City Council Honors Longtime Civic Leader Stan Stanley

Mayor Fabol Hughes and Patsy Stanley. Covering Katy photo by George Slaughter.

CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy)—The Katy City Council Monday night honored longtime businessman and community leader Stan Stanley with a proclamation declaring November 3 to be “Stan Stanley Day” in Katy.

Stanley, a long time business and civic leader, died March 29. He was 74. He owned Stanley Signature Products Inc., an exterior, electronics and graphics signage business in Katy. Among other civic activities, he was active with the Katy Independent School District, the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Katy Area Economic Development Council. Stan Stanley Elementary School, 26633 Cinco Terrace Drive, was named in his honor.

Stanley, who was an Eagle Scout, was a longtime supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and held numerous leadership positions with that organization. In honor of Stanley, Boy Scout Troop 1103 attended Monday’s meeting, and performed the presentation of the colors.

Patsy Stanley, Stan Stanley’s widow, accepted the proclamation from Mayor Fabol R. Hughes.

“He would be so honored,” Stanley said. “He would have appreciated this so much.”

In a brief interview following the meeting, Hughes described Stanley as “always asking what he could do for you.” Hughes recalled a time when the city wanted to repaint its fire hydrants. He spoke with Stanley about it. Stanley recruited local Boy Scouts to help, and Hughes said about a fourth of the fire hydrants had been repainted thanks to Stanley’s leadership.

Perhaps coincidentally, November 3 would have been Stanley’s 75th birthday. Considering the date (11/3), Hughes said it was appropriate that Troop 1103 was at the meeting.

Hughes issued two other proclamations Monday. One recognized November 2016 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The other recognized Municipal Court Week from November 7-11. The Katy Municipal Court will hold an open house from 10-11:30 a.m. on November 8.

Hughes also presented a Katy Proud Business Award to Redeemed Trucking Inc., 1107 Katyland Dr., by the Keep Katy Beautiful Board.

In other action, the council:

  • Canceled the council meeting scheduled for November 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday, and the meeting scheduled for December 26 for the Christmas holiday.
  • Awarded a $630,078 bid to Layne Christensen, for a total project cost of $763,093, for construction of a water well. The total project cost includes the bid amount, contingencies, engineering, inspection, and report fees.
  • Approved a request from the High Sierra Management Association for the city to pay monthly operating cost for five streetlights in Heritage Park West.
  • Approved the final plat of the West Ten Business Park Northeast Detention Basin in Fort Bend County.
  • Adopted a resolution authorizing the mayor to sign an interlocal agreement between the city and Harris County for administration and implementation of a regional watershed protection education program.
  • Adopted a resolution authorizing the mayor to sign an engagement letter with Allen Boone Humphreys Robinson, LLP., for bond counsel services.
  • Awarded the sale of permanent improvement refunding bonds for $4,190,000 to Zions Bank. This proposal was the low bid and, according to a report prepared for the city by RBC Capital Markets, estimates the city will save $237,189 through the refunding bonds.
  • Passed an ordinance amending the current ordinance that clarifies speed limits along FM 1463. The changes were made upon recommendation of the Texas Department of Transportation.

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