to Spruce Street.

In other matters, members:

•Heard that 21 letters had gone out to property owners, where grass was tall and needed mowing.

•Approved mayoral appointments for several boards comprised on local citizens, including planning and zoning and board of adjustment.

•Adjourned into a closed session. Members offered to sell five acres it acquired earlier from the Houston Development Co. to the City of Houston’s Industrial Development Authority for $45,000. The council approved to increase Heather Sponsler’s stipend as interim administrator and city clerk.

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